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Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 Transfer of Benefits

FlagGeneral Overview

The Post 9/11 GI Bill, effective August 1, 2009, can be transferred to dependents.

Basic Eligibility

View information on the U.S. Department of Veterns Affairs website about Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents

To Enroll

The dependent can apply for benefits through the Veteran Affairs eBenefits website after benefits have been transferred.

  • Each semester, the student will fill out a Veteran Enrollment Card and submit it to UC Merced's Veteran Services Office.

Changes to Schedule

  • All changes to the student's schedule (adds, drops, class cancellations, and/or withdrawals) must be reported to the Veteran Services Office.
  • All changes to the student's major or if transferring in from another school will require the student to contact the Veteran Services Office.

Contact Information

UC Merced's Veteran Services Office
209-228-2736 | veteranservices@ucmerced.edu

Veterans Administration Educational Office
888-442-4551

Veterans Administration Direct Deposit information
888-442-4551