How do I change my name in DEERS?
If your name has changed upon separation from the Armed Services because of marriage, divorce, or a legal name change, you need to update your name in DEERS to remain eligible for benefits.
To update your name in DEERS, follow these steps:
1. Call the DMDC Support Office (DSO) so that a representative can tell you which documents you should provide to process the name change.
· Phone numbers and hours of operation:
o (800) 538-9552
o (866) 363-2883 (for the hearing impaired)
o Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (Closed on federal holidays)
2. Mail or fax a copy of the relevant name change document (i.e., marriage or divorce certificate) to the DSO. Include your social security number, current phone number, and address.
· Mailing address:
Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office
400 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA 93955-6771
· Fax number:
NOTE: The name change process takes from three business days to three weeks to process. You will be contacted by phone or mail when the name change has been completed.