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Posted by Tony T on Fri, Mar 24 2023 at 07:24 AM CDT:

: Jeremy Quin MP
Sent: 21 March 2023 11:30
To: robertpiper@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: (Case Ref: JQ47019)

I will be in contact as soon as I hear back from the MOD re: 80th Anniversary of D Day.
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With regards to Veteran ID Cards, I understand that Government will be issuing ID cards to existing veterans who left the army forces before 2018 in phase two of the rollout.¬ ¬
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New veterans’ ID cards are being issued to service leavers as part of the discharge process. Under phase one of the rollout, all personnel who left the armed forces since December 2018 are now automatically given one of the new ID cards, which can be used to help veterans access specialist support and services.

Phase two of the rollout will extend the scheme to¬ enable existing veterans who left the armed forces before 2018¬ to more quickly, easily and securely prove they served in the armed forces, so they can access the services they need, through digital means.¬

As announced during Armed Forces week, more than £1 million in new money is being invested into the new digital service for veterans, due to be available for all veterans in 2023. I am encouraged that this service will help ensure that Recognition Cards are given only to those with verified service, guarding against fraudulent use as a wider range of benefits become accessible.
(As you know) veterans do not require a Recognition Card to prove their status or to access veteran-related services or discounts.
Veteran status can be verified by the veteran themselves or any veterans' service by contacting Veterans UK.¬ Additionally, veterans can access a range of discounts through the Defence Discount Service, the official MOD-endorsed service for the armed forces.

I hope you also saw the new funding in the budget to support veterans. ¬ We are determined that the U.K. will be the best place in the world to be a veteran and this represents a further step in that direction.
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Yours sincerely

Jeremy Quin

The Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP
Gough House
Madeira Avenue
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1AB


House of Commons
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