Helping You Secure Military Health Care Benefits
When you married your military spouse, you understood that you were making a commitment to the armed forces as well. During your marriage, you received health care and other benefits that reflected your sacrifices.
Now, as you are divorcing from your military spouse, your TRICARE coverage may be affected. Remaining eligible for health insurance benefits can greatly affect your transition to the next stage of your life. If you do not know how to protect this military benefit, it is crucial to find a professional who does.
Depend On A Lawyer Who Understands The Military And Legal System
In Lakeland, attorney Amanda Salcido represents civilian spouses engaged in military divorce proceedings. She has extensive military experience, both as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and the JAG Corps. Throughout central Florida, Ms. Salcido is recognized for her legal acumen and ability to get results.
Can I Keep My TRICARE Coverage After Divorce?
Federal guidelines determine which former military spouses qualify to receive benefits after divorce. These guidelines are known as the 20/20/20 rule and the 20/20/15 rule.
If you meet these 20/20/20 requirements, you may be entitled to receive TRICARE benefits for life:
- You were married to your military spouse for 20 years.
- Your former spouse served for 20 years.
- Your 20 years of marriage overlaps with your former spouse’s 20 years of military service.
- You do not remarry.
Meeting the 20/20/15 requirements entitles you to receive one year of TRICARE coverage. To qualify for this coverage, you must meet these requirements:
- 20 years married to a military spouse who served for 20 years
- 15 years of overlap during years married and years of service
These rules apply to former military spouses only. Children with military parents will continue to receive TRICARE benefits.
Ms. Salcido is well-versed in these requirements in addition to others that determine how military pensions are divided. You can rely on her to take the steps necessary to obtain the coverage you deserve. Our law office is in Lakeland, and we serve clients throughout central Florida, including Tampa and Plant City.
Contact The Law Office Of Amanda Salcido To Review Your Case Today
Get honest answers to questions that relate to TRICARE and divorce or other military divorce matters during your confidential consultation. For your convenience, you can reach the Lakeland office over the phone at 863-266-4122 or online.