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.
Since we are a unique organization, it is required that Proof of Eligibility be submitted when initially applying for membership. Proof of Eligibility can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., PO Box 361986, Birmingham AL 35236; or faxed to Gold Star Wives at 1-205-823-2760. Membership is not final until payment of dues and proof of eligibility has been submitted and accepted.
Proof of Eligibility can be a copy of:
(a) The DIC eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs