Nightly News | October 16, 2012
>>> social security checks will get a tiny bit bigger next year. the federal officials announced today what the cost of living adjustment for 2013 will be. a 1.7% increase, which for the average beneficiary in this country amounts to an extra $21 a month. it's not much. that will bring the average monthly benefit to $ 1261 . the increase will be partially eaten up, of course, by higher medicare premiums.