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Insurance policy expanded to include more veterans


Last updated 12/25/2008 at Noon

Petty Officer 1st Class Ruben A. Palkin, Leading Petty Officer and hospital corpsman, reflects on those Missing in Action from the Vietnam War during the Service of Remembrance at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton on September 19.

More veterans are now eligible for benefits under the Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) after the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced improvements to policy December 8.

Designed to benefit severely injured military personnel and veterans, the congressionally mandated program has expanded qualifying categories and increased the number of injuries covered.

“TSGLI was created to relieve some of the financial burdens on injured military personnel and their families,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake. “We believe these enhancements to...

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