How do I know which National Guard benefits my Family members qualify for?

A Soldier of the 230th Signal Company, Tennessee Army National Guard, reunites with his son upon return from deployment to Kuwait. Tennessee Army National Guard photo by SGT Sarah Kirby

The Army National Guard offers a host of benefits to Guard Family members. Spouses and children qualify for health care benefits through TRICARE Select, TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE’s Transitional Assistance Management Program, if the sponsoring Soldier qualifies. Qualifying Soldiers may also extend benefits to Family members for dental coverage through the TRICARE Dental Program and vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). 

Life insurance coverage is available to Families through the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance.

National Guard Soldiers who qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill have the option of transferring education benefits to a spouse or child, and an array of scholarships, grants and professional opportunities are available to spouses and children through the National Guard Family Readiness Group, the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program and partnering organizations.

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For detailed information about the exact benefits for which your Family qualifies, talk to your command, your State Education Service Officer, your State Family Program Director or an official TRICARE representative.

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