Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023. Read more about the Social Security Cost-of-Living adjustment for 2023. The maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $160,200.
Editor's note: An 8.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries, in line with AARP's COLA forecast, was announced on Oct. 13. The COLA goes into effect in January 2023. Read more about the Social Security COLA for 2023.
The latest such increase, 8.7 percent, becomes effective January 2023. The monthly maximum Federal amounts for 2023 are $914 for an eligible individual, $1,371 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, and $458 for an essential person.
Social Security benefits in 2023 will see a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, of 8.7%. That's the largest increase since 1981, when it hit an all-time high of 11.2%.
As predicted a few weeks ago, the 2023 COLA has officially been revealed at 8.7% for Social Security recipients. This means the COLA for federal retirees who receive a CSRS or CSRS-offset pension will also see a 8.7% boost.
The Social Security COLA for 2023 is 8.7%. The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the official 2023 COLA on Oct. 13, 2022, following the release of September 2022 inflation data. The COLA will bump the average retired worker's monthly payment from $1,681 to $1,827, a $146 increase.
The COLA, or Cost-of-living adjustment, applied to benefits starting in January, was announced to be 8.7 percent. In order to calculate your benefit amount, you multiply 1.087 by your current benefit amount.
Last Updated: October 13, 2022
Approximately 70 million Americans will see a 8.7% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in 2023. On average, Social Security benefits will increase by more than $140 per month starting in January.
For 2023, Medicare Part B premium prices are going down, while premiums and deductibles for Part A are going up slightly.
SSDI benefit amounts
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the 2023 COLA will increase the average monthly SSDI benefit for a disabled worker by $119, from $1,364 to $1,483.
Under terms of the bill, anyone who is a current Social Security recipient or who will turn 62 in 2023 would receive an extra $200 in each monthly check.
California. In America's most populous state, some 4.3 million retirees who collect Social Security can expect to receive an average $1,496.13 per month from the program in 2020, or $17,953.56 over the course of the year. California is another state where benefits are below average for the U.S.
The maximum benefit depends on the age you retire. For example, if you retire at full retirement age in 2022, your maximum benefit would be $3,345. However, if you retire at age 62 in 2022, your maximum benefit would be $2,364. If you retire at age 70 in 2022, your maximum benefit would be $4,194.
You must have worked and paid Social Security taxes in five of the last 10 years. If you also get a pension from a job where you didn't pay Social Security taxes (e.g., a civil service or teacher's pension), your Social Security benefit might be reduced.
If you will reach full retirement age in 2022, the limit on your earnings for the months before full retirement age is $51,960. Starting with the month you reach full retirement age, you can get your benefits with no limit on your earnings.
The standard monthly Medicare Part B premium for 2023 will fall by $5.20 to $164.90.
Changes to Medicare Part B
Medicare enrollees will pay a lower Part B rate and deductible in 2023. The cost of Medicare Part B will go from $170.10 per month in 2022 to $164.90 in 2023, a decrease of $5.20 per month. The Medicare Part B deductible is also decreasing in 2023.
If you filed individually and reported $97,000 or less in modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) on your 2021 tax return, you won't be charged higher rates for Medicare Part B (medical coverage) and Part D (prescription coverage) in 2023. For joint filers, the income limit is $194,000 or less.
Yes, a bill would give Social Security recipients an extra $2,400 per year in benefits. The bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate, but an expert told VERIFY it's unlikely to pass in 2022. Sign up for the VERIFY Fast Facts daily Newsletter!
The most common reason someone might be receiving two Social Security payments in a single month is that they are receiving both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) benefits and Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits. Both the SSD and the SSI programs pay monthly benefits to disabled persons.
With a 8.7% jump, here's how Social Security benefits would change: The average monthly Social Security benefit increases to $1,827 from $1,681.
Starting December 2024, compute the COLA using the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E). We estimate this new computation will increase the annual COLA by about 0.2 percentage point, on average.
When the increase takes effect: The increase will begin with benefits that Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2023. Increased SSI payments will begin on December 30, 2022. When your notice will arrive in the mail: We mail COLA notices throughout the entire month of December.
Although you need at least 10 years of work (40 credits) to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, we base the amount of your benefit on your highest 35 years of earnings.