The V.I. Department of Human Services today announced that the Division of Senior Citizens Affairs, Information and Referral Senior Identification Document (ID) Program has resumed senior ID cards issuance and renewal services, though it’s by appointment only.
Seniors 60 years of age and older qualify to receive a Senior ID Card from D.H.S., according to the release. Once seniors are given scheduled appointment dates, they will need to provide supporting documents to verify age such as a birth certificate, passport or other government issued l valid ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill, property tax statement, or rental lease/deed.
The cost of a Senior I.D. is $5.00, and the I.D. will be valid for a period of five years, D.H.S. said.
D.H.S. Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez encouraged all who are eligible for a Senior ID card to make an appointment as the DHS Senior ID cards can be used to obtain valuable discounts in grocery stores, pharmacies, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Lt. Governor’s Property Tax Office, and several other locations throughout the territory.
For more information about the Senior ID Program or to schedule an appointment, contact D.H.S. at the following phone numbers:
• St. Croix – (340) 772-7148 – Division of Senior Citizens Affairs, 1401 Mars Hill Frederiksted, St. Croix
• St. Thomas (340) 774-0930 ex.t 4018 – Division of Senior Citizens Affairs, 1303 Hospital Ground, STE 1 St. Thomas
• St. John (340) 776-6334 – St. John DHS Multipurpose Center, Cruz Bay, St. John
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