House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/20/2021

TxDPS Offers Free Texas Identification Cards & Driver Licenses for Disabled Veterans

(Austin, TX) - The Texas Department of Public Safety currently offers disabled veterans the ability to obtain either a Texas identification card or driver license free of charge. Veterans who qualify must meet four requirements:
be honorably discharged;
have a service-related disability of at least 60 percent;
receive compensation form the United States due to the disability; and,
not be subject to sex offender registration requirements.

This program is limited to non-commercial driver licenses and therefore cannot be used to obtain a commercial driver license (CDL). Additionally, veterans can apply to have either a Veteran or Disabled Veteran designation printed on the face of their driver license or identification card. More information about the programs can be found at: bit.ly/3a0h6cs.

"As a fellow veteran, I encourage our former servicemen to take advantage of the fee waiver that allows for DPS to provide licenses and identification cards free of charge," said State Representative James White. "This is incredibly important as many Texans are still needing to renew their licenses due to DPS office closures during the pandemic. This waiver is a small relief to many veterans who were affected financially."

Please do not hesitate to contact Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.