Monday, October 4, 2010

Stop Loss Deadline Extended

Were you or a loved one, friend or family affected by Stop Loss and had your service involuntarily extended?

The deadline to submit a claim for retroactive pay has been extended from its original date of October 28, to Dec

President Obama signed a resolution that provides funding for the federal government through early December.

Retroactive Stop Loss pay, established to compensate military members who had to serve beyond their voluntary service commitment for the period from September 11. 2001 through September 30, 2009. Anyone who is eligible, or their beneficiary must file an application to be paid at a rate of $500 per month or partial month that was served in Stop Loss.

Approximately 145,000  service members, veterans or beneficiaries were eligible when the program started. Even though the services attempted to locate those affected, by mail, social services, and the national media, thousands of people have not applied.

If you are eligible you should apply as soon as possible in order to have you claim processed quickly and avoid the last minute rush.

To apply or learn more information please go to http://www.defense.gov./stoploss immediately.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996