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Why do disabled vets get free parking but retired vets do Not? Anyone can join the military and get a disability rating after one month but if you stay in and retire you have to rate over 50% to get a rating.
The standard is the same for everyone. To get Texas State DV plates, all veterans must apply & provide proof of 50% disability rating (or at least 40% w/amputation). See application VTR-214.pdf on Texas DMV website txdmv.gov/forms.
We didn't join for free parking. I'll take my monthly income and health benefits as good enough. I don't remember my grandparents ever walking into a store and asking for their military discount.
Just a thought02/01/2018
I agree with USMC8511; I didn’t serve to look for handouts or discounts after the fact. Complaining about something like this is so petty. Also, if you didn’t manage to hit 50% after 20 years you must’ve worked behind a desk. SF.
I hear you Gunny but there is a little more required. Apparently you need to be >50% gimpy and qualify for a special designation on your license plate to get free parking at the Houston Airport. Is it right? Not in my humble opinion. BOHICA
What are the requirements to park for FREE @ Houston Int'l Airport?
Just called Account Specialist Parking Division @ IAH on October 17, 2017. Verified with Ms. Keylonda Brown confirming the policy is STILL FREE parking for Disabled Veterans with a Texas plate with DV designated. Up to 60 days domestic/international.
Travellers will need to grab a ticket and upon checkout/return; go to a live cashier where they will verify and have you sign the ticket.
A facebook post was put up providing this info. https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarVeterans/posts/10154359265755486
I am 100% Service Connected U. S. Armed Forces.. I am a Resident of Texas. Where and how do i get free parking at IAH ?
Mike instructions pretty clear however I don't know if there's specific garages for the disabled parking you may want to call Miss Brown you can just google her phone number and ask her those questions the way I did it was grab the ticket at the dispensing machine put it in my window I got back from the trip took it out and then checked out the exit and show them my ID disable plates. Have a great flight.