This announcement was released today by the U.S. Department of Defense. We are distributing it as a service to Suisun City area veterans and eligible service members. This is not a program of the City of Suisun City.
The Oct. 21, 2011, deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their
beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) is one
month away. The deadline was previously extended to allow those eligible more
time to apply for the benefits they have earned under the program guidelines.
"The nation has rallied behind this effort -- the military services have
been joined by the White House, Congress, the VA, veteran and military service
organizations, and friends and family members around the world," said
Lernes Hebert, director of Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management.
"Despite these remarkable outreach efforts, some people may still not yet
have applied. If you think you are eligible, and have not yet applied, now is
the time to do so."
Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay was established to compensate for the
hardships military members encountered when their service was involuntarily
extended under Stop Loss authority between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009.
Eligible members or their beneficiaries may submit a claim to their respective
military service in order to receive the benefit of $500 for each full or
partial month served in a Stop Loss status.
When RSLSP began on Oct. 21, 2009, the services estimated 145,000 service
members, veterans and beneficiaries were eligible for this benefit. Because the
majority of those eligible had separated from the military, the services have
engaged in extensive and persistent outreach efforts, to include multiple
direct mailings, public service announcements, and continuous engagements with
military and veteran service organizations, social networks and media outlets.
apply, or for more information on RSLSP, including submission requirements and
service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss