Annual Statistical Supplement, 2007

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2006
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 203,683,646 84,032,299 23,024,603 19,162,424 3,889,750 7,497,840 21,884,929 15,997,369 4,896,816 21,915,786 114,396 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
2006 4,621,110 1,999,019 798,675 328,430 49,521 126,860 321,155 449,020 35,981 512,320 129 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award. Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
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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 1940–2006 (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
2006 (Jan.Nov.) 1,163.30 1,376.70 923.70 1,020.50 1,195.70 823.80 999.00 1,129.00 851.00 818.70
2006 (Dec.) 1,193.60 1,415.30 947.50 1,045.90 1,232.40 838.90 1,020.60 1,148.00 875.60 854.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.
Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2006
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 1,991,000 1,055.40 1,644,300 1,092.00 192,600 954.50 150,200 794.20
62–64 1,250,900 950.00 1,054,200 975.50 115,700 875.90 80,600 725.20
65–69 696,800 1,251.50 560,600 1,311.60 73,300 1,082.70 60,800 912.90
70 or older 43,300 944.80 29,500 1,080.30 3,600 870.20 8,800 606.60
Men
Subtotal 1,046,500 1,233.40 865,300 1,296.20 96,600 1,033.40 83,300 820.50
62–64 631,700 1,125.30 529,200 1,173.40 61,000 939.00 41,300 787.90
65–69 400,300 1,421.50 328,500 1,500.20 34,800 1,201.50 36,200 925.40
70 or older 14,500 749.80 7,600 1,024.70 800 913.90 5,800 397.70
Women
Subtotal 944,500 858.20 779,000 865.10 96,000 875.10 66,900 761.60
62–64 619,200 771.20 525,000 776.00 54,700 805.50 39,300 659.40
65–69 296,500 1,022.00 232,100 1,044.70 38,500 975.30 24,600 894.50
70 or older 28,800 1,043.00 21,900 1,099.70 2,800 857.70 3,000 1,010.60
Disabled workers
Total 794,800 1,028.60 528,500 1,094.50 137,000 911.10 115,500 918.70
Under 30 48,500 606.40 28,000 623.30 9,100 595.70 8,200 614.10
30–39 84,400 829.80 53,300 858.60 15,200 808.00 12,200 825.90
40–49 182,400 971.60 114,900 1,039.70 39,300 840.70 26,000 898.90
50–54 156,500 1,048.30 101,200 1,127.50 28,100 906.00 25,300 916.20
55–59 184,600 1,158.20 127,700 1,196.10 28,100 1,102.80 27,100 1,060.70
60 or older 138,400 1,178.00 103,400 1,246.90 17,200 1,025.00 16,700 940.10
Men
Subtotal 419,800 1,161.20 290,800 1,245.10 65,600 988.40 56,300 997.20
Under 30 25,000 624.50 14,400 635.90 4,300 619.40 4,600 619.80
30–39 40,600 856.60 24,000 907.10 7,600 804.90 6,700 848.60
40–49 94,400 1,059.80 62,300 1,135.50 18,200 896.20 12,800 954.10
50–54 79,100 1,181.80 55,100 1,288.70 12,800 965.30 10,200 922.70
55–59 101,500 1,331.00 73,700 1,369.30 13,500 1,218.20 13,700 1,261.30
60 or older 79,200 1,369.30 61,300 1,443.50 9,200 1,189.50 8,300 1,048.60
Women
Subtotal 375,000 880.30 237,700 910.30 71,400 840.10 59,200 844.00
Under 30 23,500 587.10 13,600 610.00 4,800 574.40 3,600 606.80
30–39 43,800 805.10 29,300 818.80 7,600 811.00 5,500 798.40
40–49 88,000 876.90 52,600 926.30 21,100 792.90 13,200 845.40
50–54 77,400 911.80 46,100 934.80 15,300 856.40 15,100 911.90
55–59 83,100 947.20 54,000 959.70 14,600 996.10 13,400 855.60
60 or older 59,200 922.00 42,100 960.70 8,000 835.70 8,400 832.80
Wives
Total 232,400 452.70 186,300 482.50 18,700 387.20 26,400 294.60
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 191,900 492.30 155,700 522.00 13,800 438.70 21,700 316.30
Entitlement based on care of children 10,900 454.50 8,400 460.00 1,200 478.20 1,300 397.10
Entitlement based on age 181,000 494.50 147,300 525.50 12,600 435.00 20,400 311.10
62–64 122,600 479.40 103,400 505.20 7,500 402.00 11,200 297.50
65–69 47,200 552.40 35,600 599.30 4,000 515.80 7,500 345.50
70 or older 11,200 416.70 8,300 462.70 1,100 365.80 1,700 249.60
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 40,500 265.20 30,600 281.90 4,900 242.20 4,700 194.50
Entitlement based on care of children 15,000 193.20 9,600 216.20 2,700 145.40 2,400 172.80
Entitlement based on age 25,500 307.60 21,000 311.90 2,200 361.00 2,300 217.20
Husbands
Total 14,900 278.90 9,200 312.10 2,000 291.40 3,400 186.10
Husbands of retired workers 12,100 296.90 7,500 1,369.30 1,600 301.60 2,700 213.70
Husbands of disabled workers 2,800 201.20 1,700 239.80 400 d 700 79.40
Children
Total 813,100 469.40 492,400 496.40 151,800 383.70 161,500 472.00
By age
Under age 18 538,400 416.70 315,600 439.00 99,500 330.50 118,900 434.10
Disabled, aged 18 or older 44,200 451.40 27,800 448.30 8,800 414.00 6,900 514.60
Students aged 18–19 230,500 596.10 149,000 627.20 43,500 499.40 35,700 589.90
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 118,200 504.10 83,900 528.70 23,900 482.20 9,700 362.50
Children of deceased workers 299,900 703.30 157,400 782.90 48,800 562.40 91,000 642.20
Children of disabled workers 395,000 281.50 251,100 306.10 79,100 243.80 60,800 234.70
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 32,600 761.30 20,900 812.60 2,100 673.20 9,600 668.90
By age
Under 30 3,600 637.20 2,300 679.50 400 d 900 648.80
30–39 9,300 718.40 5,400 745.10 500 530.90 3,400 703.50
40–49 13,600 824.70 9,200 878.30 500 937.00 3,900 684.00
50–59 5,700 755.40 3,700 820.60 700 761.00 1,300 566.80
60 or older 400 d 300 d . . . . . . 100 d
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 29,200 785.40 18,600 847.10 2,100 673.20 8,500 678.10
Widowed fathers 3,400 554.30 2,300 533.20 . . . . . . 1,100 598.40
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 317,200 1,022.90 181,000 1,077.20 20,600 840.30 115,000 967.40
By age
60–64 140,900 995.50 45,300 1,042.80 6,200 900.00 89,300 978.70
65–69 55,700 937.80 33,400 932.80 7,500 699.80 14,600 1,070.00
70–74 28,800 1,034.90 21,900 1,108.40 2,700 883.60 4,200 748.80
75 or older 91,800 1,113.00 80,400 1,148.10 4,200 975.20 6,900 736.40
By basis of entitlement
Widows 297,800 1,041.40 175,000 1,088.10 19,200 846.00 103,000 995.40
Widowers 19,400 739.70 6,000 760.60 1,400 761.80 12,000 726.70
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 28,200 638.80 7,700 608.30 2,100 572.00 18,200 661.20
By age
50–54 11,000 640.90 3,200 589.50 1,100 643.10 6,600 662.20
55–59 14,700 629.50 3,200 615.90 900 491.20 10,500 650.40
60 or older 2,500 684.50 1,300 635.80 100 d 1,100 757.30
By basis of entitlement
Widows 26,200 653.10 7,300 610.70 2,100 572.00 16,600 684.00
Widowers 2,000 452.00 400 d . . . . . . 1,600 424.00
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.
Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes 3,900 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, 2006
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 1,999,019 1,053.60 1,056,822 1,235.00 942,197 850.20
62–64 1,291,224 953.50 659,324 1,130.70 631,900 768.50
62 954,026 906.30 481,482 1,078.30 472,544 731.10
63 151,766 1,042.00 80,990 1,220.50 70,776 837.60
64 185,432 1,123.70 96,852 1,316.60 88,580 912.80
65–69 676,113 1,250.70 387,921 1,426.10 288,192 1,014.50
65 622,751 1,266.70 364,895 1,447.40 257,856 1,011.00
Disability conversions 227,217 1,072.80 128,211 1,260.90 99,006 829.30
New entitlements 395,534 1,378.10 236,684 1,548.50 158,850 1,124.30
66 19,610 1,122.20 10,445 1,214.70 9,165 1,016.70
67 13,230 1,045.10 5,612 1,054.30 7,618 1,038.30
68 10,095 1,005.10 3,672 934.20 6,423 1,045.50
69 10,427 1,032.10 3,297 920.50 7,130 1,083.70
70–74 25,704 985.30 7,154 731.20 18,550 1,083.20
75 or older 5,978 691.70 2,423 486.50 3,555 831.60
Disabled workers
Total 798,675 1,030.90 425,285 1,164.50 373,390 878.60
Under 25 33,694 536.60 19,541 543.90 14,153 526.50
25–29 29,547 745.40 15,247 769.40 14,300 719.80
30–34 38,753 828.60 19,138 871.40 19,615 786.90
35–39 56,958 884.50 28,474 951.80 28,484 817.20
40–44 85,525 945.30 42,962 1,044.20 42,563 845.50
45–49 110,062 1,017.50 55,691 1,143.50 54,371 888.50
50–54 149,276 1,082.20 77,505 1,230.10 71,771 922.50
50 34,567 1,038.90 17,791 1,182.40 16,776 886.60
51 28,587 1,072.60 14,709 1,215.90 13,878 920.60
52 28,559 1,089.20 14,753 1,236.50 13,806 931.80
53 28,410 1,105.80 14,890 1,256.20 13,520 940.30
54 29,153 1,113.00 15,362 1,267.30 13,791 941.00
55–59 181,770 1,159.60 100,389 1,334.20 81,381 944.20
55 40,456 1,127.50 22,239 1,287.70 18,217 932.10
56 34,396 1,153.90 18,781 1,320.80 15,615 953.10
57 35,642 1,161.00 19,443 1,342.00 16,199 943.70
58 36,225 1,169.60 19,956 1,352.20 16,269 945.70
59 35,051 1,190.50 19,970 1,373.20 15,081 948.50
60–65 113,090 1,198.80 66,338 1,376.20 46,752 947.00
60 33,521 1,196.20 19,197 1,382.20 14,324 946.90
61 28,749 1,199.20 16,736 1,378.70 12,013 949.20
62 23,603 1,211.40 13,926 1,391.40 9,677 952.30
63 15,927 1,198.90 9,564 1,366.10 6,363 947.50
64 8,836 1,185.80 5,401 1,344.00 3,435 937.10
65 2,454 1,155.10 1,514 1,313.00 940 900.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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, 2006
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 1,492,716 997.10 773,622 1,177.80 719,094 802.60
62 954,026 906.30 481,482 1,078.30 472,544 731.10
63 151,766 1,042.00 80,990 1,220.50 70,776 837.60
64 185,059 1,123.70 96,609 1,316.90 88,450 912.80
65 201,792 1,276.20 114,535 1,448.90 87,257 1,049.60
Disability conversions 19,712 1,155.10 11,740 1,332.00 7,972 894.60
New entitlements 182,080 1,289.40 102,795 1,462.20 79,285 1,065.20
66 or older 73 854.90 6 647.90 67 873.40
Disabled workers
Total 29,944 1,165.60 17,962 1,338.40 11,982 906.50
62 13,442 1,176.80 7,867 1,364.30 5,575 912.30
63 9,614 1,164.60 5,856 1,330.60 3,758 906.00
64 5,563 1,143.90 3,436 1,299.80 2,127 892.00
65 1,325 1,150.40 803 1,308.00 522 907.80
Wives and husbands
Total 282,431 374.40 7,584 269.50 274,847 377.30
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 253,199 382.00 6,579 275.30 246,620 384.80
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 29,232 309.30 1,005 232.10 28,227 312.00
By sex
Wives 274,847 377.30 . . . . . . 274,847 377.30
62 164,381 360.90 . . . . . . 164,381 360.90
63 38,091 354.70 . . . . . . 38,091 354.70
64 47,165 423.00 . . . . . . 47,165 423.00
65 24,324 437.60 . . . . . . 24,324 437.60
66 184 310.20 . . . . . . 184 310.20
67 or older 702 324.10 . . . . . . 702 324.10
Husbands 7,584 269.50 7,584 269.50 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 189,486 930.40 14,171 763.40 175,315 943.90
Nondisabled widows 175,315 943.90 . . . . . . 175,315 943.90
60 67,150 988.20 . . . . . . 67,150 988.20
61 22,417 1,011.20 . . . . . . 22,417 1,011.20
62 20,978 968.40 . . . . . . 20,978 968.40
63 17,060 944.00 . . . . . . 17,060 944.00
64 20,951 988.60 . . . . . . 20,951 988.60
65 23,288 761.10 . . . . . . 23,288 761.10
66 239 526.80 . . . . . . 239 526.80
67–69 613 469.40 . . . . . . 613 469.40
70 or older 2,619 452.50 . . . . . . 2,619 452.50
Nondisabled widowers 14,171 763.40 14,171 763.40 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = 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, 2006
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas b 1,999,019 100.0 1,053.60 798,675 100.0 1,030.90
Alabama 33,170 1.7 1,029.10 20,574 2.6 1,014.80
Alaska 3,594 0.2 1,000.00 1,450 0.2 1,038.80
Arizona 39,331 2.0 1,072.00 12,120 1.5 1,059.00
Arkansas 21,392 1.1 993.60 12,481 1.6 981.70
California 196,153 9.8 1,034.80 69,175 8.7 970.90
Colorado 27,734 1.4 1,040.70 8,540 1.1 1,064.40
Connecticut 23,976 1.2 1,170.80 7,970 1.0 1,107.10
Delaware 6,282 0.3 1,130.40 2,404 0.3 1,090.90
District of Columbia 3,112 0.2 977.70 1,587 0.2 912.20
Florida 136,714 6.8 1,027.10 44,955 5.6 1,027.60
Georgia 57,160 2.9 1,047.80 22,030 2.8 1,038.00
Hawaii 9,587 0.5 1,047.40 2,442 0.3 1,052.60
Idaho 10,184 0.5 1,012.30 3,749 0.5 998.50
Illinois 77,660 3.9 1,077.90 29,023 3.6 1,072.60
Indiana 44,179 2.2 1,117.70 17,852 2.2 1,069.60
Iowa 21,517 1.1 1,064.30 6,605 0.8 1,014.20
Kansas 17,684 0.9 1,083.60 6,262 0.8 1,034.30
Kentucky 28,909 1.4 997.40 17,511 2.2 1,001.30
Louisiana 25,932 1.3 976.10 14,164 1.8 989.80
Maine 10,292 0.5 971.30 4,697 0.6 965.10
Maryland 35,069 1.8 1,097.70 12,785 1.6 1,067.70
Massachusetts 39,667 2.0 1,081.50 18,612 2.3 1,030.40
Michigan 73,027 3.7 1,161.70 30,193 3.8 1,090.90
Minnesota 34,105 1.7 1,108.00 12,079 1.5 1,038.80
Mississippi 19,665 1.0 992.40 10,860 1.4 993.30
Missouri 41,642 2.1 1,041.20 19,265 2.4 1,015.40
Montana 7,370 0.4 994.70 2,524 0.3 983.20
Nebraska 11,511 0.6 1,048.60 3,868 0.5 1,018.10
Nevada 17,787 0.9 1,036.50 5,667 0.7 1,085.30
New Hampshire 9,878 0.5 1,119.60 4,645 0.6 1,054.70
New Jersey 58,290 2.9 1,176.60 19,735 2.5 1,160.70
New Mexico 13,173 0.7 980.50 5,885 0.7 945.80
New York 124,321 6.2 1,114.50 49,518 6.2 1,089.80
North Carolina 64,633 3.2 1,053.40 28,116 3.5 1,036.70
North Dakota 4,411 0.2 991.90 1,540 0.2 964.00
Ohio 75,351 3.8 1,065.40 29,348 3.7 1,016.20
Oklahoma 25,567 1.3 1,007.80 13,035 1.6 979.30
Oregon 27,757 1.4 1,048.70 8,943 1.1 1,067.50
Pennsylvania 88,886 4.4 1,101.70 39,667 5.0 1,027.40
Rhode Island 6,904 0.3 1,081.10 3,175 0.4 1,000.80
South Carolina 34,260 1.7 1,053.60 13,352 1.7 1,043.20
South Dakota 5,554 0.3 992.80 1,562 0.2 952.40
Tennessee 45,193 2.3 1,040.70 21,251 2.7 1,017.00
Texas 125,109 6.3 1,017.40 57,447 7.2 1,005.60
Utah 11,874 0.6 1,050.50 4,534 0.6 1,029.20
Vermont 4,895 0.2 1,060.30 1,938 0.2 974.70
Virginia 49,895 2.5 1,078.80 20,738 2.6 1,034.30
Washington 43,642 2.2 1,104.30 16,765 2.1 1,065.10
West Virginia 13,751 0.7 1,039.10 8,761 1.1 1,039.70
Wisconsin 39,289 2.0 1,101.50 14,160 1.8 1,060.40
Wyoming 3,677 0.2 1,052.00 1,137 0.1 1,029.20
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 23,655 1.2 700.40 10,493 1.3 896.40
Other c 24,649 1.2 509.90 1,486 0.2 813.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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.