OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2005

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 7. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2005–December 2005
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 556 446 361 85 110
February 415 306 231 75 109
March 419 300 217 83 119
April 418 296 215 81 123
May 363 243 168 75 119
June 329 220 154 66 109
July 382 265 195 70 117
August 382 265 195 70 117
September 358 249 184 65 109
October 378 260 186 73 118
November 392 270 191 78 122
December 309 219 164 54 90
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 867.90 912.40 948.60 758.30 687.80
February 783.80 817.90 850.80 716.10 688.80
March 767.60 802.00 837.40 709.90 681.70
April 762.20 797.20 832.90 701.90 678.20
May 733.60 760.20 787.80 699.00 679.80
June 741.10 763.30 791.90 696.90 696.90
July 775.60 809.50 848.20 701.90 698.90
August 770.80 803.90 841.70 698.80 696.40
September 774.80 809.90 848.90 700.50 694.50
October 768.90 804.10 846.20 697.50 692.00
November 759.80 799.00 840.10 698.80 673.00
December 795.50 860.60 900.90 738.70 637.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Award actions are processed not only for new beneficiaries but also for persons already on the rolls whose benefits in one category are terminated but who become entitled to another type of benefit. These actions are called conversions. Benefit conversions are included in the data, except for conversions of benefits for children of retired workers to benefits for children of deceased workers upon the death of the worker.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Excludes a number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would have been eligible for Social Security benefits had they applied. The reason they have not applied is that receipt of a Social Security benefit would reduce their Railroad Retirement benefit by a like amount. The number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would be eligible for a Social Security benefit if they applied is not available, but is estimated to be less than 100,000.
b. Benefits paid from the OASI trust fund to retired workers and their spouses and children and to all survivors.
c. Benefits paid from the DI trust fund to disabled workers and their spouses and children.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.