Since 1957, earnings from active duty military service have been covered by Social Security, enabling those who serve in our nation’s armed forces to earn valuable retirement, disability, and life insurance protections for themselves and their families. Social Security benefits—in particular, disability and survivors’ benefits—are especially critical to our nation’s active military and their family members. These benefits should not only be protected for active military members and veterans; they should be expanded.

Social Security Works for Veterans and Active Military Members