Wednesday, September 8, 2010
REMINDER: Stop Loss Pay Available Until Oct. 21
Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, or RSLSP, is still available to any service member who was involuntarily extended beyond his or her military contract between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.
Eligible service members can receive $500 per month for each month or partial month of involuntary extension under the stop loss program. The benefit, which on average could be worth $3,500, is only available until Oct. 21, 2010, and we have added a countdown to the deadline on this blog. All submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 21, 2010 to be eligible.
In an effort to encourage all eligible veterans and service members to apply for the benefit, Department of Defense has commissioned a comprehensive Web site outlining all of the details of the benefit with a link to the application form and all pertinent, service-specific e-mail addresses and phone numbers. To visit the Web site, Click Here.
AMVETS leaders encourage anyone who is eligible for the benefit to apply as soon as possible, since Congress has not indicated that it will extend the application deadline.
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