Lawmakers Demand DOD Drop Limits on GI Bill Transfers

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 83 House lawmakers are blasting a Defense Department plan to change rules on troops transferring their GI Bill benefits to dependents, calling it unfair and devastating for military morale.

“Once a service member meets the requirements for transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to an eligible family member, we must uphold our end of the commitment,” the group stated in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last week. “This change in policy is unacceptable, and we call upon you to swiftly reverse this decision.”

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