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New State Law Creates I.D. Cards That Links Veterans To Benefits

State Rep. Marlene Anielski
Jo Ingles
State Rep. Marlene Anielski

Ohio veterans can get a new card from the state to carry as identification.

The veterans’ card is the creation of a new state law. When veterans apply for this card, the state will keep all of the important government information online so it’ll be easily accessible when vets apply for social services or their families apply for burial benefits. Republican State Representative Marlene Anielski says the card has another important purpose.

“You can also use this id for voting as well. And for those veterans who perhaps are homeless or cannot afford a state id, they will be able to use this.”

She says local communities will be able to charge up to $2 for the card though she thinks many won’t charge for it at all. Veterans can get the cards from county recorder’s offices.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.