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39. When do I receive my COLA?

The timing of your first COLA after retirement depends on your date of retirement. If you retired or retire on or after August 1, 2022, your first COLA will be paid 30 months after your retirement date, and then annually thereafter.  If you retired on or before July 1, 2022, you received your first COLA on the first July 1 or January 1 that occurred at least nine months after your retirement date.  You will continue to receive a COLA every year, on the anniversary of your first COLA.