I am a retired Army reservist who transferred my GI Bill benefits to my daughter. I did two years of active-duty time after 9/11, plus a tour in Iraq. I also served on active duty during Vietnam, and after getting out in 1972, I used the GI Bill available at the time. VA told me that I can use only one GI Bill in a lifetime and that I’m entitled to only three months under the new one, completing a maximum entitlement of 48 months. Is VA correct, or is this a decision I can appeal?
Unfortunately, the law states that a veteran may receive a maximum of 48 months of full-time entitlement. So if you transferred your GI Bill benefits to your daughter and have used 45 months of entitlement, then she would receive only three months of education benefits.