"They'll continue to struggle to make it harder for many in our community"
We spoke to several seniors who say this could end up costing them more money.
Nancy Walker, 87, lives in subsidized housing.
The additional $63 a month in Social Security will cause her to lose benefits.
"Means i'm gonna pay more for rent for one thing," Grace Lindsey says.
It will cost her rent to increase because her income's going up, her food stamps will decrease and she may not continue to receive 20% off Medicaid.
"They'll continue to struggle make it harder for many in our community," Walker told Volunteer TV News.
The yearly adjustment in Social Security checks is linked to government inflation figures.
But advocacy groups say it's far short of what retirees need to keep up with rising living costs.
Charles Stevens is retired from the Navy.
He says the extra monthly income will put him into another tax bracket.
"It means we've got to pay more taxes, but we're grateful for what we can get," Stevens says.
Have you noticed with government handouts and "entitlements" you can't win? If they pay too little, people complain, but when they go up, they do the same...
Update: Jason at Countercolumn has further thoughts on Social Security increases.