Oct 14, · To claim your child as your dependent, your child must meet either the qualifying child test or the qualifying relative test: To meet the qualifying child test, your child must be younger than you and either younger than 19 years old or be a "student" younger than 24 years old as of the end of the calendar year.; There's no age limit if your child is "permanently and totally disabled" or meets. Table of Exhibits Demographics Report Percentage of Male and Female Active Duty Officers by Service Branch Trends: –
Members of the military can elect several options to provide for a spouse or dependent child at the military member’s retirement or death. The SBP will pay up to 55% of the military member’s retirement pay to a spouse and/or dependent child when the retiree dies. The member can also select a lesser benefit at a lesser cost. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report is published by the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF.