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About VA Form 21-0538

Form name: Mandatory Verification of Dependents
Related to: Disability
Form last updated: June 2, 2022

When to use this form

Use VA Form 21-0538 to tell us about any changes to the status of your dependents (spouse or children). A change in status includes any of these situations:

  • Married
  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Death

We use this information to determine if you’re eligible to continue receiving additional compensation based on how many dependents you have.

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