Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise of about $20 a month for the typical Social Security beneficiary. [Full Story]
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