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How do Veterans who are not DoD employees or contractors get an eBenefits account?

Published 12/07/2010 10:10 AM   |    Updated 12/07/2010 10:10 AM
How do Veterans who are not DoD employees or contractors get an eBenefits account?

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.