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March 11, 2011
Deadline to claim Stop-Loss pay
extended to March 18
|WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — The deadline to apply
for Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay has been extended to March 18.
The deadline, which had been set for March 4, was extended as part of
Congressional action that passed a Continuing Resolution keeping the
government funded for two more weeks in the absence of official
Soldiers, veterans and legally-designated beneficiaries of those held
under Stop-Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, still have
time to apply for $500 for each month held in a Stop-Loss status.
The Army’s Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Office began accepting
claims Oct. 21, 2009.
Since the program’s inception, more than 100,000 unique claims have been
However, many eligible for the pay have yet to apply, officials said.
The Army has conducted an extensive outreach plan to notify those
eligible for the pay. Recently, certified letters were sent to more than
25,000 individuals still eligible for the pay. This was the second
direct mailing conducted by the Army.
This is actually the fourth time the Stop-Loss Special Pay application
deadline has been extended, officials said.
Whitley said the extensions have helped the Army use new ways to
“We’ve been able to complete a certified mail plan and send e-mail
notifications to everyone taking advantage of the G.I. Bill,” he said.
For more information or to file a claim, visit