divorce eligibility question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crater, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. crater

    crater Newbie

    Hello,

    I'm just looking into the Aid and Attendance program for my mother. My father served during the Korean war. She and my father were married for 16 years. He was remarried when he died a few years ago. She never remarried. Is she still eligible as a widow for the A and A benefit? She receives his social security benefits.

    Thank you!
     
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Unfortunatley their divorce would make her ineligible for this pension as his widow. If the marriage ended due to physical abuse, the VA has been known to allow an application for consideration, but there is no guarentees that they would consider or grant the benefit.

    We wish you the best in finding a solution that will help you provide for and take care of your mother.
     
  3. crater

    crater Newbie

    Well, that's exactly the information I needed. At least my stepmom will benefit. Thank you!
     

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