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2.3. Coverage

SGLI coverage is available in $50,000 increments up to the maximum of $400,000.  Covered members receive 120 days of free coverage from their date of separation.  Coverage can be extended for up to two years if the servicemember is totally disabled at separation.  Part-time coverage is also provided to Reserve members who do not qualify for full-time coverage (members covered part-time do not receive 120 days of free coverage).

If you are totally disabled at the time of separation (unable to work), you can apply for the SGLI Disability Extension, which provides free coverage for up to two years from the date of separation.  At the end of the extension period, you automatically become eligible for VGLI, subject to premium payments.

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