Estimates Under the 2022 Trustees Report
The table below shows estimated future cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and estimated future percentage increases in the national average wage index (AWI). These estimates are derived from the "intermediate" assumptions in the 2022 Trustees Report.
The AWI is used to index an individual's earnings through age 60 in the benefit calculation formula, and the COLA is used to increase benefits annually. The COLA shown for a year is effective for December of that year, but is payable in January of the following year.
a Actual amount, as determined under automatic-adjustment provisions.