How to Get a Verizon Military Discount

Active duty, veterans, and family members are typically eligible

What to Know

  • Active duty: Have one of these ready to confirm your status: Pay stub or electronic direct deposit slip, DD Form 4, SCRA status report.
  • Veterans: DD Form 214, Veteran ID card, military retiree accounts statement, or a VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage.
  • Validate your status on the Verizon site > select Already with Verizon or New to Verizon > follow the prompts to complete the signup.

This article explains who qualifies for a Verizon military discount and how to get one.

How the Military Discount Works

The Verizon Wireless Military Discount offers a discount on monthly plans and up to 25 percent off the price for various phone accessories. There is also a military discount for FIOS users.

The specific discount you'll receive depends on how many unlimited plans you have and when you signed up for them. Deals available as of early 2021 range from $10 to $20 per account plus 10 to 25 percent off on specific accessories. Discounts on accessories are higher when items are ordered online instead of in person.

Who Qualifies for the Discount

All active members with all branches of service are eligible for discounts with Verizon and veterans, military reserves, National Guard, Gold Star Families, cadets, and commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Public Health Service.

Typically, the eligible veteran must apply for the discount and provide proof of service to qualify. However, spouses and next of kin (Gold Star Family members) can apply for it as well.

How to Apply for the Verizon Veteran Discount

You can sign up at any Verizon store or apply online with any web browser to complete the process. Follow these steps if you decide to apply through the Verizon web site:

  1. Tap Check Eligibility on the Verizon military page. Once verified, the site will automatically move you to the next step in the process.

    The Check Eligibility button located on the Verizon military discount page.

    Verizon uses MilVetID through Veterans Advantage to confirm your status.

  2. On the Discounts by Verizon Wireless page, select Already with Verizon or New to Verizon.

  3. Follow the prompts to fill in your personal information and complete signup.

You can check the status of your submission on the Verizon site. Once you have your discount, it might be worth checking out the new phone deals Verizon offers.

It can take up to 10 days for Verizon to confirm your status and eligibility. Once you receive the notice, it can take up to two billing cycles for the discount to start applying to your bill.

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