Lake area social security recipients will see slight increase in their checks next year. According to the social security administration, checks will rise by 1.7 % which translates into $22 more each month for the average retired worker. Retirees will now receive $1,328 a month or $15,936 a year. More than 58 million recipients nationwide will see an increase in their social security checks beginning in January. The increase is tied to the consumer price index which showed prices are up 1.7% during the past twelve months.