Benefits

Service members may freely designate any person, including a parent or significant other, for the following benefits:

  • Beneficiary of Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) payments
  • Receipt of unused contributions from Post Vietnam-Era Veterans Assistance Program (VEAP) and the Montgomery G.I. Bill Death Benefit, as long as the person is also designated as an SGLI beneficiary
  • Beneficiary of Thrift-Savings Plan (TSP)
  • Retirement annuity under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), as long as the service member is not in an opposite-sex marriage and does not have a dependent child
  • Beneficiary for Death Gratuity and Beneficiary for Unpaid Pay/Allowances on DD Form 93 (Record of Emergency Data)
  • Appointment as the designated caregiver of a wounded service member during recovery
  • Appointment as the caregiver of the service member’s children on a Family Care Plan if the service member is deployed.
  • Travel and transportation allowance for Yellow Ribbon reintegration events
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