To acquire a Basic eBenefits account: You must be registered in DEERS (Defense Enrolment Eligibility Reporting System). Enrollment in DEERS is automatic for all veterans and service members who have served since 1982. Those who served before 1982 will be added from VA/DoD records. You must have a DoD Logon or DoD Self-Service Logon. DS Logon is a secure identity form (username and password) accepted at various VA and DoD Self- Service websites. You will be eligible for a DS Logon once you are registered in DEERS. Your DS Logon will be valid for your entire life.