VA Form 21-686c "Declaration of Status of Dependents"

What Is VA Form 21-686C?

This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on June 1, 2017 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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Download VA Form 21-686c "Declaration of Status of Dependents"

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OMB Approved No. 2900-0043
Respondent Burden: 15 minutes
Expiration Date: 06/30/2020
DECLARATION OF STATUS OF DEPENDENTS
Privacy Act Information: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or
Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e., civil or criminal law enforcement, congressional communications, epidemiological or research
studies, the collection of money owed to the United States, litigation in which the United States is a party or has an interest, the administration of VA programs and
delivery of VA benefits, verification of identity and status, and personnel administration) as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation,
Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is required to obtain
or retain benefits. Giving us your and your dependents' SSN account information is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN and the SSN of any
dependents for whom benefits are claimed under Title 38 USC 5101 (c)(1). The VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her SSN unless
the disclosure of the SSN is required by Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. Information that you furnish may be utilized in
computer matching programs with other Federal or state agencies for the purpose of determining your eligibility to receive VA benefits, as well as to collect any amount
owed to the United States by virtue of your participation in any benefit program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine marital status and eligibility for an additional allowance for dependents under 38 U.S.C. 1115. Title
38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information
and complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a
collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
INSTRUCTIONS: Print all answers clearly. Make sure you sign and date this form (Items 17 and 18). Note: Unless the claimant is the veteran's surviving spouse, the
veteran must sign in Item 17. When you have completed this form, mail it or take it to a VA regional office.
IMPORTANT: If you are certifying that you are married for the purpose of VA benefits, your marriage must be recognized by the place where you and/or your
spouse resided at the time of marriage, or where you and/or your spouse resided when you filed your claim (or a later date when you became eligible for benefits)
(38 U.S.C. § 103(c)). Additional guidance on when VA recognizes marriages is available at http://www.va.gov/opa/marriage/.
(If other than veteran)
1A. FIRST - MIDDLE - LAST NAME OF VETERAN
2A. NAME OF CLAIMANT
3. FILE NUMBER
1B. VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
2B. CLAIMANT'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
C-
(No. and street or rural route, city or P.O., State and ZIP Code)
4A. ADDRESS OF CLAIMANT
(If applicable)
4B. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF CLAIMANT
(Check one)
5A. MARITAL STATUS
5B. IF MARRIED, SPOUSE'S DATE OF BIRTH
(If checked, skip to Item 14)"
MARRIED
DIVORCED
NEVER MARRIED "
month day year
WIDOWED
SEPARATED
NOTE: You must furnish complete information about all your and your current spouse's previous marriages. If you or your spouse have been married
more than three times, list additional marriages in Item 16, "Remarks, " or attach a separate sheet.
SECTION I - VETERAN'S MARRIAGES
(Including current marriage)
6. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?
7D. HOW
7A. DATE AND PLACE
7C. SOCIAL
7B. TO WHOM MARRIED
MARRIAGE
7E. DATE AND PLACE TERMINATED
OF MARRIAGE
SECURITY
(City/County/State or Country)
(First, middle, last name)
TERMINATED
(City,/State or Country)
NUMBER
(Death, Divorce)
month day year
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
SECTION II - SPOUSE'S PREVIOUS MARRIAGES
8. HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE VETERAN'S CURRENT SPOUSE OR SURVIVING SPOUSE BEEN MARRIED? (Including current marriage)
9C. HOW MARRIAGE
9B. TO WHOM MARRIED
9A. DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE
9D. DATE AND PLACE TERMINATED
TERMINATED
(First, middle, last name)
(Death, Divorce)
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
VA FORM
21-686c
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-686c, JUN 2014,
Page 1
JUN 2017
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
OMB Approved No. 2900-0043
Respondent Burden: 15 minutes
Expiration Date: 06/30/2020
DECLARATION OF STATUS OF DEPENDENTS
Privacy Act Information: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or
Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses (i.e., civil or criminal law enforcement, congressional communications, epidemiological or research
studies, the collection of money owed to the United States, litigation in which the United States is a party or has an interest, the administration of VA programs and
delivery of VA benefits, verification of identity and status, and personnel administration) as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation,
Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond is required to obtain
or retain benefits. Giving us your and your dependents' SSN account information is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN and the SSN of any
dependents for whom benefits are claimed under Title 38 USC 5101 (c)(1). The VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her SSN unless
the disclosure of the SSN is required by Federal Statute of law in effect prior to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. Information that you furnish may be utilized in
computer matching programs with other Federal or state agencies for the purpose of determining your eligibility to receive VA benefits, as well as to collect any amount
owed to the United States by virtue of your participation in any benefit program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine marital status and eligibility for an additional allowance for dependents under 38 U.S.C. 1115. Title
38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information
and complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a
collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
INSTRUCTIONS: Print all answers clearly. Make sure you sign and date this form (Items 17 and 18). Note: Unless the claimant is the veteran's surviving spouse, the
veteran must sign in Item 17. When you have completed this form, mail it or take it to a VA regional office.
IMPORTANT: If you are certifying that you are married for the purpose of VA benefits, your marriage must be recognized by the place where you and/or your
spouse resided at the time of marriage, or where you and/or your spouse resided when you filed your claim (or a later date when you became eligible for benefits)
(38 U.S.C. § 103(c)). Additional guidance on when VA recognizes marriages is available at http://www.va.gov/opa/marriage/.
(If other than veteran)
1A. FIRST - MIDDLE - LAST NAME OF VETERAN
2A. NAME OF CLAIMANT
3. FILE NUMBER
1B. VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
2B. CLAIMANT'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
C-
(No. and street or rural route, city or P.O., State and ZIP Code)
4A. ADDRESS OF CLAIMANT
(If applicable)
4B. E-MAIL ADDRESS OF CLAIMANT
(Check one)
5A. MARITAL STATUS
5B. IF MARRIED, SPOUSE'S DATE OF BIRTH
(If checked, skip to Item 14)"
MARRIED
DIVORCED
NEVER MARRIED "
month day year
WIDOWED
SEPARATED
NOTE: You must furnish complete information about all your and your current spouse's previous marriages. If you or your spouse have been married
more than three times, list additional marriages in Item 16, "Remarks, " or attach a separate sheet.
SECTION I - VETERAN'S MARRIAGES
(Including current marriage)
6. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?
7D. HOW
7A. DATE AND PLACE
7C. SOCIAL
7B. TO WHOM MARRIED
MARRIAGE
7E. DATE AND PLACE TERMINATED
OF MARRIAGE
SECURITY
(City/County/State or Country)
(First, middle, last name)
TERMINATED
(City,/State or Country)
NUMBER
(Death, Divorce)
month day year
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
SECTION II - SPOUSE'S PREVIOUS MARRIAGES
8. HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE VETERAN'S CURRENT SPOUSE OR SURVIVING SPOUSE BEEN MARRIED? (Including current marriage)
9C. HOW MARRIAGE
9B. TO WHOM MARRIED
9A. DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE
9D. DATE AND PLACE TERMINATED
TERMINATED
(First, middle, last name)
(Death, Divorce)
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
month day year
month day year
Place:
Place:
VA FORM
21-686c
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-686c, JUN 2014,
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JUN 2017
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
(If any)?
10A. IS YOUR SPOUSE ALSO A VETERAN?
10B. WHAT IS YOUR SPOUSE'S VA FILE NUMBER
(If "Yes," answer Item 10B also. If "No," skip to Item 11.)
YES
NO
11. DO YOU LIVE WITH YOUR SPOUSE?
12. WHAT IS YOUR SPOUSE'S ADDRESS?
(If "Yes," skip to Item 14A. If "No, answer Items 12 and
YES
NO
13 also.)
13. HOW MUCH DO YOU CONTRIBUTE MONTHLY TO YOUR SPOUSE'S SUPPORT?
$
SECTION III - VETERAN'S UNMARRIED CHILDREN
NOTE: If any child is claimed as "seriously disabled" (Item 14H), it must be shown that the child became permanently unable to support him/herself
before reaching age 18. Furnish a statement from an attending physician or other medical evidence which shows the nature and extent of the
physical or mental impairment.
Note: In Items 14A through 14I, check all boxes that apply.
14B.
14C.
14G.
14I.
14A.
14D.
14E.
14F.
14H.
DATE AND PLACE
SOCIAL
18-23 YRS.
CHILD
NAME OF CHILD
BIO -
ADOPT -
STEP -
SERIOUSLY
OF BIRTH
SECURITY
OLD AND IN
PREVIOUSLY
LOGICAL
ED
CHILD
DISABLED
(first, middle initial, last)
SCHOOL
MARRIED
(city, state or country)
NUMBER
mo day yr
PLACE:
mo day yr
PLACE:
mo day yr
PLACE:
14J. IF YOU CHECKED "STEPCHILD," IS THE STEPCHILD THE BIOLOGICAL CHILD OF YOUR SPOUSE?
YES
NO
Note: If any of the children listed above don't live with you, complete Items 15A through 15C.
15A. NAME OF CHILD
15C. NAME OF PERSON THE CHILD
15B. CHILD'S COMPLETE ADDRESS
(First, middle initial, last)
LIVES WITH (If applicable)
16. REMARKS
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT the information I have given above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Claimant, please sign in ink)
19. TELEPHONE NUMBER(S) (Include Area Code)
17. SIGNATURE OF CLAIMANT
18. DATE
A. DAYTIME
B. NIGHTTIME
PENALTY: The law provides severe penalties which include fine or imprisonment, or both, for the willful submission of any statement or evidence
of a material fact, knowing it to be false, or for the fraudulent acceptance of any payment to which you are not entitled.
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