Bethlehem, March 7, 2014 — U.S. military veterans can now apply to get a veterans designation on their driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card, state Sen. Lisa Boscola announced today.

“Apart from the proud designation of military service to their country, this ‘V’ designation will help Pennsylvania vets provide convenient proof of their eligibility for the numerous services and discounts available to veterans.”

Boscola first introduced legislation providing for the designation last session and was key supporter of the enabling legislation that was ultimately enacted last year.

Those eligible for the Veterans Designation on their driver’s license or ID card include those who have received a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty/DD214 or equivalent for service in the U.S. Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, who were honorably discharged.

Boscola noted that once the designation is added to the license or ID, it will automatically appear each time the license or ID is renewed.  There is no fee for the designation when renewing a license. However, qualified applicants who want to change their ID before renewal must pay a duplicate license fee.

License renewal applications are available at Boscola’s local offices or online at http://www.dmv.state.pa.us.

“In my view, we owe our veterans a great debt of gratitude” Boscola said. “I am proud to support this program and will continue to work to provide improved services and benefit programs for veterans.”

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