VETERANS ONLINE SHOPPING BENEFIT
As of Veteran's Day, November 11, 2017, shopCGX.com proudly expanded our online shopping privileges to all honorable discharged veterans of the U.S. military. This highly anticipated change in policy grants online exchange shopping privileges to millions of additional individuals.
We are excited about this extension of privilege to all honorably discharged veterans and invite you to visit VetVerify.org to establish your authentication for this important benefit.
Thank you for your service!
TOP 5 VOSB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is the VOSB?
A. VOSB is the Veteran’s Online Shopping Benefit that began Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, honorably discharged U.S. service members will have the ability to shop online via military exchange websites – including www.ShopCGX.com
Q. Why has the online shopping benefit been extended to include Veterans?
A. Previously 92% of all Veterans, the vast majority of whom served honorably, received no military exchange shopping privilege. This proportion was even higher for recently discharged Veterans, many of whom served multiple tours and were discharged prior to meeting the 20-year criteria for retiree status. Allowing online shopping is a way to recognize those who served honorably and allows Veterans to make a tangible contribution to the quality of life of those who remain on active duty.
Q. Where do I check my eligibility?
A. A special website, VetVerify.org, has been set up for Veterans of all military branches to check their eligibility. The site accesses DoD records and informs Veterans of all branches of service whether they have the proper discharge status to qualify. Your records must be complete. Ready to find out your status? Simply go to VetVerify.org and follow the instructions. For questions regarding your verification, please reference the FAQ section on VetVerify.org.
Q. I’m Verified! Now how do I sign-up?
A. Registering online began when the program launched on November 11, 2017.
In order to create an account… You will need to know your DOD ID#. If you do not have one, you will be prompted to go to a different screen where you can enter in the last 4 digits of your social security number and your date of birth. You can then continue to complete your account. If your eligibility occurred prior to digital record keeping, please reach out to the www.VetVerify.org team. They can provide information on submitting your DD-214. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, they will add you to the eligible Veterans database and you will then be eligible to shop at www.ShopCGX.com.
Q. Will I be able to shop at all military exchange websites?
A. Yes, the shopping benefit is available exclusively online via all military exchange websites. The benefit does not extend to in-store purchases/pick-ups or grant access to your local military installation or facility.