Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security’s COLA

In October 2016, Social Security’s annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 will be calculated, and Social Security beneficiaries will learn by what percentage their monthly benefits will be adjusted in the coming year to offset the effects of inflation. Social … Continue reading

Shifting More Medicare Costs to Seniors is an Indirect Social Security Cut

Currently, some in Washington are considering several proposals that would increase out-of-pocket health-care costs for Medicare beneficiaries. The vast majority of these beneficiaries – 42.1 million seniors, and 8.5 million people with disabilities – receive Social Security benefits and live on modest, fixed incomes. … Continue reading