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Recipients of Social Security benefits will see a 5.8 percent increase in their payments starting in January. The average retired worker will receive $1,153 per month in Social Security benefits in 2009, up from $1,090 in 2008.

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Social Security increases benefits

Social Security is bringing a little happiness to its clients in the New Year: they will receive a 5.8 percent increase in benefit payments beginning with the January payments.

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