Obtaining a Current VA Letter - Distinguished Veteran Pass
A current letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs stating the veteran’s overall/combined rating and service connection, dated within 1 year of application is one of the documents required when applying for this pass (Please see application for complete list of required documents). A Summary of Benefits Letter (pictured) provides the service dates, discharge status and overall/combined rating.
You may contact the VA directly at (800) 827-1000, voice prompt “Letters” and have a Summary of Benefits Letter faxed or mailed to you. Alternatively, you may also use the resources below to print this letter directly from the websites.
eBenefits is a resource offered through the VA, where Veterans can access and manage their health and benefit records. From here, you can print many different VA letters to verify eligibility for a variety of benefits, including the Summary of Benefits Letter that can be used to qualify for the Distinguished Veteran Pass. In order to access this resource you will need a DS Login, or you can register though the eBenefits website.
To find the Summary fo Benefits Letter, go to: Manage - Documents and Records - VA Letters - Benefit Summary - Generate Letter
VA.gov is another service where veterans can access and manage their prescriptions, appointments and health records, including the Summary of Benefits Letter that can be used to qualify for the Distinguished Veteran Pass. In order to access this resource, you can use a DS Login, an ID.me login, or you can register through the Myhealthevet website.