Social Security benefits will rise in 2019

Social Security benefits will rise in 2019

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Social Security recipients will see a little extra in their checks this coming year.

In 2019, Social Security benefits will rise 2.8 % due to a cost-of-living adjustment announced last fall.

For the average retired worker, this will mean about $39 more each month or $468 more per year.

This change marks the biggest rise in benefits in the last 7 years.

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