## Summary Measures and Graphs

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

A4: Starting December 2026, compute the COLA using a chained version of the consumer price index for wage and salary workers (CPI-W). We estimate this new computation will reduce the annual COLA by about 0.3 percentage point, on average. The new COLA will not apply to DI benefits. It will apply to OASI benefits, except for those of formerly disabled-workers who converted to retired-worker status.

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

A4: Starting December 2026, compute the COLA using a chained version of the consumer price index for wage and salary workers (CPI-W). We estimate this new computation will reduce the annual COLA by about 0.3 percentage point, on average. The new COLA will not apply to DI benefits. It will apply to OASI benefits, except for those of formerly disabled-workers who converted to retired-worker status.

*Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2023 Trustees Report*

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Current law [percent of payroll] |
Change from current law [percent of payroll] |
Shortfall eliminated | |||||

Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
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-3.61 | -4.35 | 0.48 | 0.63 | 13% | 14% |