Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 21: Special Plates

21.090 Disabled Veteran Definition (VC 295.7)

A “disabled veteran” is any person who, as a result of injury or disease suffered while on active service with the armed forces of the United States, suffers any of the following:

  • Has a service-connected disability rated at 100 percent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, due to a diagnosed disease or disorder which substantially impairs or interferes with mobility.
  • Is so severely disabled as to be unable to move without the aid of an assistive device.
  • Has lost, or lost the use of, one or more limbs.
  • Has permanent blindness, as defined in the California Welfare and Institutions Code §19153.