Dependent's sponsor MUST be present at time of issue Power of Attorney If your Military Sponsor is DEPLOYED or on TDY orders that he/she is unable to accompany you for your appointment for any reason.
A valid "General" or "Special" Power of Attorney will allow you to conduct business on your sponsor's behalf. Initial enrollment of spouse When adding your spouse to DEERS, the sponsor must be present or new spouse must have a valid Power of Attorney with the following documents.
While you are automatically enrolled, your military family members must register in DEERS separately.
And most importantly: both you and your military family must consistently update your information to DEERS, in order to receive full TRICARE benefits.
"Many Sailors aren't aware of this difference," said Thomas. Reginald Edge, director of Pay, Personnel and Benefits Branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel.