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9.2. Eligibility

A member is eligible to receive an Accelerated Benefit if he/she or a covered spouse has a valid written prognosis from a physician of 9 months or less to live.

Only the insured member may apply for an Accelerated Benefit.  No one else can apply on the member's behalf.  In the case of a terminally ill spouse, only the member may apply for accelerated benefits.

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