RS DEN01702.195 OBTAINING EVIDENCE OF MILITARYSERVICE FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CENTER IN FT. HARRISON, MT

A. GENERAL

When requesting certification of military service or other VA information from the Ft. Harrison, Montana, Veterans Administration Center (VAC) or the Cheyenne, Wyoming VAC, do not forward the request through the parallel FO in Helena, Montana or Cheyenne, Wyoming via an SSA-562. All requests for information from the VAC should be mailed directly to the Veterans Administration Center. Complete VA form 07-7210 when requesting verification of military service dates, VA claim number, date of birth, and date of death. The instructions for completion of the VA form are found in C. below.

B. DO PROCEDURES

VA form 07-7210 should be mailed to:

Veterans Administration Center

Attn: Administration Section

Ft. Harrison, MT, 59636

Veterans Administration Center

Attention 27

2360 E. Pershing Boulevard

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Enclose a self-addressed franked envelope with all requests. The original should be mailed and two copies kept in the claims folder. Tickle requests for 10 working days. To follow up, annotate one of the claims folder copies with "second request" and the date written in red at the top of the form and mail it to the VAC.

The VA claim number is very important and every attempt should be made to obtain it. Since July 1, 1973 the Veterans Administration has used the veteran's Social Security number on all new claims.

Forms can be ordered from the VAC, Administration Section. Be sure to indicate the form number and quantity needed.

C. Instructions For Completion Of Va Form 07-7210, Request For Index And Locator Information

Part B - Identifying Information

 

Name

Print the last name, first name, and middle initial of the veteran.

P

Enter the number 1 if requesting information about a non veteran.

SN

Enter the veteran's service number.

BR

Complete this item using one of the codes provided on the far right of Part B.

DB

Enter the veteran's date of birth using a six-digit numeric format

C

Enter the VA benefit claim number.

CL

Leave blank.

DD

Enter the veteran's date of death, if applicable, using a six-digit numeric format. If the month or day is unknown, use zeros

Insurance File #

Leave blank

EN

Enter the date of enlistment using a six-digit numeric format. If the month or day is unknown, use zeros.

SS

Enter the veteran's social security number.

DI

Enter the date and type of discharge. The date is a six-digit numeric entry. If the month or day is unknown, use zeros. The type is a one-digit numeric code which can be obtained from the "Type of Discharge Code" table shown in the middle of part B.

UN

Leave blank.

PC

Leave blank.

M

Leave blank.

Part C - Data Requested

 

Items Needed

Check the appropriate "items needed" blocks. There is no limit to the number of blocks that may be checked

Remarks