Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

 

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 2005
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 48,445,900 915.70 40,264,020 947.70 4,978,880 774.40 3,049,500 730.20
OASI 40,138,790 940.70 34,473,870 966.70 3,527,430 798.00 2,045,730 752.50
Retirement benefits 33,488,350 956.80 29,434,900 976.20 2,719,720 842.80 1,266,270 754.10
Retired workers 30,474,930 1,002.10 26,808,440 1,021.50 2,502,790 879.00 1,103,400 814.40
Spouses of retired workers 2,523,910 499.30 2,271,460 512.50 118,720 416.70 127,300 343.80
Children of retired workers 489,510 493.20 355,000 523.30 98,210 436.40 35,570 352.40
Survivor benefits 6,650,440 859.70 5,038,970 911.10 807,710 647.20 779,460 749.90
Children of deceased workers 1,903,660 655.90 1,168,990 710.30 392,760 546.80 331,370 594.20
Widowed mothers and fathers 176,160 720.90 115,640 773.90 24,780 621.50 34,740 617.90
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,356,450 966.70 3,629,820 990.10 355,580 770.70 359,170 923.80
Disabled widow(er)s 212,220 607.30 123,540 617.80 34,370 532.90 53,480 632.20
Parents of deceased workers 1,950 868.50 980 910.60 220 882.00 700 819.20
DI 8,307,110 794.60 5,790,150 834.30 1,451,450 717.00 1,003,770 684.70
Disabled workers 6,510,420 937.90 4,610,440 973.20 1,095,750 868.20 752,050 835.20
Spouses of disabled workers 157,550 244.40 119,700 256.90 17,240 217.50 19,970 193.90
Children of disabled workers 1,639,140 278.40 1,060,010 295.60 338,460 252.70 231,750 238.60
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 153,500 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2005
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 30,474,930 1,002.10 26,808,440 1,021.50 2,502,790 879.00 1,103,400 814.40
62–64 2,823,760 914.50 2,442,720 931.90 243,660 846.90 136,490 725.60
62 774,140 882.40 667,190 898.90 65,990 824.40 40,460 707.40
63 1,017,910 909.50 883,140 926.60 87,860 839.90 46,710 717.00
64 1,031,710 943.60 892,390 961.80 89,810 870.20 49,320 748.60
65–69 7,910,350 1,036.40 6,792,770 1,059.30 727,640 931.00 385,760 834.80
65 1,407,040 1,021.50 1,202,610 1,042.90 128,380 925.60 75,020 843.30
66 1,699,180 1,060.00 1,451,530 1,084.00 160,210 954.70 86,600 855.00
67 1,692,530 1,054.90 1,458,320 1,077.90 154,000 946.40 79,340 846.30
68 1,596,520 1,038.60 1,373,070 1,062.40 147,940 926.20 74,830 826.90
69 1,515,080 1,000.90 1,307,240 1,023.00 137,110 896.00 69,970 796.10
70–74 6,727,470 987.90 5,863,820 1,009.00 593,580 868.80 263,560 793.00
70 1,475,280 985.70 1,275,600 1,007.60 135,620 868.70 62,930 794.60
71 1,406,570 980.10 1,220,690 1,001.40 126,900 869.80 57,910 775.30
72 1,302,390 986.40 1,132,170 1,007.60 116,190 867.00 52,970 800.00
73 1,296,840 999.40 1,132,430 1,020.20 115,810 875.90 47,380 810.00
74 1,246,390 989.20 1,102,930 1,008.80 99,060 861.30 42,370 787.20
75–79 5,563,850 992.30 4,968,230 1,010.00 420,930 854.20 158,270 818.90
75 1,229,850 984.20 1,092,860 1,003.40 95,650 850.60 39,370 785.70
76 1,138,320 983.60 1,012,190 1,001.50 88,890 850.80 33,980 817.90
77 1,117,060 996.20 998,170 1,013.50 83,860 859.20 31,490 837.00
78 1,077,190 1,003.60 964,520 1,021.70 79,910 855.10 29,130 831.20
79 1,001,430 995.50 900,490 1,011.20 72,620 856.50 24,300 836.00
80–84 4,092,640 992.90 3,697,620 1,008.70 282,510 841.60 95,830 841.30
80 945,630 1,008.30 851,100 1,025.50 68,010 851.30 22,980 849.50
81 898,980 992.90 810,980 1,008.90 63,010 844.50 21,280 840.40
82 814,270 986.60 736,580 1,001.90 54,710 836.60 19,890 842.20
83 740,630 986.80 668,840 1,002.10 51,240 841.30 17,190 836.80
84 693,130 985.80 630,120 1,000.80 45,540 829.60 14,490 834.00
85–89 2,234,160 1,041.40 2,030,890 1,057.30 149,570 867.80 42,800 901.20
85 597,280 988.40 542,610 1,002.90 39,580 835.70 12,160 846.00
86 495,330 1,004.30 447,760 1,020.60 35,230 839.60 9,740 856.30
87 448,760 1,050.10 409,910 1,065.20 28,610 879.80 8,190 894.80
88 376,780 1,079.30 343,470 1,094.90 24,160 890.40 7,210 964.60
89 316,010 1,142.40 287,140 1,160.90 21,990 930.30 5,500 1,029.10
90–94 888,350 1,092.20 805,510 1,109.50 62,340 893.90 16,530 972.70
95 or older 234,350 984.60 206,880 1,008.50 22,560 782.20 4,160 884.10
Men
Subtotal 15,654,350 1,129.70 13,833,060 1,155.90 1,179,710 958.90 616,160 875.70
62–64 1,429,990 1,084.00 1,232,600 1,116.90 125,470 920.90 71,490 805.70
62 387,400 1,051.60 333,850 1,082.10 32,960 903.10 20,370 795.70
63 514,110 1,077.10 444,080 1,109.80 44,970 911.40 24,930 794.40
64 528,480 1,114.60 454,670 1,149.40 47,540 942.10 26,190 824.30
65–69 4,289,310 1,198.20 3,698,310 1,233.50 366,100 1,019.20 223,120 908.30
65 746,440 1,195.50 639,120 1,232.00 64,950 1,009.20 42,040 929.90
66 923,510 1,230.20 793,270 1,267.40 80,320 1,044.50 49,510 938.30
67 919,470 1,220.10 795,810 1,255.20 76,620 1,040.10 46,670 920.60
68 872,180 1,195.60 753,480 1,231.10 74,860 1,015.60 43,510 893.40
69 827,710 1,142.90 716,630 1,175.60 69,350 980.20 41,390 852.10
70–74 3,637,760 1,117.50 3,191,240 1,146.20 291,650 947.20 151,180 846.80
70 800,410 1,119.80 696,190 1,150.60 66,880 951.40 36,810 846.70
71 762,700 1,110.80 665,770 1,141.00 63,020 944.40 33,340 826.50
72 705,620 1,114.60 617,180 1,143.40 57,030 946.80 30,740 853.60
73 698,050 1,130.50 613,580 1,158.50 57,090 954.10 26,660 870.00
74 670,980 1,111.80 598,520 1,137.00 47,630 937.10 23,630 840.60
75–79 2,929,860 1,106.10 2,638,370 1,127.70 197,610 930.70 86,720 865.60
75 661,950 1,102.00 593,030 1,125.90 46,220 929.50 21,610 825.40
76 604,770 1,097.90 542,950 1,119.20 42,030 928.90 18,340 873.50
77 586,450 1,113.70 528,700 1,134.30 39,150 941.50 17,330 893.50
78 560,340 1,118.10 505,780 1,140.30 36,890 928.40 16,010 870.80
79 516,350 1,099.60 467,910 1,118.50 33,320 924.70 13,430 877.60
80–84 2,009,940 1,075.40 1,830,220 1,092.80 121,720 902.00 51,480 880.10
80 475,660 1,113.50 431,640 1,133.20 30,600 920.00 12,020 908.50
81 446,420 1,085.80 405,880 1,103.80 27,370 913.80 11,730 879.10
82 400,620 1,065.30 365,190 1,082.10 23,400 893.90 10,820 878.30
83 359,650 1,053.40 326,870 1,070.30 21,990 892.60 9,450 861.90
84 327,590 1,042.50 300,640 1,057.40 18,360 876.10 7,460 861.50
85–89 973,990 1,102.40 893,080 1,117.60 54,550 925.80 22,030 934.70
85 277,280 1,028.60 253,650 1,042.80 15,570 870.60 6,830 874.70
86 220,600 1,051.60 201,210 1,066.20 13,370 895.30 5,030 893.50
87 193,210 1,113.60 177,750 1,128.50 10,540 942.70 4,110 915.10
88 156,820 1,164.20 144,550 1,178.50 8,060 971.70 3,470 1,003.60
89 126,080 1,259.60 115,920 1,277.50 7,010 1,028.20 2,590 1,111.40
90–94 318,980 1,207.50 291,900 1,223.40 17,650 1,009.70 8,100 1,040.50
95 or older 64,520 1,077.80 57,340 1,101.00 4,960 857.50 2,040 947.40
Women
Subtotal 14,820,580 867.30 12,975,380 878.30 1,323,080 807.80 487,240 736.90
62–64 1,393,770 740.60 1,210,120 743.50 118,190 768.40 65,000 637.40
62 386,740 712.90 333,340 715.60 33,030 746.00 20,090 617.90
63 503,800 738.40 439,060 741.30 42,890 765.00 21,780 628.40
64 503,230 764.00 437,720 766.90 42,270 789.30 23,130 662.90
65–69 3,621,040 844.90 3,094,460 851.10 361,540 841.60 162,640 734.10
65 660,600 824.80 563,490 828.40 63,430 839.90 32,980 733.00
66 775,670 857.30 658,260 863.00 79,890 864.40 37,090 743.80
67 773,060 858.40 662,510 864.90 77,380 853.70 32,670 740.20
68 724,340 849.50 619,590 857.10 73,080 834.60 31,320 734.60
69 687,370 830.00 590,610 837.80 67,760 809.90 28,580 715.00
70–74 3,089,710 835.40 2,672,580 845.10 301,930 793.00 112,380 720.70
70 674,870 826.60 579,410 835.90 68,740 788.20 26,120 721.10
71 643,870 825.20 554,920 833.90 63,880 796.10 24,570 705.90
72 596,770 834.70 514,990 844.70 59,160 790.10 22,230 725.90
73 598,790 846.60 518,850 856.60 58,720 799.90 20,720 732.70
74 575,410 846.10 504,410 856.70 51,430 791.00 18,740 720.00
75–79 2,633,990 865.70 2,329,860 876.80 223,320 786.50 71,550 762.30
75 567,900 846.90 499,830 858.10 49,430 776.80 17,760 737.40
76 533,550 854.10 469,240 865.40 46,860 780.80 15,640 752.80
77 530,610 866.40 469,470 877.50 44,710 787.00 14,160 767.90
78 516,850 879.50 458,740 891.00 43,020 792.40 13,120 782.90
79 485,080 884.70 432,580 895.20 39,300 798.60 10,870 784.70
80–84 2,082,700 913.30 1,867,400 926.30 160,790 795.90 44,350 796.30
80 469,970 901.90 419,460 914.80 37,410 795.20 10,960 784.80
81 452,560 901.30 405,100 913.70 35,640 791.30 9,550 792.80
82 413,650 910.50 371,390 923.10 31,310 793.80 9,070 799.10
83 380,980 923.90 341,970 936.90 29,250 802.70 7,740 806.00
84 365,540 935.00 329,480 949.20 27,180 798.20 7,030 804.80
85–89 1,260,170 994.30 1,137,810 1,010.00 95,020 834.50 20,770 865.70
85 320,000 953.50 288,960 967.90 24,010 813.00 5,330 809.30
86 274,730 966.30 246,550 983.30 21,860 805.60 4,710 816.50
87 255,550 1,002.20 232,160 1,016.70 18,070 843.10 4,080 874.40
88 219,960 1,018.70 198,920 1,034.20 16,100 849.80 3,740 928.50
89 189,930 1,064.60 171,220 1,082.00 14,980 884.50 2,910 955.90
90–94 569,370 1,027.50 513,610 1,044.80 44,690 848.20 8,430 907.60
95 or older 169,830 949.20 149,540 973.00 17,600 761.00 2,120 823.30
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 62,940 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2005
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 6,510,420 937.90 4,610,440 973.20 1,095,750 868.20 752,050 835.20
Under 20 1,030 363.40 710 369.40 150 364.50 170 337.70
20–24 52,750 507.90 32,850 514.50 9,820 477.30 8,930 524.40
20 2,730 428.30 1,750 421.60 450 435.80 480 450.80
21 5,950 453.90 3,760 459.50 1,090 425.40 1,020 470.40
22 9,680 488.80 6,100 496.90 1,780 447.90 1,630 507.10
23 15,150 507.50 9,110 510.00 2,890 494.00 2,760 520.70
24 19,240 545.70 12,130 557.30 3,610 499.10 3,040 566.70
25–29 145,830 615.10 90,750 629.70 28,710 589.90 23,400 604.40
25 23,500 566.70 14,250 575.30 4,830 552.20 3,940 563.30
26 27,850 596.80 17,350 611.50 5,810 571.60 3,970 586.60
27 28,600 609.30 17,730 625.80 5,700 576.00 4,540 602.30
28 32,680 637.00 20,260 648.50 6,530 620.10 5,320 627.20
29 33,200 648.10 21,160 666.70 5,840 619.00 5,630 626.10
30–34 220,600 694.40 140,000 719.00 41,030 666.30 35,900 646.60
30 36,080 666.50 22,870 689.30 6,710 631.50 5,880 632.10
31 39,240 681.20 24,400 708.60 7,720 654.50 6,470 626.70
32 41,380 682.00 25,730 707.20 8,080 657.90 6,860 634.80
33 48,290 704.20 30,840 727.20 8,710 672.00 7,820 665.30
34 55,610 722.50 36,160 746.10 9,810 701.30 8,870 663.50
35–39 367,750 763.90 243,000 788.00 65,410 722.30 54,240 722.30
35 63,690 742.40 41,990 765.20 10,840 705.80 9,720 704.40
36 66,160 747.60 43,610 773.10 11,630 706.60 9,940 703.00
37 73,110 758.50 48,360 778.60 13,150 719.30 10,750 726.30
38 77,090 774.70 50,650 798.60 14,070 731.50 11,320 734.80
39 87,700 786.90 58,390 814.10 15,720 739.60 12,510 736.60
40–44 617,750 819.50 423,560 847.40 109,650 752.30 78,390 774.90
40 100,800 789.40 67,850 812.50 18,280 753.90 13,500 731.50
41 115,010 811.30 77,700 838.60 20,820 755.80 15,210 759.50
42 122,520 815.70 84,190 844.40 21,300 744.40 15,840 771.30
43 133,800 825.70 92,430 854.80 23,670 742.10 16,560 793.60
44 145,620 844.50 101,390 873.20 25,580 764.20 17,280 807.90
45–49 889,490 884.10 612,770 916.00 159,680 808.40 109,720 825.10
45 157,160 857.50 109,390 887.00 27,530 783.20 18,750 807.00
46 169,920 871.90 117,010 902.50 30,740 794.50 20,890 822.90
47 176,640 880.20 121,670 910.80 31,770 805.50 21,860 827.50
48 188,900 895.70 130,600 927.10 33,880 820.50 22,790 833.80
49 196,870 908.40 134,100 945.20 35,760 831.00 25,430 830.30
50–54 1,124,490 954.30 777,500 985.00 200,230 893.10 137,660 875.40
50 204,750 924.80 140,410 957.20 37,170 856.90 25,520 854.20
51 214,390 937.40 147,350 969.40 38,350 877.30 26,830 855.00
52 223,880 957.90 155,190 988.00 40,490 897.10 26,400 880.20
53 235,770 966.50 164,820 997.20 40,820 902.50 28,400 883.40
54 245,700 978.50 169,730 1,006.70 43,400 925.20 30,510 899.60
55–59 1,452,530 1,018.70 1,039,890 1,047.30 237,360 963.90 163,910 922.90
55 255,300 989.20 176,830 1,018.50 45,420 941.40 30,840 896.30
56 276,660 1,004.30 192,090 1,031.90 48,920 959.60 33,130 917.60
57 294,990 1,021.40 209,860 1,048.30 47,980 968.70 34,290 938.60
58 319,430 1,035.70 234,100 1,063.10 48,720 975.50 34,460 939.20
59 306,150 1,036.10 227,010 1,065.50 46,320 973.30 31,190 919.70
60–65 1,638,200 1,043.60 1,249,410 1,076.70 243,710 968.10 139,730 885.80
60 281,470 1,031.60 206,560 1,065.20 45,260 969.30 28,460 891.40
61 300,360 1,044.20 227,840 1,075.40 45,190 978.00 26,150 895.20
62 325,780 1,052.60 250,830 1,083.40 47,490 982.10 26,450 894.00
63 312,860 1,052.70 241,440 1,088.00 44,840 969.20 25,650 871.70
64 284,870 1,038.70 219,780 1,072.80 41,350 951.20 22,940 877.30
65 132,860 1,034.50 102,960 1,067.70 19,580 941.90 10,080 879.50
Men
Subtotal 3,517,130 1,050.50 2,540,040 1,100.50 560,420 929.00 386,200 916.00
Under 20 600 341.80 460 354.70 60 324.50 80 280.20
20–24 31,200 520.80 19,540 530.50 5,510 477.90 5,350 538.40
20 1,620 436.10 1,030 443.60 270 423.60 280 431.00
21 3,440 462.90 2,150 467.60 660 436.10 570 489.40
22 5,760 507.60 3,660 514.00 990 469.70 1,000 523.80
23 8,930 516.90 5,340 525.70 1,680 484.20 1,650 528.50
24 11,450 559.70 7,360 572.80 1,910 498.70 1,850 586.50
25–29 80,350 625.40 50,360 645.20 14,910 588.10 13,380 610.60
25 13,420 576.10 8,300 586.50 2,490 562.30 2,350 565.20
26 15,400 612.20 9,610 633.80 3,140 572.40 2,230 603.30
27 15,870 616.50 9,900 637.40 2,920 574.10 2,680 599.90
28 17,610 647.30 10,810 666.60 3,560 608.40 2,940 637.60
29 18,050 659.90 11,740 683.10 2,800 617.20 3,180 633.50
30–34 116,320 709.00 73,620 737.90 20,900 664.00 19,840 664.20
30 19,660 672.70 12,340 700.50 3,660 624.00 3,340 635.60
31 20,680 692.80 12,820 718.90 4,040 648.00 3,460 662.70
32 21,320 691.40 13,250 717.70 4,090 663.00 3,630 647.30
33 25,470 720.40 16,240 749.20 4,330 667.80 4,430 681.90
34 29,190 747.60 18,970 779.40 4,780 705.40 4,980 680.90
35–39 195,190 784.60 128,330 814.30 33,820 727.70 29,900 738.90
35 33,180 764.70 21,720 791.50 5,290 722.10 5,480 721.60
36 35,470 764.00 23,260 793.30 6,220 713.50 5,440 713.10
37 38,600 776.10 25,090 800.00 6,970 721.10 5,940 753.00
38 41,180 794.90 27,070 827.50 7,360 724.50 6,100 750.80
39 46,760 812.20 31,190 845.60 7,980 751.20 6,940 750.30
40–44 330,390 856.20 226,080 891.20 58,310 767.50 42,420 805.40
40 53,640 816.30 35,750 847.20 9,730 759.50 7,500 752.30
41 61,780 847.00 41,620 881.60 11,300 772.70 8,220 782.80
42 65,330 849.00 44,380 884.50 11,570 756.30 8,650 808.10
43 71,610 863.40 49,850 897.70 12,140 758.90 8,960 826.90
44 78,030 890.20 54,480 926.90 13,570 786.30 9,090 845.70
45–49 476,100 949.70 330,650 992.60 84,170 836.90 56,950 880.70
45 84,090 909.70 58,870 948.80 14,190 809.80 10,130 843.00
46 91,280 930.80 63,230 971.90 16,200 813.30 11,110 880.70
47 94,080 943.60 65,480 982.80 16,640 837.60 11,160 883.40
48 100,360 970.50 69,920 1,015.10 17,830 850.80 11,670 898.10
49 106,290 983.10 73,150 1,033.00 19,310 863.10 12,880 892.00
50–54 596,160 1,057.50 422,750 1,098.80 101,620 946.60 66,760 974.10
50 107,950 1,010.50 75,380 1,053.30 19,490 898.30 12,220 937.70
51 113,500 1,028.50 79,850 1,069.20 19,590 928.40 12,890 944.00
52 118,310 1,061.60 84,070 1,102.30 20,620 948.00 12,740 983.70
53 125,460 1,077.80 90,640 1,119.10 19,920 964.20 13,960 979.40
54 130,940 1,098.40 92,810 1,138.20 22,000 988.50 14,950 1,016.80
55–59 786,460 1,165.10 577,640 1,206.20 120,090 1,051.40 81,780 1,054.50
55 136,150 1,111.40 97,520 1,150.10 22,680 1,005.90 14,510 1,026.60
56 149,170 1,135.20 106,310 1,177.70 24,920 1,032.60 16,500 1,029.90
57 160,690 1,168.80 117,010 1,208.90 24,230 1,057.80 17,630 1,074.10
58 173,860 1,194.00 130,360 1,232.50 24,990 1,081.60 17,180 1,076.00
59 166,590 1,201.90 126,440 1,243.60 23,270 1,076.80 15,960 1,060.60
60–65 904,360 1,228.10 710,610 1,270.20 121,030 1,099.50 69,740 1,030.00
60 153,240 1,204.90 115,500 1,252.40 22,820 1,078.20 14,230 1,029.00
61 165,670 1,223.40 129,320 1,264.40 22,360 1,111.20 13,330 1,026.70
62 179,270 1,239.00 142,320 1,278.60 23,500 1,115.50 12,880 1,034.90
63 173,180 1,244.70 137,940 1,287.00 22,400 1,103.50 12,300 1,035.70
64 158,530 1,227.50 125,870 1,269.00 20,390 1,094.40 11,890 1,023.60
65 74,470 1,222.60 59,660 1,261.50 9,560 1,084.80 5,110 1,030.60
Women
Subtotal 2,993,290 805.60 2,070,400 816.90 535,330 804.60 365,850 749.90
Under 20 430 393.70 250 396.30 90 391.20 90 388.90
20–24 21,550 489.20 13,310 491.10 4,310 476.40 3,580 503.30
20 1,110 417.10 720 390.20 180 454.10 200 478.50
21 2,510 441.70 1,610 448.60 430 408.90 450 446.40
22 3,920 461.30 2,440 471.30 790 420.70 630 480.70
23 6,220 493.90 3,770 487.60 1,210 507.60 1,110 509.00
24 7,790 525.10 4,770 533.40 1,700 499.60 1,190 535.80
25–29 65,480 602.40 40,390 610.40 13,800 591.80 10,020 596.20
25 10,080 554.30 5,950 559.70 2,340 541.40 1,590 560.50
26 12,450 577.70 7,740 583.70 2,670 570.70 1,740 565.20
27 12,730 600.30 7,830 611.10 2,780 578.00 1,860 605.70
28 15,070 624.90 9,450 627.90 2,970 634.10 2,380 614.40
29 15,150 634.10 9,420 646.30 3,040 620.70 2,450 616.40
30–34 104,280 678.10 66,380 698.00 20,130 668.70 16,060 625.00
30 16,420 658.90 10,530 676.20 3,050 640.40 2,540 627.60
31 18,560 668.30 11,580 697.10 3,680 661.60 3,010 585.30
32 20,060 672.00 12,480 695.90 3,990 652.60 3,230 620.70
33 22,820 686.10 14,600 702.80 4,380 676.10 3,390 643.60
34 26,420 694.80 17,190 709.40 5,030 697.40 3,890 641.20
35–39 172,560 740.60 114,670 758.60 31,590 716.50 24,340 701.80
35 30,510 718.20 20,270 736.90 5,550 690.30 4,240 682.10
36 30,690 728.60 20,350 749.90 5,410 698.50 4,500 690.80
37 34,510 738.90 23,270 755.50 6,180 717.40 4,810 693.30
38 35,910 751.50 23,580 765.40 6,710 739.20 5,220 716.20
39 40,940 758.10 27,200 778.00 7,740 727.60 5,570 719.50
40–44 287,360 777.40 197,480 797.20 51,340 734.90 35,970 739.00
40 47,160 758.70 32,100 773.90 8,550 747.50 6,000 705.60
41 53,230 769.90 36,080 789.00 9,520 735.60 6,990 732.10
42 57,190 777.60 39,810 799.70 9,730 730.30 7,190 727.00
43 62,190 782.30 42,580 804.50 11,530 724.40 7,600 754.20
44 67,590 791.70 46,910 810.90 12,010 739.20 8,190 765.80
45–49 413,390 808.70 282,120 826.10 75,510 776.70 52,770 765.10
45 73,070 797.30 50,520 815.10 13,340 755.00 8,620 764.70
46 78,640 803.60 53,780 820.80 14,540 773.60 9,780 757.30
47 82,560 808.10 56,190 826.80 15,130 770.20 10,700 769.30
48 88,540 811.00 60,680 825.60 16,050 786.80 11,120 766.30
49 90,580 820.70 60,950 839.80 16,450 793.40 12,550 766.90
50–54 528,330 837.70 354,750 849.30 98,610 837.80 70,900 782.50
50 96,800 829.10 65,030 845.70 17,680 811.30 13,300 777.60
51 100,890 835.00 67,500 851.40 18,760 824.10 13,940 772.70
52 105,570 841.70 71,120 852.90 19,870 844.20 13,660 783.60
53 110,310 839.90 74,180 848.30 20,900 843.80 14,440 790.60
54 114,760 841.70 76,920 848.10 21,400 860.20 15,560 787.00
55–59 666,070 846.00 462,250 848.70 117,270 874.20 82,130 792.00
55 119,150 849.70 79,310 856.60 22,740 877.00 16,330 780.60
56 127,490 851.10 85,780 851.10 24,000 883.70 16,630 806.30
57 134,300 845.10 92,850 845.90 23,750 877.80 16,660 795.20
58 145,570 846.80 103,740 850.20 23,730 863.70 17,280 803.20
59 139,560 838.20 100,570 841.50 23,050 868.90 15,230 772.10
60–65 733,840 816.20 538,800 821.30 122,680 838.50 69,990 742.10
60 128,230 824.50 91,060 827.80 22,440 858.50 14,230 753.80
61 134,690 823.70 98,520 827.40 22,830 847.40 12,820 758.50
62 146,510 824.70 108,510 827.30 23,990 851.40 13,570 760.30
63 139,680 814.50 103,500 822.70 22,440 835.20 13,350 720.60
64 126,340 801.80 93,910 809.70 20,960 812.00 11,050 719.80
65 58,390 794.60 43,300 800.60 10,020 805.50 4,970 724.20
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 52,180 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.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and race, December 2005
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 2,681,460 484.30 2,391,160 499.70 135,960 391.50 147,270 323.50
Wives
Subtotal 2,637,330 487.80 2,364,650 502.10 130,760 395.20 135,030 330.30
Entitlement based on care of children 133,860 274.60 97,290 297.30 16,810 240.60 19,200 191.90
Under 35 17,540 152.80 12,290 164.30 2,050 123.00 3,120 128.40
35–39 19,890 187.50 13,830 202.60 2,540 159.80 3,450 146.60
40–44 25,070 232.00 18,120 248.40 3,020 202.60 3,770 180.80
45–49 26,520 288.70 18,730 311.90 3,710 260.80 3,960 206.50
50–54 19,640 335.80 14,430 358.60 2,570 303.20 2,580 243.20
55–59 13,380 372.90 10,190 398.90 1,580 320.40 1,560 258.90
60–61 4,830 429.90 3,990 450.00 470 381.40 350 278.40
62–64 6,990 460.10 5,710 477.00 870 394.10 410 364.90
Entitlement based on age 2,503,470 499.20 2,267,360 510.90 113,950 418.00 115,830 353.30
62–64 285,550 441.60 251,800 456.20 14,290 364.90 19,070 307.00
62 71,390 428.00 62,940 441.10 3,730 355.50 4,550 307.40
63 103,170 439.90 90,880 454.50 4,980 363.80 7,190 308.20
64 110,990 452.10 97,980 467.50 5,580 372.20 7,330 305.50
65–69 662,690 502.10 585,130 517.90 34,830 421.70 41,820 350.00
65 131,550 481.80 115,440 498.50 7,040 390.40 8,870 336.70
66 133,980 498.60 117,930 515.30 7,010 411.30 8,890 349.20
67 134,330 511.70 118,490 526.80 7,340 440.90 8,350 361.00
68 132,020 510.30 117,030 526.10 6,980 434.90 7,830 344.70
69 130,810 507.80 116,240 522.40 6,460 431.10 7,880 359.70
70–74 619,970 506.70 561,160 518.50 29,280 425.40 28,170 361.40
70 130,220 507.40 116,030 520.90 6,920 427.10 7,060 368.30
71 128,320 504.60 115,290 516.90 6,550 431.50 6,190 358.20
72 120,960 506.60 109,160 520.10 5,620 411.50 5,960 354.70
73 121,380 507.10 111,090 517.40 5,330 420.00 4,670 369.40
74 119,090 507.90 109,590 517.20 4,860 436.80 4,290 355.10
75–79 505,940 504.90 467,590 513.30 20,550 425.90 16,150 370.40
75 116,830 505.50 107,290 514.40 5,050 440.60 4,230 362.30
76 106,510 504.90 98,110 514.60 4,390 414.10 3,690 364.10
77 102,150 502.80 94,230 511.30 4,300 418.50 3,180 375.30
78 96,410 506.70 89,750 513.90 3,630 432.40 2,700 376.00
79 84,040 504.50 78,210 511.90 3,180 421.30 2,350 381.50
80–84 302,220 505.00 282,290 511.20 10,560 426.60 7,980 392.70
85–89 104,870 536.70 98,690 542.60 3,480 439.10 2,170 419.10
90–94 20,390 560.10 19,010 564.60 830 504.30 450 489.80
95 or older 1,840 550.70 1,690 559.60 130 483.70 20 233.80
Husbands
Subtotal 44,130 275.70 26,510 284.00 5,200 299.00 12,240 248.40
Under 62 1,800 179.30 1,240 169.70 260 209.10 300 193.60
62–64 2,040 223.50 1,470 236.40 250 213.40 310 158.00
65–69 10,240 288.90 6,270 291.30 1,170 325.90 2,770 270.50
70–74 11,990 286.90 6,740 296.00 1,470 318.10 3,760 258.60
75–79 9,720 282.00 5,710 300.30 1,150 291.80 2,840 242.40
80–84 5,350 259.30 3,170 274.70 560 283.10 1,540 215.90
85–89 2,130 289.00 1,280 294.50 250 328.60 590 262.60
90 or older 860 284.70 630 294.90 90 245.60 130 277.30
Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,523,910 499.30 2,271,460 512.50 118,720 416.70 127,300 343.80
Wives
Subtotal 2,484,640 502.70 2,248,120 514.70 114,350 420.70 115,910 352.90
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 46,790 419.10 36,590 442.50 5,610 371.70 4,490 290.00
Under 35 1,560 339.80 1,200 366.30 170 297.80 180 215.00
35–39 2,710 354.60 2,040 375.50 360 281.90 300 295.00
40–44 5,710 363.30 4,400 387.00 770 319.30 540 232.20
45–49 9,290 406.70 7,040 426.80 1,300 378.50 930 293.80
50–54 9,270 428.80 7,230 451.00 1,050 397.70 970 300.30
55–59 8,250 431.30 6,430 460.20 860 381.60 940 282.90
60–61 3,770 467.00 3,100 491.90 390 392.90 260 298.70
62–64 6,230 476.80 5,150 491.80 710 417.40 370 381.80
Age 2,437,850 504.30 2,211,530 515.90 108,740 423.20 111,420 355.40
62–64 246,800 464.70 217,960 480.90 11,830 382.60 16,680 311.00
62 56,830 462.30 50,070 478.30 2,800 383.90 3,800 310.00
63 88,960 463.10 78,490 479.80 4,110 377.90 6,290 310.90
64 101,010 467.40 89,400 483.30 4,920 385.70 6,590 311.80
65–69 642,300 507.60 568,310 523.50 32,880 427.60 40,280 351.00
65 124,410 491.10 109,230 508.80 6,490 394.90 8,500 336.90
66 128,550 506.10 113,480 522.60 6,480 421.00 8,480 352.60
67 131,000 516.60 115,860 531.70 6,990 445.20 8,020 362.20
68 129,530 513.30 115,020 529.10 6,700 439.50 7,640 344.40
69 128,810 510.30 114,720 524.70 6,220 436.10 7,640 359.70
70–74 615,010 508.00 557,110 519.80 28,740 426.60 27,830 361.60
70 128,610 509.40 114,750 522.80 6,730 430.30 6,950 369.10
71 127,110 506.00 114,330 518.30 6,400 432.60 6,090 358.20
72 120,140 507.50 108,480 521.00 5,550 411.50 5,890 354.30
73 120,570 508.70 110,380 519.00 5,260 421.50 4,640 369.60
74 118,580 508.30 109,170 517.60 4,800 436.70 4,260 355.90
75–79 504,660 505.20 466,630 513.50 20,350 426.10 16,030 371.10
75 116,400 506.00 106,980 514.80 4,980 441.20 4,180 363.20
76 106,180 505.40 97,860 515.00 4,320 415.50 3,680 364.70
77 101,950 502.90 94,080 511.30 4,270 417.90 3,160 376.30
78 96,240 507.10 89,630 514.20 3,610 432.00 2,670 376.40
79 83,890 504.60 78,080 512.00 3,170 420.90 2,340 382.50
80–84 302,000 505.10 282,130 511.20 10,520 427.30 7,960 392.90
85–89 104,850 536.70 98,690 542.60 3,460 440.60 2,170 419.10
90–94 20,390 560.10 19,010 564.60 830 504.30 450 489.80
95 or older 1,840 550.70 1,690 559.60 130 483.70 20 233.80
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 2,354,140 503.00 2,137,160 515.10 101,110 418.80 110,210 350.60
Divorced wives 130,500 496.10 110,960 508.40 13,240 434.80 5,700 397.60
Husbands
Subtotal 39,270 284.70 23,340 295.70 4,370 313.90 11,390 251.90
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 157,550 244.40 119,700 256.90 17,240 217.50 19,970 193.90
Wives
Subtotal 152,690 245.80 116,530 258.50 16,410 217.40 19,120 193.60
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 87,040 196.60 60,670 209.30 11,200 175.00 14,710 161.90
Under 35 15,980 134.60 11,090 142.50 1,880 107.20 2,940 123.00
35–39 17,180 161.10 11,790 172.70 2,180 139.60 3,150 132.50
40–44 19,360 193.30 13,720 203.90 2,250 162.60 3,230 172.20
45–49 17,230 225.10 11,690 242.70 2,410 197.40 3,030 179.70
50–54 10,370 252.60 7,200 265.70 1,520 237.90 1,610 208.80
55–59 5,130 278.80 3,760 294.00 720 247.30 620 222.50
60–61 1,060 298.20 890 303.70 80 325.00 90 219.70
62–64 760 322.90 560 340.30 160 290.80 40 208.00
Age 65,620 310.50 55,830 311.60 5,210 308.50 4,410 299.20
62–64 38,750 295.10 33,840 297.40 2,460 280.20 2,390 278.70
62 14,560 294.40 12,870 296.30 930 270.00 750 294.70
63 14,210 294.30 12,390 294.50 870 297.00 900 289.50
64 9,980 297.10 8,580 303.20 660 272.10 740 249.40
65–69 20,390 326.10 16,820 326.40 1,950 322.40 1,540 325.10
65 7,140 318.90 6,210 315.90 550 337.30 370 331.70
66 5,430 322.00 4,450 329.60 530 292.90 410 280.10
67 3,330 318.50 2,630 311.20 350 354.50 330 331.30
68 2,490 353.60 2,010 357.80 280 326.60 190 356.00
69 2,000 341.60 1,520 345.10 240 302.20 240 359.00
70–74 4,960 346.30 4,050 345.60 540 359.80 340 337.70
70 1,610 344.10 1,280 352.50 190 312.90 110 315.30
71 1,210 355.90 960 350.70 150 387.80 100 357.80
72 820 372.60 680 367.40 70 409.50 70 386.30
73 810 272.40 710 266.30 70 305.70 30 340.20
74 510 404.90 420 411.30 60 443.50 30 237.30
75 or older 1,520 377.00 1,120 393.10 260 365.00 140 270.10
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 145,760 243.40 111,060 257.00 15,500 211.20 18,600 190.80
Divorced wives 6,930 294.50 5,470 290.20 910 321.70 520 294.50
Husbands
Subtotal 4,860 202.60 3,170 197.60 830 220.80 850 201.70
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 7,070 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, age, and race, December 2005
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 4,032,310 482.70 2,584,000 514.50 829,430 413.70 598,690 442.20
Under age 18 3,132,060 446.00 1,921,580 473.50 666,470 385.90 526,890 422.20
Under 1 10,610 306.70 6,060 312.00 2,330 262.10 2,110 346.60
1 25,540 319.50 15,030 334.90 5,300 269.90 5,030 330.30
2 38,190 355.40 22,210 377.40 8,130 288.60 7,670 364.30
3 50,560 359.90 29,500 379.30 10,590 295.60 10,200 374.60
4 67,670 365.60 39,820 385.10 14,220 298.00 13,360 381.50
5 82,140 376.70 48,860 398.50 17,450 308.70 15,510 386.70
6 99,510 386.30 60,560 404.90 20,160 328.10 18,520 391.00
7 117,560 388.10 71,140 412.80 25,060 334.20 20,950 371.10
8 135,480 397.80 81,940 419.00 28,730 350.90 24,410 383.90
9 156,740 408.40 96,510 432.90 32,420 352.40 27,330 390.80
10 176,990 415.40 108,120 438.10 36,970 359.60 31,380 405.30
11 208,760 425.40 126,910 449.30 45,500 374.90 35,390 406.10
12 239,220 429.70 146,250 453.90 52,260 378.30 39,610 409.80
13 273,880 443.90 168,380 472.30 58,350 385.10 45,640 416.30
14 311,520 454.60 190,690 482.90 67,850 399.40 51,030 423.30
15 350,830 474.60 216,290 503.10 75,050 412.70 57,030 447.00
16 377,800 501.20 235,350 533.30 80,660 431.20 59,230 467.60
17 409,060 518.10 257,960 550.20 85,440 446.20 62,490 482.50
Disabled adult children 773,850 616.90 581,910 637.60 135,110 534.30 54,560 601.50
18–19 12,890 500.80 8,120 509.40 2,820 471.00 1,810 518.20
20–24 63,160 526.30 38,980 541.50 14,420 468.40 9,290 554.50
25–29 64,970 566.10 41,560 585.80 15,750 514.50 7,260 560.30
30–34 70,700 594.80 48,180 613.50 15,420 541.50 6,810 582.50
35–39 88,760 623.90 64,550 641.40 17,260 563.60 6,690 612.10
40–44 110,630 640.10 82,830 661.10 20,270 558.10 7,370 631.60
45–49 105,280 650.30 81,020 673.70 18,290 551.10 5,770 633.90
50–54 83,790 658.40 67,090 678.80 12,570 552.40 3,990 650.80
55–59 61,690 656.30 51,650 671.00 7,390 540.40 2,570 690.50
60–64 42,310 652.40 36,270 665.40 4,520 535.70 1,450 687.90
65–69 28,690 629.60 24,920 640.60 2,740 530.90 980 613.20
70–74 18,940 583.50 16,760 594.70 1,870 480.90 300 601.20
75–79 12,670 550.60 11,430 557.00 1,030 488.30 210 511.80
80 or older 9,370 517.40 8,550 526.90 760 414.70 60 468.70
Students, aged 18–19 126,400 571.10 80,510 602.00 27,850 494.20 17,240 549.30
18 117,770 571.10 75,590 601.60 25,250 494.30 16,130 546.90
19 8,630 570.70 4,920 609.00 2,600 492.80 1,110 583.70
Children of retired workers
Subtotal 489,510 493.20 355,000 523.30 98,210 436.40 35,570 352.40
Under age 18 281,330 465.50 185,730 499.50 68,560 426.10 26,660 332.60
Under 1 600 442.80 330 510.60 200 370.20 60 360.30
1 1,200 430.60 820 438.60 260 436.20 120 363.70
2 2,090 447.70 1,370 480.70 610 404.90 110 274.60
3 2,500 433.80 1,650 449.40 570 444.90 280 319.30
4 3,600 422.90 2,390 448.30 790 392.70 410 332.20
5 4,900 429.40 3,090 455.60 1,310 396.50 490 357.60
6 6,080 415.20 4,030 431.60 1,340 407.90 710 335.90
7 8,090 405.10 5,170 430.10 2,060 386.90 840 297.80
8 10,020 424.00 6,450 449.80 2,580 420.80 960 262.70
9 12,120 437.80 7,600 467.70 3,210 416.40 1,300 318.80
10 13,430 438.40 8,520 463.80 3,640 419.20 1,270 322.80
11 17,590 440.20 10,990 470.70 4,900 422.50 1,670 296.60
12 20,080 436.30 12,860 464.80 5,340 408.60 1,870 321.10
13 25,260 441.70 16,610 476.20 6,120 406.40 2,500 302.50
14 28,850 460.60 19,260 489.20 7,050 431.30 2,470 327.90
15 35,430 467.50 23,460 508.10 8,740 409.00 3,160 330.40
16 41,530 499.90 28,260 538.20 9,400 442.00 3,850 360.10
17 47,960 521.40 32,870 559.10 10,440 469.00 4,590 373.60
Disabled adult children 193,040 529.00 158,380 547.00 26,320 455.80 8,000 413.40
18–19 1,980 485.70 1,440 497.40 400 432.70 130 481.30
20–24 10,950 502.70 7,910 530.00 2,210 443.70 810 401.30
25–29 15,320 510.40 11,370 538.10 2,970 444.20 930 386.00
30–34 21,830 523.40 17,320 539.40 3,050 472.20 1,440 439.20
35–39 33,350 540.90 27,530 560.60 4,230 455.70 1,530 428.00
40–44 43,550 548.60 36,440 565.20 5,620 474.30 1,440 419.40
45–49 34,450 535.50 29,280 552.20 4,330 451.70 770 369.60
50–54 19,660 514.10 16,740 527.00 2,280 447.40 590 401.50
55–59 8,170 495.20 7,030 507.90 900 423.80 240 392.90
60–64 2,880 507.70 2,550 516.60 260 413.90 60 425.80
65–69 670 474.40 590 482.70 30 292.00 50 486.00
70 or older 230 392.30 180 381.30 40 441.40 10 393.00
Students, aged 18–19 15,140 553.40 10,890 585.30 3,330 493.00 910 395.40
18 14,330 554.40 10,370 587.50 3,090 490.00 860 388.90
19 810 536.80 520 542.10 240 531.30 50 507.50
Children of deceased workers
Subtotal 1,903,660 655.90 1,168,990 710.30 392,760 546.80 331,370 594.20
Under age 18 1,329,390 643.70 755,080 710.50 285,480 531.30 280,300 579.60
Under 1 2,050 573.40 780 663.50 480 445.80 790 562.10
1 6,840 569.20 3,390 640.30 1,270 488.20 2,170 506.00
2 12,160 590.10 6,110 678.90 2,240 447.20 3,780 530.10
3 17,330 601.70 8,910 675.90 3,410 472.80 4,970 558.50
4 24,170 598.40 12,650 669.50 4,850 460.90 6,650 563.00
5 30,400 606.30 16,280 679.10 5,840 489.60 8,210 545.40
6 38,490 609.60 21,060 677.10 7,600 501.90 9,810 548.40
7 45,590 609.90 25,220 684.50 9,780 492.60 10,530 539.70
8 53,630 614.30 29,580 683.40 11,380 507.70 12,620 549.00
9 63,360 626.00 36,590 689.70 12,850 512.40 13,830 563.20
10 73,560 621.10 41,220 687.90 15,540 503.70 16,690 566.60
11 88,400 627.00 49,690 692.40 19,550 515.70 18,840 570.30
12 103,320 623.00 58,490 685.60 23,100 518.10 21,190 566.20
13 120,770 634.30 69,360 702.00 26,180 518.00 24,420 569.90
14 137,930 641.00 78,050 707.40 31,240 534.90 27,560 575.50
15 156,620 662.00 89,680 726.00 34,370 552.80 31,070 600.00
16 169,510 675.20 98,710 738.90 36,390 562.10 32,700 610.50
17 185,260 689.30 109,310 752.80 39,410 571.70 34,470 625.20
Disabled adult children 510,930 680.60 376,170 704.20 93,120 585.80 40,250 678.00
18–19 5,610 663.50 3,180 701.70 1,240 612.60 1,140 621.90
20–24 29,180 660.70 15,600 700.70 7,200 573.50 6,150 662.00
25–29 32,080 686.80 18,450 725.30 8,760 609.50 4,640 673.40
30–34 36,340 698.40 22,220 741.40 9,590 608.70 4,350 674.60
35–39 47,650 711.50 31,500 743.60 11,270 631.00 4,680 691.50
40–44 63,860 711.30 44,200 748.90 13,900 598.80 5,680 693.90
45–49 70,410 707.90 51,480 744.00 13,800 583.90 5,000 674.60
50–54 64,110 702.90 50,340 729.40 10,280 576.10 3,400 694.00
55–59 53,490 681.00 44,590 696.90 6,490 556.50 2,330 721.20
60–64 39,430 663.00 33,720 676.70 4,260 543.10 1,390 699.20
65–69 28,020 633.30 24,330 644.40 2,710 533.50 930 620.10
70–74 18,790 585.30 16,630 596.70 1,860 480.20 290 608.40
75–79 12,620 551.20 11,410 557.10 1,000 491.50 210 511.80
80 or older 9,340 517.50 8,520 527.00 760 414.70 60 468.70
Students, aged 18–19 63,340 712.20 37,740 768.20 14,160 604.30 10,820 661.10
18 58,600 714.20 35,140 770.50 12,780 603.50 10,060 661.30
19 4,740 687.50 2,600 736.30 1,380 611.20 760 658.70
Children of disabled workers
Subtotal 1,639,140 278.40 1,060,010 295.60 338,460 252.70 231,750 238.60
Under age 18 1,521,340 269.60 980,770 286.20 312,430 244.30 219,930 232.40
Under 1 7,960 227.80 4,950 243.40 1,650 195.50 1,260 210.80
1 17,500 214.40 10,820 231.40 3,770 184.90 2,740 189.70
2 23,940 228.10 14,730 242.70 5,280 207.90 3,780 201.00
3 30,730 217.60 18,940 233.70 6,610 191.30 4,950 193.10
4 39,900 219.50 24,780 233.90 8,580 197.30 6,300 193.20
5 46,840 222.10 29,490 237.60 10,300 195.00 6,810 197.30
6 54,940 226.60 35,470 240.30 11,220 200.80 8,000 202.90
7 63,880 227.60 40,750 242.40 13,220 208.70 9,580 192.10
8 71,830 232.40 45,910 244.30 14,770 217.90 10,830 202.30
9 81,260 234.40 52,320 248.20 16,360 214.10 12,200 203.00
10 90,000 243.70 58,380 258.00 17,790 221.50 13,420 212.60
11 102,770 249.50 66,230 263.40 21,050 233.20 14,880 210.40
12 115,820 256.20 74,900 271.10 23,820 235.90 16,550 219.60
13 127,850 264.40 82,410 278.20 26,050 246.50 18,720 231.20
14 144,740 275.90 93,380 293.90 29,560 248.50 21,000 234.80
15 158,780 291.20 103,150 308.10 31,940 263.00 22,800 254.60
16 166,760 324.60 108,380 344.70 34,870 291.70 22,680 279.90
17 175,840 336.70 115,780 356.30 35,590 300.50 23,430 293.90
Disabled adult children 69,880 394.10 47,360 411.50 15,670 359.50 6,310 351.50
18–19 5,300 334.20 3,500 339.50 1,180 335.30 540 308.20
20–24 23,030 367.20 15,470 386.90 5,010 328.20 2,330 323.90
25–29 17,570 394.40 11,740 412.60 4,020 359.50 1,690 345.60
30–34 12,530 419.20 8,640 432.90 2,780 385.50 1,020 392.10
35–39 7,760 442.70 5,520 460.80 1,760 390.70 480 424.50
40 or older 3,690 460.00 2,490 477.00 920 423.30 250 436.00
Students, aged 18–19 47,920 390.20 31,880 411.00 10,360 344.00 5,510 355.20
18 44,840 389.50 30,080 409.00 9,380 346.90 5,210 352.30
19 3,080 400.00 1,800 444.30 980 316.60 300 406.20
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 20,190 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 groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2005
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 176,160 720.90 115,640 773.90 24,780 621.50 34,740 617.90
By age
Under 25 2,300 567.80 1,300 605.10 140 420.10 860 535.50
25–29 8,970 581.30 5,270 622.60 1,280 485.10 2,410 543.60
25 1,220 605.60 780 638.20 90 500.60 350 559.90
26 1,590 566.00 900 593.50 240 486.30 450 553.40
27 1,760 560.30 990 597.60 250 430.40 520 551.80
28 1,950 573.50 1,210 623.70 330 518.40 400 476.10
29 2,450 600.40 1,390 649.40 370 487.80 690 562.00
30–34 19,290 612.00 12,210 659.60 2,760 528.90 4,260 528.70
30 2,810 588.80 1,840 635.50 350 443.20 620 532.40
31 3,180 613.80 2,050 657.30 390 542.30 740 531.20
32 3,900 626.30 2,480 666.80 540 590.10 870 534.20
33 4,440 609.80 2,650 665.00 700 525.20 1,060 524.80
34 4,960 614.60 3,190 664.90 780 521.70 970 523.90
35–39 30,710 658.20 19,620 710.20 4,140 544.20 6,770 579.60
35 5,990 605.40 3,740 650.20 890 486.60 1,340 559.50
36 5,850 646.70 3,790 697.50 790 515.00 1,230 578.70
37 5,460 660.40 3,480 716.70 700 565.70 1,220 558.20
38 6,520 663.40 3,950 724.80 970 570.50 1,570 568.50
39 6,890 707.20 4,660 751.40 790 586.90 1,410 630.20
40–44 38,310 734.30 25,790 788.60 4,710 622.90 7,590 622.00
40 7,010 678.20 4,540 739.90 840 590.80 1,560 554.50
41 7,570 726.80 5,300 775.30 780 665.80 1,440 581.10
42 7,890 735.60 5,310 789.40 1,120 615.00 1,420 635.50
43 7,860 758.10 5,140 819.60 1,040 616.70 1,650 655.80
44 7,980 766.00 5,500 812.00 930 632.20 1,520 680.60
45–49 35,940 788.10 24,070 841.70 4,820 680.70 6,840 678.50
45 8,190 774.10 5,540 821.60 1,070 700.60 1,530 657.00
46 7,520 802.60 5,130 856.70 910 674.40 1,450 694.90
47 6,880 785.40 4,540 842.20 920 699.70 1,360 658.20
48 6,630 782.00 4,480 838.70 880 671.40 1,220 660.40
49 6,720 798.00 4,380 852.00 1,040 656.70 1,280 724.20
50–54 20,840 789.30 13,820 843.50 3,220 690.40 3,610 675.30
50 5,350 803.90 3,600 858.00 800 736.60 920 659.70
51 4,550 779.10 3,040 837.30 720 652.40 770 664.40
52 3,890 779.80 2,480 836.80 620 705.50 740 655.60
53 3,710 806.70 2,400 857.60 570 676.40 680 734.60
54 3,340 771.60 2,300 821.60 510 668.70 500 669.30
55–59 10,730 800.80 7,080 849.70 1,900 692.30 1,660 723.00
55 2,810 794.00 1,650 866.90 560 742.20 570 638.60
56 2,140 805.60 1,460 860.90 360 653.00 290 722.90
57 2,000 809.30 1,330 848.80 340 709.80 330 752.30
58 1,890 830.50 1,330 851.90 340 762.60 210 804.80
59 1,890 767.10 1,310 814.40 300 546.80 260 804.80
60–61 3,100 776.60 2,200 802.50 610 710.10 280 739.40
60 1,660 783.10 1,120 805.50 330 737.30 200 764.50
61 1,440 769.00 1,080 799.50 280 678.00 80 676.60
62 or older 5,970 761.80 4,280 793.90 1,200 684.60 460 681.10
By sex and marital status
Women 164,450 728.30 108,050 783.80 22,960 620.90 32,470 622.00
Mothers 149,520 730.00 97,400 787.90 21,480 621.50 29,750 620.80
Surviving divorced mothers 14,930 711.00 10,650 746.40 1,480 613.30 2,720 635.20
Men 11,710 617.30 7,590 631.80 1,820 628.20 2,270 559.30
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 1,000 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by sex, age, marital status, and race, December 2005
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 4,356,450 966.70 3,629,820 990.10 355,580 770.70 359,170 923.80
Women
Subtotal 4,310,750 968.70 3,604,200 991.60 349,930 770.90 344,820 929.70
By age
60–61 113,860 948.80 33,810 1,007.20 5,090 774.50 74,880 934.60
60 44,170 955.60 11,560 1,023.60 1,840 776.70 30,760 941.00
61 69,690 944.40 22,250 998.60 3,250 773.20 44,120 930.00
62–64 306,830 974.30 167,440 1,001.50 21,740 816.70 117,410 964.90
62 93,450 977.30 33,020 1,029.50 4,110 813.70 56,230 958.80
63 106,390 980.50 63,140 1,007.40 8,000 837.20 35,170 965.30
64 106,990 965.40 71,280 983.40 9,630 800.90 26,010 977.60
65–69 616,190 979.60 484,830 998.50 62,520 798.60 67,660 1,014.80
65 132,350 948.60 95,010 959.00 14,090 774.30 22,950 1,014.80
66 119,510 1,008.90 90,150 1,017.20 11,190 809.90 18,050 1,092.30
67 121,460 994.90 95,060 1,006.00 11,980 815.00 14,260 1,074.10
68 118,100 981.10 99,430 1,011.00 12,080 812.60 6,350 842.30
69 124,770 968.10 105,180 999.40 13,180 787.20 6,050 825.30
70–74 633,080 962.60 542,140 991.50 65,280 782.80 23,940 802.80
70 119,460 958.50 101,560 986.80 12,630 781.60 4,960 835.30
71 122,850 966.60 105,270 993.20 12,650 812.90 4,630 788.10
72 120,630 961.80 102,840 993.50 12,500 770.10 4,960 796.50
73 132,370 960.90 113,370 991.60 13,690 772.50 4,890 777.10
74 137,770 964.80 119,100 992.10 13,810 778.00 4,500 816.90
75–79 802,480 962.60 706,570 987.10 69,910 770.00 23,210 805.00
75 151,820 966.10 132,890 992.50 13,720 773.60 4,690 791.80
76 151,040 965.10 131,860 992.90 13,790 760.50 4,790 799.40
77 159,870 963.30 140,850 986.70 14,050 781.70 4,460 801.00
78 168,110 959.80 148,750 982.60 14,120 767.40 4,590 820.50
79 171,640 959.60 152,220 982.00 14,230 766.60 4,680 812.30
80–84 841,990 960.80 757,930 982.10 61,870 748.80 19,620 804.60
80 168,540 956.40 150,420 978.50 13,400 763.20 4,270 794.70
81 174,720 950.50 157,040 971.40 13,030 752.60 4,160 784.60
82 166,250 959.40 149,270 981.30 12,430 744.00 3,990 803.10
83 166,000 963.80 149,600 986.30 12,070 740.00 3,820 792.90
84 166,480 974.60 151,600 993.20 10,940 741.90 3,380 856.50
85–89 592,660 997.50 540,850 1,017.30 38,250 754.80 11,510 848.50
85 152,720 988.60 138,630 1,009.70 10,230 744.90 3,230 836.90
86 128,540 992.30 116,640 1,012.10 8,720 763.30 2,680 888.10
87 117,650 1,007.00 107,920 1,025.40 7,140 757.00 2,140 864.60
88 102,260 1,009.50 94,060 1,027.40 6,080 768.50 1,800 835.50
89 91,490 993.80 83,600 1,015.30 6,080 743.30 1,660 800.60
90–94 298,790 966.70 274,850 984.00 17,970 727.20 4,950 804.00
95 or older 104,870 899.30 95,780 918.80 7,300 675.00 1,640 742.20
By marital status
Widows 3,976,450 967.10 3,358,050 990.70 315,320 764.80 292,040 914.10
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled) 334,300 987.10 246,150 1,003.70 34,610 825.70 52,780 1,016.30
Men
Subtotal 45,700 782.00 25,620 787.70 5,650 762.60 14,350 780.60
60–61 7,770 727.20 2,790 721.50 470 745.00 4,510 728.90
62–64 14,790 860.60 7,290 885.10 1,320 867.20 6,170 830.80
65–69 9,460 888.80 6,030 876.50 1,540 834.10 1,880 972.90
70–74 4,010 718.50 2,580 747.00 790 765.70 620 548.50
75–79 3,800 698.50 2,620 729.40 710 659.10 460 583.10
80–84 2,810 615.60 2,000 635.10 440 568.50 370 565.70
85–89 1,450 591.00 1,020 649.50 190 545.70 220 360.00
90 or older 1,610 514.20 1,290 511.70 190 539.10 120 518.20
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 11,880 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2005
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 212,220 607.30 123,540 617.80 34,370 532.90 53,480 632.20
By age
50–54 28,060 616.80 10,910 613.90 4,000 521.70 12,960 650.30
50 2,590 571.80 690 549.20 240 406.80 1,630 613.60
51 4,200 617.80 1,530 596.80 370 519.40 2,290 647.60
52 5,890 624.20 1,880 606.90 800 504.30 3,160 668.00
53 6,860 638.50 2,810 614.80 1,170 559.10 2,850 694.50
54 8,520 607.40 4,000 634.40 1,420 520.80 3,030 612.00
55–59 80,420 612.60 42,280 616.00 12,310 544.40 25,510 641.10
55 10,290 615.30 5,030 634.40 1,830 540.80 3,400 627.20
56 13,520 615.60 6,760 613.30 2,030 549.90 4,670 650.80
57 15,510 616.20 8,060 613.90 2,510 561.00 4,910 650.60
58 20,310 614.90 10,540 622.60 3,080 525.60 6,600 644.60
59 20,790 604.30 11,890 605.40 2,860 548.60 5,930 629.50
60–64 103,740 600.60 70,350 619.40 18,060 527.50 15,010 601.40
60 20,730 610.20 12,130 630.70 3,020 527.00 5,550 612.70
61 21,620 602.60 13,610 615.60 3,360 532.90 4,590 615.60
62 21,340 596.90 14,880 610.90 3,640 550.60 2,750 583.80
63 20,560 597.00 15,230 616.40 4,140 525.10 1,070 593.90
64 19,490 595.80 14,500 625.40 3,900 504.20 1,050 532.50
By sex and marital status
Women 204,710 613.40 119,910 623.70 32,970 536.00 51,060 640.60
Widows 175,430 613.50 101,950 625.00 28,530 530.40 44,400 641.50
Surviving divorced wives 29,280 613.20 17,960 616.40 4,440 572.20 6,660 634.10
Men 7,510 438.90 3,630 420.50 1,400 458.70 2,420 454.90
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 830 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age, sex, and race, December 2005
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 1,950 868.50 980 910.60 220 882.00 700 819.20
By age
62–69 130 986.10 20 1,159.50 30 1,003.00 80 936.40
70–74 320 912.40 110 1,040.70 10 1,162.50 190 838.90
75–79 320 925.50 140 1,006.60 30 1,366.80 130 724.90
80–84 470 786.40 310 810.90 30 800.50 120 742.70
85–89 340 931.10 170 933.80 50 875.60 120 950.40
90 or older 370 786.90 230 885.50 70 621.90 60 695.70
By sex
Women 1,690 891.10 890 926.00 200 905.90 550 848.80
Men 260 722.00 90 757.70 20 644.00 150 710.90
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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, age, and race, December 2005
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 22,144,700 936.90 19,694,110 952.70 1,706,200 831.90 707,700 756.50
62–64 2,823,760 914.50 2,442,720 931.90 243,660 846.90 136,490 725.60
62 774,140 882.40 667,190 898.90 65,990 824.40 40,460 707.40
63 1,017,910 909.50 883,140 926.60 87,860 839.90 46,710 717.00
64 1,031,710 943.60 892,390 961.80 89,810 870.20 49,320 748.60
65–69 5,865,990 981.10 5,106,110 1,000.40 501,060 891.50 257,840 772.50
65 1,203,090 984.70 1,037,450 1,005.30 105,820 903.00 59,440 773.00
66 1,249,750 1,000.50 1,081,480 1,021.30 108,910 911.40 59,200 785.90
67 1,228,300 995.80 1,073,130 1,015.20 102,960 903.90 52,020 777.80
68 1,129,180 978.70 987,220 997.70 95,770 882.40 46,150 774.10
69 1,055,670 939.20 926,830 956.50 87,600 848.50 41,030 743.50
70–74 4,506,610 910.30 3,995,720 926.30 366,660 806.40 140,910 731.40
70 995,420 916.00 877,200 932.70 84,410 811.90 33,540 743.60
71 928,390 900.30 820,630 916.90 76,910 802.30 30,430 703.80
72 861,570 904.80 762,020 920.90 71,190 800.50 27,730 734.60
73 874,460 920.90 775,710 936.50 72,410 814.70 25,670 754.90
74 846,770 909.10 760,160 924.10 61,740 801.10 23,540 720.40
75–79 3,825,310 915.00 3,463,890 928.60 265,680 794.80 83,770 747.80
75 839,470 907.30 757,860 921.00 59,070 795.40 21,140 737.60
76 778,590 906.30 702,760 920.10 55,690 789.90 17,630 740.90
77 769,450 919.70 696,960 933.30 53,470 799.90 16,130 753.30
78 748,900 925.70 678,680 939.80 51,710 798.30 15,830 755.10
79 688,900 917.20 627,630 930.20 45,740 789.70 13,040 758.00
80–84 2,836,320 919.60 2,592,540 932.30 180,280 782.90 52,960 779.50
80 663,670 934.00 603,990 947.70 44,450 796.70 12,960 789.50
81 619,520 917.40 565,950 930.00 39,600 786.20 11,600 765.10
82 561,290 913.60 513,630 926.20 34,720 772.60 11,030 778.10
83 512,640 915.10 468,600 927.10 32,580 783.90 9,280 779.20
84 479,200 914.60 440,370 926.70 28,930 768.40 8,090 786.20
85–89 1,534,540 961.90 1,409,620 974.80 94,580 803.70 23,680 838.30
85 407,780 918.30 374,440 930.40 25,070 777.60 6,550 784.80
86 340,630 932.30 311,660 946.10 21,900 772.10 5,370 797.00
87 311,200 974.20 287,230 985.80 18,020 819.10 4,630 851.00
88 257,660 999.80 237,090 1,012.10 15,320 836.60 4,130 905.40
89 217,270 1,027.50 199,200 1,042.70 14,270 843.60 3,000 917.10
90–94 602,760 980.20 551,300 994.80 39,860 807.20 9,710 872.30
95 or older 149,410 892.70 132,210 914.50 14,420 706.40 2,340 799.90
Men
Subtotal 10,985,130 1,047.70 9,786,490 1,069.10 808,400 900.30 375,880 814.40
62–64 1,429,990 1,084.00 1,232,600 1,116.90 125,470 920.90 71,490 805.70
62 387,400 1,051.60 333,850 1,082.10 32,960 903.10 20,370 795.70
63 514,110 1,077.10 444,080 1,109.80 44,970 911.40 24,930 794.40
64 528,480 1,114.60 454,670 1,149.40 47,540 942.10 26,190 824.30
65–69 3,086,860 1,137.70 2,685,470 1,169.60 256,680 971.10 144,360 840.70
65 625,210 1,151.70 537,640 1,187.80 54,110 979.10 33,330 850.90
66 657,310 1,166.00 568,870 1,200.80 55,570 992.40 32,810 858.50
67 647,910 1,156.90 566,290 1,188.30 52,200 987.90 29,380 851.60
68 597,710 1,129.70 522,780 1,160.00 49,370 964.00 25,560 830.70
69 558,720 1,074.90 489,890 1,102.10 45,430 924.00 23,280 798.10
70–74 2,378,330 1,024.60 2,117,700 1,046.60 182,660 871.20 75,960 786.70
70 525,690 1,042.80 465,000 1,066.70 42,070 885.90 18,450 800.90
71 491,110 1,018.00 435,340 1,042.00 38,850 863.60 16,650 752.30
72 454,840 1,016.00 403,910 1,038.50 35,580 860.70 14,950 783.90
73 460,410 1,034.20 410,610 1,054.80 36,020 881.40 13,400 819.90
74 446,280 1,009.30 402,840 1,028.10 30,140 860.90 12,510 779.50
75–79 1,954,840 1,001.60 1,782,930 1,017.70 124,390 850.20 42,620 783.90
75 443,200 1,001.50 402,470 1,018.50 28,940 854.40 11,010 776.20
76 404,790 995.40 368,230 1,011.60 26,460 849.30 9,020 778.00
77 393,210 1,009.60 359,050 1,025.30 25,130 857.10 8,060 803.20
78 375,060 1,011.50 342,360 1,028.10 23,480 854.60 8,010 779.30
79 338,580 988.90 310,820 1,003.80 20,380 831.60 6,520 787.10
80–84 1,312,940 961.20 1,208,290 973.90 74,940 818.90 25,840 801.00
80 318,610 1,004.70 292,050 1,019.00 19,440 848.10 6,230 838.90
81 290,540 972.20 267,010 985.50 16,710 833.00 5,960 789.00
82 259,900 950.50 239,640 962.90 14,130 804.80 5,430 796.70
83 233,500 936.50 214,660 948.70 13,530 806.70 4,500 774.00
84 210,390 920.70 194,930 931.50 11,130 779.50 3,720 795.40
85–89 606,230 956.40 561,650 966.40 31,790 827.20 10,520 831.50
85 173,630 899.00 160,520 909.40 9,250 774.60 3,210 759.50
86 138,770 915.70 128,240 925.00 7,570 796.80 2,400 803.50
87 122,140 975.10 113,550 984.20 6,230 859.30 1,950 827.30
88 95,300 1,014.70 88,590 1,024.00 4,610 870.00 1,740 922.10
89 76,390 1,058.40 70,750 1,069.80 4,130 904.00 1,220 953.50
90–94 183,690 992.90 169,130 1,002.80 10,020 867.10 4,060 897.70
95 or older 32,250 871.70 28,720 886.00 2,450 711.90 1,030 857.40
Women
Subtotal 11,159,570 827.90 9,907,620 837.70 897,800 770.30 331,820 691.00
62–64 1,393,770 740.60 1,210,120 743.50 118,190 768.40 65,000 637.40
62 386,740 712.90 333,340 715.60 33,030 746.00 20,090 617.90
63 503,800 738.40 439,060 741.30 42,890 765.00 21,780 628.40
64 503,230 764.00 437,720 766.90 42,270 789.30 23,130 662.90
65–69 2,779,130 807.10 2,420,640 812.70 244,380 807.90 113,480 685.70
65 577,880 804.10 499,810 809.00 51,710 823.30 26,110 673.60
66 592,440 816.90 512,610 822.20 53,340 827.00 26,390 695.60
67 580,390 815.90 506,840 821.80 50,760 817.50 22,640 682.10
68 531,470 809.00 464,440 815.00 46,400 795.50 20,590 703.80
69 496,950 786.60 436,940 793.20 42,170 767.20 17,750 672.00
70–74 2,128,280 782.50 1,878,020 790.60 184,000 742.00 64,950 666.70
70 469,730 774.10 412,200 781.50 42,340 738.30 15,090 673.60
71 437,280 768.20 385,290 775.50 38,060 739.80 13,780 645.20
72 406,730 780.40 358,110 788.20 35,610 740.30 12,780 676.90
73 414,050 794.90 365,100 803.40 36,390 748.70 12,270 683.90
74 400,490 797.40 357,320 806.80 31,600 744.10 11,030 653.30
75–79 1,870,470 824.40 1,680,960 834.10 141,290 746.00 41,150 710.30
75 396,270 801.90 355,390 810.50 30,130 738.80 10,130 695.70
76 373,800 809.70 334,530 819.40 29,230 736.20 8,610 702.00
77 376,240 825.80 337,910 835.60 28,340 749.10 8,070 703.40
78 373,840 839.70 336,320 850.00 28,230 751.50 7,820 730.20
79 350,320 847.90 316,810 857.90 25,360 756.00 6,520 728.90
80–84 1,523,380 883.80 1,384,250 896.00 105,340 757.30 27,120 759.00
80 345,060 868.80 311,940 880.90 25,010 756.80 6,730 743.80
81 328,980 868.90 298,940 880.50 22,890 751.90 5,640 739.80
82 301,390 881.70 273,990 894.10 20,590 750.50 5,600 760.00
83 279,140 897.20 253,940 909.00 19,050 767.70 4,780 784.10
84 268,810 909.90 245,440 922.80 17,800 761.40 4,370 778.30
85–89 928,310 965.50 847,970 980.30 62,790 791.90 13,160 843.80
85 234,150 932.60 213,920 946.10 15,820 779.30 3,340 809.20
86 201,860 943.80 183,420 960.70 14,330 759.00 2,970 791.80
87 189,060 973.60 173,680 986.90 11,790 797.80 2,680 868.20
88 162,360 991.00 148,500 1,004.90 10,710 822.30 2,390 893.30
89 140,880 1,010.70 128,450 1,027.80 10,140 819.00 1,780 892.20
90–94 419,070 974.70 382,170 991.30 29,840 787.20 5,650 854.00
95 or older 117,160 898.40 103,490 922.50 11,970 705.30 1,310 754.70
Disabled workers
Total 44,750 1,155.30 35,740 1,199.70 6,320 1,054.80 2,670 798.60
62 3,500 1,179.80 2,890 1,224.30 440 1,057.30 170 740.70
63 11,860 1,158.20 9,390 1,212.90 1,720 1,042.70 740 727.90
64 18,690 1,155.20 15,060 1,191.70 2,670 1,062.30 960 840.80
65 10,700 1,144.30 8,400 1,190.80 1,490 1,054.60 800 825.80
Men
Subtotal 27,430 1,341.10 22,440 1,392.80 3,430 1,198.00 1,540 907.10
62 2,200 1,354.30 1,860 1,398.30 250 1,217.10 90 826.30
63 7,060 1,354.30 5,840 1,412.80 840 1,183.80 370 814.80
64 11,480 1,340.00 9,430 1,384.20 1,460 1,218.20 590 934.10
65 6,690 1,324.70 5,310 1,384.30 880 1,172.40 490 959.10
Women
Subtotal 17,320 861.10 13,300 873.80 2,890 884.90 1,130 650.80
62 1,300 884.60 1,030 910.20 190 847.00 80 644.30
63 4,800 869.70 3,550 884.10 880 908.00 370 641.00
64 7,210 861.00 5,630 869.30 1,210 874.10 370 692.00
65 4,010 843.50 3,090 858.20 610 884.70 310 615.10
Spouses
Total 2,085,980 476.30 1,905,890 486.50 89,000 393.80 86,200 339.80
Wives
Subtotal 2,072,710 477.70 1,896,650 487.60 87,290 396.40 83,910 342.90
By age
62–64 284,960 441.80 251,290 456.50 14,250 364.70 19,030 307.00
62 71,250 428.20 62,850 441.20 3,700 357.10 4,530 307.30
63 102,940 440.00 90,680 454.80 4,970 361.90 7,170 308.40
64 110,770 452.30 97,760 467.80 5,580 372.20 7,330 305.50
65–69 586,770 492.00 522,780 506.40 29,400 407.50 33,850 344.80
65 127,500 479.30 112,030 495.80 6,680 388.00 8,600 335.90
66 121,890 488.60 107,880 504.40 6,140 398.90 7,730 341.80
67 117,860 500.50 105,020 514.20 6,080 428.90 6,650 351.70
68 110,920 498.80 99,550 512.30 5,710 419.10 5,520 341.20
69 108,600 494.20 98,300 506.30 4,790 404.70 5,350 358.70
70–74 494,980 483.90 456,070 492.80 21,140 399.70 16,590 356.60
70 106,200 490.00 96,470 500.80 5,060 399.40 4,490 365.80
71 101,490 481.70 92,880 490.40 4,840 407.20 3,490 361.00
72 95,010 481.60 87,530 491.30 3,930 379.30 3,350 354.60
73 96,960 481.80 90,070 489.80 3,940 393.00 2,690 354.70
74 95,320 484.00 89,120 490.80 3,370 420.80 2,570 338.90
75–79 399,970 478.50 375,490 484.50 14,090 402.50 9,130 361.00
75 93,850 481.30 87,700 487.30 3,630 420.70 2,340 355.80
76 84,900 479.30 79,320 486.50 3,090 394.30 2,220 355.70
77 81,000 479.40 75,990 485.50 2,900 395.70 1,760 367.40
78 75,720 479.70 71,750 484.50 2,370 408.30 1,350 365.20
79 64,500 471.10 60,730 476.80 2,100 386.30 1,460 366.10
80–84 223,390 468.40 212,030 472.30 6,250 393.20 4,170 386.10
85–89 70,710 487.50 67,660 491.70 1,760 387.00 980 373.10
90–94 11,280 471.30 10,740 473.70 340 421.20 160 450.20
95 or older 650 453.30 590 453.90 60 447.00 0 . . .
By type of benefit
Wives of retired workers 2,013,700 483.00 1,846,230 492.80 82,820 402.00 79,950 345.20
Wives of disabled workers 59,010 299.40 50,420 300.10 4,470 293.90 3,960 297.00
Husbands
Subtotal 13,270 255.90 9,240 262.80 1,710 257.50 2,290 226.10
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,534,490 893.20 2,000,770 908.50 240,310 733.60 287,820 921.70
60–64 443,250 959.60 211,330 994.70 28,620 810.30 202,970 944.40
60 46,960 942.70 12,530 1,001.10 1,970 781.50 32,450 930.20
61 74,670 929.50 24,070 977.20 3,590 766.80 46,940 917.80
62 98,840 969.50 35,090 1,019.50 4,530 812.80 59,130 952.10
63 111,440 975.90 65,840 1,003.70 8,510 840.50 37,000 957.90
64 111,340 961.80 73,800 979.50 10,020 804.90 27,450 971.90
65–69 533,210 951.40 424,660 970.80 56,710 786.50 50,880 977.30
65 130,110 937.70 93,690 949.20 14,300 771.20 21,870 1,000.90
66 103,820 973.20 80,990 986.60 10,370 809.70 12,380 1,024.70
67 103,050 965.00 83,220 980.00 10,620 801.70 9,060 1,020.50
68 97,390 951.00 82,680 979.80 10,640 795.60 3,900 782.10
69 98,840 932.60 84,080 961.70 10,780 760.30 3,670 777.80
70–74 426,960 905.70 365,500 932.50 47,740 746.50 12,570 737.40
70 89,400 914.30 76,370 941.50 9,910 752.60 2,910 760.40
71 86,000 913.00 73,590 938.20 9,680 772.40 2,510 724.40
72 81,440 906.80 69,610 935.40 9,190 739.40 2,450 726.60
73 85,020 899.10 72,990 926.10 9,320 733.10 2,430 723.80
74 85,100 895.00 72,940 921.10 9,640 734.00 2,270 748.60
75–79 436,170 874.90 379,830 898.00 45,250 717.30 9,610 715.80
75 89,730 890.10 78,150 913.90 9,160 734.30 2,100 709.90
76 85,590 883.30 73,720 910.20 9,480 711.50 2,040 713.20
77 86,560 877.20 75,620 899.70 8,820 727.80 1,850 687.90
78 87,720 866.50 76,770 888.70 8,870 705.20 1,840 731.90
79 86,570 857.20 75,570 877.60 8,920 707.80 1,780 738.10
80–84 373,420 834.70 331,000 855.20 34,750 670.70 6,680 677.30
85–89 207,900 804.50 186,370 822.50 17,670 644.80 3,310 636.70
90–94 85,930 740.20 77,390 755.50 7,030 597.10 1,400 610.60
95 or older 27,650 733.80 24,690 750.50 2,540 590.30 400 626.90
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 36,690 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.
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Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2005, 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
2004 47,687,693 39,737,824 7,949,869 29,952,465 6,198,271 2,721,657 3,986,319 183,829 4,643,035 2,108 9
2005 48,434,281 40,128,579 8,305,702 30,460,836 6,518,989 2,680,259 4,024,815 178,396 4,568,991 1,992 3
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
2004 41,574,348 35,573,407 6,000,941 28,601,329 5,542,045 1,262,709 1,838,926 126,734 4,200,895 1,707 2
2005 44,351,668 37,743,696 6,607,972 30,521,815 6,114,705 1,298,722 1,945,508 129,246 4,339,977 1,694 1
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: Marian Longley (410) 965-5528.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2005
Type of benefit Number a
(thousands)
Average
age
Total, OASDI 48,446 66
OASI 40,139 71
Retired workers 30,475 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,524 72
Children of retired workers 490 24
Under age 18 281 13
Disabled adult children 193 40
Students, aged 18–19 15 18
Children of deceased workers 1,904 22
Under age 18 1,329 12
Disabled adult children 511 48
Students, aged 18–19 63 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,356 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 176 43
Disabled widow(er)s 212 59
Parents of deceased workers 2 82
DI 8,307 44
Disabled workers 6,510 52
Spouses of disabled workers 158 52
Children of disabled workers 1,639 13
Under age 18 1,521 12
Disabled adult children 70 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: Shirley Turpin (410) 965-0181.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, type of benefit, and race, December 2005
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c (thousands)
Total, OASDI 48,446 40,264 4,979 3,050
By age and sex
Adults 44,414 37,680 4,149 2,451
Men 19,281 16,437 1,754 1,034
Women 25,133 21,243 2,395 1,417
Children 4,032 2,584 829 599
Under age 18 3,132 1,922 666 527
Disabled adult children 774 582 135 55
Students, aged 18–19 126 81 28 17
Retired workers and their spouses and children 33,488 29,434 2,720 1,266
Retired workers 30,475 26,808 2,503 1,103
Spouses 2,524 2,271 119 127
Children 490 355 98 36
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 8,307 5,790 1,451 1,004
Disabled workers 6,510 4,610 1,096 752
Spouses 158 120 17 20
Children 1,639 1,060 338 232
Survivors of deceased workers 6,650 5,040 808 779
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,356 3,630 356 359
Disabled widow(er)s 212 124 34 53
Widowed mothers and fathers 176 116 25 35
Children 1,904 1,169 393 331
Parents 2 1 0 1
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 1,002.10 1,021.50 879.00 814.40
Men 1,129.70 1,155.90 958.90 875.70
Women 867.30 878.30 807.80 736.90
Disabled workers 937.90 973.20 868.20 835.20
Men 1,050.50 1,100.50 929.00 916.00
Women 805.60 816.90 804.60 749.90
Widowed mothers and fathers 720.90 773.90 621.50 617.90
Nondisabled widow(er)s 966.70 990.10 770.70 923.80
Surviving children 655.90 710.30 546.80 594.20
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.
The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Includes 153,500 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: Shirley Turpin (410) 965-0181.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit, basis of entitlement, and race, December 2005
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 25,131 834.50 21,243 847.70 2,395 773.60 1,416 742.30
Workers 17,814 856.90 15,046 869.80 1,858 806.90 853 742.50
Retired 14,821 867.30 12,975 878.30 1,323 807.80 487 736.90
Full benefit 3,661 987.40 3,068 1,009.30 425 886.80 155 835.00
Reduced benefit 11,160 827.90 9,908 837.70 898 770.30 332 691.00
Disabled 2,993 805.60 2,070 816.90 535 804.60 366 749.90
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,637 487.80 2,365 502.10 131 395.20 135 330.30
Entitlement based on care of children 134 274.60 97 297.30 17 240.60 19 191.90
Husband retired 47 419.10 37 442.50 6 371.70 4 290.00
Husband disabled 87 197.00 61 209.70 11 175.00 15 161.90
Entitlement based on age 2,503 499.20 2,267 510.90 114 418.00 116 353.30
Husband retired 2,438 504.30 2,212 515.90 109 423.20 111 355.40
Full benefit 424 605.80 365 633.40 26 491.30 31 381.50
Reduced benefit 2,014 482.90 1,847 492.70 83 401.90 80 345.20
Husband disabled 66 310.50 56 311.60 5 308.50 4 299.20
Widows 4,680 944.70 3,832 974.20 406 743.30 428 871.90
Entitlement based on care of children 164 728.30 108 783.80 23 620.90 32 622.00
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 4,311 968.70 3,604 991.60 350 770.90 345 929.70
Disabled, aged 50–64 205 613.40 120 623.70 33 536.00 51 640.60
Women aged 65 or older
Total c 19,593 855.40 17,227 867.60 1,638 779.40 677 729.60
Entitled as worker 13,485 880.10 11,809 891.80 1,215 811.60 427 751.90
Worker only 7,678 849.50 6,459 864.70 875 784.50 326 729.60
Dually entitled 5,807 920.50 5,349 924.60 340 881.50 101 823.80
Wife's benefit 2,305 601.10 2,179 604.00 78 541.50 44 562.50
Widow's benefit 3,501 1,130.80 3,171 1,144.80 262 982.80 57 1,025.80
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,108 801.00 5,419 814.90 423 687.10 249 691.50
Wife's benefit 2,218 506.60 2,016 517.70 100 425.60 97 362.40
Widow's benefit 3,890 968.80 3,403 990.90 323 767.70 153 900.20
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.
The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Includes 77,000 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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
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 2005
Type of benefit and sex Number Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All beneficiaries 106,281 583.10 710.40
Retirement benefits
Total 98,751 579.10 725.00
Retired workers 95,604 579.80 741.40
Men 20,478 552.80 490.20
Women 75,126 587.20 809.80
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,803 557.60 226.70
Children of retired workers 344 571.30 234.00
Disability benefits
Total 15 566.60 531.20
Survivor benefits
Total 7,515 635.00 519.50
Nondisabled widow(er)s 6,203 634.00 533.40
Disabled widow(er)s 132 629.10 401.00
Widowed mothers and fathers 30 615.50 415.30
Children of deceased workers 1,150 641.20 460.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Marian Longley (410) 965-5528.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2005
Type of benefit Total,
60 or
older
60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–94 95 or
older a
Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total b 39,254 772 4,453 9,372 8,016 6,899 5,252 2,938 1,210 342
Retired workers 30,475 . . . 2,824 7,910 6,727 5,564 4,093 2,234 888 234
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,471 167 388 627 638 807 845 594 300 105
Wives and husbands 2,558 5 295 673 632 516 308 107 21 2
Disabled workers 1,638 582 924 133 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 112 18 24 29 19 13 6 2 1 c
Men
Subtotal 16,703 338 1,971 4,398 3,663 2,949 2,020 978 321 65
Retired workers 15,654 . . . 1,430 4,289 3,638 2,930 2,010 974 319 65
Widowers, parents, and fathers 49 10 16 9 4 4 3 1 1 c
Husbands 42 c 2 10 12 10 5 2 1 c
Disabled workers 904 319 511 74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 53 9 12 14 9 5 2 1 c c
Women
Subtotal 22,551 434 2,482 4,974 4,353 3,950 3,231 1,960 889 277
Retired workers 14,821 . . . 1,394 3,621 3,090 2,634 2,083 1,260 569 170
Widows, parents, and mothers 4,422 158 371 617 633 803 842 593 299 105
Wives 2,515 5 293 663 620 506 302 105 20 2
Disabled workers 734 263 413 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 59 9 12 14 10 7 4 2 c c
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total b 964.70 984.00 908.90 992.60 946.60 951.10 958.20 1,013.40 1,050.80 954.90
Retired workers 1,002.10 . . . 914.50 1,036.40 987.90 992.30 992.90 1,041.40 1,092.20 984.60
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 957.80 848.50 907.70 977.70 961.00 961.40 959.60 996.40 964.70 897.60
Wives and husbands 495.30 426.30 440.60 498.80 502.50 500.70 500.80 531.70 551.40 524.00
Disabled workers 1,043.60 1,038.10 1,048.30 1,034.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 612.10 652.60 652.30 629.60 583.50 550.60 527.60 516.20 437.80 c
Men
Subtotal 1,130.20 1,183.30 1,118.10 1,193.90 1,113.10 1,101.90 1,072.00 1,099.40 1,202.60 1,072.20
Retired workers 1,129.70 . . . 1,084.00 1,198.20 1,117.50 1,106.10 1,075.40 1,102.40 1,207.50 1,077.80
Widowers, parents, and fathers 759.90 683.90 818.10 888.80 723.60 697.40 611.80 596.50 510.20 c
Husbands 279.80 c 223.50 288.90 286.90 282.00 259.30 289.00 297.00 c
Disabled workers 1,228.10 1,214.50 1,237.40 1,222.60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 617.80 645.80 657.90 633.30 582.90 549.10 536.00 508.20 c c
Women
Subtotal 842.10 828.80 742.80 814.60 806.50 838.60 887.00 970.40 996.00 927.30
Retired workers 867.30 . . . 740.60 844.90 835.40 865.70 913.30 994.30 1,027.50 949.20
Widows, parents, and mothers 960.00 858.50 911.70 979.10 962.50 962.60 960.80 997.40 966.60 899.00
Wives 499.00 429.90 442.10 502.10 506.70 504.90 505.00 536.70 560.10 550.70
Disabled workers 816.20 824.10 814.20 794.60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 606.90 659.60 646.90 625.70 584.00 551.80 523.10 520.00 c c
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: The sum of the individual categories may not equal a total or subtotal because of independent rounding.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes 42,710 persons aged 100 or older—6,170 men and 36,540 women.
b. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
c. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
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 1960–2005, selected years
Entitlement 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005
Number (thousands)
All women 62 or older a 6,619 11,374 14,010 16,350 18,412 19,954 20,888 21,381 22,066
Entitled as worker b 2,866 5,753 7,586 9,304 10,805 12,037 12,974 14,013 15,291
Worker only 2,563 4,786 5,926 6,710 7,096 7,359 7,554 8,117 9,126
Dually entitled c 303 967 1,660 2,594 3,709 4,678 5,420 5,896 6,165
Wife's benefit 159 388 617 1,016 1,594 2,077 2,398 2,568 2,650
Widow's benefit 141 574 1,039 1,575 2,112 2,600 3,022 3,327 3,514
Entitled as wife or widow only c 3,753 5,621 6,424 7,046 7,607 7,917 7,914 7,368 6,775
Wife's benefit 2,174 2,546 2,745 2,884 3,018 3,059 2,985 2,768 2,511
Widow's benefit d 1,546 3,048 3,659 4,148 4,580 4,853 4,926 4,598 4,264
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 69.3
Worker only 38.7 42.1 42.3 41.0 38.5 36.9 36.2 38.0 41.4
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 30.7
Wife's benefit 32.8 22.4 19.6 17.6 16.4 15.3 14.3 12.9 11.4
Widow's benefit d 23.4 26.8 26.1 25.4 24.9 24.3 23.6 21.5 19.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. All data for 2005 and dual entitlement data for 1995 and 2000 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
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: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
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 2005
Entitlement Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
Number
All women 65 or older a 19,593,180 4,958,310 4,342,760 3,942,410 3,226,910 1,957,700 1,165,090
Entitled as worker 13,485,200 3,679,430 3,089,710 2,633,990 2,082,700 1,260,170 739,200
Worker only 7,678,470 2,595,260 1,889,240 1,370,790 939,200 528,650 355,330
Dually entitled 5,806,730 1,084,170 1,200,470 1,263,200 1,143,500 731,520 383,870
Wife's benefit 2,305,290 783,840 664,730 489,300 268,720 84,370 14,330
Widow's benefit 3,501,440 300,330 535,740 773,900 874,780 647,150 369,540
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,107,980 1,278,880 1,253,050 1,308,420 1,144,210 697,530 425,890
Wife's benefit 2,217,920 662,690 619,970 505,940 302,220 104,870 22,230
Widow's benefit 3,890,060 616,190 633,080 802,480 841,990 592,660 403,660
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 855.40 815.20 807.00 839.10 887.50 970.80 980.00
Entitled as worker 880.10 844.90 835.40 865.70 913.30 994.30 1,009.50
Worker only 849.50 872.60 829.80 817.80 817.70 878.80 949.20
Dually entitled 920.50 775.80 844.20 917.70 991.90 1,077.80 1,065.30
Wife's benefit 601.10 625.80 599.80 581.20 568.90 595.00 629.00
Widow's benefit 1,130.80 1,167.10 1,147.40 1,130.40 1,121.80 1,140.70 1,082.30
Entitled as wife or widow only 801.00 732.20 737.00 785.60 840.40 928.20 928.80
Wife's benefit 506.60 502.10 506.70 504.90 505.00 536.70 559.30
Widow's benefit 968.80 979.60 962.60 962.60 960.80 997.50 949.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2005
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 45,185 6,706 4,453 34,026 949.20 862.50 908.90 971.50
Retired workers 30,475 . . . 2,824 27,651 1,002.10 . . . 914.50 1,011.10
Disabled workers 6,510 5,454 924 133 937.90 916.80 1,048.40 1,034.50
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,524 41 254 2,229 499.30 410.10 463.90 505.00
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 157 88 40 29 244.10 195.10 293.00 324.20
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,356 122 322 3,913 966.70 934.60 969.10 967.50
Disabled widow(er)s 212 151 61 . . . 607.30 611.60 596.60 . . .
Mothers and fathers 176 170 5 1 720.90 719.50 770.20 732.50
Disabled adult children 774 680 24 70 616.90 618.70 652.30 587.60
Men
Subtotal 19,703 3,338 1,971 14,394 1,101.30 964.90 1,118.10 1,130.60
Retired workers 15,654 . . . 1,430 14,224 1,129.70 . . . 1,084.10 1,134.30
Disabled workers 3,517 2,932 511 74 1,050.50 1,013.50 1,237.40 1,222.60
Husbands of retired workers 39 b 1 38 284.70 b 251.40 285.80
Husbands of disabled workers 5 2 1 2 202.60 175.60 176.50 231.50
Nondisabled widowers 46 8 15 23 782.00 727.20 860.60 750.20
Disabled widowers 8 6 2 . . . 439.00 444.20 418.10 . . .
Fathers 12 12 b b 617.30 616.10 b b
Disabled adult children 423 379 12 32 616.30 616.80 657.90 594.70
Women
Subtotal 25,482 3,367 2,482 19,632 831.60 760.90 742.80 854.90
Retired workers 14,821 . . . 1,394 13,427 867.30 . . . 740.60 880.50
Disabled workers 2,993 2,522 413 58 805.60 804.50 814.20 794.60
Wives of retired workers 2,485 41 253 2,191 502.70 410.20 465.00 508.80
Wives of disabled workers 153 86 39 27 245.40 195.50 295.20 332.30
Nondisabled widows 4,311 114 307 3,890 968.70 948.80 974.30 968.80
Disabled widows 205 145 60 . . . 613.40 618.60 601.10 . . .
Mothers 164 159 4 1 728.30 727.00 774.70 730.30
Disabled adult children 351 301 12 38 617.70 621.00 646.90 581.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: The sum of the individual categories may not equal a total or subtotal because of independent rounding.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes parents and special age-72 beneficiaries. Excludes student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Marian Longley (410) 965-5528.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2005
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
2004 7,168,270 6,198,271 759,264 210,735 894.10 587.60 582.70
2005 7,500,525 6,518,989 768,535 213,001 938.00 616.30 609.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
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