Description of Proposed Provision:
B3.16: For retired worker and disabled worker beneficiaries becoming initially eligible in January 2025 or later, phase in a new benefit formula (from 2025 to 2034). Replace the existing two primary insurance amount (PIA) bend points with three new bend points as follows: (1) 25% AWI/12 from 2 years prior to initial eligibility; (2) 100% AWI/12 from 2 years prior to initial eligibility; and (3) 125% AWI/12 from 2 years prior to initial eligibility. The new PIA factors are 95%, 27.5%, 5% and 2%. During the phase in, those becoming newly eligible for benefits will receive an increasing portion of their benefits based on the new formula, reaching 100% of the new formula in 2034.
Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions
of the 2018 Trustees Report