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Social Security Expert: emc011075, Tax Adviser replied 6 months ago
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There was a very small cost of living adjustment for 20117, 0.3% and 2% for 2018. However, in 2017 Medicare premiums increased which eliminated your 2017 increase but did not reduce your benefits beyond what you got in the year before. It is called Hold Harmless rule. It basically means that social security will not reduce your benefits, instead it will reduce your Medicare premium. The current Medicare premium (for most people) is $134. The 2018 COLA increase increased your benefits but also increased your Medicare premium if you were paying reduced rate because of Hold Harmless rule.

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Social Security Expert: emc011075, Tax Adviser replied 6 months ago

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It is like catch up provision. Your benefits goes up but until your medicare premium is $134, any increase in benefits will be offset by Medicare premium increase.

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