What are some uses for a blank DD-214 form?


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One use of a blank DD-214 form is to complete it with the holder’s information and use it as evidence of previous military service to qualify for veteran’s benefits. The DD-214 form is also known as the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

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Members of the armed forces receive the form upon discharge to serve as evidence of their service. This form identifies the holder as a veteran and entitles them to special benefits afforded to veterans. Some of the benefits for veterans that the holder of this form can obtain include free education and low-interest loans, free medical care, and preferential treatment on job searches, housing situations and a variety of instances in which society deems it appropriate to bestow a benefit upon veterans.

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