Social Security Checks Paid, But Government Shutdown Can Still Damage Program – Forbes

A pair of interlocking gears rest on top of a Social Security card.  GettyGetty The ongoing government shutdown that began on December 21 is affecting many programs, but it doesn’t affect mandatory, entitlement, nondiscretionary spending including all tax breaks, Medicare, Social Security. That’s a good thing for the elderly and for the economy, since over half…

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Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

0 Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises WASHINGTON (AP) – Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living…

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