If the employee was never in the military service, go on to the next section.
If the employee served in active duty in the United States Armed Forces, the RRB may be able to use that military service to increase your annuity.
Creditable military service can be counted as if it were railroad service if the following conditions are met:
- The employee performed creditable railroad service in the same or preceding year in which the military service began.
- The military service was involuntary.
Voluntary service is only creditable when such service was entered during a war period. Special rules may apply if the military service was from June 15, 1948, through December 15, 1950. Contact the local field office if this situation applies.
If the military service cannot be counted as railroad service, it still might be countable as wage credits. The RRB will determine if the military service is creditable, and also determine the most advantageous way to count it.