A dependent of an eligible member of the uniformed services who is in legal custody of the sponsor for more than 12 months (including pre-adoptive children and eligible wards of state): You must be:
- under age 21 (non-student)
- under age 23 (full-time student)*
- incapable of self-support because of a mental or physical incapacity before age 21 (non-student) or age 23 (full-time student)**
A dependent's student or incapable of self-support status must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).