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Old 01-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #21
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Newbie question here: what constitutes the "means" that might/probably will be tested? Don't want to start an argument about whether it will or won't be; just a likely definition please.
Body Mass Index. Or perhaps appearance scored in milliHelens. The national mean of the sum of the previous year's individual Social Security income and billed Medicare expenses, to winnow excess usage. Total intangible assets. Net intangible assets. Total taxable and tax exempt income including muni dividends and capital gains distributions.

I don't worry about it, and nobody else should, either. Save the worry for when something real appears. There are enough boogiemen in the world as is.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #22
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:55 PM   #23
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They do so through the "bend points" of calculating your PIA
Guess I'll have to google "bend points" and "PIA".

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Not worried but it's another little check in the Pro column for buying a second home.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:38 PM   #24
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I hope there will be a correction according to inflation to the amount of Modified Adjusted Gross Income before they start taxing 85% of the social security benefits. I think that amount of $34000 for an individual was put in in 1986, and, like AMT, have never been adjusted, for now over 25 years.

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