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Title 38Chapter IPart 8

TITLE 38—Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief





Definitions of terms used in connection with title 38 CFR, part 8, National Service Life Insurance.

Effective Date

Effective date for an insurance policy issued under section 1922(a) of title 38 U.S.C. (Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance).


Payment of premiums.
Revival of insurance.
Deduction of insurance premiums from compensation, retirement pay, or pension.
Authorization for deduction of premiums from compensation, retirement pay, or pension.

Calculation of Time Period

Calculation of time period.


Reinstatement of National Service Life Insurance except insurance issued pursuant to section 1925 of title 38 U.S.C.
Health requirements.
Application and medical evidence.


How paid.

Cash Value and Policy Loan

Cash value and policy loan.
Payment of the cash value of National Service Life Insurance in monthly installments under section 1917(e) of title 38 U.S.C.
Policy loans.

Extended Term and Paid-Up Insurance

Provision for extended term insurance—other than 5-year level premium term or limited convertible 5-year level premium term policies.
Provision for paid-up insurance; other than 5-year level premium term or limited convertible 5-year level premium term policies.

Change in Plan

Conversion of a 5-year level premium term policy as provided for under §1904 of title 38 U.S.C.

Premium Waivers and Total Disability

Discontinuance of premium waiver.
Total disability—speech.


Beneficiary and optional settlement changes.

Proof of Death, Age, or Relationship

Proof of death, age, relationship and marriage.


Misstatement of age.


Examination of applicants for insurance or reinstatement.
Examination in connection with total disability benefits.
Expenses incident to examinations for insurance purposes.

Optional Settlements


Renewal of Term Insurance

Renewal of National Service Life Insurance on the 5-year level premium term plan.

Settlement of Insurance Maturing on or After August 1, 1946

Conditional designation of beneficiary.
Application for reinstatement of total disability income provision.

National Service Life Insurance Policy

Policy provisions.


Appeal to Board of Veterans Appeals.
Total disability for twenty years or more.
Authority of the guardian.
Cash value for term-capped policies.

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