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DoD Removing SSN from ID Cards FAQ


Please reference the attachment and the link below for information on DoD removing SSN from ID Cards.

https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/smartcard/owa/ShowPage?p=index

The attached document has a few questions and answers.

  1. Who will get a new ID card?
  2. When should I go get my new ID card?
  3. Will my ID be rejected without a visible SSN?
  4. Will my medical provider use my DoD Benefits Number to process my claims?
  5. Where can I get my new ID card?
  6. What should I bring?

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Q. Who will get a new ID card?

A All DoD ID cardholders will get a new ID card with a DoD ID Number in place of their SSN.
 

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Q. When should I go get my new ID card?

A. Current ID cards should not be replaced until your card is within 30 days of its expiration date. If your ID card has an INDEF expiration date, and you would like your SSN removed, contact your nearest RAPIDS ID Card facility for an appointment.
 

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Q. Will my ID be rejected without a visible SSN?


A. Your ID should not be rejected but you may be asked to verbally state your SSN or sponsor’s SSN to access benefits.
 

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Q. Will my medical provider use my DoD Benefits Number to process my claims?


A. Until all ID cards are replaced, providers may use either your SSN or DoD benefits number.
 

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Q. Where can I get my new ID card?


A. ID cards are available at over 1,500 RAPIDS ID card centers worldwide. Visit the RAPIDS Site Locator at (http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home) to find a location near you.
 

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Q. What should I bring?


A. Bring two forms of identification. One must be a valid (not expired) federal




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