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Chained CPI Change Could Hit Veterans' Benefits

Cost-of-living increases will have an impact on more than just Social Security

A proposed formula to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security and other federal benefits — called the "chained CPI" (C-CPI) — would save money for the government, some budget experts say. But it would also take a disproportionate toll on one group — disabled veterans. … Back to Article

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Demystifying the COLA Cut Known as Chained CPI: AARP Executive VP and economist Debra Whitman explains why the chained CPI is a growing benefit cut that is most harmful for the oldest and poorest beneficiaries of Social Security.

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