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Accumulation toward the 2015 FECA COLA

Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are applicable only in cases where death or disability occurred more than one year prior to the adjustment’s effective date.

Based on the Sept. 17 release of the August 2014 Consumer Price Index (CPI), the projected accumulation toward the 2015 FECA COLA was 2.1 percent.

The 2015 FECA COLA will be based on the increase in the CPI between December 2013 and December 2014, and it will become effective on March 1, 2015.