We changed the required military service development to support efforts for simplifying
policies and procedures effective with the iClaim release on November 22, 2008. Since
the Master Earnings File (MEF) accurately identifies military wages for years after
1967, and adds Deemed Military Wages (DMW) to the computation screens, it is no longer
necessary to document military service for these years.
NOTE: The Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2002 eliminates DMWs for members
of the uniformed service for all years after calendar year 2001.