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Provisions Affecting Cost of Living Adjustment

Updated May 3, 2006  

Introduction

An annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) applies to benefits after initial eligibility. For the provisions listed below, we provide estimates of the financial effect on the OASDI program over the long-range period (the next 75 years) and for the 75th year. In addition, we provide detailed single year tables.

Tables and graphs are available in two formats: HTML and Portable Document Format (PDF). We recommend the PDF version for printing (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

The year of the Trustees Report identifies the assumptions (intermediate) used in the preparation of the estimates. Choose the type of estimates (summary or detailed) from the list of provisions.

Number Table and graph selection
A1 Beginning in December 2006, reduce the annual COLA by 1 percentage point. (2005 Trustees Report)
Summary measures and graphs   (PDF Version)
Detailed Single Year Tables   (PDF Version)
A2 Beginning in December 2006, reduce the annual COLA by 0.5 percentage point. (2005 Trustees Report)
Summary measures and graphs   (PDF Version)
Detailed Single Year Tables   (PDF Version)
A3 Beginning in December 2006, use the "superlative" (or "chained") CPI for COLAs, estimated to reduce the COLA by 0.22 percentage point. (2005 Trustees Report)
Summary measures and graphs   (PDF Version)
Detailed Single Year Tables   (PDF Version)

Above provisions
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