Veterans ID Card
Types of Veteran ID cards
There are 5 different ID Cards that are related to Veterans, most veterans are not eligible for all of them and they are issued by 5 different entities.
Veterans Health Administration ID Card
This ID Card is for Veterans that are currently enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration Healthcare or VA Medical Centers.
Veterans Health ID Card
Veteran ID Card (VIC)
Department of Defense ID Card
Only for currently serving members of the armed forces or retirees.
CAC ID Card
State Drivers License Identifier
This is an identifier on your state drivers license stating you are a veteran
Veteran Designation on California Driver License and ID Card
Santa Clara County Veterans ID
This is an ID issued by the Santa Clara County Veterans Office stating you are a veteran.
VA Education Benefits
The VA has a suite of education benefits that are earned through service in the Department of Defense (DOD) or National Guard Bureau (NGB) or by being the dependent of a veteran. Each of these benefits has its own criteria for eligibility. Keep in mind that there are also State education benefits and if you are currently serving, possible Education benefits from your branch of service.
VA education and training benefits