The Servicemember can make a death claim upon the death of a spouse or a dependent child.
The Servicemember should report the death of the spouse or dependent child to his/her personnel support.
For Army, Navy and Air Force: In order to have the FSGLI premiums stopped, the Servicemember must update DEERS by having the spouse's date of death recorded via a RAPIDS entry.
The personnel support element notifies the applicable Casualty Office so it can aid the Servicemember in proceeding with the FSGLI claim.
An ABO claim can be made only on spouse coverage; dependent children are not eligible.
Only the Servicemember can apply for ABO and the benefit will be paid only to the Servicemember. The Servicemember, spouse, the spouse's physician and the Servicemember's unit must complete the ABO application. Follow this link to download the SGLI Spouse ABO Claim Package.
The completed ABO application is sent to OSGLI at the following address:
OSGLI ABO Claim Processing
80 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, New Jersey 07068-1733
The application may also be faxed toll-free to OSGLI at 1-877-832-4943.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420
Last updated October 22, 2013