Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2005
Year All
benefits
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Wives and
husbands of—
Children of— Widowed
mothers
and
fathers
Widow(er)s Parents Special
age-72
beneficiaries
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
Total 199,062,536 82,033,280 22,225,928 18,833,994 3,840,229 7,370,980 21,563,774 15,548,349 4,860,835 21,403,466 114,267 1,267,434
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852 . . .
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272 . . .
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266 . . .
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264 . . .
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419 . . .
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755 . . .
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767 . . .
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422 . . .
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846 . . .
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675 . . .
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252 . . .
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147 . . .
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868 . . .
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946 . . .
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461 . . .
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538 . . .
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919 . . .
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585 . . .
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373 . . .
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797 . . .
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855 . . .
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138 . . .
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930 . . .
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698 . . .
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390 . . .
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958 . . .
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202 748,539
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658 273,567
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144 81,030
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093 45,027
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852 29,881
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635 24,965
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086 20,367
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655 15,111
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155 6,660
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969 3,688
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914 3,387
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870 3,474
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844 3,057
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788 2,025
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724 1,345
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606 948
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498 785
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431 939
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383 792
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381 537
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344 428
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286 243
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263 148
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281 105
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233 84
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246 54
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298 67
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238 51
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213 27
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200 28
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177 16
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157 13
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152 13
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118 9
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135 14
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129 1
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139 9
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121 0
2004 4,458,816 1,883,060 795,775 319,430 48,016 115,391 309,472 433,699 40,030 513,839 104 0
2005 4,672,152 2,000,157 829,687 329,225 50,187 123,494 314,786 469,267 38,248 516,949 152 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Marian Longley (410) 965-5528.
Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2005 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount for retired workers (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Nondisabled
widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
2003 (Jan.Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
2004 (Jan.Nov.) 1,072.50 1,277.60 834.20 936.10 1,104.70 740.20 942.60 1,068.40 795.70 768.10
2004 (Dec.) 1,090.70 1,309.70 853.80 961.20 1,136.50 771.50 965.80 1,093.50 819.00 785.90
2005 (Jan.Nov.) 1,106.10 1,314.10 869.30 960.40 1,130.30 767.00 961.00 1,086.80 815.90 780.50
2005 (Dec.) 1,135.70 1,367.90 899.00 1,011.00 1,189.20 829.40 997.20 1,128.50 846.10 809.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
CONTACT: Marian Longley (410) 965-5528.
Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2005
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 1,994,100 1,008.40 1,659,800 1,038.00 194,600 895.30 135,200 811.90
62–64 1,331,300 931.10 1,130,600 954.10 119,500 844.00 80,000 741.00
65–69 627,700 1,173.60 504,000 1,222.80 71,100 991.50 49,900 945.70
70 or older 35,100 984.30 25,200 1,105.60 4,000 719.70 5,300 623.20
Men
Subtotal 1,062,400 1,179.30 889,700 1,228.00 96,600 971.80 74,500 873.40
62–64 693,900 1,096.10 590,700 1,136.00 60,800 915.80 42,000 799.40
65–69 358,400 1,349.90 293,400 1,414.30 34,500 1,090.20 29,500 1,024.30
70 or older 10,100 838.60 5,600 1,166.80 1,300 448.80 3,000 425.10
Women
Subtotal 931,700 813.50 770,100 818.60 98,000 820.00 60,700 736.50
62–64 637,400 751.50 539,900 755.10 58,700 769.60 38,000 676.40
65–69 269,300 939.10 210,600 956.10 36,600 898.50 20,400 832.10
70 or older 25,000 1,043.20 19,600 1,088.20 2,700 850.10 2,300 881.60
Disabled workers
Total 809,100 1,000.50 545,400 1,057.60 138,800 909.80 109,000 883.10
Under 30 53,700 632.60 30,200 655.10 11,000 590.40 7,700 679.70
30–39 97,900 815.40 61,600 850.60 18,900 743.00 14,300 820.70
40–49 182,700 946.30 120,100 1,001.80 36,500 852.70 23,200 849.30
50–54 149,000 1,052.30 102,100 1,094.80 24,800 1,002.70 20,700 918.10
55–59 191,800 1,109.20 130,200 1,165.80 31,200 1,045.00 28,000 946.40
60 or older 134,000 1,144.00 101,200 1,193.20 16,400 1,045.50 15,100 932.50
Men
Subtotal 425,900 1,127.70 297,700 1,201.10 67,900 983.80 51,600 976.40
Under 30 29,400 633.50 16,100 652.70 6,100 574.50 4,100 740.40
30–39 48,600 848.30 30,600 882.90 8,900 774.60 7,200 872.90
40–49 91,400 1,046.20 61,900 1,118.10 16,700 913.50 11,400 919.50
50–54 77,000 1,186.40 55,300 1,233.20 11,800 1,092.10 9,100 1,060.90
55–59 105,300 1,280.30 75,300 1,347.60 16,000 1,145.40 12,900 1,080.10
60 or older 74,200 1,329.40 58,500 1,387.20 8,400 1,182.90 6,900 1,013.10
Women
Subtotal 383,200 859.10 247,700 885.10 70,900 838.90 57,400 799.30
Under 30 24,300 631.40 14,100 657.80 4,900 610.20 3,600 610.60
30–39 49,300 783.00 31,000 818.80 10,000 714.90 7,100 767.80
40–49 91,300 846.20 58,200 878.10 19,800 801.40 11,800 781.50
50–54 72,000 908.80 46,800 931.20 13,000 921.50 11,600 806.10
55–59 86,500 900.90 54,900 916.40 15,200 939.30 15,100 832.10
60 or older 59,800 913.90 42,700 927.40 8,000 901.30 8,200 864.80
Wives
Total 237,000 429.50 194,600 455.10 18,300 375.00 23,300 262.70
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 189,900 473.10 157,300 499.70 13,700 414.80 18,300 292.00
Entitlement based on care of children 10,700 413.40 7,500 470.50 1,500 314.80 1,700 248.60
Entitlement based on age 179,200 476.60 149,800 501.20 12,200 427.10 16,600 296.50
62–64 127,300 467.80 107,700 489.10 8,100 440.60 11,100 290.80
65–69 41,800 517.00 34,400 549.90 2,900 413.50 4,500 332.40
70 or older 10,100 420.20 7,700 452.20 1,200 369.40 1,000 197.30
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 47,100 254.10 37,300 267.10 4,600 256.20 5,000 155.30
Entitlement based on care of children 18,300 182.30 13,800 201.50 1,500 156.20 2,900 100.80
Entitlement based on age 28,800 299.70 23,500 305.70 3,100 304.60 2,100 230.70
Husbands
Total 14,200 264.10 9,000 301.00 1,200 241.80 4,000 187.60
Husbands of retired workers 11,400 284.00 7,300 1,347.60 1,000 246.60 3,100 222.10
Husbands of disabled workers 2,800 182.70 1,700 239.10 200 d 900 68.60
Children
Total 806,800 431.80 471,900 461.90 161,700 348.70 164,600 436.20
By age
Under age 18 574,900 392.00 322,900 413.20 113,400 307.10 131,600 422.70
Disabled, aged 18 or older 47,300 441.10 31,100 452.70 8,600 371.90 7,100 494.90
Students aged 18–19 184,600 553.60 117,900 597.90 39,700 462.70 25,900 488.70
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 113,900 472.60 79,400 516.00 22,000 397.90 12,500 328.70
Children of deceased workers 283,900 666.50 139,400 749.20 50,900 532.70 90,300 620.40
Children of disabled workers 409,000 257.60 253,100 286.80 88,800 231.10 61,800 188.80
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 35,300 725.80 19,400 810.50 4,400 648.00 11,100 624.80
By age
Under 30 4,700 633.50 2,400 650.20 500 499.70 1,800 648.40
30–39 11,300 667.40 5,600 731.90 1,600 693.30 3,900 582.90
40–49 13,100 803.50 7,900 906.50 1,500 623.10 3,500 679.60
50–59 5,500 744.50 3,100 829.00 700 705.40 1,700 606.60
60 or older 700 688.30 400 d 100 d 200 d
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 32,000 742.40 17,700 825.70 4,000 657.50 9,900 646.40
Widowed fathers 3,300 565.00 1,700 651.40 400 d 1,200 446.70
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 308,600 1,001.20 178,300 1,048.90 18,200 849.60 111,200 952.00
By age
60–64 134,100 982.50 41,300 1,012.00 6,700 883.10 85,700 977.70
65–69 56,200 949.70 35,500 959.20 6,300 829.00 14,200 978.00
70–74 28,800 1,023.50 23,600 1,089.00 1,900 849.60 3,300 656.00
75 or older 89,500 1,054.40 77,900 1,097.20 3,300 820.80 8,000 752.60
By basis of entitlement
Widows 292,000 1,017.20 171,900 1,059.50 16,600 845.10 102,600 977.10
Widowers 16,600 719.50 6,400 765.60 1,600 896.10 8,600 652.30
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 30,200 607.20 8,400 571.20 2,900 386.40 18,900 657.10
By age
50–54 11,400 590.00 3,300 633.20 1,500 362.70 6,600 620.10
55–59 16,000 613.40 4,000 512.50 1,100 379.80 10,900 674.00
60 or older 2,800 641.20 1,100 598.30 300 d 1,400 698.80
By basis of entitlement
Widows 28,600 613.50 8,000 573.50 2,500 405.80 18,100 659.90
Widowers 1,600 493.80 400 d 400 d 800 592.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 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 4,500 persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age in month of award and sex, 2005
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 2,000,157 1,000.60 1,061,093 1,177.40 939,064 800.70
62–64 1,342,724 921.10 692,937 1,095.90 649,787 734.60
62 1,015,818 881.90 515,573 1,055.80 500,245 702.60
63 148,889 986.90 80,621 1,148.10 68,268 796.50
64 178,017 1,089.80 96,743 1,266.00 81,274 880.10
65–69 620,712 1,177.00 355,113 1,349.20 265,599 946.80
65 560,791 1,194.70 326,481 1,372.70 234,310 946.70
Disability conversions 206,620 1,017.00 115,728 1,197.60 90,892 787.10
New entitlements 354,171 1,298.30 210,753 1,468.80 143,418 1,047.80
66 26,235 1,052.20 14,866 1,156.80 11,369 915.40
67 14,473 1,010.40 6,611 1,071.10 7,862 959.40
68 10,360 960.70 4,001 957.90 6,359 962.40
69 8,853 953.80 3,154 910.50 5,699 977.80
70–74 27,790 974.90 8,064 869.00 19,726 1,018.20
75 or older 8,931 765.00 4,979 773.00 3,952 754.90
Disabled workers
Total 829,687 1,000.20 444,312 1,131.20 385,375 849.10
Under 25 22,687 504.30 13,302 509.40 9,385 497.10
25–29 30,179 684.10 15,823 704.20 14,356 662.00
30–34 39,290 779.10 19,746 811.10 19,544 746.70
35–39 55,962 842.00 28,454 896.50 27,508 785.50
40–44 85,574 902.40 43,712 982.70 41,862 818.60
45–49 112,204 971.40 57,756 1,085.20 54,448 850.70
50–54 152,305 1,042.90 79,300 1,186.30 73,005 887.10
50 29,942 1,011.90 15,627 1,143.90 14,315 867.80
51 29,984 1,024.40 15,396 1,164.70 14,588 876.30
52 29,785 1,045.90 15,373 1,193.60 14,412 888.40
53 30,331 1,056.70 15,948 1,199.20 14,383 898.70
54 32,263 1,073.00 16,956 1,226.20 15,307 903.40
55–59 190,022 1,118.80 104,499 1,290.80 85,523 908.60
55 38,863 1,095.40 21,377 1,249.00 17,486 907.60
56 38,121 1,106.20 20,725 1,274.00 17,396 906.30
57 38,515 1,125.80 21,174 1,296.30 17,341 917.50
58 40,850 1,134.60 22,496 1,318.40 18,354 909.30
59 33,673 1,132.80 18,727 1,317.70 14,946 901.10
60–65 141,464 1,147.90 81,720 1,328.60 59,744 900.70
60 34,461 1,137.30 19,533 1,319.70 14,928 898.50
61 34,154 1,152.50 19,691 1,335.20 14,463 903.80
62 33,403 1,173.70 19,396 1,359.60 14,007 916.30
63 20,263 1,148.20 11,748 1,329.00 8,515 898.90
64 14,243 1,126.90 8,394 1,296.60 5,849 883.30
65 4,940 1,074.70 2,958 1,230.60 1,982 842.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age in month of award, and sex, 2005
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 1,524,930 949.80 796,164 1,125.50 728,766 757.80
62 1,015,818 881.90 515,573 1,055.80 500,245 702.60
63 148,889 986.90 80,621 1,148.10 68,268 796.50
64 177,693 1,089.90 96,544 1,266.20 81,149 880.20
65 177,901 1,173.10 100,143 1,342.30 77,758 955.10
Disability conversions 14,908 1,093.80 8,866 1,268.60 6,042 837.30
New entitlements 162,993 1,180.30 91,277 1,349.50 71,716 965.00
66 or older 4,629 700.60 3,283 770.00 1,346 531.30
Disabled workers
Total 24,874 1,139.00 15,353 1,299.60 9,521 880.10
62 7,137 1,177.30 4,547 1,325.80 2,590 916.60
63 8,335 1,145.90 5,104 1,314.80 3,231 879.30
64 7,187 1,116.30 4,351 1,281.80 2,836 862.40
65 2,215 1,063.60 1,351 1,211.50 864 832.50
Wives and husbands
Total 283,168 360.20 6,421 255.80 276,747 362.60
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 256,140 366.50 5,501 261.80 250,639 368.80
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 27,028 300.40 920 219.80 26,108 303.20
By sex
Wives 276,747 362.60 . . . . . . 276,747 362.60
62 157,271 343.70 . . . . . . 157,271 343.70
63 38,636 344.10 . . . . . . 38,636 344.10
64 45,342 411.90 . . . . . . 45,342 411.90
65 29,482 412.00 . . . . . . 29,482 412.00
66 1,995 385.60 . . . . . . 1,995 385.60
67 or older 4,021 354.70 . . . . . . 4,021 354.70
Husbands 6,421 255.80 6,421 255.80 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 187,630 890.60 13,716 730.70 173,914 903.20
Nondisabled widows 173,914 903.20 . . . . . . 173,914 903.20
60 61,346 951.60 . . . . . . 61,346 951.60
61 22,719 979.40 . . . . . . 22,719 979.40
62 24,096 941.90 . . . . . . 24,096 941.90
63 16,492 887.50 . . . . . . 16,492 887.50
64 20,062 938.50 . . . . . . 20,062 938.50
65 23,677 730.50 . . . . . . 23,677 730.50
66 571 623.30 . . . . . . 571 623.30
67–69 1,118 541.80 . . . . . . 1,118 541.80
70 or older 3,833 532.10 . . . . . . 3,833 532.10
Nondisabled widowers 13,716 730.70 13,716 730.70 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2005
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas b 2,000,157 100.0 1,000.60 829,687 100.0 1,000.20
Alabama 33,853 1.7 975.70 21,536 2.6 984.30
Alaska 3,597 0.2 945.00 1,331 0.2 1,003.10
Arizona 38,795 1.9 1,017.90 14,904 1.8 1,021.60
Arkansas 21,195 1.1 942.60 13,372 1.6 944.30
California 196,669 9.8 988.40 76,460 9.2 948.50
Colorado 27,155 1.4 990.40 8,947 1.1 1,034.50
Connecticut 24,582 1.2 1,098.50 7,878 0.9 1,074.60
Delaware 6,573 0.3 1,070.20 2,663 0.3 1,064.20
District of Columbia 3,048 0.2 892.50 1,352 0.2 875.20
Florida 138,428 6.9 973.50 47,061 5.7 1,006.70
Georgia 56,299 2.8 986.30 22,274 2.7 1,010.20
Hawaii 9,157 0.5 990.00 2,498 0.3 1,023.20
Idaho 10,100 0.5 965.90 3,813 0.5 955.80
Illinois 78,387 3.9 1,022.20 29,282 3.5 1,048.50
Indiana 43,725 2.2 1,062.40 18,120 2.2 1,037.70
Iowa 21,120 1.1 1,002.20 7,307 0.9 982.30
Kansas 17,778 0.9 1,031.50 6,825 0.8 1,014.80
Kentucky 28,771 1.4 951.60 17,337 2.1 971.70
Louisiana 25,953 1.3 924.60 15,546 1.9 954.20
Maine 10,544 0.5 920.40 4,992 0.6 946.30
Maryland 35,648 1.8 1,036.30 13,213 1.6 1,040.30
Massachusetts 40,651 2.0 1,019.10 19,221 2.3 1,000.60
Michigan 72,582 3.6 1,094.40 30,828 3.7 1,063.60
Minnesota 33,813 1.7 1,050.20 11,408 1.4 1,015.30
Mississippi 20,050 1.0 934.60 12,452 1.5 945.80
Missouri 42,042 2.1 988.30 19,826 2.4 986.00
Montana 7,386 0.4 923.40 2,276 0.3 964.40
Nebraska 11,479 0.6 999.50 4,197 0.5 972.50
Nevada 17,294 0.9 995.60 5,310 0.6 1,062.60
New Hampshire 9,636 0.5 1,056.90 4,567 0.6 996.00
New Jersey 59,345 3.0 1,111.00 21,642 2.6 1,121.50
New Mexico 12,755 0.6 926.30 6,542 0.8 917.40
New York 128,907 6.4 1,051.90 53,675 6.5 1,059.50
North Carolina 64,549 3.2 1,001.50 28,505 3.4 1,008.30
North Dakota 4,293 0.2 935.70 1,334 0.2 924.60
Ohio 75,695 3.8 1,003.50 31,416 3.8 982.90
Oklahoma 25,570 1.3 953.60 12,875 1.6 958.70
Oregon 27,567 1.4 999.20 9,009 1.1 1,020.10
Pennsylvania 91,486 4.6 1,034.70 38,912 4.7 1,010.70
Rhode Island 7,429 0.4 1,019.40 3,522 0.4 963.60
South Carolina 33,364 1.7 991.00 14,650 1.8 1,014.90
South Dakota 5,487 0.3 930.80 1,647 0.2 921.00
Tennessee 45,639 2.3 984.30 20,770 2.5 988.80
Texas 123,003 6.1 963.10 57,722 7.0 972.40
Utah 12,067 0.6 998.50 4,362 0.5 1,006.40
Vermont 4,928 0.2 988.30 1,986 0.2 926.90
Virginia 50,143 2.5 1,020.70 21,917 2.6 1,019.10
Washington 43,471 2.2 1,040.50 17,163 2.1 1,032.70
West Virginia 13,542 0.7 989.20 8,554 1.0 1,017.10
Wisconsin 39,506 2.0 1,043.30 13,850 1.7 1,035.80
Wyoming 3,713 0.2 997.40 1,211 0.1 983.10
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 22,204 1.1 676.30 10,104 1.2 871.30
Other c 19,184 1.0 519.60 1,523 0.2 806.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes beneficiaries with state code unknown.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.