PRIMARY INSURANCE AMOUNT (PIA) - GENERAL |

700. |
Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) as Basic Figure |

AME OR AIME |

701. |
How are the Average Monthly Earnings (AME) or the Average Indexed
Monthly Earnings (AIME) computed? |

702. |
When is the usual computation formula used? |

COMPUTATION YEARS |

703. |
Computation Years Defined |

ELAPSED YEARS |

704. |
Elapsed Years Defined |

BASE YEARS |

705. |
What are base years? |

BENEFIT RATE COMPUTATIONS |

706. |
Determining the PIA |

OLD-START FORMULAS |

707. |
The Simplified Old-Start Formula |

708. |
When can the simplified old-start formula be used? |

709. |
Figuring the AME Under the Simplified Old-Start Formula |

710. |
How is the Primary Insurance Benefit (PIB) computed under the
simplified old-start formula? |

PERIOD OF DISABILITY EXCLUSION |

711. |
Are established periods of disability excluded when benefits
are computed? |

712. |
Figuring the PIA Under the 1990 Consolidated Methods |

713. |
What is included as “total earnings” when computing
the AME or AIME? |

MAXIMUM EARNINGS |

714. |
What are the maximum earnings that can be counted for any calendar
year for computing AME or AIME? |

715. |
Allocation of Self-Employment Income |

716. |
Elimination of the Minimum Benefit |

717. |
Special Minimum PIA |

718. |
Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) - Modified Benefit Formula
to Determine the PIA for Workers with Pensions from Non-covered
Employment |

719. |
Cost-of-Living Increases |

720. |
Delayed Retirement Credit |

721. |
Recomputation of the PIA |

722. |
The Automatic Recomputation |

REDUCED BENEFIT RATE |

723. |
Reduction of Benefit Rate |

724. |
Basic Reduction Formulas |

725. |
How does SSA compute the number of reduction months? |

726. |
Disability Insurance Benefit Reduced for Age |

727. |
How is the reduction amount computed? |

728. |
Adjustment of Reduction Factor at FRA |

729. |
Certificate of Election for Husband or Wife Between Ages 62
and FRA-Child “In Care” |

BENEFIT PAYMENTS |

730. |
Maximum Monthly Benefits Payable on One Earnings Record |

731. |
Adjustment of Individual Benefit Rates Because of Family Maximum |

732. |
How Adjustment for Family Maximum is Figured |

733. |
Entitlement to More Than One Social Security Benefit at the
Same Time |

734. |
Entitlement to Retirement or Disability Insurance Benefits
and Another Benefit |

735. |
What happens if a child is entitled to benefits on more than
one earnings record at the same time? |

736. |
When is a child automatically entitled on a second earnings
record? |

737. |
Family Maximum When Child is Entitled on More Than One Earnings
Record |

738. |
Rounding of Benefit Rates |

739. |
How to compute your benefits. |