Losing someone can be very difficult. VA Is here to continue to honor your loned one's service by providing quick and easy ways to file a life insurance death claim.
To file a claim for VA Life Insurance online, you will need to complete VA Form 29-4125e, Claim for One Sum Payment and attach the Veterans death certificate and any other documents listed under required documentation.
Benefits of filing your claim electronically:
Please note, original copies of death certificates are not required.
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Note: If the beneficiary desires monthly payments instead of one lump sum, additional information is needed. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-669-8477 for instructions.
There are 3 ways to send your claim form and documents to the Insurance Center:
1. File claim electronically online - This is the fastest and most secure way to send your claim.
2. Upload Your Documents using our secure web page - This is also a fast and secure way to send your claim.
3. Mail your documents to the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
P O Box 7208
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101
Complete form SGLV 8283, Claim for Death Benefits and contact your Branch of Service Casualty Assistance Office for assistance in submitting the form to the Office of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (OSGLI).
If the insured was a Reservist or National Guard member, or released from Active Duty before his/her death, send the following with your claim:
Complete form SGLV 8283A, Claim for Family Coverage Death Benefits and contact your Branch of Service Casualty Assistance Office for assistance in submitting the form to the Office of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (OSGLI).
Complete form SGLV 8283, Claim for Death Benefits and fax it to 1-877-832-4943 or mail it to the following address with a copy of the death certificate:
Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (OSGLI)
PO Box 70173
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9912
Complete form SGLV 8600, Application for TSGLI Benefits, or request the form from your service department point of contact, then submit the completed claim to the branch of service listed on the form, along with photocopies of any evidence to support your claim.