A vaild ID is required to enter a Social Security hearing room. The REAL ID Act sets forth requirements for acceptable IDs. Generally, people have used their driver's licenses. However, I'm reading that driver's licenses from the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act requirements and may no longer be used to gain access to federal facilities. I'm getting this from a local newspaper article concerning access to Fort Bragg but I believe this should apply in the same way to access to Social Security hearings. Is there a problem in those states? This could be a big headache for Social Security and claimants from those states.