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Service-Connected Veterans Allowed On Military Installations

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31 December, 2019 By Elizabeth Harding

Starting January 1, 2020, eligibility has been expanded by law to all veterans with service-connected disabilities, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and primary family caregivers of eligible veterans enrolled under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Service-connected disabled and other veterans who are eligible will use their VA Veterans Health ID card, or VHIC, to gain access to military installations, and to shop. Spouses and other family members aren’t allowed to shop; however, they are allowed to come into the installation stores with the veteran. They just can’t buy anything. Family caregivers who qualify for the benefit will have access to a memo at VA.gov which will be used for entry, along with a driver’s license, passport or other authorized form of ID.

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Elizabeth Harding

Elizabeth is a USVCP staff writer.


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