Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)
How do Veterans who are not DoD employees or contractors get an eBenefits account?
If you're a Veteran and do not work for DoD, you need to first get a Basic eBenefits account, then upgrade to a Premium account:
1.Visit the eBenefits site at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov.
2.Click the Register button in the upper right of any page.
3.Click the Basic Account link on the left.
4.Follow the online instructions.
5.Once you get your Basic account, you can complete the online registration. If unable to complete, you will need to visit a VA Regional office and verify your identity in person to upgrade to a Premium account or call 1-800-827-1000 if in receipt of direct deposit .