After the first quarter of 2022, the second quarter for the 2023 COLA adjustment period, the quarterly average has increased by 4.1%. 

How it Works

The 2023 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2022 over the 2021 third quarter average. 

Past CSRS COLA Adjustments

 

Year  CSRS COLA 

2022 

5.9% 

2021 

1.3% 

2020 

1.6% 

2019 

2.8% 

2018 

2.0% 

2017 

0.3% 

2016 

0.0% 

2015 

1.7% 

2104 

1.5% 

2013 

1.7% 

2012 

3.6% 

2011 

0% 

2010 

0% 

2009 

5.8% 

2008 

2.3% 

2007 

3.3% 

2006 

4.1% 

2005 

2.7% 

2004 

2.1% 

2003 

1.4% 

2002 

2.6% 

2001 

3.5% 

2000 

2.4% 

1999 

1.3% 

1998 

2.1% 

1997 

2.9% 

1996 

2.6% 

1995 

2.8%