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MilConnect is a new online portal for DOD Beneficiaries
Posted: Friday, December 09, 2011
Category: Military Spouse Point of View

"This is my opinion and does not constitute an endorsement, opinion or official position of the U.S. Army".

Two new online efforts – milConnect and eCorrespondence – give beneficiaries 24/7 access to personnel information; the ability to update information related to health, education and other benefits; and email notifications about changes in benefits.

MilConnect (previously known as mydodbenefits) has been revamped and is available around the clock, online to all DoD beneficiaries and their spouses and children age 18 or older.

Users can sign on in several ways: 1) with CAC, 2) DFAS mypay account login, or 3) DS Logon. If you do not have any of these, dependents can register at milConnect for a DS Logon – but this request must be initiated by the Sponsor. 

Beneficiaries who use milConnect can update DEERS contact information, manage health care enrollments, locate the nearest military ID card issuing facility, view personnel information, transfer education benefits to eligible family members, view group life insurance information, and manage other information.

Army National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard can update civilian employment information.

The mobile application works today on Android phones, but iPhone app and other smart phone and mobile device apps are not far away.

Related to milConnect, is an initiative called eCorrespondence that will use e-mail notifications of changes in benefits rather than postal service letters for active-duty service members and National Guard and Reserve service members on periods of active duty. Service members will be allowed to opt out of the email notification if they choose.

Learn more by visiting milConnect at and keep your information updated.

The site has its own Feedback module so if you have any trouble while you are on the site, feel free to send them an email using their module.

I hope you find this information helpful. Remember they already have a droid app and the iPhone and other smart phone apps are not far behind.

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Posted by Danielle Prey on Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 8:54AM
Thanks for the info!

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