Federal Benefits and Social Security
Items of Interest
Social Security & Other Federal Benefits:
Mission: The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and Naples assists in obtaining information from the following federal agencies:
Social Security Announces a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2015
Social Security Announces a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2015. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015.
You can find details about the new COLA at www.socialsecurity.gov/cola
Medicare Part B premium will be $104.90, the same as it was in 2014. Further information about Medicare changes for 2015 is available at www.medicare.gov
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