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If you’re a veteran in NYC, you need to know this!

If you’re a veteran in NYC, you need to know this!

If you’re a veteran, you need to make sure you register as a veteran with your idNYC! You’ll get even MORE free admission and benefits than standard idNYC cardholders.


If you have any one of the following documents, you can get a veteran designation on your IDNYC:

  • DD214 – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • DD 2 Retired – US Uniformed Services ID Card (Retired)
  • VIC/VHIC – Veterans Affairs Hospital Identification Card
  • NY State DMV Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with Veteran Designation
  • Expired IDNYC with Veteran Designation
  • Attestation from Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs confirming military service

Once you’ve got that designation, you’ll also be able to get the following perks!


Free Veterans Advantage Digital Plan for one year!

Once you’ve got your veterans designation on your idNYC, you’ll be able to get free access to Veterans Advantage’s Digital Plan for 12 months. This site will give you access to discounts from the country’s largest retailers and travel providers. Enroll here!


Free Discounts through the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Queens VETS Program!

Businesses that participate in the Queen’s VETS program accept the IDNYC Veteran Designation as proof of veteran status. See a sample of your future savings by clicking here. 

Free Membership to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum!

Sign up at the museum to receive a free Individual Membership for one year.

Access to Veteran-Specific Services from the NYC Department of Small Business Services!

They’ll help with resume preparation, job training, job placement services and more. You can also get information about the Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program!



Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.