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SGLI Traumatic Injury Protection

Benefit overview

Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection, or TSGLI, is an insurance program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides short-term financial support to help eligible service members recover from a severe injury. Service members covered by SGLI who experienced a traumatic injury while serving in the military can use the VA website to find out how to file a claim for TSGLI or appeal a past decision.

How this benefit helps

This benefit provides $25,000 to $100,000 in short-term financial support to help in your recovery from a traumatic injury.

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TSGLI can provide short-term financial support

Recovering from a traumatic injury can take some time. TSGLI helps cover you financially while you recover.

How to access this benefit

You are automatically covered through TSGLI if you are signed up for full-time SGLI. This insurance covers you even if your injury happened while you were off duty. To receive TSGLI payments—including retroactive TSGLI payments—you will need to apply for them using the Application for TSGLI Benefits (SGLV 8600). One complete, you can fax, email or mail it to the VA.

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