b. Active Duty (AD) Member. A person who is serving on active duty (or active
duty for training) in a uniformed service pursuant to a call or order that does not specify
a period of 30 days or less.
c. Retired Member. A member or former member of a uniformed service who is
entitled to retired, retainer, or equivalent pay as a result of service in a uniformed
d. Deceased Member. A person who died while he was an active duty member
or retired member as these terms are defined in paragraphs b and c.
e. Family Member. A family member of members of the uniformed services.
Family members include persons who are related to an active duty service member who
is serving under a call or order that does not specify a duty period of 30 days or less.
Persons are also family members if the service member died while serving on such
active duty, is retired, or died while in a retired status. This includes family members of
retired members of RC if the member died while under 60 years of age and chose to
take part in the Survivor Benefit Plan. In such a case, the family member's entitlement
becomes effective on the date the deceased retiree would have been 60 years of age.
Categories of family members and their specific entitlements are as follows:
(1) Spouse, even if not actually dependent on the active duty or retired
(2) The unremarried former spouse of an active or retired member whose
marriage to the member was dissolved on or after l February l983 who:
(a) On the date of marriage dissolution had been married to the member
for at least 20 years during which time the member performed at least 20 years of
service that is creditable in determining eligibility for retired or retainer pay.
(b) Does not have medical coverage under an employer-sponsored
(3) Unmarried widow or widower even if not actually dependent on the active
duty or retired member at the time of the member's death.
(4) A legitimate child, an illegitimate child who has been legitimized or whose
paternity has been judicially determined, an adopted child who is adopted before age
21, or stepchild, who is unmarried and is:
(a) Under 21 years of age even if not dependent on the active duty or