Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Extension for Stop-Loss Payment

The Department of Defense has announced another extension on the deadline to apply for
Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay(RSLSP).

The new deadline is Oct. 21, 2011. This will allow more time for service members, veterans and
their beneficiaries to apply for the benefits that were earned.

All those who had the service involuntarily extended under Stop Loss authority between September
11, 2001 and September 30, 2009 are eligible for payment of $500.00 for each month their service
was extended.

Approximately 145,000 service members are estimated to have been effected by Stop Loss. Most
of those have left the military and the services have made attempts to notify everyone through
extensive and consistent outreach programs for the last 18 months. By using social media, direct
mail, media outlets and contacting military and veteran service organizations these efforts will
continue through Oct. 21, 2011.

If you are a member or beneficiary of a member who's service was extended I urge you to apply
as soon as possible. This money was earned and it is yours.

To apply or to find more information on RSLSP including submission requirements and service
specific links please go the the DoD website at 
http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0710_stoploss/

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