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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

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"Because the program was new, many otherwise eligible members would have been unable to take advantage of it without the phased-in service commitments," said Houseman. "However, those exceptions are no longer offered, so members who wait until they are close to retirement to transfer benefits may not be able to do so."
High year of tenure, for one, may affect a member’s ability to transfer benefits.

"If you have 20 years of active federal service, but still have four years before your HYT, you may still be able to apply to transfer benefits, but you will definitely incur a 4-year commitment, so it’s best to act quickly," said Houseman.

Airmen interested in transferring a portion or all of their GI Bill education benefits to family members can contact the education services team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Eligible Airmen can apply to transfer benefits through the MilConnect website at www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect, or through the virtual MPF self service actions section, accessible via the myPers website or the Air Force Portal.

"If you think you might be interested, we want to help you with the process. Don’t wait until it’s too late," said Houseman.