The process for verifying your identity for VA.gov is simple and fast.
Step 1: Select a sign in option.
You can use an existing ID.me, MyHealtheVet, or DS Logon account to jumpstart the verification process. If you don’t have any of those accounts, you can create a new account with ID.me.
Step 2: Add an additional layer of security to your account with two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens access security by requiring two methods to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone. More information on 2FA can be found here.
If you want to skip this step, click "No, I do not want to secure my account at this time" at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Confirm your email address.
Step 4: Select the option you'd like to use to verify your identity.
You must complete this step if you wish to access sensitive information connecting to your veterans benefits on VA.gov, such as health records, disability claims, and G.I. bill applications.
The verification process is slightly different based on which option you choose:
Complete the information requested during each process to complete your identity verification.