Deadline nears for vets to claim ‘Stop Loss’ bonus

Military Veterans have until Oct. 21 to claim a bonus they have earned if they were involuntarily kept on active duty after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The “stop-loss” bonus is entirely separate from the Ohio Veterans Bonus that was approved by voters in 2009.

Last October, Congress approved retroactive pay for military personnel who were forced to remain on active duty beyond their original discharge date, a policy known as “stop” the “loss” of military specialists whose skills could not immediately be replaced by others.