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Retirees this year received an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security benefits, which was the largest increase in four decades. The 2024 increase, however, the declining rate of inflation points to a "significantly lower" COLA and may actually be less than half that percentage, according to a new estimate by The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan advocacy group.

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