During his 2016 campaign for president, Donald Trump vowed to protect Social Security. And now it is clear that he is following through on that critical promise.
On the campaign trail he said, “As President, I’ll secure and strengthen Medicare and Social Security,” Trump said during his campaign. “We’ll do this with strong economic growth — by bringing our jobs back from Mexico and China, by creating new jobs and stopping U.S. corporations from abandoning our country. Americans will NOT lose their programs under Trump.”
However, not only is Trump following through — he’s living up to his promise on an even greater scale.
President Trump just announced that Social Security recipients will now earn an increased monthly amount of $1,360, and married couples will receive $2,260 each month.
The best part of his announcement? Social Security recipients who choose to still work won’t see a cut in their benefits.
The yearly amounts are also increased. Recipients under 65 can earn up to $16,920 while those over 65 can earn up to $44,880. That’s up over $3,000 from the amount given during Barack Obama’s last year in office.
At the same time, of course, Trump is brining a record number of jobs back to the United States.
To see all the payment increases and changes, visit the official Social Security website.
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