State of Texas Benefits

Licenses, Plates & 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.


Parking Placards
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 state and out, can have a "Veteran" designation on the face of their drivers 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.


Concealed Handgun License Reduced Fees
Provided by: Texas Dept. of Public Safety: Concealed Handgun License

Concealed Handgun License fees for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license is reduced for active duty members of the US Armed Forces, including members of the reserves, national guard or state guard.


Legal Assistance

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 our service, which is provided by telephone to eligible Veterans, at 1-800-622-2520, Option 2.