The chart below shows the percentage of COLA increase that retirees will receive based on their employer-contracted COLA provision percentage and their retirement year. Most state and all school agencies contract for a 2 percent COLA provision, while public agencies may contract for a 3, 4, or 5 percent COLA provision.
|COLA Provision||Year of Retirement||% COLA Increase Effective May 1, 2019|
|2% COLA Provision||2004 & Earlier||2%|
|3% COLA Provision||1979 & Earlier||3%|
|4% COLA Provision||1965||3.55%|
|5% COLA Provision||2017 & Earlier||2.44%|
For More Information
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