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VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 11:16am
by koimaster
Military.com |5 Dec 2017 |By Amy Bushatz


The Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended applications for its new veteran identification card program due to a large number of applicants, according to a notice on its website.

The new, free ID card was ordered by Congress in 2015 as a way to give veterans proof of service at businesses without carrying a copy of their DD-214 forms. The VA a week ago rolled out the online application for the card for all honorably discharged veterans, but the system appeared to immediately face technical problems.


Tests by at least two Military.com reporters accessing the site with their own VA logins and military service credentials encountered repeated errors. One was able to successfully complete the process despite multiple rejections and system timeouts.

Currently, however, veterans who look to apply for the card are instead told they need to come back later.


•Veterans Can Now Apply for VA Identification Cards

"Thank you for your interest in the Veteran Identification Card! Currently, we are experiencing a high volume of traffic. We apologize, and want you to know we're working to fix the problem," the notice states. "In the meantime, please enter your email address and we'll send an update when the Veteran Identification Card application is back online."

Officials with the VA did not respond to requests for information on when the application will be reopened, how many users successfully applied for the ID card before applications were suspended, or how many users started but did not complete the application process.

"We are aware some veterans have experienced issues with the application process, but leaders of VA's Office of Information and Technology are actively engaged in fixing them," Curtis Cashour, the agency's press secretary, said in a statement.

"Still, many Veterans have successfully registered for the card since the program was announced, and we are excited finally to begin providing this resource to Veterans, fulfilling a promise that was made to them more than two years ago under the previous administration," he added.

To apply for a card, users had to log in to the VA website using either a DS login or the ID.me system, provide a variety of personal information, and upload a copy of a government-issued ID. They also needed to provide a shoulders-up photo to be displayed on the ID card. VA officials said Nov. 29 that users could expect to receive their new ID cards within 60 days of application.

Some veterans, such as those who receive health benefits from the VA and military retirees, already have IDs that can provide proof of service. The new IDs will not qualify as official government-issued identification for air travel or other uses. The ID card program is voluntary.

-- Amy Bushatz can be reached at amy.bushatz@military.com.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... _171205.nl

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 11:22am
by Mortuus Fakeuus
So much for the VA getting "fixed," eh? :scratch:

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 12:17pm
by koimaster
Mortuus wrote:So much for the VA getting "fixed," eh? :scratch:








:fawerqw:

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 12:47pm
by Thunder1
Our vets deserve better treatment than what they've been getting..

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 1:17pm
by codguy
Sounds similar to the roll out of Barrycare.

And to think some people might want the National Government to control our health care...................

Hello AMTRAK?

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: December 6th 2017, 4:22pm
by biglove
I deal with the VA several times/month.

Instead of paying $50 to fill four Oxygen tanks to get a guy back home, those fucktards spent $500 to overnight an O2 concentrater to us. Great use of the taxpayers' cash and the poor bastard had to sit in the hospital another night costing the VA an additional $1k.

Champus Tricare for life is great insurance for family of vets, the best insurance in the nation.

But the way the VA treats our vets, well, FUCK THE VA. FUCK THEM HARD AND FUCK THEM MEAN.

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: January 30th 2018, 6:09pm
by Mark1
Saw an update on this today, apparently the application process is opening up again.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... -vets.html

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 9:57am
by koimaster
Mark1 wrote:Saw an update on this today, apparently the application process is opening up again.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... -vets.html



Pain in the ass to go through, just make sure you hit upload after the photos of your ID and a head shot are showing on the webpage, you can preview the card as well and then download a copy of the hard which you can use until the official one shows up in 4-8 weeks. Or to save yourself all of the trouble, go to the local DMV and show them your DD-214 and they will change your license then and there to reflect your Vet status. In Oregon the law is below. The word Honorable is important.

2015 ORS 407.087¹

Definition of "veteran"



(1)
As used in Article XI-A, section 3, of the Oregon Constitution, "veteran" means a person who:


(a)
Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States:


(A)
For a period of more than 90 consecutive days beginning on or before January 31, 1955, and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions;


(B)
For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955, and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions;


(C)
For 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability;


(D)
For 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or


(E)
For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions;


(b)
Received a combat, expeditionary or campaign ribbon or medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions; or


(c)
Is receiving a nonservice-connected pension from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.


(2)
As used in subsection (1) of this section, "honorable conditions" has the meaning given that term in rules adopted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. [Formerly 407.090 (Reassigned)]


Note: 407.087 (Definition of "veteran") [formerly 407.090 (Reassigned)] was enacted into law but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 407 or any series therein by law. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Re: VA Suspends ID Card Applications

PostPosted: January 31st 2018, 3:10pm
by codguy
koimaster wrote: The word Honorable is important.



As it should be!