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From Chuck Weber, your Veteran Service Officer...


Each year the federal government reviews increases in the cost of living by looking at changes in the consumer price index.  An increase for Social Security is protected by law, but an increase for veterans’ benefits is not fixed by law and has to be approved each year.


GOOD NEWS – The anticipated COLA increase for Social Security is expected to be between 6.0% and 6.1%.  MORE GOOD NEWS – the Congress has included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a provision that veterans’ benefits COLA will equal Social Security COLA.


These increases will be finalized and approved later in October and will take effect with payments made starting in December.


This will help take a bite out of inflation.



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