Automatic Determinations

COLA Determination

Consumer Price Index

Average Wage Index

Since 1975, Social Security's general benefit increases have been based on increases in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. We call such increases Cost-Of-Living Adjustments, or COLAs. Because there has been a decline in the Consumer Price Index, there will be no COLA payable in 2016.

Social Security program information

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program information

Other information