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2022 Cost of Living Adjustment COLA

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be a 5.9 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities, and the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA), effective Dec. 1, 2021,

With the COLA applied, the maximum amount of SSIA payable will be $346.

Retirees will see the change in their Dec. 30, 2021 payment. Annuitants will see the change in their Jan. 3, 2022 payment.

For details, see the Fiscal Year 2022 COLA Memorandum:

Page updated: Dec 15, 2021