Veterans ID Card

The Ministry of Defence has announced continued progress has been made towards the new digital verification service to allow veterans to be able to apply for a HM Armed Forces Veteran Card.

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The card which will allow veterans to easily verify their service to the NHS, their local authority, and charities, helping them to access support and services where needed.

It is expected that the cards will become available to veterans later this year.

In addition to the online application process a paper-based application process will also be made available for veterans who are unable to use the online application process.

The new verification service to support applications will include:

  • online applications via GOV.UK
  • identity checks using GOV.UK’s new One Login service
  • automated service checking to confirm veteran status for most applications using MOD service records databases
  • increasing MOD’s secure card printing capacity to deal with the expected applications using a new high-capacity card printing machine
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