New, more secure veterans ID cards coming

The Department of Veterans Affairs is replacing the The Department of Veterans Affairs is replacing the current Veteran Identification Card with a more secure version that no longer includes the Social Security number.

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Veterans enrolled in VA Health Care should be on the lookout for a new ID card.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is replacing the current Veteran Identification Card with a more secure version that no longer includes the Social Security number. The card more closely resembles a traditional ID card issued by major health insurers. The new VA card includes a small logo indicating the beneficiary's branch of service, along with other service-related information. The card can be used to obtain health services at VA medical facilities.

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The VA says it plans to begin mailing out the new cards next month. All veterans enrolled in VA Health Care should receive a new card by July. The current Veteran Identification Card can be used until the new one arrives.

Go to bit.ly/vacards or call 877-222- VETS (8387) for more information.

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