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Retro Stop-Loss Extended - Again - Again

Defense Department officials announced the deadline to apply for retroactive stop-loss special pay has been extended, for the third time, to March 4, 2011. The previous deadline was Dec. 18, 2010 for eligible active-duty, veterans and beneficiaries.

RSLSP was established to compensate military members whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009. Eligible members or their beneficiaries are required to submit a claim to their respective military service in order to receive the benefit of $500 for each full or partial month served in a Stop Loss status. The original deadline for claims was Oct. 1, 2010.

Eligible servicemembers, veterans and family members cannot afford to miss out on this opportunity to get the compensation they’ve earned. If someone you know may be eligible please encourage them to apply as soon as possible. It is estamated that approximately 145,000 service members, veterans and beneficiaries are eligible.

To apply, or to find more information on RSLSP, including submission requirements and service-specific links, visit http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.

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