Cost of Living Adjustment Information for 2019

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Updates for local agencies, community-based organizations, and providers who provide assistance to members of Wisconsin's health and nutrition public assistance programs.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment Information for 2019

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will have a cost-of-living increase of 2.8 percent in 2019.

The cost-of-living increase is set by the federal government and will result in changes to the income levels, allowances, and deductions for members enrolled in Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled. The changes will be processed in December 2018 and impact February 2019 benefits.

For more information, see the Social Security Administration’s 2019 Social Security Changes fact sheet and the Cost-of-Living Adjustment Information for 2019 frequently asked questions. Information about specific income levels, allowance, and deductions can be found in the cost-of-living Operations Memo.