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Veterans In Maryland Now Have Designation On License

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WMDT 47 NEWS -- As of Tuesday veterans can show they served right on their drivers license, making it more convenient to get the benefits they deserve.

"It's time to step and move this forward and we got it passed with no opposition what-so-ever," Retired Veteran, Sarge Garlitz tells us.

Sarge Garlitz was at the Motor Vehicle Administration bright and early Wednesday, before the doors even opened. It's a day he's been waiting a long time for. The new law passed in the House and Senate and is making it easier for veterans to get benefits. All they need to do is show their drivers license.

"Maryland drivers license is going to be the key ticket. A person applying for a job, they don't carry a military ID or discharge around with you," Garlitz tells us.

Maryland State Senator, Jim Mathias co-sponsored the bill, and says it serves many purposes.

"The Maryland Veterans Association it allows them to keep a good idea of where our veterans are located, what's going on, to reach out to them efficiently with updates," Mathias tells us.

If you would like to have the veteran designation placed on your driver's license, you have two options: Request it the next time your license is up for renewal at no cost, or request it before your license is up for renewal for 20 dollars.

You also need to bring one of the following documents with you: DD214, Honorable Discharge Certificate, or a letter from the Personnel Center in St. Louis confirming your veteran status.

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