Informing the Public

Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program Amendments

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations that govern the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) program, to clarify the eligibility criteria, add definitions, and explain the application and appeals processes, including the submission of supporting evidence and the interaction between the administrative appeals process and a Federal lawsuit on a claim. VA proposes to recodify the definitions in the current regulation that are pertinent to the schedule of losses, revise existing definitions, and add new definitions. VA would add a new regulation to codify the text at the beginning of the schedule of losses, recodify that schedule, and amend the criteria for certain losses in the schedule. This rulemaking also responds to a petition for rulemaking.