Any Veteran who falls into one of the above categories and wants to transfer unused CH 33 benefits to their spouse and/or dependents MUST submit a case to the ABCMR.
The “Applicant’s Guide to Applying to the ABCMR” found on the ABCMR website answers a lot of questions including the process for submitting a case.
Public law requires that you submit your request for correction of military records within 3 years after the error or injustice occurs, or within 3 years after you discover the error or injustice.
Requests for ABCMR take an average of 4 months to process. When submitting a request to the ABCMR for TEB, please submit the following documentation:
· DD Form 149 (Application for Correction of Military Record)
· Retirement Orders
· Statement from Veteran Making Request
· CH 33 Eligibility Documents (DD 214, Active Duty Orders)
· DEERS Information (showing eligible dependent, if you have it)
In section 5 of the DD Form 149, fill in the following information: “Transfer of Education Benefits to my Spouse and/or Dependent(s) prior to separation.”
If the ABCMR approves the request, please forward all supported documents to the NC National Guard Education Services office so that the information can be inputted into the database.