It is necessary to be registered in DEERS if you want an eBenefits account. If you want to apply for Specially Adapted Housing on the eBenefits portal, you need to have a Basic eBenefits account. If you want to register for a Basic eBenefits account, please go to eBenefits website at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov and follow the instructions. If you are not able to register in DEERS, you must visit a VA regional office in person with proof of identification (such as a drivers license or US passport), a second form of identification (such as a social security card) and proof of residence. A utility bill, phone bill, rent voucher, etc. can be used as a proof of residence.