TRICARE and You – Benefits for parents who are your dependents

Did you know that you may be able to claim parents or parents-in-law as dependents. If you do claim your parents as dependents, they too have certain TRICARE benefits. In order for your parents to be eligible to be your dependents you must be paying more than half of their expenses. However, unlike your children, your parents do not need to live with you for over half the year for you to claim them. You’ll also need to enroll your dependent parents in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS) so that they can access TRICARE Plus. Read the full post to learn more about this program!