The Servicemeber’s Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI) First became effective in December 2005. At this time, TSGLI provided compensation to servicemembers who suffered traumatic injuries any time after December 1, 2005. These could be combat, non combat, even non military related. Additionally, servicemembers who suffered combat related traumatic injuries from October 7, 2001 to November 30, 2005 were also given compensation.
Now, as a result of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2010, the program is retroactively covering all qualifying injuries that occurred between October 7, 2001 and November 30, 2005. The emphasis here is on all. Previously, only injuries that occurred within theater operations in OEF/OIF were compensated for. Now the coverage will include all injuries, regardless of where they occurred.
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