SC Offers “Veteran” Driver Licenses


South Carolina military veterans can now get a special “VETERAN” designation on their driver licenses and permits.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles launched the new program in September.

According to a department press release:
“The Governor and the Legislature joined forces to acknowledge the service of our veterans,” said [DMV] Executive Director Kevin Shwedo. “Our veterans have done their part serving our country and it’s only right that we should honor them. I’m proud that we can offer this service and I hope they will take advantage of it..

The VETERAN designation applies only to individuals who served honorably as members of the United States Armed Forces. To apply, veterans must present their Form DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), which indicates an honorable discharge. No other proof of service will be accepted. Military dependents, spouses or civilian employees on military bases are not eligible.

The cost to add the VETERAN designation to a driver license, identification card or beginner permit is $1.00.

Veterans applying for the designation can visit any DMV office statewide.

Source: South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

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