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There’s a fairly pervasive story going around among military veterans that, when they claim Social Security, they are entitled to get an extra bump in their monthly payment simply because they served in the U.S. military. That story originates from various sources, mostly those who like to write articles with titillating headlines which draw readers into the article which, in turn, leads them to believe more Social Security money is theirs for the asking. Well, getting “extra credit” for military service is a real thing, but how the credit is applied, and who is entitled to it, is widely misunderstood. Fact is, it is never in the form of a cash bump to a veteran’s monthly Social Security benefit, as explained in this Encore edition of a previous Ask Rusty article.

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