Career Wise Post 9-11 GI Bill updated (beta) edition 2010
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POST 9-11 GI BILL
July 2010 Career Wise Vol. 41: SPECIAL UPDATED EDITION
Stipulation: This unauthorized guide is a simplification of Post-911 GI Bill for Active duty AIRWING Barbwire Team – NCC(AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11, Command Career Counselor
WHO Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001, may Active Duty Completed
be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. To be eligible, a
service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on At least 36 months 100%
active duty. However, individuals honorably discharged for a service-connected
disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also At least 30 continuous days on active duty
establish eligibility. See chart and must be discharged due to service- 100%
The maximum basic benefit provides the following: 30 months to 36 months 90%
• Cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state
24 months to 30 months 80%
undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher learning in the state you
are attending school; 18 months to 24 months 70%
• Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing
payable to an E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the school; and 12 months to 18 months 60%
• Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year. 6 months to 12 months 50%
The maximum basic benefit is earned after serving an aggregate of 36 months 90 days to 6 months 40%
of active duty service or after 30 days of continuous service for those
individuals who were discharged for a service-connected disability. Individuals Calculator / How Much? / 1, 2, 7, 16 W
serving between 90 days and 36 months of aggregate active duty service will Maximize GI Bill 13 N
be eligible for a percentage of the maximum benefit.
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The percentage level ranges from 40% of the basic benefit for those whose Nav y Info & NAVADMIN 1, 17-22 M
service is between 90 days and 6 months to 90% for those who served
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between 30 and 36 months. For example, an individual with 5 months of
qualifying service could receive 40% of the tuition benefit, 40% of the monthly School Application 15
housing allowance, and a maximum of $400 books and supplies stipend. The State by State Rate 12
following chart represents the maximum percentage payable based on the What, When, Why & How 1-3
length of an individual‟s aggregate active duty service:
1. Benefits may be used for an approved program offered by an Institute of
HOW: To simplify the process, go Higher Learning (IHL) (graduate, undergraduate and some votech training).
directly to the following link for further 2. IHL is defined as: a college, university, or similar intuition which offers
steps on how. See next page to postsecondary level academic instruction that leads to an associate or higher
degree (per Title 38 section 3452).
•Transferability Process 3. SVMs who are not eligible for full benefits will receive their benefits pro-
•Transferability Application &Policy
•Transferability Fact Sheet (.DOC) 4. The “Yellow Ribbon” program can be used to off set costs of out of state
tuition, or an expensive private institution.
•VA GI Bill Website
•VA GI Bill Pamphlet 5. SELRES benefits for qualified Service members includes both the monthly
and book stipend.
HOW MUCH: For those individuals entitled to the maximum tuition and fee benefit and whose tuition and fees
exceed the highest in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution (i.e. graduate training or training at a private
institution), the amount payable is equal to the highest in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution, unless
benefits under the Yellow Ribbon provision apply. (See “The Yellow Ribbon Program” section below for more information.)
Individuals will generally receive 36 months of full-time education benefits. This should allow an individual to receive
benefits for a four-year undergraduate degree based on a nine-month academic year, however, individuals may
continue to receive benefits for approved training at an institution of higher learning (degree granting institution),
including graduate training, provided they have remaining entitlement. If eligible for more than one VA education
program, individuals are limited to a maximum of 48 months of benefits. Those individuals transferring to the Post-9/11 GI
Bill from the Montgomery GI Bill (chapter 30) will be limited to the amount of their remaining chapter 30 entitlement.
Individuals will remain eligible for benefits for 15 years from the date of their last discharge or release from active duty of
at least 90 continuous days.
The monthly housing allowance is equal to the military housing benefit rates of an E-5 with dependents. The housing
allowance is based on the location of the school and will be sent directly to the veteran for each month of enrollment in
school training at more than half time. Individuals on active duty, anyone training at half time or less, and those solely
pursuing distance learning are not eligible for the monthly housing allowance. The maximum yearly books and supplies
stipend is $1,000 and will be paid proportionally for each quarter, semester, or term attended in a school.
MAXIMIZE YOUR GI BILL: The Yellow Ribbon Program provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows institutions to enter into an
agreement with VA to fund tuition costs above the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. VA will match each
additional dollar that an institution of higher learning (IHL) contributes toward an eligible student‟s tuition costs, up to 50
percent of theWise
Career difference between the tuition and fees covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the total cost of tuition2and
fees. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.
Get Inform from the Navy for Requirements
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Get Inform from the VA for Specifics
Sailors may have differing amount of education entitlement based on their active duty
service/SELRES. The DVA is the final authority on how many months of eligibility each
Service Member / Veteran is qualified for.
Once service members or their dependent use their GI Bill the amount used may be
verified at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.
This will give the remaining entitlement amount.
Tip: CLICK all the BLUE Lined Text or Links on this Newsletter to get to the site for better and more information
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Verify your Benefits
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Register to Start Your Benefits
Members of the Armed Services
are automatically eligible to
receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Title
38, U.S.C., Chapter 33). However,
members who fall under more
than one education program will
have to choose which education
program they want to use.
Individuals eligible for more than
one education benefit program
(MGIB, MGIB-SR, REAP) who wish
to utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill may
submit their election on VA Form
22-1990 located on the DVA
through VONAPP. Once a
member makes this election it is
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This is the only
need to link all
the process for
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Post 9-11 GI Bill
Transferring Your Benefits
Decide whether how much you want to transfer your GI Bill to your dependents. Ensure that your record is updated prior to making your transferability request
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Post 9-11 May not be a better benefit for you, here is why?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill may not be used at vocational and technical schools, vocational flight schools, correspondence schools, or for training on-
the-job. It may be used only at an institution of higher learning(IHL) (a school that offers college degrees) and includes graduate and
undergraduate degrees, and vocational/technical training offered at that IHL. Additionally, tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification
test reimbursement are approved under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill.
Type of Training Montgomery GI Bill –
Post-9/11 GI Active Duty •* Individuals electing the Post-9/11 GI Bill by
Bill (MGIB) relinquishing eligibility under the MGIB, MGIB-SR, or REAP
IHL in residence
Yes Yes can be paid benefits for these types of training.
Entitlement is charged under Post-9/11, paid at the
IHL online only & Yes Yes
relinquished benefit rate. Election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Training is irrevocable, so do your homework prior to making
5 your decision to do so.
NCD See note 5 Yes
•1 Degree programs and certificate programs offered
OJT & Apprenticeship No Yes by an IHL are approved training under the Post-9/11 GI
Bill. An IHL is defined as an Institution of Higher Learning -
Flight Training No Yes or a degree granting institution. Certificate and diploma
programs offered by institutions that do not grant
degrees are not covered.
Licensing & Certification Yes Yes •2 If you are enrolled entirely in an online or distance
National Testing No
Yes learning program your payment is limited to the tuition
Programs & fees not to exceed the tuition & fees at the most
Yes expensive in-state Institution of Higher Learning (IHL).
Training You will not receive the housing allowance.
Accelerated Payment No Yes •3 If your training is offered at an IHL you may be
3 eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
Co-op Training No Yes
•4 Limited to one test.
Work-Study Program Yes Yes •5 Non College Degree (NCD) program. An NCD
Tutorial Assistance Yes Yes
program offered at an IHL is approved. If offered at
other than an IHL it is not approved.
Tuition Assistance Top Yes Yes
For an explanation of the various types of training click here.
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Montgomery GI Bill Entitlements
•Dates and service status for each period of military service is used to determine your percentage of entitlement. The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit level is based on
your aggregate qualifying active duty service, which is total service, including broken service. years.
The following rates apply to those completing an The following rates apply to those completing an
enlistment of less than three enlistment of three years or more.
Training Time Monthly rate Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $1,111.00 Full time $1,368.00
3/4 time $833.25 3/4 time $1,026.00
1/2 time $555.50 1/2 time $684.00
less than 1/2 time more than 1/4 time $555.50 ** less than 1/2 time more than 1/4 time $684.00**
1/4 time or less $277.25 ** 1/4 time or less $342.00 **
Have Already Used
some of your GI Bill?
If you have used benefits under one or
more VA education programs, you may
be entitled to additional benefits under
another program. For example, an
individual who has remaining
entitlement under the Montgomery GI
Bill can exhaust that entitlement and
may still receive up to an additional 12
months under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. See
Page 4 to find out how much you got
left. Mbrs may use the Post-9/11 GI Bill
even if they do not exhaust their MGIB.
However, if a member has not
exhausted their MGIB and they elect to
transfer to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, they will
only be eligible up to the amount of
MGIB they had remaining. (Not to
exceed 48 months of educ. benefits
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Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
Post-9/11 GI Bill (MGIB)
Tuition and fees paid directly to school -- actual cost may vary by state and veteran’s period of service Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1321.00 for
individuals who served 3+ years of service.
Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1073.00 for
individuals who served less than 3 years of service.
Monthly housing allowance equal to the BAH payable for an E-5 with dependents (located in the zip None, however benefit can be used for room and board at the veteran's
code of the educational institution where the individual is enrolled). discretion.
For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main campus in the U.S.) the BAH rate is
fixed at $1,333.00 for 2009. AD members & their spouses are not eligible to receive the
monthly housing stipend.
Individuals who are pursuing training while on active duty, solely via distance learning, or are attending
half-time or less are NOT eligible to receive the monthly housing allowance.
Book Up to a $1,000 per year for books and supplies. Individuals eligible at the 100% benefit level may receive $41.67 for None, however the benefit can be used for books and supplies at the
each credit hour certified up to 24 credit hours each academic year. The books and supplies stipend will be veteran's discretion.
Stipend paid in a lump sum amount for each term, quarter, or semester certified.
Members who served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate days after 9/10/01. Members who first entered active duty on or after 7/1/85 and who
Active duty exclusions include: had at least a two-year enlistment.
This includes Boot Camp and A School until the member complete 24 months of service. After 24 Generally, individuals commissioned as a result of completion of
months they are considered qualifying active duty service. an ROTC program who received more than $3,400 while
• Service Academy graduate commitment under an ROTC scholarship each school year and Service
• ROTC scholarship graduate commitment Academy graduates are not eligible for chapter 30.
• Active duty served as a requirement for student loan repayment under chapter 109, 10 USC
* Members who serve at least 30 continuous days on active duty and were released due to a service-
connected disability are also eligible.
Administration •Tuition payment will be made directly to the school after proof of enrollment •Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment
of Payment •Housing stipend paid monthly to veteran
•Books and supplies stipend paid to veteran proportionately in first month of each academic term
“Kicker" or •Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for critical skills – up to $350 per month for •Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for critical skills
retention The $600 buy-up under the Montgomery GI Bill does not transfer over to the Post-9/11 GI – up to $350 per month for retention
College Fund Bill nor is VA authorized to refund the $600 buy-up.
•Allows individuals with “kicker” earned under Chapter 30 and 1606 to continue to receive
appropriate increase under Chapter 33
•Members with at least 6 years of service who reenlist for at least 4 more years, can transfer up to
Transfer- 36 months of benefits to their dependents.
ability •Sponsor may transfer entitlement only while serving as a member of the Armed Forces.
•Sponsor may modify or revoke entitlement at any time.
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has completed 10 years of service
Entitlements May Vary Based on State of your School
Locations to find information on all regional offices and to find out WHAT & HOW MUCH you are entitled to.
PO Box 8888 Eastern Area Office
Muskogee, OK 74402- PO Box 303
8888 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
P. O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031
Western Area Central Area Southern Area Eastern Area
AK – Anchorage AR – Little Rock AL – Montgomery CT – Hartford
AZ – Phoenix IA – Des Moines DC – Washington DE – Wilmington
CA – Los Angeles IL – Chicago FL – St. Petersburg IN – Indianapolis
CA – Oakland KS – Wichita GA – Atlanta MA – Boston
CA – San Diego LA – New Orleans KY – Louisville MD – Baltimore
CO – Denver MN – St. Paul MS – Jackson ME – Togus
HI – Honolulu MO – St. Louis NC – Winston-Salem MI – Detroit
ID – Boise ND – Fargo PR – San Juan NH – Manchester
MT – Fort Harrison NE – Lincoln SC – Columbia NJ – Newark
NM – Albuquerque OK – Muskogee TN – Nashville NY – Buffalo
NV – Reno SD – Sioux Falls VA – Roanoke NY – New York
OR – Portland TX – Houston WV – Huntington OH – Cleveland
PI – Manila TX – Waco PA – Philadelphia
UT – Salt Lake City WI – Milwaukee PA – Pittsburgh
WA – Seattle RI – Providence
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What You Can Do NOW as Active Duty to Maximize or save on GI Bill Benefits
Be Competitive, Get More Credits, Get Certified:
Are your getting credit for your Navy Education and Training? Navy COOL Just CLEP It!
(Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) is the Navy‟s professional Each CLEP Test is equivalent to certain college units.
credentialing program that ties civilian certifications and licenses to your Why not use this benefit now and save hundreds or
Sailor‟s ratings and skills. In addition to improving retention, Navy COOL even thousands of $$$ on GI Bill and most importantly
provides credit for professional expertise and skills that they have save time and expedite completing your degree.
obtained, such as Command Fitness Leader, Instructor Duty, and Drug
and Alcohol Program Advisor. Most certifications earns college credits Testing is FREE for active duty Sailors. Spouses, family
andl save on your GI Bills. Many of these certifications cost $800 or more, members and other civilians are allowed to take
but are free to Sailors using COOL. For more information, visit CLEP/DSST exams but must pay for each exam.
https://www.cool.navy.mil/ The CLEP/DSST exam program is computer-based.
Students take exams in the Navy College Office
Going to School to Become a Teacher, Save your GI Bill: (NCO) (Most students finish their exams in less than 2
hours) You'll receive your test results as soon the exam
TROOPS TO TEACHER: www.proudtoserveagain.com is completed. It's that simple! Active duty Sailors
should call your local NCO to sign up TODAY.
Continue to serve by changing lives as a teacher! You will be needed! 47% of CA teachers are over the minimum retirement age
The number of new teachers being trained has dropped 30% soon a mass exodus of teachers to retirement will occur with few new
teachers to replace them. Be ready to take advantage of the projected teaching opportunities. Learn how to PREPARE NOW!
OPEN TO all former Active Duty or Veteran interested in becoming a teacher. Troops to Teachers is a federal program to help fill
future teacher shortages NATIONWIDE by assisting veterans who desire teaching as their next career. UP TO $10,000 AVAILABLE IN
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH TROOPS TO TEACHERS! Presented by Troops to Teachers Programs: www.caltroops.org
USE NCPACE while on Sea Duty: Navy
Use your Tuition Assistance (TA). TA is the Navy's College Program for Afloat College
educational financial assistance program. It provides Education (NCPACE) - NCPACE gives Sailors
active duty personnel funding for tuition costs for the opportunity to experience challenging
courses taken in an off-duty status at a college, education and continue their personal and
university or vocational/technical institution, whose professional growth while on sea duty
regional or national accreditation is recognized by the assignments. Visit:
Department of Education. Visit https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ncp/pace
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How to Apply to School Now
• You can use the Veterans Online Applications website to fill out and submit your application online. (Note: this is for
when AD Sailors (only) who are ready to apply to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill).
• The IHL will receive payment directly from the VA.
• You may be asked to provide additional forms when applying. If you have access to a scanner, you can scan these
forms and submit them online. If you have trouble with the application process, you can call a VA Education Case
Manager (1-888-GIBill1) to ask for help.
• Once you have finished and sent in your application, three things will happen:
– The Regional Processing Office will process the application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility. Once you receive this, you should
take it to the school‟s VA Certifying Official (campus veterans office), and then enroll in classes.
– Your school will send its request to VA for tuition and fees, which will be paid directly to the school.
– Other benefits that you receive, like a monthly housing allowance, books & supplies stipend or rural benefit payment, will be paid
directly to you through direct deposit to your bank account.
– The amount of time it takes to process your application will depend on whether the VA needs more information to figure out what
benefits you qualify for.
• Many schools have VA Counselors/Representatives who can assist in preparing and submitting your benefit
application who will help you prepare and submit your application for education benefits (which is also sometimes
called Form 22-1990 Form 22-1990). To make the process easier, you should bring along these documents:
► Your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD form 214) for all periods of active duty service if
► DD Form 2384, also known as the Notice of Basic Eligibility, if applying for the Montgomery GI Bill for Selected
Reserves (chapter 1606)
► Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves
► Supporting documents (e.g., vouchers, statements) for buy-up or buy-in contributions, which may allow you to make
a small initial payment so that you can receive a higher monthly payment.
► College fund “kicker” contracts for additional monthly payments that you may receive from the Department of
Defense through your branch of the Service.
Career Wise Tip: Contact your school VA representative and have them process your
entire Post 9-11 GI Bill application. They want your money for the tuition more than
Career Wise you do. This would save you some of the steps and time.
More Questions & Must Read References
What is the maximum in-state tuition for the state where you are planning to go to school?
The maximum in-state tuition for a public school in the state where you plan to go to college and your benefit level sets
the maximum payment that the VA can give you through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In order to figure out how much you could
be paid, you will need to know the maximum in-state tuition and fees for each state where you might attend school and
the benefit level you are eligible for.
NOTE: Does not apply to active duty personnel. The Department of Defense pays the full cost of tuition and fees for
service members in approved education programs.
Do your tuition and fees exceed the maximum benefit VA will pay?
There are a few cases in which your school might charge you more than the maximum benefit you can get using the
Post-9/11 GI Bill. The most common cases would be if you go to a public school as an out-of-state student, attend
graduate school, or a private or professional school. If your tuition will be higher than the tuition payment you get from
the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you should find out if your school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If your school is part of
this program, you may be able to reduce the amount that you have to pay. To find out more, check the list of Yellow
Ribbon participants , or ask your school VA Counselor/Rep.
If your school is part of the program, find out how much of the difference your school will cover. Each Yellow Ribbon
Program school sets limits on the additional amount they will pay, and VA will match this amount. So, if your school is part
of the program, and sets a $500 limit on what they will pay, then you will get your Post-9/11 payment based on the state
maximum tuition, $500 from your school, and an additional $500 from VA.
Determine if you are eligible for other funding – scholarships, loans, grants – that will cover the additional cost of
attending a program where costs exceed the state maximum.
Please Click & Read the following References used in gathering GI Bill Information:
•Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA): GI Bill Emergency Checks
•Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website.
•NAVADMIN 187/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS
•NAVADMIN 203/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND
INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS
•GI Bill Education Benefits Programs Instruction: BUPERSINST 1780.1A
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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN//
SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS
REF/A/DOC//HR2642/30JUN08//AMPN/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST
POST 9-11 GI BILL
9-11 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008.//
RMKS/1. THE POST 9-11 GI BILL BECOMES EFFECTIVE 1 AUGUST 2009. THIS
EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFERS SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES A TAX
FREE OPTION TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS YOU PLAN
YOUR NAVY CAREER AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY'S EDUCATION NEEDS.
2. THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FINAL
DETERMINATION OF SERVICE MEMBER ELIGIBILITY. NAVY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
VERIFYING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSFERABILITY. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. SAILORS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL IF THEY HAVE ACCRUED
SPECIFIC ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE, ON OR AFTER, 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 OF:
(1) AT LEAST 30 CONTINUOUS DAYS IF DISCHARGED DUE TO A SERVICE
-CONNECTED DISABILITY OR;
(2) BETWEEN 90 DAYS AND 36 MONTHS OR MORE OF TOTAL QUALIFYING
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE.
B. QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE IS DEFINED AS:
(1) FOR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS, ACTIVE DUTY SERVED IN THE REGULAR
COMPONENT OF THE NAVY.
(2) FOR SELECTED RESERVE MEMBERS (SELRES), ORDERED TO ACTIVE
DUTY SERVICE UNDER TITLE 10, SECTIONS 688, 12301(A), 12301(D), 12301(G),
12302 AND 12304 (ORDERS IN SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, I.E.,
C. SAILORS MUST HAVE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE TO BE
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ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFIT.
3. EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE:
A. INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (BOOTCAMP AND "A" SCHOOL PIPELINE
TRAINING) DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE TOTAL SERVICE FOR SELRES OR
VETERANS WHO HAVE LESS THAN 24 MONTHS OF ACTIVE DUTY TIME. HOWEVER,
THIS TIME WILL BE ADDED AFTER THE MEMBER HAS SERVED 24 MONTHS OF
QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY.
B. THE MINIMUM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR NAVAL ACADEMY
GRADUATES AND NAVY RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS DOES NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME.
C. SERVICE COMMITMENTS FOR SAILORS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDENT
LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (LRP) DO NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY.
4. SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN FUNDS TO QUALIFY
FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL BENEFITS.
5. TRANSFERABILITY ENTITLEMENT TO FAMILY MEMBERS:
A. SAILORS MAY ELECT TO TRANSFER ALL OR A PORTION OF THEIR
ENTITLEMENT TO THEIR DEPENDENTS LISTED IN THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT
ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS) AT THE TIME OF TRANSFER. ALL OR A
PORTION OF THE BENEFITS MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO SPOUSE, ONE OR MORE
DEPENDENT CHILDREN OR A COMBINATION OF UP TO 36 MONTHS OF UNUSED
BENEFITS. POLICY, PROCESS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES WILL BE FURTHER
DELINEATED IN A FOLLOW ON NAVADMIN.
B. TRANSFERABILITY ELIGIBILITY:
(1) ELIGIBLE FOR THE POST 9-11 GI BILL.
(2) IN THE ARMED FORCES (DEFINED AS ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES) WHEN
ELECTION IS MADE.
(3) COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES ON
THE DATE OF ELECTION.
(4) OBLIGATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS.
(5) ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS THAT SEPARATE, RETIRE, TRANSFER TO THE
FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009 ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. HOWEVER, SAILORS WHO SEPARATE OR
ARE DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, AND
SUBSEQUENTLY AFFILIATE WITH THE SELRES, MAY QUALIFY FOR TRANSFERABILITY
(ALL OTHER CRITERIA MET).
(6) SELRES WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT
PAY), THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR), A VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT
(VTU) OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO
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(To be continued to Next Page)
(NAVADMIN Part 2)
C. USE OF ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBER: C. BOOK STIPEND. UP TO $1,000 ANNUALLY, IS PAYABLE TO THE
(1) SPOUSES MAY ONLY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR SPONSOR INDIVIDUAL FOR BOOKS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, ETC. PAYMENTS WILL BE
COMPLETES THE MINIMUM SIX (6) YEARS ON ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES AND HAS ISSUED DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT IN A LUMP SUM FOR EACH QUARTER, SEMESTER
OBLIGATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS. SPOUSES ENTITLEMENT OR TERM.
EXPIRES AFTER 15 YEARS OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS LAST DATE OF DISCHARGE OR (1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND.
RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF AT LEAST 90 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. (2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOOK STIPEND.
(2) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) MAY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR (3) SPOUSE. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT
SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED 10 YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE DUTY/SELRES) ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY,
AND OBLIGATED FOR THE ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. THE SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE YEARLY BOOK STIPEND.
ENTITLEMENT MAY NOT BE USED UNTIL A SECONDARY DIPLOMA (OR EQUIVALENCY (4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). WILL RECEIVE THE YEARLY BOOK
CERTIFICATE) HAS BEEN ATTAINED OR THEY ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE. DEPENDENTS STIPEND WHILE ENROLLED AT AN IHL.
MAY CONTINUE TO USE THE BENEFIT AFTER THE SPONSOR SEPARATES FROM ACTIVE D. TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE: UP TO $100 PER MONTH, NOT TO EXCEED A
DUTY AFTER COMPLETING THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE. ENTITLEMENT MAY TOTAL OF $1,200.
NOT BE USED AFTER THE DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) HAS REACHED THE AGE OF 26 E. CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE: REIMBURSEMENT FOR ONE LICENSE OR
YEARS. CERTIFICATION TEST, NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.
D. SAILORS MAY ADD NEW DEPENDENT(S), MODIFY OR REVOKE
TRANSFERABILITY ELECTION(S) OF EXISTING DEPENDENTS WHILE SERVING IN THE 7. PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS PAYABLE. THE PERCENT OF EDUCATIONAL
ARMED FORCES. UPON SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT, VETERANS MAY NOT ADD NEW ASSISTANCE IS BASED ON QUALIFYING ACTIVE TIME. A BREAKDOWN OF THE
DEPENDENTS, BUT MAY MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERABILITY ELECTIONS. PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.
6. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: 8. SAILORS HAVE 15 YEARS FROM DATE OF LAST HONORABLE DISCHARGE, OR
A. TUITION AND FEES. PAID BY THE DVA DIRECTLY TO THE INSTITUTION SEPARATION FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF 90 DAYS OR MORE, TO USE THE BENEFIT.
OF HIGHER LEARNING (IHL). PAYMENTS WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED
CHARGES (BY DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN 9. FOR ADDITIONAL POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS, REFER TO
THE STATE WHERE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED. THE DVA GI BILL WEB SITE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.
(1) ACTIVE DUTY. RECEIVE FULL TUITION AND FEES.
(2) VETERANS AND SELRES. TUITION AND FEES PAID BY THE VA WILL 10. POINTS OF CONTACT:
MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES - THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN
AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED. 882
(3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSE RECEIVES -ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT
FULL TUITION AND FEES. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, TUITION AND ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
FEES PAYMENT WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR
IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED. END OF NAVADMIN (For further information on Transferability see NAVADMIN 203/09 Next
(4) DEPENDENT CHILDREN. PAYMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE HIGHEST Page)
ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT
Where to Call:
A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED.
B. MONTHLY STIPEND. PAID DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT. THE MONTHLY
STIPEND IS BASED UPON THE E-5 WITH DEPENDENTS BAH RATE OF THE ZIP CODE
OF THE IHL THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED MORE THAN HALF-TIME, AND NOT AT SEA OR OVERSEAS
ENROLLED SOLELY IN DISTANCE LEARNING (DL) COURSES.
(1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. If deployed or overseas you can contact VA via telephone during business
(2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY hours, M - F 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT @ the Buffalo Regional Office at 716-857-
STIPEND. 3196 or 716-857-3197. Once connected, the caller can immediately enter
(3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT “option 1” to be placed in a special priority queue. This is not a toll-free number
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE but the caller will be routed to the next available Customer Service
DUTY, THE SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. Representative for priority service.
(4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). ELIGIBLE REGARDLESS OF SPONSORS
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More Information on Post-911 GI Bill
Remember: Post-9/11 does not pay for TRAINING. Training is
• Self-Assessment Checklist considered something entirely different from education.
• Fact Sheet and FAQs
(Our Congressmen put the Post-9/11 in place so service members
• Career Counselor Checklist serving in the Armed Forces could earn a degree, not to receive
• Career Counselor Flowchart training.)
• Obligated Service Flowchart
• SELRES Qualifying Service
• NAVADMIN 203/09
• NAVADMIN 187/09
• Transferability of Education Benefits website
• -- If you were in the Armed Forces (Regular or Drilling Reserves)
and have at least 90 days of active duty service on or after 11
Sep 01, you may be eligible for valuable educational
• -- Post 9-11 benefits will pay for training received on or after 1
• -- Review the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefit
comparison chart to determine if this is a good choice for you
• -- You can apply for the Post 9-11 GI Bill and all other GI Bill
Program benefits electronically through VONAPP on the DVA
• -- VA Lettter for Servicemembers
• -- For further information, please go to the DVA's website:
www.gibill.va.gov. You can sign-up to receive e-mail www.facebook.com/careerwise
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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//
SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND
INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS//
POST 9-11 GI BILL
REF/B/DOC/DOD DTM 09-003/22JUN09//
NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL
ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008. REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) POLICY ON
POST 9-11 GI BILL//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN EXPLAINS TRANSFERABILITY POLICIES AND THE
APPLICATION PROCESS. THIS PROCESS IS COMPLICATED AND SERVICEMEMBERS
MUST CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT.
THIS NAVADMIN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR PARTS: ELIGIBILITY, PROCESS, SERVICE
OBLIGATION POLICY, AND REFERENCE INFORMATION.
PART I - ELIGIBILITY
1. PER REF A, TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL IS A
RECRUITING AND RETENTION TOOL. WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, GENERALLY THE
OPTION TO TRANSFER A MEMBER'S UNUSED BENEFITS TO A FAMILY MEMBER
(SPOUSE/CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE DEFENSE ELIGIBILITY ENROLLMENT SYSTEM
(DEERS)) REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE COMMITMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES
(ACTIVE DUTY AND/OR SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES)).
2. THE TRANSFERABILITY OPTION MUST BE ELECTED WHILE THE MEMBER IS
SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES. ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO SEPARATE, RETIRE,
TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. SELRES
MEMBERS WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY),
TRANSFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY.
3. PER REF B, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ELECT TO TRANSFER
A. MUST HAVE SERVED SIX YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE AND/OR
SELRES) AND AGREE TO SERVE FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES
FROM THE DATE OF ELECTION; OR,
B. MUST HAVE SERVED AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES AND IF
EITHER NAVY, DOD POLICY OR FEDERAL STATUTE RESTRICTS THE MEMBER FROM
COMMITTING TO FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS, MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO SERVE THE
MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED BY THAT POLICY OR STATUTE; OR,
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(Transferability NAVADMIN Part 2)
PART II - PROCESS TO TRANSFER POST 9-11 GI BILL, RESERVE EDUCATION
C. IS OR BECOMES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE (COMPLETION OF 20 YEARS OF
ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE OR 20 QUALIFYING YEARS AS COMPUTED UNDER TITLE
10, U.S.C., SECTION 12732) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 AUGUST 2009 THROUGH B. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SERVICE
1 AUGUST 2012, AND AGREES TO SERVE THE ADDITIONAL PERIOD, IF ANY, OBLIGATION SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELOR TO ENSURE THEIR
SPECIFIED BELOW: EAOS/EOS IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE
(1) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON 1 AUGUST 2009, NO OBLIGATION AND/OR DISCUSS OBLIGATED SERVICE OPTIONS.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. 3. COMPLETE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER ELECTION USING TEB.
(2) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN APPROVED RETIREMENT DATE AFTER A. MEMBER MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MULTIPLE EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT
1 AUGUST 2009 AND BEFORE 1 JULY 2010, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. PROGRAMS. BY CHOOSING TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, OR
(3) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009 AND REAP, OR MGIB-SR, THE MEMBER IS MAKING AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION TO
BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2010, ONE YEAR OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. CONVERT OVER TO THAT EDUCATION BENEFIT PROGRAM.
(4) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2010 B. MEMBER'S DEPENDENTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE APPLICATION, PRE-
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2011, TWO YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. POPULATED FROM DEERS.
(5) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2011 C. AN INDIVIDUAL TRANSFERRING POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT MUST DESIGNATE
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2012, THREE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. THE ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS(S), THE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF ENTITLEMENT TO BE
4. MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2012 WILL TRANSFERRED AND SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF USE. THE NUMBER OF MONTHS
REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR-YEAR SERVICE AGREEMENT. TRANSFERRING AN TRANSFERRED MAY NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE MONTHS OF UNUSED
ENTITLEMENT COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATION IN A MEMBER'S CAREER ENTITLEMENT AVAILABLE UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, 36 MONTHS OR THE
PLAN. NUMBER OF MONTHS SPECIFIED BY DOD.
5. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT AFTER TRANSFERRING D. THE MEMBER CAN ONLY MODIFY THEIR REQUEST ONCE IT HAS BEEN
ENTITLEMENT MAY RESULT IN AN OVERPAYMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND APPROVED BY BUPERS-26/COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1C21).
IS SUBJECT TO COLLECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS (DVA). 4. MEMBERS MAY CHECK TEB PERIODICALLY FOR STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATION.
6. WHILE THE MEMBER IS IN THE ARMED FORCES, NEW DEPENDENTS MAY BE A. IF REQUEST IS DISAPPROVED, MEMBER MUST TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION
ADDED, ENTITLEMENTS CHANGED OR UNUSED ENTITLEMENTS REVOKED. THESE AND REAPPLY. APPROVED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO DVA
CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY THE MEMBER THROUGH THE TRANSFERABILITY OF VIA THE DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER.
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS (TEB) WEBSITE (HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB). B. REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED WILL REFLECT A PROJECTED
AFTER RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMED FORCES, THE VETERAN MAY OBLIGATION END DATE (POED), NORMALLY FOUR YEARS. REQUESTS FOR THOSE
MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT FOR EXISTING DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS APPROACHING HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) WILL REFLECT A FOUR-
DEPENDENTS BY SUBMITTING A REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE DVA. YEAR POED; HOWEVER, IF UNABLE TO COMPLETE THIS OBLIGATION DUE TO HYT
DISCHARGE, MEMBERS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP) CHAPTER 1607, AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED TRANSFERABILITY OBLIGATION.
RESERVE (MGIB-SR) CHAPTER 1606 ENTITLEMENTS. 5. A COPY OF THE APPROVED TEB APPLICATION AND VA FORM 22-1990E MUST BE
1. ENSURE SPOUSE/CHILD(REN) IS/ARE ENROLLED IN DEERS PRIOR TO MAKING COMPLETED BY THE DEPENDENT AND FORWARDED TO THE VA FOR PROCESSING.
ELECTION TO TRANSFER ENTITLEMENT. FORM IS LOCATED ON WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. THE VA WILL PROVIDE THE
2. ENSURE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION (OFFICER AND ENLISTED) IS DEPENDENT WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY WHICH WILL BE TAKEN TO THE
PROPERLY DOCUMENTED IN ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD (ESR) PRIOR TO ACADEMIC INSTITUTION FOR ENROLLMENT. THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WILL
INITIATING TRANSFERABILITY REQUEST. REFER TO PARAGRAPH 9 FOR SPECIFIC COMPLETE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION AND FORWARD TO THE VA FOR PAYMENT.
SITUATIONS TO ACHIEVE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATIONS. REQUESTS WILL BE
DISAPPROVED FOR MEMBERS WHOSE ESR DOES NOT REFLECT THE REQUIRED (To be continued to Next Page)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE. MEMBERS WHOSE APPLICATIONS ARE DISAPPROVED WILL BE
REQUIRED TO REAPPLY FOR TRANSFERABILITY WITH A NEW SERVICE OBLIGATION
DATE. IT IS CRITICAL THAT MEMBERS VISIT THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR
AND COMPLETE SERVICE OBLIGATION DOCUMENTATION AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AND
BEFORE APPLYING ON-LINE FOR TRANSFERABILITY.
A. SERVICE MEMBERS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE
OBLIGATION TO TRANSFER BENEFITS SHOULD GO TO
HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION.
THIS INCLUDES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS (PART I PARAS 3C(1) 2010 22
AND 3C(2) ABOVE) AND SERVICE MEMBERS WITH EXISTING AGREEMENTS THAT WILL
COVER THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION.
(Transferability NAVADMIN Part 3)
PART III - SERVICE OBLIGATION POLICY
1. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/ PART IV - REFERENCE INFORMATION
EOS WILL REENLIST PER STANDARD PROCEDURES. 1. USE OF TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBERS.
2. NON-SRB/ESRP ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS A. SEE DVA'S WEB SITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE AND
AND LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS ARE GRANTED AN EXCEPTION TO BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRED POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT.
THE REENLISTMENT POLICY. REENLISTMENTS WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH THE B. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A SERVICEMEMBER
STANDARD PROCESS FOR PAY-GRADE AND ZONE. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY TRANSFERABILITY
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010. PROCESS CHECKLIST ARE AVAILABLE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) AND
BUPERS WEBSITE. HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/GIBILL.
3. SRB/ESRP-ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS AND 2. POINTS OF CONTACT:
LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS AND WHO HAVE ALREADY REENLISTED - ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224, OR EMAIL
ONCE FOR A BONUS IN THEIR CURRENT ZONE, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO MEET THE TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT TO - THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN
BE APPROVED BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, 882-5672.
FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC)). SERVICE 3. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE GREATER THAN 23 MONTHS ADDITIONAL SERVICE MUST SIGN
A PAGE 13 STATING THE SERVICE MEMBER AGREES TO REENLIST TO COMPLETE
THEIR FULL COMMITMENT FOR TRANSFERABILITY. AN ADDITIONAL SHORT TERM
EXTENSION WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE
TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT. ALL SHORT TERM EXTENSION REQUESTS
MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
4. SERVICE MEMBERS IN ZONES A, B AND C THAT WILL REQUIRE PERFORM TO
SERVE (PTS) APPROVAL PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR REENLISTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED http://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/Education/GIBill/
TO SUBMIT EARLY APPLICATION REQUESTS BY UTILIZING THE EARLY APPLY
("STAR") QUESTION ON THE PTS APPLICATION. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010.
5. SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 24 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 48 MONTHS
TO THEIR EAOS/EOS CAN APPLY FOR A SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO BE APPROVED
BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, FTS, AND
CANREC). SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE PTS APPROVAL AS LONG AS THE
EXTENSION DOES NOT CAUSE THEM TO CROSS INTO A NEW ZONE. ALL SHORT TERM
EXTENSION REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
6. ALL SERVICE MEMBERS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO REENLIST OR EXTEND TO TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES. SERVICE MEMBERS SHOULD CAREFULLY
CONSIDER ANY REENLISTMENT AND/OR EXTENSION OF OBLIGATED SERVICE WHICH
COULD CROSS ZONE BOUNDARIES AND THEREBY REMOVE THEIR ELIGIBILITY TO
REENLIST FOR A BONUS. SERVICE MEMBERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT
WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS AND WEIGH ALL OPTIONS BEFORE MAKING
7. ALL OFFICERS, OTHER THAN THOSE IN CATEGORIES LISTED IN PART I PARAS
3C, AND SELRES ENLISTED MEMBERS: THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WILL
COMPLETE A PAGE 13 IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM
(NSIPS) ESR AGREEING TO SERVE THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL YEARS OF SERVICE.
PAGE 13 WILL READ: "I UNDERSTAND BY SIGNING THIS PAGE 13, I AGREE TO
COMPLETE FOUR MORE YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE OR SELECTED
RESERVE) FROM THE DATE I REQUEST TRANSFERABILITY OF POST 9-11, REAP OR
MGIB-SR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO MY DEPENDENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS. I
UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS FOUR YEAR OBLIGATION MAY LEAD 1-888-442-4551
TO AN OVERPAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS THAT MAY BE
RECOUPED FOR ANY PAYMENTS MADE TO DEPENDENTS/ FAMILY MEMBERS." THE
PAGE 13 WILL BE SIGNED BY MEMBER, WITNESSED AND DATED.
Note: Date of approval of a transferability request will be the date of submission. Example: YN1 Sailor requests transferability
** For those eligible for retirement after 1 AUG 09 and before 1 AUG 10, 1 additional year from the date of transfer election is
on 1 October 2009 and his wife, Sally, enrolled in school in October. His transferability request is approved on 15 November.
transfer election are required For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 11 and before 1 AUG 12, 3 additional years
required. For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 10 and before 1 AUG 11, 2 additional years from the date of
O E All Action
X Determine obligation required for transferring entitlement to family members.
X Acquire sufficient obligated service to provide 4 full years from the date of your request to transfer entitlement.
Example: YN1 Sailor has an EAOS of 15 December 2009. He desires to transfer his entitlement to his spouse, Sally, on 1
Sally Sailor is eligible for benefits from the transferability approval date (1 Oct 09). O=Officers & E=Enlisted
October 2009. He must have 4 full years of obligated service on 1 October 2009. He must obligate to 30 September 2013 if
he submits his request for transfer on 1 October 2009. He must consult with his NCC/CCC to determine how to meet his
obligation in accordance with current policies.
* Members retirement-eligible on 1 AUG 2009 do not require any additional obligated service.
**See note for exceptions to the 4-yr requirement for other members nearing retirement eligibility.
***Review interim provisions through 1 Jan 2010 for SRB/ESRP-eligible members.
x Enlisted service members with less than 12 months to their EAOS/Eos will reenlist per standard procedures.
X Non-SRB/ESRP eligible service members with greater than 12 months and less than 24 months to their EAOS/EOS are
granted an exception to the reenlistment policy. Reenlistments will be routed through the standard process for pay-grade and
zone. This exception to policy expires 1 January 2010.
X SRB/ESRP-eligible service members with greater than 12 months and less than 24 months to their EAOS/EOS and who have
already reenlisted once for a bonus in their current zone, are eligible to apply for a short term extension to meet the
transferability service requirement to be approved by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 for active/PERS-812 for SELRES, Full-
Time Support (FTS), and Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC)). Service members who require greater than 23 months additional
service must sign a page 13 stating the service member agrees to reenlist to complete their full commitment for
transferability. An additional short term extension will not be approved for the purpose of meeting the transferability service
requirement. All short term extension requests must be received before 1 January 2010.
X Service members in Zones A, B and C that will require Perform To Serve (PTS) approval prior to applying for reenlistment
will be allowed to submit early application requests by utilizing the early apply (“STAR”) question on the PTS application.
from the date of transfer election are required.
This exception to policy expires 1 January 2010.
X Service members with greater than 24 months and less than 48 months to their EAOS/EOS can apply for a short term
extension to be approved by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 for Active/PERS-812 for SELRES, FTS, and CANREC). Sailors
are not required to have PTS approval as long as the extension does not cause them to cross into a new zone. All short term
extension requests must be received before 1 January 2010.
X All officers, other than those in categories listed in paras 3C of NAVADMIN 203/09 and SELRES enlisted members: the
administrative officer will complete a page 13 in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) ESR agreeing to
serve the required additional years of service. See NAVADMIN 203/09 for page 13 requirements.
X Verify the obligation data (new Expiration of Active Obligated Service (EAOS)) or the page 13 is reflecting in member's
ESR prior to submission of request. Request will be disapproved if EAOS/Page 13 is not viewable in ESR at the time of
processing, requiring member to resubmit.
CareerSubmit request through the website.
status periodically through
Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) program at www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB. Check on
Transferability Process Map
SM directed to receive
• EOS / EAOS counseling and execute Servicemembers who bypass
insufficient to effect retention and/or EOS /
obligation EAOS verification risk Approved
SM ensure EOS / EAOS updated in EAOS sufficient
EDVR / LOPG prior to proceeding to - or - SM completes VA Form 22-1990E
Retirement eligible and forwards to VA with screen shot of
DMDC Transferability Web Portal
approved TEB application
Service Representatives VA forwards
DMDC Web Portal Verify: certificate of
Servicemember apply • Six years service complete eligibility to
• EOS/EAOS documented to dependent
•support required service obligation
Servicemember certificate of
• Retirement eligible
• EAOS sufficient to for processing
meet obligation EAOS insufficient Disapproved
Servicemember required to reapply for processes for
transferability (establish new obligation payment through
start date) and ensure EOS / EAOS the VA
sufficient for new obligation start date
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• To be eligible, family member must be enrolled in DEERS at the time of transfer but does not have to be in DEERS when used
• May transfer all or a portion of the benefits to spouse, one or more dependent children or a combination up to 36 months of
POLICY unused benefits
• Modification or revocation
– May add, modify or revoke entitlement while serving in the Armed Forces
– May modify or revoke entitlement after separating from the Armed Forces
• Spouse of Active Duty Member
– May use once the sponsor has achieved 6 years of service and agrees to 4 additional years
– Is not authorized the monthly or books/supplies stipends as long as sponsor is on active duty
– Has a 15-year limitation on benefit use from sponsors last Honorable Discharge
• Member who has served at least 10 years and either standard policy (Service or DoD) or statute preclude them from committing
to four additional years, may still transfer benefits but must commit for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or
• Interim provisions for retirement eligible Service members
– Eligible for retirement (20 years or more) on or before August 1, 2009, no additional service required
– Approved retirement dates on or before July 1, 2010, no additional service required
– Eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2009, and before 1 August 2010, one year service required
– Eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2010, and before 1 August 2011, two years service required
– Eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2011, and before 1 August 2012, three years service required
• Service obligation begins when member elects transferability
• Spouse of Selected Reserve or Veteran is eligible for all benefits
• Dependent child, regardless of sponsor status (AC, RC, Veteran)
– May use after sponsor has completed 10 years of service
– Is authorized both the monthly and books/supplies stipends
– Must meet the requirements of secondary school diploma or 18 years of age
– Not subject to time limitation but may not use after reaching the age of 26
• Funds are not taxable and are not considered in any property settlement
• Death of sponsor does not affect the transferred entitlement
• Failure to complete Service agreement
– Subject to collection of used benefits by VA and may result in loss of transferability option as determined by Navy policy
– Exceptions: Discharge for a non service connected medical condition, for hardship or for a physical or mental condition
Career Wise(not a disability) that interferes with performance of duty
Q1. What do I have to do to enroll in Post 9/11 GI Bill?
A1. You are not required to enroll. Service members who have served at least 90 days aggregate, and up to 36 months of qualifying active duty
time since Sept 11, 2001, are eligible for Post 9/11 benefits (40%-100%).
Q2. What is qualifying active duty time?
A2. QAD: 90+ aggregate days of active duty service on or after September 11, 2001.
SELRES qualifying time: both voluntary and non-voluntary periods of mobilization, ADSW, ADOS, & ADT. It does not include AT. Boot camp
and A School training are excluded for service less than 24 months (36 months for SELRES). After the completion of 24 months of AD, these
will apply. NOTE: The VA determines the eligibility based on Qualifying AD Service. The following active duty time is not included in
qualifying active duty:
a. Statutory USNA and NROTC service obligations
b. Service obligations incurred with the Student Loan Repayment Program
c. AT and drilling time is not considered qualifying active duty for SELRES
d. IADT is not considered qualifying active duty until after the SELRES has completed 24 months of active duty time
e. Qualifying active duty begins to accrue after completion of Boot Camp and "A" school.
Q3. What will I receive if I use the benefit while on active duty?
A3. Active duty members will receive full tuition and fees for courses taken. If the member is using tuition assistance, they will receive the
difference between what TA will fund and actual costs. Active duty members do not receive the monthly or book stipend.
Q4. What will I receive if I use the benefit while a drilling Reservist?
A4. Drilling Reservists will receive benefits based on percentage of qualifying active duty time and will receive: tuition and fees, (restricted to
the most expensive, undergraduate, in-state tuition for the state where the college is located), up to $1,000 annual book stipend and monthly
stipend, as applicable.
Q5. When do my benefits expire?
A5. Veterans have 15 years from the last discharge or release from active duty of at least 90 continuous days (other than for training). Discharge
must be an honorable discharge.
Q6. Will I be able to use this benefit to for a graduate degree?
A6. Yes. If the tuition and fees are greater than amount allowed, the member would be responsible for the additional costs if the institution is not
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More Frequently Ask Questions – Answered*
• I was given the Navy College Fund when I enlisted. Do I still get that if I convert to Post 9/11?
– You should be completely vested in MGIB (pay your $1200) before converting. If completely vested, you will receive a
lump sum payment at the beginning of each semester. If not completely vested, you will receive a reduced amount.
• Are there any exceptions to the reenlistment policy for transferability?
– No, enlisted members must wait until they are reenlistment eligible
– If there are other approved methods for short term extensions that will satisfy the service obligation, the Command can
• I cannot obligate due to HYT, can I still transfer my benefit?
– Yes. The member must obligate to the HYT date before the application will be approved.
• What if I am released due to a Career Board prior to completing my service obligation?
– You do not lose transferability as long as the Navy releases you and you do not volunteer for separation or retirement
before you have completed the service obligation
• I never had the MGIB, am I eligible for Post 9/11?
– Enrollment in MGIB is not a requirement for eligibility. If you have met the active duty TIS requirement, then yes, you are
• I applied for transferability and no one has contacted me on the status. What should I do?
– Go back to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB and check the status--upper left hand corner under your name. It takes about
one day to process your application
• I applied months ago, my dependent is in school but we have not received any money from the VA. What should I do?
– First verify that the college has certified enrollment. The VA will not process payments without this information.
– If they have and it has been over 90 days, contact the Navy POC for assistance
• Am I eligible for the benefit myself?
– Yes, provided you have at least 90 days of qualifying active duty time
• What if I decide to leave the Service before my service obligation is complete?
– If a member voluntarily elects to leave, then the member will lose transferability.
– If the member is asked to leave before the service obligation is complete, as in reduction in force, they member will not
• The VA denied my eligibility or determined eligibility to be less than I thought. What should I do?
– Verify documentation on qualifying AD time
– Contact Service representative to ensure all AD orders are on file
– Provide this information to the VA
• If the school enrolls me without the CoE and the VA later denies me full benefits, am I liable for the tuition?
Career Wisecollege defers payment and later the VA does not honor all your claim, you must pay the institution all expenses
– Yes, if the 2010 28
• My husband and I are dual military. Can we both transfer benefits?
– Yes, but all family members must be listed in DEERS under both parents but only as a dependent under one parent
• How do I qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program?
– You must be 100% qualification rate.
• How do scholarships work with Post 9/11?
– Varies with type of scholarship but typically, Post 9/11 pays first
• All my dependents are not showing up on TEB.
– If is child is 23 or older, you will not be able to transfer benefits.
– If a child is over 19 and in college, make sure you have their enrollment verified by the college and have them reenter into
• I am retired and cannot access TEB anymore.
– TEB is for active duty only. Veteran’s will have to contact the VA to makes changes to transfer allocations.
• I am a member of the VTU, am I eligible for transferability?
– You must apply for transferability while in the Armed Forces. Members in the VTU/IRR or not considered to be in the
• If I die while in the Armed Forces, will my dependents be eligible for Post 9/11?
– If you are on active duty at the time of death, and the death was not due to neglect, suicide or illegal activity, then each
dependent child may received 36 months of benefit under Post 9/11. This is referred to at the GYSGT Fry Scholarship.
• My certificate of eligibility does not grant me 100% but my records clearly indicate I am qualified for 100%? What steps should I
– Navy records for Reservists leaves a lot to be desired. In order to make sure the VA gets the correct qualifying active
duty time, you should check you records first. VA will see you mobilization but not your ADSW or ADT. If you are
counting on this to bring your % up, you will need to call 1-800-6221-8853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
Notes from pages 22 – 29 were taken from the recent July 2010 NCA Symposium notes by M. Hunter.
•Special Thanks to:
•LCDR E. F. Zardeskas of CHNAVPERS Education Branch (N153D1) for invaluable chop & advice for this updated edition.
•Ms Ann Hunter of for her dedication, patience and expeditious response to many inquiries & expertise of the subject.
•NCCM Linda Maclean for being the channel of the many information & connecting the NCs of the COMNAVAIRPAC
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•Veterans of the
Submitting a Request to Transfer
1. Using your CAC card or DFAS pin, log on to the DoD Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) Web page located at
2. The family members eligible for benefits under DEERS will be shown. (If a dependent‟s name is grayed out or the edit
button does not work, it means that the member is not eligible for DEERS benefits and thus is not eligible to receive
3. Click the edit button for each family member you want to transfer benefits to. Choose the start date and end date,
and number of months of benefit to transfer. (Spouses can use for up to 15 years after the member separates/retires;
children can use until their 26th birthday.)
NOTE: For service members who wish to transfer their benefits to dependents who are not old enough now to attend an
College/University: When a dependent is not college age, and the member is applying for TEB, the application will still
require the member to assign them a “time” (# of months of benefits) when applying. The member should assign all their
dependents some time (total not to exceed amount member is eligible to transfer or the application will be
automatically disapproved) these amounts can be changed at a later date. The application also asks for start and end
dates for each dependent that they will be using the transferred benefit. Input the date the dependent child turns 18 as
the starting date and when they turn 26 as the ending date. The VA will not turn the application down if the dates are
not met as many high school dependents are graduating at the age of 17. (Highly recommend that you take a "screen
shot" of the finished application and approval page for your records at a later date.)
4. Once you‟ve added your family members, check all the boxes to indicate you‟ve read and understand each
statement on the transfer request page. This includes checking the boxes that reference the MGIB even if you did not
have it previously. After you have submitted your request to transfer benefits, in the upper left corner of the TEB site, you
will see your name, status as submitted, and the date of status (blank). To track the status of your request, you will have
to return to the TEB page and monitor the status. After a request is approved, the status of your request will change to
„approved‟ and the date of status (approval) will be the date you submitted your request. The TEB site will automatically
transfer the data to the VA, so that they can process a family member‟s request for a certificate of eligibility.
5. Once your request is approved, and your dependent is ready to utilize the benefit (going to attend
College/University), you and/or dependent need to log onto VONAP through the DVA website
(www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Post-911.htm) and complete the 22-1990E form (after logging into VONAP, go to the
options drop down menu and choose “create new form”) to submit a request for a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
6. The DVA will send the dependent a letter in approx 8-10 weeks (Certificate of Eligibility) stating they are approved for
the education benefit at their specific College/University. After receiving the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA,
family members will provide the certificate to the school VA counselor/representative so they can verify their enrollment
to the DVA. Recommend speaking with the University VA Representative/Counselor and make them aware of your
usage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
7. If the family member (student/dependent) has not received the COE from VA when they enroll in school, they should
ask the school veterans certifying official at the school to submit an enrollment certification for the academic term to the
VA. By submitting the enrollment certification early both the school and the student will received payment in a more
timely manner than waiting for the COE then certifying the students enrollment.
8. Tuition funds will be sent direct from the VA to the school. Children using transferred benefits will receive the monthly
living stipend and the books and supplies stipend. Spouses using transferred benefits will only receive the monthly living
stipend and the books and supplies stipend if they use the benefits after you separate from active duty. (The monthly
stipend and book/supply stipend will be separate deposits.) 2010 30