As part of the "RETURN THE FAVOR" Discount Program, the County Clerk’s office will issue eligible county residents an I.D. card, identifying them as a qualified and honorably discharged veteran who served actively in the US military (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marines) and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
Reservists and National Guard also qualify if they were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty. Any honorably discharged veteran residing in Dutchess County may obtain their FAVOR card by bringing his or her Military Separation Papers i.e. DD-214, WDO-AGO 53-55, etc., indicating their Full-Time Active Duty service to the Division of Veterans Services Office, located at 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 105 in Poughkeepsie between 9am and 4pm. After processing they will be able to obtain their official card at the County Clerk’s Office.
Dutchess County Clerk Kendall encourages local businesses and merchants to participate in this program. Under the program, participating business and merchants will provide a discount to a U.S. Veteran who presents his or her FAVOR card. The discount is established by the participating businesses and/ or merchant. Examples of possible discounts could include a percentage off the total bill, a discounted service fee, a limited time free subscription to a particular service, etc. The business owner will establish what your participation level will be. For more information please call 845-486-2195, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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