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What is ID.me and Responder ID?

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You may have seen a ‘Verify with ID.me’ or a ‘Responder 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.

Responder ID, powered by ID.me, allows you to easily prove that you are a first responder online.

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

Am I eligible?

Several groups within the first responder community are eligible for Responder ID.

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Police Officers

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Sheriff

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State Trooper

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Corrections Officer

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Federal Officers

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Volunteer Firefighter

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EMT

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Paramedic

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Career Firefighter

How do I verify my first responder status?

ID.me offers two options for verifying your first responder status.

First Responder Records

Walkthrough records

Enter your agency, certification date, or registry information to instantly verify your EMT or Firefighter group status. ID.me checks this information against federal and state databases.

Document Upload

Walkthrough doc upload

Upload images of official first responder documentation to verify your Law Enforcement, EMT, or Firefighter status. The ID.me team reviews document uploads within 60 seconds at a secure U.S.-based facility.

This is great! Where can I use Responder ID to get first responder discounts?

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

Apply first responder discounts to your purchase at any website with a ‘Verify with ID.me’ or ‘Responder 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.

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