230.326; that’s the number that forms the base for any increase in Social Security benefits for 2015. Compare that number to the average CPI-W for the months of July, August and September 2015.
The CPI-W has increased slightly in the last two months. In March it was 232.560 and in April it was 233.443. For the month, the index rose 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. That’s an average of 233.001 which is 1.16% higher than the base.