Hi all, My MIL got a notice from the DMV reminding her that it was time to renew her drivers license and that based on her age, she'd have to come in to do it. Also, our state requires you show up every 10 years and cannot renew online. Mom is 88. She quit driving 10 years ago because "the traffic is too scary". Her DL has her picture, old address and BD on it. She'll never go anywhere without us, so it's not like she could get in an accident and need someone to speak for her that isn't there with her. She no longer flies. She no longer pays bills . Basically, anything she'd need an up to date ID for, she doesn't do. Do I really need to drag her to the DMV and sit for 2+ hours (she doesn't want to, its too long to wait) just to get her a new photo and address update?
You can get her a Non- driver ID in most states. Can you look into that?
I can't remember why I had to take my then 103 yo grandmother in to get her ID updated, but she needed a current one, so I took her in. The people at the DMV allowed her to skip the line (and the wait), based on her age and mobility. Also, they now offer appointment times in many states for DMV services.
Should she ever have to file for Medicaid she might need it. In case of a natural disaster or catastrophic event. Some hospitals and ERs require a photo ID to prevent insurance fraud. Better to have it than not.
When I took my aunt at about the same age, she had a great time. Go early and it won’t take too long.
When we surrendered DWs drivers license we just got the state ID because she already has a real government ID.
However, a real Id can be obtained from most DMV offices for a slightly greater charge.
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