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Veterans Status available on Driver's Licenses

The State of CT is now offering veterans' status on licenses and ID cards.


The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs (CTDVA) is accepting applications for Military veterans who may qualify to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The new driver's licenses and state ID cards will start being issued January 2,2013 by the Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices. The new licenses will include the symbol of an American flag to show veteran status.

CTDVA will start accepting applications as of November 1, 2012. If your license or ID expiresprior to January 1, 2013, you are still required to renew your license before the expiration date.

This new feature on the CT driver’s license or state-issued ID card will help first responders, emergency rooms and healthcare providers identify veterans that are eligible for programs and services from both the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the VA. In addition it can be used for veteran discounts.

Please be sure to submit your completed application to the CTDVA and proof of honorable discharge, such as a DD-214, and allow at least 30 days prior to visiting the DMV or AAA offic for your license or ID card to be issued. The CTDVA will verify all the application information and will electronically notify the DMV of the request.

To download an application, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website http://www.ct.gov/ctva and click the “Application for Veterans' Flag” link.

There will be no additional charge to have the flag symbol added to a veteran’s license or IDcard at renewal time or when it is first issued. Veterans can request a flag symbol by mailing an application and additional documentation to the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs at:CT DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS, ATTN: VETERANS' FLAG ON DRIVERLICENSE OR ID CARD, 287 WEST ST., ROCKY HILL, CT 06067.

For more information on DMV services and office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dmv.

As always, please contact my office at 800-842-8267 for additional information, or check my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RepRose?ref=hl for updates.

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