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Does anyone know if SS is getting a raise for 2013?

Started 1349298018.583 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1349308388.8 by Rainbows and Roses

Humana is going up in our area about $6. I wonderful if people on SS or disability will have any raise for 2013. I also don't know why they wait so long to tell us. They should know by now.

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adelle381349298464.2977331 PostsRegistered 12/22/2007

The latest prediction is about 1.3% cola but it should be announced later this month. Insurance rates do not factor into the cola calculations.

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cindychats1349298477.33317559 PostsRegistered 6/2/2008

I don't know.

Marp1349298916.16713480 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Western NC

R&R,

I received a call a few minutes ago advising that my Humana premium is going up $3 a month for next year with no other changes in benefits. I can happily live with that.

I think it is around October 15th or 16th that the announcement will be made about any increase in SS.

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299164.18718328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

Thank you all. What is 3% on $1,000?

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299188.3618328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

What is 1.3% on a $1,000?

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biancardi1349299221.43345402 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005
On 10/3/2012 Rainbows and Roses said:

Thank you all. What is 3% on $1,000?

30 dollars.

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299223.92718328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

Would that be $10.30

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TN halfback1349299228.4472685 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008
On 10/3/2012 adelle38 said:

The latest prediction is about 1.3% cola but it should be announced later this month. Insurance rates do not factor into the cola calculations.

What to do with all that extra money...????? I've often wondered who comes up with the percentage but whoever it is has not been in a grocery store!

biancardi1349299246.345402 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005
On 10/3/2012 Rainbows and Roses said:

What is 1.3% on a $1,000?

13 dollars

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299321.02718328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011
On 10/3/2012 Marp said:

R&R,

I received a call a few minutes ago advising that my Humana premium is going up $3 a month for next year with no other changes in benefits. I can happily live with that.

I think it is around October 15th or 16th that the announcement will be made about any increase in SS.

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In our state our Humana is almost the highest.

"Crying is for plain women, Pretty women go shopping." Oscar Wilde

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299351.8318328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011
On 10/3/2012 biancardi said:
On 10/3/2012 Rainbows and Roses said:

What is 1.3% on a $1,000?

13 dollars


Thank you.........that will cover Humana I guess.

"Crying is for plain women, Pretty women go shopping." Oscar Wilde

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy." YSL

rambocat1349299397.0773964 PostsRegistered 1/16/2008

I also receive VA benefits and Congress is looking at 1.9% for VA benefits Still needs to be passed by the Senate. Usually SS & VA COLA's are close to the same amount.

what a long strange trip it's been

Rainbows a­nd Roses1349299408.26718328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011
On 10/3/2012 TN halfback said:
On 10/3/2012 adelle38 said:

The latest prediction is about 1.3% cola but it should be announced later this month. Insurance rates do not factor into the cola calculations.

What to do with all that extra money...????? I've often wondered who comes up with the percentage but whoever it is has not been in a grocery store!


I don't know but I will have $7 to do something with. I am still blessed. Thank you Lord.

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"Crying is for plain women, Pretty women go shopping." Oscar Wilde

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy." YSL

millieshops1349300743.0514209 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

In July, an AARP memo estimated a raise of 1.8%. The COLA that determines Social Security raises has to include the third quarter of 2012. so it's always been mid-October before we get an actual figure from the SSA. It will be less than last year- and the President, no matter who, doesn't set the amount.

happy hous­ewife1349301432.70728095 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

If it goes up 1.3% I'll get just over $20 - fine with me.

ShowMe1349305601.2139562 PostsRegistered 9/6/2010Missouri

Don't forget....when SS increases, so does your Medicare. That't usually a given.

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Rainbows a­nd Roses1349308388.818328 PostsRegistered 6/4/2011

Maybe they will freeze the medicare for 2013.......yet maybe it will only go up $2

"Crying is for plain women, Pretty women go shopping." Oscar Wilde

"The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy." YSL

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