TN 6 (04-97)

GN 01705.214 Evidence of Italian Military Service

A. Policy

As explained in GN 01705.212.A., Italy grants deemed periods of coverage for Italian military service. Proof of military service creditable under the Italian system is always needed in connection with a claim for Italian benefits.

B. Procedure

  • Advise the applicant that Italy needs a Foglio matricolare ecaratteristico to document the military service.

Note: A discharge certificate (Foglio di congedo illimitato) is not sufficient since it does not provide a complete record of the military service.

  • If the Foglio matricolare ecaratteristico is not available, have the applicant sign a separate statement (i.e., not in the “Remarks” section of the application) authorizing INPS to obtain a complete record of the military service from the Italian military authorities.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0201705214
GN 01705.214 - Evidence of Italian Military Service - 03/05/2014
Batch run: 03/05/2014
Rev:03/05/2014