Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Benefits Question
Old 10-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hauptstuhl, Germany
Posts: 13
Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Benefits Question

First, thanks to those who responded to my post last week and advised me to transfer the post-9/11 GI Bill to my sons. It worked out great and I got approved and my ADSO is going to be served concurrent with my current ADSO.

Second, the question I have is: I realize you have to go to the VA's VONAPP website to fill out VA form 22-1990E to transfer the benefits from the VA side of the house to my dependents. My question is: when do you do this, and do you have to do it while you're still on active duty? I presume not, as the 22-1990E form requires you to input the dates of your dependents' enrollment in college and the type of school they are attending, but I wanted to make sure.

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
gsmolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-27-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsmolin View Post
My question is: when do you do this, and do you have to do it while you're still on active duty?
Do you mean "To use the benefit, do my kids have to start school while I'm still on AD?" I'm pretty sure the answer to that is "no." But you do have to transfer the benefits to your dependents while you are still on AD.

I sure wish I could transfer my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to my daughter, but I'm not on AD. A one-day recall to AD would sure be handy. BTW, there was legislation to allow retirees to transfer these benefits, I don't know if it will be approved in today's fiscal environment. I'd be against it. But if it passes, I'll be among the first in line to seek a hefty transfer of benefits.
__________________

__________________
"Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite." - R. Heinlein
samclem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hauptstuhl, Germany
Posts: 13
correct; i transferred the benefits to my dependents, but i didn't know when you're supposed to fill out the VA form (22-1990E) that allows my dependents to actually use them.
__________________
gsmolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 542
I transferred mine to my dependents while I was still on AD as AF made me stay an additional yr that ran concurrent with other obligations. I think I had to put a few months of benefits on every dependent if I ever wanted them to use it. I can always go back and reallocate when plans firm up. Just call the VA line and ask them. They are more than willing to help you maximize your options and this benefit.

JDARNELL
__________________
JDARNELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:19 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.