LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Just in time for Veteran’s Day, the California DMV and Department of Veterans Affairs say veterans can now apply for a “Veteran” designation on their driver licenses and identification cards.

The new designation will be included right next to the donor pink dot, and right above the sex and height information on driver licenses and identification cards.

“As an added bonus, the new ‘Veteran’ designation means businesses can easily confirm veteran status when offering discounts,” Dr. Vito Imbasciani, CalVet’s secretary, said in a statement.

To obtain “veteran” designation, a military discharge certificate (DD214) is required, along with a one-time $5 fee.

Local DMV offices will begin helping veterans apply for the new designation Thursday.


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