Three Things Your Should Know About COLA


Each year, NYCERS makes an annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) to the retirement allowance of eligible retirees. Here are three things you should know about COLA:

  • COLA is an annual adjustment to your retirement allowance based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  • If eligible, your 2022 COLA payment is 3.0% of your Annual Maximum Retirement Allowance (AMRA) or $18,000, whichever is less.
  • See COLA Fact Sheet #707 for a list of eligible retirees who will receive COLA.

If you’re eligible to receive COLA, it will be reflected in your September 30, 2022 pension payment.

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