In case you were not aware, here is an opportunity to help ensure that each eligible service member receives this special pay. As Personal Financial Management Program managers you have a great opportunity to reach service members through your daily contacts in workshops and counseling sessions. Here is an opportunity to help ensure that each eligible service member receives the retroactive stop-loss pay. Please share this information with your fellow educators in Information and Referral, Deployment, Transition Management, and Ombudsman, Key Spouse and similar programs.
The deadline for applying for the stop-loss pay is October 21 for those whose service (active, reserve, veteran, or widow) was involuntarily extended between September 11, 2011, and September 30, 2009. Eligible members should visit their specific service’s Web site and submit their application online; online submission provides a claim number, allows for automated status updates, and provides a means for the military service to contact the applicant.
For more information, visit www.defense.gov/stoploss