Today, Rep. Judy Chu urged servicemembers and veterans to apply for benefits they have earned.
Servicemembers, veterans and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended under stop loss between 9/11 and September 30th, 2009 are eligible for retroactive stop loss special pay of $500 for every month/partial month served in stop loss status.
"We have asked so much of our men and women in uniform since 9/11. Now it is time to make sure that they are adequately and fairly compensated for all of their efforts and sacrifices," said Rep. Chu.
The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act authorized these additional retroactive payments to servicemembers.