Air Force Extends Stop-Loss Pay – Again

March 23, 2012 | Terry Howell

From this Week’s Military Report:

Eligible Airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until midnight Oct. 21, 2012 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay due to a recently authorized extension. Servicemembers eligible for the benefit include active, retired and former members as well as guard and reserve component members who served on active duty while their enlistment or period of obligated service was involuntarily extended, or whose eligibility for separation or retirement was suspended as a result of stop loss. Airmen may download a stop loss claim application at the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay website. Applicants who were serving in the Reserve or Guard may apply by visiting vPC-GR via the Air Force Personnel Services website.

Read the full article.

For more information, call the Total Force Service Center – Denver at (800) 525-0102.

About Terry Howell

Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.

Comments

  1. Hopefully, these vets take advantage of this benefit. Stop/Loss definitely caused a hardship on them. I would think the deadline extensions for applying cannot go on forever.

  2. vets that are deceasred?