VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
VIRGINIA JOINT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
OF VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations (JLC) provides a vehicle for veterans service organizations to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Services on meeting the needs of Virginia’s veterans.
The Joint Leadership Council is open to one representative from each qualifying veterans service organization in Virginia that chooses to participate. The members of each organization are appointed by the Governor of Virginia.
DAV Department of Virginia is a member in good standing of the JLC.
To find out more information on the JLC, click here: JLC
JLC Policy Initiatives 2020, click here
The Department of Virginia DAV Representative to the JLC is Denice Williams, PDC.
To send her a e-mail: click here
GREAT NEWS FOR VIRGINIA 100% DISABLED VETERANS! 02/28/2020
We have received information from the Virginia Legislature on an idea that started as a DAV Resolution from Chapter 10, and then was approved by the Department of Virginia.
HB 1268 - Constitutional amendment
Personal property tax exemption for a motor vehicle of a disabled veteran passed the House on 2-11-20 and passed the Senate on 2-27-20.
The issue will be on the Virginia ballot in November! Make sure you are registered and vote YES.
Special thanks to PDC Denise Williams and Commander Lisa Gregory for all their efforts in getting this bill passed.
Vehicle Registration Plate for Service-Connected Veterans
Effective July 1, 2015, service-connected veterans in Virginia are eligible for disabled veteran plates. Disabled veterans who have suffered a service-related disability are eligible for one free registration (emissions fee must be paid, if applicable) and the plate fee is waived. This plate is NOT a disabled plate or placard. However, those are currently available to veterans as well.
The application for the disabled veteran plate was released on July 1, 2015. It is the updated form VSA 54. To access the form, Click Here!
It is required that the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) must verify and certify the veteran has service-connected disabilities. Once the top portion of the form is completed, please mail this form to the Roanoke VARO or even the DAV NSO Office. Once the VA has completed their portion, they will mail the form VSA 54 back to the veteran.
If a veteran is seeking a disabled placard or disabled registration plates, then the lower portion of the VSA 54 must be completed by a physician.
The VA will mail the form back to the address they currently have of record. Please ensure that the VARO has the updated or correct address of the veteran prior to submitting the form to the VARO.
Once the VSA 54 is received back from the VARO, it should be taken to the DMV along with a new registration form, VSA 14. To access VSA 14, Click Here! Remember, a new completed registration form, VSA 14, must be submitted with the VSA 54.
If you have any questions concerning the VSA 54 form and process at the VARO, contact the Roanoke DAV NSO Office at 540-597-1731. The mailing address is:
Disabled American Veterans
VA Regional Office Federal Bldg
210 Franklin Road, SW Rm 808
Roanoke, VA 24011-2209
To mail the VSA 54 to the VARO directly, please send to the address below:
VA Regional Office
210 Franklin Rd, SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
If you have any questions regarding the registration forms or the process at the DMV, please contact the DMV and not the VARO or the DAV NSO Office. To visit the DMV website, Click Here!
Election Year Do's and Dont's for DAV/DAVA Members: click here