OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2005

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 2. OASI retirement benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2005–December 2005
Month All beneficiaries Retired workers Spouses Children
Number (thousands)
January 33,140 30,086 2,566 487
February 33,199 30,145 2,563 491
March 33,234 30,181 2,558 495
April 33,268 30,216 2,554 499
May 33,261 30,222 2,549 490
June 33,259 30,238 2,544 477
July 33,295 30,276 2,541 478
August 33,323 30,306 2,537 479
September 33,377 30,360 2,536 481
October 33,407 30,391 2,532 484
November 33,442 30,427 2,529 486
December 33,467 30,455 2,524 488
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 30,233 28,778 1,227 228
February 30,308 28,853 1,226 230
March 30,357 28,902 1,224 232
April 30,407 28,952 1,222 234
May 30,414 28,965 1,220 230
June 30,427 28,986 1,218 224
July 30,477 29,037 1,216 224
August 30,520 29,080 1,215 225
September 30,583 29,143 1,214 227
October 30,626 29,186 1,212 228
November 30,717 29,274 1,213 230
December 32,016 30,515 1,260 241
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 912.30 956.50 478.10 466.80
February 912.90 957.10 478.30 467.70
March 913.40 957.60 478.40 468.40
April 914.00 958.20 478.50 469.20
May 914.40 958.40 478.50 469.30
June 914.90 958.60 478.60 468.60
July 915.40 959.10 478.60 469.20
August 915.90 959.60 478.70 469.90
September 916.30 959.90 478.70 470.50
October 916.80 960.30 478.80 471.40
November 918.50 962.10 479.60 473.00
December 956.70 1,002.00 499.40 493.00
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.
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