Feb 16, 2015 - 02:37 PM
It depends. In general, when a spouse divorces a veteran, they are no longer a spouse, therefore they do not qualify. And for surviving spouses of deceased veterans, the law generally requires a surviving spouse’s entitlement to be terminated if the surviving spouse remarries, regardless of age, even if that remarriage is later terminated by death or divorce.
However there are exceptions. In some cases, you can again receive pension benefits based upon your former spouse’s wartime service if the new marriage was annulled or declared void. To be certain, contact the VA or enlist the help of an attorney that is accredited with the VA.