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What is the maximum Social Security benefit in 2010?
In 2010, the maximum individual benefit is $2,346. This assumes the person retires at the full retirement age of 66, and has made the maximum FICA contribution every year since age 21, an unusual scenario.
The average monthly payment at the beginning of 2010 was $1,164.00.
The average monthly payment at the beginning of 2010 was $1,164.00.
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For the 2010 tax year, the answer depends on your age and whether you're drawing Social Security benefits for retirement or disability. Retirement If you've reached full ret…irement age (65 for people born prior to 1943; 66 for people born between 1943 and 1954), there is no limit to how much you can earn. In the year you reach full retirement age, you can earn $37,680 annually, but for every $3.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from your benefits until the month your reach full retirement age. If you are under full retirement age, you can earn $14,160 per year without incurring a penalty. For every $2.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from benefits. Disability People on disability can earn up to $1,000 per month ($12,000 per year) for most disabilities, or $1,640 per month ($19,680 per year) for anyone legally blind. Earning more than these limits would be considered engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), would trigger a continuing disability review, and likely result in an end to the person's disability status with Social Security. Any month a disabled person earns more than $720.00 is counted toward the nine-month trial work period, and may result in a continuing disability review (CDR).
Typically, a disabled worker may expect to receive $1,067 in disability payments every month. However, if the claimant has a spouse and a child, the average monthly social sec…urity benefits may increase up to $1,813. Monthly SSI benefits are lower and single beneficiaries may receive $674 monthly but for couples, the payment may increase to $1,011. In 2010, the maximum individual benefit is $2,346, which assumes 35 working years paying the maximum FICA contribution. A disabled person with a family can receive a maximum family benefit for a qualifying spouse and children of $4,222.80. These numbers are unrealistic for most people, however. In 2010, the average disability benefit is $1,065.90. The average payment for qualifying minor dependents is $317.10 each, terminating the month before the child turns 18 (or 19 if still in high school). Under certain circumstances, the spouse of a disabled individual may also collect a small monthly stipend, averaging about $286.70 per month. The family maximum is 150-180% of the disabled worker's benefit.
The maximum taxable portion is 85%, based on a single person earning $34,001 per year or more, or a couple earning $44,001 per year or more.
The 2010 cap is the same as in 2009, $106,800.00, at which point the Social Security amount withheld would be $6,621.60 (6.2%). There is no cap on the Medicare insurance con…tribution, so the 1.45% amount will continue to be withheld on all earnings, and will be matched by your employer at the 1.45% rate for a total 3.90% for the year.
The exact amount of your benefit is calculated based on the average of your 35 highest-earning years, which varies by individual. At age 62, you would receive 75% of the amoun…t that you would qualify to receive if you waited until your Full Retirement Age (66 if you were born between 1943 and 1954). The maximum retirement benefit is $2,346. This is based on a person retiring at age 66 in 2010, after making at least 35 years of maximum FICA contributions. At age 62, that person would receive $1,759.50 per month. The average monthly benefit for a retired worker is $1,164. At age 62, that benefit would be permanently reduced to $863.00 per month (not including periodic cost of living adjustments).
That depends on your year of birth. If you were born before 1943, the SSA considers full retirement age to be 65, and the earned income cap is lifted the month of your birthda…y. If you were born between 1943 and 1954, you will reach full retirement age at 66. In the year prior to your 66th birthday, the Annual Income Test remains at $14,160, with a benefit reduction of $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn over the limit. Your social security check will be withheld beginning in January of the next year until the entire overage is offset. If you retire this year, special rules apply to prevent retirees from being penalized for high income earned prior to their retirement date. Nothing you earn before filing for retirement will be counted toward the limit; however, you cannot earn more than $1,180 in each of the months following retirement the first year without incurring a penalty. In the year you reach full retirement age, you can earn $37,680 annually, but for every $3.00 over the limit, $1.00 is withheld from your benefits until the month your reach full retirement age. The income cap is lifted completely and permanently the month you reach full retirement age. Retirement and Earned Income Summary Retirement year No penalty for income earned before retirement Can earn $1,180 per month for remainder of first year, if taking early retirementCan earn $37,680 per year until birth month if you reach full retirement age during your retirement yearNo income cap and no penalty if you have already reached full retirement age Age 62 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 62 Age 63 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 63; Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 64 Apply the first-year rule if retiring at 64; Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 65 If born before 1943, no income limit If born between 1943 and 1954, apply first-year rule if retiring at 65Otherwise, $14,160 per year earned income cap Age 66 If born before 1943, no income limitIf born between 1943 and 1954, income cap of $37,680 until birth month No income limit after birth month Age 67 If born before 1955, no income limit Age 67 will gradually be phased in as full retirement age for people born in 1955 or later Age 68 and older No income limit
Social Security retirement benefits are calculated for each individual, based on his or her own earnings, assuming both parties worked and accumulated the minimum 40 credits e…ach to qualify. Spouses who were homemakers or disabled may draw against the working spouse's record, and typically receive 32.5 - 50% of the spouse's monthly benefit. In 2010, the maximum individual benefit is $2,346 (or $4,692 for a couple). This assumes the person retires in 2010 at age 66, and has made the maximum FICA contribution every year since age 21, an unusual scenario. The average monthly payment at the beginning of 2010 was $1,164.00. Benefits are calculated based on the number of years worked, your 35 highest income-earning years, and the age at which you retire, as well as the total amount of all benefits paid and the total number of people receiving benefits. It would be impossible for us to calculate this number for you, and also impossible to predict any changes in your income or made to government policy between now and when you retire. You can get a rough estimate of projected retirement income using the SSA benefits calculator, accessible via Sources and Related Links, below.
As early as age 62. You can find all kinds of information about this by going to the SSA.gov web site use the search box for When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits At Soc…ial Security, we're often asked, "What is the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?" The answer is that there is no one "best age" for everyone and, ultimately, it is your choice. You should make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based on your individual and family circumstances. We hope the following information will help you understand how Social Security can fit into your retirement decision. Click on the below Related Link
After "full retirement" age (currently 66 for people reaching retirement this year) there is no limit. I am 67 and still earning in the six figure range and get full social se…curity. People taking retirement at 62 can earn up to $14,640 without any reduction in their benefits; for income over that limit, benefits are reduced by $0.50 for every $1.00 earned. The ammount you lose is reduced on a sliding basis until at full retirement age there is no reduction.
Maximum Social Security Benefit 2007Social Security incomeSocial Security is based on a sliding scale depending on your income, how long you work and at what age you retire. S…ocial Security benefits can automatically increase each year based on increases in the Consumer Price Index. Including a spouse increases your Social Security benefits by 1.5 times your individual estimated benefit. Please note that this calculator assumes that you have only one working spouse. Benefits could be different if your spouse worked and earned a benefit higher than one half of your benefit. If you are a married couple, and both spouses work, you may need to run the calculation twice - once for each spouse and their respective income. This calculator provides only an estimate of your benefits. The calculations use the 2007 FICA income limit of $97,500 with an annual maximum Social Security benefit of $25,392 per year for a single person and 1.5 times this amount for a married couple. To receive the maximum benefit would require earning the maximum FICA salary for nearly your entire career. You would also need to begin receiving benefits at your full retirement age of 66 or 67 (depending on your birthdate). Your actual benefit may be lower or higher depending on your work history and the complete compensation rules used by Social Security.
For the year 2010, When you have one employer the amount of FICA (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance) for your social security would stop once your wages with th…e withheld social security amount reach 106800 and social security amount withheld would be 6621.60. You do NOT have any cap LIMIT on the MEDICARE insurance contribution amount so the 1.45% amount will continue to be withheld on your earnings over the above limit and will be matched by your employer at the 1.45% amount for a total 3.90% of all of your earned income for the year.
That information won't be available until 2018.