Monthly Statistical Snapshot, September 2014

(released October 2014)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, September 2014 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 63,951 55,537 5,590 2,824
Aged 65 or older 42,666 40,526 940 1,200
Disabled, under age 65 a 14,295 8,021 4,650 1,624
Other b 6,990 6,990 . . . . . .
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record and Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this table. SSI counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or both.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes children receiving SSI on the basis of their own disability.
b. Social Security beneficiaries who are neither aged nor disabled (for example, early retirees, young survivors).
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For detailed annual and time series program data, see our Annual Statistical Supplement.

Table 2. Social Security benefits, September 2014
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 58,767 100.0 70,033 1,191.70
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 47,844 81.4 59,105 1,235.39
Retirement benefits 41,724 71.0 52,447 1,256.98
Retired workers 38,797 66.0 50,536 1,302.56
Spouses of retired workers 2,301 3.9 1,514 657.87
Children of retired workers 625 1.1 397 634.14
Survivor benefits 6,119 10.4 6,659 1,088.13
Children of deceased workers 1,867 3.2 1,521 814.81
Widowed mothers and fathers 144 0.2 133 922.38
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,848 6.5 4,819 1,252.12
Disabled widow(er)s 258 0.4 184 712.93
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,101.34
Disability Insurance 10,923 18.6 10,927 1,000.36
Disabled workers 8,958 15.2 10,260 1,145.34
Spouses of disabled workers 151 0.3 47 309.10
Children of disabled workers 1,814 3.1 620 341.91
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly OASDI information, visit the Actuary's website for Beneficiary Data.

Table 3. Supplemental Security Income recipients, September 2014
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,414 100.0 4,785 535.21
Under 18 1,309 15.6 880 640.39
18–64 4,965 59.0 2,980 552.72
65 or older 2,140 25.4 925 430.55
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly SSI information, see SSI Monthly Statistics.