Servicemembers and veterans who were previously ineligible to receive Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program (TSGLI) benefit payments for some injuries will soon have the opportunity to submit claims. Beginning Oct.1, 2011, servicemembers outside a combat zone who suffered a qualifying injury — such as loss of a limb or an eye — may be entitled from $25,000 up to a $100,000 maximum total for all qualifying injuries received between Oct. 7, 2001, and Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of where the injury occurred. For more information on the Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) and a complete list of qualifying losses, visit the VA Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance website.
Vets May Have New Shot at TSGLI ClaimsJune 10, 2011 | Terry Howell
Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.