What supporting evidence do I have to submit with my claim or application to add my spouse as a dependent?

VA will require the same amount of evidence for claims and applications involving same-sex marriage as claims based on opposite-sex marriage. Generally, VA will accept a claimant's or applicant's assertion that he or she is married as sufficient evidence to establish a Veteran's marriage for the purpose of VA benefits and services. However, consistent with current policy (applicable to all marriage-based benefits), VA may continue to pursue further development if an assertion concerning a marriage appears unreliable, but will not treat assertions regarding same-sex marriages as inherently suspect for this purpose.