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Frequently Asked Questions: A widow/widower spouse was killed in action. The surviving spouse receives a letter explaining what their compensation will be. Since there is no discharge papers, does the widow/widower qualify?

Question

A widow/widower spouse was killed in action.  The surviving spouse receives a letter explaining what their compensation will be.  Since there is no discharge papers, does the widow/widower qualify? 

Answer

The widow/widower needs to contact the Cheyenne VA, 307-433-2701, and request a letter that verifies she or he is a surviving spouse receiving compensation.   There is no VA ID card for surviving spouses.  It will be the same type of letter the VA provides to validate disability compensation.  After the widow/widower provides a copy of the letter, the spouse can be qualified for the veterans exemption program.

Date Posted

5/13/2013 

Submitted By

Mark Johnson, TSG 

Subject

Veterans 
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Created at 11/29/2011 4:38 PM  by David Chapman 
Last modified at 5/13/2013 11:21 AM  by Mark Johnson