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Re: Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]
« Reply #150 on: September 26, 2018, 16:55:54 »
I have a really simple, and really dumb, question.

How do I go about getting a Veteran's ID Card.

I'm totally frustrated searching both the DND and VA websites for information.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]
« Reply #151 on: September 27, 2018, 07:33:09 »
I guess you saw this on the VAC website:

National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada introduce the new Veteran’s Service Card.

The new Veteran’s Service Card (VSC) helps you stay connected to military and Veteran support programs during your transition from military to civilian life. This card also recognizes your service as a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member.

As of September 2018, all eligible members will automatically receive a Veteran’s Service Card when they release from the CAF. CAF members and Veterans released between February 2016 and September 2018 can apply online for their VSC starting December 1, 2018. CAF members and Veterans released before 2016 can request their card after summer 2019.

For more information, please visit the Veteran’s Service Card page: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/benefits-military/transition/service-card.html

Suggest you review the above webpage. Lots of FAQ's. Apps will be on line eventually.

Extract: An online application process will be put in place December 1, 2018 for Veterans who released between 2016 and 2018 (stage two). A process for requests for VSCs by eligible Veterans who released prior to 2016 (stage three) will be ready for summer 2019.
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Re: Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2018, 14:31:30 »
I have an even simpler dumber question, are there really so many fake Veteran's out there that we need a card to identify ourselves?
Am I missing something, or is that literally its only function? I mean thanks, sweet gesture but... give it a purpose of SOMEKIND.

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Re: Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]
« Reply #153 on: November 07, 2018, 14:45:17 »
I have an even simpler dumber question, are there really so many fake Veteran's out there that we need a card to identify ourselves?
Am I missing something, or is that literally its only function? I mean thanks, sweet gesture but... give it a purpose of SOMEKIND.

Better proof for a veteran/military discount than a CFOne card, IMHO.
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Re: Return of NDI 75: Veteran Service Card [Merged]
« Reply #154 on: December 04, 2018, 07:54:14 »
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/benefits-military/transition/service-card.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_veterans-service-card&fbclid=IwAR3lWc8ttSLpzOYO2s1XUIl75sLjayLaYuhmXnGEDd6WQkR7XWy7M6Vt-SY   (FAQ's at Link)

Recently released CAF members can now request the new Veteran’s Service Card - 3 Dec 18

Veterans released between February 2016 and September 2018 can now request their Veteran’s Service Card, with the downloadable, mail-in application form available below. The form lists the information you will need to provide for verification of previous military service. The use of a mail-in application form is necessary to conform to federal privacy and security considerations.

The new Veteran’s Service Card (VSC) helps you stay connected to military and veteran support programs during your transition from military to civilian life. This card also recognizes your previous service as a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member.

It is estimated that there are 26,000 veterans who are now eligible to apply for their Veteran’s Service Card. Another estimated 450,000, who have honourably released prior to February 2016, will be able to apply for their Veteran’s Service Card during the summer of 2019. This staged approach allows the Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure that the necessary resources are in place to verify, produce, and distribute the Veteran’s Service Cards.

Who is eligible
You are eligible to receive a Veteran’s Service Card if you have:

 - completed basic training and
 - been honourably released from the CAF

As of September 2018, all eligible members automatically receive a Veteran’s Service Card as they release from the CAF, and will receive their card during their final release interview.

Veterans released before February 2016 will be able to request their Veteran’s Service Card during the summer of 2019.

Instructions for Veteran’s Service Card applications*

1. Download the Veteran’s Service Card Application Form.    https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/dnd-mdn/documents/military-benefits/20181203-vsc-application-form-dnd-9036-e.pdf    The application form can be filled out electronically or handwritten. For handwritten submissions, please ensure you print in clear block letters.

2. Print off the application form. It is recommended you keep a copy of your application for your own records.

3. Veterans who, while serving, were issued either the National Defence Identification (NDI) 20 Canadian Forces Permanent ID card, or NDI 21 Civilian ID card only need to submit a completed application form. Members who were not issued either of these two ID cards, or do not know whether they were issued any of these ID cards, must also include the following with their application form:

1) a passport-like quality photo, AND
2) proof of identity in the form of a photocopy of a valid Government issued photo identification.

4. Mail the application form and enclosures (if applicable) to the following address:

Director General Defence Security
National Defence Identification Service
Veteran’s Service Card
National Defence Headquarters
MGen George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2

* Please note that only applications from veterans released between February 2016 and September 2018 will be accepted for processing at this time.

Contact us
For more information or for assistance, contact VSCQuestions.EnquetesCSAC@forces.gc.ca.
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