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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:22 PM

So for the last few years, the meager increase in my SSI Benefits has been gobbled

up by Medicare increases.

For 2009 and 2010, the SSI had no Cost of Living increase.

In 2011, the COLA was 3.6% and for 2012, the COLA was 1.7%.

Just thought I would put that out there.




COSI is a museum in Columbus and the name of a Bus line. Sorry about that confusion. It should have been COLA.

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Reply So for the last few years, the meager increase in my SSI Benefits has been gobbled (Original post)
WCGreen Dec 2012 OP
Skittles Dec 2012 #1
ananda Dec 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #3
Panasonic Dec 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #6
JimDandy Dec 2012 #4
notadmblnd Dec 2012 #7
WCGreen Dec 2012 #8
kickysnana Dec 2012 #9

Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:24 PM

1. sad thing is

you have it way better than future generations will

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:25 PM

2. That IS sad.

Sigh

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:26 PM

3. Remind me......COSI is???

Thanks!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:27 PM

5. COSI = cost of living increase

 

I'm not sure where that came from, but it's COLA, not COSI.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:27 PM

6. Ah, that's what I thought....

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:26 PM

4. It's like lapping waves that keeping eroding the sand under your feet.

And Obama is now the "Eroder in Chief".

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. This is the first year that SS has got in increase in 3 years

when I was getting survivors benefits there was an annual increase. It was between 35 and 50 a month per year. When the President too office the annual increases were frozen.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:28 PM

8. They weren't Frozen....

They were tied to Consumer Price Index and for 2009 and 2010, there was no increase.

At that same time, however, the money taken out to pay Medicare Premium usually disguise any changes in your SS check.

Last year the COLA was 3.6% and this year it is 1.7%.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:33 PM

9. The increase bumped me into another catagory so I lost $38 after health care.

Can I make them take back the raise and keep the $38 dollars?

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