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03-29-10, 10:23 PM
My SgtMaj just passed this on to me and I thought it would most benefit you all.

Subject: FW: DD FORM 214 -- Extra SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT for those with active duty between January 1957 to December 31, 2001 (UNCLASSIFIED)
See the web site & notes below to possibly increase your Social Security Benefits.
DD FORM 214 -- SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT Please share this with anyone who had active duty service between January 1957 to December 31, 2001 and planning for retirement. In a nutshell it boils down to this:
You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application - which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement. You must bring your
DD-214 to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it!
Soc Sec website: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm
This is something to put in your files for when you apply for Social Security down the road.. It is NOT just for retirees, BUT anyone who has served on active duty between January 1957 to December 31, 2001.
FYI - this benefit is not automatic, you must ask for it! We've all been on active duty between 1957 and 2001 or know someone who has.
Passing on good information for all you military folks when you apply for social security. I know this may be too early for some of you to think about social security but, keep living and you will get there...

03-29-10, 10:34 PM

03-29-10, 11:01 PM
You can get the benefit, even if you're already getting Soc. Sec., PEANUTS, but it's SOMETHING!!.....I'm getting $5.00/month xtra!! That should pay for my VETTE, by 2120!!.....HA! HA! HA! HA!

03-30-10, 07:58 AM
cool - thanks for the info.

Rocky C
03-30-10, 08:04 AM
This benefit is also available to those who served during this time period and are receiving Social Security Disability Benefits at any age.

Semper Fi,