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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership
 

Gold Star Wives provides its members information on pertinent issues, such as

 

 I.            MEMBER SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Networking through local chapter meetings and region conferences.
  • Fund raising teas support projects honoring the memory of our spouses
  • Memorial Day and Veterans Day program involvement
  • Quarterly Newsletter on membership involvement, legislative and educational information
  • Special Recognition awards for outstanding performance at GSW National Convention

 

  II.            COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER SERVICES

  • Volunteer work in community, military, and veterans hospitals
  • Personal contributions supporting community, military and veterans projects
  • Organizational support for Veterans Memorial Projects

 

  III.            LEGISLATIVE, INFORMATIONAL,  AND SUPPORT SERVICES

  • DIC for Unremarried and Reinstated Surviving Spouses
  • DIC for remarried surviving spouses age 57 and over
  • Cost of Living Adjustments
  • Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS)
  • Tricare/Tricare Prime/Tricare for Life
  • ChampVA/ChampVA for Life (including those remarried over age 55)
  • Education Benefits for Surviving Spouses and Dependents Allowances and Benefits for Dependent Children
  • VA Home Loans
  • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and the offset
  • Special Survivor Indemnity Allowances
Contact Us

Birmingham, Alabama Office

P.O. Box 361986

Birmingham, AL 35236

info@goldstarwives.org

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office

200 N. Glebe Road Rm 425

Arlington, VA 22203-3755

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.
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