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Are you Eligible for TRICARE For Life?

TRICARE For Life is a benefit available to retired U.S. Military and their families. It encompasses the processing of all TRICARE claims for services rendered within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands, to individuals who have dual eligibility under both TRICARE and Medicare.  Select the options that apply to you.

Step 1: Are you eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)?

You must be eligible in DEERS to qualify for TRICARE For Life. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please contact DEERS at (800) 538-9552 for more information about your eligibility on their system.

Step 2: Do you have Medicare?

I have both A & B

You are eligible for TRICARE For Life


 I have Part A only

Is your sponsor Active Duty?

  • No - Sorry, you need to have both A and B to be eligible. 
  • YesYou are eligible for TRICARE For Life  

I have Part B only

Are you entitled to premium-free Medicare Part A?

  • Yes - Sorry, you need to have both A and B to be eligible. 
  • No -
    • How old are you?
      • I am not yet 65 years old 
        • You are not eligible for TRICARE For Life, however you may be eligible for other TRICARE benefits and will have your claims processed by a different contractor.  See http://www.tricare.mil/Plans.aspx for a full list of plans under which you may be eligible.
      • I am 65 or older 
        •  You are eligible for TRICARE For Life