2013-11-01 / Sports

Veterans Get Recognition on State ID’s

With Veterans Day just around the corner, veterans can now get recognition for their service on New York State drivers licenses and non-driver ID’s. The new legislation, which went into effect earlier this month, was supported by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder.

“This new law will make it easier and more convenient for those who have served our country to get the benefits they deserve,” Goldfeder said. “The brave men and women of our military have made enormous sacrifices for all of us and we have a responsibility to do everything we can to support them.”

With the new legislation, veterans can now choose to have “veteran” put in the upper left corner of their identification card at no additional charge. They can apply in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles office or by mail. With these special licenses, veterans can take advantage of the many programs, benefits and discounts available to them without having to carry about official military paperwork.

Veterans must provide proof that they received honorable discharge from military service or were released from military service under honorable conditions with the proper forms.

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