Are you eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP)? Maybe you know someone who is eligible for this extra income? We are reprinting this blog from Admiral Mike Mullen regarding the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay in hopes it might reach some service people who would otherwise miss out on this payment. Please pass it along or click here to go to the Department of Defense website page regarding this payment. The deadline for applying for this payment is October 21, 2011. Those in the military deserve this pay for their service, and we hope this message will reach those who are eligible before the upcoming deadline. Here is the call for applications from Admiral Mullen:
Calling All Stop-lossed Servicemembers…
Just in case you had forgotten, the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act authorized retroactive stop loss special pay of $500 for every month/partial month served in stop loss status.
Service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended under stop loss between 9/11 and September 30th 2009 are eligible.
The Congress generously set aside $534.4 million to pay out those funds, but as of the end of last month only $219 million in claims have been paid.
We’ve used all kinds of different ways to reach out to people and let them know, including letters to homes and help from Veteran/Military Service Organizations. But there are still those who have yet to apply.
So, with the deadline fast approaching, I’m asking everyone who reads this blog to pass it on to anyone else you think needs to see it. Qualifying individuals have served — or are still serving — their country nobly and deserve to be paid the money they’ve earned.
The application process is simple and straightforward. No strings attached. But once the deadline passes, we cannot by law extend it. So jump online and check it out at: www.defense.gov/stoploss.
It’s your money.
–Admiral Mike Mullen