It won't exactly make you rich, but to counteract inflation, the 2019 cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients will be its highest since 2012.
Mary Johnson is a policy analyst at the Senior Citizens League.
"We have projected a 2.8% COLA for 2019 and this is based on consumer price index data through August."
Johnson says that's not a lot but it's more than double the COLAs of recent years.
"Since 2012 it's averaged about 1.2% per year."
Johnson says it'll boost the average beneficiary’s check by $39 a month.
"The people who have been retired the longest were used to having COLAs that were much higher, like 3 to 4%; newer retirees have never seen that -- if they've retired in the past seven years."
Johnson says there was no increase in 2016.