This update provides new information for 2018 Social Security taxes and benefits. This is the third of a four-part series of updates for 2018.
SSI for NYS Residents:
|Maximum Earnings Taxable Social Security (OASDI)||$128,400/year|
|Quarter of Coverage Earnings Required||$1,320/quarter|
|Social Security Disability Threshold |
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
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|Cost-of-living Adjustment (COLA) for December (payable in January 2015)||2.0%|
|Maximum Social Security Benefit for Workers Retiring at Full Retirement Age*||$2,788/month|
|Retirement Earnings Test Exempt Amounts Under Full Retirement Age**||$17,040/year|
|Year Individual Reaches Full Retirement Age***||$45,360/year|
|Full Retirement Age and Over||No limit|
*For retirees born in 1938, full retirement age is 65 and 2 months. Full retirement age will gradually increase to age 67 for those born after 1959. For those born in 1942, full retirement age is 65 years, 10 months. For those born between 1943 and 1954, full retirement age is 66 years. Those born on January 1st should refer to the previous year.
**$1 in benefits will be withheld for every $2 in earnings above the limit.
***Applies to earnings for months prior to full retirement age: $1 in benefits will be withheld for every $3 in earnings above the limit.
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For the full 2018 Social Security changes, click here.