ASSEMBLY MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 660
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
The Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 660.
Under federal law, a veteran rendered permanently disabled by a service-connected injury may receive from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs a 100 percent disability rating, which entitles the veteran to certain unemployment, health care, and educational benefits. New Jersey allows these military veterans to receive a disability identification card, placard, and license plates by submitting to the MVC a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that they are 100 percent disabled. A military veteran who qualifies as being 100 percent disabled is not required to submit an application signed by a medical professional.
Under this bill, military veterans with a 100 percent disability rating would be required to submit the Department of Veterans Affairs statement on the initial application for parking privileges, but not on subsequent renewal applications.