Are families of soldiers killed in iraq compensated monetarily?
On One Hand: Family Members of Fallen Soldiers Can Receive PayAmerican soldiers killed while on active duty, or while performing military duties, or traveling to or from a place where such duty is performed have a death gratuity paid to surviving family members. A one-time non-taxable payment of $100,000 is made to the fallen soldier’s family. In addition, soldiers are offered life insurance, which will also compensate family members.On the Other: Payment May Not Be MadeIf a fallen soldier has no surviving parents, adoptive parents, siblings, children or guardians, the death gratuity is not paid to anyone. If a recipient dies before the payment is made, it goes to the next eligible person in line until none are left.Bottom LinePayment is made to families of soldiers killed in Iraq to assist them with the financial hardships that accompany the loss of a service member.