The Social Security Administration has amended some of their regulations
as they pertain to military service. Their new bulletin, which can be
viewed at the Social Security Administration
website, will help explain how your military service can apply to your Social
Security retirement or disability.
Active duty service between 1957 and 2001 has been amended to allow for
extra earning to be credited to your Social Security earnings record.
Social Security breaks it down in the following way:
- 1957 – 1967: The SSA will add extra credits when you apply for Social
- 1968 – 2001: The SSA will automatically add extra credits to your record
- Post 2001: There are no special extra earnings credits for military service
To receive the above special benefits you must have been honorably discharged
from military service. You cannot receive these special credits if you
are already receiving a federal benefit, not to include military retirement,
which covers the same years.
At Shook and Stone, our experienced Clark County Social Security lawyers
know how difficult it can be for a person to navigate the rules and regulations
of Social Security. If you believe that you have been unfairly denied
your earned share of Social Security, do not hesitate to call Shook & Stone.
We specialize in navigating
Social Security, so you are not left without your full benefits. Don’t be left worrying;
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