Stop Loss Special Pay Compensation (AFRC/ANG) Published Nov. 7, 2009 By Colonel Steve Wright Chief, Force Management Division (NGB/A1P) NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU -- Reservists and Guardsmen involuntarily extended on active duty beyond an approved separation or retirement date as a result of Stop Loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009 may be eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay compensation. The Air Force used stop loss during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001-2002 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Eligible members will receive $500 per month for each month or portion of month they were retained on active duty as a result of stop loss. The payment is also payable to legally designated beneficiaries of deceased or incapacitated Airmen. Individuals have until Oct. 21, 2010 to file their claim. ARPC officials will evaluate claims based upon historical records as well as any supporting documentation submitted by the applicant. If the Air Force rejects a claim, the application will be returned along with a letter detailing appellate procedures. Every effort is being made to contact members affected who may have separated. Those eligible may download and submit a stop loss claim application from the Air Reserve Personnel Center's virtual Personnel Center - Guard and Reserve (vPC-GR) Web site at https://arpc.afrc.af.mil/vPC-GR , or call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 for assistance.