Social Security beneficiaries might earn an extra $2,400 a year if a new bill recently proposed to Congress is approved.

Retirees would enjoy the boost as inflation wash out their yearly cost-of-living adjustments.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) proposed the new Social Security Extension Act on the 9th of June, 2022.

Current Social Security beneficiaries and those reaching 62 in 2023 would earn an extra $200 monthly.

This new bill is very timely for couple of reasons.

First, it follows a Social Security Administration declaration earlier this month that full payments will end in ...

...13 years without action. 

It arrives during a time of unusually high prices.

...which hurts seniors on a limited income, a majority of whom rely only on Social Security.

This year's 5.9% COLA is based on 2021 inflation.

Ever since inflationary levels are above 8%, thus Social Security beneficiaries are losing a lot of their earnings.

The new proposal increases each user's monthly payment to ease the economic strain.

The current average Social Security payment is $1,658, so a $200 increase will imply a 12 percent rise.

Even if the new plan in its current version doesn't pass...

...Analysts anticipate Social Security will be changed to meet future requirements. 

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