Sophia Adams, a senior at Naples Middle High School, is recognized as a U.S. presidential scholar on June 4, 2019 during a ceremony at the Navy Support Site in Naples, Italy. Sailors with at least 10 years of service and are unable to reenlist have until July 11 to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members. DONAVAN K. PATUBO/U.S. NAVY
Sophia Adams, a senior at Naples Middle High School, is recognized as a U.S. presidential scholar on June 4, 2019 during a ceremony at the Navy Support Site in Naples, Italy. Sailors with at least 10 years of service and are unable to reenlist have until July 11 to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members. DONAVAN K. PATUBO/U.S. NAVY

Deadline looms for certain servicemembers to transfer education benefits to family

by Scott Wyland
Stars and Stripes

Starting later next month, some mid-career and senior servicemembers will be unable to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to family members.

New rules the Pentagon put in place last summer take effect July 12, limiting the option to transfer the benefit only to troops who have served at least six years, but not more than 16, and who commit to serve an additional four years.

The date next month also marks the end of a policy exception the Pentagon announced in January to allow troops with at least 10 years of service, but who were ineligible to reenlist for an additional four, to transfer their benefits.

That exception applied to servicemembers affected by mandatory retirement, a career-ending medical problem or failure to gain timely promotion.

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