Beginning in January 2012, the RMV will now offer Massachusetts veterans the option to have the word “Veteran” appear on their driver’s license or ID card. Agents should be aware that there will be no cost to their insureds who would like to get this designation as long as it is added during their renewal time.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murphy announced this new designation earlier this week which is designed to increase awareness about available resources and benefits for veterans in the Commonwealth. For example, the RMV says that with this new feature says first responders will be able to identify a veteran in order to notify the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services who can then reach out to that veteran regarding the benefits and aid available to them.
“The Registry of Motor Vehicles is excited about the new veteran designation, which is a free service upon license renewal,” said MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian. “Veterans who have not accessed Department of Veterans’ services will find a wide array of benefits are available.”
The announcement of this new designation comes during the month of November, which Governor Patrick has designated as “Hire a Veteran Month.”