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"We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”

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; 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
(b) If the spouse died on active duty, the DD1300 
(c) If the surviving spouse is not receiving DIC, the DD214, the death certificate, and if necessary, other appropriate documentation.

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

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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