OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2004

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 4. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2004–December 2004
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 6,767 4,677 173 1,917
February 6,773 4,671 175 1,927
March 6,785 4,669 178 1,938
April 6,795 4,668 180 1,947
May 6,803 4,668 182 1,954
June 6,766 4,668 183 1,915
July 6,720 4,667 185 1,868
August 6,717 4,663 181 1,873
September 6,724 4,663 183 1,878
October 6,729 4,658 182 1,888
November 6,737 4,656 184 1,898
December 6,734 4,645 184 1,905
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 5,360 4,087 113 1,160
February 5,368 4,086 115 1,167
March 5,380 4,088 117 1,175
April 5,390 4,090 118 1,182
May 5,399 4,093 120 1,187
June 5,379 4,096 121 1,162
July 5,352 4,098 123 1,131
August 5,354 4,097 121 1,135
September 5,362 4,100 122 1,139
October 5,367 4,098 122 1,146
November 5,377 4,099 123 1,154
December 5,520 4,203 127 1,191
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 792.10 874.00 652.20 605.00
February 792.60 874.80 654.10 605.70
March 792.90 875.60 655.60 606.20
April 793.20 876.20 657.00 606.80
May 793.50 876.80 658.30 607.20
June 795.00 877.50 662.10 606.70
July 796.50 878.10 666.00 605.60
August 797.00 878.70 667.90 606.20
September 797.40 879.30 669.50 606.50
October 797.50 879.80 669.80 607.00
November 798.10 880.50 671.90 608.20
December 819.80 904.70 689.40 625.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are for the end of the specified month.
Some Social Security beneficiaries are entitled to more than one type of benefit. In most cases, they are dually entitled to a worker benefit and a higher spouse or widow(er) benefit. If both benefits are financed from the same trust fund, the beneficiary is usually counted only once in the statistics, as a retired-worker or a disabled-worker beneficiary, and the benefit amount recorded is the larger amount associated with the auxiliary benefit. If the benefits are paid from different trust funds the beneficiary is counted twice, and the respective benefit amounts are recorded for each type of benefit.
a. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s aged 60 or older, disabled widow(er)s aged 50 or older, and dependent parents of deceased workers aged 62 or older.
b. A widow(er) or surviving divorced parent caring for the entitled child of a deceased worker who is under age 16 or is disabled.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.