(Harrisburg) – Pennsylvania’s servicemen and servicewomen are now able to have their veteran status included on their state-issued driver licenses or non-driver identification cards, Rep. Tina Pickett (below), representing all or portions of Bradford, Sullivan, and Susquehanna Counties, announced today.
With the designation, which is available to eligible veterans at no charge at the next date of renewal of their license or ID card, veterans will be able to more easily demonstrate their veteran status.
The designation on the license/ID card is a more convenient way for veterans to take advantage of special offers and discounts available from businesses that choose to offer them. It is also safer for veterans than carrying cumbersome documents that may include sensitive personal information. However, further documentation will still be required to obtain VA benefits.
Under Act 176 of 2012, the veterans designation is made available to persons producing valid honorable military discharge papers. To qualify, an applicant would have to be a person who has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve unit or the National Guard, and who was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
If veterans want the designation prior to their next renewal, they will have to pay a fee for a duplicate license. The fee for a basic duplicate driver’s license is $13.50; fees for other types of licenses vary.
For additional information, visit www.RepPickett.com.