3. It used to be that widows and widowers lost their VA pensions if they remarried. Hasn't this changed?

A change in federal law that took effect Oct. 1, 1998 allows VA to resume Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) payments and related benefits to former recipients who lost their benefits because they remarried. The new law applies to people whether that later marriage ended in divorce, annulment or death of the spouse. For information about restoring DIC contact me or call toll-free, 1-800-827-1000.