SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Department of Defense announced on Monday, December 6 that the deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries has been extended to December 18. The original deadline was December 3.
Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay compensates military service members whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009. The Department of Defense says when RSLSP began on October 21, the services estimated 145,000 service members were eligible.
Eligible members must submit a claim to their military service in order to receive benefits, which is $500 for each full or partial month served in a Stop Loss status.
To apply, or for more information on submission requirements and service specific links, visit http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.