Veterans ID cards – Phase 2 update

Updated 27 April 2020

The Veterans’ recognition scheme has a 2 phase rollout. Phase 1 is complete; with Service leavers receiving a recognition card as part of the discharge process.

Phase 2 is to extend the scheme to existing veterans so that they can more quickly, easily and securely prove they served in the UK Armed Forces so they can access the services they need.

It was hoped that this would be in place by the end of 2019, but due to the requirement to future-proof the scheme so that veterans can access a wider range of benefits, the need to safeguard against fraudulent use means, this process will take longer.

Information on how to apply will be released closer to the launch date.

From: Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP

Source: GOV.UK – Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

See also: New veterans ID cards rolled out to service leavers

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