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2014-02-17 23:00:20

Based on the government’s most recent inflation data over the past 12 months, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security payments in 2015. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 More than 62.5 million seniors, as well as recipients of other federal benefits, may be at high risk of not receiving any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next year, according to a new forecast from The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a nonpartisan seniors organization. “Based on the...

2013-12-31 16:21:06

Changes taking place will increase troop pay and impact allowances in some areas MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com released their 2014 pay charts and updated allowance information today, giving servicemembers the ability to accurately predict what their pay, cost of living increase and housing allowances will be in the coming year. "Military pay can be confusing to calculate. Pay is augmented by certain allowances for housing, regional cost of living...

2013-12-10 23:32:54

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine, a full-color print publication that helps individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest with timely and topical articles, advice, insights and tips, has published a must-read new article for Social Security Disability (SSD) beneficiaries on the cost of living adjustment (COLA) that will come into effect in 2014. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Editorial Board of Living with a...

2013-08-19 23:19:46

A widely-debated deficit reduction proposal that would switch to the more slowly-growing “chained” CPI to determine COLAs would have far greater impact than Social Security cuts alone if applied government-wide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Most seniors are aware of the impact of the consumer price index (CPI) on their cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). But a widely-debated deficit reduction proposal that would switch to the more slowly-growing “chained” CPI to...

2013-07-30 23:00:17

More than 62.6 million people who collect Social Security or benefits from other federal programs aren’t likely to see much growth in their payments next year. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 More than 62.6 million people who collect Social Security or benefits from other federal programs aren’t likely to see much growth in their payments next year. According to recent consumer price index (CPI) data through June, cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) will stay pretty flat. Based...

2013-05-15 23:00:19

Seniors have lost almost one-third of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs, released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Seniors have lost almost one-third of their buying power since 2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs, released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). TSCL is one of the nation´s largest nonpartisan senior advocacy groups. In most years, seniors receive a small...

2013-02-20 23:03:46

WT Cox can now provide libraries the Cost Of Living Index (COLI) in a variety of formats. Shallotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 WT Cox Information Services announces its partnership with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), a membership organization that promotes excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and to foster learning about regional economic analytic methods. The Cost of Living...

2011-11-16 09:29:00

Cost of Living Adjustments for Social Security Beneficiaries Would Accurately Reflect Higher Heath Care and Every Day Costs PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today strongly endorsed legislation by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) that would adopt a much more accurate consumer price index for elderly consumers (CPI-E). Developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this index would base its calculation on a market...

2011-10-19 09:18:00

Increase Woefully Insufficient; Seniors Have Lost Almost One-Third of Their Buying Power Since 2000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Social Security Administration announced this morning that seniors will receive a 3.6 percent increase in their checks beginning in January 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) That increase represents the first time seniors will see a bump in their checks in three years. For the past two years,...

2011-07-08 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, RetireSafe President Thair Phillips called proposed efforts to establish a "chained" consumer price index (CPI) as the standard used to determine annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), "an unfair tax on older Americans." "With President Obama and a number of the Congressional Leaders apparently poised to again attack Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to gain a debt deal, it's time for seniors to...