Comments for: Social Security sets 3.6 percent cost of living increase

Posted Oct. 19, 2011, at 8:01 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — As the future of Social Security continues to be a contentious political issue, officials Wednesday announced a 3.6 percent cost of living increase, the first such automatic hike since 2009. According to the Social Security Administration, 55 million elderly will receive the 3.6 percent hike in January, …

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