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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.
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.