Congressmember Lois Capps this week encouraged Central and South Coast soldiers whose service was extended under stop loss orders in Iraq and Afghanistan to apply for retroactive pay. They have until 10/21 to do so. Eligible troops will receive $500 a month for each month their service was extended. The Defense Department, her office said in a written statement, estimates that while 145,400 troops are eligible, only 58,000 claims have been paid out so far.
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