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Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)

What Is Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)?

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance is life insurance for veterans who have received a service-connected disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The basic S-DVI program, commonly referred to as "RH Insurance", insures eligible veterans for up to $10,000 of coverage. Veterans who have the basic S-DVI coverage and are totally disabled are eligible to have their premiums waived. If a waiver is granted, totally disabled veterans may apply for additional coverage of up to $20,000 under the Supplemental S-DVI program. Premiums for Supplemental S-DVI coverage, however, cannot be waived.

Who Is Eligible?

You are eligible for S-DVI if:

· you were released from service under other than dishonorable conditions on or after April 25, 1951 and

· VA has notified you that you have a service-connected disability and

· you are healthy except for your service-related disability and

· you apply within two years of being notified of your service-connected disability.

You are eligible for Supplemental S-DVI if:

· you have an S-DVI policy and

· The premiums on your basic coverage are being waived due to total disability and

· you apply within one year of being notified of the waiver and

· you are under 65 years of age.

REMINDER: Waiver of Premiums - you may be eligible for a waiver if you become totally disabled before your 65th birthday and remain disabled for at least six consecutive months. (Premiums for Supplemental S-DVI can't be waived.)

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost varies depending upon age, type of plan (term or permanent), and the amount of coverage.

How Can You Apply?

You can apply by using the following forms:

· VA Form 29-4364 to apply for basic S-DVI

· VA Form 29-0189 to apply for Supplemental S-DVI (or you may submit a letter, over your signature, requesting Supplemental S-DVI)

· VA Form 29-357 to apply for a total disability waiver of S-DVI premiums

For More Information, Call Toll-Free 1-800-669-8477

or Visit Our Web Site at http://www.insurance.va.gov.

Insurance Service – April 2006

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