Frequently Asked Questions
Our worksheet can help you determine the difference between household and personal expenses.
Household Expenses include ALL expenses related to the home for all persons in the home regardless of who pays for them. Expenses can include:
The medical statement should be signed by a medical doctor or psychiatrist.
The statement should include statements (1) that the claimed dependent is incapable of self-support due to his/her condition; (2) age at which condition was first diagnosed or began; and, (3) whether or not condition and incapability of self-support is permanent.
Note: Letters from psychologists are not sufficient to meet the requirements set forth in the JFTR Chapter 10 and AR 600 600-8-14.)
Use our example of a medical sufficiency letter to get started.
Please see your RAPIDS ID office for information on card issuance and termination.More information is available at www.cac.mil/uniformed-services-id-card/.
According to the DoD Financial Management Regulation, :"a person who stood in place of the natural parent(s) to the Military Service member" is considered in loco parentis. For secondary dependency purposes, the person(s) must have been in loco parentis at any time for a continuous period of at least five years before the member's 21st birthday.
Check with your personnel office about regulations that may further define who may qualify as a secondary dependent.
Your unmarried ward may qualify for secondary dependency if the following circumstance are met (from the DoD Financial Management Reulgation):