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What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

By on May 3, 2016 in Retirement with 120 Comments
What is Worse Than No COLA? A Small COLA

What are the prospects for a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2017 and what are the implications for federal retirees? The author looks at the current situation.

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Will the Petition to Repeal GPO, WEP Get a Response from the White House?

By on March 22, 2016 in Current Events with 59 Comments
Will the Petition to Repeal GPO, WEP Get a Response from the White House?

A petition started last month asked the White House to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset. As the petition’s deadline draws near, how likely is it that it will get a response from the White House? While those in favor of repealing these measures may not like the answer, a recent House hearing may still offer some hope.

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Petition Asks White House to Eliminate GPO and WEP

By on February 26, 2016 in Current Events with 312 Comments
Petition Asks White House to Eliminate GPO and WEP

A petition that was recently started on the White House’s We the People petition website is asking the government to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset provisions.

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Will I Get Both My Social Security and Federal Annuity COLAs?

By on November 26, 2013 in Retirement with 29 Comments

Several readers have asked if they will have a COLA applied to their retirement annuity and to Social Security. Readers have also asked about the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. This information may be helpful in understanding these complex topics.

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