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In this Feb. 11, 2005, file photo rolls of blank social security checks run through printers and are processed at the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 percent, which would be among the lowest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.

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