Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain a copy of my DD 214? 

Copies of your DD214 can be requested by going to and clicking on ‘Veterans Service Records’.


Do I qualify for VA Health Care? 

If you served in the active military service and were separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health benefits as well. 


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How do I enroll in VA Health Care System? 

The very first step in obtaining access to your VA Health Benefits is to apply. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements outlined above, VA encourages you to apply today by completing VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits online. Veterans already enrolled in VA health care can update their information by completing VA Form 10-10EZR, Renewal Application for Health Benefits. 

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Where do veterans or eligible dependents go to ask about or file for VA benefits?     

The Service and Benefits Program of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs assists veterans and eligible dependents in acquiring their benefits. The staff of the Service Program is authorized to represent veterans and their dependents before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as provide general information to those seeking assistance, regardless of representation. The Service Program currently has Service Officers located in communities throughout Maryland to aid and serve veterans and their eligible dependents. Contact the Program Office most convenient to you. Appointments may be scheduled through the Program Office nearest the itinerant location.  It pays to seek representation when filing claims for federal VA disability benefits.  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data shows that veterans represented by accredited organizations receive significantly greater disability benefits than their non-represented counterparts. 

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