Spouses and children covered for life insurance
If my spouse or child suffers from a disease that makes it difficult to purchase life insurance, will they be eligible for Serviceman's Group Life Insurance Family Coverage at the same premium rate?
Answer: Yes. Your spouse will be eligible for spousal coverage at the same premium rate, regardless of his or her health. However, if you decline coverage now and later want to insure your spouse, proof of his or her good health will be required.
Dependent child under age 18, including all natural-born children, legally adopted children and stepchildren who are members of the service member's household, are covered for free, regardless of their health. In addition, coverage extends to children until completion of their education or training, or until they are 23 years old and are pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution. And any child who has been declared legally incompetent before the age of 18 is covered.
Q: I owe the Department of Veterans Affairs money and have a hard time getting to the facility during normal working hours. Do I have an option to pay online?
A: Please go to VA's Debt Management Center Web page for online payments. This is a secure Web page located at www.pay.va.gov. If you have other questions on billing procedures, call the VA at 433-0600.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.