You are eligible for membership if you meet these requirements:
Any surviving spouse of any person of the United States military who died while a member of the armed forces of our country, or who died subsequent to such service as a result of an injury or disability incurred during such service, shall be eligible for membership in the chapters of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. If there is no chapter organized in the area within which the member resides, the member shall become a member-at-large.
We reserve the right to request Proof of Eligibility. During the application for membership, you agree to provide proof should it be requested in the future. Should proof of eligibility be requested and not supplied, your membership may be suspended.
Proof of Eligibility can be a copy of:
(a) The DIC eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs