These materials are intended to support your outreach efforts for the online COLA notices. Starting December 2018, Social Security will post the Social Security COLA notices online for retirement, survivors, and disability beneficiaries with a my Social Security account. The COLA announcement usually occurs in October, but final benefit amounts won’t be calculated and available until December, when we send COLA notices that contain the benefit amount for the next calendar year.
These COLA notices will now be available to view and save via the Message Center inside my Social Security. In the future, they will be able to choose whether they want to receive their notice online instead of on paper. At this time, online notices will not be available to representative payees, individuals with foreign mailing addresses, or those who pay higher Medicare premiums due to their income.