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Will I Be Eligible For The COLA Raise?

I'm turning 65 in May 2023, but I'm planning to retire in January 2023. Will I be eligible for the COLA raise?
What about if I wait till 65, will the COLA raise still apply in addition to the amount I'm suppose to get?

Hi. Yes. All Social Security cost of living (COLA) increases that occur after a person turns age 62 are added to their Social Security retirement benefit rate regardless of when they apply for benefits.

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Best, Jerry

Sep 19 2022 - 5:19pm
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