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Military Discounts in New York

MVDC has over 12,000 business locations in New York that have discounts for military personnel and veterans. In addition to businesses providing discounts, the state of New York also provides discounts for those that have served. To find business discounts, enter your zip code and category in the search box above.

State of New York discounts for veterans and military personnel


Veterans Designation on drivers license: Yes



Discounted Fees and Taxes

  • Free hunting and fishing licenses under the Patriot Plan for NYS residents who are active service members of either the New York State Organized Militia, US Reserve Fores, or certain members of the US Armed Forces
  • License and permits at reduced cost for eligible disabled veterans
  • Free Empire Passports to New York State Parks for personnel called to federal or state active duty in response to an emergency after 9/11
  • Disabled Veteran Non-Revenue E-Z Pass allows free, unlimited travel on the NYS Thruway system for qualified veterans with a fee exempt vehicle registration from the NYSDMV
  • Certain disabled veterans are exempt from registration fees and vehicle plate fees

Property tax and Financial Benefits

  • Partial exemption on real property taxes to certain veterans or their family members
  • Military pay received in Title 10 status is exempt from state income taxation
  • Any state military pay received while serving on any emergency state active duty is exempted from state income taxation
  • Fixed-rate mortgages for veterans with interest rates .5% below the interest rates charged on SONYMA mortgages with closing cost assistance
  • Annuity payment of up to $500 per Gold Star Parent of deceased veteran

Education Discounts

  • Veteran tuition awards provide up to 98% of tuition cost of a SUNY undergraduate tuition to eligible veterans in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or vocational training in NYS
  • Combat service scholarships equal to annual in-state tuition for SUNY for eligible qualified applicants
  • Members of the US Armed Forces who are on full-time active duty and stationed in NYS, and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition
  • Refund or credit for tuition during military leave of absence
  • Regents Awards for Children of Veterans provide up to $450 a year to students whose parent served in the US Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency and is deceased or disabled
  • Military Enhanced Recognition, Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarship program provides financial aid to veterans, children,and spouses of members of the US Armed Forces who died or became severely or permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training


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