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What is a vRED? It’s a vital part of your military personnel file! The vRED provides the SOLE source of contact information for your primary next-of-kin, secondary next-of-kin, and other persons to notify in case of an injury, death or emergency.
You MUST submit a new vRED now that you are stationed at Scott AFB. If this is your first military duty station or if you are a recent PCS move, you will still need to complete a vRED.
Access the AF Portal website and Select Virtual MPF (vMPF). Select “Record of Emergency Data”. Complete the form and submit to AFPC.
Death Gratuity (DG) is a lump sum payment made by the Department of Defense to the survivors or other individuals identified by the service member on the vRED. The amount of Death Gratuity is $100,000.00 and is tax exempt.
Any pay or allowances due to the service member at the time of death will be paid to the designated beneficiary listed on the vRED. Service members have the right to name any person as beneficiary for money remaining due at time of death.
Decisions relating to funerals and burials are the responsibility of the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition of Human Remains (PADD). All service members are required to name a PADD on their vRED. A PADD must be a spouse, a blood relative of legal age, or adoptive relatives of the deceased member.
If you wish to name minors as beneficiaries, such as your own children, you MUST be aware that the proceeds of Death Gratuity and SGLI cannot be paid to a minor beneficiary without a court-appointed guardian.
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) Upon enlistment, servicemembers automatically have the maximum $400,000 of SGLI coverage. Servicemembers can decline or elect lesser amounts of coverage in writing in increments of $50,000. SGLI coverage stays in effect for 120 days after discharge.
Family SGLI provides automatic coverage to the spouse of members who have SGLI coverage. Spouses are insured for $100,000 or the amount of the member’s coverage, whichever is less. Spousal insurance premiums are based upon the age of the spouse. Members MUST register their spouse in DEERS to ensure proper premiums are deducted.