Frequent questions for Veterans Affairs.
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced on September 7, 2012, the availability of a “VETERAN” designation on driver licenses, identification cards and beginner permits for individuals who served honorably in 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 VETERAN designation to a driver license, identification card or beginner permit is $1.00.
1. The individual requires the aid of another person in order to perform his or her activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, dressing, attending to the wants of nature, adjusting prosthetic devices, or protecting himself/herself from the hazards of his/her daily environment, OR,
2. The individual is bedridden, in that his/her disability or disabilities requires that he/she remain in bed apart from any prescribed course of convalescence or treatment, OR,
3. The individual is a patient in a nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity, OR,
4. The individual has corrected visual acuity of 5/200 or less, in both eyes, or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
Mexican Border Period: May 9, 1916 through April 5, 1917, for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders or in adjacent water.
World War I: April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918
World War II: December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
Korean War: June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
Vietnam War: August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975
Gulf War: August 2, 1990 through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
National Guard members can establish eligibility for VA benefits if activated for federal service during a period of war or domestic emergency. Activation for other than federal service does not qualify guard members for all VA benefits. Claims for VA benefits based on federal service filed by members of the National Guard should include a copy of the military orders, presidential proclamation or executive order that clearly demonstrates the federal nature of the service.
1. Rated at 100% Permanent and Total
2. Are service connected for a dental condition
3. Enrolled in Vocational Rehabilitation
4. Medal of Honor recipient
5. Former prisoner of war
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