Originally Posted by gsmolin
My question is: when do you do this, and do you have to do it while you're still on active duty?
Do you mean "To use the benefit, do my kids have to start school while I'm still on AD?" I'm pretty sure the answer to that is "no." But you do have to transfer the benefits to your dependents while you are still on AD.
I sure wish I could transfer my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to my daughter, but I'm not on AD. A one-day recall to AD would sure be handy. BTW, there was legislation to allow retirees to transfer these benefits, I don't know if it will be approved in today's fiscal environment. I'd be against it. But if it passes, I'll be among the first in line to seek a hefty transfer of benefits.