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The Simplified Old-Start Formula
707.1 What is the simplified old-start formula?
The simplified old-start formula is used to figure the AME and the Primary Insurance Benefit (PIB). It is used if an individual meets the requirements for its use and if it produces a higher PIA than the AME or AIME formula.
707.2 How is the simplified old-start formula used?
Under the simplified old-start formula, your earnings for 1937 through 1950 are considered a single total amount. This total amount is allocated equally to each of those years (1937-1950). These years are used along with years after 1950 to determine your average earnings.
This formula considers computation and elapsed years in the usual way (§§703-704) except that years are counted from after 1936 instead of after 1950. Base years, however, are determined differently as explained in §705.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- Figuring the AME Under the Simplified Old-Start Formula
- Computation Years Defined
- Figuring the PIA Under the 1990 Consolidated Methods
- How are the Average Monthly Earnings (AME) or the Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME) computed?
- How is the Primary Insurance Benefit (PIB) computed under the simplified old-start formula?
- When can the simplified old-start formula be used?
- The Automatic Recomputation
- Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) - Modified Benefit Formula to Determine the PIA for Workers with Pensions from Non-covered Employment
- Elapsed Years Defined
- Determining the PIA
- What are base years?
- Special Minimum PIA
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