Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

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Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by Ken0069 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:00 pm

Got a letter today from the Social Security Administration informing me that I would receive a 2% benefit increase starting in January. Then the itemized list of deductions below that showed that out of the $30.68 per month COLA increase I'll get I will only receive $1.60 after I pay the increased premiums for Medicare insurance and the Part D premiums?? WTF?? And that DOES NOT include the Medicare Part B premium that costs me another $139.84 monthly!

They based the COLA increase on 2% inflation that we had this year. This brings my total out of pocket on Medicare, Medicare part B and Medicare part D to over $293 per month! ](*,) Meanwhile that 2% inflation number keeps on eating away at my checking account balance, which on average has dropped over $1,000 in the last 6 months! :-({|=

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by GARY C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:33 pm

A guy posted his increased ins premium for 2018 and if I remember right it was going up 6000 for the year plus an increase in his deductible, I think it was for the family or at least I hope because his insurance all told for 2018 would be over $24,000.00... time to look for a second job if your forced to buy insurance.

Most people I know already had ins before Ocare and now several of them can no longer afford it.

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:40 pm

Ever thought of getting a job like the rest of us?

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by lefty o » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:44 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Ever thought of getting a job like the rest of us?
maybe he had a job got old and retired!

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm

lefty o wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:44 pm

maybe he had a job got old and retired!
Not a good enough one according to his bank account.... #-o

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by GARY C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm
lefty o wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:44 pm

maybe he had a job got old and retired!
Not a good enough one according to his bank account.... #-o
Regardless of how many dollars you have in the bank inflation reduces your bank account, that's basic economy!

Maybe you should get an education like the rest of us?

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:19 pm

GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 pm
Regardless of how many dollars you have in the bank inflation reduces your bank account, that's basic economy!
yes assuming you let your money sit in a standard checking account and do nothing productive with it.... #-o

doesn't sound like Ken is in a position to do anything money wise so he's stuck "living on the dole"

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by turbo2256b » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:29 pm

sAME CRAP AS THE LAST TIME SS had a increase. All went to medical increases. What would you expect as now its an entitlement/ ponzi scheme

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by GARY C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:19 pm
GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:58 pm
Regardless of how many dollars you have in the bank inflation reduces your bank account, that's basic economy!
yes assuming you let your money sit in a standard checking account and do nothing productive with it.... #-o

doesn't sound like Ken is in a position to do anything money wise so he's stuck "living on the dole"
You mean gambling?

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:57 pm

GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 pm
You mean gambling?
If by gambling you mean stock market, yes thats an option.

If you mean casino...I've never been a fan. I'd rather lose money "investing" in racecars! :lol:

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by GARY C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:00 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:57 pm
GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 pm
You mean gambling?
If by gambling you mean stock market, yes thats an option.

If you mean casino...I've never been a fan. I'd rather lose money "investing" in racecars! :lol:
Yes my time in the market taught me a lot...I'm with you on the casino, If I am going to be pulling a lever it will be a gear shift.

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by 1989TransAm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 pm

I have not got my Social Security letter yet. However I am sure it is the same as Ken's. For me though my other investments are increasing thanks to President Trump. =D>

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by GARY C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 pm
I have not got my Social Security letter yet. However I am sure it is the same as Ken's. For me though my other investments are increasing thanks to President Trump. =D>
Didn't it decline during the last admin or flat line?

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by sanfordandson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:37 pm

GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 pm
I have not got my Social Security letter yet. However I am sure it is the same as Ken's. For me though my other investments are increasing thanks to President Trump. =D>
Didn't it decline during the last admin or flat line?
https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/colaseries.html

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Re: Social Security Benefits Increase 2% For 2018??

Post by 1989TransAm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:07 pm

GARY C wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:51 pm
I have not got my Social Security letter yet. However I am sure it is the same as Ken's. For me though my other investments are increasing thanks to President Trump. =D>
Didn't it decline during the last admin or flat line?
It flatlined and maybe a decline early on. I just received my letter. Opening it up. Ok, I get a $10 a month raise. =D>

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