By Maj. Eries Gibson, chief, Air Force Separations and Retirements Branch
Calling all eligible Air Force members, former Air Force members and surviving family members of former Air Force members, we have an incredible opportunity for you to receive $500 for every month you were stop-lossed, but the offer is only good until Oct. 21, 2012!
This is not a scam. This is not a joke. There is no service commitment or recall requirement associated with the money. The pay is for service already rendered. The only issue is, I need you to apply! If you think you may be eligible, I need you to come forward and apply for your payout today!
The payout is $500 a month for each month, or portion of the month, you were retained on active duty as a result of service-directed stop loss. The average payout is $3,500. I repeat, $3,500!
Where does the money come from? The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act appropriated $534.4 million for retroactive stop loss special pay for eligible active guard, reserve, retired and former service members. If you were retained on active duty in the Air Force as a result of the service implementing stop loss during Operation Enduring Freedom between Oct. 2, 2001 and Aug. 1, 2002 or Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom between May 2, 2003 and June 23, 2003, you need to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay.
With less than 45 days left to submit claims under this program, I encourage you to apply now if you believe you may be eligible. If you believe someone you know may be eligible, please “Tell A Friend” and encourage them to apply. It costs nothing to apply and the process is quick. While my office oversees the policy for all current and former Airmen, the program is open to all services. I repeat, open to Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. The eligibility time-frame for all services is Sept. 11, 2001 to Sep 30, 2009.
The monthly payout is $500, the average payout is $3,500, and the cost to apply is $0! Don’t wait, apply today!