Skip to comments.Government shutdown 2013: Military death benefits withheld for grieving families
Posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by abb
(WJLA) - The government shutdown is causing branches of the United States military to withhold death benefits for the survivors of members of the military killed in action.
Defense officials said Monday that among many critical programs and benefits for military members being stifled due to the shutdown, family members of several troops killed in action are not able to access the gratuities guaranteed to them.
These benefits, according to the Associated Press and USA Today, include a $100,000 cash payment due within three days of a service member's death, travel costs to and from Dover Air Force Base to meet a loved one's remains, costs to cover memorial services, caskets and burial expenses and other costs.
USA Today reports that the inability to disburse these benefits have already impacted the families of five service members - four Army troops and a Marine - who were killed in Afghanistan since the government shutdown began Oct. 1.
On the lighter brighter side illegal immigrants will be allowed to have a rally in DC on the Mall...
this is MOST discomforting!!! MOST discomforting INDEED!
need I ask whether the Drive By Media will cover THIS??
And Obama’s golf course is open...
Oh MY! This coverage could be very positive...or ..very otherwise
This will not go over well with We The People. I sent the link to my entire address list and asked them to forward to their list(s).
Can’t afford the death benefits but can afford a mechanical bull.
How nice it must be to be king... you get to pull whatever puppet strings to f*** with the lives of whomever you like for that day.
Someday... either in this life or the next... he’ll get his.
Valjar really does have it in for the military, doesn’t she
Hey Val it wasnt the miltary that fooled and bypassed you on taking out BinLaden, it was “other agencies”
But Obama & Michelle are in ads supporting military families.
“THIS..appears..to be...and I PRAY that it indeed IS.... The VERY BOTTOM of THE BARREL. “
Sadly there is always the scraping underneath the barrel.
“The beatings will stop when morale improves.” -BHO
These nasty people are having the time of their lives. This is what they’ve been waiting for. It would not surprise me if some of these new restrictions become permanent just like the off limits white house.
PBS got their money.
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