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Special License to Peddle

For Disabled Military Veteran's

Division of Standards

Phone

OPEN M-F 9AM-4:30PM

Online

Division of Standards standards.mail@MassMail.State.MA.US

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What you need

Fee $2.00

Special License for Disabled Veterans Instructions:

  1. Complete the application in its entirety.

  2. Take the completed application to the Police Station in the city or town in which you reside and have the Chief of Police sign the Certificate of Character as required by state law.

  3. Proof of disability is required and you can obtain a completed letter by logging into your eBenefits portal and printing the BENEFITS SUMMARY LETTER. If you are not able to log into the eBenefits portal, the form is available below to download. Please take the form to your local Veteran’s Affairs Office for it to be completed. (This is a supporting document which will need to be submitted along with your application)

How to apply

Fee $2.00

Forms of payments are cashier's check, money order, and treasurer's check.  Please make check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Please complete the application and mail it with the supporting documents and fee to One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston, MA 02108.

Applications are processed and mailed the same day they are received.

More info

Massachusetts State Veteran Status Eligibility

To be eligible for veterans' benefits, one must be a "veteran" or a dependent of a "veteran" under M.G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 43rd as amended by the Acts of 2005, ch. 130. See below for service requirements and exceptions.

Era of Service

Dates

Requirement for Veteran Status

WWI

6-Apr-1917
11-Nov-1918

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

PEACETIME

12-Nov-1918
15-Sep-1940

180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

WWII
(Merchant Marine:
7-Dec-1941 through 31-Dec-1946)

16-Sep-1940
25-Jul-1947

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

PEACETIME

26-Jul-1947
24-Jun-1950

180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

KOREA

25-Jun-1950
31-Jan-1955

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

Korean Defense Service Medal

28-Jul-1954
(to be determined later)

90 days of active duty service, last discharge under honorable conditions and the Korean Defense Service Medal.

VIETNAM I

1-Feb-1955
4-Aug-1964

180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

VIETNAM II

5-Aug-1964
7-May-1975

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

PEACETIME

8-May-1975
1-Aug-1990

180 days of regular active duty service and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

Lebanon Campaign*

25-Aug-1982
(to be determined later)

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

Grenada Campaign*

25-Oct-1983
15-Dec-1983

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

Panama Campaign*

20-Dec-1989
31-Jan-1990

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

PERSIAN GULF

2-Aug-1990
(to be determined later)

90 days of active duty service, one (1) day during "wartime" and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions.

*Naval and Marine DD214 must indicate Expeditionary Medal. All DD214's must specify campaign: Lebanon, Granada, or Panama.

  • For GUARD MEMBERS to qualify they must have 180 days and have been activated under Title 10 of the U.S. Code -OR- Members who were activated under Title 10 or Title 32 of the U.S. Code or Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 33, sections 38, 40, and 41 must have 90 days, at least one of which was during wartime, per the above chart.

  • For RESERVISTS to qualify, they must have been called to regular active duty, at which point their eligibility can be determined by the above chart.

     

    **this information was provided from http://www.mass.gov/veterans/state-veteran-status-eligibility.html

     

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Address

ONE ASHBURTON PLACE , ROOM 1115, BOSTON, MA 02108

Phone

OPEN M-F 9AM-4:30PM

Online

Division of Standards standards.mail@MassMail.State.MA.US

Fax

617-727-5705

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