Recognition of marriage could also result in the Veteran being moved to a higher priority group, for example, if the spouse does not have income to report.The inclusion of spousal income would not result in a Veteran who is currently enrolled in VA health care being disenrolled.The surviving spouse of an eligible Veteran who had a subsequent remarriage to a non-Veteran and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000, is eligible for burial in a national cemetery, based on his or her marriage to the eligible Veteran.
Information on income thresholds is available here gov/healthbenefits/cost/income_
A: For Veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA health care, it is possible that recognition of a same-sex spouse and inclusion of spousal income could either render the Veteran eligible to enroll or preclude the Veteran from being eligible to enroll.
However, consistent with current policy, VA may investigate further if an assertion concerning a marriage appears unreliable, but VA will not treat assertions regarding same-sex marriages any differently than assertions regarding opposite-sex marriages.
A: Once VA has recognized a marriage for the purpose of one VA benefit or service, it will usually recognize it for other benefits or services unless there is a factual change in marital status, such as divorce or separation.
The Veteran need not submit evidence of the already-recognized marriage with an application for a new benefit.