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Veterans ID card signed into law to replace DD-214
On July 20, President Barack Obama signed into law the Veteran’s Identification Card Act of 2015 (Public Law No: 114-31).
The law directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a veteran’s identification card to a requesting veteran who is neither entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA system of patient enrollment. The law requires the card, among other things, to: (1) display the veteran’s name and photograph, and (2) serve as proof that the veteran has a DD-214 form or other official document in his or her military personnel file that describes the veteran’s military service. The law also directs VA to charge a card fee and states that the card shall not serve as proof of entitlement to any benefits.
(Army Echoes, October 2015 Edition)