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expired id card policy

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the Department's limited ability to return Identification Card facilities to normal operations while complying with all safety precautions the policy for use of expired cards has been extended. Cardholders with expiration dates of 1 Jan 2020 through 30 June 2021 will be extended through 30 June 2021. The updated policy may be found HERE


Your benefits and entitlements are primarily managed through a relationship between the Defense Enrollment Eligibility System and the Defense Manpower Data Center.

What is DEERS

DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled for TRICARE and other benefits. Active-duty and retired service members are automatically registered in DEERS, but you must register your family members and make sure all the information is correct to ensure TRICARE coverage.

What is DMDC

Since 1974, the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) has served uniformed service members and their families as the central source for identifying, authenticating, authorizing and providing information on personnel during and after their affiliation with Department of Defense. DEERS is the one central access point for determining a person’s eligibility to DoD entitlements.  The DMDC helpdesk assists veterans, sponsors and their family members with DoD entitlements, benefits and medical readiness.

To find information relevant to you, please select from one of the categories below.



Information and articles on ID Card Benefits and Entitlement programs are listed below.

Links are provided which go to myPers

If you require a myPers account, please go to www.afpc.af.mil/Support/myPers/


Dependency Determination
Identification Card
Former Member/Dependent Entitlements
Retiree Entitlements


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