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Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security Beneficiaries

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Document date: October 15, 2010
Released online: October 15, 2010

Based on low inflation data for fiscal 2010, Social Security beneficiaries won't receive a cost-of-living adjustment for 2011. Rudolph G. Penner, an institute fellow and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, explains how the Bureau of Labor Statistics measures inflation, the shortcomings of that index, and what alternative measures are out there.


 

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Topics/Tags: | Retirement and Older Americans


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