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This is before COVID, my Mom was pretty much into her Dementia. DMV made me take her to the office. She stood there with her walker trying to remember how to spell her name so she could sign. Then they took her picture. I wished I had never done it. And I don't think I ever used it. So for me, if he is now in a NH I would not bother.

I am in NJ. I was allowed to renew my license by mail using my old picture. But my grandson was not allowed to renew his ID online. He has an appointment today. My nephew will have to renew his ID the same way unless things change. Neither one was automatically renewed nor was anything sent for renewal.
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My mother's state ID automatically renews without us doing anything. (Maybe we had to pay a fee? I can't remember.) They also automatically renew her handicapped placard -- I just received her new one, and she hasn't been in a car in two years.
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I was able to renew my husband’s state ID on-line. They used the same picture. I think it was easy due to covid.
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My husbands drivers license expired in 2015, and because he was no longer driving even before that, I just let well enough alone. He never got a state ID, and if his Dr's office ever asked for his ID, I just showed them his expired license. They didn't care that it was expired. He also never needed an ID for any other purposes, as he didn't travel or anything like that. I used his expired license for the last 5 years of his life, and I live in NC.
So the fact that your husband won't be leaving the nursing home, I can't imagine any reason that he would need to renew his ID. At this point, it's a waste of money.
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Grandma1954 Apr 6, 2021
Many places the IDs for seniors are free or a very minimal fee.
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If this is a State ID, not a drivers license quite often the Secretary of State will make visits to Residential Facilities so that residents can get their ID's in a setting that is less confusing than the MVD. You can ask if the facility where he is will offer that. If not I sure would not stress about it. The only problem is that if he is going to a doctors office or if he has to go to have any tests done or to the hospital they will often ask for a valid ID. If your husband is on Hospice there would not be a need to renew as there would not be any visits to a doctor's office, or for tests. There is the possibility that Hospice could send him to the hospital (rare occasions) and at that point I am not sure about the need for a current ID.
If it is a big hassle to get him out to get the ID I would not bother, just keep the old one.
You might even want to check with the DMV it is possible that with COVID ID's might be able to be renewed on line.
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I am assuming that your husband no longer does any of his own Financial work and that you are his POA, Trustee, Representative Payee and et al. If this is the case there should be no reason for him to have anything other than his expired ID. He has, I assume, other ID material? Perhaps a passport or birth certificates? Often expired ID in terms of identification card can be used, and I once used one (inadvertently ) even to take a flight just over a year ago. I would call the DMV where you are and find out how easy it might be to renew this; there are often procedures in place, I agree with Geaton. Try to ask in your own area.
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You don't say what state you're in, but have you contacted the agency that handles the IDs and tell them your husband's situation and see if they have an "easy" way to renew?
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