Wounded Ill and Injured (WII)
Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)
TSGLI is an entitlement that Wounded Warriors may receive if they are covered by Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI), and they sustain an injury that results in 15 days of continuous in-patient hospital care or certain severe losses, such as loss of a limb, sensory loss, blindness, severe burns, and inability to perform activities of daily living. All members of the uniformed services that have part-time or fulltime SGLI are automatically covered by TSGLI while the member is in service. TSGLI coverage will pay a benefit from $25,000 to $100,000 depending on eligibility and the severity of the loss resulting from traumatic injury. For more information contact the Office of SGLI by phone at 1-800-419-1473, or visit the TSGLI Web site at http://www.insurance.va.gov/sgliSite/TSGLI/TSGLI.htm
Frequently Asked TSGLI questions:
Q. Who is covered under TSGLI? A. Effective December 1, 2005, every member who has SGLI also has TSGLI.
Q. Can the service member decline TSGLI? A. TSGLI coverage is automatic for those insured under basic SGLI. The only way to decline TSGLI is to decline basic SGLI coverage.
Q. Are spouses and children covered by TSGLI? A. No,TSGLI is not available to spouses and children under Family SGLI. It is available to service members insured under SGLI.