Joe Robach Announces Veterans Designation Now Available on NYS License

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering qualified veterans the option of having their status as a veteran displayed on their New York State driver’s license, permit or non-driver ID car. Senator Joe Robach supported this veteran’s legislation that was signed by the Governor last year.

“Our veterans have risked their lives for the greater-good of our nation so we can continue to live free and prosperous. We should do everything in our power to repay them for the sacrifices they make on a day-to-day basis,” said Joe Robach. “This legislation will make it easier for our veterans to receive the benefits they are entitled to.”

Joe Robach has continued to support veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen, and is pleased that New York State has taken this step to further help veterans take full advantage of the benefits they receive. “Many businesses across New York offer veteran discounts. This new option makes it easier and more convenient for veterans to receive those benefits statewide,” said Robach.

In order to obtain this status from the DMV, applicants should mark the appropriate box on the application form (MV-44 or MV-2) and show their original Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) that states they received an Honorable Discharge. There is no additional fee for qualified veterans to receive this status. However, regular fees for still apply.

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