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Marriage & Military-Veteran Benefits
Frequently Asked Questions on Topics for the Entire Family, for your health and well being and more!
FAQs - Marriage & Military-Veteran Benefits
Who is considered a spouse for purposes of VA benefits?
What supporting evidence do I have to submit with my claim or application to add my spouse as a dependent?
What does a claimant's or applicant's "assertion" entail?
Will VA pay retroactive compensation and pension benefits for claims involving same-sex spouses? What will be the effective date?
Does VA apply different requirements when evaluating my same-sex marriage? Will VA apply different requirements to a same-sex marriage?
I filed my claim or application the day after the Attorney General's announcement in September and still haven't received a decision? Why?
Can I transfer my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to my same-sex spouse, even if my marriage is not recognized for the purpose of other VA benefits and services?
What if I currently live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?
What if I resided in a state that recognized same-sex marriage at the time I was married?
What if I have never lived in a state that recognized same-sex marriage, but I traveled to a recognition state to marry?
Does VA recognize common law marriages?
How long do I have to live in a state for VA to consider the state my residence?
Can I have more than one place of residence?
What if my spouse and I lived in different places when we were married?
What if my home state changed its laws to recognize same-sex marriage after I traveled to be married somewhere else?
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