Congress approves extension of stop-loss benefits deadline

The Defense Media Activity office said that Congress has approved an extension of the deadline for a stop-loss benefit for veterans.

Now, eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 3, 2010, to apply for retroactive stop-loss special pay following an extension in the continuing resolution signed by the president Sept. 30.

The new Dec. 3 deadline extends the original Oct. 21 cutoff for applications and allows eligible recipients more time to apply for the benefit.