|What is a DD-214?|
DD 214 is the official document
of proof of a veteran’s active
military service. The DD 214
contains a lot of personal
information, including social
security number, date and place
of birth, etc.
|Does Texas keep my DD 214 confidential?|
|Where can I obtain my DD 214?|
Your DD 214 can
be obtain at the County Clerk's
The DD 214 can be ordered through the Veterans Service Office if it is not on file at the County Clerk's offce.
|What are important things a Veteran should know?|
There are several documents and
other information that the
veteran and his/her spouse
should obtain and keep in a safe
place because these documents
will be needed when applying for
any benefits through the
Department of Veterans Affairs
or the Social Security
Administration, including the
Must have 90
days of active duty with 1 day
of war time period.
|Wartime qualifications must be during one of the following:|
WWI: 4/6/1917—11/12/1918 or if served in Russia 4/6/1917—4/20/1920
Korean War: 6/25/1950—1/31/1955
Vietnam War: 8/5/1964—5/7/1975 (veteran entitled to NSC-Pension if in Vietnam from 2/28/1961
Gulf War: 8/2/1990—No end date has been set by law at this time.