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Veterans to retain military ID, allowing easier access to services

Jo Fitton-Bates
By Jo Fitton-Bates
June 7, 2018
Veterans ID

Personnel leaving the armed forces will now be able to keep their military ID, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood has announced.

The move will allow veterans to maintain their emotional connection with the armed forces, allowing them to keep the card they have carried on them throughout their career. Retaining their ID card, known as the MOD Form 90, will also allow service leavers to be identified as veterans quickly and easily, aiding their transition into civilian life.

Charities, Veterans UK, which manages armed forces pensions and compensation payments, local authorities and GPs will all benefit from the change, as they will not have to conduct time-consuming checks to identify individual veterans.

The Prime Minister last year also announced plans to provide the 2.5 million former armed forces personnel cards which identify them as veterans, in recognition of their service to the nation.

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