Disabled Veteran License Information
- Applicable Arizona Statutes – A.R.S. 17-336(A)(2)
- Applicable Arizona Rules – R12-4-202
Update: Effective December 5th, 2015, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is pleased to announce two exciting changes with the application process for the Disabled Veteran’s Hunt and Fish Combo. The first change no longer requires customers to have a signature notarized on the application form. The second change allows customers to download their VA Benefits Forms directly from the DoD-VA Website. All Arizona Game and Fish Regional Offices have computer access for those that would like to download their benefits forms.
Brief Description – An eligible applicant is a disabled veteran who has been a resident of Arizona for at least one year immediately preceding the application. A disabled Veteran’s License is issued to a disabled veteran who is receiving compensation from the United States government for permanent and total service connected disabilities rated at 100% disabling. A VA rating of 100% Individual Un-employability is not authorized to receive this license. Eligibility for the disabled veteran’s license is based on the disability rating, not on the compensation received by the veteran. The Disabled Veteran’s License grants all the privileges of a Hunt/Fish Combination License.
How to obtain a Disabled Veteran’s License: The easiest way to start is by accessing the Arizona Game and Fish Home Page at https://www.azgfd.com/
Click on Buy a License, then on the left column is the Disabled Veterans License Information. Click on that tab and it will take you to the correct page.
What Documents do I need? You will need two documents. The first document is the Veteran’s Application Form which can be downloaded below in the Checklist. Effective December 5th, 2015, customers are no longer required to have their signature notarized. You will simply attest and sign the verification form. The 2nd document that you will need is a Veteran’s Benefits Form. You can download the form (listed under Checklist) and take it to the Veteran’s Administration to have it processed*. Once the Department has both of these documents, the License can be issued. A paper license is issued however, a plastic card license can be purchased at any of the Game and Fish Offices.
*Note: Effective December 5th, 2015, the department will accept Veteran’s Benefits Forms printed directly from the DoD-VA Website. Customer’s no longer have to go to a VA Facility to obtain this form. See information below on how to obtain a Veteran’s Benefits Form from the VA Website.
- Process: Complete application form
- Application: Veteran’s application form
- Fee: None
- License Expiration: License is valid for a lifetime from date of issuance.
- Additional Information: If the Department of Veterans Affairs certifies that the applicant’s disability rate of 100% is permanent and will not be reevaluated, a new certification is not required for renewal. If reevaluated in three years, the disabled veteran’s license will expire three years from the date of issuance.
- License Application may be processed and the license issued from the Phoenix Office or any Regional Office.
How to download a VA Benefits Form [PDF]