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Supplemental Service Disabled Veterans Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Veterans who have basic Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) coverage and are totally disabled are eligible to have their premiums waived. If a waiver is granted, totally disabled Veterans may apply for additional coverage of up to $30,000 under the Supplemental S-DVI program. Premiums for Supplemental S-DVI coverage, however, cannot be waived.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify, you must be a S-DVI policyholder and be:
  • Eligible for waiver of premiums on your S-DVI policy due to total disability; AND
  • Under age 65.
You must apply for the coverage within one year from the date of your notification of waiver approval on the S-DVI policy.

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 VA Form 29-0188, "Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance."

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit our Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance webpage, which contains information on Supplemental S-DVI.

You can also read the Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance fact sheet for additional information.
If you have questions:

  • Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line
  • Call 1-800-669-8477

  • To apply for additional benefits and view your benefit status, open an eBenefits Premium account. eBenefits is a one-stop source for information on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services. With a free Premium level eBenefits account, Veterans and Servicemembers can conduct self-service transactions such as checking claim status information, GI Bill enrollment, and obtaining copies of civil service preference letters, DD214, and other personal information. For further information and to register for a free Premium level account, visit the eBenefits website.