My ex-spouse was a wartime veteran. Do I qualify as a surviving spouse?
In order to qualify as a surviving spouse you must have been married to the deceased veteran for at least a year and also been married on the date of his or her death. In other words, if you were divorced you do not qualify. In addition, if you were married to a wartime veteran at the time of his or her death, but later remarried, you would only be qualified if the new spouse was also a veteran.