One great feature of VGLI is that if a veteran is determined to be totally disabled and unable to work due to the disability following service, an extended f free SGLI coverage is provided by OSGLI
, and the veteran will be automatically enrolled in VGLI at the end of the two-year extension period.
A designated or eligible beneficiary must file a claim of payment on the SGLV Form 8283, Claim of Death Benefits, with the OSGLI office upon a servicemember or former servicemember's death.
(The OSGLI will send an SGLV Form 8714, Application for VGLI, to a servicemember within forty-five to sixty days after his or her separation or discharge which the servicemember must fill out and return.).