38 U.S. Code § 5124 - Acceptance of claimant’s statement as proof of relationship
Acceptance of claimant’s statement as proof of relationship
For purposes of benefits under laws administered by the Secretary, the Secretary may accept the written statement of a claimant as proof of the existence of any relationship specified in subsection (b) for the purpose of acting on such individual’s claim for benefits.
(b) Subsection (a) applies to proof of the existence of any of the following relationships between a claimant and another person:
(c) The Secretary may require the submission of documentation in support of the claimant’s statement if—