cost of living adjustment

Gerry Connolly

How lawmakers are looking to change the COLA for federal retirees

House lawmakers have reintroduced the Equal COLA Act, to equalize cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, and the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, to…

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For 2023, federal retirees will see largest COLA increase in over 40 years

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(AP Photo/Jenny Kane)This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo shows a Social Security card in Tigard, Ore.  Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo people watch as the sun sets from the Presidio in San Francisco. Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. Exactly how much will be revealed Wednesday morning after a Labor Department report on inflation during September, a data point used in the final calculation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

EXPLAINER: Why Social Security COLA will jump next year

Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for the year 2022

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FERS + COVID = retirement tsunami?

Have your career plans changed some, a lot or completely since the COVID pandemic? Has the retirement tsunami, first predicted in the 1990s, actually started?

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King-sized COLA coming — for some!

Currently, most feds in retirement left under the CSRS program so they get full COLAs. But the overwhelming majority of people working for Uncle Sam now are under the FERS program.

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