Social Security Administration 2017 Changes martha brown attorney

Social Security Administration 2017 Changes



Tax Rate:







Maximum Taxable Earnings:

      Social Security (OASDI only)



Medicare (HI only)

No Limit

No Limit

Quarter of Coverage:



Retirement Earnings Test Exempt Amounts:

      Under full retirement age


 $ 1,310/mo.


 $ 1,410/mo.

The year an individual reaches full retirement age


 $ 3,490/mo.


 $ 3,740/mo.

Social Security Disability Thresholds:

      Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)







      Trial Work Period (TWP)



Maximum Social Security Benefit:

      Worker Retiring at Full Retirement Age



SSI Federal Payment Standard:







SSI Resources Limits:







SSI Student Exclusion:

      Monthly Limit



Annual Limit



Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2014 through the third quarter of 2016, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will receive a 0.3 percent COLA for 2017.

Estimated Average Monthly

Social Security Benefits Payable in January 2017:

Before 0.3%


After 0.3%


All Retired Workers



Aged Couple, Both Receiving Benefits



Widowed Mother and Two Children



Aged Widow(er) Alone



Disabled Worker, Spouse and One or More Children



All Disabled Workers




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