The eligibility requirements include: If injured on or after December 1, 2005, you must be insured by SGLI when you experience a traumatic injury. For those injured between October 7, 2001 and November 30, 2005, SGLI coverage is not required to be eligible for TSGLI. You must incur one of the TSGLI losses described in VA Regulations and that loss must be a direct result of a traumatic injury. You must have suffered the traumatic injury prior to midnight of the day that you separate from the uniformed services. You must have suffered the scheduled loss within 2 years (730 days) of the traumatic injury. You must survive for a period of not less than seven full days from the date of the traumatic injury. (The 7-day period begins on the date and time of the traumatic injury, as measured by Zulu [Greenwich Meridian] time and ends 168 full hours later).