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I don't know about military pensions, but the COLA for Social Security will be based on the growth in the CPI-W from the 3rd quarter of 2007 to the 3rd quarter of 2008. We're already about about 2/3 of the way there.
Both (benefits) are calculated the same way for the same period. The preceding LINK does not work as of when I posted this. "Sorry, the survey does not exist. If you need to contact someone about the program or its data, please send a message to the data questions e-mail address below or call the phone number below."
Vietnam Veteran, CW4 USA, Retired 1979
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