The government shutdown is adding grief to military families.
The Pentagon confirmed it will not be able to pay benefits to the families of troops killed in combat until the shutdown is over.
Five families of soldiers killed over the weekend in Afghanistan were denied money that would help them with burial costs, housing and other bills.
The soldiers' bodies will arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, but the government is not paying to help families travel there.
Meanwhile, a private foundation is stepping forward to provide those families with an advance grant until the government funding resumes.