NCOA: SNAP cost-of-living adjustments go into effect next month

The Food and Nutrition Service recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Effective Oct. 1, maximum allotments will increase for 48 states, D.C., Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Shelter cap values and minimum standard deductions will also see slight … Continue reading

Social Security Administration: Social Security Announces 1.5 Percent Benefit Increase for 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 57 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014.  Increased payments to more than 8 million … Continue reading

NCPSSM: CPI Talking Points

Cecilia Hernandez(L) and Esperanza Morazan sit together for lunch in the main room at the Adult Day Health Care Center in San Francisco CA Thursday June 28th, 2012. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle / SF

DO NOT REDUCE THE COLA Policymakers are considering proposals to revise the current method of calculating the annual cost-of-living (COLA)  adjustment for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, military retirement, veterans, and federal civilian benefits. Proposals to substitute a “chained CPI” calculation for the current index are inaccurately characterized as a “technical adjustment”. These proposals will substantially reduce the … Continue reading

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