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Life Insurance

How To File An Insurance Claim

Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Claims

Complete form SGLV 8283, Claim for Death Benefits and contact your Branch of Service Casualty Assistance Office for assistance in submitting the form to the Office of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (OSGLI).

Insureds not on Active Duty at the time of death

If the insured was a Reservist or National Guard member, or had been released from Active Duty before his/her death, send the following with your claim:
  • a copy of the death certificate (or a photocopy) AND
  • a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty  OR
  • NGB-22, Report of Separation and Military Service OR
  • other separation documents

Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) Claims

Complete form SGLV 8283A, Claim for Family Coverage Death Benefits and contact your Branch of Service Casualty Assistance Office for assistance in submitting the form to the Office of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (OSGLI).

Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) Claims

Complete form SGLV 8283, Claim for Death Benefits and fax it to 1-877-832-4943 or mail it to the following address with a copy of the death certificate:
Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (OSGLI)
PO Box 70173
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9912

SGLI Traumatic Injury (TSGLI) Claims

Complete form SGLV 8600, Application for TSGLI Benefits, or request the form from your service department point of contact, then submit the completed claim to the branch of service listed on the form, along with photocopies of any  evidence to support your claim.

VA Life Insurance Claims (not SGLI/VGLI)

How to File an Insurance Claim (2:00 minutes)

Filing an Insurance Claim

To file a claim for VA Life Insurance, you will need to complete VA Form 29-4125, Claim for One Sum Payment and send it to the Insurance Center, along with a photocopy of the Veterans death certificate and any other documents listed under required documentation.

Required Documentation

Please note, original copies of death certificates are not required.

If you are a...Then you will need to submit…
Principal Beneficiary
Contingent Beneficiary
  • Completed VA Form 29-4125, Claim for One Sum Payment signed by the contingent beneficiary
  • Photocopy of the death certificate of the insured Veteran showing the date and cause of death
  • Photocopies of the death certificates of all principal beneficiaries showing the date and cause of death
Representative of the Estate
  • Completed VA Form 29-4125, Claim for One Sum Payment signed by the executor or administrator of the estate
  • Photocopy of the death certificate of the insured Veteran showing the date and cause of death
  • Copies of letters testamentary, letters of administration, or a court order of distribution
OR
Minor or an Incompetent Beneficiary
  • Completed VA Form 29-4125, Claim for One Sum Payment signed by the next of kin, personal representative (guardian, custodian, etc.) or logical person to receive payment for the minor or incompetent beneficiary
  • letters of guardianship, conservatorship, etc. (if any) and address of minor or incompetent beneficiary
  • Photocopy of the death certificate of the insured Veteran showing the date and cause of death

Note:  If the beneficiary desires monthly payments instead of one lump sum, additional information is needed. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-669-8477 for instructions.

Sending Your Claim to VA Insurance

There are 3 ways to send your claim form and documents to the Insurance Center:

1. Upload Your Documents using our secure web page - This is the fastest and most secure way to send your claim.

2. Fax your documents to 1-888-748-5822

3. Mail your documents to the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Insurance Center
P O Box 7208
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101

 

Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance Claims

Follow this link for information on how to file a claim for VMLI.