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Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Disability Extension Benefits

Program Description

The Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Disability Extension is for service members who are totally disabled at the time of discharge. The benefit allows the member to retain their SGLI coverage for up to two years after discharge at no cost to them.

General Program Requirements

To qualify, you must have SGLI at discharge and be totally disabled at discharge. To be considered totally disabled, you must have a disability that prevents you from being gainfully employed, OR have one of several statutory conditions.

For more information on the SGLI Disability Extension, visit our SGLI Disability Extension webpage.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To complete an application, use Form SGLV 8715, "Application for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Disability Extension."

Program Contact Information

If you have questions, contact the Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (OSGLI) at 1-800-419-1473 (inside the U.S.) or 973-548-5699 (overseas).

General questions can be sent to:
[email protected]
Claims questions can be emailed to:
[email protected]

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