Military dependent, retiree ID expiration date extended until 2021

Dependent, Retiree ID
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The expiration dates for all military dependent and retiree Department of Defense identification cards have again been extended.

In an effort to keep as many individuals out of ID card offices as possible, dependent and retiree IDs that expired in 2020 are now valid through the end of June 2021. 

In April, DoD extended dependent and retiree ID expiration dates through Sept. 30. But that date has arrived and since COVID-19 restrictions within the military largely remain in place, the Pentagon pushed that extension out even further. 

Dependent and retiree IDs that expired in 2020 can be used for benefits through June 30, 2021. They can be used for base access through March 30, 2021. 

If for whatever reason a dependent or retiree ID must be updated, however, a temporary system for remote ID card renewals, updates, and re-issuance has been put in place. ID cards updated through the remote system are valid for a year from date of issue. 

The expiration extension applies only to dependent and retiree IDs. Common Access Cards (CACs) will expire on Sept. 30 as was originally planned. Individuals currently using an expired CAC have until Sept. 30 to obtain a new one through any of the 1,600 card offices. 

As of Wednesday, the Pentagon reported 66,375 cases of COVID-19 across the force. This includes 6,092 dependents. 

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