Transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits easier with virtual application
By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
/ Published January 29, 2010
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas -- A new module in the virtual Military Personnel Flight that will simplify the process of transferring Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependents is set to launch this month.
The new vMPF module will check an Airman's eligibility and allow him or her to fill out, sign and send the required statement of understanding to the Automated Records Management System virtually.
Airmen will continue to use the Department of Defense Transfer Education Benefits Web site to complete their application. The vMPF module will simplify the process by allowing Airmen to see if they are eligible to apply and to complete their statement of understanding form online.
Airmen who already have submitted their applications using the former process do not need to take any additional action. The new module applies to Airmen who have not yet submitted their statements of understanding.
Eligible Airmen who access the vMPF module will see an introductory page which provides general guidance and direction for transferring education benefits using the DOD TEB site. The introduction page links to additional Post-9/11 G.I. Bill information as well as to the statement-of-understanding page.
An ineligible Airman who accesses the module will see one of several notifications explaining why he or she is ineligible to transfer his or her education benefits. Possible notifications are that an Airman has not completed the required six years of service or has not enlisted for a long enough time to apply.