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Social Security

Benefit Category: Federal

Special Extra Earnings For Military Service

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

Visit the Social Security Administration's website for more information.

How To Get Proof Of Social Security Numbers Or Benefits

Starting February 2014, the SSA will no longer issue Social Security number (SSN) printouts, and their field offices will stop providing benefit verification letters. The phase-in period will end in April 2014.  Users are encouraged to use my Social Security to access their information.  Read the article below for more information or visit the Social Security website.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).