Veterans Life Insurance Overview

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Prior to making a transition from military service you may want to ensure the peace of mind and the financial security that come from knowing your family is protected, no matter what happens. VA provides several low-cost life insurance options The following is a summary of veterans life insurance and what you need to know:

Current VA Life Insurance Programs

For current life insurance programs offered by the VA, check out our detailed pages describing each:

Previous VA Life Insurance Programs

Through the years, the VA has run several life insurance programs. If you or a loved one wants more information about these programs check out the VA's Insurance page.

Program Beginning Date Ending Date for New Issues Policy Letter Prefix
U.S. Government (USGLI) May 1919 April 24, 1951 K
National Service (NSLI) Oct. 8, 1940 April 24, 1951 V, H
Veterans Special (VSLI) April 25,1951 Dec. 31, 1956 RS, W
Veterans' Reopened (VRI) May 1, 1965 May 2, 1966 J, JR, JS

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