An Independent View of Social Security
Definition of Military or Naval Service of the U.S.
955.1 What does "military or naval service of the U.S." mean?
"Military or naval service of the U.S." includes the following:
Service as a member of a Regular or Reserve component of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps;
Service as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; or
Service by a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy or a cadet at the U.S. Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academies.
955.2 Which auxiliary military organizations are not eligible for noncontributory wage credits?
Noncontributory wage credits are not granted for service with certain auxiliary organizations such as: the Coast Guard Auxiliary; the temporary Coast Guard Reserve (unless service was full-time duty with military pay and allowances); Civilian Auxiliary to the Military Police; and the Civil Air Patrol.
Last Revised: Jan. 20, 2006
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