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  • Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)

    Servicemembers Group Life Insurance adviser.

    Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) is a program extended to the spouses and dependent children of members insured under the SGLI program. FSGLI provides up to a maximum of $100,000 of insurance coverage for spouses, not to exceed the amount of SGLI the insured member has in force, and $10,000 for dependent children. Spousal coverage is issued in increments of $10,000, at a monthly cost ranging from $.50 to $5.00 per increment... more

  • Survivor Benefits Overview

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    There are several benefits available to surviving family members of deceased veterans. These benefits range from emotional support to free education. There are so many programs it may be confusing to determine which ones you may be eligible for. We have gathered together details of these programs here to make it easy to understand them. Counseling and Assistance Survivor's Resource List Survivor Support Organizations Monetary A... more

  • Decision Time Nears for Survivor Benefit Offset

    The armed services committees will be deciding whether to continue to ease a sharp loss of survivor benefit payments for certain widows by extending or even bolstering their Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA) which is due to expire on Oct. 1, 2017. At the other end of the spectrum of options, this one perhaps requiring a budget miracle given its projected cost of $7 billion over the next decade, Congress could decide to protect these ... more

  • Gold Star Lapel Button

    Gold Stars for Gold Star Wives

    If you have a family member who lost their life while in combat you may be entitled to the "Gold Star Lapel Pin ". Public Law 534 - 89th Congress, directs the design and distribution of a lapel button, to the known as the "Gold Star Lapel Pin," to identify widows, parents and next of kin of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who lost their lives: During World War I, April 6, 1917 to March 3, 1921; During World War II... more

  • Survivor Benefit Plan Payments for Disabled Dependents

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    Many retirees have been hesitant to select a disabled adult child as their beneficiary because they feared any extra income would disqualify the child from receiving other government subsidies for disabled adults, such as housing assistance and Medicaid. A new law allows servicemembers or retirees to contribute their SBP payments to a Special Needs Trust to avoid this problem What is a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust or SNT is a ... more

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