Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)

Army Reserve: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet


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 is a post-separation life insurance program. Army Reserve Service members on drill status are not eligible for S-DVI as it is intended for Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

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Additional Information

For more information, please visit the S-DVI webpage maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance RH Information and Premium Rates:

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) Fact Sheet:

Document Review Date: 07 October 2021