Army National Guard Soldiers eligible for education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill have had the option of transferring some or all of those benefits to their spouse or children, but they may miss out on taking full advantage of that if they don't elect to do so while still in uniform.
"Once Soldiers separate from service the option to transfer is no longer possible," said Ken Hardy, chief of the Army National Guard Education Branch at the National Guard Bureau, adding that sometimes soldiers may not have those education benefits in mind as they move through their career or prepare to transition out of the service.
That potentially affects close to 60,000 Army Guard Soldiers, said Hardy. But transferring those benefits--which could be up to $140,000 in benefits--can be done with a few clicks of the mouse.
To do so, Soldiers simply need to visit www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/ and select the Transfer Education Benefits link under the Quick Links heading.
For more information, read the full press release from the Army National Guard.