In the U.S., the following military personnel and their families qualify for a Military Epic Pass:
- Veteran: A person who served in the active military and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Active Duty (full-time): A person who is currently serving on active duty is in the military full-time.
- Reserve & Guard Forces: A person in the Reserve or National Guard is not full-time active duty military personnel, although he or she can be deployed at any time should the need arise. Members of the Reserve & Guard are eligible for the Military Epic Pass (Active/Retired/Dependent) if they are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard. (This does not apply to members of the IRR – Individual Ready Reserve.)
- Retired: A military retiree is any former member of the uniformed services who is entitled, under statute, to retired, retirement, or retainer pay. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, spending 20 or more years in the military, or permanent retirement by reasons of physical disability.
- Dependent: Immediate family (spouse and dependent children only) or Registered Dependents of Active/Retired/Veteran Military members. Parents of military members are not included, nor children who are no longer dependent. Definitions for age/eligibility requirements are defined by the military and Department of Defense.