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.
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While access to appropriate medical care is important when you’re sick or injured, its even more important when you’re trying to keep from becoming ill. Preventive health care is key to preserving your wellness, and TRICARE is expanding its coverage of preventive medicine services. TRICARE currently covers well child care for children under age five, well woman exams, eye exams, and comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention exams. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017 TRICARE will pay for yearly preventive medicine office visits for all beneficiaries enrolled to TRICARE Prime over six years of age. Read the full post to learn more!
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.
Do you have a TRICARE bill you don’t think you should have received or have questions about how to resolve a billing issue? Do you have concerns about the wait time for a referred appointment or need to find a primary care doctor? This post contains information regarding TRICARE billing solutions, access to care standards, and other pertinent details regarding TRICARE network.