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Retroactive stop-loss pay deadline extended
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The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned.
To apply or for more information on RSLSP, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to
The deadline extension is included in the continuing resolution signed Thursday by President Barack Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Dec. 3.
“It’s important that all those eligible for this benefit take the opportunity to apply for what they’ve earned,” said Lernes Hebert, acting director of the Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management department. “We encourage those eligible to apply as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush, which can increase processing time.”
Retroactive stop loss special pay 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. 21.
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