Based on your response(s), you (the Service member) may not qualify for TSGLI benefit claim. You can still file a claim for benefit by completing the Application for TSGLI Benefits in its entirety and submit the application to the appropriate Branch of Service office as noted on page 1 of the application.
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Based on your responses you (the Service member) may qualify for TSGLI benefit claim. Please complete the Application for TSGLI Benefits in its entirety and submit the application to the appropriate Branch of Service office as noted on page 1 of the application.
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Traumatic Event: A traumatic event is the application of external force, violence, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons, or accidental ingestion of a contaminated substance causing damage to a living being occurring on or after October 7, 2001.
Exposure to the elements includes heat stroke and frostbite. In such cases the severe exposure to the heat and cold are traumatic events in and of themselves. For example, being diagnosed with heat stroke after collapsing during a physical training run in scorching temperatures would be a traumatic event.
External Force: An external force is any sudden or violent motion causing an unexpected impact from a source outside of the body and independent of body mechanics.
Body Mechanics: Body mechanics is the use of one’s body in production of motion or posture of the body, including movements during routine daily activities.
Direct Result: Direct result means there must be a clear connection between the traumatic event and resulting loss and no other cause, aside from the traumatic event can play a part in causing the loss. (See “Injuries Excluded from TSGLI Payment” in Part 1 for more information on the direct result standard when a preexisting condition contributed to the loss.)
Traumatic Injury: A traumatic injury is the physical damage to your body that results from a traumatic event.
Contaminated Substance: food or water made unfit for consumption by humans because of the presence of chemicals, radioactive elements, bacteria, or organisms.
Medically Incapacitated: means the Service Member has been determined by a medical professional to be physically or mentally impaired by physical disability, mental illness, mental deficiency, advanced age, chronic use of drugs or alcohol, or other causes that prevent sufficient understanding or capacity to manage his or her own affairs competently.