Special Veteran Notation on Driver's Licenses
Pennsylvania military veterans can now have their service noted on state
driver's licenses, offering them a way to demonstrate their status if they
don't have military ID handy.
Tom Corbett was on hand Tuesday to announce the program that provides veterans
with the designation without an additional fee. Corbett said. “Today, I am
proud to be here as we kick off one more way we honor the service of our
veterans here in Pennsylvania.”
it'll help veterans receive the recognition they deserve. “The brave men and women
who put their lives on the line as part of their service to this country
deserve to be fully recognized for their efforts.”
who served in the National Guard, received the first veteran-designation
say people began to sign up for it on Monday, even before the new program's
formal unveiling. Qualified applicants for a Veterans Designation include those
who have received a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty/DD214
or equivalent, for service in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve
component, or the National Guard who were discharged or released from such
service under conditions other than dishonorable.
designation appears as an American flag with the word “Veteran” beneath it, on
the front of the license or identification card. Supporters say it'll help
identify people as veterans, giving them quicker access to social and legal
programs designed for people who served in the military.
up, veterans can go to www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on the American flag icon.
There is no fee for the Veterans Designation, however regular renewal or duplicate
fees still apply. Forms for driver’s license or ID renewals and duplicates now
have a box for applicants to certify that they are a veteran, and to have the
renew a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and add the Veterans Designation,
applicants must complete and mail in a DL 143CD form and applicable fees. To
obtain a duplicate CDL with the Veterans Designation, applicants must complete
and mail in a DL-80CD form and applicable fees.