Once the individualized IC is complete, Service members will be scheduled for Pre-Separation Counseling by P&PD staff. Pre-Separation Counseling, just like IC, must be completed NLT 365 days prior to EAS or Retirement date. Pre-Separation counseling covers by-law information to include benefits, entitlements and resources for eligible transitioning Service members. Caregivers and spouses are especially encouraged to attend Pre-Separation Counseling with their Service member. Upon completion of the brief, you will be registered for TRS or Retirement TRS.