Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)
The Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) program was established in 1951 to meet the insurance needs of certain Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Veterans may choose from a number of plans as well as term insurance that best meets their particular needs. Policies are issued for a maximum face amount of $10,000. Those who qualify for S-DVI and are granted a waiver of premium may be eligible for Supplemental S-DVI with a face amount of up to an additional $30,000.
S-DVI programs will close to new enrollment (no new applications will be accepted) after December 31, 2022.
In January 2023, VA will launch a new life insurance program called Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife), which provides guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance coverage to Veterans age 80 and under, with any level of service-connected disability. Some Veterans age 81 and older may also be eligible.
Can I apply for VALife if I have S-DVI?
If you have S-DVI, you can apply for VALife. If you apply before December 31, 2025, you can keep S-DVI during the initial two year enrollment period for VALife.
Do I have to switch to VALife?
No, you may remain in the S-DVI program.
Note: Premium rates are proposed rates based on current estimates and may change prior to implementation of VALife on January 1, 2023.