What is eBenefits?
eBenefits is a joint VA/Department of Defense (DOD) web portal that provides veterans, servicemembers and their families with resources and self-service capabilities to research, access and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information. eBenefits uses secure credentials to allow access to personal information and gives users the ability to perform numerous self-service functions. It also provides a list of links to other sites that carry information about military and veteran benefits. The portal is essential in helping veterans, servicemembers and their families gain access to and service from the VA and DOD.
What can I do in eBenefits?
Some of the features within eBenefits allow veterans and servicemembers to access official military personnel documents, view the status of disability compensation claims, transfer entitlement of Post-9/11 GI Bill to eligible dependents (servicemembers only), and register for and update direct deposit information for certain benefits. New features are being added regularly.
How do I access eBenefits?
eBenefits is located at ebenefits.va.gov. Before veterans can access and use eBenefits, they must be listed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and obtain a DS Logon. Servicemembers can access eBenefits with a DS Logon or Common Access Card (CAC). They can choose from two levels of registration, DS Logon Level 1 (basic) and DS Logon Level 2 (premium). Note: If veterans attempt to register and are informed they have no DEERS record, the VA will first need to verify their military service and add them to DEERS. All VA regional offices employ staff familiar with procedures for adding veterans to DEERS.