Genitourinary Injuries Now Qualify for Veteran Life Insurance Benefits
Veterans who suffer serious injury to the genitourinary organs are now eligible for veterans’ disability benefits through The Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI) will now cover the following injuries:
- anatomical loss of penis, testicles, vulva, uterus, ovaries, or vaginal canal;
- permanent loss of use of penis, testicles, vulva, ovaries, or vaginal canal; and
- total and permanent loss of functional urinary system.
The coverage does not extend to anatomical loss or loss of use to do causes of disease, such as erectile dysfunction due to diabetes. The loss must have medical evidence supporting a traumatic service-connected injury was the cause.
Veterans who suffered these losses may qualify for retroactive benefits starting from October 7, 2001. The retroactive benefits are capped at $50,000 but can be added to other TSGLI benefits up to $100,000. The inclusion of genitourinary injuries was made possible through an amendment to the regulations in the Veterans’ Benefit Improvement Act of 2010.
There are many other types of benefits available to both active duty and veteran soldiers when they suffer a combat-related disability. Resources are available to help disabled veterans obtain benefits they are entitled to.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.