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What are the Thresholds?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at

2502. What are the Thresholds?

The thresholds for 2008 are $164,000 for individuals with the tax filing status of Married filing jointly and $82,000 for all other tax filing statuses.

The Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) thresholds used for Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) determinations are tied to the consumer price index and will be published annually by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Last Revised: Feb. 1, 2008


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I am currently receiving SSDisability after teaching for 30 plus years. It was mandated that I receive Medicare part A benefits. When I called about part B I was advised that because I had insurance through my former employer I would not need to enroll. Now I am facing extenuating factors which are devastating. The insurance company my former employer now has is filing bankruptcy and as go June 1st of this year I will need to be enrolled in NY44, or Medicare MVP Gold. Unfortunately neither of these choices will accept me unless I have partB. I have been rejected because of the enrollment period elapsing. This is by no means my fault, as I was given erroneous information.

Please help me.

We're not familiar with those two plans, but there is a provision to sign up for Medicare Part A and or B during an 8-month Special Enrollment Period that starts the month after the employment ends or the group health plan insurance based on current employment ends, whichever happens first.


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