H. R. 3572
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 15, 2009
Mr. Alexander introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To provide a cost-of-living increase for Social Security benefits for 2010 of 2.9 percent.
This Act may be cited as the
COLA Assistance Act of
Social Security cost-of-living increase of 2.9 percent for 2010
Notwithstanding any provision of section 215(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)) to the contrary—
for purposes of such section 215(i), the applicable increase percentage (as defined in section 215(i)(1)(C) of such Act) with respect to the base quarter (as defined in section 215(i)(1)(A)(i) of such Act) in 2009 shall be deemed to be 2.9 percent; and
for purposes of such section 215(i) (and any provision of law cross-referring to such section 215(i) or otherwise providing for increases based on increases occurring under such section 215(i)), the increase under section 215(i)(2)(A)(ii) of such Act resulting from the application of this section shall be deemed to be an increase under such section 215(i) and not a general benefit increase.