My wife is going to quit her job and go back to school next fall with my GI Bill, hopefully getting into a nursing program at some point.

There are some eligibility requirements that have to be met before you can transfer your benifits. For example: commiting to 4 more years of service.

Here's a link to the VA website


When the new bill took effect I was already retirement eligible so I don't have to do anything. I can transfer my benifits without a commitment.

A very smart thing that the congress did when they wrote the bill was to make the benifit the sole property of the military member and not community property in the event of a divorce. So a cheating soon to be ex spouse can't get your education benifits in the divorce proceedings.

BH, 46
STBXWW, 41, Serial Cheater
D-Day #1 5-26-2006 (Our Wedding Aniversary)
D-Day #2 12-26-2007
D-Day #3 5-11-2008
Separated 1-5-2008
STBX filed for divorce March 2009