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Chained CPI Hits Social Security Through Taxation of Benefits

By on May 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Chained CPI Hits Social Security Through Taxation of Benefits

The tax reform bill includes a technical change with the potential to cut into Social Security payments for future seniors.

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A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

By on January 14, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

The chained CPI has been incorporated into the federal tax system. What does this mean, and will it have an impact on the COLA calculations for federal retirees?

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Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

By on August 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

By on June 19, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Annual COLA Inching Toward 2% for January 2018

The COLA increase for 2018 is edging higher. Here is an outlook for the 2018 COLA and proposals that could impact your current and future federal retirement.

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Are There Any Proposed Cuts to Benefits of Retired Federal Employees?

By on January 23, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Are There Any Proposed Cuts to Benefits of Retired Federal Employees?

I am a federal employee who is already retired under CSRS. Are there any proposals for retirement changes that would impact those of us who have already left federal service?

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Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

By on January 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

Changes are likely to occur in the federal retirement program. Here are some probable proposals that would impact current and future federal retirees.

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Legislation Introduced to Apply the Chained CPI to Social Security COLA

By on December 11, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Apply the Chained CPI to Social Security COLA

Legislation has been introduced that would make sweeping reforms to Social Security. The author says it would make cuts to the program that would potentially harm older Americans.

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What is the Chained CPI and How Would It Impact Your Retirement?

By on October 26, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What is the Chained CPI and How Would It Impact Your Retirement?

What is the chained CPI and how would it impact the federal workforce if a new legislative proposal were adopted?

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Sanders: No Chained CPI to Appear in Obama Budget

By on January 16, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Friday that the chained CPI will not be a part of President Obama’s next budget.

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The Real Cost of the Chained CPI

By on February 20, 2014 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author says that the chained CPI which the president recently dropped from his budget proposal would actually have been a good thing because of its potential to help with reducing the national debt. He notes that the actual cost to federal retirees from the chained CPI would have been less than the cost of a pizza each month and illustrates its financial impact for federal pensioners.

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