Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too

  • Cassandra Gentry and her granddaughter Jada pose for a photograph in their apartment in Washington on Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — Seventy-year-old Cassandra Gentry is looking forward to a hefty cost-of-living increase in her Social Security benefits — not for herself but to pay for haircuts for her two grandchildren and put food on the table.