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AB 935 – Veteran on Drivers License update

by / Sunday, 28 February 2016 / Published in California News

AB 935 (Frazier),  “Veteran on the Drivers’ License” Update

Veteran on Driver's License Sample

A  big veterans thank you to Assemblymember Jim Frazier for his leadership, tenacity and drive to help veterans.
Because of his AB 935,  there are at least 1458 veterans who have filed claims through their CVSO
o receive federal benefits that they had earned through their military service who were unaware that they were qualified for federal benefits.

AB 935 passed in 2014 and was implemented on Veterans Day 2015.  During the period November 12, 2015 through January 31, 2016 (only 53 DMV working days),
he county veterans service offices have issued 14,184 eligibility forms for veterans to take to the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to receive a new  with  “veteran” on their drivers license.
Of those 14,184 veteran visitors to their local county veterans service office, 1458 California veterans have filed claims with the federal Veterans Administration (VA)
for federal benefits through their local county veterans service office.

The average veterans claim in California is $18,000 annually.
Using the average amount per claim, these 1458 new veterans’ claims will bring in an additional $26,244,000 in new federal dollars which will go directly to the veteran.

The number of veterans who will have the designation on their driver’s license is estimated to be 30,000 per year.
California is home to approximately 1.8 million veterans with more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans returning every month.

Pete Conaty
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

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