cost-of-living adjustment


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cost-of-liv·ing adjustment

(kôst′əv-lĭv′ĭng)
n. Abbr. COLA
An adjustment made in wages that corresponds with a change in the cost of living.
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today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that federal retirees and Social Security recipients will see no cost-of-living adjustment in January:
5% cost-of-living adjustment, 2% would be retroactive.
For the 2011-12 school year, teachers will receive contractual salary step increases and a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment.
The timing would be terrible: A vote would come next year, the first in which Social Security beneficiaries will receive no cost-of-living adjustment since automatic increases began in 1975.
The government has announced that Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2010.
President Miles LaRowe said changes are needed in the formula's cost-of-living adjustment, among other areas.
4 million provided for a cost-of-living adjustment will fund a 2.
The second track would involve the establishment of an independent national commission to set annual cost-of-living adjustment factors for federal receipt and outlay programs.
The cost-of-living adjustment provision will generate quarterly payments equal to 1 cent an hour for each 0.
7% cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirees and Social Security recipients in January:
For the first time in more than 30 years, seniors and disabled workers on Social Security will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment next year.
Only the minimal yearly "token" cost-of-living adjustment increase is all I can recall.