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Monday, October 15, 2018

Retirees, Disabled Vets Get Biggest Raise in 7 Years for 2019

Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from theDepartment of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees, and social security recipients will see a 2.8 percent pay raise in their monthly checks in 2019.

It is the biggest Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) increase in seven years, equaling as much as $369 a month for those at the top of the retirement paycharts.

Each year military retirement pay, Survivor Benefit Plan Annuities, VA Compensation and Pensions, and Social Security benefits are adjusted for the rate of inflation.
Retirement Pay Increase

Thanks to the increase, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will go up by $67 a month, while an O-5 with the same time in uniform will see a $126 monthly increase.

Retirees who entered military service on or after Aug. 1, 1986 and opted in for the Career Status Bonus (CSB/Redux retirement plan), have any COLA increases reduced by 1 percent, so they will see a 2019 increase of 1.8 percent or $42 monthly for an E-7 with 20 years of service, or $81 each month for an O-5 with 20 years of service.



Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS Trump that other anti american obama would have Never done this.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't other Presidents keep up with the cost of living instead of supporting other countries and lining their pockets. Thank you President Trump.

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Anonymous said...

Thank You Trump. Hogan is taking it away by taking away some of our Health Benefits and making us purchase the same coverage on our own.

Anonymous said...

Eventually someone will need to pay down that $21T (TRILLION) dollar debt. But until then - WOOOOOOO HOOOO!!!

Party on Garth!
Party on Wayne!!