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Vets Split Over Benefits Transfer Rules



by Tom Philpott

Two of the nation’s largest veteran service organizations hold opposing views on the Defense Department’s plan to tighten rules next year on the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to service members’ spouses and children.

Defense officials have said that, starting in July 2019, eligibility to transfer GI Bill benefits to family will be limited to service members having fewer than 16 years total service — active duty, drilling reserve or a combination of the two.

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