Torres Launches Monthly Veteran Identification Card Assistance Program

September 3, 2019
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) recently launched a Veteran Identification Card (VIC) Assistance Program. The VIC allows veterans to access discounts at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses across the nation without having to carry sensitive documents to prove their veteran status. During the 30-minute appointments, Torres’ staff outline the required documents, eligibility requirements, and the application process.


“Veterans have made countless sacrifices for our nation’s safety and well-being. It’s a shame that red tape can sometimes make accessing their benefits confusing and daunting,” said Torres. “The Veteran ID Card Assistance Program seeks to simplify that process and make it easier for veterans to access the resources they’ve worked so hard to earn.”


Torres’ office helped Raul Arteaga, an Army veteran from Chino, to obtain his VIC. According to the Daily Bulletin, Arteaga had been trying to obtain his VIC for years before he finally reached out to Torres’ office. In less than two weeks, her staff secured Mr. Arteaga’s VIC. Since the launch of the VIC Assistance Program last month, Torres’ office has served nearly 25 veterans.


Torres is the mother of an Air Force veteran and a member of the House Appropriations and Rules Committees. Her office will host the VIC Assistance Program on a monthly basis at her office located at 3200 Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 200B, Ontario, CA 91764. For upcoming dates and to reserve an appointment, please click here.