Secretary of State
In accordance with Michigan law [MCL 28.292(14)], the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) waives the fees for a State of Michigan Personal Identification Card (PID) for applicants who present good cause. The statute includes four instances of good cause: individuals 65 or over; those who are legally blind; those who wish to add or remove a heart insignia; and drivers whose licenses have been suspended because of a physical or mental disability. The statute also allows the fee to be waived for "a person who presents other good cause for a fee waiver."
MDOS has identified four instances, in addition to the four statutorily mandated instances, of good cause in which it will waive the $10 PID fee in accordance with MCL 28.292(14)(d):
MDOS will waive the $10 PID fee for individuals who provide documentary evidence specified by MDOS demonstrating that the applicant is currently receiving benefits from one of the following programs:
Michigan law also allows qualifying veterans and homeless applicants to receive a no-fee state ID card.
Veterans can qualify for a no-fee state ID by presenting the same documents that qualify them for the veteran's designation, such as:
Michigan residents who have a previous driver's license or state ID card with a veteran's designation meet the requirements for the no-fee ID.
Homeless applicants can qualify for a no-fee ID card by presenting both of the following:
> Standard and Enhanced State ID Card Fee Chart