The VGLI can be applied in two ways: Applying online for VGLI The VGLI can be applied through the online application and you will be guided through the steps of the application process. Your application will be instantly evaluated by OSGLI and OSGLI will notify you whether your VGLI coverage is approved or if a further review is required for your application. Visit this link to apply VGLI online. Applying by mail The OSGLI will send you a VGLI application within 45 to 60 days of your discharge from the active service. In case the application is not received by you through email, you can apply by downloading the form SGLV 8714, Application for VGLI. Additionally, a copy of your DD 214 or other proof for your service must be enclosed with this form.