Wow, last year we got an increase of .003 from social security...for the mathematically challenged, that is 1/3 of one percent, which came to about $4 increase for me. This year, we got a 2.2% increase which was about $15 for me....and guess what? Last year, social security raised my insurance $4 and this year, they raised my medicare insurance exactly $15. So I have not had a real raise in over 9 years....if you get a raise, they just raise your medicare payments.
Keep in mind that whenever they raise your SS# benefit, they covertly raise the price of medicare so that those using medicare have their raise eliminated or severely reduced to very little.
We need for members of Congress to also be dependent on Social Security pay after 62yoa plus be dependent on Medicare so that you'd see benefits improve.