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COLA ACCUMULATION CHART

On February 15, 2018, 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 2018. You can learn more about COLA here.

Retirement Dates Plan Maximum
Cost–of-Living Increase
CPI Change Accumulation
as of
April 2017
April 2018
Adjustment
Accumulation
as of
April 2018
Prior to 4/1/81 A 3.0% 3.5% 6.0% 0.5% 6.5%
4/1/81 – 3/31/82 A 3.0% 3.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
4/1/82 – 3/31/18 A 3.0% 3.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
4/1/77 – 3/31/90 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 15.0% 1.5% 16.5%
4/1/90 – 3/31/91 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 12.4% 1.5% 13.9%
4/1/91 – 3/31/92 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 7.8% 1.5% 9.3%
4/1/92 – 3/31/00 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 7.2% 1.5% 8.7%
4/1/00 – 3/31/01 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 6.9% 1.5% 8.4%
4/1/01 – 3/31/02 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 5.2% 1.5% 6.7%
4/1/02 – 3/31/03 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 5.1% 1.5% 6.6%
4/1/03 – 3/31/05 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 3.4% 1.5% 4.9%
4/1/05 – 3/31/06 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.5%
4/1/06 – 3/31/18 B, C, D 2.0% 3.5% 0.0% 1.5% 1.5%
1/1/13 – 3/31/18 PEPRA Plans G and Safety C 2.0% 3.5% 0.0% 1.5% 1.5%
6/4/02 – 3/31/03 E* 2.0% 3.5% 5.1% 1.5% 6.6%
4/1/03 – 3/31/05 E* 2.0% 3.5% 3.4% 1.5% 4.9%
4/1/05 – 3/31/06 E* 2.0% 3.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.5%
4/1/06 – 3/31/18 E* 2.0% 3.5% 0.0% 1.5% 1.5%

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.

2/15/18