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By Dr. Barbara O’Neill

What is Military Stop Loss Pay?

Military Stop Loss occurs when a service member’s enlistment is involuntarily extended. As a result, additional pay may be provided to service members in this situation.

The deadline for filing a Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) claim for stop loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009 was October 21, 2012. RSLSP pay is $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status and the average benefit is $3,700.

Eligibility, filing, and payment information for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay is available online at


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This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on April 29, 2013.

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