To ensure DoD ID card offices are postured to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits at DoD ID card offices, the following guidance is in effect through August 31, 2020:
Specific Guidance for Uniformed Services ID Cards (USID)
If a cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards which expired on or after January 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through August 31, 2020.
Termination of cardholder affiliation with the DoD or termination of benefit eligibility shall be verified electronically prior to confiscating an expired USID card with an expiration date on or after January 1, 2020.
Remote USID card renewals and reissuance shall be expanded.
Remote family member enrollment/eligibility updates are authorized.
Remote USID card initial issuance for first-time issuance or replacement of lost/stolen ID card is authorized.
All remotely-issued USID cards shall be issued with an expiration date not to exceed one year from the date of issuance.
The minimum age for initial USID card issuance is increased from 10 to 14 years.
Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reservists and their eligible dependents.
The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) will continue to be the authoritative source to verify statutory eligibility for DoD Healthcare and other benefits.
ALSO: The link below are additional instructions for specific beneficiary populations with expiring ID cards: