Updated on October 14, 2011
GI Bill Benefit Extended to Families
I’m going to look into this more, but my understanding is that a service member has to promise 4 more years of service to actually use this benefit. Not sure why they didn’t cover that aspect. According to the law I read when this was signed into law by President Bush, basic eligibility requires a member to have at least six years of service and make a new commitment for another four to transfer benefits. The problem with this is that the military’s hands are tied. This was a provision of the law, not something the services are dreaming up to keep people in longer.