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the government figures cost of living adjustments, known as COLA's. These adjustments determine the amount of Social Security, veterans and federal pension benefits each recipient will receive. Today, a Congressional advisory commission is expected to recommend re-calculating the formula for COLA's. The change could save the federal government billions of dollars between now and the year 2002.



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