VA’s eBenefits website is an online system that can give veterans and military members access to some of their VA and DoD records. You can use the eBenefits website to apply for many VA benefits as well, however most functions of the eBenefits website are being moved to the VA’s website at VA.GOV.
What Can I Do In eBenefits?
You can do many thing in eBenefits depending on your status:
If you are a veteran you can:
- Apply for Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant
- Download CHAMPVA forms
- Download VA letters for dependents
- Download a VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility
- Manage VGLI policy information
- Request a representative for VA claims
- Release medical records to VA
- Verify Montgomery GI Bill school enrollment
- View Military Personnel File
- Update personal contact information
How To access eBenefits
eBenefits is located at www.ebenefits.va.gov. Before you can access and use eBenefits you must get a DS Logon or Common Access Card (CAC).
A DS Logon is a secure identity (username and password) that is used by various DoD and VA websites, including eBenefits. If you are already registered in DEERS, you are eligible for a DS Logon. Once you have a DS Logon, it’s valid for the rest of your life.
You can register for an eBenefits account online.
There are two types of registration, Basic and Premium. Many people will be able to get a premium account online in minutes, if you can’t you will be given a basic account which has limited access. You will be told how to upgrade to a premium account which you can often do either by visiting a VA facility, mailing in documents, or answering some questions.
eBenefits is constantly being upgraded with new functions added on a regular basis. If you are receiving any VA benefits or are a veteran using the eBenefits system to access your veteran and military records can’t be beat for convenience.
For More Information visit www.ebenefits.va.gov
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