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eBenefits Application and Resources Online

The DoD and VA recently announced their new eBenefits website. eBenefits enables servicemembers and Vets to directly access their personal benefit information safely and securely—as well as download a DD–214, check claims status, and more.

The content is delivered in a list which can be a bit difficult to navigate initially, but the ability to get a copy of your DD-214 and more easily apply for benefits online is a huge step in the right direction.

Editor's Note: Many veterans are likely to find the not-so-intuitive registration process to be time consuming, confusing and a bit difficult to navigate. Those who do not have a CAC card or MyPay account (Retirees, Veterans, and Coast Guardsman) will have to wait for "snail mail" (the USPS) to deliver their one-time activation code or visit a local VA or RAPIDS (DEERS) office for assistance.

When I completed "Step Two" of the registration process I received the following message: 

"You Must Apply for a Level 2 Account"  "The beneficiary has a DS Logon request with a higher NIST level."

I am not sure what that means, but we'll see if I get an activation code in the mail.

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