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I am a retired military man divorced and my former spouse is receiving benefits. If I get married again will my new spouse receive any benefits.
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Allen M., Esq.
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

As your present spouse, she'd receive Tricare access and an ID card to get onto base. So yes, your new wife would gain some benefits based solely on her marriage to you as a retired member.

Any payments that your former spouse is receiving are not really benefits, but equitable distribution from the divorce.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Would my new wife be able to get a ID card and Tricare benefits.

Yes, I said that in the first response, though perhaps a bit confusing.

As your current spouse (once you are married) she would be a dependent and permitted dependent access to those benefits.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks I was a bit confused on the first response you just said some benefits but not anything specific. Thanks for the fast response!
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