Servicemembers' & Veterans' Group Life Insurance
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Expanded Benefits under the SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) Program
Effective November 26, 2008, VA has increased the number of traumatic injuries covered under TSGLI as well as liberalizing the criteria of other injuries. Follow this link for a summary of the expanded benefits.
What New Injuries are Covered under TSGLI?
New injuries covered include the partial amputation of the foot and hands and the degree of injuries based on severe burns. Another important change to the TSGLI program is the payment of a $25,000 benefit to those injured members who are hospitalized for a period of 15 consecutive days as a result of a traumatic injury. Follow this link to view a list of the losses covered under TSGLI.
Why Was the Benefit Expanded?
VA recently completed a "Year-One Review" (YOR) of the program to consider whether the program was meeting its intended purpose, whether new injuries or losses should be added, and if improvements could be made in how the program is administered. Follow this link to read more about the TSGLI Year One Review and view a copy of the YOR report.
Are the Changes Retroactive?
Changes to benefits are being made retroactive to October 7, 2001, the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, consistent with the original implementing legislation.
Where Can I find more information about TSGLI?
Use one of the following links for additional information about TSGLI.