Veteran FAQs

How to get Disabled Veteran Plates for Vehicles

There are many perks to having disabled veteran plates on your vehicle. In Houston: free tolls, free parking in metered areas (with handicap placard/ plate), and free parking at the airports. 

A:

To request plates from the DMV, please visit: http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/disabled-drivers.php

Eligibility: 

50% or more disability rating from the VA

40% or more disability rating from the VA due to amputation of a lower extremity

You do not have to get a signature from a medical doctor if you have a letter from the VA stating you are eligible. We recommend visiting Ebenefits

Download the form here. 

How to get a Houston Metro Pass for Disabled Veterans

The Qualified METRO Veterans Pass (MVP) launched April 11, 2016, and is part of a six-month pilot program designed to provide qualified U.S. military veterans with unlimited local bus, Park & Ride and METRORail service for FREE.

Applicants must meet one of the following:

  1. A disabled veteran who has suffered, as a result of military service, at least 50 percent service-connected disability or 40 percent service-connected disability because of the amputation of a lower extremity.
  2. A veteran who has earned a medal of valor: Air Force Cross, Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Purple Heart.
A:

To receive your Qualified METRO Veteran’s Pass (MVP), applicants must:

  1. Download and complete the application (PDF)
  2. Bring your completed application and a valid government-issued photo ID (ex: State, Driver’s License) for verification to:
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Houston Regional Benefit Office) 
    6900 Almeda Road
    Houston, TX 77030
    Monday - Friday, 7 a.m - 4 p.m.
  3. Submit a color copy of your completed application, signed and stamped by the V.A., including a copy of your valid government-issued photo ID to one of three ways:
    • Online store order
    • By mail
      Qualified METRO Veterans Pass
      1900 Main Street
      P.O. Box 61429
      Houston, Texas 77208-1429
    • In person
      METRO RideStore
      1900 Main Street
      Houston, Texas 77002
      Monday - Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m

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