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A woman and her lawyer husband are suing a private Motor Vehicle Division affiliate for denying her driver’s license renewal because her Social Security card was laminated and, as a stay-at-home wife her whole adult life, she didn’t have the required alternate employment documents.
Nancy Roehl, 66, laminated her card for her first job when she was a teenager in Hawaii. If she hadn’t laminated it, “it would be in tatters now,” her husband Jerrald Roehl said.
In July, the Roehls went to the MVD Now office on Fourth and Montaño with all Nancy’s documentation in order, but she was denied, and the staff told them “Social Security on its website suggests you don’t laminate the card” for security reasons, Jerrald said.