Veterans are offered discounts and benefits on different products in markets, but for this purpose, they have to show evidence of them being a veteran. Wait! Would they bring their honorable discharge certificates? Just to prove that they are veterans and they deserve some discounts? That’s not acceptable, every citizen does not need certain copies of documents to prove his existence or his rank. To solve the problem, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued Veterans ID Card that has their pic and basic details on them. They can get discounts just by showing these cards.
Types of Veterans ID Card:Following are the types of the veterans’ cards:
- Firstly, there is a simple Veteran ID Card (VIC) that allows them to get discounts and special offers.
- There is another card called Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Veterans use it to get appointments at the health centers offered by VA. This card serves the above purpose as well and veterans can get discounts.
- If one wants to remain attached to his profession – the military, he can get the Department of Defense (DoD) Identification Card. This card allows veterans to get access to the military bases as well as get discounts.
- Some states allow you to specify your state-issued ID card or driver’s license with your rank as a veteran. It serves the same purpose as the simple Veteran ID Card.