My husband had a previous relationship (not marriage) that resulted in his daughter. She gets benefits from him (the daughter) such as medical but the mother is now asking for paperwork for the mother to be able to get on base. I don't know what the policies are that's why I'm here asking if anyone knows? Just guesstimating an answer I didn't think she received the military benefits like that (the mom). She had previous military benefits thru her family but they ran out because of her age. His daughter getting medical means she can see whatever doctor even out of base that accepts Tricare doesn't it? I'm not sure. Thank you for answers in advance!
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The daughter is entitled to all the same benfits as any child. The logistics of base for an non-spouse parent is tricky. If the child has an ID, I believe the mother can take the child on base. The ID will provide Tri-care benefits.
So does my husband have to provide documentation for the mother to get the decals on her vehicle?
Are you at a base that still has decals? Most have done away with them. I have heard of former spouses being provided a letter authorizing them to shop at the Exchange and Commissary in order to buy items for the dependent child. The same would apply for any services on base.
Yes it still has the decal, is it just for former spouses? The mother was not married to my husband
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It does get tricky since it is actually the child who has the benefits and not the mother. Anything she buys at the commissary or Exchange/BX/PX is to be for the child only and if she gets caught buying things for herself and others priviledges could get cut off.
We've been at some bases (Navy) that required a sticker some would only give a day pass for the day of the doctor's appt. So it might be just the base she is close to or she may just be trying to gain access on her own to get on there when she wants.
If she doesn't have stickers, by showing the child's id she can get a day pass the day of the appt. Yes, it is a pain to have to show up that much earlier and deal with the pass & id office to get the day pass, but if that is all the base will allow that is what she will have to do.
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Thank you! That's very helpful!
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