Updating deers

22 Feb

Each dependent, however, must be enrolled separately by the service member.The service member can add a new family member into DEERS in person at any military ID card-issuing facility.If your service member is the one doing the updating, all he or she has to do is take the social security numbers they are updating.If you’re the one doing the update, however, you’re going to need a special power of attorney for military ID cards or a form DD 1172-2, which has to be filled out and notarized. There have been some reports of spouses updating social security numbers at an ID card office without power of attorney or the DD 1172-2.You can update DEERS online, by phone, fax, mail or through their military personnel office.

DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits.

The servicemember (called the “Sponsor”) is the only person who can add (or remove) family members to DEERS. Before you pile into the car and drive down to the ID-issuing facility, make sure you have all the documentation you’ll need.

(Actually, someone with power of attorney authorized by the sponsor can also add family members, but this is rare.)Servicemembers can enroll their dependents in DEERS at any that is authorized to issue military and uniformed-services ID cards. These include marriage certificates, Social Security cards, photo IDs, birth certificates (for biological children under 21), adoption papers, and divorce decrees.

Sponsors or registered family members may make address changes, however, only the sponsor can add or delete a family member from DEERS, and proper documents are required such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree and/or birth certificate.

(DEERS) A database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U. TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve or TRICARE Young Adult) remember to also change your address and other personal information with your regional contractor.