Newborn and Child Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Enrollment

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Applicable to: Military Personnel

This article provides information relating to Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) enrollment for newborn children.

Newborn enrollment to the DEERS should occur as soon as possible, normally within 30-days. A childís enrollment in DEERS allows for timely medical care access to Military Treatment Facility (MTF) and TRICARE. In some instances, authorized TRICARE providers can enroll a newborn child within DEERS, known as a placeholder record, until confirmed by the military member/sponsor.

Documentation

The following documents are acceptable for DEERS enrollment at the nearest uniformed Services identification (ID) card issuing facility:

Unmarried Children Born out of Wedlock, under the age of 21

A male military member/sponsor presents:

A female military member/sponsor present:

A military member/sponsor who is the childís natural parent:

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Last Modified 10/21/2014