State Veterans' ID Makes Accessing Benefits and Services More Convenient

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined military veterans, local business leaders and state officials to promote the Connecticut Veterans' ID program, a joint initiative between the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) that gives veterans an option to place an American flag symbol on a state-issued license or identity card to designate his or her veteran's status.

"We created this program to improve the delivery of services and benefits to the brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation. We want to ensure that the verification of their veterans' status is as simple as a check of their driver's license," said Governor Malloy. "Although this program has been in effect for over a year now -- and uses the same process to verify a veteran's status as would be required if he or she applied for a federal veterans' ID card -- some businesses in Connecticut have been slow to embrace this initiative. We are here today because we want that to change and raise awareness of this program so our veterans receive the recognition and considerations they deserve."

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