New Bills Propose Military Photo IDs for All Veterans

There are 2 bills presently up for consideration by lawmakers to establish a better military ID program for active soldiers and create a new photo ID card for all veterans.

The first bill, the Veterans ID Card Act, was put before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Subcommittee on Oversight and Legislation in September 2011. It seeks to grant the Secretary of Veterans Affairs the ability to issue a veterans photo ID card to those who submit a request.

The second bill was put forth in November 2011 and is currently under review by the Committee on Armed Services. The Military Service Identification Card bill seeks to authorize the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security to issue a photo ID to all military service members.

Current veterans without a military photo ID have to rely on resources through their local state government to obtain special identifications on their drivers’ license. Proving your military connection can be difficult, but it is a necessary step to gain access to many of the perks for veterans, such as veterans disability benefits. Having a military ID program from the start of active duty could help negate these problems in the future, but for now you may need a veterans’ disability attorney to help you.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today 1-855-855-8992.