DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets

From the Commander
January 14, 2015

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:

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.

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6 Responses to DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets

  1. Edward Reid says:

    Could you tell me is this still for veterans . I want to make sure before I go down to the office and sit for hrs. I am on SSS and am a Viet Nam Vet. Thank You.

    • shadeslanding says:

      You have to be a veteran with an honorable DD-214. You must bring your DD-214 discharge paper with you and ask for the benefit as the article states.

  2. Larry Lyle says:

    If you are already receiving Social Security can you get this added?

    • shadeslanding says:

      You should contact your nearest social security office. When I signed up for Social Security, they asked me for my DD-214. So I would think it would have been added in at the time you signed up for it. But I’d still check it out if you are unsure.

  3. Freddie Falgout says:

    freddiefalgout@att.net Please tell me what to do in order to see if I qualify ! Thanks Freddie John Falgout

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