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SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home  Appendix VII to Subpart C of Part 404—"Old-Law" Contribution and Benefit Base

Explanation: We use these figures to determine the earnings needed for a year of coverage for years after 1978 (see §404.261 and appendix IV). This is the contribution and benefit base that would have been effective under the Social Security Act without the enactment of the 1977 amendments.
Year Amount
1979 $18,900
1980 20,400
1981 22,200
1982 24,300
1983 26,700
1984 28,200
1985 29,700
1986 31,500
1987 32,700
1988 33,600
1989 35,700
1990 38,100
1991 39,600
1992 41,400

[52 FR 8248, Mar. 17, 1987, as amended at 57 FR 44097, Sept. 24, 1992; 57 FR 45878, Oct. 5, 1992]

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