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Separation Document (DD Form 214 or Equivalent)

Separation Documents (DD Form 214 or equivalent) is the key to obtaining benefits. The DD Form 214 was used for separations/retirements starting in 1950. Prior to that time, various forms were used; War Department Adjutant General Office Form 53-55 (WD AGO 53-55), for example.

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