DFAS will mail back the Letter of Approval to the sponsor. Authorization cannot be granted solely for customer convenience – an extreme hardship must exist and be validated.
To update DEERS, sponsors may need to provide documentation, such as Social Security numbers, active duty separation papers (DD Form 214) or Medicare cards.
Each family member's eligibility record must be updated separately.
(State Filed Decree that reflects the State File number). Photocopies are NOT acceptable.** Adding Newborn/Children/Stepchild To DEERS Sponsor must have the following documents for the child: Birth Certificate/Certificate of Live Birth authenticated by the attending physician & Social Security Card.
If a stepchild is being added, the marriage certificate is also needed. Photocopies are NOT acceptable.** Children Born Out Of Wedlock Female Sponsors: Child's Birth Certificate and SSN. Photocopies are NOT acceptable.** Male sponsors: Court order establishing paternity OR State Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Form, Child's Birth Certificate, SSN, and legal documents showing paternity was judicially determined. No photocopies* Adoption of Children Pre-Adopted State: Sponsor will need a Placement Letter for Adoption from the court in process, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card. Photocopies are NOT acceptable.** Final Adoption: Court Order, Birth Certificate, and Social Security Card. Photocopies are NOT acceptable.** Incapacitated Child: Initial ID cards will need to be completed at the Sponsor's ID card office.
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