Social Security Announces Benefit Increase, More Money for Retirees

Today, the Social Security Administration revealed that benefits will increase by 8.7% in 2023, the highest increase since 1981, when double-digit inflation pushed payouts up by 11%. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) impacts 70 million Americans, including 48 million retired employees and their wives and dependents, as well as beneficiaries of disability and survivor benefits and Supplemental Security Income. In 2023, the average monthly increase will go from $1,688 to $1,827, an increase of $142.