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lz1122 Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:32 AM
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Out of curiosity, if they raise the retirement age...
Does this mean that the maximum age for government positions raises as well? For example if the Military and other careers require you to be no older then 35 (or whatever the age is) at time of application would this raise up to 40 if they increase the retirement age to 70?
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:34 AM
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1. Anyone retiring from the military is in good shape.
SS is gravy.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:37 AM
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2. I think that the poster is referring to the age resitrcitions imposed on joining.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:38 AM by geckosfeet
But my sense is that no - they won't raise that until they start running out of able bodied recruits. Germany was enlisting anything with a pulse towards the end of WWII.
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lz1122 Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:39 AM
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3. Yes that was I was referring too, but not just Military
I believe most Federal Law Enforcement agencies have the same age restriction on hiring as well.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:52 AM
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5. if I remember correctly, when I was in the military, I did not contribute to SS
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:33 AM
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8. depends when you were in
military wages became subject to SS taxes in 1957.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:55 AM
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10. yeah - double-checked my records - I did pay into SS
I worked as a DOD civilian following my military stint. There, I did not contribute to SS.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:36 AM
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9. The military started participating in social security in 1957. But here's
a tidbit that not everyone knows about - for active duty military service between 1940 and 2001 the SSA will credit your annual earnings with up to $1200 ($300/quarter). When applying for SS benefits, or if one is currently drawing such, present your DD214 for all periods of active duty.

It may not end up being very much added to the SS check rec'd, but it's there, so take advantage of it.

When I started SS, the representative went through my 214s, and there were a lot of them - got one every time I reenlisted - starting in 1960 to 1988.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:56 AM
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11. went back and checked my records - I did contribute - but not
the year or so following when employed as a DOD civilian.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:46 AM
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4. The maximum age, by law, to enlist is now 42, but the various services are
authorized to limit that age. Army is now 42, Navy is 34, and AF is even lower.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:58 AM
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6. on a side note ...
did anybody ever tell the Repugniconvicts that a lot (quite a lot) of those "gummint employees getting the great benefits" are VETERANS, quite often ones which got extra consideration due to their military status?
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P. Galore Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:11 AM
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7. No one wants to hire people over age 50 because of potential healthcare costs. nt
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