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Will The Service Member Ever Have To File More Than One Claim?

Published 08/13/2012 07:27 AM   |    Updated 08/13/2012 10:23 AM
Will The Service Member Ever Have To File More Than One Claim?

Yes. There are certain situations when the member will have to file more than one claim.

  • For losses such as coma or traumatic brain injury, the TSGLI benefit is payable in $25,000 increments on the 15th, 30th, 60th, and 90th consecutive days of the member's inability to carry out activities of daily living. A separate claim for TSGLI must be filed at each time interval. For example, if a Servicemember suffers a traumatic injury that leaves him in a coma, a claim for TSGLI should be filed after the 15th consecutive day of the member being in a coma for which $25,000 is payable. If the member remains in a coma for 30 days after the traumatic injury, another claim should be submitted and another $25,000 will be paid.
If a member files a claim for an incurred loss and then subsequently incurs another loss as a result of the same traumatic event, a new claim must be filed for the subsequent loss. For example, if a member files a claim for losing one leg as a result of an explosion and four months later has the other leg amputated as a result of that same explosion, the member must file another claim for the loss of the leg.