Military Veterans and Reserve Components!
failed to register with Selective Service, Section 12(g) of
the Military Selective Service Act allows non-registrants to
receive benefits under specific conditions. As a veteran, or
part-time National Guard or Reservist, you satisfy those
conditions with your DD Form 214 showing the dates of your
military service, or a current military ID card if still on
active duty or a member of the National Guard and Reserves.
These documents serve as evidence that your failure to
register was not knowing and willful. Therefore, men who
served on full-time active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
should not be denied student financial aid, loans, or
grants; vocational training under WIA; government
employment; and security clearances, on the basis of their
failure to register with Selective Service. As long as you
have proof of your active duty military service, such as
your DD 214, or current military ID card if still on active
duty or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, your
subsequent failure to register should not be a bar to any
benefits or programs, contingent upon registration
compliance, for which you are otherwise qualified.