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Under what conditions will DoD pay the special death gratuity?

Published 08/13/2012 08:26 AM   |    Updated 12/19/2012 03:14 PM
Under what conditions will DoD pay the special death gratuity?
DoD will pay the special death gratuity to survivors of those who died in a designated combat operation or combat zone or occurred while training for combat or performing hazardous duty on or after October 7, 2001 and before September 1, 2005. The SGLI death gratuity of $150,000 will be payable regardless of whether or not the member had SGLI coverage at the time of death.