WWII veteran had a previous marriage in the 1950’s, the Veteran recently died, and daughter filing for VA Benefits for Mom, who has dementia. Daughter asked do I need to disclose previous marriage?

WWII veteran had a previous marriage in the 1950's, the Veteran recently died, and daughter filing for VA Benefits for Mom, who has dementia. Daughter asked do I need to disclose previous marriage?

The law requires full disclosure of all previous marital information for both the veteran and spouse in the case of a married veteran filing or a surviving spouse filing.  As long as names, dates, and places are given, along with reason for dissolution of marriage, the VA is supposed to accept this information and process the claim. 

If anything is missing, the VA can deny the claim.

Usually, the VA also requires proof of dissolution of  previous marriages; i.e. divorce papers or proof of death of previous spouses.

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