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About VA Form 21-686c

Form name: Application Request to Add and/or Remove Dependents
Related to: Disability, Family member benefits, Pension
Form last updated: March 2023

When to use this form

Use VA Form 21-686c to submit a claim for additional benefits for a dependent, or to request to remove a dependent from your benefits. 

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