Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Eric J. Hesse, Director
E-ZPass for Disabled Veterans
The New York State Thruway Authority offers free, unlimited travel anywhere on the Thruway to certain, qualifying disabled Veterans. The Thruway Authority’s only qualifying criteria for the Disabled Veterans E-ZPass Non-Revenue program is a fee-exempt vehicle registration from Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must find out whether you are eligible for a fee-exempt registration before applying for the program. Eligibility is not determined by percent disabled designations, specialty license plates, or other similar criteria.
For additional information on the E-ZPass for Disabled Veterans program, including steps on how to apply, forms, and frequently asked questions, visit the Thruway Authority’s website at:
If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.