TSGLI Standards for Amputation

TSGLI Standards for Amputation

What are the TSGLI Standards for Amputation?

The TSGLI Loss Standards for Amputation are categorized for each of the following;  hand, fingers, foot, and toes.  Below is a brief description of each loss and the available benefit. (The words “at or above” in the standard refers to the loss being closer to the body)

Amputation of hand: at or above the wrist

If a servicemember loses a hand, they are eligible for a TSGLI benefit of up to $50,000.  Additionally, if the member’s hand is amputated at or above the wrist, a member will meet the Standard for Loss for amputation of the hand.

Amputation of Fingers (4 fingers on 1 hand OR thumb alone): at or above the metacarpophalangeal joint

If the member suffers amputation of four fingers on the same hand (not including the thumb) at or above the metacarpophalangeal joint he may be eligibile.  Also, if the member suffers amputation of the thumb at or above the metacarpophalangeal  joint they may be eligible for a $50,000 TSGLI benefit for each hand.

Amputation of foot: at or above the ankle

If the member suffers amputation of a foot at or above the ankle he or she could be considered eligible.  And also if the member suffers amputation of all toes (including the big toe) on the same foot at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint the member may be eligible for a $50,000 TSGLI payment.

Amputation of all toes (including the big toe on 1 foot): at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint

If the member suffers amputation of four toes (not including the big toe) on one foot at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint OR the member suffers amputation of the big toe at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint they maybe eligible for a $50,000 TSGLI benefit. (for each foot).

Amputation of big toe only, OR other 4 toes on 1 foot: at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint

If a member suffers amputation of four toes ((not including the big toe) on one foot at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint. or the member suffers amputation of the big toe at or above the metatarsophalangeal joint the available TSGLI benefit may be up to $25,000.

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