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What is ID.me and Government ID?

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You may have seen a ‘Verify with ID.me’ or a ‘Government ID’ button on a website where you were shopping. ID.me helps you prove your identity across multiple websites. It serves the same purpose as the physical ID cards you carry in your wallet — but for the internet.

Government ID, powered by ID.me, allows you to easily prove that you are a teacher online.

Browse the complete list of teacher discounts on ID.me Shop. Apply the discount wherever you see the ‘Verify with ID.me’ or ‘Government ID’ button — typically at checkout.

Am I eligible?

Several groups within the government community are eligible for Government ID.

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Federal Government Employees

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State Government Employees

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Local Government Employees

How do I verify my government employee status?

Email Verification

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Submit your government agency email address to receive a verification code to confirm your government employment.

*If you encounter an error while verifying your government employee status, contact our member support team about adding your agency email extension to our database.

This is great! Where can I use Government ID to get government employee discounts?

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Finding government employee discounts has never been easier. Visit ID.me Shop to browse top brands and discover our most popular deals.

Apply government employee discounts to your purchase at any website with a 'Verify with ID.me' or 'Government ID' button.

Keeping your information safe

ID.me is a digital platform that helps people like you easily prove your identity so you can access online services and benefits online. This is to help make sure you’re you--and not someone pretending to be you.

ID.me provides the strongest identity verification system available to prevent fraud and identity theft. We use bank-grade encryption to keep your personal information safe. And you control which services and businesses you share your information with, always giving your explicit consent.

Hundreds of well-known private-sector companies (like Linkedin, Ford, and USAA) and government agencies (like the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the California DMV) have also chosen ID.me to help keep their customers’ personal information safe.

More questions?

Check out our  FAQ.

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