from Military One-Click
by By Meg Flanagan
It popped up on Facebook first for me. Changes were coming, and it might not be good. And I’m concerned.
For over a decade, many troops have used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to further their own education. Additional thousands have transferred part or all of their benefits to a dependent spouse or child.
Now, this option may be off the table for many of our longest serving troops, according to a recent decision announced on November 20. Anthony Kurta, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, released a statement about these changes to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Based on this report, troops with 16 or more years of active service will no longer be able to transfer their benefits.
Right now, any service member with at least six years of active service may transfer part or all of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. In return, they owe four additional years of service.