If you're like other retirees, you're eager to see just how big your Social Security check will be next year.
The Social Security Administration has released its cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, notices online.
To find out what your payment will be, log on to your My Social Security account. Your cost-of-living adjustment will be found in the message center.
Be warned: It may take more than one try in order to access your notice.
"While thousands and thousands of our beneficiaries are accessing their notices online, our online portal is experiencing higher than normal volumes of log in attempts," a Social Security spokeswoman said. "Some of our customers are not receiving their one-time pass code.
"If they experience this problem, we ask them to please try again later."
Social Security recipients will get a 2.8 percent increase in 2019, following a cost-of-living adjustment announced by the agency in October.
That marks the biggest hike since 2012, when the cost-of-living adjustment was 3.6 percent.
The Social Security Administration is also scheduled to send cost-of-living adjustment notices by mail this month.
Current beneficiaries, including those who receive online notices, will receive paper notices.
Online notices will not be available to individuals with foreign addresses or those who pay higher Medicare premiums because of their income.
The Social Security Administration previously released a fact sheet that shows how the 2019 cost-of-living adjustment could change monthly benefits for beneficiaries.