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Military, First Responders, and More

ID.me Category Eligibility

Military / Veterans
First Responders
Nurses
Teachers

 

Military / Veteran Eligibility

The following members of the uniformed services (Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Space Force, US Public Health, and NOAA) are eligible for Military group affiliation:

  • Active Duty
  • National Guard
  • Reserves
  • Veterans
  • Retirees
  • Military Spouses
  • Surviving Spouses (See Instructions Below)
  • Immediate Military Family Members

The following groups are ineligible

  • Civilian employees
  • Veterans with less than honorable discharges
  • Service members serving in a non-U.S. military
  • Service members not listed above (e.g. Coast Guard Auxiliary)

Note: Partners may restrict some offers to certain Military subgroups (for example, an offer may be available only to Active Duty members, and not family, retirees, etc.) Accepted affiliations are always at the partner's discretion.

How do I verify my Military status if I am a Surviving Spouse? 

To verify as a surviving spouse, be sure to have scanned copies or digital photos of the following document(s) before you begin:

Service Member - If your spouse passed away while still serving, please provide:

  • Dependent ID Card, or
  • Casualty Report (DD Form 1300)

Retiree - If your spouse was retired from the military, please provide:

  • Dependent ID Card

Veteran - If your spouse passed away after discharge, please provide:

  • DD214, or
  • NGB form 22, or
  • VA Eligibility Letter (if you are receiving VA benefits)

To verify as a Military surviving spouse:

  1. Sign into your meMy Account page.
  2. On the Overviewtab, look for the My IDs section, and click Manage IDs.
  3. Either click your existing Militarycard, or click Add, if this is your first verification.
  4. Click Verify by uploading documentation.
  5. Choose your military affiliation (Service Member, Retiree, or Veteran), based on your spouse's military affiliation at the time they passed away.
  6. Enter your personal information requested. (NOTE: In these fields, enter yourinformation, not your spouse's.)
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Click Choose Fileand find the scanned file or digital photo of the appropriate document, then click Open.
  9. Click Verify Now.

As soon as your document is verified, you'll be able to immediately access Military offers.

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First Responder Eligibility

ID.me defines a First Responder as an active or retired employee of an emergency service who is likely to be among the first people to physically arrive at the scene of an emergency.

We verify the following occupations as First Responders:

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

  • Police Officers (Federal, State, and Local) - Active & Retired
  • ​Sheriff / Sheriff's Deputy
  • Correctional Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer(for example, Customs & Border Protection Officer, Air Marshal, etc.)
  • Park Police & Park Rangers
  • Probation & Parole Officers
  • Bridge and Tunnel Officers
  • Detention Officers
  • Railroad Police Officers
  • School Resource Officers
  • Auxiliary & Reserve Sheriff Deputy or Police Officers
  • Animal Control Officers who are credentialed as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fire Marshals who are certified Law Enforcement Officers
  • Court Bailiffs/Court Officers (must be hold law enforcement credentials)

FIREFIGHTERS

  • Career Firefighter (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Wild-land firefighter/ Prescribed fire burn manager
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Fire Marshal

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Helicopter Pilot
  • Flight Nurse

911 DISPATCHERS (for select offers only)

  • Police, Sheriff, Fire or EMS Dispatcher
  • Fire Communications Officer
  • Public Safety Telecommunicator

NOTE: We do not verify the following occupational titles as First Responders:

  • Doctors, Registered Nurses, or other medical professionals
  • Ski Patrol - unless you have a current EMT License
  • CERT Team Members (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • VIPS - Volunteers in Police Service
  • Search and Rescue Team Members
  • Emergency Management Teams
  • Emergency Management Volunteers
  • Transportation Security Officer for TSA
  • Chaplains
  • Civilian Employees (Staff, Employees, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, etc.)
  • Community Outreach Specialist/ Service Aide
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Coroner
  • Corrections Staff (Civilian Employees)
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Crime Scene Analyst/Tech/Lab
  • Deputy Clerk
  • Sanitation Workers
  • Private Security Officers
  • Private Security Guards
  • Armed Security Guards / Officers
  • Victims Witness Assistants
  • Peace Corps
  • Highway Workers / Road Patrol
  • Forensic Services  
  • Social Workers
  • Hospital Employees (Eligible under the Hospital Employee affiliation)
  • Nurses (Eligible under the Nurse affiliation)
  • Doctors (Eligible under the Medical Provider affiliation)

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Nurse Eligibility

You are eligible to verify as a Nurse if you have graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license.

We can verify the following occupational titles as a Nurse

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Practical Nurse
  • Professional Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Professional Nurse
  • Vocational Nurse

Also: Certified Nurse Aide, Clinical Nurse, Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant, School Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Travel Nurse

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Teacher Eligibility

You qualify for the Teacher group affiliation if you have (or retired from) one of the following occupational titles. 

Classroom Teachers (PreK-12)

  • Certified Teachers
  • Certified Teacher Aides
  • Certified Teacher Assistants
  • Certified Educational Assistants
  • Certified Substitute Teachers
  • Teaching Interns
  • Specialized Teachers(Speech-Language Pathologists, Hearing Impaired, JROTC, Music, Dance, Dramatic Arts, Art, Journalism, Speech, Home Economics, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Family and Consumer Science Engineering, Agriculture, Marketing, Athletic Coaching, etc.)

Principals and Assistant Principals (PreK-12)

  • Principals
  • Headmasters
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Principals
  • Vice Principals

School Employees (PreK-12)

  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • School Nurses
  • Head Start Teachers / Staff
  • Librarians / Educational Media Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Any Child Development Staff(working with children under Pre-K - Kindergarten level)
  • Pupil Personnel Services
  • Driver Education
  • Other School Employees(School Cafeteria, Maintenance, Office, Computer IT Staff, etc.)

College/University Professors

  • Professors
  • Adjunct Faculty

NOTE: Some offers may be restricted from some of the above groups. The following titles are not eligible for the Teacher affiliation: teachers with expired credentials; uncertified homeschool teachers; college and university employees who are not Professors or Faculty.