[TFL] Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS Logon)

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  • Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:01:28 -0500

1.  The Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS Logon) is a secure,
self-service logon ID that allows DoD and VA beneficiaries to access several
websites using a single username and password.

    a.  A DS Logon supports the Personnel Identity Protection (PIP) Directive
and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) e-Authentication

    b.  A DS Logon provides a high level of authentication assurance in
situations where Common Access Card (CAC) authentication is not available.

2.  There are currently two types of DS Logon accounts available and each
provides varying access to information depending on the application being

    a.  Basic Account:  A DS Logon Basic Account is simpler to obtain, but
provides limited access to website features. You can apply for a Basic Account
online without having your identity verified in person. This account allows
limited access to information you enter yourself, such as your email address,
state, and whether you're interested in benefits for Veterans, Service Members,
or other categories of beneficiary. However, you cannot see your personal
information in VA or DoD systems. The main advantage of a Basic Account is that
it enables you to upgrade more quickly to a Premium Account when you go in
person to a VA Regional Office or TRICARE Service Center.

    b.  Premium Account:  A DS Logon Premium Account gives you the highest level
of access to website features. You must verify your identity in person to get a
Premium Account. This account lets you view personal data about yourself in VA
and DoD systems, apply for benefits online, check the status of your claims,
update your address records, and much more.

3.  Currently the following groups of people can obtain a DS Logon account:

    a.  Service Members (Active Duty, Guard/Reservists, Retirees)

    b.  Veterans

    c.  Spouses

    d.  Eligible Family Members (18 and over)

NOTE:  You must be enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
(DEERS) to obtain a DS Logon account.

4.  The number of self service applications that are accessible with a DS Logon
is growing. Below is the current list of applications:

    a.  Address Update <https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/address/>

    b.  Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) <https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/bwe/>

    c.  Civilian Employment Information(CEI) <https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/esgr/>

    d.  DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application (RCPTA)

    e.  DS Logon Self-Service website

    f.  eBenefits <https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/>

    g.  Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA)

    h.  Health Net Federal Services <https://www.hnfs.com/>

    i.  Humana Military <www.humana-military.com/>

    j.  Joint Qualification System (JQS) <https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/jqs/>

    k.  MetLife <https://mybenefits.metlife.com/>

    l.  milConnect <https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/>

    m.  myTRICARE <http://www.mytricare.com/>

    n.  RAPIDS Self Service (RSS) <https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/self_service/>

    o.  Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB)

    p.  TRICARE Online (TOL) <https://www.tricareonline.com/>

    q.  TRICARE Overseas <http://www.tricare-overseas.com/>

    r.  TRICARE4u <https://www.tricare4u.com/>

    s.  Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

 NOTE:  Additional websites will able to use DS Logon in the future.

5.  For more information about DS Login or logon or create and account, please
Click on "CONTINUE" and then click on "Create a Basic / Premium DS Logon
account."  Once your request is submitted, a confirmation letter will be mailed
to you within 5-12 business days with your activation PIN.

NOTE:  If you have a DFAS MyPay account, you will be given the option of using
your MyPay username and password to get an Activation PIN sent to you.

6.  For more DS Logon related information, Help Desk contact numbers, etc.,
please visit the following websites:




Thank you,

Milton Bell
Mailing List Mgr

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