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

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Social Security Does Not Contribute to the Federal Debt

By law, Social Security does not contribute to the federal debt. The federal debt is a compilation of all annual deficits minus all annual surpluses. Consequently, Social Security does not add to the federal debt or deficit. Federal law makes this

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Social Security’s Services to Americans Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Alabama Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Alaska Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Arizona Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Arkansas Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to California Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Colorado Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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Social Security’s Services to Connecticut Residents Are under Threat

Millions of Americans rely on the world-class services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. In addition to administering the nation’s primary retirement, disability, and life insurance program, SSA oversees more than 1,000 field offices in all 50

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