Government Life Insurance for Veterans
Government Life Insurance:
Veterans were eligible to purchase two types of insurance after discharge:
- Servicemen's Group Life (SGLI), or
- Veterans Group Life (VGLI)
The amount and method of payment is determined by the veteran, as is the beneficiary designation. Therefore, it is important to you to make sure that the beneficiary and optional settlement designation on file with the VA is the one you desire.
Our office will assist you in finding out if a policy is in force and helping you complete a designation form that distributes your insurance in the manner that you wish.
Dividends are payable to holders of the following types of insurance: "K, V, RS, W, J, JR, and JS." No application is necessary as dividends are paid automatically on the anniversary date of the participating policy. Dividends are not payable to holders of "Term or RH" policies.
For 40 years there has been a story circulating that states in varying ways that, "Congress has recently passed legislation that grants an insurance dividend to all veterans who served in time of war (WWII, KOREA, VIETNAM)". The hoax says that you will receive the insurance money based upon the number of months that you were in the service and that it doesn't matter if you still make payments on your insurance... WRONG!
NO ONE WILL PAY YOU AN INSURANCE DIVIDEND FOR THE TIME YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE. VA INSURANCE DIVIDENDS GO TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTIVE POLICIES IN FORCE AT THIS TIME.
Connect with the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission.
1849 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115