MILITARY RETIREES TO RECEIVE 2.8% INCREASE IN 2019 BENEFITS
The 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is set for a 2.8% increase based on the final CPI calculations for 3rd quarter inflation measurement period. This is the largest COLA increase since 2011 when it was 3.6%. Last years increase was 2%. COLA increases are based on the inflation measurement period of the 3rd quarter (July, August, and September) compared to the previous 3rd quarter.