Loan guaranty for surviving spouses; certification.
A certification of loan guaranty benefits may be extended to surviving spouses based on an application filed on or after January 1, 1959, if:
(a) The veteran served in the Armed Forces of the United States (Allied Nations are not included) at any time on or after September 16, 1940; and
(b) The veteran died in service; or
(c) The veteran died after separation from service and such separation was under conditions other than dishonorable provided the veteran's death was the result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by service in line of duty rendered on or after September 16, 1940, regardless of the date of entrance into such service (cases where compensation is payable because of death resulting from hospitalization, treatment, examination, or training are not included); and
(d) The surviving spouse meets the requirements of the term “surviving spouse” as outlined in § 3.50; and
(e) The veteran's surviving spouse is unmarried; and
(f) The applicant is not an eligible veteran.
Cross References:Wife, widow or spouse. See § 3.50(b). Terminated marital relationships. See § 3.55.