Posted on Apr 4, 2019
SPC Stephen Riddle
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I have 2 questions that I thought I may get a faster reply here than with the VA. 1. If I have 6 months left on my Post 911 GI Bill can I transfer it to my wife? and 2. If I use it at a yellow ribbon school would the school pay the rest of the tuition?
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If, while you were on active duty, you designated your spouse access to your GI Bill benefits through milConnect, you can transfer any remaining entitlement. Unfortunately, after separation, you cannot transfer your remaining benefits to your spouse. See more information about this DoD program - https://www.va.gov/education/transfer-post-9-11-gi-bill-benefits/. Reminder - Your remaining entitlement can also be used for licenses, certifications and test. See more information here - https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp?_ga=2.208 [login to see] [login to see] [login to see] 73 [login to see] 63
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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Did you allocate a percentage of the GI Bill to your wife?
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Good question Ken.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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LTC Jason Mackay - Thanks. That binary answer might disqualify a COA.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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MAJ (Join to see) I allocated a month per dependent when I acquired the ADSO so I could trade it back and forth as needed
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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LTC Jason Mackay - I was AD for 20 years. Right before retiring I checked in with the Education Center. They were able to set up my GI Bill quickly. I was told to give a percentage to my kids and wife to get them into the system, and I could adjust the allocation of funds as needed. I went to the Education Center on a hunch. I feel bad for those who did not take this step.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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Situation A) You are still serving, Situation B) You are no longer in. Situation 1) You have previously allocated some portion of your GI Bill to your wife Situation 2) You have not.

1A: Yes, no worries.
1B: Still yes, no worries.
2A: Yes, but you incur an Additional Duty Service Obligation (ADSO)
2B: Sorry, it can't be done.

As for yellow ribbon, it is a school based program. Each school runs it a little differently, and has different rules. As LTC Jason Mackay said, contacting the school directly is your best bet. If they have a veteran office (which if they have yellow ribbon, they probably do) is your first stop. If they do not have a veteran office, start with financial aid office.
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