Updating deers information

16 Oct

When was the last time you verified and updated your or your dependent’s Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) information?Taking a few minutes now to update your profile might save you hours at your next duty station.(Actually, someone with power of attorney authorized by the sponsor can also add family members, but this is rare.)Servicemembers can enroll their dependents in DEERS at any that is authorized to issue military and uniformed-services ID cards. These include marriage certificates, Social Security cards, photo IDs, birth certificates (for biological children under 21), adoption papers, and divorce decrees.If you have children ages 21-23 who are full-time college students and you want to keep them covered by TRICARE, you’ll need a letter from the college’s registrar’s office verifying the child’s enrollment.DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits.The following overview will assist you in registering for DEERS and verifying and updating your DEERS information.

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The servicemember (called the “Sponsor”) is the only person who can add (or remove) family members to DEERS. Before you pile into the car and drive down to the ID-issuing facility, make sure you have all the documentation you’ll need.

You can visit this website to find your nearest military ID card office and then make an appointment with them instead of just showing up and waiting what could be hours to be seen.

If your service member is the one doing the updating, all he or she has to do is take the social security numbers they are updating.

The most important benefits probably are health insurance coverage provide by TRICARE.

But others include access to commissaries and exchanges, ID cards, life insurance, and education benefits.