Veteran identification card

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Veterans Identification Card (VIC)

The Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is an identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of the Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015.[1] The VIC allows Veterans to demonstrate proof of service without the need for carrying their DD214 for discounts on goods and services offered to Veterans.[2]

The VIC differs from a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) or a DoD Uniformed Services or retiree ID Card as it cannot be used as proof of eligibility for any federal benefits and does not grant access to military installations.[3]


To qualify for the VIC, a Veteran must have served honorably in the armed forces including the reserve components, and have received a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions).[4]


  1. ^ Vern, Buchanan, (2015-07-20). "Text - H.R.91 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Veterans Identification Card Act 2015". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  2. ^ "Veteran ID Card". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  3. ^ "Veteran ID Cards: What your options are now and in the future - VAntage Point". VAntage Point. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  4. ^ Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental. "News Releases - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs". Retrieved 2018-08-09.

External Links[edit]

VIC Application Link on VA website