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Retired Americans who collect Social Security can look forward in 2019 to the biggest increase in benefits in seven years.

Retirement benefits are likely to rise about 2.8% next year, based on the formula that determines annual cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security. It would mark the biggest gain since a 3.6% advance in 2012.

The article goes on to state the following:

The government will make it official on Thursday after the morning release of September’s consumer price index. Increases in Social Security benefits are tied to the CPI.

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