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Social Security benefits will go up in 2019. Find out now how big your check will be

Lorie Konish

The Social Security Administration has announced a 2.8 percent increase to benefits in 2019. There are two ways to find out just how much you will receive: through your online Social Security account or paper statements you receive in the mail. If you're like other retirees, you're eager to see just how big your Social Security check will be next year.