Stats About the Average Social Security Check in 2023


The Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is now in effect.

It’s an exciting time for seniors, as it marks a 40-year high for benefit increases. Beyond the 8.7 percent boost, there are other interesting facts about this data point.

The average payment in 2023 is $1,688.69, up $137.03 from last year. This totals just over $20,000 yearly, and is 49 percent over the single individual federal poverty level.

This average amount impacts a whopping 66 million Americans — which means there are some Americans who could be receiving more than this.

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