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Old 10-13-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Federal Retirees to Receive Biggest Cost-of-Living Bump Since 2012 - Pay & Benefits - GovExec.com

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Old 10-13-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I think this means the average Joe on SS will also get an increase. Correct??
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:03 AM
 
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we will get about 2% but the jury is still out on what medicare and a drug plan will be taking .
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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we will get about 2% but the jury is still out on what medicare and a drug plan will be taking .
Again 2% applied to what benefit amount makes a difference
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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$26 per month increase (for me) if there is not a Medicare increase

it's okay, but nothing special certainly

(I get the average amount monthly (the most common) of those on Social Security.)

I'm doing fine, so not complaining. I realize that many others very much need the increase and it should be more for those people.

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Old 10-14-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'll believe it when I see it.. SS widow benefits have NOT increase for past 3 years!!! Given present Lawmakers and confusions I rather doubt any benefits will trickle down to Survivors of WAR Veterans !! SS checks have been frozen for over 3 years and even when COL increases kicked in was minimal!! A few dollars a month BACK in the DAY!!

Meanwhile.. Corporate folks make off like bandits with multi-millions in "Bonus" funds based on hedge funds and bailouts they get.. It's a perk for FUNDING Lobbyists that FUND those Lawmakers.. Trump learned that lesson many decades ago!!

Guess I should be grateful that SS didn't CUT their payments?????? but instead maintained level Whooo Hooo Lucky me

Personally OP.. I don't believe for ONE minute that SS Benefits will increase BEYOND COL IF even that happens.. The top 1% and others will make sure the lowly workers ONLY get what THEY deserve YA know that 1% a year increase!! SMH!!
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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It looks like my military pension will go up about $29.60/month.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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That same link includes two articles that will wipe the smile off the faces of federal retirees:

House Proposal for Federal Employee Health Program Could Decimate Workers’ Benefits

House Proposal for Federal Employee Health Program Could Decimate Workers

House Approves Budget Plan that Would Cut Federal Employee Benefits

http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/...relatedstories
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