Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/915

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.


PUBLIC LAW 102-484—OCT. 23, 1992 106 STAT. 2709 "(b) ELIGIBLE PERSONS. — The persons referred to in subsection (a) are the following: "(1) A member of the armed forces who— "(A) is discharged or released from active duty (or full-time National Guard duty), whether voluntarily or involuntarily, under other than adverse conditions, as characterized by the Secretary concerned; "(B) immediately preceding that discharge or release, is entitled to medical and dental care under section 1074(a) of this title (except in the case of a member discharged or released from full-time National Guard duty); and "(C) after that discharge or release and any period of transitional health care provided under section 1145(a) of this title, would not otherwise be eligible for any benefits under this chapter.

    • (2) A person who—

"(A) ceases to meet the requirements for being considered an immarried dependent child of a member or former member of the armed forces under section 1072(2)(D) of this title; "(B) on the day before ceasing to meet those requirements, was covered under a health benefits plan under this chapter or transitional health care under section 1145(a) of this title as a dependent of the member or former member; and "(C) would not otherwise be eligible for any benefits under this chapter. "(3) A person who— "(A) is an unremarried former spouse of a member or former member of the armed forces; and "(B) on the day before the date of the final decree of divorce, dissolution, or annulment was covered under a health benefits plan under this chapter or transitional health care under section 1145(a) of this title as a dependent of the member or former member; and "(C) is not a dependent of the member or former member under subparagraphs (F) or (G) of section 1072(2) of this title or ends a one-year period of dependency under subparagraph (H) of such section. "(c) NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY. —<1) The Secretary of Defense Regulations. shall prescribe regulations to provide for persons described in subsection (b) to be notified of eligibility to receive health benefits under this section. "(2) In the case of a member who becomes (or will become) eligible for continued coverage under subsection (b)(l), the regulations shall provide for the Secretary concerned to notify the member of the member's rights under this section as part of preseparation counseling conducted under section 1142 of this title or any other provision of other law. "(3) In the case of a child of a member or former member who becomes eligible for continued coverage under subsection (b)(2), the regulations shall provide that— "(A) the member or former member may submit to the Secretary concerned a written notice of the child's change in status (including the child's name, address, and such other information as the Secretary of Defense may require); and