Monday, March 21, 2011

April 8th New Deadline for Stop-Loss Pay

The Department of Defense has again extended the deadline for Retroactive Stop-Loss Pay. The new
deadline in April 8th.

For those service members, or their beneficiaries who had their service involuntary extended from
Sept. 11, 2001 through Sept. 30, 2009, you can apply for the Retroactive Stop-Loss Pay. which is
$500.00 for each month that your contract was extended.

The services estimate that 145,000 service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries are eligible for
the program that began Oct. 1, 2009. Since most of those eligible have separated from active duty,
the various services have used extensive and ongoing efforts to contact all those involved.

Efforts will continue through April 8 using direct mail, social networks and media outlets. As well
as using Veteran Service Organizations and other military websites, the DoD will pursue all available
outlets.

So again I urge you to apply as soon as possible. You earned this money, it is yours to claim.
For more information, including submission requirements, or to apply go to the DoD website
http://www.defense.gov/stoploss . 
 This will include links to the various service specific links.

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