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Social Security checks to increase 2.8 percent in 2019

8 days ago   |   By The Morning Call

Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month. After a period of low inflation, the increase for 2019 is the highest in 7 years. The cost-of-living...
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Uptick in Social Security checks for 2019 as inflation rises

8 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 per cent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month.
After a period of low inflation, the increase for 2019 is the highest in 7 years.
The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects household budgets for about one in five Americans, including Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal retirees. That's about 70 million people, enough to send ripples through the economy.
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Uptick in Social Security checks for 2019 as inflation rises

8 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.
The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent on Thursday. That would mean an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker.
Seniors count on the money to help keep pace with rising prices for health care and housing. The Social Security Administration will formally announce details later on Thursday.
By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a broad official measure of consumer prices...
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