Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 375-3-1-.16 - Eligibility for Veterans' or Honorary Driver's License and Identification Card

(1)
(a) Veterans', or honorary driver's licenses and identification cards which have the "veteran" designation with the American flag symbol printed on said driver's license or identification card, shall be issued to veterans who have satisfied all other requirements for issuance of a driver's license upon receipt by the Department of a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service or by presenting their Armed Forces Separation Papers (DD-214) with an acceptable separation/discharge.
(b) A veteran of the United States Armed Forces or United States allies must present evidence of the following:
(i) Residence:
1) A veteran must be a resident of the State of Georgia at the time of application for the license; and
(ii) Service:
1) A veteran must have served in the active military, naval, or air service; and
2) A veteran must have been discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.
3) A member of the National Guard or Reserve Forces who has served twenty (20) years of creditable service.
(2) A surviving spouse, of a deceased veteran, who would have been eligible for a veterans' license shall follow the procedure in paragraph (1) and may then be issued an honorary license. The surviving spouse is eligible for such license as long as they have not remarried.
(3) A spouse of a veteran who is or would have been eligible for a veteran's license but has been disabled to the extent that he or she is unable to operate a motor vehicle safely, shall acquire an honorary license by having the disabled veteran surrender his license to the Department, or if he or she has no license notify the Department of his disability. Such surrender of license or notification must be accompanied by a letter from a physician evidencing the disability. The applicant shall then follow the procedure set out in paragraph (1).
(4) Once eligibility is established pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (3) the licensee need not reestablish eligibility.
(5) Any customer who would be eligible for a free driver's license under the provisions of this regulation shall also be eligible for an identification card at no charge.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 375-3-1-.16
O.C.G.A. §§ 40-5-4, 40-5-36, 40-5-103.
Original Rule entitled "Eligibility for Veterans, Honorary or Distinctive Drivers License" adopted. F. Apr. 18, 2006; eff. May 8, 2006. Amended: F. Jan. 31, 2008; eff. Feb. 20, 2008. Amended: Changed title to "Eligibility for Veteran's, Honorary or Distinctive Driver's License and Identification Cards." adopted. F. Mar. 30, 2012; eff. Apr. 19, 2012. Amended: New title "Eligibility for Veterans', Honorary or Distinctive Driver's License and Identification Cards." F. Nov. 19, 2020; eff. Dec. 9, 2020. Amended: F. Jan. 13, 2022; eff. Feb. 2, 2022. Amended: New title, "Eligibility for Veterans' or Honorary Driver's License and Identification Card." F. May 18, 2022; eff. June 7, 2022.

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