My DD told me that her father is going to give her his GI Bill benefits - $4k/semester - meaning she will receive $1333/month for college tuition for each semester she is enrolled in school. My DD has received a full ride scholarship at a local college. She will also receive money from the state for her gpa throughout her entire time in high school. This is called KEYES money. This money will go towards books for her first and second semester. My ex told my DD that as long as she attends college she can receive these funds compliments of the US government.
My question is to you ladies with military expertise can my ex actually get away with giving our DD this benefit? I know military members can ask for their GI bill and use it at their 'discretion'. My problem with this is that 1. It's taxpayer funded money that my DD will get for free. This money could go towards someeone's child that actually needs financial assistance for college. 2. All this money is (to me anyway) a means for my ex to win our DD's love. My ex already owes my DD a certain amount of money (as per our settlement agreement) to pay for college. 3. My DD will have all this money every month to spend - something I'm NOT very happy about. She has proven to me that she can be financially responsible BUT the extra money that her father will be giving her is too tempting. My DD already works and can afford to live on her own. 4. My ex could use this free money as a means to make-up for his inability to not pay the agreed to college support on our settlement agreement.
I'm very tempted to intervene and tell my DD that this money should be sent to a fund to pay for her Master's Degree which she plans on persuing once she gets her undergrad degree. If I don't do this I'm afraid that my ex (and I know him oh so well) will be using this money as a means to win his DD's love and affection. He's a sly scumbag fox when it comes to finagling his way into anyone's life. I'm about to call my attorney and discuss this with him. This, to me, goes beyond my ex's 'support' for his DD while she attends college.