"Uncle Sam wants to give free, no-strings-attached money to about 145,000 troops who were involuntarily kept on duty after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but is having trouble persuading them that it's not a gimmick.
Last October, Congress approved retroactive bonus pay for military personnel who were forced to remain on duty beyond their original discharge date, a controversial policy known as "stop-loss." Lawmakers approved back pay of $500 for each month of involuntary service; the average lump-sum due is between $3,500 and $3,800.
To get the cash, an application must be submitted by Oct. 21; only about a third of those eligible have handed in paperwork. With just six weeks remaining before the deadline, the Defense Department is scrambling to track down about 90,000 veterans, as well as some active-duty troops, to ask them to apply for their back pay..." (source)
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Please spread the word, with unemployment being highest among veterans right now...I'm sure there are families out there that are eligible for this and could really use it right now!