Were you an enlisted service member that was injured in the military during October 2001 to November 2005? Then you may be eligible for monetary compensation through the Traumatic Service Members’ Group Life Insurance TSGLI injury protection program.
What is TSGLI?
TSGLI was implemented by the Department of Defense (DOD) to assist service members and their families with financial burdens with a one-time, tax-free, lump sum payment to help cover expenses while a military family member recovers from injuries received while on active duty.
Who qualifies for TSGLI?
- Retroactively enlisted military service members that were on active duty during the time period of October 7, 2001 to November 30, 2005.
- Current enlisted military service members that suffered a qualifying traumatic event that resulted in losses due to injury
Effective October 1, 2011, soldiers that meet the two previous qualifiers may be eligible for TSGLI regardless of whether or not they were signed up for SGLI at the time of injury. They are also eligible regardless of the geographic location where the injury took place.
What are qualifying traumatic injury TSGLI losses?
A complete list of qualifying injury losses and compensation amounts are defined within the TSGLI Schedule of Losses that may be found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs life insurance web site. Compensation amounts vary depending on individual injuries received from $25,000 up to $100,000.
A few injuries and losses that qualify include:
- Loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of speech
- Second degree burns that affect at least 20% of face
On duty accidents and injuries versus off duty
It is important to note that it does not matter if you were on duty or off when you suffered a qualifying injury. You could have been injured in a car accident and as long as the injury you suffered resulted in a qualifying loss, you may be eligible for TSGLI compensation.
Military injury lawyers offer Free Initial TSGLI Evaluation
Paperwork can be confusing. And compiling all the other documentation and medical records can be even more intimidating. The military injury lawyers of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have regarding TSGLI compensation benefits. We are also here to help you with an original application and appeal a previous denial of claim. We will fight for you!
Contact us today to schedule your initial free case evaluation at 1-800-GET-GLEN or submit an online form at 1800GetGlen.com.