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Social Security Beneficiaries Are Getting A Modest Raise -- But Many Say It's Not Enough

Social Security benefits will rise by 0.3 percent in 2017 to account for inflation, the government announced Tuesday. Although this marks the first cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in two years, a chorus of mostly progressive retirement security advocates say the increase is not enough to keep pace with the living costs of the more than 60 million Americans who receive benefits.
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