Deemed Military Wages

Am I Eligible To Receive Extra Social Security Benefits For Having Served In The Military?

Am I eligible to receive extra social security benefits having served on active duty from Feb. 1956 to Feb. 1959?

Hi,

Not necessarily. What you would be eligible for are military wage credits (MWC) and deemed military wages (DMW) for that period of time. Those extra wage credits could then be used in the calculation of your retirement benefit rate, which may or may not increase your rate depending on how much you earned in other years.

Shoud I Contact Social Security To See If I'm Getting All I'm Supposed To?

I am 69. I applied online for Social Security Benefits when I was 62. I served in the Air Force from 19 June 1968 until 30 June 1994.
I'm not sure the online application I did let me enter my Active Duty Military Service time. I never had to show anyone my DD214.
Should I contact my Soc Sec Office and ask them to look at my record to see if I am receiving all I am supposed to, or did they ask
me on the online application about my miltary service? Thank you.

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Where Do I Send My Proof Of Military Service?

I am retired, living in Australia and a Vietnam veterans. I am still a citizen of the United States. I receive some social security payments in conjunction with the aged pension from Australia. I understand that former military are eligible for payments due to their service but because I’m outside of the US do not know how to contact nor where to send my copy of the DD 214.

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Can I Get Credit On My Social Security For Being In The Military?

I service in the military from 1964 to 1968. Can I get credit on my social security for this.

Hi,

What you could get from Social Security are deemed military wages (DMW) for your periods of active US military service (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.09/handbook-0953.html). These 'extra' wages would then added to your actual wages when calculating your Social Security retirement benefit rate.

Is This Statement True?

Is the following statement true?
"DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits for Vets"

Hi,

That's possible, depending on your interpretation of the facts. Social Security granted deemed military wages (DMW) to people for periods in which they served on on active duty in the U.S. military prior to 2002. These deemed wages are then added to the veteran's actual wages when calculating their Social Security benefit rate.

Is There A Form That Would Show How Much Extra I Could Receive With Military Credits?

My question is, is there any paper work that you can obtain from social security office on the break down of your entitlement of benefits, to include your extra pay that you may receive for your military service, if so, which would be the the best way to obtain this form from them.

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