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Does pay for military service after 1956 count as wages?
Military service you performed after 1956 is covered by Social Security. Basic pay is considered wages for active duty or active duty for training. Inactive duty for training (including weekend drills) is wages after 1987. (See §§948-952.)
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Can you receive wage credits for military service before 1957?
- Member of the U.S. Uniformed Service
- How are the amount of wages and the period of military service determined?
- What does "active duty for training" mean?
- Do your credits based on military service before 1957 count toward disability?
- Can you receive additional wage credits for military service after 1967?
- Are noncontributory wage credits granted for military service with a foreign country?
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