A new state law has been passed in the state of Arizona. Surviving spouses or dependents of military personnel are going to get a waiver from paying some fees regarding vehicles at the Department of Motor Vehicles. By passing this law, Arizona hopes to pay tribute to the lives of Arizonans lost in military conflicts.
The law permits a surviving spouse of dependent of military personnel to be exempt from paying vehicle registration fees as long as they are resident of the state of Arizona. This new state law applies to all vehicle types which includes trailers and the possibility for renewal annually. It will provide some relief to grieving families of those who gave their lives for our country. It isn’t all that much, of course, but it’s better than doing nothing for the families of our brave troops.
Waiver Benefits Military Spouses, Dependents
This is a benefit for a surviving spouse or dependent of a person killed or died from injuries from serving with any branch of the United States military including the Coast Guard and the National Guard. This means that military members’ children can receive this benefit, too.
In order to be deemed eligible, the surviving family of the soldier must visit their local DMV. Then, they must fill out an MDV Survivor of Fallen Military Member Exemption form. This form will be available online a azdot.gov/mvd around January 1st, 2017, which is the issue date. Also, they must present the DMV office with a Department of Defense Form 1300 Report of Casualty.
A spouse who remarries is exempt from this new law. Also, dependents that are between the ages of 18 to 23 must provide a school transcript or a class schedule. This proves that they are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, in order to be able to claim eligibility.