WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy is reminding Sailors of several benefits and programs where members may designate beneficiaries of their choosing, as outlined in NAVADMIN 028/12, released Jan. 24. Recipients for these benefits may include anyone designated by the service member, including a dependent, friend, significant other, fiancée or fiancé, co-worker, or a family member who is not a military dependent.
Sailors may designate any individual as beneficiary to a total of 15 benefits and programs, including:
– Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI);
– Post Vietnam-era Veteran’s Educational Assistance Program (VEAP);
– Basic Educational Assistance Death Benefit;
– Death Gratuity Benefit;
– Final Settlement of Accounts;
– Wounded Warrior Act Designated Caregiver;
– Thrift Savings Plan (TSP);
– Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP);
– Casualty Notification;
– Escorts for Dependents of Deceased or Missing Members;
– Designation of Persons Having Interest in Status of a Missing Member;
– Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI);
– Person Eligible to Receive Effects (PERE) of Deceased Persons
– Travel and Transportation Allowance for attendance at Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program events; and
– Person Authorized To Direct Disposition (PADD) of the Remains of a Decedent.
NAVADMIN 028/12 explains how Sailors can update or verify beneficiaries for each of these benefits. The NAVADMIN also outlines conditions and limitations for appointing beneficiaries. “I can think of few things more important for our Sailors than ensuring their loved ones are provided for in case of an emergency,” said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk. “Ensuring this information is accurate and up-to-date is the responsibility of every Sailor.”
A comprehensive listing of all benefits can be found in the Navy Pay and Benefits Guide, located online on the Navy Personnel Command webpage at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/payandbenefits/pages/default2.aspx.
For more information on member-designated benefits, contact your local personnel office or visit NPC’s website at www.npc.navy.mil.
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