We could not identify military wage postings as such for 1957 through 1967; therefore,
credit DMWs for this period upon the filing of an application. If the claimant meets
all requirements for DMWs, credit the Disability, Railroad, Alien Deportation and
Military Service (DRAMS) file with $300 per calendar quarter for each quarter in which
the claimant received basic pay for active duty service or active duty for training.
For information on the requirements for DMWs, see RS 01701.001C and RS 01404.230. For information on DRAMS, see MSOM QUERIES 005.003.
Credit DMWs for the quarter in which the service department reported covered military
wages. Reported wages usually reflected the period in which the claimant performed
active service, with the possible exceptions of the beginning quarter and when the
service department paid additional earnings after separation.
If there is evidence of active service in a quarter but there are no military wages
posted for that quarter, determine whether military wages are missing and develop
per RS 01404.225. If evidence shows that the claimant had active service in the missing quarter, credit
DMWs for that quarter. If development establishes no missing wages, credit DMWs to
the quarter reported, even if disadvantageous to the claimant.
NOTE: The service departments reported wages biannually with quarterly breakdowns. In
limited situations, the service departments did not provide quarterly breakdowns.