Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2019

October 11, 2018

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

 

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today.

 

The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018

 

Another adjustment that will take effect in January will be that the earnings subject to Social Security tax will increase to $132,000.

 

Social Security and SSI beneficiaries are normally notified by mail in early December about their new benefit amount. This year, for the first time, most people who receive Social Security payments will be able to view their COLA notice online through their my Social Security account

 

For Social Security beneficiaries receiving Medicare, Social Security will not be able to compute their new benefit amount until after the Medicare premium amounts for 2019 are announced. Final 2019 benefit amounts will be communicated to beneficiaries in December through the mailed COLA notice and my Social Security Message Center.

 

For anybody that is receiving a Social Security Benefit this likely will impact you, even if you are undergoing a continuing disability review (CDR)

 

 

 

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