Can a military widow get life insurance from the military?

My father is a retired SFC/Active Duty Army. He passed away in 1987 & wife does collect from that. But, I was wondering if she can get her own life insurance through the military? If not, is USAA a good choice to go through or can you recommended better?

6 Answers

  • NWIP
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No life insurance is only offered to those AD in the military and their spouses, once they get out or retire it stops for the family. USAA, MetLife, Mutual of Omaha are good companies to go through.

  • 1 decade ago

    Unfortunately, she is not entitled to life insurance benefits through tha VA or the Army. USAA is a very good company, one of the best in terms of customer satisfaction.

    Source(s): I have USAA homeowners insurance- they are really good.
  • 1 decade ago

    No, nothing through the military. USAA has very good insurance programs.

  • 1 decade ago

    I echo the sentiment of both answerers ahead of me. I have USAA auto already, and the military has already done its part. I encourage you to call USAA, or better to sit with your mom when she does to get a good policy in place.

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  • 1 decade ago


    All she could get would be term insurance.

    And it will be expensive for her to get.

    below is a link for term life insurance policy comparison

    You enter the info and it gives you rates from different insurance companies.

  • Pete T
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I have a good policy from New York Life thru AARP , sounds like she is old enough to be an AARP member, check it out .

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