Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement on the news that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019 – the largest increase in seven years.

“This is great news for seniors across our district,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Our offices are proud to work on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries to ensure they are receiving the correct amount they are owed, and to date we have helped recover over $1.9 million in Social Security benefits for our seniors. I will continue to work in Congress to protect Social Security and ensure that constituents in our district receive the benefits they deserve.”