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Up until January 2016 my annual SS check was $2,138, in

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Up until January 2016 my annual SS check was $2,138, in January 2016 my SS Check was $1,873.20, a reduction of $264.80. Why was there a reduction of my benwefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

There might be several reasons - I just will mention some possibilities.

- an increase in income can result in higher Medicare Part B premiums 2 years after that year

- premiums for Medicare Part D (drugs plan) are also based on income and may rise.

- There are five Medicare premium brackets - see here

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10536.pdf

If you had a major life-changing event and your income has gone down, you may use this form to request a reduction in your income-related monthly adjustment amount.

https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-44.pdf