New VA Login Method May Improve Online Access for Veterans

New VA Login Method May Improve Online Access for Veterans
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The VA is the latest federal agency to add to its website and mobile applications. Veterans can now create an account on to consolidate access to a continually expanding list of federal government websites. 


Your username and password can be used to access any agency that partners with Those agencies include USAJOBS (Office of Personnel Management), TSA PreCheck and Global Entry, the Small Business Administration, and more. uses two pieces of information to securely sign in and protect your information; a password and authentication method, either a one-time code sent to your phone or authentication app.


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The program is administered by GSA’s (General Services Administration) Technology Transformation Services and uses the highest standards of security.


There is no requirement to establish a account. and MyHealtheVet can still be accessed with current login methodologies. For, that includes, DS Logon, and MyHealtheVet; the VA recommends those using MyHealtheVet switch to a different logon method, but still allows access through MyHealtheVet.  


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“ is a secure digital credential designed to streamline how users access government benefits and services,” said VA Chief Technology Officer Charles Worthington in a June 28 press release. “As part of the department’s digital transformation efforts focused on continuous improvement, we’re embracing the innovative technology designed by to provide our Veterans a seamless sign-in experience to better serve, engage and enhance the customer experience.”


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Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret)
Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret)

Frost co-leads MOAA's Financial and Benefits Education program and is also an accredited Veteran Service Officer (VSO), providing VA disability compensation claim and appeal information and advice to the military community.