Soldiers, Retirees and Veterans who think they may be eligible for Stop- Loss pay have 12 months to apply for the special $500 per month entitlement authorised by congress earlier this year. As many as 140,000 current and former soldiers may qualify for payment.
The Army is now compensating soldiers for each month, or portion of a month, they were retained on active dury beyond their contracted seperation or volentary retirement date. The Army started accepting claims Oct. 21 and all claims must be filed by Oct. 21, 2010.
Payments are retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001, and cover involentary service performed through Sept. 30, 2009.
However, soldiers who have recieved regular stop-loss pay for service performed afte Oct. 1, 2008, will be compensated only if they were in stop-loss status before that date.
The retroactive compensation will be paid lump some for the months served in stop-loss status.
Soldiers will not recieve regular stop-loss pay and retroactive stop-loss pay for the same period.
Claims can be submitted at https://www.stoplosspay.army.mil
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