There are many benefits that spouses or children of military families are eligible to receive. Benefits include things like healthcare, which may cover medical bills, provide dental care, pharmacy benefits etc.
THE FIRST STEP
To access benefits, you must receive a military ID card by registering in the military’s personnel system The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
*You must be a service member’s spouse or child. In certain circumstances, other family members can also receive ID cards.
Active duty and retired service members are automatically registered in DEERS. To register a family member, visit: http://tricare.mil/Plans/Eligibility/DEERS/RequiredDocuments.aspx
Military families can receive healthcare and aid in paying medical bills through TRICARE. TRICARE is not an insurance company, but it operates much like one in that it helps military family pay for medical care and receive healthcare.
Dental care is also provided to Military families.
Visit the following pages for more information on Dental Care for military families:
For more information and other military benefits, please visit: http://www.military.com/spouse/military-benefits/military-spouse-and-family-benefits-101.html