Annual Statistical Supplement, 2010

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2009
Year All benefits Retired workers Disabled workers Wives and husbands of— Children of— Widowed mothers and fathers Widow(er)s Parents
Retired workers Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total 217,989,772 91,087,042 25,677,312 20,198,332 4,042,201 7,921,511 22,855,779 17,473,688 4,996,008 23,623,083 114,816
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121
2004 4,458,816 1,883,060 795,775 319,430 48,016 115,391 309,472 433,699 40,030 513,839 104
2005 4,672,152 2,000,157 829,687 329,225 50,187 123,494 314,786 469,267 38,248 516,949 152
2006 4,621,110 1,999,019 798,675 328,430 49,521 126,860 321,155 449,020 35,981 512,320 129
2007 4,710,830 2,035,780 804,787 316,782 47,583 126,678 322,326 453,292 33,597 569,862 143
2008 5,134,644 2,278,997 877,226 344,003 50,756 140,581 329,397 490,895 32,717 589,940 132
2009 5,728,086 2,739,966 970,696 375,123 54,112 156,412 319,127 532,132 32,878 547,495 145
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
From 1966–2006, total includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
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Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2009 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount for retired workers (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Non-disabled widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.–Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.–Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.–Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.–Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.–Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.–Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.–Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.–Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.–Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.–Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.–Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.–Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.–Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.–Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.–Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.–Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.–Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.–Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.–Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.–Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.–Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.–Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.–Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
2003 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
2004 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,072.50 1,277.60 834.20 936.10 1,104.70 740.20 942.60 1,068.40 795.70 768.10
2004 (Dec.) 1,090.70 1,309.70 853.80 961.20 1,136.50 771.50 965.80 1,093.50 819.00 785.90
2005 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,106.10 1,314.10 869.30 960.40 1,130.30 767.00 961.00 1,086.80 815.90 780.50
2005 (Dec.) 1,135.70 1,367.90 899.00 1,011.00 1,189.20 829.40 997.20 1,128.50 846.10 809.40
2006 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,163.30 1,376.70 923.70 1,020.50 1,195.70 823.80 999.00 1,129.00 851.00 818.70
2006 (Dec.) 1,193.60 1,415.30 947.50 1,045.90 1,232.40 838.90 1,020.60 1,148.00 875.60 854.90
2007 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,212.90 1,428.00 972.40 1,069.80 1,249.90 868.30 1,030.50 1,161.90 880.60 861.40
2007 (Dec.) 1,223.60 1,445.40 976.50 1,081.00 1,269.60 870.80 1,045.70 1,174.70 898.20 873.80
2008 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,259.00 1,476.00 1,014.70 1,113.80 1,297.40 907.10 1,053.90 1,184.60 905.10 868.90
2008 (Dec.) 1,297.90 1,552.10 1,066.20 1,083.30 1,256.20 925.70 1,109.10 1,245.30 953.60 891.40
2009 (Jan.–Dec.) 1,339.70 1,563.60 1,087.20 1,181.60 1,365.60 974.10 1,119.90 1,255.00 963.10 916.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
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Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2009
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 2,739,966 1,181.60 2,147,458 1,229.10 246,045 1,073.30 346,463 964.30
62–64 1,672,754 1,037.60 1,302,786 1,072.10 145,036 970.40 224,932 881.30
65–69 1,031,515 1,413.80 819,891 1,473.50 98,139 1,227.30 113,485 1,143.90
70 or older 35,697 1,218.40 24,781 1,395.10 2,870 1,003.90 8,046 750.80
Men
Subtotal 1,452,329 1,365.60 1,156,324 1,434.00 122,979 1,151.60 173,026 1,060.90
62–64 855,135 1,210.30 670,823 1,265.80 74,586 1,035.40 109,726 989.90
65–69 586,609 1,594.60 479,374 1,667.00 47,506 1,337.40 59,729 1,217.90
70 or older 10,585 1,223.00 6,127 1,614.10 887 966.50 3,571 615.70
Women
Subtotal 1,287,637 974.10 991,134 990.10 123,066 995.00 173,437 867.90
62–64 817,619 857.10 631,963 866.50 70,450 901.60 115,206 777.80
65–69 444,906 1,175.50 340,517 1,201.10 50,633 1,124.00 53,756 1,061.70
70 or older 25,112 1,216.50 18,654 1,323.20 1,983 1,020.70 4,475 858.60
Disabled workers
Total 970,696 1,119.90 655,392 1,179.60 173,181 1,013.70 136,536 962.70
Under 30 79,439 689.80 48,108 706.30 15,323 662.80 15,761 663.50
30–39 107,963 941.90 71,093 972.30 20,624 866.90 15,980 904.00
40–49 222,023 1,061.00 149,236 1,113.40 42,748 957.50 29,635 946.30
50–54 191,302 1,157.60 129,068 1,221.10 36,377 1,049.00 25,555 991.90
55–59 220,879 1,253.40 152,159 1,314.80 38,001 1,157.70 30,267 1,065.70
60 or older 149,090 1,319.40 105,728 1,382.90 20,108 1,215.30 19,338 1,080.50
Men
Subtotal 521,424 1,255.00 358,963 1,332.10 84,828 1,097.00 74,373 1,056.70
Under 30 44,242 702.40 26,800 722.00 7,929 661.10 9,377 679.20
30–39 53,781 1,002.00 35,587 1,037.70 9,359 908.80 8,689 956.80
40–49 111,874 1,176.30 75,862 1,242.50 20,182 1,031.40 15,588 1,042.00
50–54 99,731 1,306.70 69,107 1,385.30 17,412 1,143.10 13,026 1,109.20
55–59 123,124 1,421.60 87,305 1,498.90 19,263 1,262.10 16,329 1,197.20
60 or older 88,672 1,493.90 64,302 1,571.60 10,683 1,336.60 11,364 1,202.80
Women
Subtotal 449,272 963.10 296,429 995.00 88,353 933.80 62,163 850.30
Under 30 35,197 674.00 21,308 686.60 7,394 664.50 6,384 640.40
30–39 54,182 882.30 35,506 906.70 11,265 832.10 7,291 841.10
40–49 110,149 944.00 73,374 980.00 22,566 891.40 14,047 840.00
50–54 91,571 995.30 59,961 1,031.70 18,965 962.70 12,529 870.00
55–59 97,755 1,041.50 64,854 1,066.90 18,738 1,050.40 13,938 911.60
60 or older 60,418 1,063.30 41,426 1,090.10 9,425 1,077.90 7,974 906.30
Wives
Total 406,769 410.50 334,771 423.90 21,841 369.40 48,497 339.30
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 355,826 426.70 296,696 438.40 17,146 398.50 41,984 356.10
Entitlement based on care of children 12,531 496.90 8,867 538.50 1,280 437.60 2,384 374.00
Entitlement based on age 343,295 424.20 287,829 435.30 15,866 395.30 39,600 355.00
62–64 231,491 396.40 194,500 406.00 10,545 370.60 26,446 335.80
65–69 99,590 493.40 84,184 506.50 4,446 454.50 10,960 408.70
70 or older 12,214 386.20 9,145 402.10 875 392.10 2,194 317.40
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 50,943 297.20 38,075 311.00 4,695 263.20 6,513 231.40
Entitlement based on care of children 16,963 213.70 10,984 229.90 2,248 195.30 3,624 174.40
Entitlement based on age 33,980 339.00 27,091 343.90 2,447 325.60 2,889 303.00
Husbands
Total 22,449 313.20 14,596 324.70 2,351 325.70 5,420 277.80
Husbands of retired workers 19,297 327.80 12,616 1,498.90 1,854 349.20 4,827 288.20
Husbands of disabled workers 3,152 223.90 1,980 228.20 497 d 593 193.40
Children
Total 1,007,671 474.70 606,474 518.80 209,710 397.70 158,782 417.50
By age
Under age 18 645,853 421.30 385,737 463.30 133,583 339.50 118,112 379.40
Disabled, aged 18 or older 79,769 487.90 45,302 505.40 13,205 444.00 7,627 457.30
Students aged 18–19 282,049 593.30 175,435 644.40 62,922 511.50 33,043 544.80
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 156,412 542.50 101,551 588.90 26,590 491.10 24,089 425.10
Children of deceased workers 319,127 745.70 188,367 818.10 68,043 617.70 57,165 669.40
Children of disabled workers 532,132 292.30 316,556 318.30 115,077 246.00 77,528 229.40
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 32,878 817.80 21,932 868.70 3,933 701.80 7,013 723.70
By age
Under 30 3,436 667.70 2,245 690.40 364 d 827 656.90
30–39 9,935 736.20 6,536 778.90 1,206 610.60 2,193 678.10
40–49 13,511 866.70 9,070 927.00 1,553 744.60 2,888 742.90
50–59 5,324 938.80 3,589 995.50 706 819.20 1,029 822.80
60 or older 672 848.60 492 d 104 d 76 d
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 28,612 837.60 19,001 895.00 3,401 708.10 6,210 732.90
Widowed fathers 4,266 684.80 2,931 698.10 532 661.50 803 651.90
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 515,977 916.30 408,206 934.70 46,571 780.00 61,200 897.40
By age
60–64 176,289 1,065.60 123,944 1,098.60 20,743 909.70 31,602 1,038.60
65–69 110,197 911.30 84,931 925.80 11,579 725.00 13,687 979.30
70–74 63,626 732.70 52,836 765.30 5,340 615.30 5,450 531.50
75 or older 165,865 831.40 146,495 862.30 8,909 648.00 10,461 554.60
By basis of entitlement
Widows 478,914 934.80 381,539 953.60 41,950 792.30 55,425 913.70
Widowers 37,063 677.00 26,667 664.60 4,621 667.90 5,775 741.20
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 31,518 666.30 20,765 693.30 5,778 595.50 4,922 636.50
By age
50–54 15,531 661.20 10,048 688.40 3,032 587.60 2,416 641.50
55–59 15,762 669.70 10,554 695.90 2,716 604.20 2,476 630.70
60 or older 225 d 163 d 30 d 30 d
By basis of entitlement
Widows 29,174 680.10 19,312 708.40 5,217 603.80 4,596 648.60
Widowers 2,344 494.20 1,453 491.70 561 518.70 326 d
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.
Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Previous editions of this table were based on a 1-percent sample of the Master Beneficiary Record.
a. Includes persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 2009
Age Total Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 2,739,966 1,181.60 1,452,329 1,365.60 1,287,637 974.10
62–64 1,672,754 1,037.60 855,135 1,210.30 817,619 857.10
62 1,284,624 1,001.60 643,426 1,170.10 641,198 832.60
63 187,858 1,133.70 104,277 1,298.40 83,581 928.20
64 200,272 1,178.50 107,432 1,365.90 92,840 961.70
65–69 1,031,515 1,413.80 586,609 1,594.60 444,906 1,175.50
65 332,667 1,384.10 188,517 1,560.00 144,150 1,154.10
66 650,068 1,428.90 377,309 1,611.90 272,759 1,175.70
Disability conversions 323,456 1,243.60 175,724 1,417.50 147,732 1,036.80
New entitlements 326,612 1,697.80 201,585 1,876.10 125,027 1,410.30
67 22,740 1,447.90 11,045 1,637.10 11,695 1,269.20
68 13,895 1,385.60 5,626 1,558.20 8,269 1,268.10
69 12,145 1,392.20 4,112 1,528.30 8,033 1,322.50
70–74 27,541 1,339.80 8,475 1,364.80 19,066 1,328.70
75 or older 8,156 808.70 2,110 653.50 6,046 862.80
Disabled workers
Total 970,696 1,119.90 521,424 1,255.00 449,272 963.10
Under 25 41,927 585.10 24,604 599.10 17,323 565.20
25–29 37,512 806.90 19,638 831.90 17,874 779.40
30–34 44,143 905.20 21,984 947.60 22,159 863.20
35–39 63,820 967.30 31,797 1,039.60 32,023 895.50
40–44 92,626 1,021.50 46,521 1,123.10 46,105 918.90
45–49 129,397 1,089.30 65,353 1,214.10 64,044 962.00
50–54 191,302 1,157.60 99,731 1,306.70 91,571 995.30
50 44,901 1,108.40 23,275 1,251.00 21,626 955.00
51 36,115 1,144.60 18,828 1,288.60 17,287 987.70
52 36,714 1,163.70 19,052 1,315.00 17,662 1,000.40
53 36,525 1,183.00 19,125 1,337.10 17,400 1,013.60
54 37,047 1,199.00 19,451 1,352.80 17,596 1,029.00
55–59 220,879 1,253.40 123,124 1,421.60 97,755 1,041.50
55 50,651 1,213.80 28,043 1,370.40 22,608 1,019.60
56 42,542 1,239.60 23,209 1,405.70 19,333 1,040.20
57 42,237 1,256.30 23,420 1,425.90 18,817 1,045.30
58 42,567 1,268.30 23,943 1,442.30 18,624 1,044.70
59 42,882 1,295.90 24,509 1,470.90 18,373 1,062.60
60–65 149,090 1,319.40 88,672 1,493.90 60,418 1,063.30
60 45,349 1,314.50 26,392 1,490.80 18,957 1,069.10
61 37,764 1,327.60 22,298 1,506.80 15,466 1,069.40
62 29,870 1,339.90 17,893 1,521.50 11,977 1,068.70
63 18,557 1,312.50 11,173 1,486.00 7,384 1,050.00
64 11,929 1,291.70 7,281 1,449.70 4,648 1,044.30
65 5,621 1,276.30 3,635 1,415.50 1,986 1,021.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age, and sex, 2009
Age Total Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
Retired workers
Total 2,004,209 1,093.10 1,043,472 1,271.50 960,737 899.40
62 1,284,624 1,001.60 643,426 1,170.10 641,198 832.60
63 187,858 1,133.70 104,277 1,298.40 83,581 928.20
64 200,058 1,178.40 107,294 1,365.80 92,764 961.70
65 300,991 1,383.60 170,280 1,560.30 130,711 1,153.30
66 30,147 1,278.10 18,192 1,444.90 11,955 1,024.30
Disability conversions 29,648 1,279.00 17,876 1,445.90 11,772 1,025.60
New entitlements 499 1,254.00 316 1,418.10 183 988.60
67 or older 531 745.60 3 339.30 528 747.90
Disabled workers
Total 41,673 1,277.40 25,455 1,449.40 16,218 1,007.40
62 18,419 1,300.30 11,023 1,485.30 7,396 1,024.50
63 11,960 1,275.30 7,330 1,447.60 4,630 1,002.60
64 7,780 1,238.20 4,850 1,395.10 2,930 978.60
65 3,514 1,250.80 2,252 1,396.40 1,262 991.00
Wives and husbands
Total 313,953 394.30 9,635 290.20 304,318 397.60
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 280,976 401.50 8,207 295.40 272,769 404.70
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 32,977 332.80 1,428 260.10 31,549 336.10
By sex
Wives 304,318 397.60 . . . . . . 304,318 397.60
62 167,100 373.30 . . . . . . 167,100 373.30
63 41,341 374.80 . . . . . . 41,341 374.80
64 52,586 451.30 . . . . . . 52,586 451.30
65 42,417 447.70 . . . . . . 42,417 447.70
66 234 403.90 . . . . . . 234 403.90
67 or older 640 488.70 . . . . . . 640 488.70
Husbands 9,635 290.20 9,635 290.20 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 217,627 1,030.90 19,694 869.60 197,933 1,046.90
Nondisabled widows 197,933 1,046.90 . . . . . . 197,933 1,046.90
60 66,625 1,083.70 . . . . . . 66,625 1,083.70
61 27,399 1,132.50 . . . . . . 27,399 1,132.50
62 25,339 1,078.30 . . . . . . 25,339 1,078.30
63 17,166 1,041.70 . . . . . . 17,166 1,041.70
64 21,294 1,086.00 . . . . . . 21,294 1,086.00
65 36,035 944.70 . . . . . . 36,035 944.70
66 297 578.40 . . . . . . 297 578.40
67–69 702 434.60 . . . . . . 702 434.60
70 or older 3,076 370.10 . . . . . . 3,076 370.10
Nondisabled widowers 19,694 869.60 19,694 869.60 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2009
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All areas 2,739,966 100.0 1,181.60 970,696 100.0 1,119.90
Alabama 47,002 1.7 1,156.70 25,430 2.6 1,101.80
Alaska 5,073 0.2 1,125.40 1,608 0.2 1,121.40
Arizona 58,932 2.2 1,196.90 14,270 1.5 1,175.70
Arkansas 28,098 1.0 1,112.70 15,659 1.6 1,061.60
California 275,147 10.0 1,158.90 74,750 7.7 1,063.30
Colorado 40,482 1.5 1,170.00 10,188 1.0 1,150.40
Connecticut 32,906 1.2 1,317.00 7,532 0.8 1,203.80
Delaware 9,099 0.3 1,267.70 3,178 0.3 1,175.10
District of Columbia 3,948 0.1 1,125.00 1,755 0.2 989.50
Florida 194,475 7.1 1,151.40 58,932 6.1 1,125.70
Georgia 83,567 3.0 1,164.20 33,690 3.5 1,128.80
Hawaii 13,146 0.5 1,188.10 2,874 0.3 1,167.10
Idaho 14,334 0.5 1,133.40 4,487 0.5 1,082.00
Illinois 100,880 3.7 1,210.50 33,101 3.4 1,168.40
Indiana 59,884 2.2 1,236.20 23,446 2.4 1,165.70
Iowa 27,792 1.0 1,180.40 8,202 0.8 1,102.50
Kansas 24,004 0.9 1,212.60 9,387 1.0 1,092.80
Kentucky 39,149 1.4 1,122.60 21,917 2.3 1,086.60
Louisiana 34,417 1.3 1,104.50 17,157 1.8 1,061.50
Maine 14,662 0.5 1,083.50 4,807 0.5 1,060.00
Maryland 47,063 1.7 1,245.70 15,152 1.6 1,161.10
Massachusetts 53,773 2.0 1,213.40 19,636 2.0 1,130.50
Michigan 98,191 3.6 1,281.40 42,705 4.4 1,183.40
Minnesota 44,988 1.6 1,244.00 13,961 1.4 1,125.50
Mississippi 26,896 1.0 1,108.00 13,952 1.4 1,086.60
Missouri 55,433 2.0 1,162.60 23,441 2.4 1,106.60
Montana 10,527 0.4 1,101.40 2,941 0.3 1,041.70
Nebraska 14,616 0.5 1,171.30 4,677 0.5 1,085.70
Nevada 25,722 0.9 1,152.50 6,555 0.7 1,159.70
New Hampshire 13,556 0.5 1,251.70 4,508 0.5 1,152.70
New Jersey 77,631 2.8 1,318.70 23,582 2.4 1,254.40
New Mexico 18,358 0.7 1,104.50 6,513 0.7 1,048.20
New York 162,581 5.9 1,244.40 58,037 6.0 1,150.20
North Carolina 94,202 3.4 1,183.80 36,892 3.8 1,128.30
North Dakota 5,303 0.2 1,097.50 1,427 0.1 1,067.30
Ohio 102,086 3.7 1,171.20 38,591 4.0 1,098.60
Oklahoma 33,667 1.2 1,141.30 14,102 1.5 1,067.50
Oregon 39,758 1.5 1,175.10 12,102 1.2 1,135.00
Pennsylvania 120,516 4.4 1,228.80 40,983 4.2 1,118.50
Rhode Island 10,150 0.4 1,212.30 3,385 0.3 1,096.90
South Carolina 49,666 1.8 1,173.10 21,318 2.2 1,141.00
South Dakota 7,384 0.3 1,111.10 1,905 0.2 1,042.40
Tennessee 64,600 2.4 1,163.50 26,797 2.8 1,107.60
Texas 173,920 6.3 1,152.50 68,010 7.0 1,093.00
Utah 16,960 0.6 1,195.20 5,071 0.5 1,118.70
Vermont 6,861 0.3 1,195.70 2,255 0.2 1,062.60
Virginia 68,321 2.5 1,210.90 20,689 2.1 1,137.80
Washington 60,609 2.2 1,228.40 19,499 2.0 1,159.50
West Virginia 18,371 0.7 1,154.90 8,295 0.9 1,127.90
Wisconsin 53,181 1.9 1,226.50 19,303 2.0 1,148.50
Wyoming 5,127 0.2 1,184.60 1,464 0.2 1,134.30
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 29,013 1.1 796.00 19,221 2.0 988.50
Other b 23,939 0.9 636.00 1,357 0.1 908.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.