Government Shutdown

Nonprofit to Fill-In Paying Death Benefits for Families of Fallen Soldiers

Will be reimbursed by the Department of Defense after the shutdown

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The Obama administration says it has worked out a solution to allow the families of fallen military members to receive death benefits during the government shutdown.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Fisher House Foundation has agreed to make the payments from its own funds. At the end of the shutdown, the Defense Department will reimburse the foundation for the costs it has incurred.

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