Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Social Security Benefits for Veterans

There are additional social security benefits for veterans who have served on active duty any time from 1957 through 2001. The program was done away with in January 2002.

These benefits can provide up to $1,200 per year of earnings credit, credited at the 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.

Again, you must have been on active duty between 1957 and 2001. This benefit is not automatic - you must ask for it and provide your DD-214!

Here are a couple of websites for you:

Social Security website for retired military or veterans

Defense Finance and Accounting Services Points of Contact

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