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TRICARE and You: Survivor benefits

Death is never an easy topic to discuss, but it is important that you and your family understand survivor benefits. After the death of a sponsor, TRICARE benefits continue automatically as long as all information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is current and you are an un-remarried spouse or a surviving unmarried child under 21 years old (or 23 if enrolled full time in an approved educational program or if the sponsor provided over 50 percent of the financial support). The type, length and costs of these benefits vary depending on the sponsor’s military status at the time death. Read the full post to learn more and to find out where to seek information regarding survivor benefits.