You may access general eBenefits information using a Basic account. You may also customize it in a way that is convenient to you. Using a basic account, you can apply for some benefits offered by VA; however, you wont be able to view or access your personal information available on DoD and VA systems. If you need a higher access level to eBenefits, you need to obtain a Premium account. Premium accounts allow access to all services offered by the basic account along with secure personal information on DoD and VA systems.