5 Things Every Veteran Should Do…

1.     Get a copy of my DD214 (Release from Active Duty Service Document).

If your home address upon your release from active duty service was within the State of Utah, then the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs may have a copy of your DD214 in our archive. You can send a request to receive it at 550 Foothill Drive, Suite 105 Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. To call and speak with someone call 800-894-9497 or 801-326-2372; or you can email veterans@utah.gov.

For us to be able search the archive we will need your:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number

There is no cost for certified copies of your DD214. However, you will need to be present and present valid photo identification at 550 Foothill Drive, Suite 105, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 to receive your certified copies.

2.    Enroll in VA Health Care.

Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003 are eligible for care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated Reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after Nov. 11, 1998 and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

For further information on eligibility for VA healthcare, please follow the link below.

http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp

To Apply Online
Fill out the application online, and electronically submit it to the VA for processing. No need for additional documents to verify military service. If you were recently discharged, we will get your military information for you.

  • Complete VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits online.
  • Once you complete your information, you may submit your application online.
  • You will immediately receive a confirmation message notifying you that your application has been received.

To Apply in Person

  1. Go to your local VA health care facility.
  2. Complete VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits.
  3. Generally, you will receive written notification of your enrollment status in the VA health care system within 5-7 days.
  4. The letter will also give you instructions on how to appeal the decision if you do not agree.

To Apply by Telephone

  • Call 1-877-22-VETS(8387), 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri, EST.
  • Complete application over the telephone with VA representative
  • Within 3-5 business days you will receive the completed VA Form 10-10EZ, Application fo Health Benefits for you to review, sign and return. Then mail the application to:

Health Eligibility Center
2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30329-1647

3.    Enroll in E-Benefits.

There are a number of ways to apply for VA disability benefits depending on the type of benefit you are seeking. To apply:

  • Visit eBenefits
  • Complete and mail your claim form to your nearest VA regional office
  • Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. To find the VA regional office nearest you use the Veterans Affairs National Facilities Locator or call VA toll free at 1-800-827-1000
  • Work with an accredited service representative:
  • Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (801) 326-2372
  • American Legion (801) 326-2380
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) (801) 326-2375
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) (801) 326-2385
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart (801) 326-2471

4.    Register with the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs.

To register with the Utah State Department of Veterans and Military Affairs follow this link:

Register

5.    File for VA Disability Benefits (Compensation/Pension)

There are a number of ways to apply for VA disability benefits depending on the type of benefits you are seeking. To apply:

  • Visit eBenefits
  • Complete and mail your claim form to your nearest VA regional office
  • Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. To find the VA regional office nearest you use the Veterans Affairs National Facilities Locator or call VA toll free at 1-800-827-1000
  • Work with an accredited service representative. Your accredited service representatives are the:
  • Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (801)-326-2372
  • American Legion (801) 326-2380
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) (801) 326-2375
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) (801) 326-2385
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart (801) 326-2471

If you dont live in the Salt Lake area and need to find a Veteran Service Officer outside of the Salt Lake City Area you can access the Claim Assistance Calendar at https://veterans.utah.gov/outreach-calendar/ or you can call 800-894-9497 or 801-326-2372

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