Who is a veteran?
Anyone who has been given a valid discharge upon separation from active duty military service may be considered a veteran. Prior to about 1950 discharges were issued by the respective military branch of service. In approximately 1950, the Department of Defense standardized the discharge certificate and established the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty.

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1. What does the office of veteran’s affairs do?
2. Are you in charge of state or federal VA benefits?
3. Do I get my benefits from the Cumberland County Office of Veterans Affairs & Services?
4. How do I know if I am eligible for veterans' benefits?
5. What if I don't know where my discharge certificate (DD-214) is?
6. Who is a veteran?
7. What is active military service?
8. If my spouse dies before me can he/she be buried in a Veteran's Cemetery?
9. How long after discharge can I wait before using my Education Benefits?
10. How do I obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for a VA Home Loan Guaranty?
11. Should I seek the assistance of an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO) and why?
12. How do I find an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO)?