Some veterans are encountering trouble when attempting to register with Vets.gov, a step that vets must complete to qualify for the national ID card when the VA begins accepting applications in November. Here is a work around. When you visit Vets.gov, pick option one, the 'sign in with DS Logon' even if you have never heard of DS Logon. Only then will you be able to find the option to create an eBenefits premium account, also known as DS Logon, which requires users to be enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). For those eligible, DS Logon is probably the quicker option. If you look right below the Login button, you will see a tab that says 'More DS Logon Options.' Click it, and you will see four more color-coded tabs. The first is labeled 'Need a DS Logon?' Fill out all the info, and you are good to go.
For more overviews on all veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.