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5 million federal retirees depend on annual cost-of-living adjustments to help their modest pensions keep pace with inflation, while federal retirees under the newer Federal Employees Retirement System also count on the COLA increase for their Social Security checks.
The cost-of-living raises can be paid for out of the county's existing budget.
It added that the royal directives regarding the cost-of-living allowance and the minimum wages should be implemented in letter and spirit.
1924, "The Problem of the True Index of the Cost-of-Living," The Economic Bulleting of the Institute of Economic Conjuncture, Moscow, 9, 6471.
Paul Heyne, in The Economic Way of Thinking, however, goes to great length to draw a distinction between cost-of-living changes and inflation:
While Tokyo has topped the EIU cost-of-living list since 1991, the EIU put living expenses in Osaka-Kobe, second place in 2000, on par with Tokyo this year.
According to the Tax Court, the taxpayer failed to prove that the extra distribution was part of a permissible cost-of-living adjustment.
But the important question should not be whether it is possible to construct a perfect index, but rather whether techniques are available for creating a monthly cost-of-living index that would represent an improvement over the CPI as currently constructed.
That's because the commission's recommendations, which include ideas for creating a truer cost-of-living index, have significant budgetary implications.
a base salary increase program equal to the yearly increase in the external market or cost-of-living index;
Each year, all 3,700,000 military and federal civil service pensioners receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
The Canadian Paperworkers' Union will also be looking for a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) clause as protection against GST-induced inflation.