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Requesting a Copy of Your DD Form 214

A DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training. The Report of Separation contains information normally needed to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in Veterans' organizations.

The National Personnel Records Center is the government agency tasked with replacing lost or destroyed DD Form 214s. More information on how to request military service records can be found on the National Archives website at:

NYS DVA can assist in requesting to obtain documentation.

Additional Assistance:

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.

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