These provisions modify the OASDI contribution and benefit base
(taxable maximum). The OASDI contribution and benefit base serves the
following two purposes:
For the provisions listed below, we
provide estimates of the financial effect on the OASDI program over the
long-range period (the next 75 years) and for the 75th year. In
addition, we provide detailed single year tables.
- As a contribution base, it establishes the maximum annual amount
of covered earnings subject to OASDI payroll taxes.
- As a benefit base, it establishes the maximal amount of earnings
creditable for the purpose of benefit computation.
Tables and graphs are available
in two formats: HTML and Portable Document Format (PDF).
We recommend the PDF version for printing (requires
Adobe Acrobat Reader).
The year of the Trustees Report identifies the assumptions (intermediate)
used in the preparation of the estimates. Choose the type of estimates
(summary or detailed) from the list of provisions.