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President Obama Encourages Veterans to Claim Stop Loss Pay ASAP!
IMPORTANT!  Deadline for application for special retroactive pay is October 21; Service members should submit applications to www.defense.gov/stoploss
WASHINGTON DC - The White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs jointly released a new web video in which President Obama encourages active duty troops and veterans whose service in Iraq or Afghanistan was involuntarily extended or retirement was suspended due to 'stop loss' to apply for the special retroactive pay to which they are entitled.  Under legislation President Obama signed into law last year, servicemen and women who served between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009 and whose service was extended due to 'stop loss' are eligible for $500 per month in retroactive pay for each month their service was extended.
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