My dad was a veteran ( but did not belong to USAA) I have two sons that are officers in the Army and Marines and are active duty . Perhaps. Actually he can get insurance if they aren’t currently married. Now if you were in the Marines, and had a policy, and he was not in the Military he would qualify through you. My husband is retired military with a USAA account, and my name was on his account while we were married. If you find out, would you please share in the comments? Only if he was a USAA member. Hi Chris, Therefore I am not eligible . Can you skip the banking products and go straight to the insurance offerings? Mike, I’m not sure if USAA offers credit cards to non-USAA members. They have now both passed so I am also not eligible. Can USAA proof all their members qualify for this? 70% off (4 days ago) usaa hotel discounts for members Overview. Actually, Todd is correct. This was a really helpful article – it clarified quite a bit. My wife and I were on the same policy for about a year, and we decided to cancel on the policy on her car, and to add a new policy on my new car with my name being the primary. Machelle, your children cannot pass eligibility to you, but your father could. As mentioned above…once they sign up, they are a only Level 1 USAA Member until they get auto or property insurance. So, assuming your spouse is a USAA member, do this: No military only police FBI DEA not eligible. But my father has served. Restrictions apply and are subject to change. Hi Maricela, I’d say no. As they told me, your wife and drive either car but she will not be driving both cars at the same time. There for you it’s your choice. Hi Missi, you lost me here. Thx in advance. Hi Sean, it’s hard to say. _:-). It’s true, J. Money…AliveH is correct. I like the fact that USSA partnered with GT Nexus. If my fiancé is active military we are not married as of now , but we are engaged. Then, your son will gain membership eligibility through you. I was employed as a Civil servant for over 25 years. Thank you for reading my concern, I receive VA benefits.Have a VA loan.A USAA credit card. Good luck. Join? You will not be able to register for any events that take place after your 18th birthday until you have completed these requirements. It saddens me to know that as a widow of an Air Force veteran, I am not eligible to have USAA insurance. It’s very disingenuous to phrase it this way. My son was a 6 yr Naval Officer. They are both deployed on hardship tours at this time and this is the 5 th hardship tour for one and 2 nd hardship tour for the other one. Hopefully, in the near future, USAA will upgrade the qualifications for membership to include widows of veterans. You should contact customer support to verify. Your wife’s father (her immediate family) enrolled and became a member…which allowed her to join. It is a shame that enlisted men were not allowed the same benefits, but it’s true that USAA has absolutely excellent service, I agree! That’s my issue my dad is dead and i am just learning about this. If you’re already a USAA member, I don’t think they’ll take your membership away for a dishonorable discharge. I am the widow of a retired air force veteran of 20 1/2 years. I’ve seen them make some exceptions. I was discharged for a medical issue during basic, mine was catergorized as ELS, so i dont qualify…and i have long family history of service, but none of them are members…they told me i didnt qualify to join on my own. I have auto insurance, an auto loan, their credit card, life insurance, investments and homeowners insurance. Julia and I have a joint USAA account. My question is i had an Aunt that was a Member, of USAA, she retired as a Major in the Air Force, she had no children, but i am a Niece of hers, (her sister was my mother) can i become a Member? He passed 25 years ago. I know I’ve appreciated it. Hi chris, I have usaa coverage on my house and other properties. Best of luck James. God Bless USN. My Dad served in WWII as an enlisted man. Your 18th birthday falls before the end of the 2021 competition season. My father was former military but never joined USAA, so as his daughter I’ve already checked and I know that’s not an option. Can I qualify? Therefore, you qualify for membership. I was in the Air Force Reserves from 1979 to 1985 with an honorable discharge. Serving in the U.S. military does not make you a USAA member automatically. It is understood and agreed that all information exchanged with USSA is privileged and confidential; and to be used solely for the purpose of furthering  and enhancing Membership benefits To become a Member, a candidate must be accepted by a two-thirds vote of the USSA Board. 3. Untrue. My uncle also. I’ll try to get this added as a section before end of year. I’m sorry about that. My father is also a retired Military but unsure if he is a USAA member. Fax your DD214 to them and open a simple savings account with 25.00 keep copies of the DD214 for family members to use in the future so they can become members as well for generations to come. Their customer service on auto insurance is awesome- especially the really cheap roadside assistance add on. My late husband served in the Navy during World War II. Bob, wow, your dad served in WWII. I honestly don’t know the answer here. I have a friend hat wants to become a usaa member but her ex husband use to be military but not sure if he had usaa. Michael Pipia – Guardian Industries Corp. Am I eligible? The new discount codes are constantly updated on … At that time enlisted people were not eligible for USAA. Do I qualify for any level of membership? Another method that would be less convenient, but you could consider, would be to have your parent call USAA and get your USAA member number established themselves. My late husband was in the military. Again, a veteran’s widow falls between the cracks. Chris ur extremely patient lol. Inaccurate. I have a question. Last Updated on August 1, 2020. Just curious…could you please explain the difference regarding the post about the siblings membership dated September 23, 2017 @ 930am? Sorry-it is harder to get into than what everyone here is saying if the info I have received from every one of the customer care team in USAA has told me is thus far. I agree! Hi Hank, unfortunately you cannot gain eligibility from a sibling. I’d say give USAA a call if you want to be certain. Hi Justine, you cannot gain eligibility through your children. My brother-in-law was a private in the army and died in Iraq and my other brother-in-law is retired 82nd Airborne. Even if you’ve been with them for years and are a “level 2” member. It has to be your parent or spouse. Haha!! Hope that helps. I agree- love USAA for most things. Love what they did for you guys when you went on deployments. If your spouse is a member, and she holds USAA property or auto insurance, you are eligible to apply for USAA membership. USAA is a fantastic financial institution with so many upsides, such as outstanding customer service and an unparalleled online platform. Unfortunately, USAA doesn’t do a stellar job of clarifying membership eligibility requirements. No, not based only on her father’s service. I don’t know a lot of people running around with their parent’s SSN or many parents that want to give it to you so you can enter it into a webform online. Following is a summary of the membership requirements for participation in USSA alpine races this season. Maybe just getting an empathetic enrollment supervisor on the phone who Is willing to listen to you and hopefully recognize that our veteran’s wives and families serve right along with them would get your point across and keep at least one veteran’s widow from falling thru the cracks. My son is a civil servant, dtr n law & grandDtr served in the military. What was your spouse’s name? Everyone else is rated with: USAA County Mutual, USAA GIC, USAA Garrison, etc. Thank you Angelo A C. If my husband, and I had ever heard of USAA before his death, he would have joined and we would have purchased automobile and homeowners insurance through USAA. I don’t suppose 4 years in high school jrotc counts, lol. the military. Great question, and I hope this helped someone else out there! We r interested in possible transferring our vehicles for auto insurance and our home for home owners insurance , if possible. Once someone becomes a USAA member, eligibility then extends to their family members (even if those family members aren’t in the military). No exceptions. Hi KS, just summarizing some key points in the post that address your comment: 1. thanks. My mom (widow) and her husbands children were in similar situation. My father never was honorably separated after 7 months and he qualified, I would like a phone number to call USA. My father passed away 30 years ago and he served in the military but I am not sure if he was a USSA member. Hi, If I was born on a military base would I be eligible? Would my husband and myself be able to sign up. From the USAA website, the following people are eligible: Notice the last two bullets which mention “children and widows of USAA members.” It doesn’t say “children of active/former military.”. Correct, he would have had to have insurance from them for you to be eligible. I do not bother shopping around for lower rates, there is absolutely nothing that can take me away from this company. I am a veteran with a honorable discharge, but I did not retire from **This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure about affiliate links here. My husband who is deceased was in the US Army. There’s her eligibility. . DO NOT USE WEB SITE. Apply immediately. My father served in the Air Force, but he never joined USAA, therefore, my mother is not eligible. This thread was very helpful in understanding eligibility for USAA membership. Hi Elaine, I don’t think you’re eligible, based on USAA’s requirements. My sister is a Level 2 member because her deceased ex-husband served and was a Level 2 member. I think if your dad’s father was a USAA member, they’d have his records and could confirm. She is also a senior ROTC student. Would have saved my mom hundreds a year. He never joined and none of them were eligible. Was he under your member number before? Sad. If she can prove her husband’s status, she could potentially be eligible for membership. Thanks, Tony. Hi Lynne, your dad would have also had to have been a USAA member…it doesn’t sound like he was? I am working in Afghanistan as an employee with USAID starting from 2013 up to now, but not a military. Do I qualify? you probably definitely are. Can i qualify for USAA. He passed away a few years ago. Zero Day Challenge: Issues, Results, Mods, Pizza! They are basically BoA. I’m glad my google search landed me here. Is there any way that she can get membership through me? Thank you for your service! That’s always your right. My other son’s deceased father served in the military and was a merchant seaman. Hey George, I’m the exact same… I don’t shop around because USAA is just worth it. Secret Service and FBI employees can get it, Will you have to send in birth certificate or marriage certificate as proof of relationship. My father was in the army in WW2 but never enrolled in any USAA account. Does this apply for their credit cards as well? I actually laughed out loud at your reply to this one! The discharge on his military documents can only say “honorable.” Any other discharge (general, dishonorable or under honorable conditions) makes them not eligible. I have never banked with USAA, but have always carried USAA car insurance. Thank you. I wonder if that is true? My father was a medic on the 1st Merchant Marine ship at Nagasaki. Can I get USAA if my son in-law is in the military? The step children are only eligible if the step parent has established their membership. Since we signed up for auto insurance, all 3 of our children are now members. Hi Cindy, I’m sorry but no you cannot gain eligibility through your sibling. We didn’t hear as much about USAA back then. None of us have a connection to the military, Yes I think they will. Since I don’t know for sure whether or not he had it, I would like to know if the application process was definitive enough for me to trust it with my insurance and/or banking needs??? Apply, this is odd to me. I was always curious about because they make it sound so great but it also sounded so exclusive. USAA did for a few years (roughly 2010-2014) allow people without connections to established USAA insurance members to become “Level 1” members (under the above definition); that is, be eligible for banking products. Hi Lisa, sorry about this, but you cannot gain USAA membership through your children. Alexandra, thank you for the super relevant info! That’s going to be a tough one. Please advise. Do stepchildren qualify for USAA even if they were adults when their parent married their stepparent? I would recommend contacting USAA’s 800 number which I’ve posted here somewhere in the comments. Assuming your spouse is NOT a USAA member, do this: Hey Michelle you Actually could still be eligible. If your spouse was a USAA member who had held a USAA auto or property insurance policy, you would be eligible for USAA membership. Also, your spouse would need to have an auto or property insurance policy with USAA before you would become eligible to also become a USAA member. Cross Country. Like others, the advertisements on TV make this bank sound so much more appealing than my credit union. I am interested in auto and property insurance with USAA. If so, what do I need from my Dad to show his service years. A insurance. Ya know, it’s definitely not going to hurt to ask! Now that we have kids, they are eligible! Yes, employees are allowed to be members. The ability to leverage ocean logistics services has been a very positive tool in reducing our overall spend, i.e. I read the exact question 15 times and u answered it with details. The set of people are; Active, retired and honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military. He’d have to have been a USAA member who held an auto or property insurance policy. I am eligible through my spouse, who is eligible because her dad was former military and a usaa member. Not to mention just because your father or grandfather were military, if you don’t have their USAA policy number you aren’t getting in! & a member. Can I join usaa if my son’s served fire 10 years. I believe the eligibility has to do with the fact that your parents were not USAA members. thanks Timothy. I took the car in, there were two checks waiting at the shop. The ability to openly communicate and bench-marking of services/rates with a group of shippers is a very positive tool. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Unfortunately you are not, because he did not have USAA, I also asked that question, and was told no because my father didn’t sign up. Another key point is that military status and history no longer matter once you gain Level 2 USAA Membership. Does anybody know if you qualify to become a member with USAA if were in the reserves? Kind of strange barrier, but that’s their policy. USAA’s rate are generally pretty terrible compared to other banks, since they are relatively small compared to most other lenders. My dad was a former of USSA but fail on hard times and abandoned his accounts. USAA membership requirements (Howe: insurance, mortgage, home) User Name: Remember Me: Password : Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! I’m a USAA member(25 years) with Checking, Savings, Auto & Homeowner’s Insurance. He is deceased (3-16-2015….I am his widow. Thank you for your support.**. Chris- my wife ( her father was a naval officer) has had an insurance policy for us and our (now grown) children for many years. You must have his/her dob, last living address on file, ssn, and they must have had a policy with them for which you have their policy number. It’s definitely not the case today, though! He is now deceased and was never a member. Caroline, your life-partner would need to be your legal spouse. Hi Lana, I didn’t have to do this myself, but I can’t guarantee that USAA’s internal procedures haven’t changed since then. The answers are all there in this article (I sometimes have to go back and look at it myself to answer), but I guess people are just busier than I am? Hi Codie, I don’t think you can do that while you are just engaged. Pretty sure they will allow you to open an investment vehicle as well even if none of the prior applies, I am a member and called about my fiancée joining, she cant until married, but she can open a brokerage account they said. Is it possible that I’m eligible to open an account under these circumstances? Sorry! Thanks! My dad was a veteran from WWII. Alpine. Person who owes us money deposited a check in USAA account. I would say that it’s unlikely, but you should call USAA to find out for sure. I love GEICO, they’re pound for pound cheaper anyway. would be eligible. He was honourably discharged. Thanks for going into detail with this. That automatically qualifies my husband for USAA. The process was so easy and painless. Some time (had to wait until some speeding tickets aged out) after I was divorced from my former officer husband, I was able to become a member of USAA-CIC, a USAA sister company. Usaa Hotel Discounts For Members - My Best Coupon Codes. I’m sure you get tired of hearing the same old song and dance, but they really do have great customer service. Hi I have an home/ auto/ credit card and 529 savings plan with USAA. You must be handing down the membership say for example a parent to child or a grandparent to grandchildren. But your wife’s immediate family (father) was – and he is where the membership began. . Any spouse also suffered ( with worry) every day their spouse was serving. I was drafted and took physical to join USAF. Am I eligible? Hi Nancy! They’ll almost definitely require some form of documentation from you (like any financial institution), such as your social security number and driver’s license. Good luck! i.e. USAA had not yet opened up their coverage’s to enlisted. I then joined as his son. You need a copy of his “dd214”: I would love to hear back as to why parents aren’t eligible. An account holder owes money to me and there is a court order in my favor. Even though USAA is marketing itself as proudly serving the U.S. military (see picture below), they have actually widened the eligibility requirements to include regular civilians who are immediate family members of service members…. He’s deceased now so would my dad (and eventually me) be able to get it or would my still-living grandmother be the only way if she’s currently a member? 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