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Old 12-13-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Mine goes up a whopping $12 after increase in Medicare & drug plans.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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We are happy with our net SS increase and now looking forward to Pension COLA mid year 2019. Should make for a nice Bada Bing!
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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I would say, hypothetical today, 2 max SS checks at age 70 is $88K and above. So Iím sure thereís somebody out there.
Professional married couples in high COLA areas who both delayed SS til 70.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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My husband got the letter today. 2.8% increase, Medicare Part B is $135.50. Sweet, now the increase between SS and His FERS pension will pay for our cable/internet/phone bill.
Yes sweet, now imagine if you also had the same SS and FERS as many do. That's how you can get retired couples with high incomes and combined COLA's.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yes sweet, now imagine if you also had the same SS and FERS as many do. That's how you can get retired couples with high incomes and combined COLA's.
My husband has very tiny FERS pension. I assume those with big FERS pension and SS must be very happy. Banda ding as you would say.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Not SS but my military pension and VA disability both went up 2.8%
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