I need to get ID for my disabled mother? - AgingCare.com

I need to get ID for my disabled mother?

Follow
Share

My mother had a mental breakdown & destroyed all her ID years ago, & now I moved her to live with me but I can't take her to her Dr.'s & bank because they want ID. Where can I get her ID? She is a US Citizen. I have a copy of her medicaid card.

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
4

Answers

Show:
Your DMV is going to be needed to help you out. I'm going to suggest a slightly different approach to the problem….I'd suggest that you on your own take whatever info you have on your mom right now and then you get dress slightly nicer and take yourself with your own valid ID and your passport (if you have one) and go to the DMV office closest to your address first thing in a morning. you want someone there @ the DMV to evaluate what paperwork you have and let you know exactly what you will need to bring in with mom to get her ID to happen. They may be able to get mom's old drivers license she tore up from her prior state as they can run prior states drivers licenses in order to issue a new one for the new home state. If you have something that showed mom was MIA for a period of time due to mental illness, I'd bring that info too. If you don't have DPOA, it shouldn't be a problem because mom will actually eventually come with you to get the ID done.

But whatever the case, it establishes a relationship with someone at this DMV so you can get the ID done for mom.

As an aside on this, when I took my very demented mom to get her ID at the TX DMV (which is a total clusterF to deal with and has long waits), I went a couple of days before to see if I could get it set up so mom would not have to wait or possibly have to stand and wait. They were actually very helpful and gave me the paperwork in advance and the day we went mom basically got a speed-pass to go sit in the handicapped driver area and the State Trooper helped her sit, walk and stand to get her ID and then out to the car afterwards.

Everybody has a grannie, abuelita, maw-maw, nana…..
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Different states have different rules but you are going to have a tough time with no existing ID and a recent move ( no utility bills, etcetera) Look on line or call the DMV before going to see what your state requires. Since 9-11 and homeland security tightening requirements, it can be difficult to accomplish. My aunts expired drivers license wasn't enough proof to get an ID because it had expired a few months earlier. Good luck.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Take her to DMV.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

It looks like you live in Florida. Your DMV (Dept of Motor Vehicles) issues state ID cards. If they strip out the link, just Google state ID card and Florida and you'll get lots of info. Just be sure you are on a government website and not a private one.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions