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Qualified Veterans in New York State can now have the option of listing their status as a veteran on their licenses.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that all honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed forces who apply can have the designation listed on the official document.

Cuomo says it will make it easier for veterans to receive benefits to which they’re entitled as well a showing pride in having honorably served our country.

To sign up, go to the DMV Office – it cannot be done online – and fill out the appropriate information on application form MV-44 or MV-2. Veterans should have their original Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

There are no additional fees to have the designation on the top left hand corner of the license, but the usual fees still apply.

UPDATE: The Governor’s Office specifically said there are no "additional" fees to have the designation, but in reality, veterans will be charged $12.50 for license replacement. County Clerk Don Read says five Genesee County veterans have signed up.

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