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    DH is demanding my id card back, from what I remember I don't have to give it to him, I can turn it in on base once the divorce is actually final. Can I turn it into base rather than to him? I have a restraining order against him and getting an escort on base is no big deal (my mom can escort me) I just want to make sure I don't have to give it to him directly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dream View Post
    DH is demanding my id card back, from what I remember I don't have to give it to him, I can turn it in on base once the divorce is actually final. Can I turn it into base rather than to him? I have a restraining order against him and getting an escort on base is no big deal (my mom can escort me) I just want to make sure I don't have to give it to him directly.


    I got this from a quick google search:

    Military ID Cards. The issue of ID Cards gets lots of folks into trouble. They mistakenly think that because regulations require them to submit an application for family member ID cards, and because they are listed as the "sponsor," that they can "confiscate" their spouse's ID card any time they choose. Not true -- Family member ID cards (and the privilege granted by such cards) are an entitlement, granted by congressional law (not the sponsor). In other words, it's Congress who gets to decide who can and cannot have an ID card, notthe military "sponsor." A military member who unlawfully takes an military identification card away from his/her spouse can be charged for Larceny under the provisions of Article 121 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). All of the services use the same "joint" regulation which governs the issuance of military identification cards. If the military member refuses to sign the application for an ID for a military dependent, the regulation contains provisions where the Personnel Office may indicate such on the application form, and issue the ID card anyway.

    In most cases, the nonmilitary spouse will lose his/her ID card (and privilege) once the divorce is final, with two exceptions:

    "20/20/20" former spouse. Full benefits (medical, commissary, base exchange, theater, etc.) are extended to an unremarried former spouse when:
    the parties had been married for at least 20 years;
    the member performed at least 20 years of service creditable for retired pay; and
    there was at least a 20 year overlap of the marriage and the military service.
    (Note: If the former spouse is covered by an employer-sponsored health care plan, medical care is not authorized. However, if coverage is terminated, military medical care benefits may be reinstated upon application by the former spouse.

    "20/20/15" former spouse. The 20/20/15 former spouse qualifies for medical benefits (no commissary, bx, etc.) for one year from the date of the divorce, dissolution or annulment, when:
    the parties had been married for at least 20 years;
    the member performed at least 20 years of service creditable for retired pay; and
    there was at least a 15 year overlap of the marriage and the military service
    (Note: If the former spouse is covered by an employer-sponsored health care plan, medical care is not authorized.)
    Source: Military Divorce and Separation -- ID Cards, Lawyers, and Housing

    My instinct says that you have no obligation to give it to him, that you can surrender it yourself. Your best bet would be to call the ID Card authority at the closest military installation and ask them.
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    You do NOT have to give it to him. You can surrender it once the divorce is final.

    You can still use your benefits, such as commissary and medical benefits, for which you will need your id.

    Once the divorce is final, you can surrender it to the base yourself.
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    Thanks I didn't think he could take it, he's still trying to be a bully I'm going up to the Marine base this week so I'll double check with PSD
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    nope, he doesn't need it. until the divorce is final I'd keep it though.

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