From the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America:
Last year, Congress approved funding to make retroactive payments of $500/month served to U.S. troops who were stop-lossed, or held in uniform beyond the end of their service contracts. That'd be anytime between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009.
If you're a veteran or know a veteran who's been stop-lossed, be the first to know as soon as retroactive backpay is available.
The Department of Defense has until October 24, 2009 to specify the procedure for applying for stop-loss backpay, and servicemembers or
survivors will have one year from that date to apply for the benefit.
Sign up at iava.org/stoplossalert, and IAVA will make sure you're among the first to know when the application is available.