Recently, I tried to get my husband qualified for VA benefits. He served in the Air Force in the 70s. Never saw combat, but a co-worker told me he might be eligible anyway. He is disabled (not related to his service) and his meds are expensive. I was hoping we might be able to get a discount on his prescriptions. Anyway, I filled out all the paperwork and mailed it in, and got a form letter back saying we needed to submit a copy of his DD214 (I think that's what it was called!) or discharge paperwork within 30 days. Trouble is, I don't know how to go about obtaining this. Googling didn't seem to provide me with an answer (other than many private companies who will obtain it for you for a whopping fee). I figure since this is a government document, it should be readily obtainable. But how?! I tried calling the VA contact person on 3 occasions, got voicemail, left a detailed message ... no one has bothered to call us back. Does anyone have any suggestions?