Active MS pay became SS covered wages effective 01/01/1957. Deemed wages of up to
$1,200 per year are granted when covered MS wages are reported for periods prior to
2002. However, this MS is not covered employment under the SS Act for any period of
MS determined creditable by RRB under the RR Act.
Covered military and deemed wages must be deleted from the ER for either QC or benefit
amount purposes if RRB grants credit for MS after 1956. This will only occur when
a claim is filed with RRB since otherwise RRB would have no knowledge of the MS. No
benefit based on MS wages after 1956 will be deemed erroneous if it was certified
for payment by SSA for the month we received RRB’s notice that the MS is creditable
under the RR Act or for prior months. Upon receipt of the notice from RRB, SSA will
certify no further benefits based on such MS and will notify RRB of any adjustment
made in the benefits (because of the deletion of the MS wages for the period creditable
under the RR Act) and will specify the first month the reduction or termination is
NOTE: Effective 01/01/2002, deemed wages are eliminated for all military earnings after
2001. Deemed wage credits will continue to be given for appropriate earnings for periods
prior to calendar year 2002.