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Under what conditions will DoD pay the special death gratuity?

The special death gratuity is paid by DoD to all of those survivors who died during some particular combat operation, or while executing some dangerous duty, or even while training for combat on or after 7th October, 2001 and before 1st September, 2005. The SGLI death gratuity of $150,000 was paid to all members who had died in combat no matter whether they had SGLI coverage or not.

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