There are two ways you can apply for VGLI:
1. Apply for VGLI Online
You can apply for VGLI online using our online application. The online application will walk you through each step of the application process. OSGLI will instantly evaluate your application and let you know if your coverage is approved or if your application needs further review. Follow this link to apply for VGLI online.
2. Apply for VGLI by mail
Within approximately 45 to 60 days following your separation from service, you should receive a VGLI application from OSGLI. If you do not receive an application from OSGLI in the mail, you can download form SGLV 8714, Application for VGLI to apply. If you use this form, you need to enclose a copy of your DD 214 or other equivalent proof of service.