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State of Texas Benefits
Licenses, Plates, and Parking
Specialty License Plates
Provided by: Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles: Specialty License Plates
Many military and Veteran specialty license plates are available to Texas Veterans including Disabled Veteran, Former Prisoner of War, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Purple Heart, Retiree, and Medal of Honor plates.
Provided by: Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles: Disabled Parking, Placards, and Plates
Disabled parking placards entitle Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities to park in any disabled parking space and exempt them from the payment of a fee or penalty imposed by a governmental unit for parking at a meter. Parking placards are available to any Veteran who possesses a disabled license plate.
Texas Driver License
Provided by: Texas Dept. of Public Safety: Veteran Services
Texas Drivers Licenses are furnished free of charge to Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities (this fee waiver does not apply to commercial licenses). Texas Veterans, both those Veterans living in the state and out, can have a "Veteran" designation on the face of their driver's license by providing proof of discharge or disability to TxDPS.
Texas State Park Admission
Provided by: Texas Parks & Wildlife: State Park Admission
The State Parklands Passport provides free admission to Texas State Parks for Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Provided by: Texas Parks & Wildlife: Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities are eligible to purchase fishing and hunting licenses at a reduced cost.
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
Provided by: State Bar of Texas
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military Veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.
Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project
Provided by: Texas Legal Services Center
The Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Project (VLAP) is a Texas Legal Services Center statewide project to expand the availability of legal assistance to low-income Texas Veterans and their families, with a focus on outreach to the disabled Veterans who live in rural areas of the state. There is no charge for their service, which is provided by telephone to eligible Veterans, at 1-800-622-2520, Option 2.