50a U.S. Code Rule - Application for insurance protection

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(a) Application procedure
An application for protection under this title [sections 541 to 549 of this Appendix] shall—
(1) be in writing and signed by the insured, the insured’s legal representative, or the insured’s beneficiary, as the case may be;
(2) identify the policy and the insurer; and
(3) include an acknowledgement that the insured’s rights under the policy are subject to and modified by the provisions of this title.
(b) Additional requirements
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may require additional information from the applicant, the insured and the insurer to determine if the policy is entitled to protection under this title [sections 541 to 549 of this Appendix].
(c) Notice to the Secretary by the insurer
Upon receipt of the application of the insured, the insurer shall furnish a report concerning the policy to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as required by regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
(d) Policy modification
Upon application for protection under this title [sections 541 to 549 of this Appendix], the insured and the insurer shall have constructively agreed to any policy modification necessary to give this title full force and effect.


(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title IV, § 403, as added Pub. L. 108–189, § 1,Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2852.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 543, acts Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. IV, § 403,54 Stat. 1184; Oct. 6, 1942, ch. 581, § 13,56 Stat. 775; Pub. L. 102–12, § 9(14),Mar. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 40, related to determination of policies entitled to protection, notice to parties, and lapse of policies for nonpayment of premiums, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section 544 of this Appendix.


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