expired id card policy

The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and ensuring their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits.  In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on identification (ID) card site operations, effective immediately, the DoD is extending temporary Uniformed Services ID (USID) card expiration policy guidance for all USID cards with expiration dates between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 as follows:

  • Through August 31, 2021 for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents;
  • Through October 31, 2021 for the Dependents of Active Duty uniformed Service members, and Reserve and National Guard uniformed Service members and their dependents; and
  • Through January 31, 2022 for retirees and their dependents, and all other USID card populations.

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.

For information on obtaining a new ID card or renewal please follow the link below: 

ID Card Office Online


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/myPers/
Dependency Determination
Identification Card
Former Member/Dependent Entitlements
Retiree Entitlements

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