Stop-Loss Pay Deadline Extended

The government recently extended the deadline for eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP).  The original October 21st 2010 deadline has been extended to October 21, 2011, giving eligible veterans more opportunity to apply for the stop loss benefits they earned.

Stop-Loss Pay Deadline Extended to October 21, 2011

About Stop Loss Pay: Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay was established in 2009 by the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act. RSLSP applies to eligible service members who were involuntarily required to extend their military service between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009.  It pays $500 per month or partial month that has been served in stop loss status.

How to apply for  Stop Loss Pay Benefits. Eligible servicemembers, veterans, or beneficiaries must submit a claim through their respective branch of the military in order to receive this benefit (information for each branch is listed below).  Applicants must supply evidence to support their claim, including personnel records, orders establishing a retirement date which was later changed due to stop loss, revocation of separation or retirement orders, and their military service record (DD Form 214) if separated from military service.

For more information, please read how to claim military stop loss benefits, or visit

Apply Now for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

The following service-specific sites provide more information and allow you to begin the RSLSP claim process.

Air Force

  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Web Site
  • E-mail (active) –
  • E-mail (guard/reserve) –


  • 1-877-736-5554
  • Web Site
  • E-mail – RetroStopLossPay@CONUS.Army.Mil

Marine Corps

  • Phone: 1-877-242-2830
  • Web Site
  • E-mail –


  • Phone: 901-874-4427
  • Web Site
  • E-mail –

Please share this. If someone you know may be eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, then please encourage them to apply as soon as possible.

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Date published: June 28, 2011.

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Ryan Guina is the founder and editor of this site. He is a writer, small business owner, and entrepreneur. He served over 6 years on active duty in the USAF and is currently serving in the IL Air National Guard. He also writes about money management, small business, and career topics at Cash Money Life. You can also see his profile on Google.

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