Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Deadline Extended
Because of the extraordinary pressure placed on our servicemembers due to lengthy deployments and multiple tours, the Department of Defense involuntarily extended servicemembers’ contracts beyond the original term of service during Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. This policy was known as stop-loss affected more than a hundred thousand troops.
In FY2009, I joined my colleagues in successfully pushing for the military to compensate those military personnel who were affected by the stop-loss policy. To date, only 86,000 claims have been filed. Therefore, I want to urge those who were affected by the stop-loss policy to submit their claims for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, today. The deadline for eligible military personnel to submit claims is Friday, December 3, 2010. The average benefit is $3,800.
For more information, please visit www.defense.gov/stoploss or contact your service at:
- Army 1-877-736-5554
- Navy 1-901-874-4427
- Marine Corps 1-877-242-2830
- Air Force 1-800-525-0102
Eligibility Requirements: Effective Dec. 19, 2009, per the Defense Appropriations Act, stop-lossed servicemembers who voluntarily reenlisted or extended their service, and received a bonus for such reenlistment or extension of service, became no longer eligible to receive retroactive stop loss special pay.