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Social Security Recipients Receive First Increase Since 2009

The Social Security Administration announced Oct. 19 benefit recipients will receive a 3.6 percent cost of living adjustment.

This is the first time since 2009 that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income has been raised.

The adjustment will be seen beginning with Social Security benefits received in Jan. 2012 and SSI benefits received Dec. 30, 2011.

According to a Social Security Administration news release, when information about Medicare changes for 2012 are announced it will be available at www.Medicare.gov.