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RBC I Military veterans can qualify for a higher Social Security payment for active duty from 1957 through 2001 (the program ended Jan. 1, 2002).
Veterans can receive up to $1,200 per year of earnings credit at time of application, which can make a substantial difference in Social Security monthly payments upon retirement.
For veterans whose military service was between 1957 and 1967, they can bring their DD-214 to the Social Security Office and ask to receive this benefit. For service between 1968 and 2001, the records of military veterans were automatically credited.
Visit the following Social Security Web site for additional details: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm.