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Should I create a Login.gov or ID.me account to sign in to VA.gov?

You can create either of these free accounts to sign in to VA.gov.

Both Login.gov and ID.me offer these benefits: 

  • Access to all your VA benefits, services, and information in a single, secure account 
  • A secure sign-in option that protects your privacy and complies with the latest federal security standards
  • A single account to manage your other government benefits and services (like Social Security benefits or federal job applications)

Here’s the difference between these 2 accounts: 

  • Login.gov is an account created, maintained, and secured by the U.S. government. It encrypts your stored information at 2 levels. Encryption translates your data into code that only you can access as the account holder. This means only you can access and change your information. 
  • ID.me is an account created, maintained, and secured by a trusted technology partner. It uses bank-grade encryption to keep your personal info safe. It gives you control over which services can share your information.

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VA benefits

  • Health care

    Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

  • Disability

    File a claim for disability compensation for conditions related to your military service, and manage your benefits over time.

  • Education and training

    Apply for and manage your GI Bill and other education benefits to help pay for college and training programs.

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