VA Looks to Streamline Use Military Discharge Data

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working with the Department of Defense to accelerate the authoritative use of digital military discharge form data for veterans services.

Issued by DOD upon a service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from any military branch, the DD 214 summarizes their service, medals and awards. The form is also the basis of reintegration into civilian life and required for a veteran to opt into VA services like college education discounts, hiring preference, loans, medical benefits, and funeral arrangements.

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