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Social Security: Some see $200 boost in 2022

In 2022, some Social Security recipients will see an additional $200 following the 5.9% COLA increase.

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Checks started going out Jan. 12, and everyone receiving benefits have seen some sort of boost in their payments.

The average increase following the COLA was $92.

Spouses of those who are retired saw an average of $47 more dollars.

Employees with disabilities saw an average increase of $75 per month.


Social Security: 2022 monthly payment schedule

An even smaller, specific group of Social Security recipients can expect as much as $200 more per payment.

In order for you to qualify for a $200 jump each month, your monthly payment needed to be $3,389 per month in 2021.

The most that anyone could collect in 2021 was $3,895 if they retired by age 70.

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Social Security: Different types of benefits

When will I get my payment?

Payments are sent out three times each month on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday.

For the month of Jan., anyone who has a birthday between the first and tenth saw their payment on Jan. 12.

Those with birthdays landing on the eleventh through the twentieth can expect their check on Jan. 19, the third Wednesday of the month.

Finally, anyone who has a birthday on or after the twenty first can see their checks on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Jan. 26.

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