Public Law 97-253 requires us to provide estimated basic pay earned by federal employees for military service performed on 1 January 1957 and later. Any service performed prior to 1 January 1957 is automatically credited. These requests are commonly referred to as, "Catch 62's". PPC verifies only your Coast Guard service. If you have served in another branch of the service, you will have to go to that particular branch to receive your estimated earnings. Completion of an Estimated Earnings During Military Service can take up to 90 days.
In order for us to process these requests we will need the following documents:
We cannot provide estimated earnings UNLESS VERIFICATION OF SERVICE IS ATTACHED.
You may submit your request via mail or email (attachments must be in Adobe "PDF" file format):
If you cannot locate a copy of your DD-214 you may be able to get one from the National Personnel Records Center at:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
You can order your information directly from NPRC/NARA.
This web form -- http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/, allows you to get your information anywhere from 5 days - 2 months.
Go to the web link and scroll down to the big red button, click on it and there are about 10-12 screens with a fax back form at the end for signature verification. It usually takes around 15 minutes to complete.
Complete the Request for Estimated Earnings During Military Service worksheet, attach a copy of your DD-214 for each period of service mail or email to:
Please contact PPC Customer Care at (785) 339-2200 or (866)-772-8724 if you have any questions about obtaining an Estimated Earnings During Military Service from the U. S. Coast Guard.