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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) changes in 2017



Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at data and decides whether a benefit increase will be applied to keep up with inflation. How well that happens is debatable, but for many it certainly doesn’t seem realistic. The SSA recently announced the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment…

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No COLA for Social Security and its Impact on Some Unlucky Medicare Beneficiaries.



Good luck trying to convince those on fixed incomes there was no inflation in the past year. In 1975, Congress passed into law one of the most important provisions for the Social Security program. It authorized annual cost-of-living allowances, or COLAs, for Social Security benefit recipients based…

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