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Service Members who wish to transfer their benefits to their spouse and/or dependent(s) must meet all of the following guidelines:

  • Currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces (not including IRR or ING)
  • Service Member not currently flagged
  • Family Member is currently in DEERS

 Service Obligation Requirements


​To transfer benefits to their spouse and/or dependents, Service Members must meet the following service requirements

  • already served at least 6 years of service
  • obligation to an additional 4
    • Dependents cannot receive benefits until the Service Member has completed at least 10 years of service

Failure to complete the service obligation (to include voluntary retirement) will result in recoupment of any funds recived under the transferred benefits.


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