What cost-of-living adjustments have been granted?

Cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), if granted, become effective January 1 of each year.


COLAs are not guaranteed; however, once granted, they become a permanent part of your guaranteed lifetime pension.

The following table shows the COLAs granted since 1999.

Year Increase (%)
2018 1.5
2017 1.4
2016 1.2
2015 1.8
2014 0.9
2013 1.8
2012 1.83
2011 1.7
2010 0.0
2009 3.4
2008 2.5
2007 0.7
2006 3.4
2005 1.8
2004 2.2
2003 2.3
2002 2.6
2001 2.7
2000 2.6
1999 0.7