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Is Social Security retirement guaranteed to keep up with the cost of inflation?


In 1972, Congress enacted a law which automatically increased all Social Security benefits, including retirement benefits, each year based on the annual increase in consumer prices. Presently, this law guarantees that Social Security retirement will keep up with the cost of inflation.



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    Additional Social Security Retirement Questions


  • Will my Social Security check be sent in the mail or will it be direct deposit?

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