General Information for Veterans
You can now request a copy of your military records online:
Current Information Regarding DD-214's  Please pass on to other vets.  It's official:  DD-214 discharge papers
are
NOW ONLINE.  The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for
veterans to
gain access to their DD-214s online:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his/her DD-214 for employment purposes.  
NPRC
is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from
their military files.Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new
online military personnel records system to request documents.

Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be
downloaded
from the online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply,All information essential for NPRC to
process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will
be
minimized.  The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by
eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.
The following information is taken from an article published in Newsok, the web page of the Oklahoman
Newspaper , OK City OK.  The web link to the article is
http://newsok.com/article/3344150.
“A little-known veterans’ benefit for long-term care expenses is available to wartime veterans and their spouses.
But the benefit is being overlooked by thousands of families, industry observers say .The Special Pension for
Veterans’ Aid and Attendance pays up to $1,644 a month, $19,736 annually, toward assisted living, nursing
homes or in-home care for veterans 65 and older who served at least 90 days and one day during wartime —
stateside or overseas. Veterans and their spouses can receive up to $23,396 annually and spouses of
deceased veterans, $12,681. "Literally hundreds of thousands don’t even know about it,” Soard said. "Due to
incomplete information, many disqualify themselves on income or assets or find the paperwork too
burdensome.”


The process is streamlined for vets who are blind or have memory issues and widows with medical needs, he
said. Most applicants qualify and payments are retroactive, Soard said. The few who are denied on excessive
liquid assets can seek financial advice to qualify, he said.
The process is streamlined for vets who are blind or have memory issues and widows with medical needs, he
said. Most applicants qualify and payments are retroactive, Soard said. The few who are denied on excessive
liquid assets can seek financial advice to qualify, he said.”
All VA forms applications etc are now available on VA web site. Paper applications no longer required.
VA health  care benefit information is available toll free information 1-877-222-8387. or Website
va.gov/healthbenefits
Another resource site is myhealthyvet.com sponsored by VA outreach program
Department of Veterans Affairs, Medical and REgionl Office and Center, 1601
Kirkwood Highway Wilmington DE, 19805, eligibility office 302-633-5212