Biological and adopted children can get TRICARE until their 21st birthday in most cases. There are some exceptions to the age limit.
At age 21, your child may qualify for TRICARE Young Adult if they:
There are premiums for TRICARE Young Adult. If your child doesn't qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult, they can purchase the Continued Health Care Benefit Program.
There are some exceptions to the age limit.
Your child can get TRICARE until their 23rd birthday or graduation (whichever is first) if enrolled full time at an approved college. The sponsor must provide at least 50% of the child's financial support while in college.
If your child gets married, then they can’t get TRICARE as your dependent. But they may qualify to purchase the Continued Health Care Benefit Program.
If your child is severely disabled or incapacitated, they can get TRICARE beyond the normal age limits (21 or 23 as described above).
Last Updated 12/19/2017
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