VA Form 21-0845, Authorization To Disclose Personal Information To a Third Party is a form is used when a veteran wants to give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the permission to release their personal information to a third party. The VA is prohibited by law from disclosing any information considered confidential or healthcare-related. This means that when a family member or any other person wants to act on behalf of the veteran, they are often unable to access any of the information kept by the VA. By submitting the VA 21-0845, the veteran gives the VA permission to release their information to the third party specified in the form.
An up-to-date VA Form 21-0845 fillable version was released on September 1, 2016, and is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the VA forms website. If the VA has determined that the veteran cannot manage their own affairs, a VA-appointed fiduciary may sign the authorization for them.