BUSINESS + ECONOMY
Social security will get a bump due to inflation
SALT LAKE CITY — People living on social security are getting a significant cost-of-living bump next year meant to help them keep up with inflation.
People on a fixed income will get 8.7% more after the increase.
DMBA Certified Financial Analyst Shane Stewart said that while it’s technically enough to cover the overall inflation rate, it might not feel like it.
“That is meant to help them keep up with inflation, but things as we’re seeing, are still high,” Stewart said. “So that will probably cover what the increase has been this past year, plus a little more on the average.”
The Social Security Administration said average payouts will go up by more than $140 per month. Utah has about 430,000 people on social security.
Stewart added that everyone should continue to scrutinize their budgets because of inflation.
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