38 CFR 9.4 - Beneficiaries and options.

§ 9.4 Beneficiaries and options.
Any designation of beneficiary or election of settlement options is subject to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 1970 and 1977 and the following provisions:
(a) Any designation of beneficiary or settlement option election made by any member insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance for full-time coverage or part-time coverage will remain in effect until properly changed by the member or canceled automatically for any of the following reasons:
(1) The insurance terminates following separation or release from all duty in a uniformed service.
(2) The member enters on duty in another uniformed service.
(3) The member reenters on duty in the same uniformed service more than 1 calendar day after separation or release from all duty in that uniformed service.
(b) A change of beneficiary may be made at any time and without the knowledge or consent of the previous beneficiary.
(c) Until and unless otherwise changed, a beneficiary designation and settlement option election of record on the date a statutory increase in coverage takes effect shall be considered to be a beneficiary and optional settlement election for the increased amount as well, and any beneficiary named therein shall be entitled to the same percentage (%) share of the new total coverage amount as that beneficiary was entitled to prior to the statutory increase in coverage.
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501)
[40 FR 4135, Jan. 28, 1975, as amended at 53 FR 17699, May 18, 1988. Redesignated and amended at 61 FR 20135, 20136, May 6, 1996]

Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

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Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR 9 after this date.

  • 2013-09-23; vol. 78 # 184 - Monday, September 23, 2013
    1. 78 FR 58264 - Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Group Life Insurance Information Access
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      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by VA on or before November 22, 2013.
      38 CFR Part 9