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Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

Automatic Increases

COLA Determination

COLA History

Social Security's general benefit increases have been based on cost-of-living increases since 1975. Such increases are called Cost-Of-Living Adjustments, or COLAs. A 2.3-percent COLA was determined on October 17, 2007. The next COLA will be announced on October 16, 2008.

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