Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Summary

Table 5.A1 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and race, December 2003
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Total, OASDI d 47,053,140 840.60 39,644,330 868.70 4,836,700 705.40 2,429,420 657.20
OASI 39,454,870 863.40 34,275,910 886.20 3,499,300 725.40 1,580,630 677.80
Retirement benefits 32,650,150 878.30 28,858,030 895.40 2,626,430 767.90 1,094,680 695.10
Retired workers 29,547,530 922.10 26,128,930 939.40 2,405,850 802.60 949,530 752.10
Spouses of retired workers 2,622,130 463.60 2,378,990 474.50 123,750 383.80 112,400 323.90
Children of retired workers 480,490 445.50 350,110 471.70 96,830 395.40 32,750 316.30
Survivor benefits 6,804,720 792.00 5,417,880 837.40 872,870 597.70 485,950 638.90
Children of deceased workers 1,906,680 602.70 1,234,420 650.50 418,120 505.20 240,480 527.80
Widowed mothers and fathers 188,320 659.70 128,940 706.50 28,640 565.90 29,260 548.60
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,499,900 888.30 3,909,940 910.20 386,790 709.70 190,980 800.90
Disabled widow(er)s 207,630 562.30 143,390 577.80 39,080 499.70 24,520 571.60
Parents of deceased workers 2,190 803.10 1,190 830.40 240 827.50 710 761.20
DI 7,598,270 722.50 5,368,420 756.50 1,337,400 652.90 848,790 618.90
Disabled workers 5,867,460 861.70 4,220,300 890.40 991,810 800.20 620,870 767.50
Spouses of disabled workers 151,500 219.90 113,830 230.40 18,490 196.80 18,660 179.50
Children of disabled workers 1,579,310 253.90 1,034,290 268.20 327,100 232.00 209,260 217.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 142,690 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
d. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2003
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All retired workers
Total 29,547,530 922.10 26,128,930 939.40 2,405,850 802.60 949,530 752.10
62–64 2,587,310 858.60 2,242,920 874.10 228,450 797.30 115,910 680.00
62 708,390 847.60 613,470 862.70 59,700 796.90 35,220 670.80
63 906,650 860.60 786,430 875.60 81,090 799.70 39,120 685.40
64 972,270 864.80 843,020 881.00 87,660 795.40 41,570 682.70
65–69 7,730,220 930.20 6,682,050 950.20 711,310 828.50 333,400 748.50
65 1,584,580 957.10 1,369,020 976.80 142,200 859.30 72,900 779.10
66 1,627,910 956.90 1,402,350 978.10 152,590 852.70 72,360 767.90
67 1,554,330 923.30 1,342,830 943.00 142,140 826.90 68,750 737.90
68 1,511,970 907.10 1,307,950 927.00 141,390 799.60 61,840 732.70
69 1,451,430 902.40 1,259,900 921.90 132,990 800.00 57,550 714.80
70–74 6,584,000 912.30 5,795,150 930.60 556,090 794.70 222,920 739.60
70 1,361,470 910.20 1,183,020 929.70 123,070 799.10 54,280 740.90
71 1,366,160 923.20 1,192,720 942.30 123,990 808.20 48,180 751.40
72 1,322,130 912.60 1,169,000 930.90 107,440 792.30 43,680 728.80
73 1,311,040 908.10 1,164,240 925.70 103,740 785.90 40,960 724.30
74 1,223,200 906.80 1,086,170 923.50 97,850 784.00 35,820 752.30
75–79 5,550,380 920.80 4,977,670 936.40 414,510 787.70 138,590 775.10
75 1,209,750 919.00 1,079,470 935.00 93,280 793.80 33,280 773.80
76 1,176,050 924.80 1,051,530 941.40 89,680 789.80 30,980 768.40
77 1,101,850 917.00 989,700 931.70 81,720 788.60 26,200 772.00
78 1,052,480 928.70 946,190 944.30 77,350 787.90 25,110 788.10
79 1,010,250 914.30 910,780 929.10 72,480 776.00 23,020 775.20
80–84 3,920,790 910.50 3,549,260 924.50 271,080 771.00 83,490 775.90
80 927,550 908.10 838,590 922.10 63,750 772.40 21,750 774.00
81 855,400 908.30 771,210 922.50 60,940 774.70 19,270 774.40
82 816,430 907.20 741,880 921.20 54,670 761.30 16,480 772.10
83 715,530 908.30 649,450 921.80 48,450 768.40 14,370 776.60
84 605,880 924.40 548,130 938.90 43,270 778.70 11,620 786.20
85–89 2,127,290 1,009.40 1,939,090 1,024.20 140,970 836.90 37,440 894.70
85 561,040 965.40 512,060 979.50 36,460 807.60 9,950 824.50
86 483,080 995.10 441,240 1,009.00 30,720 825.50 8,730 898.50
87 415,940 1,054.30 378,340 1,070.40 29,010 872.00 6,820 944.00
88 359,400 1,038.80 328,160 1,053.10 22,970 863.20 6,510 936.90
89 307,830 1,017.40 279,290 1,034.00 21,810 827.60 5,430 904.40
90–94 827,460 969.80 748,630 986.10 61,710 790.20 14,080 864.30
95 or older 220,080 890.90 194,160 912.40 21,730 707.90 3,700 813.80
Men
Subtotal 15,253,930 1,038.90 13,551,370 1,061.70 1,143,320 878.10 531,740 809.40
62–64 1,331,110 1,022.50 1,150,820 1,051.90 119,510 872.90 60,760 762.00
62 359,570 1,018.50 310,740 1,047.70 31,730 871.70 17,100 760.70
63 468,100 1,024.20 404,470 1,053.40 42,140 876.90 21,480 763.30
64 503,440 1,023.90 435,610 1,053.40 45,640 869.90 22,180 761.70
65–69 4,255,460 1,073.00 3,695,420 1,102.80 363,530 911.30 194,450 811.00
65 862,580 1,117.50 748,310 1,148.70 72,320 948.80 41,700 852.50
66 897,990 1,109.20 776,840 1,141.20 78,780 940.00 41,990 835.90
67 858,620 1,061.50 744,260 1,091.20 73,180 907.00 40,850 797.40
68 835,560 1,039.50 726,820 1,068.10 71,680 878.90 36,540 788.60
69 800,710 1,031.60 699,190 1,059.20 67,570 876.50 33,370 769.10
70–74 3,587,960 1,032.90 3,181,670 1,056.80 275,760 869.60 125,030 793.20
70 747,200 1,035.70 653,440 1,062.80 61,780 875.10 31,260 791.80
71 743,520 1,050.90 653,320 1,077.10 62,300 883.10 27,120 811.40
72 721,840 1,032.80 643,250 1,056.40 52,790 866.10 24,560 783.80
73 715,430 1,024.10 640,230 1,046.70 51,430 860.50 22,560 768.60
74 659,970 1,019.10 591,430 1,039.40 47,460 858.50 19,530 810.60
75–79 2,900,900 1,027.10 2,620,820 1,046.10 195,220 857.30 76,720 823.30
75 646,000 1,033.70 580,720 1,053.50 45,260 870.70 18,630 829.30
76 621,780 1,037.70 560,290 1,058.60 42,480 860.50 17,210 807.80
77 578,380 1,020.10 523,060 1,038.30 38,750 854.40 14,750 815.90
78 541,270 1,033.70 490,360 1,052.10 35,970 854.60 13,370 847.20
79 513,470 1,006.90 466,390 1,024.00 32,760 841.20 12,760 819.10
80–84 1,921,010 973.60 1,751,100 988.50 116,760 820.50 46,300 809.20
80 469,110 987.50 427,100 1,003.10 28,410 832.70 12,160 812.50
81 427,460 977.70 387,740 993.80 27,370 826.20 10,730 801.00
82 398,700 968.20 365,200 982.50 23,330 808.10 8,810 805.40
83 344,370 954.80 314,580 968.40 20,210 803.30 8,250 815.60
84 281,370 974.90 256,480 989.00 17,440 828.40 6,350 813.90
85–89 903,020 1,098.80 830,380 1,112.90 49,740 923.00 19,110 945.00
85 251,870 1,029.60 231,630 1,043.50 13,970 868.60 5,250 854.20
86 210,850 1,077.40 194,620 1,090.10 10,930 905.10 4,370 938.40
87 174,700 1,164.40 160,560 1,180.20 10,080 970.50 3,390 1,013.30
88 145,570 1,153.10 134,090 1,165.90 7,570 976.20 3,240 1,024.50
89 120,030 1,119.90 109,480 1,136.50 7,190 933.10 2,860 951.10
90–94 293,640 1,065.10 267,730 1,080.60 17,590 876.00 7,300 920.10
95 or older 60,830 972.30 53,430 994.40 5,210 776.00 2,070 864.70
Women
Subtotal 14,293,600 797.50 12,577,560 807.70 1,262,530 734.30 417,790 679.10
62–64 1,256,200 684.90 1,092,100 686.80 108,940 714.40 55,150 589.70
62 348,820 671.50 302,730 672.80 27,970 712.10 18,120 586.00
63 438,550 686.00 381,960 687.40 38,950 716.10 17,640 590.50
64 468,830 693.90 407,410 696.60 42,020 714.40 19,390 592.40
65–69 3,474,760 755.40 2,986,630 761.40 347,780 741.90 138,950 660.90
65 722,000 765.50 620,710 769.70 69,880 766.60 31,200 681.00
66 729,920 769.60 625,510 775.40 73,810 759.60 30,370 673.80
67 695,710 752.70 598,570 758.70 68,960 741.80 27,900 650.70
68 676,410 743.50 581,130 750.60 69,710 718.10 25,300 651.90
69 650,720 743.40 560,710 750.60 65,420 720.90 24,180 640.00
70–74 2,996,040 767.90 2,613,480 776.80 280,330 721.00 97,890 671.00
70 614,270 757.60 529,580 765.50 61,290 722.50 23,020 671.80
71 622,640 770.70 539,400 779.00 61,690 732.60 21,060 674.00
72 600,290 768.20 525,750 777.30 54,650 721.00 19,120 658.20
73 595,610 768.60 524,010 777.90 52,310 712.50 18,400 670.00
74 563,230 775.30 494,740 784.90 50,390 713.90 16,290 682.30
75–79 2,649,480 804.40 2,356,850 814.40 219,290 725.70 61,870 715.20
75 563,750 787.70 498,750 797.00 48,020 721.30 14,650 703.20
76 554,270 798.20 491,240 807.70 47,200 726.20 13,770 719.00
77 523,470 803.00 466,640 812.10 42,970 729.30 11,450 715.60
78 511,210 817.60 455,830 828.40 41,380 729.90 11,740 720.90
79 496,780 818.50 444,390 829.50 39,720 722.20 10,260 720.60
80–84 1,999,780 849.90 1,798,160 862.30 154,320 733.40 37,190 734.30
80 458,440 826.80 411,490 838.00 35,340 723.90 9,590 725.20
81 427,940 838.90 383,470 850.50 33,570 732.70 8,540 741.00
82 417,730 849.00 376,680 861.70 31,340 726.50 7,670 733.80
83 371,160 865.10 334,870 878.10 28,240 743.40 6,120 724.00
84 324,510 880.60 291,650 894.90 25,830 745.10 5,270 752.90
85–89 1,224,270 943.60 1,108,710 957.80 91,230 790.00 18,330 842.10
85 309,170 913.00 280,430 926.50 22,490 769.70 4,700 791.40
86 272,230 931.40 246,620 944.90 19,790 781.50 4,360 858.50
87 241,240 974.50 217,780 989.40 18,930 819.60 3,430 875.50
88 213,830 961.00 194,070 975.20 15,400 807.70 3,270 850.10
89 187,800 951.90 169,810 967.90 14,620 775.80 2,570 852.40
90–94 533,820 917.30 480,900 933.60 44,120 756.00 6,780 804.30
95 or older 159,250 859.90 140,730 881.20 16,520 686.40 1,630 749.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 63,220 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2003
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled workers
Total 5,867,460 861.70 4,220,300 890.40 991,810 800.20 620,870 767.50
Under 20 1,620 362.10 1,090 368.90 280 351.90 250 344.00
20–24 54,820 475.20 35,890 482.40 10,710 446.00 8,220 481.90
20 3,260 384.60 2,280 391.80 500 353.60 480 382.50
21 7,540 418.00 4,690 425.70 1,500 379.60 1,350 433.70
22 10,850 458.70 7,230 459.00 1,960 424.70 1,660 497.90
23 14,970 483.90 9,580 492.80 3,130 451.90 2,260 490.30
24 18,200 517.90 12,110 527.20 3,620 492.80 2,470 509.00
25–29 125,720 573.40 80,450 586.70 24,700 554.80 20,510 542.70
25 20,120 532.00 12,940 541.30 4,130 515.40 3,050 514.80
26 23,970 557.80 15,550 564.50 4,760 553.80 3,660 534.50
27 24,550 571.50 15,800 582.20 4,500 549.40 4,240 552.00
28 27,100 590.20 17,450 607.60 5,060 560.20 4,580 556.30
29 29,980 599.90 18,710 620.90 6,250 581.00 4,980 545.50
30–34 214,220 644.00 141,100 662.80 38,060 618.40 33,760 596.00
30 31,520 605.70 20,030 629.70 6,140 580.90 5,270 543.70
31 37,170 625.10 23,920 641.90 6,830 599.20 6,180 588.70
32 43,040 641.70 28,560 658.80 7,530 623.90 6,750 590.90
33 50,280 658.00 33,730 675.30 8,500 628.60 7,640 618.30
34 52,210 668.90 34,860 687.20 9,060 644.10 7,920 619.20
35–39 373,110 711.10 251,960 730.50 67,880 672.70 50,110 669.20
35 59,820 683.50 40,030 697.80 10,800 654.70 8,520 654.10
36 62,830 699.00 41,790 717.20 11,580 662.70 8,820 663.50
37 71,710 708.90 48,270 730.50 13,040 669.50 9,730 662.20
38 83,680 714.50 56,750 733.00 15,170 679.40 11,020 668.90
39 95,070 735.10 65,120 756.70 17,290 687.20 12,020 690.00
40–44 610,200 767.50 424,840 790.40 108,940 704.50 71,790 731.50
40 101,200 739.40 69,750 762.70 17,880 681.70 12,810 696.60
41 111,750 748.30 77,760 769.80 19,820 681.80 13,400 725.20
42 122,200 766.20 85,750 788.30 21,720 703.00 13,720 736.60
43 131,690 778.80 92,220 802.00 23,340 715.80 15,030 740.90
44 143,360 792.80 99,360 817.20 26,180 728.30 16,830 750.70
45–49 822,430 827.50 571,550 853.50 150,120 768.00 94,610 767.90
45 148,140 799.50 103,340 821.40 27,110 743.20 16,700 760.10
46 159,380 813.00 111,160 837.10 28,740 754.00 18,280 759.60
47 166,580 827.80 114,830 857.30 30,930 760.40 19,650 762.60
48 171,540 840.60 119,110 867.20 31,680 784.00 19,450 775.80
49 176,790 851.20 123,110 878.40 31,660 793.50 20,530 779.20
50–54 1,017,660 888.30 714,200 910.70 181,830 841.90 112,820 820.80
50 183,140 869.80 128,020 894.10 33,190 816.10 20,440 805.40
51 196,130 876.20 139,470 898.70 33,890 824.10 21,320 812.60
52 205,650 890.00 144,020 910.90 37,080 843.00 22,690 833.80
53 210,070 895.80 146,940 920.60 37,860 851.00 23,380 813.80
54 222,670 905.50 155,750 925.90 39,810 868.70 24,990 835.10
55–59 1,257,030 937.50 926,400 961.40 200,710 885.80 122,600 844.40
55 240,590 924.10 172,010 945.70 39,810 878.00 26,320 855.00
56 264,150 936.30 193,410 956.80 41,760 890.00 27,070 862.80
57 256,570 940.10 190,490 963.80 39,860 887.80 24,910 846.00
58 239,010 936.40 175,750 964.40 39,430 880.40 22,940 822.10
59 256,710 949.70 194,740 975.00 39,850 892.50 21,360 830.20
60–65 1,390,650 950.90 1,072,820 979.20 208,580 877.40 106,200 813.80
60 282,230 952.40 215,820 977.50 42,900 893.80 22,860 826.50
61 282,520 956.40 217,230 985.30 41,680 886.40 22,850 811.10
62 271,880 956.80 209,210 986.10 40,640 880.50 21,470 820.30
63 261,200 952.80 202,970 982.40 38,920 868.20 18,910 812.90
64 248,690 940.40 193,270 968.30 37,770 862.40 17,050 803.20
65 44,130 919.10 34,320 949.90 6,670 835.60 3,060 757.80
Men
Subtotal 3,225,850 965.90 2,356,030 1,007.30 518,360 859.40 330,150 844.80
Under 20 890 362.10 640 373.40 130 338.40 120 327.30
20–24 32,450 486.40 21,290 495.70 6,150 449.10 5,010 492.70
20 1,900 388.10 1,280 403.60 310 340.20 310 372.00
21 4,530 425.40 2,810 434.70 910 378.20 810 446.40
22 6,620 474.00 4,510 477.70 1,070 422.30 1,040 511.20
23 8,910 493.30 5,770 499.20 1,700 463.00 1,440 505.20
24 10,490 532.50 6,920 546.30 2,160 496.80 1,410 519.50
25–29 70,350 583.00 45,000 600.80 13,560 553.10 11,750 548.30
25 11,750 539.40 7,560 550.60 2,200 520.20 1,990 518.20
26 13,560 569.40 8,660 583.50 2,760 555.60 2,140 529.80
27 13,560 588.00 8,940 601.70 2,260 557.60 2,350 559.70
28 15,270 596.70 9,640 622.40 2,970 552.00 2,660 553.70
29 16,210 608.80 10,200 631.60 3,370 570.30 2,610 570.50
30–34 116,040 658.30 75,790 679.30 20,090 626.40 19,320 611.60
30 16,760 619.60 10,550 643.70 3,260 593.80 2,880 561.00
31 20,300 636.60 13,130 655.90 3,530 591.90 3,540 609.70
32 23,080 662.90 15,010 684.60 3,890 628.80 4,030 615.70
33 27,000 673.00 17,860 692.20 4,420 642.90 4,430 632.40
34 28,900 678.80 19,240 698.50 4,990 655.80 4,440 621.40
35–39 203,720 729.90 136,070 755.60 37,150 675.00 28,470 682.80
35 32,640 695.40 21,370 710.40 5,940 663.00 4,970 671.60
36 34,200 712.80 22,510 738.40 6,310 660.50 4,950 668.40
37 38,900 728.00 26,140 756.20 6,780 673.90 5,540 671.00
38 45,790 734.70 30,450 761.00 8,600 676.60 6,300 686.60
39 52,190 759.70 35,600 788.50 9,520 691.30 6,710 708.00
40–44 334,810 803.50 232,910 833.00 59,360 718.70 39,700 765.20
40 55,240 764.20 37,580 789.80 10,130 696.50 7,050 729.60
41 61,840 777.10 43,260 802.70 10,580 690.40 7,550 756.90
42 67,090 800.10 47,100 829.90 11,830 714.70 7,500 762.20
43 72,030 819.50 50,550 848.90 12,500 737.80 8,330 774.60
44 78,610 840.00 54,420 874.60 14,320 742.10 9,270 792.90
45–49 446,490 892.90 312,070 928.80 81,200 799.90 49,420 826.20
45 80,460 853.20 56,260 882.20 14,690 774.30 8,860 807.80
46 86,560 872.90 60,490 909.20 15,540 773.60 9,770 810.60
47 91,730 889.80 63,010 932.40 17,430 784.80 10,570 813.50
48 92,390 913.60 64,900 948.50 16,990 825.60 9,800 844.70
49 95,350 927.60 67,410 963.00 16,550 837.00 10,420 851.90
50–54 551,340 989.20 394,580 1,020.60 93,350 900.00 58,220 921.90
50 98,470 954.20 70,080 986.50 17,150 861.60 10,440 891.30
51 106,530 972.20 77,660 1,002.70 16,900 881.50 11,210 900.20
52 111,440 993.80 79,100 1,024.50 19,280 903.40 11,980 937.50
53 113,810 1,000.90 81,580 1,032.10 19,430 912.80 11,550 934.30
54 121,090 1,017.20 86,160 1,050.00 20,590 931.70 13,040 939.60
55–59 689,750 1,081.80 518,410 1,116.60 102,560 981.70 64,060 969.50
55 131,540 1,050.50 95,530 1,083.80 20,370 958.00 14,030 969.30
56 144,780 1,072.20 107,350 1,103.00 22,060 985.80 14,110 982.70
57 140,520 1,085.30 106,670 1,118.50 20,020 978.90 13,040 981.80
58 130,700 1,090.70 98,190 1,131.60 20,100 976.20 11,830 952.60
59 142,210 1,108.70 110,670 1,142.80 20,010 1,009.70 11,050 956.60
60–65 780,010 1,121.10 619,270 1,155.90 104,810 1,003.60 54,080 956.20
60 154,710 1,119.50 121,530 1,153.60 21,470 1,008.80 11,250 967.80
61 157,160 1,128.40 124,230 1,164.80 21,410 1,005.10 11,010 964.10
62 152,910 1,128.70 120,890 1,164.80 20,490 1,010.40 11,230 960.30
63 147,890 1,124.70 118,540 1,159.40 19,220 1,002.20 9,920 952.30
64 142,410 1,109.00 113,930 1,141.80 19,030 995.20 9,130 943.70
65 24,930 1,086.40 20,150 1,119.90 3,190 973.60 1,540 883.90
Women
Subtotal 2,641,610 734.40 1,864,270 742.60 473,450 735.50 290,720 679.80
Under 20 730 362.30 450 362.60 150 363.70 130 359.40
20–24 22,370 459.00 14,600 463.00 4,560 442.00 3,210 464.90
20 1,360 379.70 1,000 376.80 190 375.40 170 401.60
21 3,010 406.70 1,880 412.30 590 381.60 540 414.60
22 4,230 434.80 2,720 427.80 890 427.60 620 475.60
23 6,060 470.00 3,810 483.10 1,430 438.70 820 464.10
24 7,710 498.00 5,190 501.70 1,460 487.00 1,060 495.00
25–29 55,370 561.10 35,450 568.80 11,140 556.80 8,760 535.30
25 8,370 521.60 5,380 528.30 1,930 510.00 1,060 508.50
26 10,410 542.60 6,890 540.50 2,000 551.30 1,520 541.00
27 10,990 551.20 6,860 556.90 2,240 541.10 1,890 542.50
28 11,830 581.70 7,810 589.40 2,090 571.90 1,920 559.80
29 13,770 589.40 8,510 608.20 2,880 593.40 2,370 517.90
30–34 98,180 627.00 65,310 643.60 17,970 609.40 14,440 575.10
30 14,760 590.00 9,480 614.20 2,880 566.30 2,390 522.90
31 16,870 611.20 10,790 624.80 3,300 607.00 2,640 560.50
32 19,960 617.20 13,550 630.20 3,640 618.70 2,720 554.10
33 23,280 640.60 15,870 656.30 4,080 613.30 3,210 599.00
34 23,310 656.70 15,620 673.30 4,070 629.80 3,480 616.40
35–39 169,390 688.50 115,890 700.90 30,730 670.00 21,640 651.20
35 27,180 669.10 18,660 683.40 4,860 644.60 3,550 629.50
36 28,630 682.40 19,280 692.60 5,270 665.40 3,870 657.20
37 32,810 686.30 22,130 700.20 6,260 664.70 4,190 650.60
38 37,890 690.10 26,300 700.60 6,570 683.00 4,720 645.20
39 42,880 705.00 29,520 718.30 7,770 682.10 5,310 667.20
40–44 275,390 723.70 191,930 738.80 49,580 687.40 32,090 689.90
40 45,960 709.70 32,170 731.10 7,750 662.30 5,760 656.30
41 49,910 712.50 34,500 728.50 9,240 672.00 5,850 684.30
42 55,110 724.90 38,650 737.60 9,890 689.10 6,220 705.60
43 59,660 729.60 41,670 745.10 10,840 690.40 6,700 699.00
44 64,750 735.60 44,940 747.50 11,860 711.60 7,560 698.90
45–49 375,940 749.80 259,480 762.90 68,920 730.40 45,190 704.10
45 67,680 735.70 47,080 748.90 12,420 706.30 7,840 706.10
46 72,820 741.80 50,670 750.90 13,200 731.00 8,510 701.00
47 74,850 751.70 51,820 765.90 13,500 728.90 9,080 703.20
48 79,150 755.30 54,210 769.80 14,690 735.80 9,650 705.70
49 81,440 761.70 55,700 776.10 15,110 745.90 10,110 704.30
50–54 466,320 769.10 319,620 775.10 88,480 780.60 54,600 713.00
50 84,670 771.70 57,940 782.20 16,040 767.40 10,000 715.60
51 89,600 762.10 61,810 768.00 16,990 767.10 10,110 715.50
52 94,210 767.10 64,920 772.40 17,800 777.50 10,710 717.80
53 96,260 771.60 65,360 781.30 18,430 785.80 11,830 696.20
54 101,580 772.30 69,590 772.40 19,220 801.30 11,950 721.00
55–59 567,280 762.10 407,990 764.30 98,150 785.50 58,540 707.50
55 109,050 771.70 76,480 773.20 19,440 794.20 12,290 724.40
56 119,370 771.50 86,060 774.30 19,700 782.60 12,960 732.30
57 116,050 764.20 83,820 766.90 19,840 795.80 11,870 696.80
58 108,310 750.20 77,560 752.70 19,330 780.70 11,110 683.30
59 114,500 752.30 84,070 754.20 19,840 774.20 10,310 694.70
60–65 610,640 733.60 453,550 737.90 103,770 749.90 52,120 666.10
60 127,520 749.60 94,290 750.60 21,430 778.60 11,610 689.60
61 125,360 740.70 93,000 745.60 20,270 761.00 11,840 668.90
62 118,970 735.90 88,320 741.50 20,150 748.30 10,240 666.80
63 113,310 728.50 84,430 734.10 19,700 737.50 8,990 659.20
64 106,280 714.40 79,340 719.20 18,740 727.50 7,920 641.10
65 19,200 701.90 14,170 708.20 3,480 709.10 1,520 630.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 34,480 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and race, December 2003
Basis of entitlement and age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All spouses
Total 2,773,630 450.30 2,492,820 463.40 142,240 359.50 131,060 303.30
Wives
Subtotal 2,733,950 453.10 2,468,390 465.40 137,360 362.60 120,880 309.60
Entitlement based on care of children 146,750 251.00 107,820 269.80 19,160 219.80 19,260 179.40
Under 35 19,520 142.40 13,860 151.70 2,530 119.50 3,050 119.30
35–39 22,090 176.30 15,780 190.50 2,790 148.30 3,450 135.10
40–44 29,390 216.30 21,090 229.90 3,930 197.70 4,240 168.70
45–49 28,240 264.20 20,310 280.30 4,030 240.90 3,820 204.60
50–54 20,630 306.70 15,400 326.60 2,700 273.80 2,450 222.00
55–59 14,130 335.70 10,920 357.20 1,640 283.70 1,500 242.00
60–61 5,500 415.80 4,400 436.60 760 352.60 340 286.70
62–64 7,250 411.60 6,060 426.40 780 353.70 410 302.70
Entitlement based on age 2,587,200 464.60 2,360,570 474.30 118,200 385.70 101,620 334.30
62–64 292,030 418.80 260,490 430.80 15,100 341.60 16,220 299.10
62 75,500 408.40 67,560 418.60 4,000 345.50 3,920 297.70
63 101,250 417.00 90,080 429.50 5,050 342.10 6,040 294.00
64 115,280 427.10 102,850 439.90 6,050 338.70 6,260 304.90
65–69 698,580 466.90 623,550 479.70 37,360 392.00 36,610 330.20
65 137,980 460.80 122,870 473.10 7,280 395.50 7,700 327.60
66 139,360 469.20 124,050 483.10 7,520 393.10 7,620 321.00
67 140,100 469.50 124,790 482.80 7,300 392.00 7,810 332.60
68 141,010 468.60 125,900 481.30 7,730 384.40 7,140 341.10
69 140,130 466.50 125,940 477.90 7,530 395.40 6,340 329.40
70–74 661,410 468.70 604,890 478.40 30,010 389.70 24,820 333.70
70 133,960 468.80 120,960 481.20 6,380 379.20 6,380 328.10
71 135,920 469.30 124,170 479.10 6,420 384.30 4,990 341.80
72 134,030 470.20 123,320 478.90 5,740 402.20 4,590 327.20
73 133,650 468.20 122,490 476.70 6,090 401.80 4,690 338.20
74 123,850 466.70 113,950 475.90 5,380 381.40 4,170 334.60
75–79 522,830 466.60 484,940 473.30 21,310 393.30 14,570 355.00
75 120,140 466.20 110,490 473.90 5,400 392.00 3,730 352.50
76 115,070 470.20 107,070 476.50 4,560 400.90 3,060 355.00
77 103,190 467.00 95,670 474.60 4,290 381.30 2,890 349.00
78 96,830 466.70 89,570 473.00 4,030 397.70 2,830 365.60
79 87,600 461.90 82,140 467.00 3,030 395.40 2,060 353.20
80–84 294,840 473.90 276,240 479.70 10,280 387.40 6,980 370.00
85–89 96,650 509.40 91,060 515.20 3,120 414.40 2,050 400.60
90–94 18,940 510.90 17,680 515.60 870 436.60 330 457.70
95 or older 1,920 486.30 1,720 494.40 150 398.50 40 449.40
Husbands
Subtotal 39,680 254.30 24,430 261.40 4,880 271.20 10,180 229.10
Under 62 1,890 145.60 1,390 149.20 220 141.30 280 131.00
62–64 1,820 210.70 1,030 196.80 300 216.70 490 236.30
65–69 9,120 262.40 5,680 263.40 1,110 281.10 2,330 251.20
70–74 10,770 268.20 6,230 279.40 1,460 295.80 3,060 232.30
75–79 8,620 253.80 5,330 266.30 870 288.80 2,360 212.30
80–84 4,540 256.30 2,740 272.90 620 249.60 1,120 221.20
85–89 1,840 260.50 1,250 264.20 190 281.90 380 236.20
90 or older 1,080 295.30 780 310.10 110 217.40 160 284.30
Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,622,130 463.60 2,378,990 474.50 123,750 383.80 112,400 323.90
Wives
Subtotal 2,586,710 466.30 2,357,320 476.40 119,630 387.20 102,950 332.20
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 51,520 378.40 40,560 398.50 6,120 339.10 4,750 260.40
Under 35 1,600 327.20 1,210 348.70 190 262.40 190 265.70
35–39 3,420 321.80 2,690 337.90 440 272.90 290 247.10
40–44 6,960 335.30 5,280 357.10 1,010 313.60 660 196.60
45–49 9,450 374.10 7,100 392.60 1,300 350.20 1,040 279.20
50–54 10,150 379.60 8,120 395.80 1,060 360.60 960 264.80
55–59 8,670 383.30 6,800 410.80 870 328.40 950 245.90
60–61 4,540 436.20 3,700 454.30 570 378.10 270 310.70
62–64 6,730 422.80 5,660 436.80 680 367.60 390 315.10
Age 2,535,190 468.10 2,316,760 477.70 113,510 389.70 98,200 335.60
62–64 261,720 434.90 234,180 447.70 12,910 352.80 14,430 301.60
62 63,730 433.30 57,240 444.40 3,190 364.40 3,280 306.20
63 90,760 432.90 80,900 446.70 4,360 349.80 5,430 294.90
64 107,230 437.50 96,040 450.50 5,360 348.30 5,720 305.20
65–69 682,100 470.70 610,090 483.40 35,630 396.70 35,390 330.90
65 132,200 468.20 117,970 480.70 6,830 401.20 7,290 328.60
66 135,380 473.70 120,720 487.70 7,110 398.10 7,390 320.60
67 137,310 472.80 122,630 485.80 6,920 397.40 7,560 333.70
68 138,660 471.10 124,070 483.40 7,460 389.20 6,930 341.60
69 138,550 468.00 124,700 479.30 7,310 398.00 6,220 330.30
70–74 657,410 469.60 601,750 479.30 29,460 391.00 24,510 334.00
70 132,690 470.30 119,970 482.60 6,240 381.30 6,240 328.40
71 134,980 470.80 123,440 480.40 6,260 386.90 4,940 342.10
72 133,360 470.80 122,780 479.50 5,660 402.30 4,540 326.90
73 133,030 468.90 122,020 477.40 6,000 402.90 4,630 338.90
74 123,350 467.20 113,540 476.40 5,300 381.70 4,160 335.00
75–79 521,730 466.90 484,120 473.50 21,130 393.90 14,470 355.20
75 119,760 466.50 110,240 474.10 5,310 393.10 3,690 352.00
76 114,880 470.40 106,940 476.70 4,530 400.50 3,030 355.40
77 102,960 467.20 95,480 474.80 4,260 382.10 2,880 349.60
78 96,710 467.00 89,480 473.30 4,020 398.50 2,810 366.30
79 87,420 462.20 81,980 467.30 3,010 396.00 2,060 353.20
80–84 294,730 474.00 276,160 479.80 10,250 388.10 6,980 370.00
85–89 96,640 509.40 91,060 515.20 3,110 415.00 2,050 400.60
90–94 18,940 510.90 17,680 515.60 870 436.60 330 457.70
95 or older 1,920 486.30 1,720 494.40 150 398.50 40 449.40
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 2,461,650 466.60 2,250,320 476.50 106,770 385.40 98,050 330.10
Divorced wives 125,060 461.40 107,000 472.60 12,860 401.40 4,900 374.00
Husbands
Subtotal 35,420 263.60 21,670 272.50 4,120 285.60 9,450 233.80
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 151,500 219.90 113,830 230.40 18,490 196.80 18,660 179.50
Wives
Subtotal 147,240 221.10 111,070 231.80 17,730 196.90 17,930 180.00
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 95,230 182.10 67,260 192.10 13,040 163.90 14,510 152.90
Under 35 17,920 125.90 12,650 132.90 2,340 107.90 2,860 109.60
35–39 18,670 149.70 13,090 160.20 2,350 124.90 3,160 124.80
40–44 22,430 179.40 15,810 187.40 2,920 157.60 3,580 163.50
45–49 18,790 208.90 13,210 219.90 2,730 188.90 2,780 176.70
50–54 10,480 236.20 7,280 249.40 1,640 217.80 1,490 194.40
55–59 5,460 260.10 4,120 268.70 770 233.20 550 235.30
60–61 960 319.30 700 343.50 190 275.90 70 194.30
62–64 520 266.80 400 279.10 100 259.30 20 59.50
Age 52,010 292.50 43,810 292.80 4,690 288.90 3,420 294.90
62–64 30,310 279.70 26,310 280.20 2,190 275.70 1,790 279.30
62 11,770 273.60 10,320 275.00 810 270.90 640 254.20
63 10,490 279.50 9,180 278.30 690 293.00 610 286.10
64 8,050 288.90 6,810 290.70 690 264.10 540 301.40
65–69 16,480 309.10 13,460 310.60 1,730 295.70 1,220 312.60
65 5,780 292.00 4,900 288.40 450 308.80 410 310.90
66 3,980 316.90 3,330 317.00 410 306.40 230 333.10
67 2,790 309.10 2,160 312.80 380 293.20 250 300.60
68 2,350 322.80 1,830 335.40 270 250.70 210 323.30
69 1,580 331.80 1,240 340.40 220 308.70 120 285.40
70–74 4,000 309.90 3,140 308.90 550 318.00 310 306.20
70 1,270 311.80 990 315.80 140 284.40 140 310.80
71 940 263.30 730 255.20 160 284.80 50 313.40
72 670 356.20 540 351.60 80 390.90 50 350.40
73 620 309.80 470 311.00 90 325.90 60 276.90
74 500 331.10 410 329.30 80 361.70 10 160.00
75 or older 1,220 329.40 900 338.90 220 293.70 100 322.90
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 142,180 219.10 107,220 230.60 16,960 192.00 17,510 176.70
Divorced wives 5,060 276.70 3,850 266.00 770 306.50 420 316.20
Husbands
Subtotal 4,260 176.90 2,760 173.90 760 193.20 730 168.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 7,510 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, age, and race, December 2003
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All children
Total 3,966,480 444.80 2,618,820 475.60 842,050 386.40 482,490 378.70
Under age 18 3,081,260 411.20 1,945,870 438.10 680,500 362.40 434,970 365.70
Under 1 10,620 304.60 6,130 299.50 2,190 249.80 2,290 371.90
1 25,090 301.40 14,820 313.70 5,510 252.40 4,660 321.40
2 38,690 322.90 23,610 337.40 7,860 273.70 7,140 330.70
3 51,200 330.20 31,100 349.10 11,410 279.30 8,580 330.20
4 66,110 340.40 40,910 355.60 13,980 293.00 11,050 345.50
5 80,930 350.70 49,870 373.70 17,650 307.50 13,170 323.60
6 96,760 353.60 59,820 373.70 21,160 314.60 15,540 331.60
7 114,530 366.10 71,660 387.30 24,790 322.10 17,820 343.50
8 132,850 368.70 83,050 392.20 29,070 322.50 20,380 341.20
9 158,630 376.60 98,620 401.80 35,800 330.30 23,520 342.80
10 185,200 379.30 114,520 402.00 43,220 339.00 26,590 348.00
11 215,540 388.10 134,860 416.70 48,390 338.80 31,090 342.00
12 244,810 395.70 152,320 421.10 56,120 355.30 34,570 350.40
13 280,050 411.00 175,000 437.30 63,940 365.90 38,910 364.80
14 305,020 421.20 193,560 448.30 68,610 373.80 40,490 369.00
15 333,860 436.80 214,340 466.20 73,280 385.00 43,200 376.40
16 354,920 464.50 228,780 493.30 76,470 412.30 46,470 405.80
17 386,450 481.10 252,900 510.90 81,050 422.20 49,500 422.10
Disabled adult children 757,200 567.10 588,140 587.70 133,230 492.50 33,840 502.50
18–19 12,960 463.20 8,840 485.20 2,860 398.90 1,170 456.80
20–24 58,290 485.20 36,990 505.60 15,150 441.40 5,710 468.70
25–29 62,260 519.30 41,860 541.90 15,390 470.80 4,660 464.30
30–34 75,800 553.40 54,110 569.70 16,680 513.80 4,700 506.50
35–39 95,550 574.10 71,250 594.80 19,250 513.20 4,860 513.90
40–44 109,920 589.30 85,980 608.80 19,700 516.90 4,090 526.70
45–49 100,320 599.00 80,280 622.40 16,650 503.40 3,190 508.60
50–54 77,020 603.00 63,940 622.60 10,750 500.50 2,230 536.70
55–59 57,700 604.30 49,510 619.10 6,790 502.50 1,350 569.10
60–64 40,340 600.00 35,210 612.10 4,140 502.70 910 563.00
65–69 27,180 561.90 23,770 572.80 2,840 474.80 550 539.80
70–74 18,360 536.80 16,730 544.30 1,410 457.00 210 485.50
75–79 12,600 497.30 11,540 503.70 920 416.30 140 503.40
80 or older 8,900 472.80 8,130 480.10 700 391.20 70 435.70
Students, aged 18–19 128,020 531.50 84,810 559.70 28,320 465.00 13,680 485.30
18 118,590 531.30 79,140 558.80 25,530 463.30 12,750 487.40
19 9,430 533.90 5,670 572.70 2,790 480.90 930 456.90
Children of retired workers
Subtotal 480,490 445.50 350,110 471.70 96,830 395.40 32,750 316.30
Under age 18 273,330 416.90 180,130 444.70 68,090 386.50 24,700 300.10
Under 1 730 395.20 460 426.30 240 337.50 30 381.70
1 1,130 385.70 770 392.50 260 402.20 100 291.10
2 1,790 377.50 1,160 399.50 390 387.00 240 255.70
3 2,740 386.60 1,730 400.40 720 382.90 280 319.70
4 3,370 370.20 2,210 385.90 780 370.10 380 278.90
5 4,960 365.00 3,010 388.10 1,380 347.30 570 285.70
6 6,300 367.10 4,150 392.70 1,470 358.20 650 228.50
7 7,780 391.60 4,780 412.90 2,290 383.60 700 277.20
8 9,170 391.00 5,540 409.80 2,790 388.50 840 275.50
9 11,710 392.60 7,270 414.90 3,360 389.60 1,050 254.40
10 13,560 377.90 8,580 397.60 3,740 366.70 1,230 277.20
11 17,680 384.20 11,260 414.50 4,790 357.20 1,620 255.20
12 20,730 400.10 13,670 423.80 5,360 375.20 1,620 289.70
13 25,270 406.00 16,310 440.00 6,880 360.60 2,020 290.00
14 29,880 407.60 19,840 432.10 7,460 382.00 2,550 291.60
15 34,220 417.30 23,080 443.80 7,830 390.80 3,260 296.60
16 37,930 452.60 25,860 482.10 8,540 413.90 3,470 329.00
17 44,380 468.40 30,450 499.50 9,810 419.90 4,090 354.40
Disabled adult children 192,750 481.40 159,730 497.60 25,620 413.00 7,030 365.70
18–19 2,210 447.50 1,700 460.40 380 407.50 130 395.80
20–24 9,980 441.30 6,950 471.70 2,250 388.20 740 314.30
25–29 14,780 456.20 11,330 478.00 2,640 403.60 780 317.80
30–34 24,180 475.10 19,540 490.10 3,300 407.20 1,300 429.40
35–39 35,880 492.50 29,820 509.60 4,690 420.70 1,310 360.90
40–44 44,560 500.80 37,850 515.20 5,500 429.30 1,160 375.50
45–49 32,630 483.80 27,840 497.80 3,820 412.60 870 346.60
50–54 17,450 478.00 14,970 489.20 1,960 417.70 500 376.50
55–59 7,320 454.80 6,410 465.80 740 373.50 150 310.70
60–64 2,720 468.50 2,420 475.80 250 427.40 40 377.30
65–69 720 459.30 630 470.60 50 335.20 40 437.50
70 or older 320 386.30 270 392.90 40 345.90 10 368.00
Students, aged 18–19 14,410 509.20 10,250 543.20 3,120 445.00 1,020 367.70
18 13,490 512.00 9,740 545.60 2,780 446.40 950 363.70
19 920 467.60 510 496.80 340 433.30 70 421.60
Children of deceased workers
Subtotal 1,906,680 602.70 1,234,420 650.50 418,120 505.20 240,480 527.80
Under age 18 1,339,820 590.90 807,480 648.00 309,700 491.70 211,070 518.80
Under 1 2,170 606.70 870 665.30 330 486.40 970 595.00
1 6,310 565.60 3,110 626.30 1,320 450.70 1,880 545.80
2 12,410 557.90 6,810 618.40 2,500 430.50 3,100 527.80
3 16,840 553.60 9,360 612.50 3,580 459.90 3,890 497.80
4 23,970 555.90 13,550 611.30 5,170 455.40 5,240 511.90
5 31,100 559.20 18,030 624.50 7,090 451.80 5,970 488.70
6 37,620 556.60 21,660 615.50 8,720 456.30 7,200 502.20
7 46,030 568.50 27,360 624.00 10,270 465.20 8,380 514.40
8 54,160 560.10 32,010 619.20 12,350 453.30 9,750 502.40
9 66,610 565.00 39,520 625.20 15,650 454.20 11,250 508.20
10 79,920 558.40 46,720 615.20 19,650 463.60 13,100 499.90
11 94,810 564.90 57,070 626.70 22,170 453.90 14,870 496.90
12 108,540 567.60 63,600 625.90 26,930 477.00 17,060 496.50
13 125,740 586.50 74,720 644.50 30,440 491.20 19,230 513.50
14 137,950 592.00 83,740 648.60 32,460 495.20 20,160 513.60
15 151,760 609.00 93,920 665.70 34,920 509.40 20,930 525.30
16 164,140 624.40 101,380 677.30 37,180 531.60 23,400 544.60
17 179,740 637.70 114,050 686.90 38,970 543.30 24,690 558.90
Disabled adult children 500,970 626.30 385,120 648.80 92,910 541.60 21,710 587.90
18–19 5,870 603.10 3,850 642.00 1,380 505.50 610 577.20
20–24 27,660 615.50 16,320 654.00 7,990 543.30 3,090 599.30
25–29 31,060 631.90 19,610 666.50 8,650 563.00 2,560 587.90
30–34 39,570 651.60 25,950 686.00 10,910 584.40 2,520 590.20
35–39 52,610 652.60 36,390 688.10 13,030 564.10 3,090 607.30
40–44 63,200 657.10 46,570 690.80 13,730 555.30 2,800 593.80
45–49 67,470 655.60 52,340 689.20 12,710 532.40 2,320 569.30
50–54 59,530 639.80 48,930 663.70 8,790 518.90 1,730 583.00
55–59 50,380 626.10 43,100 641.90 6,050 518.30 1,200 601.30
60–64 37,620 609.50 32,790 622.20 3,890 507.60 870 571.60
65–69 26,460 564.70 23,140 575.60 2,790 477.30 510 547.90
70–74 18,140 538.80 16,550 546.10 1,380 459.20 200 491.40
75–79 12,570 497.60 11,520 503.80 910 417.40 140 503.40
80 or older 8,830 473.10 8,060 480.60 700 391.20 70 435.70
Students, aged 18–19 65,890 664.10 41,820 713.40 15,510 557.60 7,700 605.00
18 60,680 665.40 38,780 713.70 13,900 557.10 7,180 607.70
19 5,210 648.50 3,040 710.20 1,610 561.20 520 568.00
Children of disabled workers
Subtotal 1,579,310 253.90 1,034,290 268.20 327,100 232.00 209,260 217.10
Under age 18 1,468,110 246.10 958,260 259.90 302,710 224.80 199,200 211.60
Under 1 7,720 211.20 4,800 221.10 1,620 188.60 1,290 204.00
1 17,650 201.50 10,940 219.30 3,930 175.90 2,680 165.20
2 24,490 199.90 15,640 210.40 4,970 185.90 3,800 174.60
3 31,620 206.30 20,010 221.50 7,110 177.90 4,410 183.00
4 38,770 204.50 25,150 215.10 8,030 181.00 5,430 189.60
5 44,870 204.60 28,830 215.30 9,180 190.10 6,630 178.20
6 52,840 207.50 34,010 217.40 10,970 196.10 7,690 180.50
7 60,720 209.30 39,520 220.40 12,230 190.50 8,740 185.00
8 69,520 216.60 45,500 230.50 13,930 193.20 9,790 186.30
9 80,310 217.90 51,830 229.70 16,790 202.90 11,220 185.10
10 91,720 223.40 59,220 234.50 19,830 210.40 12,260 192.80
11 103,050 226.10 66,530 236.90 21,430 215.60 14,600 193.80
12 115,540 233.40 75,050 247.00 23,830 213.20 15,890 199.60
13 129,040 240.90 83,970 252.30 26,620 224.00 17,660 211.40
14 137,190 252.40 89,980 265.40 28,690 234.30 17,780 216.10
15 147,880 264.60 97,340 279.00 30,530 241.40 19,010 226.20
16 152,850 295.70 101,540 312.40 30,750 267.70 19,600 253.70
17 162,330 311.20 108,400 328.80 32,270 276.60 20,720 272.40
Disabled adult children 63,480 359.70 43,290 376.60 14,700 320.70 5,100 327.90
18–19 4,880 301.90 3,290 314.50 1,100 262.30 430 304.40
20–24 20,650 331.90 13,720 346.30 4,910 299.80 1,880 314.70
25–29 16,420 362.90 10,920 384.60 4,100 319.80 1,320 311.10
30–34 12,050 387.80 8,620 400.00 2,470 344.00 880 380.50
35–39 7,060 404.40 5,040 424.70 1,530 363.10 460 322.50
40 or older 2,420 421.80 1,700 428.50 590 400.80 130 429.50
Students, aged 18–19 47,720 355.30 32,740 368.50 9,690 323.30 4,960 323.70
18 44,420 354.10 30,620 366.80 8,850 321.10 4,620 325.80
19 3,300 371.40 2,120 393.80 840 346.20 340 294.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 23,120 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2003
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All widowed mothers and fathers 188,320 659.70 128,940 706.50 28,640 565.90 29,260 548.60
By age
Under 20 90 386.00 40 392.00 0 . . . 50 381.20
20–24 2,620 520.50 1,580 546.10 260 430.70 780 498.50
20 160 533.00 80 588.10 10 583.00 70 462.90
21 320 479.90 180 480.20 10 392.00 130 486.20
22 410 517.10 270 532.60 20 193.50 120 536.30
23 720 548.70 450 590.90 60 454.20 210 485.40
24 1,010 512.60 600 532.80 160 444.50 250 507.60
25–29 9,040 539.00 5,910 573.70 1,130 428.80 1,980 501.10
25 1,150 545.00 690 599.00 160 368.40 300 514.90
26 1,420 488.10 950 536.00 150 413.90 310 386.40
27 1,880 549.60 1,180 576.50 260 458.10 440 531.60
28 2,220 544.40 1,540 571.80 290 420.00 390 528.80
29 2,370 553.30 1,550 585.30 270 454.30 540 514.40
30–34 20,960 560.30 13,890 598.00 3,150 471.50 3,740 497.60
30 2,790 560.40 1,900 594.50 380 512.20 490 472.10
31 3,460 535.50 2,100 568.10 640 480.10 660 487.30
32 4,230 568.80 2,850 607.00 670 478.90 700 502.00
33 5,080 555.80 3,350 594.20 740 456.90 950 499.70
34 5,400 573.60 3,690 613.20 720 450.50 940 512.80
35–39 33,760 611.20 22,710 660.80 4,840 522.50 5,960 500.00
35 5,460 595.20 3,600 644.60 780 507.10 1,030 489.70
36 6,470 592.00 4,170 638.10 1,090 500.00 1,170 519.90
37 7,060 612.00 4,900 646.00 920 503.90 1,220 556.20
38 7,040 602.40 4,660 660.50 980 525.20 1,350 464.40
39 7,730 645.90 5,380 702.80 1,070 569.90 1,190 472.00
40–44 43,630 676.10 30,260 725.90 6,320 565.70 6,760 559.20
40 8,360 650.10 5,780 696.50 1,300 539.70 1,220 552.60
41 8,690 657.10 5,850 709.40 1,300 532.30 1,480 561.90
42 8,850 682.50 6,280 733.10 1,190 584.00 1,350 532.80
43 9,070 687.50 6,220 732.40 1,310 610.90 1,450 568.70
44 8,660 701.90 6,130 755.60 1,220 562.80 1,260 579.70
45–49 36,800 714.60 25,500 765.60 5,550 612.20 5,410 583.30
45 7,990 708.20 5,640 754.90 1,100 581.30 1,140 612.20
46 8,160 708.80 5,680 763.80 1,180 609.20 1,260 562.50
47 7,800 712.60 5,220 769.60 1,310 612.30 1,190 581.10
48 6,840 729.90 4,760 774.70 1,030 638.80 1,000 606.20
49 6,010 716.30 4,200 767.00 930 622.90 820 550.30
50–54 20,970 716.90 14,200 759.90 3,450 623.80 3,020 620.60
50 5,170 710.30 3,570 765.90 870 557.10 680 607.40
51 4,960 726.70 3,460 747.40 660 665.10 740 672.70
52 4,220 697.90 2,950 751.50 680 622.70 530 521.50
53 3,550 727.90 2,280 763.40 590 668.20 640 660.50
54 3,070 725.50 1,940 780.00 650 631.80 430 614.50
55–59 11,200 731.30 8,140 764.80 2,050 635.30 940 664.50
55 2,740 755.50 1,880 793.30 530 643.60 310 723.30
56 2,610 748.60 1,950 766.70 500 702.20 150 678.50
57 2,360 704.20 1,830 750.40 320 520.90 190 594.10
58 1,810 716.90 1,240 748.80 370 641.90 190 683.50
59 1,680 719.00 1,240 755.80 330 623.90 100 558.40
60–61 3,650 725.50 2,700 738.00 700 681.40 240 702.90
60 1,680 744.50 1,280 761.60 280 699.10 120 668.40
61 1,970 709.30 1,420 716.80 420 669.60 120 737.50
62 or older 5,600 700.50 4,010 750.90 1,190 582.00 380 547.10
By sex and marital status
Women 176,540 665.40 121,110 714.10 26,590 565.60 27,410 549.80
Mothers 159,730 666.50 108,310 717.50 24,700 564.40 25,380 550.90
Surviving divorced mothers 16,810 654.40 12,800 685.30 1,890 581.60 2,030 536.60
Men 11,780 575.50 7,830 588.00 2,050 569.90 1,850 530.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes 1,480 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by sex, age, marital status, and race, December 2003
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All nondisabled widow(er)s 4,499,900 888.30 3,909,940 910.20 386,790 709.70 190,980 800.90
Women
Subtotal 4,458,120 890.10 3,881,710 911.60 380,760 710.10 183,540 805.60
By age
60–61 130,540 885.20 71,620 918.30 9,610 742.70 49,250 865.10
60 53,430 894.30 18,240 946.20 2,300 737.10 32,870 876.60
61 77,110 878.90 53,380 908.80 7,310 744.50 16,380 842.00
62–64 300,930 873.80 235,690 893.50 32,600 740.10 32,410 866.80
62 89,660 881.30 65,620 897.90 9,010 735.30 14,980 896.70
63 102,770 876.40 81,480 896.30 11,940 753.40 9,270 863.20
64 108,500 865.10 88,590 887.60 11,650 730.10 8,160 816.10
65–69 646,870 894.40 543,170 918.10 70,450 736.80 31,830 842.80
65 127,670 892.00 100,550 904.30 13,700 727.30 13,250 969.80
66 122,750 902.10 103,760 929.30 13,350 748.90 5,400 767.30
67 128,880 893.90 109,240 922.60 14,300 727.50 4,930 749.90
68 132,610 889.60 113,380 914.70 14,630 733.00 4,300 765.70
69 134,960 894.70 116,240 919.10 14,470 747.80 3,950 719.70
70–74 695,030 888.70 601,410 915.70 71,340 713.70 20,080 708.60
70 122,370 884.70 104,690 914.70 13,330 707.90 4,000 697.60
71 131,860 884.90 112,770 914.00 14,500 711.50 4,190 705.10
72 137,510 890.50 118,860 916.00 14,590 725.20 3,720 724.00
73 151,390 890.10 132,580 914.60 14,350 720.10 3,980 707.00
74 151,900 892.20 132,510 918.90 14,570 703.20 4,190 710.50
75–79 864,130 882.00 767,410 903.60 74,670 707.50 19,400 705.20
75 161,410 886.60 142,210 909.20 15,030 721.00 3,700 694.80
76 170,950 884.40 151,320 906.40 15,030 711.10 3,910 710.30
77 175,410 883.00 155,280 904.30 15,460 710.30 4,120 724.50
78 174,000 879.70 155,110 901.30 14,690 703.10 3,750 689.80
79 182,360 877.20 163,490 897.70 14,460 691.40 3,920 704.10
80–84 852,390 898.70 771,330 918.30 62,200 694.90 15,890 736.40
80 176,880 884.10 159,140 904.80 13,690 690.10 3,420 697.70
81 178,480 890.00 160,640 910.70 13,660 693.60 3,590 711.60
82 181,020 897.10 164,750 914.70 12,650 692.40 3,060 759.70
83 170,070 910.40 154,420 930.00 11,850 693.40 3,160 746.00
84 145,940 915.30 132,380 934.40 10,350 707.40 2,660 781.30
85–89 568,720 919.30 522,700 936.30 35,050 697.40 9,110 750.70
85 137,280 927.30 125,800 944.60 8,650 705.00 2,330 765.10
86 121,460 929.50 111,860 946.30 7,340 709.00 1,900 746.80
87 113,830 916.40 103,960 936.30 7,660 685.40 1,970 735.90
88 103,460 913.70 95,580 928.40 6,000 706.70 1,510 766.70
89 92,690 903.80 85,500 919.40 5,400 676.20 1,400 735.80
90–94 295,360 872.30 272,950 888.60 17,700 647.40 4,140 715.90
95 or older 104,150 812.90 95,430 830.40 7,140 607.20 1,430 646.70
By marital status
Widows 4,137,320 888.90 3,621,600 910.70 343,970 703.90 160,330 790.60
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled) 320,800 905.50 260,110 924.70 36,790 767.80 23,210 909.20
Men
Subtotal 41,780 701.10 28,230 709.60 6,030 683.00 7,440 684.60
60–61 8,700 669.90 4,570 676.60 680 699.00 3,450 655.20
62–64 12,010 788.80 8,490 785.50 1,570 788.50 1,950 803.30
65–69 7,640 778.00 5,380 783.90 1,410 758.90 830 774.90
70–74 4,090 661.90 2,760 705.80 860 595.80 440 526.60
75–79 3,490 636.20 2,500 666.00 660 559.00 330 565.00
80–84 2,490 556.70 1,850 564.30 420 555.40 220 495.30
85–89 1,680 534.90 1,280 541.30 210 578.20 180 408.90
90 or older 1,680 496.70 1,400 503.40 220 450.90 40 561.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 12,190 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2003
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled widow(er)s 207,630 562.30 143,390 577.80 39,080 499.70 24,520 571.60
By age
50–54 26,820 576.10 15,380 587.20 5,510 516.40 5,820 605.40
50 2,320 562.70 750 538.50 420 484.60 1,140 611.80
51 4,020 607.90 2,070 599.00 870 548.00 1,080 673.40
52 5,230 572.90 3,170 599.30 1,080 491.80 960 581.60
53 6,650 575.80 3,930 591.60 1,460 522.40 1,240 587.30
54 8,600 566.90 5,460 579.20 1,680 518.50 1,400 580.20
55–59 77,480 567.30 51,660 579.30 13,540 504.70 12,110 586.10
55 10,610 569.70 6,820 575.90 2,180 532.80 1,610 593.60
56 14,550 572.90 9,440 589.30 2,590 479.80 2,460 607.40
57 15,620 560.10 10,720 567.30 2,510 513.90 2,330 576.50
58 16,580 570.20 11,080 588.40 2,800 499.00 2,690 571.70
59 20,120 565.10 13,600 576.10 3,460 503.70 3,020 584.90
60–64 103,330 555.00 76,350 575.00 20,030 491.70 6,590 515.00
60 22,020 555.80 15,750 568.90 3,760 512.50 2,460 537.70
61 22,140 553.80 16,540 572.50 4,400 492.20 1,090 516.10
62 20,900 557.10 15,570 584.50 4,300 474.50 1,000 485.70
63 19,470 555.80 14,370 574.50 3,850 495.00 1,150 514.00
64 18,800 552.30 14,120 574.50 3,720 486.30 890 484.90
By sex and marital status
Women 201,390 567.40 139,530 583.30 37,730 502.20 23,510 578.00
Widows 172,760 566.70 119,210 584.40 32,900 496.80 20,130 577.30
Surviving divorced wives 28,630 571.30 20,320 576.90 4,830 539.00 3,380 582.10
Men 6,240 397.90 3,860 381.80 1,350 429.60 1,010 421.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 640 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age, sex, and race, December 2003
Age and sex All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All parents 2,190 803.10 1,190 830.40 240 827.50 710 761.20
By age
62–64 30 1,025.30 0 . . . 10 1,113.00 20 981.50
65–69 150 826.40 50 1,001.50 20 850.80 70 725.90
70–74 330 896.70 140 929.30 30 1,164.90 160 817.90
75–79 400 821.40 180 867.30 30 1,043.40 170 720.20
80–84 440 747.10 310 768.90 30 817.90 90 678.50
85–89 430 872.10 210 964.60 50 760.70 170 790.60
90 or older 410 672.90 300 703.00 70 594.90 30 709.30
By sex
Women 1,890 818.10 1,090 835.50 220 848.00 530 787.40
Men 300 708.90 100 774.50 20 602.50 180 684.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes 50 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, age, and race, December 2003
Age and type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 21,247,240 857.60 18,986,490 871.70 1,621,080 755.60 600,490 695.10
62–64 2,587,310 858.60 2,242,920 874.10 228,450 797.30 115,910 680.00
62 708,390 847.60 613,470 862.70 59,700 796.90 35,220 670.80
63 906,650 860.60 786,430 875.60 81,090 799.70 39,120 685.40
64 972,270 864.80 843,020 881.00 87,660 795.40 41,570 682.70
65–69 5,518,840 871.90 4,841,580 888.40 467,500 783.20 208,920 690.20
65 1,242,370 911.40 1,084,660 929.50 104,850 825.20 52,820 711.10
66 1,169,680 899.80 1,022,150 917.40 100,370 811.10 47,140 708.80
67 1,096,470 864.30 962,440 880.20 91,500 781.70 42,410 680.10
68 1,037,070 842.30 912,900 857.90 89,080 745.70 34,870 682.80
69 973,250 828.10 859,430 843.40 81,700 737.40 31,680 649.30
70–74 4,465,820 837.00 3,990,390 850.80 346,240 737.30 122,270 676.30
70 906,340 832.80 800,890 847.80 75,710 735.90 29,100 673.60
71 922,980 848.20 817,770 862.70 77,590 751.30 26,880 692.30
72 900,490 836.50 807,140 850.40 67,270 737.10 24,750 664.10
73 897,790 834.00 809,340 846.60 64,320 733.10 22,620 675.40
74 838,220 832.80 755,250 845.80 61,350 725.90 18,920 674.60
75–79 3,843,770 848.20 3,489,350 860.70 265,280 730.90 75,590 704.00
75 833,440 846.40 753,720 859.10 59,390 736.50 17,250 696.30
76 818,700 851.40 740,680 864.60 58,020 733.40 17,150 698.10
77 758,340 842.90 689,770 855.00 51,680 726.50 14,270 700.50
78 737,610 857.60 670,490 869.90 50,440 735.40 14,210 726.70
79 695,680 842.30 634,690 854.30 45,750 720.60 12,710 701.00
80–84 2,691,120 841.70 2,463,820 853.20 171,010 713.20 45,830 717.90
80 637,940 838.10 583,290 849.70 40,420 712.20 12,080 709.80
81 590,760 840.20 539,360 851.20 38,390 722.30 10,440 719.20
82 562,130 838.60 516,110 849.90 34,710 705.20 9,240 717.50
83 485,690 840.40 445,620 851.70 30,480 711.50 7,710 714.50
84 414,600 855.20 379,440 867.40 27,010 713.80 6,360 735.50
85–89 1,446,090 918.20 1,330,540 930.20 88,330 765.10 21,590 815.20
85 386,100 893.40 356,080 904.40 22,620 751.30 5,710 776.20
86 329,260 920.10 303,450 931.50 19,400 767.80 5,050 834.00
87 284,590 947.50 260,920 960.80 18,780 790.60 3,850 836.30
88 241,890 929.90 223,390 941.80 13,840 770.20 3,740 827.50
89 204,250 907.30 186,700 920.90 13,690 743.90 3,240 815.10
90–94 562,540 873.30 511,350 887.30 41,170 718.50 8,590 784.90
95 or older 131,750 807.60 116,540 828.10 13,100 636.20 1,790 696.10
Men
Subtotal 10,540,940 957.70 9,438,360 976.20 769,360 820.40 317,730 748.70
62–64 1,331,110 1,022.50 1,150,820 1,051.90 119,510 872.90 60,760 762.00
62 359,570 1,018.50 310,740 1,047.70 31,730 871.70 17,100 760.70
63 468,100 1,024.20 404,470 1,053.40 42,140 876.90 21,480 763.30
64 503,440 1,023.90 435,610 1,053.40 45,640 869.90 22,180 761.70
65–69 2,928,080 1,009.90 2,569,240 1,036.10 241,930 857.90 116,310 748.60
65 656,960 1,068.40 573,390 1,098.60 53,940 906.30 29,600 780.10
66 620,770 1,048.20 542,190 1,077.10 52,480 890.80 26,090 765.00
67 582,490 998.20 510,200 1,024.20 48,160 855.00 24,030 735.00
68 550,310 968.70 485,560 992.00 45,350 817.30 19,220 739.80
69 517,550 946.80 457,900 969.60 42,000 801.70 17,370 699.10
70–74 2,374,040 941.00 2,131,900 959.40 173,700 798.50 64,790 729.80
70 482,190 945.20 427,480 967.00 38,560 796.40 15,730 723.20
71 490,410 962.30 436,540 982.30 39,290 817.10 14,170 756.10
72 480,160 939.10 432,510 957.10 33,630 797.50 13,230 723.70
73 479,320 931.60 434,390 948.00 32,250 791.20 11,820 720.90
74 441,960 925.40 400,980 941.10 29,970 785.80 9,840 721.30
75–79 1,928,910 929.00 1,761,960 943.70 123,180 783.10 38,550 743.00
75 433,240 939.20 394,330 954.70 28,940 792.90 8,910 743.80
76 417,460 941.40 380,160 957.70 27,210 789.10 8,800 727.10
77 380,040 920.20 347,940 934.60 23,840 770.30 7,320 736.30
78 362,900 934.60 332,010 948.40 22,930 787.80 6,950 776.20
79 335,270 904.50 307,520 917.30 20,260 771.00 6,570 735.60
80–84 1,232,390 863.00 1,135,730 873.80 70,050 736.50 22,780 729.80
80 304,800 883.80 280,490 895.30 17,240 754.00 6,240 736.20
81 278,400 872.60 255,550 884.60 16,710 745.90 5,150 721.20
82 256,250 857.70 236,870 868.30 14,170 724.30 4,470 734.50
83 215,800 836.90 199,310 847.00 11,910 712.90 3,880 712.50
84 177,140 851.40 163,510 860.60 10,020 736.00 3,040 746.20
85–89 550,190 940.90 510,300 950.10 28,440 818.40 9,590 829.20
85 159,430 906.50 148,280 915.20 8,020 793.10 2,590 768.60
86 129,330 943.50 120,390 952.10 6,290 813.90 2,230 849.10
87 106,390 982.80 98,490 993.10 5,890 850.30 1,670 867.50
88 86,140 962.70 80,160 972.30 4,110 826.00 1,560 850.80
89 68,900 924.00 62,980 933.20 4,130 821.60 1,540 839.20
90–94 168,500 878.20 154,070 887.30 10,070 761.80 4,080 822.20
95 or older 27,720 784.50 24,340 799.60 2,480 649.60 870 742.60
Women
Subtotal 10,706,300 759.10 9,548,130 768.30 851,720 697.10 282,760 634.90
62–64 1,256,200 684.90 1,092,100 686.80 108,940 714.40 55,150 589.70
62 348,820 671.50 302,730 672.80 27,970 712.10 18,120 586.00
63 438,550 686.00 381,960 687.40 38,950 716.10 17,640 590.50
64 468,830 693.90 407,410 696.60 42,020 714.40 19,390 592.40
65–69 2,590,760 716.00 2,272,340 721.30 225,570 703.00 92,610 616.80
65 585,410 735.30 511,270 740.00 50,910 739.30 23,220 623.00
66 548,910 732.00 479,960 736.90 47,890 723.70 21,050 639.10
67 513,980 712.40 452,240 717.80 43,340 700.30 18,380 608.30
68 486,760 699.40 427,340 705.50 43,730 671.40 15,650 612.80
69 455,700 693.40 401,530 699.60 39,700 669.40 14,310 588.90
70–74 2,091,780 718.90 1,858,490 726.20 172,540 675.70 57,480 616.00
70 424,150 705.00 373,410 711.50 37,150 673.20 13,370 615.30
71 432,570 718.90 381,230 725.80 38,300 683.80 12,710 621.30
72 420,330 719.40 374,630 727.20 33,640 676.70 11,520 595.60
73 418,470 722.20 374,950 729.20 32,070 674.70 10,800 625.60
74 396,260 729.40 354,270 737.80 31,380 668.70 9,080 624.00
75–79 1,914,860 766.80 1,727,390 776.00 142,100 685.70 37,040 663.40
75 400,200 746.00 359,390 754.10 30,450 683.00 8,340 645.60
76 401,240 757.70 360,520 766.40 30,810 684.20 8,350 667.60
77 378,300 765.30 341,830 773.90 27,840 689.00 6,950 662.90
78 374,710 783.00 338,480 793.00 27,510 691.80 7,260 679.20
79 360,410 784.60 327,170 795.10 25,490 680.50 6,140 664.00
80–84 1,458,730 823.80 1,328,090 835.50 100,960 697.00 23,050 706.10
80 333,140 796.40 302,800 807.40 23,180 681.20 5,840 681.60
81 312,360 811.30 283,810 821.20 21,680 704.10 5,290 717.30
82 305,880 822.60 279,240 834.30 20,540 692.10 4,770 701.60
83 269,890 843.30 246,310 855.50 18,570 710.70 3,830 716.50
84 237,460 858.10 215,930 872.60 16,990 700.70 3,320 725.80
85–89 895,900 904.30 820,240 917.80 59,890 739.70 12,000 804.00
85 226,670 884.20 207,800 896.60 14,600 728.30 3,120 782.60
86 199,930 905.00 183,060 917.90 13,110 745.70 2,820 822.10
87 178,200 926.50 162,430 941.20 12,890 763.30 2,180 812.40
88 155,750 911.80 143,230 924.80 9,730 746.60 2,180 810.90
89 135,350 898.80 123,720 914.70 9,560 710.30 1,700 793.40
90–94 394,040 871.20 357,280 887.30 31,100 704.40 4,510 751.30
95 or older 104,030 813.70 92,200 835.60 10,620 633.10 920 652.20
Disabled workers
Total 41,810 1,054.30 33,320 1,093.60 5,790 954.20 2,700 784.10
62 4,320 1,118.10 3,280 1,159.80 680 1,040.80 360 884.40
63 13,140 1,084.70 10,560 1,126.90 1,690 964.00 890 813.00
64 19,290 1,036.00 15,430 1,072.00 2,650 942.90 1,210 781.90
65 5,060 990.90 4,050 1,036.00 770 894.90 240 537.20
Men
Subtotal 26,850 1,204.50 21,770 1,251.40 3,290 1,088.50 1,790 846.70
62 2,890 1,257.60 2,210 1,318.60 410 1,160.90 270 905.20
63 8,510 1,232.90 6,950 1,285.40 950 1,082.30 610 870.00
64 12,290 1,189.50 9,990 1,230.50 1,520 1,092.50 780 853.00
65 3,160 1,137.50 2,620 1,184.30 410 1,015.70 130 578.10
Women
Subtotal 14,960 784.90 11,550 796.30 2,500 777.40 910 660.80
62 1,430 836.30 1,070 831.90 270 858.60 90 822.10
63 4,630 812.10 3,610 821.70 740 812.00 280 688.70
64 7,000 766.70 5,440 780.90 1,130 741.70 430 652.90
65 1,900 747.00 1,430 764.20 360 757.40 110 488.90
Spouses
Total 2,134,430 442.30 1,964,310 450.60 91,150 365.00 73,950 321.60
Wives
Subtotal 2,123,240 443.40 1,956,560 451.40 89,610 367.00 72,060 324.20
By age
62–64 289,530 419.40 258,320 431.40 14,880 342.30 16,110 299.40
62 74,260 409.60 66,470 419.80 3,920 346.30 3,850 298.70
63 100,420 417.50 89,400 430.00 4,940 342.50 6,000 294.10
64 114,850 427.40 102,450 440.20 6,020 339.60 6,260 304.90
65–69 600,210 454.30 541,240 465.40 30,440 377.70 27,600 325.50
65 129,550 454.90 115,590 467.10 6,680 389.20 7,170 321.00
66 121,330 459.50 108,830 472.00 6,450 383.70 5,920 315.00
67 119,130 457.20 107,590 468.60 5,670 372.50 5,710 331.40
68 117,420 453.10 106,330 463.60 6,000 365.10 4,870 336.60
69 112,780 446.20 102,900 454.80 5,640 376.10 3,930 327.30
70–74 533,410 447.00 494,910 454.40 21,980 370.20 15,160 325.80
70 106,970 446.60 98,210 456.00 4,640 353.40 3,910 325.00
71 109,760 447.60 101,580 455.30 4,850 364.20 3,020 331.20
72 108,760 449.10 101,570 455.70 4,040 385.70 2,870 313.70
73 108,250 446.90 100,700 452.90 4,550 385.00 2,740 332.20
74 99,670 444.60 92,850 451.70 3,900 364.10 2,620 327.60
75–79 408,070 440.30 383,990 445.20 14,340 368.80 8,320 345.50
75 96,130 445.30 89,930 450.90 3,690 372.40 2,110 341.70
76 91,430 446.00 86,450 450.70 3,050 377.10 1,650 340.60
77 79,890 438.20 74,880 444.20 2,950 355.30 1,820 336.10
78 74,010 437.80 69,720 442.10 2,480 368.60 1,550 365.20
79 66,610 430.30 63,010 434.00 2,170 370.00 1,190 347.50
80–84 217,030 439.50 206,380 443.40 5,910 358.80 3,860 354.40
85–89 63,990 456.40 61,290 460.20 1,580 363.90 920 369.60
90–94 10,300 420.50 9,810 423.80 400 350.70 90 372.20
95 or older 700 410.80 620 411.10 80 408.50 0 . . .
By type of benefit
Wives of retired workers 2,077,490 446.90 1,917,690 454.90 85,720 371.10 69,140 325.60
Wives of disabled workers 45,750 281.80 38,870 281.80 3,890 275.40 2,920 291.50
Husbands
Subtotal 11,190 239.10 7,750 240.80 1,540 250.50 1,890 223.10
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,620,080 815.90 2,207,640 833.90 264,980 676.30 141,580 798.20
60–64 454,170 868.70 321,870 890.70 44,820 738.50 87,180 855.10
60 56,890 880.80 19,400 928.70 2,510 733.90 34,960 864.80
61 82,350 865.50 56,790 895.30 7,780 741.80 17,740 824.90
62 93,790 876.90 68,280 892.80 9,440 737.30 16,020 891.60
63 107,120 873.40 84,660 892.90 12,630 755.00 9,750 861.10
64 114,020 853.80 92,740 876.40 12,460 721.70 8,710 804.10
65–69 545,920 867.50 459,880 890.60 61,480 722.70 23,380 800.00
65 116,910 882.40 94,090 897.80 12,730 732.90 9,940 928.10
66 108,810 880.20 92,140 906.90 12,460 739.60 4,010 716.70
67 109,900 867.60 93,520 894.90 12,310 710.20 3,710 709.90
68 107,480 855.10 92,020 879.10 12,220 713.20 3,030 706.50
69 102,820 850.10 88,110 873.40 11,760 716.70 2,690 679.90
70–74 465,970 832.90 400,930 857.60 51,990 681.30 11,550 664.00
70 90,120 843.00 77,090 869.80 10,360 688.30 2,430 659.20
71 92,090 836.00 78,630 862.60 10,640 681.50 2,530 666.40
72 92,240 833.20 79,250 857.20 10,480 684.80 2,270 688.00
73 97,490 829.80 84,840 851.80 10,160 685.70 2,150 663.90
74 94,030 822.90 81,120 847.60 10,350 666.50 2,170 641.60
75–79 472,620 797.90 414,620 818.10 47,500 651.60 9,140 649.10
75 95,690 815.60 83,530 836.80 10,010 677.30 1,870 625.60
76 97,590 807.40 85,440 828.40 9,940 656.80 1,930 664.00
77 96,390 796.50 84,090 816.30 10,080 653.90 1,880 682.10
78 91,500 790.50 80,700 809.50 8,890 647.40 1,670 641.50
79 91,450 778.00 80,860 798.40 8,580 617.40 1,790 630.20
80–84 376,490 766.20 335,310 784.30 34,170 616.20 5,970 608.10
85–89 192,430 721.50 173,760 736.20 15,440 578.10 2,870 592.90
90–94 84,760 685.60 76,330 700.10 7,170 552.80 1,150 554.80
95 or older 27,720 681.30 24,940 695.70 2,410 556.70 340 531.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 39,180 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2003, selected years
Year OASDI Retired workers Disabled workers Wives and husbands Children Widowed mothers and fathers Widow(er)s Parents Special age-72 beneficiaries
Total OASI trust fund DI trust fund
Number
1940 222,488 222,488 . . . 112,331 . . . 29,749 54,648 20,499 4,437 824 . . .
1945 1,288,107 1,288,107 . . . 518,234 . . . 159,168 390,134 120,581 93,781 6,209 . . .
1950 3,477,243 3,477,243 . . . 1,770,984 . . . 508,350 699,703 169,438 314,189 14,579 . . .
1955 7,960,616 7,960,616 . . . 4,473,971 . . . 1,191,963 1,276,240 291,916 701,360 25,166 . . .
1957 11,128,897 10,979,047 149,850 6,197,532 149,850 1,827,048 1,502,077 328,309 1,095,137 28,944 . . .
1960 14,844,589 14,157,138 687,451 8,061,469 455,371 2,345,983 2,000,451 401,358 1,543,843 36,114 . . .
1965 20,866,767 19,127,716 1,739,051 11,100,584 988,074 2,806,912 3,092,659 471,816 2,371,433 35,289 . . .
1966 22,767,252 20,796,930 1,970,322 11,658,443 1,097,190 2,860,026 3,392,970 487,755 2,602,015 34,540 634,313
1970 26,228,629 23,563,634 2,664,995 13,349,175 1,492,948 2,951,552 4,122,305 523,136 3,227,160 28,729 533,624
1975 32,084,511 27,732,311 4,352,200 16,588,001 2,488,774 3,320,310 4,972,008 581,845 3,888,705 21,444 223,424
1980 35,584,955 30,906,511 4,678,444 19,562,085 2,858,680 3,477,427 4,606,517 562,316 4,410,515 14,779 92,636
1985 37,058,317 33,151,003 3,907,314 22,431,930 2,656,638 3,374,599 3,319,490 371,659 4,862,805 9,541 31,655
1990 39,832,125 35,566,144 4,265,981 24,838,100 3,011,294 3,366,975 3,187,010 303,923 5,111,482 5,908 7,433
1991 40,592,173 36,079,133 4,513,040 25,288,719 3,194,938 3,370,454 3,268,252 300,661 5,158,383 5,467 5,299
1992 41,507,188 36,617,492 4,889,696 25,757,727 3,467,783 3,382,189 3,391,173 294,176 5,205,375 5,083 3,682
1993 42,245,719 36,992,153 5,253,566 26,104,305 3,725,966 3,367,206 3,527,483 289,350 5,224,279 4,673 2,457
1994 42,883,470 37,299,951 5,583,519 26,407,756 3,962,954 3,337,484 3,653,887 283,072 5,232,379 4,318 1,620
1995 43,387,259 37,529,603 5,857,656 26,672,806 4,185,263 3,289,551 3,734,097 275,020 5,225,519 3,976 1,027
1996 43,736,836 37,664,802 6,072,034 26,898,072 4,385,623 3,194,080 3,802,791 242,135 5,209,812 3,670 653
1997 43,971,086 37,818,047 6,153,039 27,274,572 4,508,134 3,129,129 3,771,774 230,222 5,053,442 3,419 394
1998 44,245,731 37,911,161 6,334,570 27,510,535 4,698,319 3,054,073 3,768,928 220,610 4,989,855 3,186 225
1999 44,595,624 38,071,894 6,523,730 27,774,677 4,879,455 2,987,307 3,794,795 212,401 4,943,915 2,931 143
2000 45,414,794 38,741,432 6,673,362 28,498,945 5,042,334 2,963,326 3,802,863 203,052 4,901,437 2,748 89
2001 45,877,506 38,964,263 6,913,243 28,836,774 5,274,183 2,898,861 3,839,381 197,375 4,828,327 2,564 41
2002 46,444,317 39,233,049 7,221,268 29,190,137 5,543,981 2,832,767 3,910,256 194,117 4,770,638 2,400 21
2003 47,038,486 39,443,034 7,595,452 29,531,611 5,873,673 2,772,577 3,960,909 190,252 4,707,215 2,238 21
Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars)
1940 4,070 4,070 . . . 2,539 . . . 361 668 402 90 11 . . .
1945 23,801 23,801 . . . 12,538 . . . 2,040 4,858 2,391 1,893 81 . . .
1950 126,857 126,857 . . . 77,678 . . . 11,995 19,366 5,801 11,481 535 . . .
1955 411,613 411,613 . . . 276,942 . . . 39,416 46,444 13,403 34,152 1,256 . . .
1957 605,455 594,552 10,904 400,250 10,904 62,802 57,952 16,102 55,944 1,501 . . .
1960 936,321 888,320 48,000 596,849 40,668 90,503 93,275 23,795 89,054 2,178 . . .
1965 1,516,802 1,395,817 120,986 931,532 96,599 120,796 159,428 30,882 174,883 2,683 . . .
1966 1,638,548 1,502,863 135,685 983,338 107,627 123,262 175,100 31,983 192,821 2,642 21,777
1970 2,628,326 2,385,926 242,400 1,576,551 196,010 175,323 279,845 45,258 328,245 2,965 24,128
1975 5,727,758 5,047,656 680,102 3,436,752 562,180 332,159 544,048 85,676 747,903 3,685 15,354
1980 10,682,791 9,422,206 1,260,585 6,678,216 1,059,792 569,528 864,242 138,426 1,358,836 4,080 9,672
1985 15,901,579 14,441,682 1,459,896 10,736,304 1,285,375 796,351 858,006 123,557 2,094,003 3,609 4,373
1990 21,686,763 19,716,655 1,970,108 14,966,531 1,768,313 1,004,852 991,628 124,340 2,827,012 2,849 1,238
1991 23,076,535 20,912,298 2,164,237 15,914,665 1,946,823 1,049,463 1,045,006 127,510 2,989,385 2,767 915
1992 24,442,156 22,033,164 2,408,992 16,810,432 2,171,080 1,089,504 1,100,812 128,748 3,138,250 2,676 655
1993 25,662,445 23,011,870 2,650,575 17,595,964 2,390,829 1,117,643 1,160,403 129,752 3,264,849 2,557 448
1994 26,936,223 24,032,186 2,904,037 18,415,099 2,620,982 1,144,466 1,226,468 131,463 3,394,982 2,459 303
1995 28,148,078 24,993,131 3,154,947 19,199,157 2,853,365 1,164,029 1,283,288 131,430 3,514,262 2,349 197
1996 29,426,079 26,017,474 3,408,605 20,038,023 3,087,223 1,177,458 1,356,685 124,678 3,639,632 2,252 129
1997 30,463,716 26,884,933 3,578,782 20,864,462 3,252,919 1,185,143 1,389,552 122,488 3,646,898 2,173 79
1998 31,298,873 27,519,891 3,778,982 21,449,654 3,444,259 1,179,882 1,417,362 120,247 3,685,349 2,074 46
1999 32,578,327 28,548,030 4,030,297 22,339,070 3,679,691 1,188,814 1,473,988 120,157 3,774,601 1,975 30
2000 34,848,920 30,517,277 4,331,642 24,066,918 3,965,304 1,233,598 1,547,808 120,812 3,912,527 1,934 19
2001 36,504,206 31,823,443 4,680,763 25,215,898 4,295,600 1,246,333 1,624,285 122,526 3,997,687 1,868 9
2002 37,854,453 32,823,008 5,031,445 26,125,090 4,625,445 1,242,317 1,692,471 124,267 4,043,051 1,806 5
2003 39,541,528 34,048,860 5,492,667 27,230,634 5,060,493 1,247,504 1,763,910 126,278 4,110,963 1,744 3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2003
Type of benefit Number a
(thousands)
Average
age
Total, OASDI 47,053 66
OASI 39,455 71
Retired workers 29,548 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,622 72
Children of retired workers 480 24
Under age 18 273 13
Disabled adult children 193 40
Students, aged 18–19 14 18
Children of deceased workers 1,907 22
Under age 18 1,340 12
Disabled adult children 501 47
Students, aged 18–19 66 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,500 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 188 43
Disabled widow(er)s 208 59
Parents of deceased workers 2 82
DI 7,598 43
Disabled workers 5,867 51
Spouses of disabled workers 152 50
Children of disabled workers 1,579 12
Under age 18 1,468 12
Disabled adult children 63 27
Students, aged 18–19 48 18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, type of benefit, and race, December 2003
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c (thousands)
Total, OASDI 47,053 39,644 4,837 2,429
By age and sex
Adults 43,087 37,026 3,995 1,947
Men 18,580 15,972 1,676 883
Women 24,507 21,054 2,319 1,064
Children 3,966 2,619 842 482
Under age 18 3,081 1,946 681 435
Disabled adult children 757 588 133 34
Students, aged 18–19 128 85 28 14
Retired workers and their spouses and children 32,650 28,858 2,626 1,095
Retired workers 29,548 26,129 2,406 950
Spouses 2,622 2,379 124 112
Children 480 350 97 33
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 7,598 5,368 1,337 849
Disabled workers 5,867 4,220 992 621
Spouses 152 114 18 19
Children 1,579 1,034 327 209
Survivors of deceased workers 6,805 5,418 873 486
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,500 3,910 387 191
Disabled widow(er)s 208 143 39 25
Widowed mothers and fathers 188 129 29 29
Children 1,907 1,234 418 240
Parents 2 1 0 1
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 922.10 939.40 802.60 752.10
Men 1,038.90 1,061.70 878.10 809.40
Women 797.50 807.70 734.30 679.10
Disabled workers 861.70 890.40 800.20 767.60
Men 965.90 1,007.30 859.40 844.80
Women 734.40 742.60 735.50 679.90
Widowed mothers and fathers 659.70 706.50 565.90 548.60
Nondisabled widow(er)s 888.30 910.20 709.70 800.90
Surviving children 602.70 650.50 505.20 527.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 142,690 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit, basis of entitlement, and race, December 2003
Type of benefit and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other b
Number (thousands) Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number (thousands) Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number (thousands) Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number (thousands) Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All women
Total c 24,505 766.30 21,053 778.90 2,318 702.80 1,064 653.60
Workers 16,935 787.60 14,442 799.30 1,736 734.60 709 679.40
Retired 14,294 797.50 12,578 807.70 1,263 734.30 418 679.10
Full benefit 3,587 912.00 3,029 932.00 411 811.40 135 771.60
Reduced benefit 10,706 759.10 9,548 768.30 852 697.10 283 634.90
Disabled 2,642 734.40 1,864 742.60 473 735.50 291 679.80
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,734 453.10 2,468 465.40 137 362.60 121 309.60
Entitlement based on care of children 147 251.00 108 269.80 19 219.80 19 179.40
Husband retired 52 378.40 41 398.50 6 339.10 5 260.40
Husband disabled 95 182.10 67 192.10 13 163.90 15 152.90
Entitlement based on age 2,587 464.60 2,361 474.30 118 385.70 102 334.30
Husband retired 2,535 468.10 2,317 477.70 114 389.70 98 335.60
Full benefit 456 565.30 397 588.60 28 448.10 29 360.00
Reduced benefit 2,080 446.80 1,920 454.80 86 371.00 69 325.50
Husband disabled 52 292.50 44 292.80 5 288.90 3 294.90
Widows 4,836 868.40 4,142 894.80 445 683.80 234 752.90
Entitlement based on care of children 177 665.40 121 714.10 27 565.60 27 549.80
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 4,458 890.10 3,882 911.60 381 710.10 184 805.60
Disabled, aged 50–64 201 567.40 140 583.30 38 502.20 24 578.00
Women aged 65 or older
Total c 19,378 785.50 17,174 797.10 1,599 707.60 551 650.00
Entitled as worker 13,057 808.20 11,500 819.10 1,157 736.10 364 692.40
Worker only 7,329 777.70 6,216 792.20 820 706.20 275 669.70
Dually entitled 5,728 847.10 5,283 850.80 337 808.70 90 762.10
Wife's benefit 2,285 551.30 2,161 553.90 79 496.20 40 519.10
Widow's benefit 3,443 1,043.40 3,123 1,056.20 258 904.70 50 955.20
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,322 738.60 5,674 752.40 442 633.00 187 567.50
Wife's benefit 2,295 470.40 2,100 479.70 103 392.20 85 340.90
Widow's benefit 4,027 891.50 3,574 912.70 339 706.30 102 757.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
a. Includes 70,000 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A8 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit for persons with benefits based on special minimum primary insurance amount, by type of benefit and sex, December 2003
Type of benefit and sex Number Average primary
insurance amount
(dollars)
Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries 120,384 549.30 647.44
Retirement benefits
Retired workers 108,226 546.36 674.99
Men 23,682 526.18 466.45
Women 84,544 552.02 733.40
Wives and husbands of retired workers 3,400 529.44 215.19
Children of retired workers 413 542.61 219.73
Disability benefits
Disabled workers 11 534.16 532.11
Children of disabled workers 2 638.70 319.00
Survivor benefits
Nondisabled widow(er)s 6,899 595.31 501.53
Disabled widow(er)s 190 594.11 375.03
Widowed mothers and fathers 40 582.73 388.65
Children of deceased workers 1,202 600.21 427.95
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2003
Type of benefit Total,
60 or
older a
60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–94 95 or
older b
Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total c 38,298 776 4,069 9,165 7,974 6,962 5,082 2,799 1,145 327
Retired workers 29,548 . . . 2,587 7,730 6,584 5,550 3,921 2,127 827 220
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,615 187 377 655 699 868 855 571 297 105
Wives and husbands 2,638 6 301 708 672 531 299 98 20 2
Disabled workers 1,391 565 782 44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 107 19 22 27 18 13 6 2 1 d
Men
Subtotal 16,167 332 1,801 4,311 3,611 2,918 1,930 907 296 61
Retired workers 15,254 . . . 1,331 4,255 3,588 2,901 1,921 903 294 61
Widowers, parents, and fathers 45 10 13 8 4 4 3 2 1 d
Husbands 38 d 2 9 11 9 5 2 1 d
Disabled workers 780 312 443 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 51 9 11 14 8 5 2 1 d d
Women
Subtotal 22,131 444 2,268 4,854 4,363 4,044 3,151 1,892 849 266
Retired workers 14,294 . . . 1,256 3,475 2,996 2,649 2,000 1,224 534 159
Widows, parents, and mothers 4,569 177 364 648 695 864 853 569 296 104
Wives 2,600 6 299 699 661 523 295 97 19 2
Disabled workers 611 253 339 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 57 9 11 14 10 7 4 2 d d
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total c 885.40 903.40 838.50 890.40 871.60 880.10 881.90 972.60 935.60 862.70
Retired workers 922.10 . . . 858.60 930.20 912.30 920.80 910.50 1,009.40 969.80 890.90
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 880.50 794.10 818.90 892.80 887.40 881.00 897.60 918.10 870.60 811.50
Wives and husbands 461.40 414.60 417.30 464.30 465.50 463.20 470.60 504.70 501.20 468.40
Disabled workers 950.90 954.40 950.30 919.10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 557.00 602.10 598.30 561.90 536.80 497.30 485.70 452.90 422.70 d
Men
Subtotal 1,038.50 1,093.80 1,041.40 1,069.20 1,029.00 1,023.40 970.80 1,095.50 1,059.90 967.60
Retired workers 1,038.90 . . . 1,022.50 1,073.00 1,032.90 1,027.10 973.60 1,098.80 1,065.10 972.30
Widowers, parents, and fathers 681.80 628.40 751.30 776.90 666.70 633.90 556.20 539.20 506.70 d
Husbands 259.50 d 210.70 262.40 268.20 253.80 256.30 258.60 302.50 d
Disabled workers 1,121.10 1,124.00 1,121.00 1,086.40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 562.80 605.00 602.10 563.10 539.90 489.20 477.30 479.60 d d
Women
Subtotal 773.50 761.30 677.50 731.60 741.30 776.30 827.40 913.70 892.30 838.40
Retired workers 797.50 . . . 684.90 755.40 767.90 804.40 849.90 943.60 917.30 859.90
Widows, parents, and mothers 882.40 803.90 821.40 894.20 888.70 882.00 898.60 919.30 872.20 812.50
Wives 464.30 415.80 418.60 466.90 468.70 466.60 473.90 509.40 510.90 486.30
Disabled workers 733.60 745.20 726.70 701.90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 551.80 599.10 594.30 560.70 534.30 503.10 490.10 439.90 d d
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The sum of the individual categories may not equal total because of independent rounding.
b. Includes 40,470 persons aged 100 or older—5,570 men and 34,900 women.
c. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
d. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A14 Number and percentage distribution of women aged 62 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 1960–2003, selected years
Entitlement 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2003
Number (thousands)
All women 62 or older a 6,619 11,374 14,010 16,350 18,412 19,954 20,888 21,381 21,627
Entitled as worker b 2,866 5,753 7,586 9,304 10,805 12,037 12,974 14,013 14,643
Worker only 2,563 4,786 5,926 6,710 7,096 7,359 7,554 8,117 8,579
Dually entitled c 303 967 1,660 2,594 3,709 4,678 5,420 5,896 6,063
Wife's benefit 159 388 617 1,016 1,594 2,077 2,398 2,568 2,603
Widow's benefit 141 574 1,039 1,575 2,112 2,600 3,022 3,327 3,460
Entitled as wife or widow only c 3,753 5,621 6,424 7,046 7,607 7,917 7,914 7,368 6,985
Wife's benefit 2,174 2,546 2,745 2,884 3,018 3,059 2,985 2,768 2,593
Widow's benefit d 1,546 3,048 3,659 4,148 4,580 4,853 4,926 4,598 4,389
Percentage distribution
All women 62 or older a 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Entitled as worker b 43.3 50.6 54.1 56.9 58.7 60.3 62.1 65.5 67.7
Worker only 38.7 42.1 42.3 41.0 38.5 36.9 36.2 38.0 39.7
Dually entitled c 4.6 8.5 11.8 15.9 20.1 23.4 25.9 27.6 28.0
Wife's benefit 2.4 3.4 4.4 6.2 8.7 10.4 11.5 12.0 12.0
Widow's benefit 2.1 5.0 7.4 9.6 11.5 13.0 14.4 15.6 16.0
Entitled as wife or widow only c 56.7 49.4 45.9 43.1 41.3 39.7 37.9 34.5 32.3
Wife's benefit 32.8 22.4 19.6 17.6 16.4 15.3 14.3 12.9 12.0
Widow's benefit d 23.4 26.8 26.1 25.4 24.9 24.3 23.6 21.5 20.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Dual entitlement data for 1995, 2000, and 2003 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
a. Excludes special age-72 beneficiaries and disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
c. Includes parents. Excludes dually entitled disabled workers.
d. Includes disabled widows and mothers.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A15 Number and average monthly benefit for women aged 65 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 2003
Entitlement Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
Number
All women 65 or older a 19,378,420 4,839,410 4,352,480 4,036,440 3,147,010 1,889,640 1,113,440
Entitled as worker 13,056,600 3,493,960 2,996,040 2,649,480 1,999,780 1,224,270 693,070
Worker only 7,328,670 2,379,630 1,783,450 1,370,250 880,760 572,500 342,080
Dually entitled 5,727,930 1,114,330 1,212,590 1,279,230 1,119,020 651,770 350,990
Wife's benefit 2,284,920 804,660 663,300 479,470 256,250 68,840 12,400
Widow's benefit 3,443,010 309,670 549,290 799,760 862,770 582,930 338,590
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,321,820 1,345,450 1,356,440 1,386,960 1,147,230 665,370 420,370
Wife's benefit 2,295,170 698,580 661,410 522,830 294,840 96,650 20,860
Widow's benefit 4,026,650 646,870 695,030 864,130 852,390 568,720 399,510
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 785.50 732.10 741.80 777.30 827.90 914.10 879.80
Entitled as worker 808.20 755.10 767.90 804.40 849.90 943.60 904.10
Worker only 777.70 777.40 760.60 759.30 751.80 871.90 851.80
Dually entitled 847.10 707.30 778.80 852.80 927.00 1,006.50 955.20
Wife's benefit 551.30 568.30 548.20 534.00 530.50 573.20 582.70
Widow's benefit 1,043.40 1,068.50 1,057.30 1,044.00 1,044.80 1,057.70 968.80
Entitled as wife or widow only 738.60 672.40 683.90 725.40 789.50 859.70 839.60
Wife's benefit 470.40 466.90 468.70 466.60 473.90 509.40 508.60
Widow's benefit 891.50 894.40 888.70 882.00 898.70 919.30 856.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2003
Type of benefit Number (thousands) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older
All adult beneficiaries
Total a 47,053 9,531 4,069 33,453 840.64 666.01 838.50 890.65
Retired workers 29,548 . . . 2,587 26,960 922.10 . . . 858.62 928.19
Disabled workers 5,867 5,042 782 44 861.66 847.42 950.27 919.10
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,622 45 270 2,308 463.59 371.57 433.62 468.88
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 152 97 31 24 219.86 180.88 277.40 302.84
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,500 139 313 4,048 888.33 871.75 870.54 890.27
Disabled widow(er)s 208 148 59 . . . 562.28 565.14 555.12 . . .
Mothers and fathers 188 183 5 b 659.73 658.48 705.00 671.27
Disabled adult children 757 668 22 67 567.10 569.71 598.29 531.07
Men
Subtotal 20,689 4,853 1,801 14,035 964.45 726.48 1,041.36 1,036.87
Retired workers 15,254 . . . 1,331 13,923 1,038.88 . . . 1,022.54 1,040.44
Disabled workers 3,226 2,758 443 25 965.91 939.90 1,121.03 1,086.41
Husbands of retired workers 35 b 1 34 263.49 260.33 232.72 264.65
Husbands of disabled workers 4 2 1 2 176.91 141.79 158.46 216.19
Nondisabled widowers 42 9 12 21 701.09 669.87 788.76 664.01
Disabled widowers 6 5 1 . . . 397.93 401.78 381.24 . . .
Fathers 12 12 b b 575.49 574.51 655.41 467.80
Disabled adult children 414 373 11 30 566.85 568.34 602.12 535.47
Women
Subtotal 26,363 4,677 2,268 19,418 743.49 603.30 677.47 784.97
Retired workers 14,294 . . . 1,256 13,037 797.47 . . . 684.91 808.31
Disabled workers 2,642 2,284 339 19 734.35 735.76 726.72 701.87
Wives of retired workers 2,587 45 268 2,273 466.33 371.72 434.58 471.94
Wives of disabled workers 147 95 31 22 221.10 181.64 279.48 310.39
Nondisabled widows 4,458 131 301 4,027 890.08 885.21 873.80 891.45
Disabled widows 201 143 58 . . . 567.37 570.91 558.63 . . .
Mothers 177 171 5 b 665.35 664.17 706.80 676.92
Disabled adult children 343 296 11 37 567.41 571.43 594.28 527.47
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Includes parents and special age-72 beneficiaries. Excludes 128,020 student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Angela Y. Harper (410) 966-9541.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2003
Year Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled
beneficiaries
Workers Disabled adult
children
Widow(er)s Workers Disabled adult
children
Widow(er)s
1957 178,719 149,850 28,869 . . . 72.76 38.62 . . .
1958 284,744 237,719 47,025 . . . 82.10 39.62 . . .
1959 416,896 334,443 82,453 . . . 89.00 42.96 . . .
1960 559,425 455,371 104,054 . . . 89.31 44.15 . . .
1961 742,296 618,075 124,221 . . . 89.59 45.28 . . .
1962 888,131 740,867 147,264 . . . 89.99 45.67 . . .
1963 993,656 827,014 166,642 . . . 90.59 46.45 . . .
1964 1,077,695 894,173 183,522 . . . 91.12 47.35 . . .
1965 1,186,464 988,074 198,390 . . . 97.76 51.77 . . .
1966 1,310,911 1,097,190 213,721 . . . 98.09 52.42 . . .
1967 1,422,778 1,193,120 229,658 . . . 98.43 53.41 . . .
1968 1,560,517 1,295,300 243,654 21,563 111.86 61.83 72.25
1969 1,690,982 1,394,291 257,222 39,469 112.74 62.79 71.02
1970 1,812,786 1,492,948 270,557 49,281 131.26 73.21 82.00
1971 1,990,098 1,647,684 285,671 56,743 146.52 81.37 90.11
1972 2,202,090 1,832,916 305,007 64,167 179.32 98.81 109.54
1973 2,415,383 2,016,626 319,988 78,769 183.00 100.14 111.14
1974 2,670,092 2,236,882 341,082 92,128 205.70 112.45 125.87
1975 2,960,620 2,488,774 362,335 109,511 225.90 122.80 137.70
1976 3,171,198 2,670,208 381,563 119,427 245.17 132.32 147.01
1977 3,368,954 2,837,432 404,246 127,276 265.30 142.12 156.11
1978 3,429,421 2,879,774 419,896 129,751 288.30 153.66 165.46
1979 3,435,761 2,870,590 435,338 129,833 322.00 171.55 180.52
1980 3,436,429 2,858,680 450,169 127,580 370.70 198.95 205.02
1981 3,361,130 2,776,519 463,021 121,590 413.20 224.51 226.58
1982 3,192,379 2,603,599 472,408 116,372 440.60 245.07 242.11
1983 3,168,992 2,569,029 488,372 111,591 456.20 257.78 250.33
1984 3,212,040 2,596,516 506,373 109,151 470.70 270.28 306.24
1985 3,289,485 2,656,638 525,842 107,005 483.80 281.92 315.26
1986 3,380,480 2,728,463 545,043 106,974 487.90 288.79 319.74
1987 3,453,414 2,785,859 561,273 106,282 508.20 304.32 333.89
1988 3,507,707 2,830,284 574,300 103,123 529.50 320.21 348.05
1989 3,583,451 2,895,364 586,457 101,630 556.00 339.47 366.72
1990 3,712,763 3,011,294 600,480 100,989 587.20 361.71 388.93
1991 3,925,472 3,194,938 616,045 114,489 609.40 378.86 406.96
1992 4,236,080 3,467,783 636,973 131,324 626.10 393.61 422.65
1993 4,529,466 3,725,966 656,485 147,015 641.70 407.20 434.20
1994 4,796,313 3,962,954 672,683 160,676 661.40 422.40 446.30
1995 5,044,388 4,185,263 686,101 173,024 681.80 437.30 458.30
1996 5,264,321 4,385,623 696,787 181,911 703.90 454.30 471.00
1997 5,400,781 4,508,134 704,709 187,938 721.60 468.60 480.40
1998 5,605,272 4,698,319 712,772 194,181 733.10 479.40 487.30
1999 5,798,776 4,879,455 720,526 198,795 754.10 495.60 499.90
2000 5,972,450 5,042,334 728,689 201,427 786.40 518.30 519.70
2001 6,214,972 5,274,183 736,546 204,243 814.50 537.60 536.70
2002 6,495,868 5,543,981 744,529 207,358 834.30 550.40 548.10
2003 6,835,846 5,873,673 752,814 209,359 861.60 567.00 563.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
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