The BDD has been around for quite a while, but is generally used for regular retirees vs those put out for medical reasons. Reason being is that regular retirees have much more lead time, 6 months in many cases, whereas a Chapter 61 retiree will have 2 months if they're lucky.
I've gotten two stories about going the BDD route so far.
Called the VA RO and they said the Naval hospital has a disabled transition assistance officer that should be able to help.
Called the VA RO again about a week later to discuss something else and the topic came up again. This time they said wait until I find out when I have my MEB, then get into a DTAP class and get it done then. I don't think that will give some people enough time.
I'm going to talk with my CCC and see if I can get into DTAP around the time my next LIMDU period starts. Before that, today I'll be calling the hospital to see if they really do have a disability transition assistance officer and see what they have to say.