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2019 Cost of Living Adjustment

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be a 2.8 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities, and the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA), effective December 1, 2018.

With the COLA applied, the maximum amount of SSIA payable will be $318.

Retirees will see the change in their December 31, 2018 payment and annuitants in their January 2, 2019 payment.