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How many months until the army paid its life insurance after an active duty miltary member died?

I'm only being realistic here especially after going through a recent funeral arrangement of a loved one (the life insurance co. took 8 months until it paid anything even though the death was due to natural circumstances, cancer and old age along w/ a clean death certificate as well). Fortunately we were able to prepay all of the hurdles associated with a funeral and death before receiving anything from the life insurance co. So I hope nothing happens to my husband when he deploys, but I'm being realistic and would just like to know what time frame I have to brace for since the military has never done anything quickly for the time we've both been associated with it. I have usaa life insurance as well, I wonder if that organization is faster than the SGLI in getting paper work finished. thanks in advance, hope nobody has to make use of their life insurances anymore.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    First, SGLI is actually a contract with a civilian insurance company for servicemen, so any fears that the government is the reason for delay are not true. I can't remember which company has the contract, but I'd have to look at my SGLI election form to find out.

    Second the government does provide other benefits to assist with costs of funerals, etc. that are separate from SGLI or any other insurance. There is a death gratuity that has now been raised to $100,000 and is delivered within 24 to 48 hours of the members death to the Casualty Assitance Calls Officer (CACO) who delivers it to the spouse. The CACO is assigned to assist the family during this difficult time and help deal with questions such as these. There are other benefits as well and can depend on the situation as far as who next of kin are. Below I placed the link the the Marine Corps casualty assistance page.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First I will say most insurance companies pay thier death claims within about 60 days after a death certificate and proper identification is presented. If it is longer than that the states insurance commission and the state attorney general should have been contacted.

    next of course the odds of him being killed in Iraq is very small often safer than walking parts of the streets in some parts of NY. But if the unlikely event something happens to him, they react very quickly.

  • 5 years ago

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    1 decade ago

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