Congress passed legislation to compensate servicemembers who were stop-lossed after September 11, 2001. Eligible persons, including survivors of deceased servicemembers who were stop-lossed, have 1 year to apply. It may be wise to apply ASAP, and that means online.
- Air Force: http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/stoploss/
- Army: https://www.stoplosspay.army.mil
- Marine Corps: https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/stoploss (note: this site had a security certificate problem when I accessed it but is probably safe)
- Navy: e-mail NXAG_N132C [at] navy.mil
ALERT: The window to apply for payment ends on October 21st, 2010. That may seem like a long time, but wouldn't you feel silly if you put it off, and then forgot? Can't you use the money you're owed NOW?
If you know someone who was stop-lossed, or is the survivor of someone who was stop-lossed, tell them!