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Social security checks to be increased by 2 percent starting next year

Social security checks to be increased by 2 percent starting next year

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:34am

New information has been released about next year's monthly social security checks for senior citizens.

The Social Security Administration said seniors will see a 1.7 percent bump in their checks, which averages to about $20 a month.

That news comes after concern by some seniors, including here in Baton Rouge, that the increase would be too little.

Seniors have come to rely on those increases to make ends meet.

The nearly two percent increase goes into effect in January.

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