Clark County launches new way to help veterans get discounts


Clark County Recorder Nancy Pence has launched a program that will help veterans be identified at restaurants and other businesses.

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State lawmakers approved legislation in 2016 which allows for the recorder’s office in Ohio counties to issue photo ID cards for veterans.

There is no charge for the card for veterans who have recorded their DD214 forms in Clark County. Veterans who live outside the county and bring a certified copy of their DD214 form will pay $1 for the card.

“It helps them get discounts to identify themselves,” she said.

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About 190 veterans have signed up for the cards this year, Pence said.

“It’s a word of mouth type thing,” Pence said. “We figure once we break the news, we’ll be busy. Everybody is excited about it when they come in. They’re really excited about it.

The cards replace the need for veterans to carry their DD214 discharge papers to prove their service. The photo ID is similar to a driver’s license and can be used as proof of military service for everything from VA home loans to VA hospital services and employment applications.

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The cards are available to any veteran discharged from service with any distinction, except dishonorable.

To get a free veteran ID card, residents should visit the recorder’s office at 31 N. Limestone St. in Springfield from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, residents are asked to call 937-521-1708.

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