TN 4 (02-95)
Before the month a COLA becomes effective, the system usually generates a notice to
tell the recipient about the event and how much his/her SSI payments will be. If the
COLA will result in an increase in SSI payments, the system generates an SSA-L8151.
If the COLA will result in a decrease (usually the result of title II COLA coordination),
the system generates an SSA-L8155. If the COLA will result in the same amount of money
due, the system generates an SSA-L8166.
Issue a COLA notice manually when:
A recipient receives protected payments pending a decision on an appeal of a different
Some other systems limitation exists (e.g., force pay).