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COLA ACCUMULATION CHART

On February 14, 2019, the Board of Retirement approved the 2018 cost-of-living adjustment. The chart below reflects the COLA Accumulation percentages for all retiree groups as of April 2019. You can learn more about COLA here.

Retirement Dates Plan Maximum
Cost-of-Living Increase
CPI Change Accumulation
as of
April 2018
April 2019
Adjustment
Accumulation
as of
April 2019
Prior to 4/1/81 A 3.0% 3.0% 6.5% 0.0% 6.5%
4/1/81 – 3/31/82 A 3.0% 3.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5%
4/1/82 – 3/31/18 A 3.0% 3.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.5%
4/1/18 – 3/31/19 A 3.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
4/1/77 – 3/31/90 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 16.5% 1.0% 17.5%
4/1/90 – 3/31/91 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 13.9% 1.0% 14.9%
4/1/91 – 3/31/92 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 9.3% 1.0% 10.3%
4/1/92 – 3/31/00 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 8.7% 1.0% 9.7%
4/1/00 – 3/31/01 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 8.4% 1.0% 9.4%
4/1/01 – 3/31/02 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 6.7% 1.0% 7.7%
4/1/02 – 3/31/03 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 6.6% 1.0% 7.6%
4/1/03 – 3/31/05 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 4.9% 1.0% 5.9%
4/1/05 – 3/31/06 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 2.5% 1.0% 3.5%
4/1/06 – 3/31/18 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 1.5% 1.0% 2.5%
4/1/18 – 3/31/19 B, C, D 2.0% 3.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%
1/1/13 – 3/31/18 PEPRA Plans G and Safety C 2.0% 3.0% 1.5% 1.0% 2.5%
4/1/18 – 3/31/19 PEPRA Plans G and Safety C 2.0% 3.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%
6/4/02 – 3/31/03 E* 2.0% 3.0% 6.6% 1.0% 7.6%
4/1/03 – 3/31/05 E* 2.0% 3.0% 4.9% 1.0% 5.9%
4/1/05 – 3/31/06 E* 2.0% 3.0% 2.5% 1.0% 3.5%
4/1/06 – 3/31/18 E* 2.0% 3.0% 1.5% 1.0% 2.5%
4/1/18 – 3/31/19 E* 2.0% 3.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Date also applies to retiree’s survivor or beneficiary(ies) and/or alternate payee.

*Plan E COLA increases apply only to service credit earned on and after June 4, 2002, and any purchased Plan E Elective COLA. Plan E members who retired after June 4, 2002, will receive up to a 2.0 percent COLA increase. The portion of the 2.0 percent COLA is based upon a ratio of the months of service earned on and after June 4, 2002, plus any purchased Plan E Elective COLA, divided by the total months of service.

2/13/19