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Orivell Salmons and Helen Forsee of Fulton agree the 3.6 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security is long overdue but it will be offset by increases in costs of Medicare insurance and other purchases.

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Retirees to receive 3.6% hike in 2012 Social Security benefits

Retired older adults haven’t received a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits since 2008, but next month the average recipient is expected to receive $43 more in their monthly payment.

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