Veterans: Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Claim Deadline Extended to December 3, 2010 
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President Barack Obama signed legislation extending the Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay deadline through December 3, DOD officials said today. Officials estimate about 80,000 eligible service members, veterans and beneficiaries have yet to apply for the special stop-loss pay.

If you are a service member, veteran, or beneficiary of a service member whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, you may be eligible for RSLSP. The average benefit is $3,700.

“It’s important that all those eligible for this benefit take the opportunity to apply for what they’ve earned,” said Lernes Hebert, acting director, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management.  “We encourage those eligible to apply as soon as possible, to avoid the last minute rush, which can increase processing time.”

The following service-specific sites provide more information and allow you to begin the RSLSP claim process. can easily help you find government programs you may be eligible to receive. Click "Start Now" on the homepage to begin answering questions in the confidential Benefit Finder. The more questions you answer, the more likely you are to be eligible for the benefits that will appear in your Benefit Results List.


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