As a veteran, you understand the importance of having a personal copy of your DD214 when you need it. Whether you’re filing a claim for disability compensation or completing your COE to qualify for a VA home loan, providing proof of military service is often the first step toward receiving your hard-earned benefits. is a business founded by veterans, for veterans. Because we’ve experienced firsthand the frustration of ordering a DD214 copy using traditional methods, we developed a better system and assembled a team of dedicated retrieval experts to help you get your DD214 faster and without all the hassle.

And now, we’ve upgraded our services to make it even more convenient for veterans to get a copy of their DD214 when they need it most.

We’ll file your DD214 with your county recorder and save you the trip.

Just because you ordered a replacement DD214 doesn’t mean that something can’t happen to that copy. It may get lost, stolen, or damaged in a fire—and then you’re back to square one. However, if you file your replacement copy with your county recorder or local registrar’s office, it will always be there if you need another copy.

That’s where DD214Direct comes in. Available with both our Digital Express and Basic Express options, we now offer an additional step: We’ll file your DD214 with the country recorder for you so it’s even easier (and faster) the next time you need to get a copy.

Why file your DD214 with your county recorder?

Recording your discharge paperwork is just a smart idea. Not only does it save you a potential headache when and if you need a certified copy of your DD214—which is just as good as having your original paperwork—but it also safeguards your information in a convenient location where you are guaranteed instant access to your documents.

How can I be sure my information is safe?

In this age of identity theft and cyber crime, it’s smart to wonder about whether or not your personal information will be protected if you put it on file with your local county clerk.

In most states, there are privacy laws to protect veterans and ensure that DD214s are exempt from standard open records laws. This means that military discharge paperwork is not made public like birth, death, or marriage certificates; typically, only the veteran or their next-of-kin is granted access to the DD214 if it’s been filed with the county.

(If you already know the county where you’d like to have your DD214 on file, you can call ahead just to be sure.)

Veteran-owned DD214Direct helps you get the documents you need, when you need them.

Our cutting-edge technology platform and keen knowledge of government protocol and procedure allow us to deliver your documents faster than competitors. We physically stand in line at the records repository and manually coordinate your order, freeing up your time and easing your worries about whether or not you will get your DD214. Much like paying a small fee to have your taxes done by a professional, DD214Direct provides the service and convenience you’ve been hoping for, plus we make it a lot easier.

Instead of having to download, print, sign and fax your document request form, you can submit your order directly through our website with the ease of e-signature technology from a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Once we locate your DD214, we will email you a copy immediately—a service not offered by the government. And tracking your request through us is simple, so you never have to worry about long hold times and inconclusive answers.

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