The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Division, on behalf of the County Veterans Service Office and several other participating departments, proudly announces that we will be hosting our second annual veterans assistance event on November 14, 2018. Operation Documentation helps veterans and their families access benefits they are entitled to because of their honorable service to this country.
We’re excited to host this free event from 8:00 am to Noon at our office on 555 Escobar St in Martinez, especially around the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and what has become Veteran’s Day.
The Clerk-Recorder Division offers veterans a place to record and store their DD-214 honorable discharge documents free of charge. These documents provide veterans and their spouses access to veteran benefits, medical insurance, compensation, and even discounts at some retail stores. Often these documents can be displaced when the veteran or their family needs to find them. These documents can also be destroyed during natural disasters or fires.
As one veteran told us last year, recording the DD-214 document offers “peace of mind.”
There are about 54,000 veterans in Contra Costa County, yet less than 150 had recorded their DD-214 documents at our office over the last 10 years. At last year’s event, we recorded close to 70!