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ANSWER: Yes. According to the TSA, if she does not have a valid ID and she can answer a few questions to help them identify who she is, she will be able to travel. Having the expired license is helpful, as it serves to bolster who she is, even if it is expired.
She should simply approach the travel document checker and let them know she doesn't have her ID. She will be able to fly as long as she provides them with some information that will help them determine she is who she says she is.
If she is willing to provide additional information, they have other means of substantiating her identity, such as using publicly available databases. If they can confirm her identity, she will be cleared to go through security. She may have to go through some additional screening during security.
In all cases, if she does not have an ID, she needs to allow extra time for check in.
Also note that she can provide other forms of ID, like library cards, Costco cards, etc., to help show she is who she says she is.
As a side note, due to her age, she might be able to request extra assistance through a program called TSA Cares (copy and paste the following link in a new window): https://www.tsa.gov/travel/passenger-support
I would call them 72 hours in advance, if possible, to allow them time to prepare for her arrival at the airport, so they can help her through the process.
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