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Harddrive
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[INFO] Veterans residing in Connecticut

November 23, 2012

GOV. MALLOY: VETERANS CAN NOW HAVE THEIR STATUS RECOGNIZED ON DRIVERS’ LICENSES, STATE-ISSUED ID CARDS


(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices on January 2, 2013 will begin issuing drivers’ licenses and ID cards that will include the symbol of an American Flag to identify veteran status.

“We owe so much to the brave members of our Armed Forces,” said Governor Malloy. “This symbol on drivers’ licenses and ID cards is a small step we can take to make sure our veterans have a more convenient way to access the benefits and services they have earned.”

“Adding this symbol to state issued IDs is great way to make sure that veterans always have the documentation they need when they attempt to access different services,” said Lieutenant Governor Wyman. “Combined with the launch of our new website – www.Veterans.ct.gov – we are making it easier than ever for Veterans to received the benefits they are entitled to.”

“The veteran identifier on the CT driver’s license or state-issued ID card will help first responders, emergency rooms and healthcare providers to identify veterans that are eligible for programs and services from both the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the VA. We hope that veterans will see this as a symbol of our pride in them,” Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz said.

“DMV is extremely proud to offer this service and honor all those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country,” DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said.

At least 30 days prior to visiting a DMV or AAA office, veterans must submit to the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs a completed application and proof of honorable discharge, such as a DD-214. The Department of Veterans Affairs will verify the veteran’s military status and electronically notify DMV of the request prior to the driver’s license or ID card being issued.

The application can be downloaded online at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website by visiting »www.ct.gov/ctva and clicking the “Application for Veteran’s Flag” link. The flag symbol will be added to veteran’s license or ID card at no additional cost 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: VETERAN’S FLAG ON DRIVER LICENSE 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.
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»www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=514468

Veteran's Status on Driver's License/Non-Driver ID Card


Military veterans must first apply to the state Department of Veterans' Affairs before visiting a DMV or AAA office.  Beginning January 2, 2013, military veterans who apply and have status verifed can receive a driver's license or non-driver ID card with an American Flag symbol to indicate status.

 

CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE AND NON-DRIVER ID CARD HOLDERS: A $30 fee will be charged to have the flag symbol added prior to receiving a renewal notice from DMV.
 
There will be no additional cost to add American Flag symbol for customers renewing a license or ID card or obtaining a license or ID card for the first time.
 

What to do:

What to bring:


  • Your current driver's license or ID card (if applicable).
  • Any additional documentation for renewing or applying for a driver's license or non-driver ID card.

What it will cost: 


  • No additional cost to add American Flag for customers renewing a license or ID card or obtaining a license or ID card for the first time.
  • A $30 fee will be charged to have the flag symbol added prior to receiving a renewal notice from DMV.
  • Renewal fees and first-time issued license/ID fees will apply. See acceptable forms of payment.
  • $2 convenience fee for AAA customers ONLY. Fee must be paid by cash or check (made payable to "AAA"). 


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"The level of sacrifice that you give is beyond my comprehension. If the rest of us in the Country showed the level sacrifice that you do on a daily basis, we wouldn't have any of the problems we have." – Comedian Lewis Black speaking to the US troops.


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Thanks Harddrive! I heard something about this but had not yet followed it up.

Much appreciated!
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