We find and deliver discharge documents. That’s our job. Depending on several factors, your DD-214 is stored at a government building in St. Louis, Washington DC, Fort Knox, or elsewhere. We work directly with archival researchers to obtain your DD-214. In many cases, we physically stand in line at government counters’ so you don’t have to!
By using an expeditor such as DD214 Direct™, you’ll avoid delays and annoyances. And unlike the government, we offer email delivery.
Before you can obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for your VA Home Loan, you must first provide a DD-214 to the VA.
The DD Form 214 is commonly requested by employers to prove military service and confirm discharge status, and routinely required for jobs requiring security clearance.
Eligible veterans are entitled to an honor guard, free of charge. Funeral directors generally handle these arrangements with the appropriate military service. Obtaining the veteran's DD-214 without delay is important in these time-sensitive situations. Expedited service is often requested for this purpose.
The US Navy offers sea burial for veterans, active duty members, and some family and civilians. A copy of DD Form 214 is required in the Burial at Sea Request package.
From the GI Bill to VA mortgage loans, from disability compensation to home improvement grants, the VA requires a DD-214 to prove military service and apply for benefits.
Some government jobs offer a points-based preference system for hiring veterans. A DD-214 is required to establish your preference level.
The National Cemetery Administration through the Department of Veterans Affairs offers an array of burial benefits. A DD-214 is required to determine eligibility.
Most states offer a special license plate for all veterans, with some offering specific designations for Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipients. The state's motor vehicle department usually requires a DD-214 to prove military service.