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Social Security 2023: Here’s when the 8.7% increase in benefits kicks in

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(NEXSTAR) – Millions of America’s older adults will see a bump in the amount they receive in monthly Social Security benefits, starting in January.

The increase in payments is the largest in decades at 8.7% and is designed to help offset the soaring inflation that would otherwise limit recipients’ purchasing power.

The bump in benefits is aptly titled a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. On average, Social Security benefits will increase in January by more than $140 per month, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The full article is available to read at ozarksfirst.com.

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