The Jackson County Clerk's Office will provide the veteran with three certified copies at the time that they place their record on file with our office. Any additional certified copies needed after that time will be $2.00 each. After discharge from the military, the veteran must place their military discharge (Form DD-214) on file with the County Clerk’s Office in the county in which they reside although the discharge may be placed on file in as many counties as the veteran desires. Once on file, it is considered a private record. The veteran may request a copy with their picture I.D. If the veteran is unable to personally appear, the veteran may write a letter of permission and provide a photocopy of his/her photo I.D. for someone else to pick up.
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VETERAN IDENTIFICATION CARD
A veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval or air service, and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. A veteran qualifes for a free veteran ID card by bringing their DD214 to the Jackson County Clerk's Office.
The office is open between 8 and 5 Monday - Friday
Veteran Affairs is a department that provides help to veterans and their families on acquiring things such as acquisition of headstones, federal and state burial benefits, compensation and pension for disabled veterans and their families, placement in state nursing homes, educational benefits and a variety of other services.
The Veteran Affairs Office is allowed to request DD-214’s, death certificates and marriage licenses from our office. (These are stamped: For Government File Only - Not for Personal Use) The Veteran Affairs Office telephone number in Jackson is: (517) 788-4425.
Department of Miltary and Veterans Affairs: http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
United States Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/
Funeral homes are also allowed to request DD-214’s and these too are stamped: For Government File Only - Not for Personal Use)