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2018 Social Security Figures

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)
Non-BlindBlindTrial Work Period




 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.

For the full 2018 Social Security changes, click here.

If you found this information helpful, you may benefit from the 2018 updates on Medicaid and Medicare.

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