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Retired military ID card at 100%?


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Didn't know where to post this question, so please forgive me if it's in the wrong place.

Anyways, I was looking through my letters via va.gov and noticed the instructions for the commissary.

When I received IU PT at 90% I obtained a dd2765 ID card to access the px and commissary.

So my question is are we entitled to a retired military ID card if we reach 100% scheduler? The instructions below confused me a little.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Yes and no, you will get a military ID card but it will not be a retirement ID Card.  The difference is that military retirement ID cards are blueish/green and MWR Disabled Veterans ID Cards are Brown. If you are P & T you should have received a VA form 21-8760 in your decision packet.  The DD form 2765 is the actual ID card and that is only issued by the military base.

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3 minutes ago, pacmanx1 said:

Yes and no, you will get a military ID card but it will not be a retirement ID Card.  The difference is that military retirement ID cards are blueish/green and MWR Disabled Veterans ID Cards are Brown. If you are P & T you should have received a VA form 21-8760 in your decision packet.  The DD form 2765 is the actual ID card and that is only issued by the military base.

Thanks. As stated earlier, I have the brown dd 2765 already. But what I was asking about was the specific instructions in bringing in your dd 2765 along with with other paperwork to receive retired military id card.

I had never seen those instructions before, so that's why I was asking.

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I am not sure where you got this from but I have never heard of it. I do get strange questions of why my MWR ID Card expiration date has "INDEF" in it instead of an actual date. I also used to get discounts when I used to go out to eat and get a military discount.  Over the past few years even though I have been out of the military for quite some time and purchasing new vehicles, I have not had to pay the taxes but I just don't see a disabled veteran that did not retire get a retired military ID Card. If you re-read your OP(Original Post), It states " The Retiree Military ID Card gives you access to your local base facilities, including the commissary and post."  I may be wrong but I think they are talking about the MWR ID Card that you already have and not a separate or different ID Card.

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1 hour ago, pacmanx1 said:

I am not sure where you got this from but I have never heard of it. I do get strange questions of why my MWR ID Card expiration date has "INDEF" in it instead of an actual date. I also used to get discounts when I used to go out to eat and get a military discount.  Over the past few years even though I have been out of the military for quite some time and purchasing new vehicles, I have not had to pay the taxes but I just don't see a disabled veteran that did not retire get a retired military ID Card. If you re-read your OP(Original Post), It states " The Retiree Military ID Card gives you access to your local base facilities, including the commissary and post."  I may be wrong but I think they are talking about the MWR ID Card that you already have and not a separate or different ID Card.

I know, I've never seen it before either. But I copied it directly from va.gov while I was looking at my commissary letter.

If you reread what I copied and pasted it states specifically to bring the dd 2765 along with your dd 214 and award letter.

Like I said before, I've never see it before either and thought I'd ask if anyone has seen it 🤷‍♂️

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Very often there is confusion between a Military retiree, and 100 percent disabled Vet.  As pointed out, the id cards are similar but a slightly different color.  

Generally, we are not required to wear tshirts which say, "100 percent disabled Vet..70 percent PTSD, 30 percent hearing loss, plus ED and SMC K currently taking viagra".  

Our medical records are private and we dont have to disclose those to everyone.  We dont even have to disclose our medical records to VA BUT we will be denied if they dont have adequate medical documentation, so, its catch 22.  But we dont have to accept VA benefits, and if we decline, we dont have to give them access to our medical records.  

So, when people ask if I am retired military, I generally present my disabled Vet card, such as on post, and many people dont get the difference.  Im not a teacher, so I dont explain it to them.  I just hand them my id card.  

For me, Im a private person, and dont want family, friends, etc. knowing my level of disability or other medical conditions.  If they get too nosey, sometimes I will turn the tables and say things like, "Ok, I will give you my entire medical history, after I read yours."  

For disabled individuals, we generally have a "choice" of to disclose or not disclose.  

I mean, gee, you dont walk up to a woman and ask her to disclose her menstral cycle to you, (for good reasons), so we also dont have to disclose our disability percentage, if any, to any person we meet including family.   

Disabled people have a right to choose whether or not to disclose their disability.  Many elect not to, especially when the disability is "invisible" such as mdd, PTSD, and most stuff, frankly.  Most of us are not in wheel chairs and have legs missing.  Some of us do, but I would estimate 80-90 percent have disabilities which are "invisible".  I mean gee, I have a family member with shrapnel in his head, which is NOT visible..unless you take an xray.  He has a purple heart and tells no one, except a very close "inner circle".  

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2 hours ago, broncovet said:

Very often there is confusion between a Military retiree, and 100 percent disabled Vet.  As pointed out, the id cards are similar but a slightly different color.  

Generally, we are not required to wear tshirts which say, "100 percent disabled Vet..70 percent PTSD, 30 percent hearing loss, plus ED and SMC K currently taking viagra".  

Our medical records are private and we dont have to disclose those to everyone.  We dont even have to disclose our medical records to VA BUT we will be denied if they dont have adequate medical documentation, so, its catch 22.  But we dont have to accept VA benefits, and if we decline, we dont have to give them access to our medical records.  

So, when people ask if I am retired military, I generally present my disabled Vet card, such as on post, and many people dont get the difference.  Im not a teacher, so I dont explain it to them.  I just hand them my id card.  

For me, Im a private person, and dont want family, friends, etc. knowing my level of disability or other medical conditions.  If they get too nosey, sometimes I will turn the tables and say things like, "Ok, I will give you my entire medical history, after I read yours."  

For disabled individuals, we generally have a "choice" of to disclose or not disclose.  

I mean, gee, you dont walk up to a woman and ask her to disclose her menstral cycle to you, (for good reasons), so we also dont have to disclose our disability percentage, if any, to any person we meet including family.   

Disabled people have a right to choose whether or not to disclose their disability.  Many elect not to, especially when the disability is "invisible" such as mdd, PTSD, and most stuff, frankly.  Most of us are not in wheel chairs and have legs missing.  Some of us do, but I would estimate 80-90 percent have disabilities which are "invisible".  I mean gee, I have a family member with shrapnel in his head, which is NOT visible..unless you take an xray.  He has a purple heart and tells no one, except a very close "inner circle".  

I get all that broncovet. I actually feel the same way.

I only shared that screen shot because I had never seen that before and was wondering if anyone had ever seen that before.

I imagine it had to be an error on the va.gov site.

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Well, a military ID is not a military ID. These are two different documents. If I'm not mistaken, the pension certificate is green, and the military ID is brown. But recently, I learned about the https://www.idanalyzer.com/products/prime-id-scanner.html program, which helps to determine the authenticity and correctness of documents. This is very convenient; you can check which specific documents you need. I also know that a military pension certificate is issued only by a military base, and you can't get it just like that.

 

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