(a) In General.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall issue an identification card described in subsection (b) to each veteran who—
presents a copy of Department of Defense form DD–214 or other official document from the official military personnel file of the veteran that describes the service of the veteran; and
(b) Identification Card.—An identification card described in this subsection is a card issued to a veteran that—
(c) Costs of Card.—
The Secretary shall charge a fee to each veteran who receives an identification card issued under this section, including a replacement identification card.
The fee charged under paragraph (1) shall equal such amount as the Secretary determines is necessary to issue an identification card under this section.
In determining the amount of the fee under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall ensure that the total amount of fees collected under paragraph (1) equals an amount necessary to carry out this section, including costs related to any additional equipment or personnel required to carry out this section.
(3) Amounts collected under this subsection shall be deposited in an account of the Department available to carry out this section. Amounts so deposited shall be—
(d) Effect of Card on Benefits.—
An identification card issued under this section shall not serve as proof of any benefits that the veteran may be entitled to under this title.
(e) Administrative Measures.—
The Secretary shall ensure that any information collected or used with respect to an identification card issued under this section is appropriately secured.
The Secretary may determine any appropriate procedures with respect to issuing a replacement identification card.
In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall coordinate with the National Personnel Records Center.
This section shall not be construed to affect identification cards otherwise provided by the Secretary to veterans enrolled in the health care system established under section 1705(a) of this title.