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Old 04-07-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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The only ID the VA issues is a veterans healthcare card. It clearly says that's what it is for on the card. My husband did recently receive a card for the new program that covers you if you are more than 50 miles from a provided, but that does not apply to us. There is no veterans ID card.

I am in the VA system

I do not have a .........."veterans health care card"
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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I am in the VA system

I do not have a .........."veterans health care card"
You should get one. They issue them at the VA-sort of. You go there fill it the paper work, get your picture taken, and then they mail it to you.


Info here
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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You should get one. They issue them at the VA-sort of. You go there fill it the paper work, get your picture taken, and then they mail it to you.


Info here

The last time I was at a VA hospital I asked and was told it was not necessary.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The only ID the VA issues is a veterans healthcare card.

Correct. And it also shows your branch of service on it too. I am looking at mine right now. No, it does NOT carry other personal info on it other than a photo. I remember those old cards. The VA eliminated those some years ago. If you don't have a veterans healthcare card, that is between you and the VA. A card just identifying you as a veteran/prior military, I don't know. Never really needed to identify myself as prior military other than VA. DD214 seemed to suffice.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Some states will identify you as a veteran on your drivers license if you request it and present your DD214. I know mine does.

http://militarybenefits.info/veteran...card-by-state/

Last edited by raggedjim; 04-07-2015 at 01:41 PM.. Reason: added link
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Some states will identify you as a veteran on your drivers license if you request it and present your DD214. I know mine does.

Veterans ID on Driver

mine does.

My car license is only $3.50 a year.....( veteran's plate )
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Some states will identify you as a veteran on your drivers license if you request it and present your DD214. I know mine does.

Veterans ID on Driver
California will begin offering Veterans designations on Drivers Licenses and State ID Cards, effective Veterans Day 2015.

Governor Brown Signs Veteran Driver
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A co-worker, and I, are veterans of the U.S. Air Force. We were both honorably discharged. Neither of us are disabled, and we didn't retire from the service.

This past Veteran's Day we had a discussion concerning military ID cards for veteran's who are not disabled, or who did not retire. If ever asked for "proof", for whatever reason, we have always produced our DD214's.

Upon further research I found that their is currently a bill to create the U.S. Veteran's ID Card Act (H.R. 2985). If passed this bill will allow the Veteran's Administration to issue photo ID cards for all veterans who were honorably discharged. Currently the VA only issues ID cards for those who are disabled or have retired from the service.

I think this is a bill that is way overdue. So, please call the U.S. Representative, for your state, and ask them to support H.R. 2985.
The state of Texas puts Veteran on the drivers licenses. I don't know if it is new or not, but noticed it on our sons license he got this year.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The state of Texas puts Veteran on the drivers licenses. I don't know if it is new or not, but noticed it on our sons license he got this year.
Maine offers veteran license plates.

Maine can also put one of your combat medals on your license plate.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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The only ID the VA issues is a veterans healthcare card. It clearly says that's what it is for on the card. My husband did recently receive a card for the new program that covers you if you are more than 50 miles from a provided, but that does not apply to us. There is no veterans ID card.

........"My husband did recently receive a card for the new program ".....

As did I.

However, it has no photo on it.
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