Important Discharge Paper Information

Every veteran should always ensure that they have a copy of their Discharge papers commonly known as a DD-214.  This paper becomes extremely valuable when applying for benefits or in the unfortunate event that they are needed for burial benefits. Due to the current nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it can be a timely process to retrieve your DD-214 from the National Archives located in St. Louis.  If you do not have a copy of your DD-214, we strongly recommend that you request a copy at your earliest convenience by accessing the Link below.

https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.html

Once you receive your DD-214, or for those that already have it, we strongly advise you to file it with the Recorders office.  Due to Covid-19, the office is closed to the general public however recording of your DD-214 can still be completed.  We advise you call or email in advance to make arrangements.  For your convenience the phone number, email address and website is provided below to assist you in recording your DD-214.

   Website:   https://co.lucas.oh.us/675/Recorder

   Phone number:  419-213-4400

   Email:  Recorder@co.lucas.oh.us

In addition, you may also contact our office to set up an appointment to use your DD-214 to get one of our State Veterans ID cards and we will also keep a copy of your DD-214 on file for you.

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can click here for support. Veterans Crisis Line

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Lucas County Veterans Service Commission

2595 Arlington Ave 2nd Floor
Toledo, OH 43614

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
*Closed on all federal holidays

Phone:

(419) 213-6090