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SSA Pays 2.0 Percent COLA for 2018

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, a welcome change from very small cost of living adjustments (COLAs) in recent years. Read More


Tiny COLA

The annual Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits for this year is only 0.3%. Read More


SSA Pays Small COLA for 2014

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a modest 1.5% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2014. Read More


SSA Pays Small COLA for 2013

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a modest 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2013. Read More


COLA? What COLA?

Recipients in all of Social Security’s benefit programs, including retirement, disability and SSI, will be disappointed again in 2011 because of no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the second year in a row. Read More


Social Security Recipients Lose COLA Wars

Move over Coke and Pepsi. The COLA wars continue into 2010, and the big losers are recipients of benefits administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Of course we are talking about the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that SSA has added to its benefit programs for every year of the programs’ existence. Read More


No 2010 COLA Planned

And we are not talking about the tax on sugary soft drinks proposed by New York Governor Paterson as a method for closing the State’s budget gap. We are talking about that sacred cow, annual cost of living adjustments (COLA) in the Social Security programs linked historically to increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Read More


SSA Announces 2009 COLA

On October 16, 2008, SSA announced its cost of living adjustments (COLA) for benefits effective January 2009. It is largest annual increase (5.8%) since 1982, and is based on the annual change in the Consumer Price Index. Read More


SSA Announces 2008 Cost of Living Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the cost-of-living increase for Social Security benefits and for the SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) for 2008 will be 2.3%. Read More


SSA Announces 2008 Cost of Living Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the cost-of-living increase for Social Security benefits and for the SSI Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) for 2008 will be 2.3%. Read More