Earlier this week, RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian helped Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee take advantage of the new Veteran’s Designation option while renewing his driver’s license at the MassDOT RMV offices.
As of 2012, veterans like Secretary Nee, can have the word “Veteran” appear on either their Massachusetts driver’s license or ID in addition to their license plate. This new option for Veterans was first announced in November 2011 by Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.
The RMV says that the this new designation is “…designed to increase awareness about available resources and benefits” for veterans. As part of this program the Department of Veterans’ Services also will be notifying veterans of this new benefit available to them.
Agents interested in letting their insureds know about this new option should be aware however, that if their client is interested in applying for this designation the best time to do so is during the license renewal time when it is free and that the application will have to be filed in person at any RMV branch.
“To have the Veteran’s Indicator added to your license or ID card, you will need to visit an RMV branch and should not complete this transaction online. If you prefer not to visit a branch, you can continue with your online transaction, but the Veteran’s Indicator will not appear on your License or ID.”
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