An estimated 67 million Americans receiving the benefits will see a 2.8 percent cost-of-living boost to their checks.
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Since the late 1970s, lawmakers have placed the SNAP nutrition program into the farm package hoping to get both urban and rural support. But that thinking might be outdated.
"I think it's up to our generation to fix the mistakes that we've made," Arun Muralidhar, founder of MCube Investment Technologies and co-author of "Rethinking Pension Reform," told us.
An economics professor from Boston University says that a new report on Social Security and Medicare is hiding the truth.
There are some ... idiosyncrasies in the Social Security system.
We have short-term focus but a long-term problem.
Michael Astrue, a former Social Security commissioner, talks about how and where the backlog starts.
Social Security benefits will rise 2 percent in 2018 for approximately 61 million older Americans who rely on the benefit. The annual cost-of-living adjustment is based on the third-quarter Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers. The COLA hasn’t been as high as 2 percent since 2011; it rose 0.3 percent this […]
Using an index that's representative of retirees would mean a bigger monthly check, but it's a tough sell.