2015 US Code
Title 50 - War and National Defense (Sections 1 - 4705)
Chapter 50 - Servicemembers Civil Relief (Sections 3901 - 4043)
Subchapter IV - Life Insurance (Sections 3971 - 3979)
Sec. 3976 - Deduction of unpaid premiums

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Sec. 3976 - Deduction of unpaid premiums
Containssection 3976
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditOct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title IV, §406, as added Pub. L. 108-189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2853.
Statutes at Large References54 Stat. 1184
56 Stat. 775
62 Stat. 160
117 Stat. 2853
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 108-189

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50 U.S.C. § 3976 (2015)

§3976. Deduction of unpaid premiums

(a) Settlement of proceeds

If a policy matures as a result of a servicemember's death or otherwise during the period of protection of the policy under this subchapter, the insurer in making settlement shall deduct from the insurance proceeds the amount of the unpaid premiums guaranteed under this subchapter, together with interest due at the rate fixed in the policy for policy loans.

(b) Interest rate

If the interest rate is not specifically fixed in the policy, the rate shall be the same as for policy loans in other policies issued by the insurer at the time the insured's policy was issued.

(c) Reporting requirement

The amount deducted under this section, if any, shall be reported by the insurer to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title IV, §406, as added Pub. L. 108–189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2853.)


Section was formerly classified to section 546 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


A prior section 406 of act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. IV, 54 Stat. 1184; Oct. 6, 1942, ch. 581, §13, 56 Stat. 775; Apr. 3, 1948, ch. 170, §6, 62 Stat. 160, related to guaranty of premiums and interest by United States, settlement of amounts due upon expiration of protection, subrogation of United States, and crediting debt repayments, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section 3977 of this title.

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