Tag: Coast Guard Health Benefits Administrator

TRICARE and You – Dependent Adult Children

If you have an adult child that remains dependent on you for support, they may be eligible for TRICARE benefits. In order for your child to qualify to remain your eligible dependent after age 21, or age 23 if a full time student, they must be declared as “incapacitated”. In order to meet these criteria they must be incapable of providing their own support and dependent on their TRICARE sponsor for over 50 percent of their support. Additionally the incapacitation must have occurred before age 21 or age 23 if a full time student. Your child must also be unmarried. If they are married and become unmarried, you can apply for reinstatement of benefits. Read on to see if your child qualifies, and if so what benefits that they may be entitled to.

TRICARE and You – Mental health care

Mental health issues are often difficult challenges for Coast Guard members and their families. There’s frequently a lack of knowledge about where and how to get help, concern about stigma, career implications and other social concerns. But help is available for members and families suffering from mental health problems. This article will provide you with some of the available resources.

TRICARE and You – Veterans’ Affairs

If you’re separating or retiring from active service you may be considering applying to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) for benefits. If you have a service related injury or illness you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation, or receive care from a VA medical facility. Preparing correctly can make the process of obtaining VA benefits much easier and receive any authorized benefits faster.

TRICARE and You – Tools

Do you ever wonder where to go when you need TRICARE assistance? TRICARE offers numerous tools that can help you navigate through the TRICARE system. These tools can assist with a variety of topics from claims, referrals, and beneficiary education. TRICARE has numerous podcasts, TV episodes, and news articles, which cover a vast amount of information. As a beneficiary, it’s important to know where to go for these helpful tools and resources. Read the full post to learn all about the different TRICARE tools.