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Commentary | Oct. 15, 2021

Action required: Renew your dependent's USID card by Oct. 31

By MyCG Staff


Deadlines to use expired Uniformed Services Identification (USID) cards are rapidly approaching, and the Department of Defense (DoD) has stated they will not be extending the deadline to get them renewed. The DoD’s ID Card Office online can help you find a RAPIDS ID Card office, and schedule an appointment to renew your card.

USID Card Holder Deadlines

  • October 31, 2021, dependents of active duty members, and for reserve and National Guard personnel and their dependents
  • January 31, 2022, for retirees and their dependents, and all other populations in accordance with service policy to facilitate access to benefits, privileges, and military facilities.

USID Card Holders: What you need to know
USID cards are issued to retired and reserve members, dependent family members of Uniformed Services members, and other eligible individuals in accordance with service policy to facilitate access to benefits, privileges, and military facilities.

  • Expired common access cars (CAC) do not impact Tricare eligibility. Tricare eligibility is based on Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) status. DEERS will continue to be the authoritative source to verify statutory eligibility for DoD Healthcare and other benefits. 

Resources

  • The DoD’s ID Card Office online can help you find a RAPIDS ID Card office, and schedule an appointment to renew your card.
  • DoD ID Card Office offers toll-free support: 800-538-9522  
  • CAC and USID FAQs