Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

 

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 2007
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)
Total, OASDI 49,864,838 987.00 40,887,616 1,023.50 5,125,460 842.90 3,685,248 792.10
OASI 40,948,624 1,014.70 34,757,613 1,044.60 3,565,823 870.80 2,542,461 812.20
Retirement benefits 34,454,106 1,032.20 30,071,993 1,054.90 2,825,729 916.70 1,495,557 798.90
Retired workers 31,527,728 1,078.60 27,558,302 1,100.70 2,613,682 953.60 1,301,304 865.00
Spouses of retired workers 2,432,082 531.50 2,157,848 549.40 114,032 445.00 154,540 348.90
Children of retired workers 494,296 538.00 355,843 571.30 98,015 480.00 39,713 385.60
Survivor benefits 6,494,518 922.20 4,685,620 978.70 740,094 695.70 1,046,904 831.10
Children of deceased workers 1,891,706 704.30 1,108,777 763.90 364,422 588.90 410,109 646.10
Widowed mothers and fathers 164,665 781.80 104,463 841.90 21,039 673.60 38,525 678.90
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,211,356 1,040.40 3,361,051 1,064.50 323,493 830.40 515,024 1,015.80
Disabled widow(er)s 224,982 645.50 110,440 653.50 30,952 560.20 82,541 668.00
Parents of deceased workers 1,809 918.00 889 943.60 188 896.10 705 893.70
DI 8,916,214 859.70 6,130,003 903.60 1,559,637 779.10 1,142,787 747.50
Disabled workers 7,098,723 1,004.00 4,952,546 1,043.60 1,199,718 931.80 873,786 899.80
Spouses of disabled workers 152,802 267.00 114,610 280.10 16,519 241.90 20,859 216.30
Children of disabled workers 1,664,689 299.00 1,062,847 318.60 343,400 271.30 248,142 255.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 166,514 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.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2007
Age 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)
All retired workers
Total 31,527,728 1,078.60 27,558,302 1,100.70 2,613,682 953.60 1,301,304 865.00
62–64 2,744,414 955.70 2,339,262 975.60 245,684 893.10 158,565 759.90
62 680,199 934.70 569,311 955.30 62,239 882.90 48,166 759.50
63 945,114 948.90 804,099 968.70 86,770 888.50 54,063 752.30
64 1,119,101 974.20 965,852 993.30 96,675 904.00 56,336 767.60
65–69 8,375,582 1,130.40 7,156,009 1,156.60 759,627 1,022.60 455,775 900.70
65 1,382,629 1,041.70 1,187,495 1,063.20 117,507 957.30 76,833 838.60
66 1,874,841 1,160.20 1,597,491 1,187.70 171,885 1,046.80 104,591 929.30
67 1,778,273 1,159.80 1,512,837 1,188.10 165,013 1,046.70 99,571 921.40
68 1,684,868 1,139.60 1,436,440 1,166.80 156,353 1,027.10 91,212 907.00
69 1,654,971 1,129.50 1,421,746 1,155.70 148,869 1,014.90 83,568 890.30
70–74 7,003,963 1,071.20 6,056,185 1,095.40 626,075 953.30 316,752 843.90
70 1,558,662 1,113.60 1,338,434 1,139.60 141,962 997.70 77,153 877.30
71 1,467,763 1,074.50 1,266,482 1,099.20 130,310 961.80 70,147 840.50
72 1,412,114 1,054.90 1,221,094 1,078.70 127,627 936.80 62,527 832.30
73 1,335,380 1,050.50 1,159,563 1,073.80 118,810 930.40 55,970 827.60
74 1,230,044 1,054.60 1,070,612 1,078.10 107,366 929.30 50,955 829.80
75–79 5,597,616 1,061.70 4,958,981 1,082.90 439,297 918.40 188,139 851.50
75 1,220,471 1,069.70 1,067,217 1,093.10 105,831 931.80 46,078 851.20
76 1,163,580 1,059.10 1,030,631 1,080.20 90,588 921.10 40,573 842.00
77 1,139,985 1,056.10 1,011,796 1,077.10 87,731 912.70 38,631 840.80
78 1,053,949 1,054.30 938,211 1,074.50 79,732 907.20 33,126 854.20
79 1,019,631 1,069.30 911,126 1,089.00 75,415 915.00 29,731 876.10
80–84 4,181,878 1,069.80 3,765,599 1,087.80 293,155 910.20 106,546 890.00
80 970,513 1,076.80 870,238 1,096.20 70,389 916.90 26,603 884.70
81 896,214 1,066.40 805,172 1,084.80 63,959 908.50 23,368 880.00
82 836,123 1,080.30 752,899 1,098.50 58,663 918.30 21,090 899.40
83 781,726 1,065.20 706,206 1,082.20 53,545 905.90 18,764 895.80
84 697,302 1,057.00 631,084 1,073.50 46,599 897.30 16,721 893.90
85–89 2,420,441 1,072.60 2,197,261 1,089.00 160,049 899.10 51,988 919.40
85 625,288 1,058.20 565,759 1,074.70 42,055 896.80 14,684 893.20
86 573,909 1,060.30 522,324 1,075.70 37,019 893.90 12,000 907.70
87 486,599 1,061.30 442,148 1,077.60 31,801 884.90 10,379 913.70
88 390,075 1,079.60 352,710 1,097.10 27,283 897.30 8,207 935.50
89 344,570 1,127.20 314,320 1,143.50 21,891 935.30 6,718 986.50
90–94 947,515 1,182.60 858,555 1,201.10 65,801 973.80 18,538 1,059.60
95 or older 256,319 1,085.30 226,450 1,109.90 23,994 872.40 5,001 971.80
Men
Subtotal 16,111,553 1,215.70 14,137,017 1,246.50 1,221,533 1,037.00 730,011 925.70
62–64 1,364,105 1,123.20 1,158,207 1,160.20 123,770 964.70 81,714 841.00
62 332,541 1,102.50 277,440 1,140.40 31,057 954.20 23,814 856.80
63 469,892 1,115.10 397,946 1,152.70 43,900 958.00 27,955 828.50
64 561,672 1,142.30 482,821 1,177.80 48,813 977.50 29,945 840.10
65–69 4,471,986 1,307.40 3,829,475 1,349.30 377,097 1,116.40 263,388 974.20
65 707,169 1,218.20 606,406 1,256.60 59,297 1,038.80 41,146 913.50
66 1,006,636 1,344.80 860,175 1,388.70 85,470 1,143.20 60,515 1,007.90
67 957,854 1,339.70 817,307 1,384.30 81,585 1,143.00 58,537 994.60
68 908,369 1,311.80 776,782 1,354.10 77,348 1,123.60 53,818 976.40
69 891,958 1,296.70 768,805 1,336.50 73,397 1,110.90 49,372 956.80
70–74 3,754,706 1,210.90 3,261,862 1,245.30 304,526 1,037.20 185,961 895.80
70 836,404 1,271.10 721,029 1,309.70 69,847 1,090.50 45,171 935.30
71 786,892 1,218.20 681,307 1,254.00 63,490 1,047.00 41,700 894.90
72 757,362 1,189.70 658,029 1,223.10 62,107 1,018.90 36,787 883.70
73 716,284 1,180.70 625,288 1,212.90 57,567 1,009.00 32,878 873.80
74 657,764 1,183.10 576,209 1,215.00 51,515 1,006.60 29,425 876.00
75–79 2,951,778 1,182.90 2,636,879 1,209.50 204,831 993.60 104,556 897.50
75 649,528 1,201.10 571,918 1,232.50 50,733 1,007.90 26,166 899.00
76 618,768 1,181.90 552,498 1,208.80 42,511 994.60 22,767 889.60
77 604,159 1,175.20 540,664 1,201.40 40,986 987.50 21,501 884.40
78 552,319 1,168.00 496,336 1,192.20 36,544 982.70 18,119 897.30
79 527,004 1,186.30 475,463 1,209.90 34,057 990.00 16,003 924.10
80–84 2,065,520 1,169.00 1,875,738 1,189.40 126,420 978.90 56,635 932.80
80 495,088 1,191.40 448,083 1,214.20 31,389 991.60 14,231 935.70
81 449,923 1,169.50 407,975 1,190.60 28,019 976.80 12,388 923.60
82 410,071 1,184.30 372,582 1,204.90 25,168 991.70 10,954 944.20
83 377,502 1,154.70 343,705 1,173.70 22,476 969.60 10,046 934.80
84 332,936 1,132.20 303,393 1,150.20 19,368 955.40 9,016 925.10
85–89 1,081,981 1,123.60 990,955 1,139.60 60,052 946.70 26,872 939.40
85 292,614 1,122.80 266,841 1,140.20 16,809 948.80 7,862 917.00
86 262,933 1,112.60 241,527 1,127.80 14,089 940.10 6,355 932.10
87 217,220 1,097.20 199,251 1,112.40 11,845 923.00 5,281 925.80
88 167,705 1,120.00 153,085 1,136.30 9,860 942.60 4,110 947.90
89 141,509 1,190.50 130,251 1,206.00 7,449 997.60 3,264 1,018.60
90–94 350,129 1,298.60 320,539 1,315.60 19,446 1,088.10 8,580 1,127.50
95 or older 71,348 1,195.60 63,362 1,220.90 5,391 965.40 2,305 998.80
Women
Subtotal 15,416,175 935.20 13,421,285 947.20 1,392,149 880.30 571,293 787.40
62–64 1,380,309 790.10 1,181,055 794.50 121,914 820.50 76,851 673.80
62 347,658 774.10 291,871 779.30 31,182 811.90 24,352 664.40
63 475,222 784.50 406,153 788.40 42,870 817.30 26,108 670.80
64 557,429 804.70 483,031 808.90 47,862 829.00 26,391 685.40
65–69 3,903,596 927.50 3,326,534 934.70 382,530 930.20 192,387 800.00
65 675,460 856.80 581,089 861.30 58,210 874.30 35,687 752.20
66 868,205 946.30 737,316 953.30 86,415 951.40 44,076 821.30
67 820,419 949.90 695,530 957.50 83,428 952.70 41,034 817.10
68 776,499 938.10 659,658 946.40 79,005 932.70 37,394 807.10
69 763,013 934.00 652,941 942.90 75,472 921.50 34,196 794.20
70–74 3,249,257 909.70 2,794,323 920.40 321,549 873.80 130,791 770.10
70 722,258 931.30 617,405 940.90 72,115 907.90 31,982 795.50
71 680,871 908.60 585,175 919.00 66,820 880.80 28,447 760.80
72 654,752 898.80 563,065 910.00 65,520 858.90 25,740 758.90
73 619,096 899.90 534,275 911.00 61,243 856.60 23,092 761.80
74 572,280 906.80 494,403 918.70 55,851 857.90 21,530 766.70
75–79 2,645,838 926.60 2,322,102 939.10 234,466 852.80 83,583 794.00
75 570,943 920.20 495,299 932.20 55,098 861.80 19,912 788.40
76 544,812 919.60 478,133 931.50 48,077 856.10 17,806 781.20
77 535,826 921.80 471,132 934.40 46,745 847.20 17,130 786.00
78 501,630 929.20 441,875 942.40 43,188 843.30 15,007 802.10
79 492,627 944.10 435,663 957.10 41,358 853.20 13,728 820.20
80–84 2,116,358 973.00 1,889,861 986.90 166,735 858.20 49,911 841.30
80 475,425 957.40 422,155 971.00 39,000 856.70 12,372 826.00
81 446,291 962.50 397,197 976.20 35,940 855.30 10,980 830.80
82 426,052 980.30 380,317 994.40 33,495 863.10 10,136 851.00
83 404,224 981.60 362,501 995.40 31,069 859.90 8,718 851.00
84 364,366 988.20 327,691 1,002.40 27,231 856.00 7,705 857.30
85–89 1,338,460 1,031.30 1,206,306 1,047.40 99,997 870.50 25,116 898.00
85 332,674 1,001.30 298,918 1,016.30 25,246 862.20 6,822 865.80
86 310,976 1,016.00 280,797 1,031.00 22,930 865.60 5,645 880.20
87 269,379 1,032.30 242,897 1,049.00 19,956 862.20 5,098 901.20
88 222,370 1,049.10 199,625 1,067.00 17,423 871.60 4,097 923.10
89 203,061 1,083.10 184,069 1,099.30 14,442 903.20 3,454 956.00
90–94 597,386 1,114.60 538,016 1,132.90 46,355 925.90 9,958 1,001.10
95 or older 184,971 1,042.80 163,088 1,066.80 18,603 845.50 2,696 948.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 54,440 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2007
Age 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)
All disabled workers
Total 7,098,723 1,004.00 4,952,546 1,043.60 1,199,718 931.80 873,786 899.80
Under 20 1,059 399.00 595 400.30 168 398.90 269 390.60
20–24 47,932 540.20 28,902 542.70 9,430 528.40 8,206 551.30
20 2,410 447.10 1,493 446.10 455 447.30 420 454.00
21 4,986 485.20 2,983 485.90 1,030 472.20 865 497.70
22 8,955 518.50 5,436 520.60 1,770 506.00 1,533 530.00
23 13,382 544.90 8,046 546.20 2,641 532.70 2,287 561.70
24 18,199 574.90 10,944 579.70 3,534 563.30 3,101 582.40
25–29 156,467 654.60 94,163 668.70 30,778 634.60 25,618 655.80
25 23,310 599.20 13,875 605.70 4,486 583.80 4,163 609.10
26 27,796 625.60 16,563 635.80 5,356 606.40 4,761 635.60
27 31,719 649.50 19,052 662.30 6,254 633.40 5,159 651.40
28 35,816 676.70 21,667 694.40 7,143 651.10 5,601 677.60
29 37,826 693.50 23,006 711.30 7,539 670.00 5,934 687.80
30–34 229,542 742.30 142,389 767.00 43,067 715.00 36,945 715.80
30 40,812 712.50 25,046 735.00 8,041 682.50 6,305 701.40
31 42,452 725.20 26,114 748.30 8,026 701.00 6,931 701.80
32 45,040 740.10 27,949 765.70 8,321 710.70 7,320 711.80
33 48,643 757.20 30,294 782.90 9,022 732.60 7,870 723.50
34 52,595 767.40 32,986 792.60 9,657 741.00 8,519 734.00
35–39 373,621 814.50 242,314 840.20 66,683 777.70 56,836 777.00
35 59,311 785.00 37,445 809.90 10,909 757.80 9,524 749.10
36 68,504 797.20 44,228 822.30 12,296 767.30 10,518 755.10
37 77,391 813.50 50,357 839.60 13,743 776.10 11,657 774.60
38 81,506 826.70 53,288 852.00 14,352 787.00 12,227 790.80
39 86,909 837.90 56,996 863.40 15,383 792.80 12,910 804.60
40–44 603,495 871.30 405,186 901.70 108,726 810.30 81,183 823.90
40 94,576 847.10 62,059 875.20 17,191 798.50 13,765 805.40
41 105,330 857.90 69,385 886.70 19,399 805.60 14,856 816.60
42 118,918 867.70 79,573 897.60 21,470 807.60 16,146 823.10
43 137,707 881.00 93,395 911.90 24,832 816.60 17,729 830.20
44 146,964 890.40 100,774 922.00 25,834 817.80 18,687 838.30
45–49 921,560 933.10 631,353 966.80 164,013 855.80 116,891 876.20
45 158,876 902.80 109,062 934.60 28,132 827.70 19,910 852.00
46 174,002 918.10 119,877 949.80 30,669 844.20 21,569 866.40
47 184,485 930.00 126,438 964.20 32,852 851.70 23,294 872.00
48 197,549 945.40 135,074 980.70 35,315 865.80 25,261 883.50
49 206,648 960.20 140,902 995.30 37,045 881.10 26,857 898.90
50–54 1,228,219 1,004.80 837,524 1,041.80 220,112 933.30 160,299 921.60
50 222,933 973.00 151,832 1,009.00 40,024 897.20 29,087 903.20
51 236,677 987.80 160,724 1,025.00 43,022 912.90 30,903 911.10
52 245,259 1,004.30 166,744 1,042.10 44,353 932.00 32,096 920.50
53 258,172 1,019.40 176,369 1,056.90 46,023 950.40 33,744 928.30
54 265,178 1,032.90 181,855 1,069.10 46,690 967.40 34,469 941.00
55–59 1,551,082 1,078.90 1,079,870 1,112.90 265,759 1,019.50 192,691 978.80
55 280,012 1,048.30 192,843 1,084.40 48,900 983.80 36,052 951.90
56 295,583 1,065.10 203,967 1,099.50 51,817 1,005.10 37,456 969.50
57 304,975 1,079.20 210,530 1,113.80 53,523 1,022.50 38,375 977.10
58 326,776 1,090.60 228,466 1,123.50 55,602 1,034.80 39,888 989.20
59 343,736 1,104.30 244,064 1,136.00 55,917 1,046.00 40,920 1,002.70
60–65 1,985,746 1,123.20 1,490,250 1,158.60 290,982 1,051.20 194,848 967.70
60 373,240 1,119.40 273,634 1,150.50 55,633 1,056.00 41,248 1,006.00
61 355,000 1,122.20 263,772 1,155.50 51,772 1,056.50 37,352 985.70
62 319,729 1,120.70 236,380 1,158.60 49,007 1,053.70 32,840 956.20
63 329,624 1,125.40 249,084 1,162.30 48,415 1,053.00 30,776 949.00
64 339,574 1,128.90 260,518 1,165.30 48,269 1,047.30 29,637 950.00
65 268,579 1,122.60 206,862 1,160.30 37,886 1,036.20 22,995 934.50
Men
Subtotal 3,773,912 1,125.90 2,692,023 1,180.70 603,273 1,003.00 437,607 988.90
Under 20 623 403.80 362 401.20 85 418.00 159 397.20
20–24 28,380 552.20 17,168 556.90 5,302 531.90 5,040 565.40
20 1,399 456.80 860 461.30 261 431.10 248 471.00
21 2,955 498.60 1,774 504.50 576 473.50 533 509.80
22 5,344 532.40 3,268 539.20 987 509.00 958 538.00
23 7,954 556.20 4,800 557.70 1,482 538.40 1,421 579.60
24 10,728 586.40 6,466 592.50 1,996 568.60 1,880 596.80
25–29 86,530 669.10 52,191 686.90 16,298 639.50 14,571 670.90
25 13,347 613.20 7,974 623.80 2,502 589.50 2,415 621.50
26 15,716 639.30 9,409 652.70 2,896 614.30 2,732 648.50
27 17,645 663.60 10,636 679.70 3,312 637.50 2,970 665.70
28 19,424 693.50 11,764 714.20 3,693 658.40 3,152 698.60
29 20,398 710.40 12,408 733.50 3,895 674.10 3,302 703.50
30–34 118,519 763.10 73,383 793.40 21,253 721.50 19,839 735.90
30 21,455 729.70 13,145 756.70 4,036 684.60 3,450 722.20
31 22,251 742.50 13,763 771.40 3,926 703.40 3,772 717.50
32 23,200 760.40 14,292 791.50 4,092 716.10 4,007 732.80
33 24,906 780.70 15,556 812.50 4,445 742.90 4,094 742.50
34 26,707 792.90 16,627 824.60 4,754 752.40 4,516 758.60
35–39 192,012 845.60 123,611 878.00 33,082 795.70 30,830 803.00
35 30,156 813.10 18,954 844.30 5,256 775.00 5,153 772.10
36 34,986 825.80 22,363 859.20 6,082 783.00 5,692 773.90
37 39,558 843.60 25,581 876.40 6,765 792.60 6,245 800.40
38 42,181 857.90 27,502 888.70 7,081 807.60 6,666 815.90
39 45,131 873.00 29,211 905.60 7,898 811.10 7,074 839.20
40–44 314,743 917.20 210,607 954.10 55,364 839.60 43,957 864.00
40 49,232 885.40 32,193 919.40 8,667 826.90 7,453 835.70
41 55,094 898.90 36,099 933.60 9,859 833.30 8,176 851.70
42 61,851 910.90 41,217 947.40 10,971 834.80 8,691 860.40
43 71,757 930.80 48,411 968.80 12,689 847.30 9,645 875.60
44 76,809 942.90 52,687 981.20 13,178 849.30 9,992 887.10
45–49 483,943 1,004.70 334,412 1,047.20 84,064 896.50 60,185 941.50
45 82,984 962.40 57,072 1,001.70 14,347 862.30 10,539 905.90
46 91,143 981.60 63,016 1,021.90 15,693 880.60 11,339 922.30
47 96,951 999.30 67,000 1,042.10 16,733 889.80 12,109 935.60
48 103,692 1,024.00 71,792 1,068.40 18,098 909.80 12,783 956.00
49 109,173 1,042.70 75,532 1,086.80 19,193 928.20 13,415 977.10
50–54 643,244 1,111.90 450,734 1,159.70 111,854 994.10 75,021 1,018.00
50 117,378 1,064.80 81,485 1,111.30 20,679 947.40 14,113 987.80
51 123,942 1,085.80 85,970 1,134.00 22,079 967.80 14,812 999.00
52 128,468 1,111.00 89,912 1,159.20 22,518 993.50 14,898 1,016.10
53 135,026 1,133.40 95,218 1,181.50 23,133 1,015.60 15,521 1,031.50
54 138,430 1,155.20 98,149 1,202.00 23,445 1,039.20 15,677 1,051.70
55–59 825,507 1,226.30 594,483 1,271.70 132,524 1,110.30 91,327 1,114.20
55 146,549 1,179.60 104,523 1,226.90 24,242 1,063.30 16,605 1,065.70
56 156,172 1,204.30 111,850 1,249.10 25,823 1,088.80 17,201 1,100.80
57 162,809 1,223.20 116,402 1,268.50 26,872 1,110.70 18,071 1,114.10
58 175,543 1,243.40 126,795 1,287.90 27,873 1,130.40 19,294 1,129.90
59 184,434 1,268.70 134,913 1,312.70 27,714 1,151.00 20,156 1,150.70
60–65 1,080,411 1,314.30 835,072 1,360.70 143,447 1,184.70 96,678 1,116.50
60 201,968 1,294.80 151,972 1,338.10 27,923 1,170.30 20,518 1,157.40
61 191,985 1,306.10 146,742 1,351.20 25,590 1,179.20 18,500 1,135.90
62 173,958 1,309.80 132,464 1,359.20 24,285 1,189.20 16,370 1,100.60
63 179,612 1,322.20 140,029 1,369.60 23,712 1,194.20 15,205 1,094.90
64 185,299 1,331.30 146,596 1,377.30 23,473 1,195.30 14,646 1,098.90
65 147,589 1,325.80 117,269 1,372.60 18,464 1,182.70 11,439 1,085.90
Women
Subtotal 3,324,811 865.60 2,260,523 880.30 596,445 859.90 436,179 810.40
Under 20 436 392.20 233 399.00 83 379.30 110 381.00
20–24 19,552 522.70 11,734 521.80 4,128 523.90 3,166 528.90
20 1,011 433.70 633 425.50 194 469.10 172 429.40
21 2,031 465.60 1,209 458.70 454 470.60 332 478.20
22 3,611 497.90 2,168 492.50 783 502.20 575 516.70
23 5,428 528.30 3,246 529.30 1,159 525.40 866 532.30
24 7,471 558.30 4,478 561.30 1,538 556.40 1,221 560.10
25–29 69,937 636.60 41,972 646.10 14,480 629.00 11,047 635.90
25 9,963 580.30 5,901 581.20 1,984 576.60 1,748 592.00
26 12,080 607.60 7,154 613.70 2,460 597.00 2,029 618.20
27 14,074 631.80 8,416 640.30 2,942 628.80 2,189 632.10
28 16,392 656.90 9,903 671.00 3,450 643.30 2,449 650.50
29 17,428 673.80 10,598 685.30 3,644 665.60 2,632 668.10
30–34 111,023 720.20 69,006 738.90 21,814 708.70 17,106 692.40
30 19,357 693.30 11,901 711.00 4,005 680.30 2,855 676.20
31 20,201 706.20 12,351 722.50 4,100 698.70 3,159 683.00
32 21,840 718.40 13,657 738.60 4,229 705.40 3,313 686.50
33 23,737 732.60 14,738 751.70 4,577 722.60 3,776 702.90
34 25,888 741.10 16,359 760.10 4,903 729.90 4,003 706.20
35–39 181,609 781.60 118,703 800.80 33,601 759.90 26,006 746.20
35 29,155 755.80 18,491 774.60 5,653 741.80 4,371 721.90
36 33,518 767.30 21,865 784.60 6,214 751.90 4,826 732.90
37 37,833 782.00 24,776 801.60 6,978 760.10 5,412 744.90
38 39,325 793.20 25,786 812.80 7,271 766.90 5,561 760.70
39 41,778 800.00 27,785 819.10 7,485 773.40 5,836 762.70
40–44 288,752 821.40 194,579 844.90 53,362 779.80 37,226 776.70
40 45,344 805.50 29,866 827.50 8,524 769.60 6,312 769.60
41 50,236 813.10 33,286 835.80 9,540 776.90 6,680 773.60
42 57,067 820.80 38,356 844.10 10,499 779.10 7,455 779.70
43 65,950 826.90 44,984 850.70 12,143 784.50 8,084 776.00
44 70,155 832.90 48,087 857.20 12,656 785.10 8,695 782.20
45–49 437,617 853.90 296,941 876.30 79,949 813.10 56,706 807.00
45 75,892 837.60 51,990 860.90 13,785 791.60 9,371 791.40
46 82,859 848.20 56,861 869.80 14,976 806.00 10,230 804.40
47 87,534 853.20 59,438 876.30 16,119 812.30 11,185 803.10
48 93,857 858.50 63,282 881.30 17,217 819.50 12,478 809.40
49 97,475 867.80 65,370 889.40 17,852 830.40 13,442 820.90
50–54 584,975 887.00 386,790 904.30 108,258 870.50 85,278 836.70
50 105,555 871.00 70,347 890.40 19,345 843.60 14,974 823.50
51 112,735 880.10 74,754 899.70 20,943 854.90 16,091 830.20
52 116,791 887.00 76,832 905.00 21,835 868.40 17,198 837.60
53 123,146 894.40 81,151 910.80 22,890 884.50 18,223 840.30
54 126,748 899.20 83,706 913.30 23,245 895.10 18,792 848.60
55–59 725,575 911.10 485,387 918.50 133,235 929.10 101,364 856.90
55 133,463 904.10 88,320 915.70 24,658 905.60 19,447 854.80
56 139,411 909.10 92,117 917.90 25,994 921.90 20,255 858.10
57 142,166 914.30 94,128 922.50 26,651 933.50 20,304 855.00
58 151,233 913.20 101,671 918.50 27,729 938.70 20,594 857.30
59 159,302 914.00 109,151 917.60 28,203 942.80 20,764 859.00
60–65 905,335 895.10 655,178 900.90 147,535 921.30 98,170 821.20
60 171,272 912.50 121,662 916.30 27,710 940.80 20,730 856.10
61 163,015 905.50 117,030 910.10 26,182 936.50 18,852 838.20
62 145,771 895.10 103,916 902.80 24,722 920.60 16,470 812.60
63 150,012 889.80 109,055 896.20 24,703 917.50 15,571 806.50
64 154,275 885.80 113,922 892.60 24,796 907.20 14,991 804.60
65 120,990 874.80 89,593 882.30 19,422 897.00 11,556 784.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 72,673 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and race, December 2007
Basis of entitlement and age 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)
All spouses
Total 2,584,884 515.90 2,272,458 535.80 130,551 419.30 175,399 333.10
Wives
Subtotal 2,535,460 520.10 2,244,169 538.70 124,599 422.80 160,477 339.50
Entitlement based on care of children 118,574 298.00 84,237 323.70 15,177 266.90 18,573 210.90
Under 35 15,067 166.50 10,324 177.80 1,952 146.30 2,667 140.80
35–39 17,178 201.90 11,759 217.10 2,102 183.90 3,219 159.20
40–44 22,108 252.40 15,328 271.40 2,789 232.20 3,879 194.80
45–49 23,213 308.60 16,215 333.70 3,112 280.50 3,769 226.60
50–54 18,224 361.00 13,058 390.90 2,440 322.10 2,645 252.70
55–59 11,953 408.90 8,882 435.80 1,547 369.80 1,490 292.50
60–61 4,690 459.00 3,681 484.10 578 389.60 419 337.60
62–64 6,141 488.50 4,990 510.50 657 419.10 485 358.60
Entitlement based on age 2,416,886 531.00 2,159,932 547.10 109,422 444.40 141,904 356.30
62–64 256,340 458.50 219,237 478.80 13,339 384.20 23,299 312.20
62 59,765 442.30 50,823 461.00 3,214 372.40 5,560 314.30
63 87,915 452.10 74,653 472.80 4,740 383.10 8,374 308.30
64 108,660 472.60 93,761 493.20 5,385 392.30 9,365 314.50
65–69 649,077 534.20 562,444 556.70 33,461 445.80 52,356 351.70
65 132,744 507.80 114,652 529.50 6,732 416.80 11,165 340.40
66 133,535 534.60 115,218 558.40 7,012 440.00 11,135 350.20
67 130,158 541.50 112,340 565.00 6,783 453.40 10,887 356.10
68 126,957 541.70 110,171 564.10 6,554 457.30 10,070 354.90
69 125,683 546.60 110,063 567.20 6,380 462.80 9,099 359.00
70–74 581,730 540.90 517,376 557.80 28,217 459.50 35,088 360.50
70 123,023 546.00 108,018 566.00 6,159 465.50 8,665 357.10
71 119,337 540.20 105,471 558.40 5,847 462.70 7,810 356.40
72 118,078 539.30 104,988 556.10 5,888 457.70 7,001 361.50
73 114,214 539.50 102,411 554.60 5,377 459.30 6,190 365.70
74 107,078 538.90 96,488 553.50 4,946 450.80 5,422 364.50
75–79 485,618 540.10 445,991 551.20 19,274 452.60 18,908 375.50
75 107,274 538.20 97,349 551.20 4,753 455.50 4,894 365.30
76 103,397 540.90 94,854 552.50 4,130 452.90 4,114 369.00
77 100,358 540.80 92,414 551.50 3,788 456.10 3,853 375.10
78 90,613 540.90 83,665 551.00 3,422 449.20 3,240 385.90
79 83,976 540.20 77,709 549.70 3,181 447.10 2,807 391.20
80–84 302,338 537.70 281,797 545.10 10,534 452.40 8,791 409.20
85–89 118,410 552.90 111,291 558.90 3,713 458.70 2,882 432.70
90–94 21,363 603.40 19,967 610.90 769 482.90 525 479.30
95 or older 2,010 588.70 1,829 598.30 115 460.00 55 499.40
Husbands
Subtotal 49,424 298.70 28,289 307.10 5,952 346.30 14,922 264.40
Under 62 1,721 177.30 1,134 181.10 215 183.60 357 161.50
62–64 2,548 253.60 1,638 256.80 400 268.30 498 231.70
65–69 11,265 316.30 6,812 318.30 1,420 373.70 2,988 284.40
70–74 13,082 314.00 7,185 321.80 1,483 385.70 4,373 277.70
75–79 10,874 296.60 5,804 314.40 1,306 341.70 3,714 253.80
80–84 6,412 290.30 3,649 305.60 711 317.80 2,006 253.60
85–89 2,606 296.20 1,492 306.30 325 336.20 752 257.70
90 or older 916 306.60 575 318.40 92 329.00 234 269.70
Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,432,082 531.50 2,157,848 549.40 114,032 445.00 154,540 348.90
Wives
Subtotal 2,387,833 535.60 2,132,834 552.10 108,935 448.70 140,632 356.80
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 42,159 456.70 32,463 483.50 5,126 407.50 4,511 321.40
Under 35 1,334 385.60 1,017 405.70 164 350.90 150 290.00
35–39 2,591 387.70 1,923 413.50 344 337.80 322 287.50
40–44 5,107 411.40 3,804 437.80 689 364.70 610 300.90
45–49 8,100 442.10 6,091 467.80 1,056 409.90 941 314.00
50–54 8,864 460.70 6,823 488.30 1,062 414.10 959 318.80
55–59 7,343 474.40 5,637 502.20 881 435.90 820 325.70
60–61 3,530 501.30 2,823 526.50 406 425.80 294 365.30
62–64 5,290 513.10 4,345 534.60 524 446.90 415 372.40
Age 2,345,674 537.00 2,100,371 553.10 103,809 450.80 136,121 358.00
62–64 215,846 485.30 184,569 508.70 10,657 406.80 20,278 314.70
62 46,304 479.40 39,284 502.60 2,352 405.40 4,542 319.90
63 73,237 479.70 62,130 504.00 3,773 403.80 7,235 310.80
64 96,305 492.30 83,155 515.00 4,532 410.10 8,501 315.30
65–69 624,959 541.50 542,718 564.30 31,269 452.70 50,256 352.90
65 123,445 520.80 106,854 543.50 6,030 427.60 10,398 342.40
66 127,657 543.20 110,446 567.30 6,434 448.00 10,627 351.90
67 126,147 547.50 109,102 571.30 6,386 459.60 10,532 356.50
68 124,116 546.00 107,903 568.50 6,264 461.60 9,804 355.20
69 123,594 549.90 108,413 570.50 6,155 466.10 8,895 359.60
70–74 576,701 542.30 513,425 559.30 27,664 461.30 34,589 360.10
70 121,421 548.30 106,758 568.30 5,988 468.30 8,496 356.50
71 118,125 541.90 104,513 560.10 5,728 464.60 7,683 355.60
72 117,058 540.80 104,189 557.50 5,774 458.90 6,904 361.90
73 113,522 540.50 101,872 555.50 5,294 460.80 6,124 365.20
74 106,575 539.60 96,093 554.20 4,880 451.80 5,382 364.20
75–79 484,371 540.50 445,019 551.60 19,127 453.10 18,785 375.30
75 106,848 538.80 97,001 551.80 4,711 456.60 4,858 365.40
76 103,087 541.30 94,619 552.80 4,080 453.30 4,092 369.10
77 100,122 541.20 92,233 551.90 3,758 456.50 3,829 374.20
78 90,448 541.20 83,542 551.30 3,405 449.70 3,215 385.70
79 83,866 540.40 77,624 550.00 3,173 447.20 2,791 391.40
80–84 302,056 537.80 281,582 545.20 10,503 452.40 8,756 409.30
85–89 118,373 552.90 111,264 559.00 3,708 458.80 2,877 432.80
90–94 21,358 603.50 19,965 610.90 766 484.50 525 479.30
95 or older 2,010 588.70 1,829 598.30 115 460.00 55 499.40
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 2,253,673 536.10 2,019,260 552.60 95,371 447.60 134,170 353.90
Divorced wives 134,160 527.40 113,574 542.10 13,564 456.80 6,462 416.90
Husbands
Subtotal 44,249 308.50 25,014 319.80 5,097 364.30 13,908 268.30
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 152,802 267.00 114,610 280.10 16,519 241.90 20,859 216.30
Wives
Subtotal 147,627 268.80 111,335 282.20 15,664 242.10 19,845 216.60
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 76,415 210.50 51,774 223.50 10,051 195.20 14,062 175.50
Under 35 13,733 145.20 9,307 152.90 1,788 127.50 2,517 131.90
35–39 14,587 168.80 9,836 178.70 1,758 153.70 2,897 145.00
40–44 17,001 204.70 11,524 216.50 2,100 188.70 3,269 175.00
45–49 15,113 237.10 10,124 253.10 2,056 214.10 2,828 197.50
50–54 9,360 266.60 6,235 284.30 1,378 251.20 1,686 215.10
55–59 4,610 304.40 3,245 320.30 666 282.30 670 251.90
60–61 1,160 330.50 858 344.60 172 304.30 125 272.60
62–64 851 335.60 645 348.20 133 309.30 70 276.70
Age 71,212 331.30 59,561 333.30 5,613 325.90 5,783 316.50
62–64 40,494 315.90 34,668 319.50 2,682 294.40 3,021 295.30
62 13,461 314.70 11,539 319.40 862 282.10 1,018 289.30
63 14,678 314.40 12,523 317.70 967 302.30 1,139 291.90
64 12,355 319.00 10,606 321.80 853 297.80 864 306.80
65–69 24,118 344.60 19,726 346.40 2,192 347.00 2,100 324.40
65 9,299 334.80 7,798 337.70 702 324.00 767 312.80
66 5,878 348.90 4,772 352.70 578 350.70 508 314.30
67 4,011 350.30 3,238 350.30 397 352.90 355 344.90
68 2,841 354.90 2,268 355.00 290 365.80 266 344.90
69 2,089 350.90 1,650 350.00 225 374.20 204 330.90
70–74 5,029 375.20 3,951 374.30 553 373.60 499 385.10
70 1,602 368.80 1,260 367.10 171 365.80 169 384.80
71 1,212 374.30 958 370.40 119 368.60 127 405.80
72 1,020 373.00 799 375.70 114 397.70 97 332.40
73 692 378.70 539 377.30 83 360.30 66 417.10
74 503 397.70 395 400.40 66 377.60 40 395.70
75 or older 1,571 383.20 1,216 379.90 186 390.10 163 397.90
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 140,207 266.80 105,433 281.20 14,795 236.70 19,223 213.60
Divorced wives 7,420 305.40 5,902 301.00 869 332.80 622 308.40
Husbands
Subtotal 5,175 215.00 3,275 209.80 855 239.00 1,014 211.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 6,476 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, age, and race, December 2007
Age 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)
All children
Total 4,050,691 517.40 2,527,467 549.50 805,837 440.30 697,964 492.50
Under age 18 3,119,523 477.00 1,864,864 504.50 639,256 408.50 599,548 466.40
Under 1 11,602 322.80 6,686 326.90 2,328 269.80 2,487 365.80
1 27,038 341.30 15,415 355.90 5,791 288.10 5,593 363.30
2 38,922 364.20 22,245 379.20 8,166 303.90 8,225 388.90
3 51,492 376.70 29,663 393.70 10,514 315.10 10,984 395.10
4 66,152 392.60 38,195 411.10 13,488 331.40 14,069 406.00
5 80,846 399.90 46,875 420.40 16,603 334.60 16,922 411.70
6 99,496 406.90 57,791 428.80 20,410 340.90 20,792 415.10
7 118,745 417.10 69,365 437.20 24,357 354.80 24,448 426.10
8 137,026 427.70 80,610 449.40 27,661 362.20 28,125 433.40
9 159,054 434.10 94,326 457.30 32,608 369.20 31,468 435.10
10 179,413 445.00 106,849 469.60 36,376 378.10 35,458 442.30
11 202,786 454.80 122,136 479.40 40,761 391.30 39,054 447.20
12 229,034 465.90 138,111 491.20 45,990 401.10 44,033 456.60
13 263,288 477.40 158,178 503.90 54,314 412.30 49,609 466.50
14 300,588 488.50 179,805 516.90 62,984 422.90 56,316 472.90
15 341,337 504.80 205,587 534.90 70,770 435.70 63,139 485.40
16 385,442 533.70 232,906 566.30 79,390 456.80 70,936 513.40
17 427,262 552.50 260,121 585.10 86,745 473.60 77,890 532.10
Disabled adult children 794,677 660.30 578,155 681.20 136,713 571.00 77,006 663.70
18–19 14,019 535.70 8,548 555.40 2,849 465.70 2,515 551.80
20–24 70,678 556.90 41,233 570.40 15,688 493.20 13,276 592.30
25–29 69,271 602.10 42,534 618.40 15,535 546.60 10,752 618.40
30–34 70,243 635.80 46,318 652.80 14,588 578.20 8,906 641.50
35–39 84,910 667.40 59,912 683.10 15,790 604.30 8,857 675.20
40–44 104,350 683.00 75,821 702.10 18,913 600.00 9,340 697.10
45–49 108,556 698.50 81,021 719.40 18,822 599.80 8,435 719.30
50–54 89,783 707.30 69,233 727.70 13,994 597.00 6,378 728.40
55–59 64,992 709.90 52,388 727.10 8,478 585.20 4,018 746.20
60–64 46,206 699.10 38,673 713.80 5,130 561.40 2,320 758.90
65–69 30,123 685.40 25,707 697.70 3,091 561.30 1,283 737.60
70–74 19,134 636.70 16,700 646.90 1,890 536.00 531 670.70
75–79 12,377 597.60 11,030 605.90 1,092 510.20 252 613.50
80 or older 10,035 556.40 9,037 565.60 853 466.90 143 508.90
Students, aged 18–19 136,491 609.80 84,448 640.80 29,868 523.30 21,410 608.40
18 127,758 610.40 79,798 641.50 27,268 520.80 19,986 608.50
19 8,733 600.90 4,650 627.70 2,600 549.90 1,424 607.80
Children of retired workers
Subtotal 494,296 538.00 355,843 571.30 98,015 480.00 39,713 385.60
Under age 18 281,848 509.60 184,195 548.10 67,989 469.20 29,308 363.00
Under 1 539 454.30 327 475.50 141 476.10 70 310.50
1 1,265 452.70 781 484.20 341 436.40 143 319.30
2 2,065 476.40 1,303 504.00 495 478.20 264 339.10
3 2,761 463.70 1,772 488.10 658 455.90 328 351.50
4 3,852 467.30 2,488 497.50 925 449.00 434 336.10
5 4,884 465.30 3,143 493.60 1,180 447.10 556 345.50
6 6,395 466.30 4,084 492.70 1,621 452.80 683 342.00
7 7,835 471.70 5,094 501.00 1,891 454.30 843 336.10
8 9,597 470.10 6,210 502.20 2,380 443.40 998 335.00
9 11,586 467.60 7,454 499.30 2,980 440.10 1,134 332.80
10 14,074 473.90 9,184 505.70 3,451 446.80 1,422 334.40
11 16,823 478.90 10,877 513.50 4,218 447.50 1,708 337.40
12 20,178 483.10 13,073 518.30 4,976 455.30 2,098 332.30
13 24,568 489.60 15,848 525.00 6,185 460.40 2,503 339.80
14 29,245 497.70 18,855 533.90 7,345 466.60 3,011 348.10
15 35,193 508.10 23,241 547.30 8,311 465.00 3,591 356.80
16 41,775 551.30 27,654 596.70 9,679 490.50 4,392 401.50
17 49,213 566.60 32,807 612.30 11,212 505.10 5,130 410.60
Disabled adult children 196,038 573.50 160,080 592.80 26,326 500.60 9,273 451.70
18–19 2,180 528.10 1,569 551.80 464 492.30 139 392.20
20–24 12,047 542.10 8,622 572.00 2,513 485.80 891 415.60
25–29 15,885 558.00 11,783 583.00 2,845 499.10 1,230 457.90
30–34 21,508 570.90 16,865 592.20 3,064 510.60 1,537 461.20
35–39 32,203 591.20 26,595 611.20 3,779 512.20 1,781 466.90
40–44 40,751 591.90 34,023 609.70 5,044 514.70 1,640 463.00
45–49 36,613 580.30 30,763 597.50 4,618 502.00 1,164 443.40
50–54 21,088 557.30 17,978 571.70 2,512 482.90 549 431.90
55–59 9,264 546.70 8,037 559.20 969 470.60 230 432.10
60–64 3,315 528.90 2,858 542.20 353 442.70 85 434.00
65–69 907 533.00 757 552.70 124 428.60 22 443.10
70 or older 277 492.80 230 510.10 41 418.90 5 285.20
Students, aged 18–19 16,410 603.30 11,568 643.20 3,700 531.60 1,132 430.10
18 15,454 605.60 10,982 645.40 3,389 532.80 1,073 429.60
19 956 565.20 586 602.90 311 517.90 59 439.20
Children of deceased workers
Subtotal 1,891,706 704.30 1,108,777 763.90 364,422 588.90 410,109 646.10
Under age 18 1,302,665 691.30 703,977 765.70 256,684 572.10 335,968 627.20
Under 1 2,227 628.20 929 710.50 352 483.80 937 602.50
1 7,117 603.90 3,354 676.50 1,398 485.90 2,352 572.00
2 12,139 613.90 5,813 688.70 2,330 496.30 3,957 574.20
3 17,691 615.80 8,734 690.10 3,332 502.30 5,581 567.90
4 23,780 633.50 11,865 712.40 4,449 514.60 7,400 579.00
5 30,138 637.60 15,208 718.80 5,752 514.70 9,088 580.10
6 37,974 644.20 19,484 724.00 7,137 522.50 11,267 583.60
7 46,368 652.60 23,869 729.10 8,912 538.50 13,481 592.80
8 54,633 660.50 28,590 736.50 10,399 540.80 15,527 601.30
9 64,214 664.60 34,132 740.70 12,465 544.20 17,466 602.30
10 73,049 673.70 39,220 749.50 13,959 551.40 19,712 610.00
11 83,461 678.60 45,571 752.80 16,038 557.10 21,621 613.00
12 96,469 683.70 52,866 756.00 18,685 561.70 24,651 621.60
13 112,094 691.30 61,247 764.00 22,361 571.40 28,067 628.70
14 130,182 694.30 71,102 767.30 26,354 577.10 32,074 629.50
15 149,484 705.00 81,911 780.00 30,364 585.00 36,285 637.40
16 170,493 721.90 93,987 793.20 34,366 602.60 40,945 659.60
17 191,152 735.50 106,095 804.50 38,031 615.10 45,557 676.60
Disabled adult children 521,293 728.70 366,542 753.70 93,048 626.90 59,859 734.00
18–19 6,263 704.20 3,270 766.50 1,246 598.60 1,708 660.50
20–24 31,995 702.60 15,264 754.30 7,098 617.70 9,390 683.50
25–29 33,728 727.60 17,808 769.00 8,286 651.90 7,369 713.10
30–34 35,419 745.10 20,285 785.10 8,630 662.30 6,215 729.20
35–39 44,355 758.30 27,529 791.80 10,145 669.50 6,428 756.70
40–44 60,248 754.90 39,494 792.30 13,065 641.90 7,471 756.20
45–49 71,513 760.30 49,998 795.50 14,061 633.30 7,245 764.90
50–54 68,674 753.50 51,246 782.50 11,471 622.30 5,828 756.40
55–59 55,723 737.00 44,347 757.60 7,508 600.10 3,788 765.30
60–64 42,890 712.30 35,814 727.50 4,777 570.20 2,235 771.30
65–69 29,216 690.20 24,950 702.10 2,967 566.80 1,261 742.70
70–74 18,947 638.10 16,545 648.20 1,864 537.60 526 674.40
75–79 12,314 598.20 10,978 606.50 1,081 511.50 252 613.50
80 or older 10,008 556.50 9,014 565.70 849 466.80 143 508.90
Students, aged 18–19 67,748 765.20 38,258 829.60 14,690 642.40 14,282 720.80
18 62,948 768.40 35,976 832.30 13,269 641.30 13,226 723.80
19 4,800 723.60 2,282 788.30 1,421 652.80 1,056 682.80
Children of disabled workers
Subtotal 1,664,689 299.00 1,062,847 318.60 343,400 271.30 248,142 255.90
Under age 18 1,535,010 289.10 976,692 308.10 314,583 261.90 234,272 248.70
Under 1 8,836 237.80 5,430 252.40 1,835 212.90 1,480 218.50
1 18,656 233.60 11,280 251.70 4,052 207.30 3,098 206.90
2 24,718 232.20 15,129 249.50 5,341 203.80 4,004 209.00
3 31,040 232.70 19,157 249.80 6,524 205.30 5,075 207.80
4 38,520 236.50 23,842 252.10 8,114 217.60 6,235 205.40
5 45,824 236.70 28,524 253.20 9,671 213.70 7,278 206.30
6 55,127 236.60 34,223 253.10 11,652 214.00 8,842 206.00
7 64,542 241.30 40,402 256.70 13,554 220.20 10,124 211.60
8 72,796 247.40 45,810 263.10 14,882 224.50 11,600 217.00
9 83,254 251.70 52,740 267.90 17,163 229.70 12,868 217.20
10 92,290 259.60 58,445 276.00 18,966 238.10 14,324 222.20
11 102,502 268.70 65,688 284.10 20,505 250.10 15,725 231.30
12 112,387 275.90 72,172 292.40 22,329 254.70 17,284 236.40
13 126,626 285.70 81,083 303.20 25,768 262.70 19,039 244.10
14 141,161 296.90 89,848 315.20 29,285 273.10 21,231 254.00
15 156,660 312.90 100,435 332.10 32,095 286.80 23,263 268.40
16 173,174 344.10 111,265 367.00 35,345 305.90 25,599 298.80
17 186,897 361.70 121,219 385.60 37,502 320.60 27,203 313.10
Disabled adult children 77,346 419.90 51,533 440.90 17,339 378.30 7,874 378.30
18–19 5,576 349.40 3,709 370.80 1,139 309.50 668 307.00
20–24 26,636 388.60 17,347 407.80 6,077 350.80 2,995 358.90
25–29 19,658 422.40 12,943 443.60 4,404 379.30 2,153 386.00
30–34 13,316 449.90 9,168 471.60 2,894 399.00 1,154 408.70
35–39 8,352 478.20 5,788 496.50 1,866 436.30 648 438.80
40 or older 3,808 495.60 2,578 516.70 959 454.10 256 437.70
Students, aged 18–19 52,333 410.60 34,622 431.20 11,478 368.20 5,996 374.50
18 49,356 410.30 32,840 431.20 10,610 366.20 5,687 374.00
19 2,977 414.60 1,782 430.30 868 393.10 309 383.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 19,423 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.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2007
Age, sex, and marital status 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)
All widowed mothers and fathers 164,665 781.80 104,463 841.90 21,039 673.60 38,525 678.90
By age
Under 25 2,130 589.00 1,241 619.40 157 485.70 732 559.60
25–29 8,856 628.60 5,272 670.30 981 501.70 2,591 592.20
25 1,132 613.80 665 653.30 110 480.50 355 582.40
26 1,390 621.10 840 658.30 131 494.50 418 585.30
27 1,772 633.40 1,058 673.00 172 495.80 540 600.10
28 2,089 639.50 1,262 682.10 249 526.10 575 595.30
29 2,473 627.00 1,447 672.70 319 496.00 703 592.60
30–34 17,493 658.90 10,590 709.30 2,316 539.90 4,559 602.80
30 2,750 638.20 1,696 684.80 327 511.20 723 586.90
31 3,053 653.20 1,816 704.00 395 543.10 841 595.30
32 3,430 659.70 2,064 714.70 460 530.70 902 600.10
33 3,873 667.10 2,362 717.60 531 545.60 973 611.20
34 4,387 667.90 2,652 717.00 603 555.40 1,120 613.80
35–39 27,832 714.20 17,237 772.90 3,582 601.70 6,921 628.00
35 4,851 682.00 2,951 736.80 626 579.10 1,258 605.70
36 5,385 692.90 3,340 751.10 668 577.40 1,362 607.80
37 5,804 717.90 3,578 775.20 771 617.10 1,440 630.90
38 5,921 726.90 3,748 789.60 726 588.30 1,429 634.40
39 5,871 744.00 3,620 803.00 791 637.50 1,432 657.40
40–44 34,216 791.90 21,896 856.40 4,021 675.60 8,183 678.10
40 6,358 763.50 4,008 827.50 782 642.40 1,548 661.00
41 6,402 776.30 3,995 839.20 760 668.20 1,628 675.10
42 6,996 783.20 4,560 848.50 827 664.60 1,583 659.80
43 7,245 809.50 4,654 875.00 821 695.70 1,743 689.20
44 7,215 821.50 4,679 885.20 831 704.60 1,681 702.40
45–49 33,379 849.10 21,701 912.50 3,993 740.30 7,530 725.30
45 7,239 836.10 4,724 900.70 863 730.40 1,619 706.90
46 7,080 842.70 4,614 905.40 811 729.70 1,628 723.30
47 6,855 852.00 4,438 921.40 861 736.30 1,530 717.10
48 6,330 855.40 4,132 913.50 727 760.20 1,436 736.40
49 5,875 862.60 3,793 924.60 731 749.00 1,317 748.10
50–54 21,003 865.40 13,360 931.00 2,802 755.00 4,719 746.30
50 5,460 870.90 3,520 934.80 702 755.80 1,204 753.70
51 4,810 872.30 3,065 937.30 603 764.80 1,120 752.00
52 4,182 859.10 2,670 924.10 538 762.70 953 732.90
53 3,517 867.00 2,199 937.10 497 749.90 796 748.90
54 3,034 851.10 1,906 916.70 462 737.30 646 739.20
55–59 10,529 867.10 6,700 915.20 1,632 766.30 2,133 791.90
55 2,644 870.20 1,652 924.70 392 751.90 578 792.20
56 2,240 869.80 1,413 919.40 331 788.00 488 781.20
57 2,043 876.40 1,264 926.80 336 804.20 423 781.40
58 1,833 856.50 1,188 894.70 304 746.70 335 817.00
59 1,769 859.00 1,183 905.20 269 735.40 309 795.20
60–61 3,530 853.90 2,389 892.20 552 759.70 570 785.90
60 1,831 867.40 1,210 904.30 290 792.70 320 799.10
61 1,699 839.30 1,179 879.80 262 723.20 250 769.00
62 or older 5,697 835.80 4,077 872.20 1,003 736.90 587 757.80
By sex and marital status
Women 154,287 788.90 98,148 850.40 19,525 674.40 36,000 684.20
Mothers 140,517 789.20 88,674 853.30 18,278 674.00 33,001 681.80
Surviving divorced mothers 13,770 785.40 9,474 823.40 1,247 679.60 2,999 711.00
Men 10,378 676.80 6,315 709.70 1,514 663.10 2,525 602.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 638 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by sex, age, marital status, and race, December 2007
Age, sex, and marital status 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)
All nondisabled widow(er)s 4,211,356 1,040.40 3,361,051 1,064.50 323,493 830.40 515,024 1,015.80
Women
Subtotal 4,160,409 1,042.60 3,336,439 1,065.90 318,121 830.50 494,217 1,021.80
By age
60–61 121,379 1,028.80 34,613 1,097.30 4,792 871.70 81,868 1,009.10
60 51,112 1,036.60 13,752 1,109.10 1,860 889.50 35,460 1,016.30
61 70,267 1,023.10 20,861 1,089.50 2,932 860.50 46,408 1,003.60
62–64 288,810 1,048.90 97,440 1,111.10 13,098 886.70 177,957 1,027.00
62 80,196 1,036.60 24,286 1,106.00 3,540 881.20 52,297 1,015.10
63 96,076 1,047.80 31,922 1,109.70 4,318 880.20 59,729 1,026.90
64 112,538 1,058.70 41,232 1,115.30 5,240 895.70 65,931 1,036.50
65–69 601,934 1,079.90 417,034 1,091.20 51,782 869.30 132,057 1,127.70
65 132,476 1,049.70 75,634 1,067.70 10,078 838.60 46,559 1,066.40
66 122,268 1,110.50 80,184 1,113.60 9,880 885.70 31,987 1,172.30
67 117,200 1,099.10 84,425 1,104.70 10,516 886.10 22,050 1,180.70
68 114,823 1,082.10 86,508 1,092.50 10,556 875.30 17,553 1,157.80
69 115,167 1,060.30 90,283 1,077.00 10,752 860.90 13,908 1,108.40
70–74 575,430 1,030.00 485,064 1,062.20 57,833 842.40 30,914 882.20
70 104,517 1,036.30 86,670 1,070.80 10,550 847.80 7,063 900.90
71 109,207 1,030.10 91,546 1,062.70 11,147 850.10 6,205 880.90
72 116,897 1,026.00 98,645 1,058.70 11,736 834.20 6,181 875.40
73 123,159 1,030.60 104,552 1,061.10 12,434 846.00 5,824 880.90
74 121,650 1,027.70 103,651 1,059.00 11,966 834.80 5,641 869.10
75–79 729,036 1,031.80 636,134 1,059.50 63,670 827.50 26,834 868.70
75 131,863 1,026.70 113,028 1,057.20 12,697 831.90 5,704 863.40
76 137,845 1,032.00 119,928 1,060.10 12,154 828.50 5,306 871.20
77 150,411 1,035.50 131,125 1,064.10 13,163 827.80 5,603 863.50
78 151,901 1,034.40 133,393 1,061.10 12,828 825.20 5,188 874.10
79 157,016 1,029.80 138,660 1,054.90 12,828 824.00 5,033 872.20
80–84 803,629 1,025.30 717,648 1,047.80 60,556 811.30 22,713 887.30
80 163,280 1,027.70 144,421 1,051.60 13,294 820.00 5,004 894.20
81 162,464 1,023.60 144,427 1,046.50 12,682 818.90 4,831 879.30
82 160,228 1,025.50 143,041 1,048.50 12,140 809.70 4,541 880.60
83 162,378 1,022.20 145,721 1,043.80 11,748 804.30 4,361 885.10
84 155,279 1,027.60 140,038 1,048.60 10,692 800.80 3,976 898.20
85–89 632,064 1,053.80 574,905 1,073.90 40,582 810.30 14,301 920.20
85 149,492 1,034.60 135,012 1,055.00 10,235 810.20 3,735 903.60
86 146,624 1,046.60 133,468 1,065.80 9,312 812.70 3,305 917.70
87 131,730 1,057.30 120,007 1,077.30 8,282 808.90 2,958 920.10
88 107,632 1,064.10 97,819 1,085.30 7,077 811.70 2,333 931.80
89 96,586 1,078.40 88,599 1,098.10 5,676 806.90 1,970 942.00
90–94 300,161 1,061.30 275,493 1,081.30 17,980 788.20 5,746 916.00
95 or older 107,966 983.90 98,108 1,005.50 7,828 739.70 1,827 832.50
By marital status
Widows 3,816,615 1,040.00 3,104,903 1,064.70 286,357 823.50 414,560 1,005.10
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled) 343,794 1,071.20 231,536 1,082.80 31,764 893.00 79,657 1,108.80
Men
Subtotal 50,947 864.50 24,612 866.90 5,372 825.00 20,807 872.80
60–61 9,424 794.50 3,186 804.60 455 800.90 5,779 788.60
62–64 15,221 941.00 5,721 966.80 968 923.90 8,510 925.70
65–69 12,810 995.80 6,842 1,003.50 1,549 924.20 4,375 1,009.40
70–74 3,974 786.50 2,444 811.70 809 810.50 699 674.10
75–79 3,480 715.90 2,265 738.20 664 735.30 535 601.10
80–84 2,804 655.50 1,895 675.90 448 663.90 444 560.60
85–89 1,814 626.50 1,203 645.70 290 635.90 301 547.40
90 or older 1,420 624.10 1,056 626.90 189 613.50 164 623.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 11,788 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2007
Age, sex, and marital status 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)
All disabled widow(er)s 224,982 645.50 110,440 653.50 30,952 560.20 82,541 668.00
By age
50–54 29,154 635.90 8,890 614.90 3,184 529.30 16,919 668.00
50 2,707 622.90 749 598.70 275 516.20 1,666 652.60
51 4,360 625.70 1,336 608.00 479 520.80 2,529 655.70
52 5,644 630.20 1,693 612.30 614 532.80 3,301 658.70
53 7,560 645.20 2,363 614.40 819 529.30 4,333 684.70
54 8,883 640.70 2,749 624.60 997 534.80 5,090 671.00
55–59 77,614 650.30 32,228 651.90 10,040 565.40 34,998 674.20
55 10,895 653.90 3,929 651.00 1,350 564.40 5,566 678.30
56 13,072 650.60 5,214 649.50 1,633 564.70 6,168 675.20
57 14,852 646.80 6,102 656.20 1,993 558.60 6,679 665.70
58 17,899 650.60 7,693 651.80 2,368 574.20 7,745 673.90
59 20,896 650.60 9,290 650.80 2,696 563.40 8,840 677.50
60–65 118,214 644.70 69,322 659.10 17,728 562.80 30,624 660.80
60 23,880 646.20 11,413 651.70 3,003 552.70 9,347 670.30
61 22,462 648.30 11,710 656.20 2,884 567.60 7,766 667.60
62 20,068 641.60 11,373 659.60 3,048 557.90 5,568 652.00
63 20,744 644.80 12,988 661.00 3,364 564.40 4,306 660.10
64 20,927 643.90 14,392 663.80 3,549 565.10 2,893 643.60
65 10,133 641.30 7,446 662.40 1,880 572.00 744 608.30
By sex and marital status
Women 216,204 652.70 106,969 660.50 29,533 564.20 78,713 676.40
Widows 185,450 650.80 90,595 659.80 25,594 561.00 68,550 673.20
Surviving divorced wives 30,754 664.30 16,374 664.10 3,939 585.00 10,163 698.00
Men 8,778 468.80 3,471 437.80 1,419 477.20 3,828 494.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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 1,049 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age, sex, and race, December 2007
Age and sex 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)
All parents 1,809 918.00 889 943.60 188 896.10 705 893.70
By age
62–69 151 981.30 43 1,016.50 19 1,088.10 88 944.80
70–74 206 933.00 68 1,012.50 30 913.70 105 889.40
75–79 356 905.40 153 960.90 41 868.90 153 866.90
80–84 384 936.40 181 988.30 32 915.40 165 882.20
85–89 363 922.70 211 942.30 36 851.30 112 907.40
90 or older 349 869.40 233 865.00 30 827.30 82 898.80
By sex
Women 1,594 926.50 833 950.50 175 897.10 563 902.80
Men 215 854.90 56 840.70 13 883.60 142 857.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
a. Includes 27 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, age, and race, December 2007
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 23,078,917 1,011.30 20,404,083 1,029.10 1,798,729 905.90 843,352 810.70
62–64 2,743,592 955.60 2,338,567 975.50 245,600 893.10 158,524 759.90
62 680,114 934.70 569,237 955.30 62,235 882.90 48,160 759.50
63 944,735 948.90 803,784 968.60 86,728 888.40 54,041 752.30
64 1,118,743 974.10 965,546 993.20 96,637 903.90 56,323 767.60
65–69 6,376,565 1,070.40 5,516,886 1,092.80 540,597 980.70 317,821 836.30
65 1,306,199 1,024.40 1,128,270 1,046.20 109,205 944.80 68,333 793.40
66 1,381,889 1,092.10 1,191,268 1,116.20 117,462 1,000.70 72,922 846.90
67 1,287,745 1,091.20 1,109,945 1,114.60 111,232 1,001.60 66,293 852.50
68 1,213,163 1,075.40 1,050,747 1,097.30 104,036 981.70 58,178 849.80
69 1,187,569 1,068.30 1,036,656 1,088.90 98,662 971.80 52,095 842.30
70–74 4,743,108 998.80 4,180,004 1,016.80 390,912 895.40 170,314 796.70
70 1,084,445 1,049.90 949,614 1,069.50 90,772 951.30 43,822 830.20
71 1,011,195 1,008.50 889,277 1,027.20 82,464 909.00 39,220 794.90
72 950,342 982.20 838,033 1,000.00 79,102 875.50 32,924 788.40
73 879,635 968.80 778,359 986.00 72,266 862.70 28,496 774.40
74 817,491 970.60 724,721 987.70 66,308 861.40 25,852 777.70
75–79 3,817,054 980.10 3,436,044 995.50 275,058 858.30 97,946 793.50
75 823,851 988.10 733,304 1,004.80 65,909 872.00 23,874 803.10
76 789,185 975.40 710,149 990.70 56,419 859.80 21,494 781.20
77 778,830 974.30 702,522 989.40 54,862 853.30 20,224 784.90
78 722,863 973.10 653,424 988.10 50,142 846.80 17,036 791.00
79 702,325 989.40 636,645 1,004.30 47,726 855.20 15,318 809.80
80–84 2,905,365 991.10 2,650,038 1,005.20 187,529 848.50 56,785 825.00
80 674,406 995.70 612,801 1,010.70 45,216 855.90 13,923 812.70
81 617,919 985.80 562,679 1,000.10 40,571 844.70 12,211 813.90
82 588,511 1,003.40 536,737 1,017.70 37,899 858.30 11,572 837.10
83 541,388 987.50 495,187 1,000.90 34,156 843.90 10,040 832.40
84 483,141 980.70 442,634 993.70 29,687 835.00 9,039 835.00
85–89 1,675,549 998.40 1,538,784 1,011.50 101,354 839.20 28,648 861.30
85 433,728 984.40 397,294 997.50 26,714 836.90 8,052 835.30
86 397,911 986.70 366,267 999.20 23,509 834.20 6,581 846.80
87 334,395 989.40 307,363 1,002.60 20,037 827.10 5,626 855.30
88 269,863 1,005.80 246,919 1,019.90 17,181 836.20 4,611 884.70
89 239,652 1,047.20 220,941 1,060.20 13,913 873.60 3,778 922.00
90–94 645,191 1,070.70 590,570 1,085.90 41,679 885.10 10,411 956.10
95 or older 172,493 987.90 153,190 1,009.80 16,000 797.70 2,903 882.50
Men
Subtotal 11,413,127 1,131.20 10,100,759 1,156.00 849,245 977.70 450,401 871.50
62–64 1,363,607 1,123.20 1,157,782 1,160.20 123,722 964.70 81,689 841.00
62 332,482 1,102.50 277,388 1,140.40 31,055 954.20 23,809 856.80
63 469,662 1,115.10 397,753 1,152.60 43,875 957.90 27,943 828.50
64 561,463 1,142.30 482,641 1,177.80 48,792 977.50 29,937 840.10
65–69 3,313,989 1,240.20 2,861,767 1,277.70 273,455 1,064.90 178,210 907.60
65 661,501 1,196.70 569,343 1,235.30 55,213 1,021.60 36,767 863.50
66 716,863 1,267.80 616,217 1,308.70 59,447 1,085.70 41,081 918.20
67 672,837 1,262.90 578,798 1,302.20 56,231 1,087.70 37,692 921.90
68 637,076 1,241.00 551,289 1,276.70 52,601 1,069.40 33,097 920.90
69 625,712 1,229.30 546,120 1,262.10 49,963 1,057.60 29,573 914.80
70–74 2,483,205 1,127.30 2,193,493 1,153.40 194,364 966.60 94,360 853.30
70 571,109 1,201.50 500,338 1,232.00 46,018 1,034.50 24,691 895.40
71 529,987 1,144.60 466,524 1,172.80 41,284 983.60 22,063 852.60
72 495,888 1,106.20 438,486 1,131.60 39,151 944.60 18,103 843.80
73 460,087 1,082.70 408,439 1,106.80 35,642 924.70 15,705 821.40
74 426,134 1,078.80 379,706 1,101.60 32,269 920.90 13,798 828.00
75–79 1,961,585 1,073.10 1,778,064 1,091.70 129,404 914.70 50,248 837.30
75 428,647 1,097.30 383,590 1,119.40 31,973 932.30 12,651 855.60
76 409,524 1,071.40 371,040 1,090.40 26,725 914.30 11,134 827.20
77 402,539 1,064.30 365,481 1,082.50 25,997 908.60 10,381 825.60
78 368,644 1,055.40 336,078 1,072.30 23,036 901.50 8,529 827.00
79 352,231 1,074.00 321,875 1,090.90 21,673 910.20 7,553 849.30
80–84 1,359,691 1,049.60 1,249,629 1,064.20 78,582 894.20 27,395 851.60
80 329,791 1,075.90 302,300 1,092.30 19,734 910.00 6,759 848.30
81 294,675 1,050.20 270,573 1,065.40 17,268 890.70 5,924 846.70
82 274,055 1,067.70 251,873 1,082.50 15,876 910.20 5,463 867.60
83 245,634 1,031.70 226,222 1,045.10 13,854 883.80 4,841 850.50
84 215,536 1,006.20 198,661 1,018.70 11,850 863.70 4,408 844.40
85–89 686,286 984.90 635,310 995.90 35,692 849.00 13,185 841.60
85 188,765 995.80 174,186 1,008.00 10,108 857.50 3,899 830.60
86 167,973 978.50 155,871 989.30 8,445 840.40 3,172 833.70
87 136,102 955.90 126,178 966.10 7,008 826.70 2,486 820.60
88 104,911 972.00 96,798 982.90 5,753 837.40 2,034 850.20
89 88,535 1,033.80 82,277 1,043.90 4,378 896.50 1,594 906.30
90–94 206,020 1,086.60 190,281 1,097.10 10,989 950.40 4,107 974.60
95 or older 38,744 975.40 34,433 991.20 3,037 835.80 1,207 876.80
Women
Subtotal 11,665,790 894.00 10,303,324 904.70 949,484 841.60 392,951 741.00
62–64 1,379,985 790.00 1,180,785 794.50 121,878 820.50 76,835 673.70
62 347,632 774.10 291,849 779.30 31,180 811.80 24,351 664.40
63 475,073 784.50 406,031 788.40 42,853 817.30 26,098 670.80
64 557,280 804.70 482,905 808.80 47,845 828.90 26,386 685.30
65–69 3,062,576 886.80 2,655,119 893.50 267,142 894.40 139,611 745.30
65 644,698 847.70 558,927 853.60 53,992 866.20 31,566 711.70
66 665,026 902.70 575,051 909.90 58,015 913.60 31,841 754.90
67 614,908 903.40 531,147 910.10 55,001 913.60 28,601 761.00
68 576,087 892.30 499,458 899.20 51,435 892.10 25,081 755.90
69 561,857 889.00 490,536 896.10 48,699 883.90 22,522 747.20
70–74 2,259,903 857.70 1,986,511 866.00 196,548 825.10 75,954 726.30
70 513,336 881.30 449,276 888.60 44,754 865.80 19,131 746.00
71 481,208 858.60 422,753 866.60 41,180 834.20 17,157 720.70
72 454,454 847.00 399,547 855.70 39,951 807.90 14,821 720.70
73 419,548 843.90 369,920 852.60 36,624 802.50 12,791 716.60
74 391,357 852.80 345,015 862.30 34,039 804.90 12,054 720.20
75–79 1,855,469 881.70 1,657,980 892.30 145,654 808.20 47,698 747.30
75 395,204 869.60 349,714 879.10 33,936 815.20 11,223 743.80
76 379,661 871.80 339,109 881.70 29,694 810.70 10,360 731.80
77 376,291 877.90 337,041 888.50 28,865 803.50 9,843 742.00
78 354,219 887.50 317,346 898.90 27,106 800.20 8,507 754.80
79 350,094 904.30 314,770 915.80 26,053 809.50 7,765 771.40
80–84 1,545,674 939.70 1,400,409 952.50 108,947 815.50 29,390 800.20
80 344,615 919.10 310,501 931.30 25,482 814.00 7,164 779.20
81 323,244 927.00 292,106 939.70 23,303 810.60 6,287 783.00
82 314,456 947.40 284,864 960.40 22,023 820.90 6,109 809.90
83 295,754 950.80 268,965 963.80 20,302 816.70 5,199 815.50
84 267,605 960.20 243,973 973.40 17,837 815.90 4,631 826.00
85–89 989,263 1,007.70 903,474 1,022.50 65,662 834.00 15,463 878.00
85 244,963 975.50 223,108 989.40 16,606 824.30 4,153 839.80
86 229,938 992.70 210,396 1,006.50 15,064 830.70 3,409 859.00
87 198,293 1,012.50 181,185 1,028.00 13,029 827.30 3,140 882.80
88 164,952 1,027.30 150,121 1,043.80 11,428 835.50 2,577 912.00
89 151,117 1,055.10 138,664 1,069.80 9,535 863.10 2,184 933.50
90–94 439,171 1,063.20 400,289 1,080.60 30,690 861.70 6,304 944.10
95 or older 133,749 991.50 118,757 1,015.20 12,963 788.70 1,696 886.50
Disabled workers
Total 58,859 1,200.90 46,918 1,246.30 8,109 1,100.30 3,807 857.20
62 3,383 1,213.00 2,643 1,258.70 461 1,151.60 276 879.80
63 12,145 1,214.70 9,648 1,260.30 1,693 1,105.80 796 891.90
64 21,534 1,200.30 17,238 1,245.20 2,964 1,100.30 1,329 840.90
65 21,797 1,191.90 17,389 1,237.50 2,991 1,089.20 1,406 848.50
Men
Subtotal 35,062 1,383.80 28,558 1,440.10 4,189 1,236.10 2,300 954.40
62 2,037 1,389.30 1,636 1,440.90 243 1,305.40 157 979.40
63 7,195 1,398.10 5,843 1,454.60 859 1,246.00 485 986.40
64 12,837 1,382.20 10,506 1,437.20 1,521 1,239.20 809 936.40
65 12,993 1,376.60 10,573 1,434.90 1,566 1,216.80 849 948.50
Women
Subtotal 23,797 931.40 18,360 944.70 3,920 955.20 1,507 708.90
62 1,346 946.20 1007 962.80 218 980.20 119 748.50
63 4,950 948.30 3,805 962.00 834 961.50 311 744.60
64 8,697 931.80 6,732 945.70 1,443 953.90 520 692.20
65 8,804 919.30 6,816 931.50 1,425 949.10 557 696.10
Spouses
Total 2,029,363 508.40 1,831,476 521.80 88,172 422.90 105,355 350.80
Wives
Subtotal 2,013,977 510.20 1,821,296 523.20 86,100 425.50 102,287 353.60
By age
62–64 256,240 458.50 219,153 478.80 13,330 384.30 23,293 312.20
62 59,735 442.30 50,797 461.10 3,213 372.40 5,558 314.20
63 87,882 452.10 74,626 472.80 4,736 383.10 8,372 308.30
64 108,623 472.60 93,730 493.20 5,381 392.40 9,363 314.50
65–69 587,417 524.70 514,185 544.40 29,565 435.10 43,002 353.80
65 130,343 506.70 112,580 528.40 6,565 416.70 11,013 339.80
66 123,500 522.80 106,933 545.20 6,459 430.50 9,973 345.50
67 116,246 530.20 101,508 550.00 6,002 441.80 8,617 360.70
68 110,291 531.00 97,512 548.50 5,423 441.80 7,233 364.00
69 107,037 536.50 95,652 552.00 5,116 449.30 6,166 370.90
70–74 466,655 523.00 425,083 534.50 20,727 436.40 20,003 372.50
70 101,179 534.60 91,055 549.00 4,669 446.00 5,316 369.60
71 97,480 528.50 88,375 541.10 4,314 442.10 4,618 373.70
72 94,852 522.00 86,421 533.30 4,321 434.30 3,959 375.90
73 89,250 513.90 81,885 523.80 3,859 432.00 3,306 373.30
74 83,894 513.30 77,347 522.80 3,564 424.20 2,804 370.50
75–79 382,466 513.20 358,058 520.20 13,361 430.90 9,852 379.20
75 84,554 513.20 78,424 521.50 3,388 433.20 2,501 372.50
76 81,721 514.80 76,359 522.00 2,914 437.70 2,195 376.30
77 79,224 513.80 74,341 520.60 2,598 433.50 2,036 380.30
78 71,321 512.70 67,095 519.30 2,330 422.90 1,664 384.20
79 65,646 510.90 61,839 517.10 2,131 423.70 1,456 388.00
80–84 226,416 500.40 214,355 505.20 6,668 422.30 4,577 398.90
85–89 81,639 504.70 77,914 508.30 2,100 420.30 1,347 425.30
90–94 12,290 525.20 11,752 529.20 314 430.10 191 446.70
95 or older 854 483.20 796 490.10 35 358.20 22 419.00
By type of benefit
Wives of retired workers 1,948,761 516.40 1,766,393 529.30 81,191 432.30 97,114 356.20
Wives of disabled workers 65,216 323.10 54,903 325.70 4,909 312.80 5,173 305.70
Husbands
Subtotal 15,386 281.30 10,180 281.40 2,072 317.20 3,068 257.30
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,455,214 969.10 1,810,278 980.50 214,946 788.00 424,416 1,013.80
60–64 434,834 1,034.00 140,960 1,095.00 19,313 882.80 274,114 1,013.50
60 54,884 1,020.90 14,955 1,086.20 2,041 881.90 37,846 1,002.70
61 75,919 1,005.40 22,844 1,063.70 3,206 855.20 49,801 988.40
62 85,000 1,029.50 26,021 1,094.70 3,827 882.00 55,072 1,009.20
63 101,110 1,042.70 33,796 1,102.00 4,651 882.90 62,550 1,022.70
64 117,921 1,054.30 43,344 1,109.10 5,588 899.50 68,845 1,032.70
65–69 529,940 1,051.10 369,706 1,062.70 47,481 854.80 111,960 1,097.40
65 134,793 1,044.20 76,475 1,061.80 10,259 841.00 47,883 1,060.20
66 110,492 1,079.00 72,562 1,080.80 9,335 868.40 28,454 1,144.30
67 100,565 1,064.30 73,960 1,071.60 9,508 869.30 16,943 1,143.60
68 92,899 1,041.60 72,779 1,057.10 9,248 856.90 10,715 1,099.60
69 91,191 1,022.50 73,930 1,042.40 9,131 839.10 7,965 1,051.80
70–74 395,098 978.10 335,536 1,007.90 43,242 806.40 15,174 814.30
70 79,216 997.60 66,754 1,029.90 8,552 822.00 3,742 833.70
71 79,163 988.10 67,122 1,017.80 8,651 819.40 3,152 827.00
72 80,660 974.90 68,559 1,005.80 8,836 796.00 3,032 803.50
73 80,587 970.00 68,620 997.90 8,981 806.70 2,738 810.10
74 75,472 959.00 64,481 987.90 8,222 787.40 2,510 787.00
75–79 393,998 944.60 342,007 970.80 40,435 770.80 10,258 764.50
75 77,951 952.60 66,868 980.60 8,462 781.20 2,345 775.20
76 77,727 950.50 67,427 976.70 7,920 775.80 2,105 777.00
77 81,558 947.90 70,717 974.70 8,431 771.40 2,132 766.20
78 78,861 942.10 68,752 968.00 8,001 766.30 1,867 752.40
79 77,901 929.80 68,243 954.10 7,621 758.30 1,809 746.80
80–84 356,652 901.10 314,371 923.00 34,138 731.80 7,076 748.70
85–89 229,914 871.90 205,218 891.50 20,064 702.80 3,997 716.20
90–94 86,520 813.20 77,475 831.80 7,514 647.00 1,372 671.60
95 or older 28,258 779.10 25,005 796.70 2,759 638.00 465 662.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
a. Includes 32,753 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2007, 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
2006 49,122,624 40,510,508 8,612,116 30,976,143 6,806,918 2,632,069 4,040,530 171,453 4,493,620 1,889 2
2007 49,864,838 40,948,624 8,916,214 31,527,728 7,098,723 2,584,884 4,050,691 164,665 4,436,338 1,809 --
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
2006 46,938,032 39,763,705 7,174,327 32,351,856 6,655,048 1,322,423 2,031,723 129,721 4,445,575 1,685 1
2007 49,218,145 41,552,564 7,665,581 34,004,494 7,127,082 1,333,410 2,095,892 128,742 4,526,864 1,661 --
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2007
Type of benefit Number
(thousands)
Average
age
Total, OASDI 49,865 66
OASI 40,949 71
Retired workers 31,528 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,432 73
Children of retired workers 494 24
Under age 18 282 13
Disabled adult children 196 41
Students, aged 18–19 16 18
Children of deceased workers 1,892 22
Under age 18 1,303 12
Disabled adult children 521 48
Students, aged 18–19 68 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,211 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 165 43
Disabled widow(er)s 225 59
Parents of deceased workers 2 82
DI 8,916 45
Disabled workers 7,099 52
Spouses of disabled workers 153 54
Children of disabled workers 1,665 13
Under age 18 1,535 12
Disabled adult children 77 27
Students, aged 18–19 52 18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, type of benefit, and race, December 2007
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number (thousands)
Total, OASDI 49,865 40,888 5,125 3,685
By age and sex
Adults 45,814 38,360 4,320 2,987
Men 20,005 16,892 1,839 1,210
Women 25,809 21,468 2,481 1,777
Children 4,051 2,527 806 698
Under age 18 3,120 1,865 639 600
Disabled adult children 795 578 137 77
Students, aged 18–19 136 84 30 21
Retired workers and their spouses and children 34,454 30,072 2,826 1,496
Retired workers 31,528 27,558 2,614 1,301
Spouses 2,432 2,158 114 155
Children 494 356 98 40
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 8,916 6,130 1,560 1,143
Disabled workers 7,099 4,953 1,200 874
Spouses 153 115 17 21
Children 1,665 1,063 343 248
Survivors of deceased workers 6,495 4,686 740 1,047
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,211 3,361 323 515
Disabled widow(er)s 225 110 31 83
Widowed mothers and fathers 165 104 21 39
Children 1,892 1,109 364 410
Parents 2 1 c 1
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 1,078.60 1,100.70 953.60 865.00
Men 1,215.70 1,246.50 1,037.00 925.70
Women 935.20 947.20 880.30 787.40
Disabled workers 1,004.00 1,043.60 931.80 899.80
Men 1,125.90 1,180.70 1,003.00 988.90
Women 865.60 880.30 859.90 810.40
Widowed mothers and fathers 781.80 841.90 673.60 678.90
Nondisabled widow(er)s 1,040.40 1,064.50 830.40 1,015.80
Surviving children 704.30 763.90 588.90 646.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes 166,514 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. Less than 500.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit, basis of entitlement, and race, December 2007
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 25,807 899.50 21,468 914.00 2,480 840.70 1,777 810.80
Workers 18,741 922.80 15,682 937.50 1,989 874.20 1,007 797.40
Retired 15,416 935.20 13,421 947.20 1,392 880.30 571 787.40
Full benefit 3,750 1,063.30 3,118 1,087.70 443 963.40 178 889.70
Reduced benefit 11,666 894.00 10,304 904.70 950 841.60 393 741.00
Disabled 3,325 865.60 2,261 880.30 596 859.90 436 810.40
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,535 520.10 2,244 538.70 125 422.80 160 339.50
Entitlement based on care of children 119 298.00 84 323.70 15 266.90 19 210.90
Husband retired 42 456.70 32 483.50 5 407.50 5 321.40
Husband disabled 76 210.50 52 223.50 10 195.20 14 175.50
Entitlement based on age 2,417 531.00 2,160 547.10 109 444.40 142 356.30
Husband retired 2,346 537.00 2,100 553.10 104 450.80 136 358.00
Full benefit 397 638.40 334 679.10 23 517.20 39 362.60
Reduced benefit 1,949 516.40 1,766 529.30 81 432.30 97 356.10
Husband disabled 71 331.30 60 333.30 6 325.90 6 316.50
Widows 4,531 1,015.30 3,542 1,047.70 367 800.70 609 957.20
Entitlement based on care of children 154 788.90 98 850.40 20 674.40 36 684.20
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 4,160 1,042.60 3,336 1,065.90 318 830.50 494 1,021.80
Disabled, aged 50–64 216 652.70 107 660.50 30 564.20 79 676.40
Women aged 65 or older
Total c 20,078 922.10 17,482 934.90 1,688 850.80 860 803.10
Entitled as worker 14,157 948.80 12,330 961.30 1,290 886.20 506 804.60
Worker only 8,216 921.60 6,865 937.80 945 863.00 390 784.80
Dually entitled 5,941 986.40 5,465 991.00 345 949.90 116 871.10
Wife's benefit 2,382 651.10 2,247 654.50 79 588.20 52 606.00
Widow's benefit 3,559 1,210.90 3,218 1,225.90 266 1,057.20 64 1,087.60
Entitled as wife or widow only 5,921 858.30 5,152 871.80 398 735.80 354 801.00
Wife's benefit 2,161 539.60 1,941 554.80 96 452.70 119 365.00
Widow's benefit 3,760 1,041.50 3,212 1,063.30 302 825.80 235 1,021.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Includes 82,562 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 and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
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 2007
Type of benefit and sex Number Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All beneficiaries 95,474 611.20 763.20
Retirement benefits
Total 88,409 606.50 780.40
Retired workers 85,726 607.30 797.40
Men 18,303 574.20 510.10
Women 67,423 616.30 875.40
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,380 577.70 235.00
Children of retired workers 303 602.10 248.60
Disability benefits
Total 20 596.80 554.50
Survivor benefits
Total 7,045 670.30 548.50
Nondisabled widow(er)s 5,752 668.90 562.80
Disabled widow(er)s 99 671.80 421.60
Widowed mothers and fathers 19 649.10 446.30
Children of deceased workers 1,175 677.20 490.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2007
Type of benefit Total,
60 or
older
60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–99 100 or older
Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total 40,447 935 4,393 9,961 8,198 6,839 5,304 3,178 1,594 45
Retired workers 31,528 . . . 2,744 8,376 7,004 5,598 4,182 2,420 1,174 30
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,341 181 370 626 580 733 807 634 395 15
Wives and husbands 2,475 5 265 660 595 496 309 121 24 a
Disabled workers 1,986 728 989 269 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 118 21 25 30 19 12 7 3 1 a
Men
Subtotal 17,351 417 1,935 4,659 3,781 2,971 2,077 1,087 418 6
Retired workers 16,112 . . . 1,364 4,472 3,755 2,952 2,066 1,082 415 6
Widowers, parents, and fathers 55 12 17 13 4 4 3 2 1 a
Husbands 48 a 3 11 13 11 6 3 1 a
Disabled workers 1,080 394 539 148 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 56 11 12 15 9 5 2 1 a a
Women
Subtotal 23,097 519 2,458 5,302 4,417 3,868 3,227 2,091 1,176 39
Retired workers 15,416 . . . 1,380 3,904 3,249 2,646 2,116 1,338 759 23
Widows, parents, and mothers 4,285 169 353 613 576 729 804 632 393 15
Wives 2,428 5 262 649 582 486 302 118 23 a
Disabled workers 905 334 450 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 62 11 12 15 10 7 4 2 a a
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total 1,040.40 1,068.10 963.80 1,085.30 1,028.30 1,019.30 1,030.90 1,048.10 1,126.60 976.80
Retired workers 1,078.60 . . . 955.70 1,130.40 1,071.20 1,061.70 1,069.80 1,072.60 1,165.90 1,002.70
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 1,029.20 915.30 974.40 1,070.50 1,028.30 1,030.20 1,024.00 1,052.50 1,043.50 928.90
Wives and husbands 526.30 457.20 457.20 530.50 535.90 534.80 532.50 547.30 591.20 541.50
Disabled workers 1,123.20 1,120.70 1,125.10 1,122.60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 662.70 705.10 693.90 685.40 636.70 597.60 567.10 542.50 511.90 423.60
Men
Subtotal 1,216.40 1,268.90 1,172.50 1,302.70 1,206.00 1,178.10 1,164.90 1,120.30 1,279.20 1,098.80
Retired workers 1,215.70 . . . 1,123.20 1,307.40 1,210.90 1,182.90 1,169.00 1,123.60 1,283.90 1,104.00
Widowers, parents, and fathers 837.60 742.70 894.70 986.40 787.20 718.00 658.00 633.00 627.70 605.00
Husbands 303.10 a 253.60 316.30 314.00 296.60 290.30 296.20 306.80 a
Disabled workers 1,314.30 1,300.30 1,321.30 1,325.80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 660.60 697.60 686.10 679.50 629.40 593.50 557.70 537.80 a a
Women
Subtotal 908.30 906.90 799.60 894.20 876.20 897.30 944.70 1,010.60 1,072.40 956.60
Retired workers 935.20 . . . 790.10 927.50 909.70 926.60 973.00 1,031.30 1,101.40 975.20
Widows, parents, and mothers 1,031.70 927.00 978.30 1,072.30 1,029.90 1,031.70 1,025.30 1,053.70 1,044.90 929.90
Wives 530.70 459.00 459.20 534.20 540.90 540.10 537.70 552.90 602.30 575.40
Disabled workers 895.10 909.10 890.20 874.80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 664.50 712.90 701.70 691.20 642.80 600.60 572.40 544.60 a a
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
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 1960–2007, selected years
Entitlement 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2007
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 22,526
Entitled as worker b 2,866 5,753 7,586 9,304 10,805 12,037 12,974 14,013 15,291 15,987
Worker only 2,563 4,786 5,926 6,710 7,096 7,359 7,554 8,117 9,126 9,716
Dually entitled c 303 967 1,660 2,594 3,709 4,678 5,420 5,896 6,165 6,271
Wife's benefit 159 388 617 1,016 1,594 2,077 2,398 2,568 2,650 2,706
Widow's benefit 141 574 1,039 1,575 2,112 2,600 3,022 3,327 3,514 3,565
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 6,539
Wife's benefit 2,174 2,546 2,745 2,884 3,018 3,059 2,985 2,768 2,511 2,423
Widow's benefit d 1,546 3,048 3,659 4,148 4,580 4,853 4,926 4,598 4,264 4,115
Percentage distribution
All women 62 or older a 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Entitled as worker b 43.3 50.6 54.1 56.9 58.7 60.3 62.1 65.5 69.3 70.1
Worker only 38.7 42.1 42.3 41.0 38.5 36.9 36.2 38.0 41.4 43.1
Dually entitled c 4.6 8.5 11.8 15.9 20.1 23.4 25.9 27.6 28.0 27.8
Wife's benefit 2.4 3.4 4.4 6.2 8.7 10.4 11.5 12.0 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 15.8
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 29.0
Wife's benefit 32.8 22.4 19.6 17.6 16.4 15.3 14.3 12.9 11.4 10.8
Widow's benefit d 23.4 26.8 26.1 25.4 24.9 24.3 23.6 21.5 19.3 18.3
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: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Excludes 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 or supplement@ssa.gov.
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 2007
Entitlement Total,
65 or
older
65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
Number
All women 65 or older a 20,077,545 5,285,520 4,406,417 3,860,492 3,222,325 2,088,934 1,213,857
Entitled as worker 14,156,856 4,024,586 3,249,257 2,645,838 2,116,358 1,338,460 782,357
Worker only 8,215,773 2,900,217 2,047,166 1,414,684 967,985 526,036 359,685
Dually entitled 5,941,083 1,124,369 1,202,091 1,231,154 1,148,373 812,424 422,672
Wife's benefit 2,382,254 825,756 671,537 485,833 279,468 102,892 16,768
Widow's benefit 3,558,829 298,613 530,554 745,321 868,905 709,532 405,904
Entitled as wife or widow only 5,920,689 1,260,934 1,157,160 1,214,654 1,105,967 750,474 431,500
Wife's benefit 2,160,546 649,077 581,730 485,618 302,338 118,410 23,373
Widow's benefit 3,760,143 611,857 575,430 729,036 803,629 632,064 408,127
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 922.10 894.90 876.70 897.80 945.20 1,011.00 1,069.00
Entitled as worker 948.80 926.00 909.70 926.60 973.00 1,031.30 1,097.60
Worker only 921.60 960.50 908.60 879.70 879.20 880.80 1,020.70
Dually entitled 986.40 836.80 911.70 980.40 1,052.00 1,128.80 1,163.10
Wife's benefit 651.10 683.60 652.80 625.70 609.50 611.40 661.10
Widow's benefit 1,210.90 1,260.50 1,239.30 1,211.50 1,194.40 1,203.80 1,183.80
Entitled as wife or widow only 858.30 795.60 784.10 835.20 892.00 974.80 1,017.10
Wife's benefit 539.60 534.20 540.90 540.10 537.70 552.90 602.20
Widow's benefit 1,041.50 1,072.80 1,030.00 1,031.80 1,025.30 1,053.80 1,040.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes parents and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2007
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 46,609 7,097 4,393 35,119 1,022.30 924.80 963.80 1,049.30
Retired workers 31,528 . . . 2,744 28,783 1,078.60 . . . 955.70 1,090.30
Disabled workers 7,099 5,841 989 269 1,004.00 978.00 1,125.10 1,122.60
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,432 37 223 2,172 531.50 448.50 484.50 537.70
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 153 77 42 33 267.00 208.20 313.50 344.00
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,211 131 304 3,777 1,040.40 1,011.90 1,043.50 1,041.20
Disabled widow(er)s 225 153 62 10 645.50 646.60 643.40 641.30
Mothers and fathers 165 159 4 1 781.80 779.90 845.50 803.70
Disabled adult children 795 698 25 72 660.30 661.30 693.90 639.20
Men
Subtotal 20,439 3,505 1,935 14,999 1,183.60 1,031.60 1,172.40 1,220.60
Retired workers 16,112 . . . 1,364 14,747 1,215.70 . . . 1,123.20 1,224.30
Disabled workers 3,774 3,087 539 148 1,125.90 1,082.20 1,321.30 1,325.80
Husbands of retired workers 44 b 2 43 308.40 410.20 291.80 308.90
Husbands of disabled workers 5 2 1 3 215.00 169.30 185.70 254.70
Nondisabled widowers 51 9 15 26 864.50 794.50 941.00 845.30
Disabled widowers 9 7 2 b 468.80 466.50 480.60 447.20
Fathers 10 10 b b 676.80 674.80 825.20 631.10
Disabled adult children 434 389 12 32 658.00 658.80 686.10 638.20
Women
Subtotal 26,170 3,592 2,458 20,120 896.30 820.50 799.60 921.60
Retired workers 15,416 . . . 1,380 14,036 935.20 . . . 790.00 949.50
Disabled workers 3,325 2,754 450 121 865.60 861.20 890.20 874.80
Wives of retired workers 2,388 37 221 2,130 535.60 448.60 485.90 542.30
Wives of disabled workers 148 76 41 31 268.80 209.10 316.30 351.50
Nondisabled widows 4,160 121 289 3,750 1,042.60 1,028.80 1,048.90 1,042.50
Disabled widows 216 146 60 10 652.70 655.10 648.00 645.40
Mothers 154 149 4 1 788.90 787.10 846.20 806.20
Disabled adult children 361 309 12 39 663.10 664.60 701.70 640.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes parents. Excludes student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2007
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
2006 7,803,692 6,806,918 776,596 220,178 977.70 642.40 630.70
2007 8,118,382 7,098,723 794,677 224,982 1,004.00 660.30 645.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or supplement@ssa.gov.