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My Sponsor Died While Serving on Active Duty for 30 Days or Less

You're eligible for TRICARE. You'll have the same benfits as a retired family member unless you are a surviving:

  • Spouse who remarries.
  • Child who ages out or loses eligibility for other reasons.

Health Care Plans

You can use these plans:

Dental Plans

You're eligible for the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) Survivor Benefit Plan. If you enroll, the government will pay 100 percent of your monthly premium.

  • If you already have the TDP, you'll get moved to the TDP Survivor Benefit Plan.
  • If you don't already have the TDP, you can enroll.
    • Surviving spouses can enroll during the three years following the sponsor's death.
    • Children can enroll until they lose eligibilty for TRICARE (i.e. age, marriage, etc.)

Last Updated 11/22/2017

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