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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 ...

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Benefit Changes With Two Recent Rulings

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld several changes key to the state’s pension reforms passed since 2011, just a month after it also upheld the legality of increasing employee ...

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 ...

What You Need to Know About Social Security Changes in 2015

The New Year has ushered in a few tweaks to Social Security – including a COLA, an increase in the taxable earnings cap and more. What changes are coming? US News explains: Social ...
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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 ...

Bill In Congress Would Change Social Security in Three Big Ways

In Congress, an under-the-radar bill aims to make major changes to Social Security. The bill, Social Security 2100 Act, was introduced by Connecticut Rep. John Larson. If passed, here’s ...
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