TRICARE Dental Program Survivor Benefit When a military sponsor dies while on active duty or active Guard and Reserve orders for more than 30 days, surviving family members enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) will continue to receive TDP benefits for three years from the month following the sponsor's death. This TDP survivor benefit also applies to enrolled family members of Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (early mobilization only) sponsors who die while in Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (early mobilization only) status, regardless of whether the sponsor was on active duty orders or enrolled in the TDP at the time of his/her death. Under this survivor program, the government will pay 100 percent of the premium for three years from the month following the sponsor's death. The requirement to be enrolled in the TDP at the time of the sponsor's death is waived in certain limited circumstances where the surviving family was previously enrolled in the TDP, but disenrolled due to transfer to a duty station where dental care was provided to the member's eligible family members under a program other than the TDP. For more information, visit the TRICARE Web site.