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Text of SSA Announcement: No Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016
U.S. Social Security Administration [SSA]Link to more items from this source
[Official Guidance]
Oct. 15, 2015

"The Social Security Act provides for an automatic increase in Social Security and SSI benefits if there is an increase in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The period of consideration includes the third quarter of the last year a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was made to the third quarter of the current year. As determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was no increase in the CPI-W from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015. Therefore, under existing law, there can be no COLA in 2016."

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