If you're a Veteran and do not work for DoD, you need to first get a Basic eBenefits account, then upgrade to a Premium account:
1.Visit the eBenefits site at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov.2.Click the Register button in the upper right of any page.
3.Click the Basic Account link on the left.
4.Follow the online instructions.
5.Once you get your Basic account, visit a VA Regional office and verify your identity in person to upgrade to a Premium account.