November 30, 2010
CARSON: DEADLINE FOR RETROACTIVE STOP-LOSS PAY NEARS
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman André Carson urged eligible veterans and beneficiaries to apply for the retroactive stop-loss pay owed to them before the upcoming December 3rd deadline.
Eligible military personnel whose service was extended under stop-loss orders will receive $500 for each month of their extended service.
"We have a responsibility to do all that we can to support our military men and women and this retroactive program is an important part of that commitment," said Congressman Carson. "We want to make sure our veterans receive these payments that they have more than earned through their service."
Retroactive stop-loss pay became law in 2009. This allows eligible troops whose service was involuntarily extended between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009 to file claims in order to receive retroactive pay. The submission deadline is December 3, 2010 for benefits averaging $3,800.
For more information or to submit a claim please visit www.defense.gov/stoploss.
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