Spouse is entitled to:
Was the veteran totally disabled 8 consecutive years prior to death and the surviving spouse was married to the veteran those same 8 years?
At the time of death, was the veteran in receipt of or entitled to receive compensation for a service-connected disability rated totally disabling (including a rating based on individual unemployability)
for a continuous period of at least 8 years immediately preceding death and the surviving spouse was married to the veteran for those same 8 years?
In custody of the spouse:
Not in custody of the spouse:
Is the spouse entitled to 2 year transitional period for having one or more children under age 18 on the award?