As we approach Veterans Day, Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman is reminding all veterans to record their military discharge papers (DD-214s) with the Recorder’s Office.
Should the veteran need to apply for benefits including medical care and Veterans Administration loans, these documents will be needed. By recording the DD-214s, certified copies will always be available. There is no cost to record DD-214s.
In the event that a DD-214 is lost or misplaced, it may take up to 21 days or longer to receive a new one. If a new DD-214 needs to be applied for, the only place this can be done is the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO.
Wegman notes that the Kane County Recorder’s Office has taken major precautions to protect these records from identity theft. Computer images of military discharge papers have been blocked from the public view.
For more information, call Sandy Wegman at 630-232-5949 or visit the Kane County Recorder’s Office website.
SOURCE: Kane County Recorder’s Office press release