University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) and UC-PERS Plus 5 Plan benefit recipients will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly income effective July 1, 2018. The increase will appear in checks paid at the end of July.

The 2018 COLA is based on the average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measured February 2017 to February 2018 for the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas.

The July 1, 2018, COLA rates for UCRP and UC-PERS Plus 5 benefit recipients, including those receiving survivor and UCRP disability income, will be as follows:

Retirement Date COLA
On or before July 1, 2007 2.00%
July 2, 2007 – July 1, 2008 2.30%
July 2, 2008 – July 1, 2017 2.00%

UCRP benefit recipients are eligible to receive a COLA after receiving benefits for at least one year. Therefore, members whose retirement or disability date is after July 1, 2017, are not yet eligible to receive a COLA.