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Can my mother received VA benefits from a 2nd spouse who was a WWII vet?

My mother's 2nd husband was a WWII Veteran and received benefits. They were married a little less than 10 years when he passed away. She later married a Veteran, (not sure what era, possibly Korean or Vietnam) and was only married a couple of years when he passed away. Is there any VA help for her now at 92?
Status: Open    Feb 07, 2016 - 03:27 PM

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Feb 08, 2016 - 06:13 AM

You will have to get her second husband's DD-214 or Discharge and see if his time in service falls within one of the prescribed combat eras the VA recognizes for a survivor's pension. From there I would recommend that you talk to a Veterans Service Officer to assist you with the application and discussion on any benefits your mother may be eligible for. To find a VSO near you search the VA's website at: OGC - Accreditation Search If you have any other questions that I can help with please let me know.

Feb 10, 2016 - 07:20 AM

There are many factors involved in getting benefits as a spouse of a Veteran such as: assets, income, medical expenses, war time service, discharge status, etc. The VA has a good website that you can use to find some information. Contacting a VA office or an attorney who does VA work would be helpful to you. I believe she could collect from her second husband if she otherwise qualifies.


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