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Is there a special provision for beneficiaries of members who died before Sept 1, 2005?

Published 08/13/2012 08:25 AM   |    Updated 08/13/2012 10:23 AM
Is there a special provision for beneficiaries of members who died before Sept 1, 2005?

Yes, the Department of Defense (DoD) will pay a special death gratuity for deaths that occurred under specific conditions on or after October 7, 2001 and prior to September 1, 2005. This special gratuity will total $238,000 and will include:

  • a $150,000 SGLI payment (the difference between the old $250,000 SGLI coverage amount and the current $400,000 SGLI coverage amount) AND,
an $88,000 DoD death gratuity payment (the difference between the old $12,000 DoD death gratuity and the current $100,000 death gratuity.)