Did you know that the surviving spouse did not have to be married to the veteran at the time the veteran served?

However, they had to be married to the veteran at the veteran’s passing. IF they remarried, it may affect their ability to apply.

If a surviving spouse was married to more than one veteran, we will apply on the last veteran’s service record.

Special documents needed for this type of application (copies are acceptable):

  • Death certificate with cause of death listed
  • Marriage certificate or proof of the marriage

The pension for the surviving spouse is currently $1,244.00/month tax-free.