(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.If you have children ages 21-23 who are full-time college students and you want to keep them covered by TRICARE, you’ll need a letter from the college’s registrar’s office verifying the child’s enrollment. And they are missing SSNs from about 430,000 military households. We’ve got help for that over here.) But it won’t be, because this is the military — and nothing is simple. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act every American needs to include a form with their annual income tax filing that proves they have health insurance for their household through their employer, buy it themselves — or pay a fine. For you, that means the Do D will be sending you one in January. To send you that form the Do D has to have the social security numbers (SSN) of all of your dependents on file.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.
The following are the options to update your DEERS information.
S.-sponsored foreign military, Do D and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the Do D, and their family members.
To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. I just tried the web site and could not find an access point for a veteran who is not in DEERS.
The following overview will assist you in registering for DEERS and verifying and updating your DEERS information.
Active-duty and retired service members are automatically registered in DEERS, but they must take action to register their family members and ensure they're correctly entered into the database.