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My medicare premium increased to 348 per month because of a one time capital gains.Will this increase be permanent or will it be reevaluated on my 2017 tax return? My spouse was also increased by the same amount..

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Washington state

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

You get a notice of your Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount every year from Social Security. If you are collecting social security, the information is repeated in your year end letter about the COLA and your benefits for the next year. The notice makes clear that the premium is based on the most recent tax return they have for you.

In other words, the increase is not permanent. If, for some reason, the premium amount is not reduced you can complete Form SSA-44 and bring it to your local Social Security office.

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

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Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can continue to assist you.

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