I am a single veteran stationed overseas and want to buy a home in my home town. My friends who are married can do this with their spouses occupying the property in their place, but VA says I can’t do this with my parents or other relatives occupying on my behalf. Isn’t this discrimination against single veterans? The law states that occupancy by the spouse of the veteran is sufficient to satisfy the requirement of personal occupancy. The law has provided no provision for personal occupancy of the military veteran by any other relatives as an alternative.