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Traumatic Brain Injury Benefits

A special report from the North Carolina National Guard on traumatic brain injury benefits change….

Change in TSGLI Benefit

Effective October 1, 2011, the OEF/OIF provision for retroactive TSGLI will be removed.  What this means is that any member injured between Oct. 7, 2001 and Nov. 30, 2005 can now receive the TSGLI benefit if they had a qualifying injury, regardless of where their injuries occurred.

Please note below changes in Servicemember’s Traumatic Injury Protection Benefits, beginning Oct. 1.  Our challenge is to reach those servicemembers who were injured during the retroactive period, but have since separated from service, and tell them how to apply for the benefit. We want to make sure you are all aware of the benefit so you can help us inform Veterans who may qualify for this change.

Here is a link to the official press release; please go to this website for additional information:

http://www.insurance.va.gov/sgliSite/TSGLI/TSGLI.htm.

 Explanation of Benefit

Currently, all active duty and reserve members are automatically covered by Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI), and along with SGLI, they automatically get Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI).  TSGLI provides payment of between $25,000 and $100,000 to members who suffer a qualifying injury.  TSGLI is payable to all members covered by SGLI who are injured on or after Dec. 1, 2005 and have a qualifying injury.  TSGLI was also made payable retroactively to any member who suffered a qualifying injury as the result of a traumatic event that occurred between Oct. 7, 2001 and Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of whether they had SGLI coverage, if the injury was incurred in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

 

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