All veterans with an honorable discharge status are now eligible to apply for a free ID card from the VA. It is essentially a government issued verification of veteran status. Simply put: it’s proof you’re a vet. Need to prove you’re a veteran to get a special discount or free service? This is the card in your wallet in lieu of carrying around a DD-214 with you.
Veterans with Honorable and General discharges are eligible to receive this ID card. According to a press release from the VA, eligible vets who apply should receive the card within 60 days. This is not an official government ID. If you need to prove your personal identity for official purposes, you need your passport, driver’s license, or other legal documentation.