05 Dec '17, 8pm

High demand for new veteran identification cards crashes VA website

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs temporarily removed an online application process for new veteran identification cards after high demand crashed the webpage. Some veterans seeking to receive the identification cards since the VA opened applications for them Wednesday were met over the weekend with error messages or a webpage that failed to load. The cards were designed as proof of military service for veterans who don’t have VA medical cards or defense retiree cards. The website that veterans were instructed to apply for them, vets.gov, contained a message Tuesday that it had temporarily stopped the online application process. The VA was attempting to fix the problem as of Tuesday afternoon, said Curt Cashour, the agency’s press secretary. The VA did not provide an estimate of when the problems would be remedied. “We are aware some veterans have experienced...

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