If you are a U.S. Veteran you can have "Veteran" printed on the front of your IDNYC card. To apply, you will need an original or certified copy of one of the listed veteran documents. If you do not possess one of these documents, the NYC Department of Veterans' Services can help you get proof of service. You can reach them online at www.nyc.gov/veterans, or by calling 311.
It's a special insignia located under the cardholder's photo on the IDNYC card, indicating that he or she has served in the U.S. Armed Services. The IDNYC Veteran Designation better connects veterans to the services and discounts they deserve and it expresses the City’s gratitude and respect for those who have served our country.
Consistent with the City of New York's definition of veteran status, the IDNYC Veteran Designation is available to all veterans who have served in the active military service of the United States and who have been released from such service otherwise than by dishonorable discharge.
In addition to the robust and exciting benefits Package that comes with being an IDNYC cardholder, veterans receive additional exclusive benefits with the Veterans Designation, including:
You will also have the option to obtain a one-year Member Plan, at 50% off. This plan offers additional benefits, including the OurCAREPackage that offers insurance packages, travel and security assistance customized financial planning and more; a VetRewards Card to secure retail discounts with printed Member Benefits Directory; 50% off cards for family members; and access to their toll-free Benefits Hotline. IDNYC cardholders with documented service-connected disabilities can get the Member Plan for free.
You can get the Veteran Designation whether you are a new IDNYC applicant, or already an IDNYC cardholder. The first step is to make an appointment at one of our enrollment centers online, or by calling 311.
You will need to come to your appointment with the following documentation:
If you are a new IDNYC applicant:
If you have an IDNYC card with your current address on it:
If you have an IDNYC card without your current address on it:
You only need one of these documents to prove your veteran status: