VA announces rollout and application process for new Veterans ID Card

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VA announces rollout and application process for new Veterans ID Card

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Post by Pawpaw » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:07 am

For anyone who served honorably, but does not have a retired ID card, this will prove your veteran status to get discounts from various places. Much easier than carrying your DD-214.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/43442/ ... s-id-card/
VA has announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.
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Post by DocV » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:28 am

Thanks Pawpaw. I have been wondering when the VA would start making cards available.
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Post by ScottDLS » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:44 am

DocV wrote:Thanks Pawpaw. I have been wondering when the VA would start making cards available.
I just tried to apply and the site said come back in 24 hours due to high volume of apps. :patriot:
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Post by suthdj » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Already had a VA health id for over 20 years
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Post by Pawpaw » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:43 pm

I have one of those and I've had a retired military ID for over 23 years.

There are lots of people on this forum who served, but don't have either. This is for them.
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Post by thelurker » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:19 pm

Just ordered my ID. OP, thanks for posting this. Lost my original ID years ago.
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Post by SHogun62 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:46 pm

Thank You for posting this. While I wait for the page to load, I do want to also point out that vets can take a copy of their 214 to a local DMV, and have their veteran status also put on their DLs, as well as on their CCLs by submitting with their applications. I'm sure this is common knowledge, but in the event anyone didn't know, now you do.


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Post by rotor » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:21 pm

So, after going through all of that including sending a picture of my DL I get

We couldn’t find your records with that information.
Please call the Vets.gov Help Desk at 1-855-574-7286, TTY: 1-800-877-8339. We're open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET).


I think I will just use my DL and LTC to prove veteran status. I appreciate the post though. I wish the government couldn't find my records when it comes to paying taxes.

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Post by Liberty » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:38 pm

Is there an advantage to getting a veterans card if you have a DD-214 filed away and Veteran marked on your license?
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Post by TexDotCom » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:48 pm

I tried to apply but apparently, a la healthcare.gov, the application portion of the site has crashed due to volume. Allegedly I will receive an e-mail when the form is available again.
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Post by pbwalker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:03 pm

TexDotCom wrote:I tried to apply but apparently, a la healthcare.gov, the application portion of the site has crashed due to volume. Allegedly I will receive an e-mail when the form is available again.
Same here. Hopefully it'll be back up and online soon. This is a lot easier than using a DD214.
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Post by stash » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 am

Read this morning on a military website that the program has been suspended due to the volume of applications and apparently some technical problems.
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Post by txglock21 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:15 am

pbwalker wrote:
TexDotCom wrote:I tried to apply but apparently, a la healthcare.gov, the application portion of the site has crashed due to volume. Allegedly I will receive an e-mail when the form is available again.
Same here. Hopefully it'll be back up and online soon. This is a lot easier than using a DD214.
Yep, same here. STILL waiting for an email reply. I'm not holding my breath though....this is the VA. Sorry, for the negativity, but just an other bad experience when dealing with the VA. :banghead:
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Post by Liberty » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:24 am

Is there an advantage to having this card over having "VETERAN" printed on our license?
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Post by txglock21 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:37 am

Liberty wrote:Is there an advantage to having this card over having "VETERAN" printed on our license?
I don't know for sure, but I have had issues with a few places like Home Depot refuse the DL or LTC w/ veteran saying they needed "something" from the military ie..DD214. I know it sounds silly, but maybe it's more "official". :headscratch
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