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West Virginia Retirees To Rally at Capitol For Tax Exemption, COLA

The Coalition of Retired Public Employees (CORPE), a West Virginia retire advocacy group, is organizing a rally this week at the state’s capitol. The retirees have gripes with several ...

Louisiana Retirees Could See Extra 1.5 Percent Benefit Boost In 2015

Louisiana’s state pension systems have $300 million sitting in “reserve” accounts; the money is meant to fund future cost-of-living increases. But lawmakers have begun eyeing ...

Detroit Retirees Have Until Tuesday to Decide “Clawback” Repayment Plan As They Grapple With Benefit Cuts

By now, everyone knows about Detroit’s pension cuts – general city workers will be facing a 4.5 percent cut to their pension checks and the suspension of their cost-of-living adjustment. But ...
What Does Social Security’s 2015 COLA Actually Mean to Beneficiaries?

What Does Social Security’s 2015 COLA Actually Mean to Beneficiaries?

The New Year is bringing new money to Social Security recipients, who have received a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment. On its face, the adjustment doesn’t seem like much. Without ...
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A History of the Social Security COLA

Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2015. The COLA is designed to protect benefits against inflation – but that protection hasn’t ...

Decreased Pension Contribution Rates But No COLA For Arizona Public Workers in 2015

Starting in July, members of the Arizona State Retirement System will pay a smaller percentage of their paychecks toward the pension system. It’s the first contribution rate decrease ...
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