POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS

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SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND 
INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS// 


REF/A/DOC/P.L.110.252/30JUN08// 
REF/B/DOC/DOD DTM 09-003/22JUN09//
NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT 
OF 2008.  TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL 
ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008.  REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) POLICY ON 
POST 9-11 GI BILL// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN EXPLAINS TRANSFERABILITY POLICIES AND THE 
APPLICATION PROCESS.  THIS PROCESS IS COMPLICATED AND SERVICEMEMBERS 
MUST CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT.  
THIS NAVADMIN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR PARTS: ELIGIBILITY, PROCESS, SERVICE 
OBLIGATION POLICY, AND REFERENCE INFORMATION.

PART I - ELIGIBILITY
1.  PER REF A, TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL IS A 
RECRUITING AND RETENTION TOOL.  WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR 
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, GENERALLY THE 
OPTION TO TRANSFER A MEMBER'S UNUSED BENEFITS TO A FAMILY MEMBER 
(SPOUSE/CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE DEFENSE ELIGIBILITY ENROLLMENT SYSTEM
(DEERS)) REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE COMMITMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES 
(ACTIVE DUTY AND/OR SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES)).  
2.  THE TRANSFERABILITY OPTION MUST BE ELECTED WHILE THE MEMBER IS 
SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES.  ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO SEPARATE, RETIRE, 
TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY.  SELRES 
MEMBERS WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY), 
TRANSFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY.  
3.  PER REF B, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ELECT TO TRANSFER
BENEFITS:
    A.  MUST HAVE SERVED SIX YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE AND/OR
SELRES) AND AGREE TO SERVE FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES 
FROM THE DATE OF ELECTION; OR,
    B.  MUST HAVE SERVED AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES AND IF 
EITHER NAVY, DOD POLICY OR FEDERAL STATUTE RESTRICTS THE MEMBER FROM 
COMMITTING TO FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS, MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO SERVE THE 
MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED BY THAT POLICY OR STATUTE; OR, 
    C.  IS OR BECOMES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE (COMPLETION OF 20 YEARS OF 
ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE OR 20 QUALIFYING YEARS AS COMPUTED UNDER TITLE 
10, U.S.C., SECTION 12732) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 AUGUST 2009 THROUGH
1 AUGUST 2012, AND AGREES TO SERVE THE ADDITIONAL PERIOD, IF ANY, 
SPECIFIED BELOW:
        (1) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON 1 AUGUST 2009, NO 
ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
        (2) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN APPROVED RETIREMENT DATE AFTER
1 AUGUST 2009 AND BEFORE 1 JULY 2010, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
        (3) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009 AND 
BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2010, ONE YEAR OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
        (4) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2010 
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2011, TWO YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
        (5) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2011 
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2012, THREE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.  
4.  MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2012 WILL 
REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR-YEAR SERVICE AGREEMENT.  TRANSFERRING AN 
ENTITLEMENT COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATION IN A MEMBER'S CAREER 
PLAN. 
5.  FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT AFTER TRANSFERRING 
ENTITLEMENT MAY RESULT IN AN OVERPAYMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND 
IS SUBJECT TO COLLECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS (DVA).  
6.  WHILE THE MEMBER IS IN THE ARMED FORCES, NEW DEPENDENTS MAY BE 
ADDED, ENTITLEMENTS CHANGED OR UNUSED ENTITLEMENTS REVOKED.  THESE 
CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY THE MEMBER THROUGH THE TRANSFERABILITY OF 
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS (TEB) WEBSITE (HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB).  
AFTER RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMED FORCES, THE VETERAN MAY 
MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT FOR EXISTING DESIGNATED 
DEPENDENTS BY SUBMITTING A REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE DVA. 

PART II - PROCESS TO TRANSFER POST 9-11 GI BILL, RESERVE EDUCATION 
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP) CHAPTER 1607, AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED 
RESERVE (MGIB-SR) CHAPTER 1606 ENTITLEMENTS.
1. ENSURE SPOUSE/CHILD(REN) IS/ARE ENROLLED IN DEERS PRIOR TO MAKING 
ELECTION TO TRANSFER ENTITLEMENT.
2.  ENSURE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION (OFFICER AND ENLISTED) IS 
PROPERLY DOCUMENTED IN ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD (ESR) PRIOR TO 
INITIATING TRANSFERABILITY REQUEST.  REFER TO PARAGRAPH 9 FOR SPECIFIC 
SITUATIONS TO ACHIEVE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATIONS. REQUESTS WILL BE 
DISAPPROVED FOR MEMBERS WHOSE ESR DOES NOT REFLECT THE REQUIRED 
ADDITIONAL SERVICE.  MEMBERS WHOSE APPLICATIONS ARE DISAPPROVED WILL BE 
REQUIRED TO REAPPLY FOR TRANSFERABILITY WITH A NEW SERVICE OBLIGATION 
DATE.  IT IS CRITICAL THAT MEMBERS VISIT THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR 
AND COMPLETE SERVICE OBLIGATION DOCUMENTATION AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AND 
BEFORE APPLYING ON-LINE FOR TRANSFERABILITY.
    A.  SERVICE MEMBERS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE 
OBLIGATION TO TRANSFER BENEFITS SHOULD GO TO 
HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION.  
THIS INCLUDES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS (PART I PARAS 3C(1) 
AND 3C(2) ABOVE) AND SERVICE MEMBERS WITH EXISTING AGREEMENTS THAT WILL 
COVER THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION.  
    B.  ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SERVICE 
OBLIGATION SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELOR TO ENSURE THEIR 
EAOS/EOS IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE 
OBLIGATION AND/OR DISCUSS OBLIGATED SERVICE OPTIONS. 
 3.  COMPLETE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER ELECTION USING TEB.
    A.  MEMBER MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MULTIPLE EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT 
PROGRAMS.  BY CHOOSING TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, OR 
REAP, OR MGIB-SR, THE MEMBER IS MAKING AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION TO 
CONVERT OVER TO THAT EDUCATION BENEFIT PROGRAM. 
    B.  MEMBER'S DEPENDENTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE APPLICATION, PRE- 
POPULATED FROM DEERS.
    C.  AN INDIVIDUAL TRANSFERRING POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT MUST DESIGNATE 
THE ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS(S), THE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF ENTITLEMENT TO BE 
TRANSFERRED AND SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF USE.  THE NUMBER OF MONTHS 
TRANSFERRED MAY NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE MONTHS OF UNUSED 
ENTITLEMENT AVAILABLE UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, 36 MONTHS OR THE 
NUMBER OF MONTHS SPECIFIED BY DOD.
    D.  THE MEMBER CAN ONLY MODIFY THEIR REQUEST ONCE IT HAS BEEN 
APPROVED BY BUPERS-26/COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1C21).
4.  MEMBERS MAY CHECK TEB PERIODICALLY FOR STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATION.  
    A.  IF REQUEST IS DISAPPROVED, MEMBER MUST TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION 
AND REAPPLY.  APPROVED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO DVA 
VIA THE DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER.
    B.  REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED WILL REFLECT A PROJECTED 
OBLIGATION END DATE (POED), NORMALLY FOUR YEARS.  REQUESTS FOR THOSE 
INDIVIDUALS APPROACHING HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) WILL REFLECT A FOUR- 
YEAR POED; HOWEVER, IF UNABLE TO COMPLETE THIS OBLIGATION DUE TO HYT 
DISCHARGE, MEMBERS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR 
TRANSFERABILITY OBLIGATION. 
5.  A COPY OF THE APPROVED TEB APPLICATION AND VA FORM 22-1990E MUST BE 
COMPLETED BY THE DEPENDENT AND FORWARDED TO THE VA FOR PROCESSING.  
FORM IS LOCATED ON WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.  THE VA WILL PROVIDE THE 
DEPENDENT WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY WHICH WILL BE TAKEN TO THE 
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION FOR ENROLLMENT.   THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WILL 
COMPLETE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION AND FORWARD TO THE VA FOR PAYMENT.

PART III - SERVICE OBLIGATION POLICY
1.  ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/ 
EOS WILL REENLIST PER STANDARD PROCEDURES.
2.  NON-SRB/ESRP ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS 
AND LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS ARE GRANTED AN EXCEPTION TO 
THE REENLISTMENT POLICY.  REENLISTMENTS WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH THE 
STANDARD PROCESS FOR PAY-GRADE AND ZONE. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY 
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010.
3.  SRB/ESRP-ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS AND 
LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS AND WHO HAVE ALREADY REENLISTED 
ONCE FOR A BONUS IN THEIR CURRENT ZONE, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A 
SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO MEET THE TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT TO 
BE APPROVED BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, 
FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC)).  SERVICE 
MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE GREATER THAN 23 MONTHS ADDITIONAL SERVICE MUST SIGN 
A PAGE 13 STATING THE SERVICE MEMBER AGREES TO REENLIST TO COMPLETE 
THEIR FULL COMMITMENT FOR TRANSFERABILITY.  AN ADDITIONAL SHORT TERM 
EXTENSION WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE 
TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT.  ALL SHORT TERM EXTENSION REQUESTS 
MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
4.  SERVICE MEMBERS IN ZONES A, B AND C THAT WILL REQUIRE PERFORM TO 
SERVE (PTS) APPROVAL PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR REENLISTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED 
TO SUBMIT EARLY APPLICATION REQUESTS BY UTILIZING THE EARLY APPLY 
("STAR") QUESTION ON THE PTS APPLICATION.  THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY 
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010.
5.  SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 24 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 48 MONTHS 
TO THEIR EAOS/EOS CAN APPLY FOR A SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO BE APPROVED 
BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, FTS, AND 
CANREC).  SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE PTS APPROVAL AS LONG AS THE 
EXTENSION DOES NOT CAUSE THEM TO CROSS INTO A NEW ZONE.  ALL SHORT TERM 
EXTENSION REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
6.  ALL SERVICE MEMBERS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO REENLIST OR EXTEND TO TAKE 
ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES.  SERVICE MEMBERS SHOULD CAREFULLY 
CONSIDER ANY REENLISTMENT AND/OR EXTENSION OF OBLIGATED SERVICE WHICH 
COULD CROSS ZONE BOUNDARIES AND THEREBY REMOVE THEIR ELIGIBILITY TO 
REENLIST FOR A BONUS.  SERVICE MEMBERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT 
WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS AND WEIGH ALL OPTIONS BEFORE MAKING 
DECISIONS.
7.  ALL OFFICERS, OTHER THAN THOSE IN CATEGORIES LISTED IN PART I PARAS 
3C, AND SELRES ENLISTED MEMBERS:  THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WILL 
COMPLETE A PAGE 13 IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM 
(NSIPS) ESR AGREEING TO SERVE THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL YEARS OF SERVICE.  
PAGE 13 WILL READ:  "I UNDERSTAND BY SIGNING THIS PAGE 13, I AGREE TO 
COMPLETE FOUR MORE YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE OR SELECTED 
RESERVE) FROM THE DATE I REQUEST TRANSFERABILITY OF POST 9-11, REAP OR 
MGIB-SR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO MY DEPENDENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS.  I 
UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS FOUR YEAR OBLIGATION MAY LEAD 
TO AN OVERPAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS THAT MAY BE 
RECOUPED FOR ANY PAYMENTS MADE TO DEPENDENTS/ FAMILY MEMBERS."  THE 
PAGE 13 WILL BE SIGNED BY MEMBER, WITNESSED AND DATED.  

PART IV - REFERENCE INFORMATION
1.  USE OF TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBERS.
    A.  SEE DVA'S WEB SITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE AND 
BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRED POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT.
    B.  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A SERVICEMEMBER TRANSFERABILITY 
PROCESS CHECKLIST ARE AVAILABLE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) AND 
BUPERS WEBSITE. HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/GIBILL. 
2.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  
- ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224, OR EMAIL 
ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN 
882-5672.
3.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// 
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