United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Aug 25, 2019
In this chapter:
The term “dependent”, with respect to a member of a uniformed service, means—
his unmarried child (including an unmarried dependent stepchild or adopted child) under 21 years of age;
his dependent mother or father;
a dependent designated in official records; and
a person determined to be dependent by the Secretary concerned, or his designee.
The term “missing status” means the status of a member of a uniformed service who is officially carried or determined to be absent in a status of—
missing in action;
interned in a foreign country;
captured, beleaguered, or besieged by a hostile force; or
detained in a foreign country against his will.
The term “pay and allowances” means—
basic allowance for housing;
basic allowance for subsistence; and
station per diem allowances for not more than 90 days.
cite as: 37 USC 551