State licenses can show veteran status, starting today.
Wisconsin military veterans can now use their driver’s licenses or a state ID to show they are eligible for certain benefits. Officials say it will make it easier for men and women who served in the military to access an array of programs and services, even restaurant discounts, without having to carry additional documentation.
Before going to the Division of Motor Vehicles, veterans should first verify their eligibility by contacting the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) (800-WIS-VETS). About 30,000 veterans in the Badger State will automatically be eligible, because they have already applied for certain state and federal benefits. Nearly 400,000 Wisconsin veterans can get the new identifiers by verifying their status.
The standard driver license and ID card fees still apply.