October 9, 2013
Fisher House Steps in to Pay for Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

The Fisher House Foundation, an organization long- known for caring for wounded troops and their families, will pay death gratuity benefits for the families of servicemembers killed during the government shutdown – and the Pentagon will back them pay once it’s over.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deal on Wednesday after massive public outrage that benefits – including a $100,000 payment to the family within 36 hours of the death notice – would not be paid while the government is shut down.
Read more. [Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Fisher House Steps in to Pay for Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

The Fisher House Foundation, an organization long- known for caring for wounded troops and their families, will pay death gratuity benefits for the families of servicemembers killed during the government shutdown – and the Pentagon will back them pay once it’s over.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the deal on Wednesday after massive public outrage that benefits – including a $100,000 payment to the family within 36 hours of the death notice – would not be paid while the government is shut down.

Read more. [Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

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