Note: If a family member is not eligible for DEERS benefits, and thus is not eligible to receive transferred benefits, the word “ineligible” will display in the Relation column to the right of your relationship to that family member.
Repeat this process for each family member.
If the submission is successful, a Confirmation message displays.
After you have submitted your transfer request, the Sponsor information section at the top of the TEB page updates to show that the Status is now Submitted. The Status Date is blank and will remain blank until a Service Representative approves, rejects, or sets your request to a pending status.
To track the status of your request, you will need to return to the TEB page to check the “Status” in the Sponsor information section. Once your transfer request is approved, the status will be updated to Request Approved and the approval Status Date will be set to the date the Service Representative approved the request.
Tuition funds will be sent direct from the DVA to the school. Children are eligible for the monthly living stipend and/or the books and supplies stipend while you are serving on active duty. Your spouse is eligible for the books and supplies stipend, but not the monthly living stipend, while you are on active duty, because both you and your spouse are already receiving the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). If you are not currently serving on active duty, then both your spouse and children are eligible for the monthly living stipend and/or the books and supplies stipend.
Note: If you are an active duty Service member, you and your spouse can continue to use the benefit for up to 15 years after you are last released (discharged or retired) from active duty. If you are a Selected Reserve member, you and your spouse can continue to use the benefit for up to 15 years after you are last released from your last active duty period of at least 90 consecutive days. Children can use their benefits until their 26th birthdays.