State issued ID or passport
Social security number
"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."
- Harry Golden
Why do you need a Colorado identification card?
Due to new homeland security laws, state/government identification is necessary for anyone to:
Qualify for Medicaid, Medicare Waivers, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
Obtain any public benefits (Social Security benefits, etc.)
Board an airplane
Open a bank account
Be hired for a job
Rent an apartment, etc.
If you do not obtain your state ID before you turn 18, you will be required to make an appointment in Denver for an "Exception Process hearing" to prove your identity and name before you can be issued a Colorado ID card or Drivers License