I'm Getting A Raise!

United States
October 13, 2021 3:18pm CST
Social Security Administration has announced the COLA increase for 2022. It will be a 5.9% raise which is much better (well, to me it is) than last year's increase of 1.3%. Since I began receiving widow's benefit 8 years ago, there have been a few years in which there was no increase. So, I really cannot complain about this next raise. Here is the link to their Press Release::
https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/#10-2021-2
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@RebeccasFarm (48526)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
13 Oct
Yes that is good glad to hear it. I am sure your rent will go up too though. That is what is happening here, so the extra money goes nowhere.
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• United States
13 Oct
My rent is based on my income so I can count on it going up by 5 to 10 dollars. Maybe even a tad bit more. Even if I max out for the rent, it is doable for me. Thank goodness all the utilities are included.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
@bluerubymoon53 Yes same here..always manage somehow, but utilities not included here
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• United States
14 Oct
@RebeccasFarm If I had to pay utilites, too, I wouldn't have any extra to try to save.
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@myklj999 (62687)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Oct
A friend called a week or so ago mentioning that, there's another bill I can pay if I needed to...
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• United States
13 Oct
I'm going to kinda sorta pretend that the extra amount I get isn't there because I'll put about a third to half of it in savings for emergency fund.
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@myklj999 (62687)
• Olney, Illinois
13 Oct
@bluerubymoon53 That's basically what my Noise.cash is for. Sitting there unless there's some type of emergency need.
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@bunnybon7 (47390)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Oct
couldn't have come too soon. I need it now,
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• United States
13 Oct
January is only 2 1/2 months away!! Hang in there!!
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@bunnybon7 (47390)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Oct
@bluerubymoon53 trying to
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@Scrapper88 (3711)
• United States
13 Oct
Everybody on Social Security is getting a raise.
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• United States
13 Oct
Yepper. This is the largest increase, though, since 1982.
@sallypup (49003)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Oct
That's good news for sure.
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@rakski (101601)
• Philippines
14 Oct
that is nice!
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@MarieCoyle (1746)
14 Oct
My rent goes up the first of the year, which will no doubt take care of the increase. It never fails, every time we get an increase, something essential goes up in price.
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
14 Oct
Good for you. For sure, you will have the raise in good use.
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@kaylachan (26504)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
I wonder how it'll affect me. Can't wait.
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@snowy22315 (123717)
• United States
13 Oct
Woohoo, is all I can say!
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