Cost of Living Increase

In 2019, a 2.8% percent increase to Security (SSA) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will benefit more than 67 million Americans. The 2.8% percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Americans in January 2019. More than 8 million Americans will begin receiving the increased benefits on December 31, 2018.

Visit the Social Security Administration Website for further information at:


Visit the Medicare Website for information regarding 2019 changes to Medicare at:

Beneficiaries will receive communication through the EIV system, the mailed COLA Notice and

Annual Recertification’s that have been completed for January 2019 or February 2019 are not required to be corrected unless requested by the resident to allow for the Medicare expense.

See HUD Guidance: HH 4350.3 R1, C4, Paragraph 9-6

Veterans Administration

The 2.8% Percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase will be applied to the VA Disability Rates effective December 1, 2018.

Streamlining Rule

Visit the below link to find out more information about Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs.

Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Multifamily Housing Programs