ID Cards – Who Is Eligible?
You and your family need to have ID Cards in order to get all the benefits you are entitled to during active duty. Every member of the family should have an ID card. The Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (ID) gives you access to the benefits of being a family member of a National Guard soldier or Airman.
Spouse; Unmarried children between the ages of 10 and 21 (all children under 21 must be unmarried); Children under 10, if they are not living with the Guard or Reserve member; Unmarried children over 21 who are mentally or physically disabled or unable to support themselves; Unmarried children between the ages of 21 and 23 who are full-time college students ; A child of any age with severe physical or mental handicap; Unremarried widow or widower; Parents or in-laws for whom the Guard or Reserve member provides more than half of their income.
These cards will authorize appropriate medical, commissary, exchange and MWR benefits and privileges for the period of active duty specified on the members’ orders.
Enrollment Verification – DEERS
Family members must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Family members are enrolled when they are issued an identification card or when the military member submits a verified and signed DD Form 1172. You will need to prove eligibility. Some Things You’ll Need to Bring: Birth Certificates, Marriage License, Copy of Spouse’s Active Duty Order, Driver’s License, etc. Please check below for various ID Card Facilities and acceptable forms of identification. We advise that you call ahead to confirm specific documentation requirements and hours of operation.
Remember to update your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record when your eligibility and personal information changes. These include changes in your military career, address, and/or family status (marriage, divorce, birth, adoption, etc.) DEERS 800/538-9552.
Due to the implementation of Homeland Security, in order to issue a new military ID for anyone over the age of 18, we are now required to verify 2 valid (unexpired) forms of identification (1 must be a photo ID). Children under age 18 must have 1 valid form of identification. If you do not have the required documents we will not be able to issue an ID card at this time. Please speak to a Customer Service Representative if there are any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.