The DD-214 is your official Report of Separation from the military. It is needed to secure many veterans benefits.
We encourage all veterans to register a copy of their DD-214 with the Delaware County Recorder of Deeds so that an official copy is available on demand.
County Council is committed to supporting our Veterans, and this program is a demonstration of our appreciation for your Service. This program will also enable you to register your DD-214, or equivalent military discharge document, at the Delaware County Office of the Recorder of Deeds, thereby providing a safe backup copy of this important document. The Veterans ID Card will be issued by the Recorder of Deeds and will certify that you have provided the necessary documentation that supports your military service.
The VA provides for a wide array of burial benefits. These include:
Headstones and Markers
Burial and Plot Allowances
These are available at the County Veterans Affairs Office. We have one for every conflict, going back to the Civil War. If you require a large quantity, please call ahead to ensure we have adequate supply.
Our office should serve as a clearinghouse for your benefits applications. We will help you file for all entitled benefits, whether they are provided by the County, State of PA, or the VA.
The Delaware County Tribute Wall, prominently located in the Government Center lobby, is meant to acknowledge and honor our brave men and women serving in the Armed Services. Families are encouraged to notify us of their Service member's deployments so that we can refresh our Wall on a regular basis.
There are many benefits available to the families of veterans. They include: