DEERS Enrollment

The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is an automated information system that lists all military members and their dependents eligible for military benefits, including TRICARE. All military members are listed automatically, but their family members must be registered at the Military Personnel Section (MPS) when they apply for an ID card or when there is a birth in the family.

Required documents to register a spouse include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Official Picture ID, such as driver’s license

Required documents to register a stepchild:

  • Parents’ marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree with custody information
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s social security card

Required documents to register and adopted child:

  • Final adoption decree
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s social security card

NOTE:  Marriage certificates, divorce decrees and birth certificates must be certified.  Copies are permissible.  A 120-day temporary ID card may be issued until a certified copy of the marriage certificate or birth certificate is received.