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Are noncontributory wage credits granted for military service with a foreign country?
Noncontributory wage credits may be granted for military service with a foreign country that was at war with the U.S. on September 16, 1940, during World War II if the service member:
Entered the active military or naval service of the foreign country before December 9, 1941;
Was a citizen of the U.S. throughout the period of service (or if the citizenship was lost, it was only because of the entrance into the naval or military service);
Had resided in the U.S. for at least four years out of the five-year period ending with the day the service member entered into this military or naval service;
Was living in the U.S. on the day of entrance into this military or naval service; and
The member meets one of the following conditions:
Died while in service; or
Was discharged or released from this military or naval service under conditions other than dishonorable:
After at least 90 days' service; or
Because of a disability or injury incurred or aggravated in service in the line of duty.
Last Revised: March, 2001
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