Social Security

2018 Social Security COLA

Based on the average CPI-W for the first three months of 2017, the 2018 COLA would be 1%

Remember, the actual COLA calculation is based on the average CPI-W for July, August and September year over year.

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  1. The COLA has never kept up with price inflation. My military pension has gone up 60% since 1995. My mobile home lot rent up 86%. Food is up 100% to 150%. new car price up over 100%. gasoline up over 100% to 150% depending on where you live. The COLA does not measure the true inflation rate.

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    • Your military pension COLA uses the same formula as does Social Security so if it went up 60% so did Social Security benefits.

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      • I am not getting SS benefits yet, but my point is, the COLA never even comes close to covering the real increases in prices. The average retiree looses ground every year and with future increases in Medicare Premiums things are going to get even worse.

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