Will the VA take into account the spouse’s assets if there is a legal separation (rather than divorce?)

If the veteran and separated spouse, have a written separation agreement, or confirm in writing they are separated by choice and do not contribute to each other financially, have no knowledge of the other's financial situation, nor file a joint tax return, the VA can pay the veteran as a single veteran without considering any of the spouse's assets, income, or UME.

Note: all marital information is required, but in Part VI, Item #27A, hand write "separated from spouse and filing as single vet".

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