Dependent. A spouse, an unremarried widow or widower, a child, or a parent who bears that legal relationship to his or her sponsor. For the purpose of rendering care under title 10, U.S.C., chapter 55, this category may also include an unremarried former spouse. However, each beneficiary must also meet the eligibility criteria in 728.31(b) and 728.31(c).
32 CFR § 728.2
Unless otherwise qualified in this part, the following terms, when used throughout, are defined as follows: