Deadline looms for certain servicemembers to transfer education benefits to family
Starting later next month, some mid-career and senior servicemembers will be unable to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members.
New rules the Pentagon put in place last summer take effect July 12, limiting the option to transfer the benefit only to troops who have served at least six years, but not more than 16, and who commit to serve an additional four years.
The date next month also marks the end of a policy exception the Pentagon announced in January to allow troops with at least 10 years of service, but who were ineligible to reenlist for an additional four, to transfer their benefits.
That exception applied to servicemembers affected by mandatory retirement, a career-ending medical problem or failure to gain timely promotion.
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