Veterans: Proof of Identity

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th November 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer 3 September 2020 to Question 81645, what steps have been taken to develop an online verification tool for the purpose of verifying Veterans ID cards.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

Officials in the Ministry of Defence continue to work with the Office for Veterans' Affairs within the Cabinet Office to develop ideas on how to build an online digital verification tool so that people can prove they served. Work is progressing but we are unable to confirm a delivery date at this point.

Information on phase two of the Veterans' ID card will be released closer to the launch date at the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-veterans-id-cards-rolled-out-to-service-leavers

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