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May A Service Member Appeal If He or She Applies For A TSGLI Benefit And Is Denied?

Published 08/13/2012 07:28 AM   |    Updated 08/13/2012 10:23 AM
May A Service Member Appeal If He or She Applies For A TSGLI Benefit And Is Denied?

Yes, a Servicemember may appeal if denied TSGLI.

1. If the Servicemember is appealing a decision based on eligibility criteria such as their loss or the circumstances surrounding the traumatic injury causing the loss, the Servicemember should contact the appropriate -branch of service TSGLI office.

2. If the Servicemember is appealing a decision based on whether they had TSGLI coverage at the time of the traumatic injury, the Servicemember should contact the Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance at 1-800-419-1473 to file an appeal.

All appeals must be in writing and must be filed within one year of the date of the denial.