H.R.1618 - Wounded Warrior Servicemembers Group Disability Insurance Act of 2005

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a group disability insurance benefit for members of the Armed Forces who incur certain severe disabilities. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Wounded Warrior Servicemembers Group Disability Insurance Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a group disability insurance benefit for members of the Armed Forces who incur certain severe disabilities. as introduced.

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Wounded Warrior Servicemembers Group Disability Insurance Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to purchase from one or more insurance companies a policy (or policies) of group disability insurance to automatically insure, in the amount of $50,000 each, any servicemembe

Official Summary

Wounded Warrior Servicemembers Group Disability Insurance Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to purchase from one or more insurance companies a policy (or policies) of group disability insurance to automatically insure, in the amount of $50,000 each, any servicemember who:
(1) assumes an obligation to perform (for less than 31 days) active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training; and
(2) is rendered uninsurable from a disability, or aggravation of a preexisting disability, incurred while proceeding directly to or returning directly from such duty or training. Outlines qualifying disabilities for purposes of such coverage, including:
(1) complete and permanent loss of movement of an extremity;
(2) burns of third degree or higher covering more than one square foot;
(3) the loss of sight of one or both eyes;
(4) the permanent loss of one hand or foot; and
(5) the irretrievable loss of speech or hearing. Provides for the payment of premiums and other payments with respect to such insurance.

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