Proposed Provision: Reduce the number of computation years (increase dropout years) for parents having a child in care under the age of 6. The parent must have no earnings (covered or non-covered) for the year to be eligible for the credit. Only one parent can claim the childcare added dropout year for a given earnings year. Each parent can earn at most 2 dropout years per child, and a maximum of 5 dropout years in total. The years designated as childcare years do not have to be the years that could otherwise be included in the computation of the average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). The provision would be effective for all benefits payable for entitlement in January 2018 and later (without regard for when the beneficiary became initially eligible).

OASDI Cost Rates and Income Rates
(as a percentage of taxable payroll)

  Income Rates Cost Rates
Year Present Law Provision Present Law Provision
201612.912.914.014.0
201712.912.913.713.7
201813.013.013.913.9
201913.013.014.014.0
202013.013.014.114.2
202113.013.014.314.3
202213.013.014.514.5
202313.113.114.814.8
202413.113.115.015.1
202513.113.115.315.3
202613.113.115.515.5
202713.113.115.615.7
202813.213.215.815.9
202913.213.216.016.0
203013.213.216.116.2
203113.213.216.216.3
203213.213.216.316.4
203313.213.216.416.5
203413.213.216.516.5
203513.213.216.516.5
203613.213.216.616.6
203713.213.216.616.7
203813.213.216.616.7
203913.213.216.616.7
204013.213.216.616.6
204113.213.216.616.6
204213.213.216.516.6
204313.213.216.516.6
204413.213.216.516.5
204513.213.216.416.5
204613.213.216.416.5
204713.213.216.416.5
204813.213.216.416.4
204913.213.216.416.4
205013.213.216.416.4
205113.213.216.416.4
205213.213.216.416.4
205313.213.216.416.4
205413.213.216.416.5
205513.213.216.516.5
205613.213.216.516.6
205713.313.316.616.6
205813.313.316.616.7
205913.313.316.716.7
206013.313.316.716.8
206113.313.316.816.8
206213.313.316.816.9
206313.313.316.916.9
206413.313.316.917.0
206513.313.317.017.0
206613.313.317.017.1
206713.313.317.117.1
206813.313.317.117.2
206913.313.317.217.2
207013.313.317.217.3
207113.313.317.317.3
207213.313.317.317.4
207313.313.317.317.4
207413.313.317.417.4
207513.313.317.417.4
207613.313.317.417.5
207713.313.317.417.5
207813.313.317.417.5
207913.313.317.417.5
208013.313.317.417.5
208113.313.317.417.5
208213.313.317.417.5
208313.313.317.417.5
208413.313.317.417.5
208513.313.317.517.5
208613.313.317.517.6
208713.313.317.517.6
208813.313.317.617.6
208913.313.317.617.7
209013.313.317.717.7
209113.313.317.717.8
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