Tag: COLA

Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

By on March 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change the COLA formula for Social Security to pay higher benefits.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on February 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Hold Your Breath

The author says that while a couple of bills that would boost federal retirement benefits are welcome news, they are unlikely to become law.

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Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

Legislation has been reintroduced to equalize COLAs paid to federal retirees under FERS and CSRS.

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Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

New legislation promises to keep Social Security solvent for the rest of the century, but the author says the devil is in the details of the bill.

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Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

By on November 20, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

Recently introduced legislation has the potential to increase the size of COLAs paid to some federal retirees.

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Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

By on November 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

Most military retirees will see a pay increase next year thanks to a cost of living adjustment.

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How Does the Annual COLA Affect FERS Transferees?

By on October 31, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How Does the Annual COLA Affect FERS Transferees?

I am a FERS Transferee. How does the cost of living adjustment (COLA) affect my annuity payment?

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When Will the COLA Increase Appear in My Annuity Check?

By on October 19, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
When Will the COLA Increase Appear in My Annuity Check?

I am a federal retiree. When will I see the annual COLA increase in my annuity payments?

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How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

By on October 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
How is the Annual COLA Different from an Annual Pay Raise?

Feedback we get indicates there is confusion about differences between the annual COLA and pay raise (understandably so). The author explains the differences.

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