Sen. Tommy Tuberville joined Senators Kevin Cramer and Rick Scott to introduce the Supporting Families of the Fallen Act. This legislation aims to increase the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) coverage from $400,000 to $500,000. SGLI and VGLI coverage amounts have remained the same since 2005.
Tuberville, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated, “Our military families support our warfighters in the dangers of battle and through the most difficult times. We hope they never receive that horrible call, but when one of our service members pays the ultimate sacrifice, their family should be taken care of. This legislation is one way to ease their financial worries and hopefully alleviate the peripheral stress that comes with mourning the loss of a loved one.”
This legislation is one way to ease their financial worries and hopefully alleviate the peripheral stress that comes with mourning the loss of a loved one pic.twitter.com/J2Kmo7tGcJ— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) September 22, 2021
North Dakota Senator Cramer commented, “While inflation is on the rise in the United States, the maximum amount we allow for beneficiaries of certain VA life insurance policies has remained stagnant for over 15 years. Our bill would authorize a significant raise in that maximum amount so veterans can better provide their families with stability and peace of mind for the future.”
“As a Navy veteran and the son of a World War II veteran, I know firsthand the sacrifices our men and women in uniform and their families make to defend our freedom. The Supporting Families of the Fallen Act provides families of fallen service members and veterans with the resources they deserve after the tragic loss of a loved one. I urge my colleagues to support this good bill,” Florida Senator Scott said.