Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs                                                                    Video Camera Icon   Watch Homefront

Photos of Veterans and service members in military uniforms and attire



 VA Benefits & Veteran Resource Directories

Requesting Your Military Service Records / DD-214 / Medical Records

Whenever a veteran requests benefits and services, a copy of the individual’s discharge papers are required to verify eligibility. This includes admission to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Maryland’s five cemeteries, VA claims and a myriad of other services provided to veterans and their families. Veterans and their next of kin can request a copy of the service member’s DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty from the National Archives. You can request the DD-214 online via their website -  Click on the link “Submit your request online”. You can also make a request by sending Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to Request Military Service Records to: National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides information on VA benefits such as disability, health care, education and training, housing assistance, careers and employment, life insurance, pension, and burials and memorials. Users can register with the site and manage their health and benefits including refill prescriptions, get VA health records, check claim and appeal status, check Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and message their health care team. Please review the Annual Income Limits to learn more about VA National Income Limits for medical benefits and prescriptions.

Applying for VA Benefits and Claims Assistance
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Service and Benefits Program provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, State of Maryland and other programs for veterans and their families.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
David Skisano, Veterans Benefits Specialist II (VBS)
[email protected]
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Service Center
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
15 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-987-8412 (V)

301-987-8496 (FAX)
By appointment only.  Contact via email or phone.
Please leave a message and he will return the call as soon as possible. 

For more information and resources, view our Veterans Network Directory - Benefits & Claims Assistance and Retirement Benefits.  To view an Adobe PDF file, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. You can obtain one for FREE from Adobe Systems Incorporated.  Download Acrobat Reader

COVER: Veterans Network Directory

Veterans Network Directory

A directory of providers, agencies, and advocacy organizations that offer local, state and national resources for veterans, military service members, and their families.  Montgomery County does not endorse or assume responsibility for any product, method, service or treatment listed in this resource directory that is not a County program.

COVER: Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources

Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources (PDF)

Quick resource guide to key programs and resources for veterans and their families.

This website is a project of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.
We are committed to making our website accessible. If you have issues accessing information, please email [email protected]

Military Seals

Proudly Recognizing the Military Service of Our U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Uniformed Services & Their Families