COLA

  • COLA for retirees bouncing around

    If you’re a federal, postal, or military retiree, or you receive Social Security, it looks like you may be getting a modest cost-of-living adjustment starting in your January check.

  • Benefits cuts threaten hometown payrolls

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if it’s true that all politics is local, D.C. feds may get a major political assist from beyond-the-Beltway feds that could save their retirement plan.

  • COLA countdown at 1.6 percent

    Federal, military and Social Security retirees may be looking at a January cost-of-living adjustment of 1.6 percent, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

  • Trump’s COLA plan has future federal retirees sweating

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says current and future federal retirees would lose thousands of dollars in cost-of-living benefits if Congress goes along with the president’s plan to put them on a zero-COLA plan.

  • Will your grandkids know what a retirement plan is?

    If you’re a government worker or retiree, odds are you are dreading the day when your grandson or granddaughter asks you about the good old days, when folks had pensions.

  • House Republicans come out of political closet

    Nine bold House Republicans have challenged the White House plan to cut federal retirement benefits by $149 billion.

  • Price hike for your retirement package?

    Congress and the White House have a laser-focus on four major parts of the federal civil service retirement program. So which one is going to get the ax?

  • 100 House Democrats voice opposition to Trump’s proposed federal retirement cuts

    About 100 House Democrats wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), voicing their opposition over the president’s four major proposed changes to federal retirement. The administration included the proposals in the fiscal 2018 budget proposal and would have a significant impact on both current and future federal employees and retirees.

  • Cracking the retiree COLA code

    With four months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown, the increase is looking like 1.51 percent in Social Security, civil service and retired military pay benefits, but that’s not guaranteed and few people understand how the system works.

  • Will Wednesday be jackpot day for retirees?

    If you get Social Security, or civil service or military retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you may be on the road to the biggest inflation-catchup in years.