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Question: I'm planning to retire next year. I served in the Navy in the 1960s and need to make sure I get credit for my military service. What do I need to do?

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Answer: You don't need to do anything to apply for the credit for military service. It is added automatically. For service between 1957-67, we will add the extra credits to your record at the time you apply for Social Security benefits.

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