DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets (who served between Jan 1957-Dec 31 2001)
I received this and thought it should be passed on. If you are veteran and meet served per the dates listed you may qualify.
Subject: DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets
DD FORM 214 -- EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT for those with active duty between
January 1957 to December 31, 2001. 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: Click Here 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.
Regional Resource Coordinator
Maryland's Commitment to Veterans Project State of Maryland- Southern Region
Human Services Partnership Building La Plata, Maryland 20646
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Thank you, Jeanne for sharing this important information!