DD Form 2788, Child Annuitant's School Certification is a document used to decide if a child receiving annuities from the Survival Benefit Plan or Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan is eligible to continue receiving them after their eighteenth birthday. The latest fillable version of the DD Form 2788 - sometimes confused with DA Form 2788-R, Technical Data Feeder Report (LRA) - is available for download and digital filing down below.
The latest version of the form was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in November 2005 with all previous editions being obsolete. A copy of the form will be sent to the student-annuitant four months prior to their eighteenth birthday. The annuitant's eligibility for benefits ends at their eighteenth birthday if they do not attend an accredited school, college or university at the time of their birthday.
If they attend an accredited school, they are eligible to receive annuity until the age of twenty-two.