Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Retired Workers

Table 6.B3 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and monthly benefit, 2011
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars) Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 2,577,647 100.0 1,809,016 100.0 768,631 100.0
Less than 500.00 230,512 8.9 187,151 10.3 43,361 5.6
500.00–549.90 43,946 1.7 37,538 2.1 6,408 0.8
550.00–599.90 63,435 2.5 55,892 3.1 7,543 1.0
600.00–649.90 67,776 2.6 58,522 3.2 9,254 1.2
650.00–699.90 73,620 2.9 61,593 3.4 12,027 1.6
700.00–749.90 82,349 3.2 66,326 3.7 16,023 2.1
750.00–799.90 86,711 3.4 69,649 3.9 17,062 2.2
800.00–849.90 86,441 3.4 68,670 3.8 17,771 2.3
850.00–899.90 85,993 3.3 67,419 3.7 18,574 2.4
900.00–949.90 80,751 3.1 61,379 3.4 19,372 2.5
950.00–999.90 80,018 3.1 60,029 3.3 19,989 2.6
1,000.00–1,049.90 77,794 3.0 57,619 3.2 20,175 2.6
1,050.00–1,099.90 77,436 3.0 57,328 3.2 20,108 2.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 75,929 2.9 56,124 3.1 19,805 2.6
1,150.00–1,199.90 73,052 2.8 53,295 2.9 19,757 2.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 72,168 2.8 51,998 2.9 20,170 2.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 69,578 2.7 50,463 2.8 19,115 2.5
1,300.00–1,349.90 68,451 2.7 49,181 2.7 19,270 2.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 66,132 2.6 47,157 2.6 18,975 2.5
1,400.00–1,449.90 63,661 2.5 44,741 2.5 18,920 2.5
1,450.00–1,499.90 76,356 3.0 57,361 3.2 18,995 2.5
1,500.00–1,549.90 82,393 3.2 64,179 3.5 18,214 2.4
1,550.00–1,599.90 77,643 3.0 59,715 3.3 17,928 2.3
1,600.00–1,649.90 72,486 2.8 54,056 3.0 18,430 2.4
1,650.00–1,699.90 67,223 2.6 49,091 2.7 18,132 2.4
1,700.00–1,749.90 62,166 2.4 45,052 2.5 17,114 2.2
1,750.00–1,799.90 56,315 2.2 39,529 2.2 16,786 2.2
1,800.00–1,849.90 51,281 2.0 34,971 1.9 16,310 2.1
1,850.00–1,899.90 43,052 1.7 27,254 1.5 15,798 2.1
1,900.00–1,949.90 44,844 1.7 22,598 1.2 22,246 2.9
1,950.00–1,999.90 43,278 1.7 19,499 1.1 23,779 3.1
2,000.00–2,049.90 37,638 1.5 15,822 0.9 21,816 2.8
2,050.00–2,099.90 34,584 1.3 13,795 0.8 20,789 2.7
2,100.00 or more 202,635 7.9 44,020 2.4 158,615 20.6
Average benefit (dollars) 1,240.97 1,127.70 1,507.56
Men 1,340,019 100.0 910,303 100.0 429,716 100.0
Less than 500.00 92,695 6.9 72,981 8.0 19,714 4.6
500.00–549.90 14,776 1.1 12,098 1.3 2,678 0.6
550.00–599.90 20,951 1.6 18,032 2.0 2,919 0.7
600.00–649.90 22,005 1.6 18,607 2.0 3,398 0.8
650.00–699.90 24,232 1.8 19,955 2.2 4,277 1.0
700.00–749.90 25,938 1.9 20,248 2.2 5,690 1.3
750.00–799.90 26,596 2.0 20,406 2.2 6,190 1.4
800.00–849.90 27,060 2.0 20,589 2.3 6,471 1.5
850.00–899.90 27,691 2.1 20,873 2.3 6,818 1.6
900.00–949.90 28,565 2.1 21,578 2.4 6,987 1.6
950.00–999.90 30,134 2.2 22,811 2.5 7,323 1.7
1,000.00–1,049.90 30,876 2.3 23,380 2.6 7,496 1.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 32,088 2.4 24,270 2.7 7,818 1.8
1,100.00–1,149.90 33,539 2.5 25,482 2.8 8,057 1.9
1,150.00–1,199.90 33,263 2.5 25,326 2.8 7,937 1.8
1,200.00–1,249.90 34,557 2.6 25,944 2.9 8,613 2.0
1,250.00–1,299.90 34,684 2.6 26,250 2.9 8,434 2.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 35,115 2.6 26,526 2.9 8,589 2.0
1,350.00–1,399.90 35,703 2.7 26,857 3.0 8,846 2.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 35,630 2.7 26,517 2.9 9,113 2.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 45,419 3.4 35,995 4.0 9,424 2.2
1,500.00–1,549.90 52,485 3.9 43,147 4.7 9,338 2.2
1,550.00–1,599.90 51,296 3.8 41,838 4.6 9,458 2.2
1,600.00–1,649.90 49,798 3.7 39,497 4.3 10,301 2.4
1,650.00–1,699.90 47,467 3.5 37,068 4.1 10,399 2.4
1,700.00–1,749.90 45,016 3.4 34,952 3.8 10,064 2.3
1,750.00–1,799.90 41,753 3.1 31,601 3.5 10,152 2.4
1,800.00–1,849.90 38,560 2.9 28,347 3.1 10,213 2.4
1,850.00–1,899.90 31,708 2.4 21,581 2.4 10,127 2.4
1,900.00–1,949.90 32,619 2.4 17,790 2.0 14,829 3.5
1,950.00–1,999.90 31,977 2.4 15,772 1.7 16,205 3.8
2,000.00–2,049.90 28,306 2.1 13,022 1.4 15,284 3.6
2,050.00–2,099.90 26,598 2.0 11,599 1.3 14,999 3.5
2,100.00 or more 170,919 12.8 39,364 4.3 131,555 30.6
Average benefit (dollars) 1,420.82 1,295.13 1,687.08
Women 1,237,628 100.0 898,713 100.0 338,915 100.0
Less than 500.00 137,817 11.1 114,170 12.7 23,647 7.0
500.00–549.90 29,170 2.4 25,440 2.8 3,730 1.1
550.00–599.90 42,484 3.4 37,860 4.2 4,624 1.4
600.00–649.90 45,771 3.7 39,915 4.4 5,856 1.7
650.00–699.90 49,388 4.0 41,638 4.6 7,750 2.3
700.00–749.90 56,411 4.6 46,078 5.1 10,333 3.0
750.00–799.90 60,115 4.9 49,243 5.5 10,872 3.2
800.00–849.90 59,381 4.8 48,081 5.3 11,300 3.3
850.00–899.90 58,302 4.7 46,546 5.2 11,756 3.5
900.00–949.90 52,186 4.2 39,801 4.4 12,385 3.7
950.00–999.90 49,884 4.0 37,218 4.1 12,666 3.7
1,000.00–1,049.90 46,918 3.8 34,239 3.8 12,679 3.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 45,348 3.7 33,058 3.7 12,290 3.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 42,390 3.4 30,642 3.4 11,748 3.5
1,150.00–1,199.90 39,789 3.2 27,969 3.1 11,820 3.5
1,200.00–1,249.90 37,611 3.0 26,054 2.9 11,557 3.4
1,250.00–1,299.90 34,894 2.8 24,213 2.7 10,681 3.2
1,300.00–1,349.90 33,336 2.7 22,655 2.5 10,681 3.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 30,429 2.5 20,300 2.3 10,129 3.0
1,400.00–1,449.90 28,031 2.3 18,224 2.0 9,807 2.9
1,450.00–1,499.90 30,937 2.5 21,366 2.4 9,571 2.8
1,500.00–1,549.90 29,908 2.4 21,032 2.3 8,876 2.6
1,550.00–1,599.90 26,347 2.1 17,877 2.0 8,470 2.5
1,600.00–1,649.90 22,688 1.8 14,559 1.6 8,129 2.4
1,650.00–1,699.90 19,756 1.6 12,023 1.3 7,733 2.3
1,700.00–1,749.90 17,150 1.4 10,100 1.1 7,050 2.1
1,750.00–1,799.90 14,562 1.2 7,928 0.9 6,634 2.0
1,800.00–1,849.90 12,721 1.0 6,624 0.7 6,097 1.8
1,850.00–1,899.90 11,344 0.9 5,673 0.6 5,671 1.7
1,900.00–1,949.90 12,225 1.0 4,808 0.5 7,417 2.2
1,950.00–1,999.90 11,301 0.9 3,727 0.4 7,574 2.2
2,000.00–2,049.90 9,332 0.8 2,800 0.3 6,532 1.9
2,050.00–2,099.90 7,986 0.6 2,196 0.2 5,790 1.7
2,100.00 or more 31,716 2.6 4,656 0.5 27,060 8.0
Average benefit (dollars) 1,046.24 958.11 1,279.94
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before percentages are computed.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 6.B4 Number and percentage distribution with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and primary insurance amount, 2011
Sex and primary insurance amount (dollars) Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 2,577,647 100.0 1,809,016 100.0 768,631 100.0
Less than 500.00 205,575 8.0 154,334 8.5 51,241 6.7
500.00–549.90 30,515 1.2 22,929 1.3 7,586 1.0
550.00–599.90 32,367 1.3 23,439 1.3 8,928 1.2
600.00–649.90 33,540 1.3 22,555 1.2 10,985 1.4
650.00–699.90 38,677 1.5 23,955 1.3 14,722 1.9
700.00–749.90 74,580 2.9 55,104 3.0 19,476 2.5
750.00–799.90 74,984 2.9 55,555 3.1 19,429 2.5
800.00–849.90 73,960 2.9 54,453 3.0 19,507 2.5
850.00–899.90 72,389 2.8 52,487 2.9 19,902 2.6
900.00–949.90 71,275 2.8 51,253 2.8 20,022 2.6
950.00–999.90 70,695 2.7 50,735 2.8 19,960 2.6
1,000.00–1,049.90 69,915 2.7 49,857 2.8 20,058 2.6
1,050.00–1,099.90 69,108 2.7 49,019 2.7 20,089 2.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 68,424 2.7 48,899 2.7 19,525 2.5
1,150.00–1,199.90 67,475 2.6 47,852 2.6 19,623 2.6
1,200.00–1,249.90 66,964 2.6 47,555 2.6 19,409 2.5
1,250.00–1,299.90 65,838 2.6 46,585 2.6 19,253 2.5
1,300.00–1,349.90 64,921 2.5 46,069 2.5 18,852 2.5
1,350.00–1,399.90 63,735 2.5 45,172 2.5 18,563 2.4
1,400.00–1,449.90 62,704 2.4 44,571 2.5 18,133 2.4
1,450.00–1,499.90 61,985 2.4 43,788 2.4 18,197 2.4
1,500.00–1,549.90 59,883 2.3 42,565 2.4 17,318 2.3
1,550.00–1,599.90 58,598 2.3 41,649 2.3 16,949 2.2
1,600.00–1,649.90 57,762 2.2 40,453 2.2 17,309 2.3
1,650.00–1,699.90 56,712 2.2 39,580 2.2 17,132 2.2
1,700.00–1,749.90 54,191 2.1 38,126 2.1 16,065 2.1
1,750.00–1,799.90 52,580 2.0 36,879 2.0 15,701 2.0
1,800.00–1,849.90 50,811 2.0 35,439 2.0 15,372 2.0
1,850.00–1,899.90 49,030 1.9 33,955 1.9 15,075 2.0
1,900.00–1,949.90 61,289 2.4 38,414 2.1 22,875 3.0
1,950.00–1,999.90 84,887 3.3 61,026 3.4 23,861 3.1
2,000.00–2,049.90 81,239 3.2 59,205 3.3 22,034 2.9
2,050.00–2,099.90 73,843 2.9 53,309 2.9 20,534 2.7
2,100.00 or more 397,196 15.4 252,250 13.9 144,946 18.9
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,394.47 1,370.59 1,450.67
Men 1,340,019 100.0 910,303 100.0 429,716 100.0
Less than 500.00 75,449 5.6 54,817 6.0 20,632 4.8
500.00–549.90 10,281 0.8 7,548 0.8 2,733 0.6
550.00–599.90 10,618 0.8 7,642 0.8 2,976 0.7
600.00–649.90 10,642 0.8 7,167 0.8 3,475 0.8
650.00–699.90 11,956 0.9 7,443 0.8 4,513 1.1
700.00–749.90 22,253 1.7 16,014 1.8 6,239 1.5
750.00–799.90 22,753 1.7 16,397 1.8 6,356 1.5
800.00–849.90 22,743 1.7 16,181 1.8 6,562 1.5
850.00–899.90 22,859 1.7 15,904 1.7 6,955 1.6
900.00–949.90 22,902 1.7 15,824 1.7 7,078 1.6
950.00–999.90 23,096 1.7 15,804 1.7 7,292 1.7
1,000.00–1,049.90 23,754 1.8 16,243 1.8 7,511 1.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 24,426 1.8 16,580 1.8 7,846 1.8
1,100.00–1,149.90 25,067 1.9 17,079 1.9 7,988 1.9
1,150.00–1,199.90 25,526 1.9 17,493 1.9 8,033 1.9
1,200.00–1,249.90 26,686 2.0 18,182 2.0 8,504 2.0
1,250.00–1,299.90 27,494 2.1 18,927 2.1 8,567 2.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 28,132 2.1 19,537 2.1 8,595 2.0
1,350.00–1,399.90 29,251 2.2 20,302 2.2 8,949 2.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 30,149 2.2 21,060 2.3 9,089 2.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 31,406 2.3 21,834 2.4 9,572 2.2
1,500.00–1,549.90 31,737 2.4 22,328 2.5 9,409 2.2
1,550.00–1,599.90 31,960 2.4 22,405 2.5 9,555 2.2
1,600.00–1,649.90 32,983 2.5 22,678 2.5 10,305 2.4
1,650.00–1,699.90 33,329 2.5 22,820 2.5 10,509 2.4
1,700.00–1,749.90 32,793 2.4 22,643 2.5 10,150 2.4
1,750.00–1,799.90 32,761 2.4 22,573 2.5 10,188 2.4
1,800.00–1,849.90 32,483 2.4 22,192 2.4 10,291 2.4
1,850.00–1,899.90 32,360 2.4 22,053 2.4 10,307 2.4
1,900.00–1,949.90 41,536 3.1 25,833 2.8 15,703 3.7
1,950.00–1,999.90 58,912 4.4 42,040 4.6 16,872 3.9
2,000.00–2,049.90 58,591 4.4 42,590 4.7 16,001 3.7
2,050.00–2,099.90 55,095 4.1 39,726 4.4 15,369 3.6
2,100.00 or more 338,036 25.2 212,444 23.3 125,592 29.2
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,608.02 1,585.75 1,655.20
Women 1,237,628 100.0 898,713 100.0 338,915 100.0
Less than 500.00 130,126 10.5 99,517 11.1 30,609 9.0
500.00–549.90 20,234 1.6 15,381 1.7 4,853 1.4
550.00–599.90 21,749 1.8 15,797 1.8 5,952 1.8
600.00–649.90 22,898 1.9 15,388 1.7 7,510 2.2
650.00–699.90 26,721 2.2 16,512 1.8 10,209 3.0
700.00–749.90 52,327 4.2 39,090 4.3 13,237 3.9
750.00–799.90 52,231 4.2 39,158 4.4 13,073 3.9
800.00–849.90 51,217 4.1 38,272 4.3 12,945 3.8
850.00–899.90 49,530 4.0 36,583 4.1 12,947 3.8
900.00–949.90 48,373 3.9 35,429 3.9 12,944 3.8
950.00–999.90 47,599 3.8 34,931 3.9 12,668 3.7
1,000.00–1,049.90 46,161 3.7 33,614 3.7 12,547 3.7
1,050.00–1,099.90 44,682 3.6 32,439 3.6 12,243 3.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 43,357 3.5 31,820 3.5 11,537 3.4
1,150.00–1,199.90 41,949 3.4 30,359 3.4 11,590 3.4
1,200.00–1,249.90 40,278 3.3 29,373 3.3 10,905 3.2
1,250.00–1,299.90 38,344 3.1 27,658 3.1 10,686 3.2
1,300.00–1,349.90 36,789 3.0 26,532 3.0 10,257 3.0
1,350.00–1,399.90 34,484 2.8 24,870 2.8 9,614 2.8
1,400.00–1,449.90 32,555 2.6 23,511 2.6 9,044 2.7
1,450.00–1,499.90 30,579 2.5 21,954 2.4 8,625 2.5
1,500.00–1,549.90 28,146 2.3 20,237 2.3 7,909 2.3
1,550.00–1,599.90 26,638 2.2 19,244 2.1 7,394 2.2
1,600.00–1,649.90 24,779 2.0 17,775 2.0 7,004 2.1
1,650.00–1,699.90 23,383 1.9 16,760 1.9 6,623 2.0
1,700.00–1,749.90 21,398 1.7 15,483 1.7 5,915 1.7
1,750.00–1,799.90 19,819 1.6 14,306 1.6 5,513 1.6
1,800.00–1,849.90 18,328 1.5 13,247 1.5 5,081 1.5
1,850.00–1,899.90 16,670 1.3 11,902 1.3 4,768 1.4
1,900.00–1,949.90 19,753 1.6 12,581 1.4 7,172 2.1
1,950.00–1,999.90 25,975 2.1 18,986 2.1 6,989 2.1
2,000.00–2,049.90 22,648 1.8 16,615 1.8 6,033 1.8
2,050.00–2,099.90 18,748 1.5 13,583 1.5 5,165 1.5
2,100.00 or more 59,160 4.8 39,806 4.4 19,354 5.7
Average primary insurance amount (dollars) 1,163.25 1,152.66 1,191.34
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Primary insurance amounts awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before percentages are computed.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 6.B5 Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1940–2011
Year of award action a Number (thousands) Average age Percentage distribution by age b
Total, all ages 62 63 64 65 to FRA c FRA d FRA to 69 e 70–74 75 or older
Total Newly entitled f Disability conversions g
  Men
1940 117 68.1 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.1 17.1 . . . 58.8 16.5 7.6
1945 166 69.6 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.9 15.9 . . . 43.3 28.1 12.7
1950 444 68.7 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.9 21.9 . . . 47.3 21.0 9.8
1955 629 68.4 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.4 29.4 . . . 38.0 24.7 7.8
1960 630 66.8 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.1 42.3 5.8 36.6 13.2 2.1
1965 743 65.7 100.0 15.6 10.0 6.0 . . . 31.6 25.8 5.8 25.9 7.7 3.2
1970 814 64.4 100.0 19.0 12.8 8.5 . . . 48.7 39.6 9.1 9.3 1.3 0.4
1975 902 64.0 100.0 25.8 14.1 9.0 . . . 43.6 32.0 11.6 6.5 0.7 0.2
1980 942 63.9 100.0 30.1 13.1 8.5 . . . 42.4 31.8 10.6 5.2 0.6 0.1
1985 986 63.7 100.0 45.5 8.2 11.6 . . . 31.2 18.2 13.1 2.9 0.5 0.2
1986 1,011 63.7 100.0 47.0 8.2 11.8 . . . 29.2 17.2 12.0 3.1 0.6 0.1
1987 970 63.6 100.0 47.6 8.1 11.4 . . . 28.8 16.8 12.0 3.4 0.6 0.1
1988 944 63.7 100.0 48.2 8.1 9.9 . . . 28.6 16.6 12.0 4.1 0.9 0.2
1989 983 63.7 100.0 48.0 7.1 9.3 . . . 30.1 17.5 12.6 4.6 0.7 0.2
1990 964 63.7 100.0 47.2 7.6 11.3 . . . 27.6 16.4 11.1 5.1 1.0 0.2
1991 996 63.7 100.0 46.8 8.1 10.9 . . . 27.9 17.2 10.7 5.1 0.9 0.2
1992 989 63.7 100.0 48.2 7.3 11.4 . . . 27.2 16.6 10.6 5.0 0.8 0.1
1993 980 63.7 100.0 48.7 8.0 11.0 . . . 26.7 16.1 10.5 4.5 0.9 0.2
1994 923 63.6 100.0 49.0 7.4 11.4 . . . 27.1 15.7 11.5 4.0 1.0 0.1
1995 916 63.7 100.0 49.3 7.3 10.5 . . . 27.5 15.8 11.8 4.0 1.1 0.3
1996 895 63.6 100.0 49.9 7.1 9.7 . . . 27.6 14.9 12.6 4.5 1.1 0.1
1997 h 904 63.7 100.0 50.5 6.6 9.7 . . . 26.9 14.9 12.0 4.7 1.3 0.2
1998 909 63.8 100.0 49.6 7.1 9.9 . . . 27.3 14.7 12.6 4.6 1.3 0.2
1999 940 63.7 100.0 49.3 7.3 9.8 . . . 27.4 14.8 12.6 4.7 1.3 0.2
2000 1,115 64.1 100.0 41.6 6.1 9.4 . . . 31.7 20.3 11.4 9.9 1.1 0.2
2001 992 63.7 100.0 46.8 6.7 12.1 . . . 30.8 18.1 12.7 2.8 0.7 0.2
2002 1,001 63.7 100.0 46.4 7.1 13.8 . . . 29.7 17.1 12.6 2.1 0.7 0.2
2003 969 63.6 100.0 49.5 6.9 13.2 3.7 23.3 11.7 11.6 2.7 0.5 0.1
2004 1,010 63.6 100.0 50.3 7.1 11.1 5.2 22.9 11.6 11.3 2.7 0.5 0.1
2005 1,061 63.6 100.0 50.2 7.2 9.6 7.2 22.4 11.2 11.2 2.7 0.5 0.2
2006 1,057 63.8 100.0 45.6 7.7 9.2 9.7 23.9 11.8 12.1 3.1 0.7 0.2
2007 1,075 64.0 100.0 42.4 7.4 9.3 12.1 24.6 12.0 12.1 3.2 0.7 0.2
2008 1,200 64.0 100.0 42.5 7.0 8.4 13.4 24.7 12.4 12.3 3.2 0.6 0.2
2009 1,452 64.0 100.0 44.3 7.2 7.4 11.7 25.3 12.7 12.6 3.4 0.6 0.1
2010 1,387 64.1 100.0 42.6 8.3 6.9 10.6 26.6 13.5 13.0 4.1 0.7 0.2
2011 1,340 64.0 100.0 41.4 7.2 7.5 10.3 27.8 14.3 13.5 4.7 0.9 0.2
  Women
1940 15 67.4 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.8 20.8 . . . 62.3 12.5 4.3
1945 20 68.5 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.0 24.0 . . . 45.0 23.6 7.3
1950 123 68.0 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.3 22.3 . . . 53.6 19.6 4.4
1955 281 67.8 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.6 36.6 . . . 38.7 18.1 6.6
1960 351 65.2 100.0 27.1 13.3 8.1 . . . 18.4 17.4 1.0 22.2 8.2 2.7
1965 440 65.3 100.0 32.6 12.1 6.0 . . . 19.9 16.9 3.0 17.4 6.7 5.4
1970 524 63.9 100.0 35.8 14.3 7.2 . . . 31.3 25.7 5.5 9.2 1.7 0.6
1975 603 63.7 100.0 41.6 13.7 7.0 . . . 29.3 22.0 7.3 6.8 1.2 0.4
1980 671 63.5 100.0 45.9 11.5 6.5 . . . 29.9 22.1 7.7 5.0 0.9 0.2
1985 697 63.4 100.0 57.9 7.4 9.8 . . . 21.3 12.2 9.1 2.6 0.8 0.2
1986 713 63.4 100.0 57.5 7.0 10.4 . . . 21.6 12.6 8.9 2.5 0.9 0.2
1987 681 63.3 100.0 58.9 7.2 9.6 . . . 20.8 11.8 9.0 2.6 0.7 0.2
1988 667 63.3 100.0 59.4 6.9 7.9 . . . 21.8 12.8 9.0 3.1 0.7 0.2
1989 674 63.4 100.0 57.9 6.5 9.4 . . . 21.6 12.8 8.8 3.3 1.0 0.3
1990 679 63.5 100.0 55.9 7.2 9.8 . . . 21.5 12.7 8.9 4.1 1.0 0.5
1991 685 63.5 100.0 56.1 7.1 9.5 . . . 22.3 13.9 8.4 3.8 0.9 0.3
1992 708 63.5 100.0 56.7 6.9 9.8 . . . 21.5 12.5 9.0 3.7 1.1 0.3
1993 704 63.5 100.0 56.0 6.8 10.2 . . . 22.4 13.6 8.8 3.1 1.1 0.3
1994 690 63.4 100.0 57.6 6.7 10.2 . . . 21.0 11.8 9.1 3.3 1.0 0.3
1995 684 63.5 100.0 55.4 6.6 10.1 . . . 22.6 12.8 9.7 3.5 1.4 0.4
1996 684 63.4 100.0 57.4 5.9 9.4 . . . 22.7 12.5 10.2 3.4 1.0 0.3
1997 h 809 65.4 100.0 48.2 5.5 7.5 . . . 19.5 10.5 8.9 4.4 6.4 8.5
1998 733 64.0 100.0 53.1 7.0 8.9 . . . 22.0 12.4 9.6 4.1 2.4 2.5
1999 737 63.6 100.0 55.1 6.8 9.2 . . . 22.6 12.5 10.1 3.8 1.8 0.7
2000 854 63.8 100.0 52.2 5.9 9.3 . . . 23.6 13.9 9.7 6.5 2.2 0.4
2001 795 63.7 100.0 51.3 7.1 11.5 . . . 23.7 12.8 10.9 3.1 2.6 0.6
2002 811 63.6 100.0 52.9 6.6 12.2 . . . 23.9 12.7 11.2 2.3 1.8 0.3
2003 822 63.6 100.0 54.3 6.4 12.2 3.1 18.0 7.8 10.2 3.7 1.9 0.4
2004 874 63.6 100.0 55.0 6.7 10.6 4.5 17.6 7.5 10.1 3.8 1.6 0.3
2005 939 63.6 100.0 54.3 6.9 9.5 6.2 17.1 7.4 9.7 3.8 1.8 0.3
2006 942 63.8 100.0 50.2 7.5 9.4 8.4 18.2 7.7 10.5 4.0 2.0 0.4
2007 961 63.9 100.0 47.6 7.3 10.0 10.6 18.9 7.8 11.1 3.7 1.6 0.2
2008 1,079 63.9 100.0 48.3 6.9 9.0 11.6 18.9 7.7 11.2 3.2 1.5 0.7
2009 1,288 63.9 100.0 49.8 6.5 7.2 10.2 20.5 8.6 11.9 3.9 1.5 0.5
2010 1,248 63.9 100.0 47.9 8.1 7.0 9.8 21.6 9.3 12.2 3.8 1.6 0.2
2011 1,238 63.8 100.0 46.5 7.3 8.0 9.8 22.1 9.7 12.4 4.2 1.8 0.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1985–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Percentage distributions for 2003–2009 differ slightly from those in prior editions of this table because of changes in the methodology of calculating age (see footnote b) and in the presentation of legislated FRA (see footnotes c–g).
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age.
a. Reflects the date the award action was posted on the Master Beneficiary Record. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award. For data by year of entitlement, see table 6.B5.1.
b. Age on birthday in year of award for 1940–1980. Age in month of award for 1985–2002. Age in month of entitlement for 2003 and later. (In previous editions of this table, the transition from age in month of award to age in month of entitlement did not take effect until 2006.)
c. Workers entitled in the period between attainment of age 65 and the month prior to attaining FRA.
d. FRA is 65 for workers attaining age 65 before 2003, and increases by 2 months per year for workers attaining age 65 in a year after 2002, until it becomes 66 for workers attaining age 65 between 2008 and 2019.
e. For 1940–2002, includes workers entitled in the period between attainment of age 66 and the month prior to attaining age 70. Beginning with 2003, includes workers entitled in the period between the month after attaining FRA and the month prior to attaining age 70.
f. For 1940–2002, includes workers entitled in the period between attainment of age 65 and the month prior to attaining age 66. Beginning with 2003, includes workers entitled only in the month they attain FRA.
g. Disabled worker benefit automatically converts to a retired worker benefit in the month the worker attains FRA.
h. In response to a March 1997 audit by the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General, notifications of eligibility for higher benefits were mailed to approximately 200,000 surviving spouses, resulting in higher numbers for 1997. SSA subsequently initiated the Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits/Retirement Insurance Benefits (WIB/RIB) outreach program to identify and notify surviving spouses who are eligible for higher retirement benefits at FRA and age 70.
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Table 6.B5.1 Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age at entitlement, 1998–2011
Year of entitlement Number (thousands) Average age Percentage distribution by age at month of entitlement
Total, all ages 62 63 64 65 a 66 a Disability conversions b 67–69 70 or older
Before FRA At FRA After FRA At FRA After FRA
  Men
1998 902 63.4 100.0 50.8 6.7 10.6 . . . 12.1 2.5 . . . 1.4 12.7 2.1 1.1
1999 964 63.5 100.0 49.0 6.8 10.8 . . . 12.3 3.2 . . . 1.8 12.3 2.7 1.2
2000 1,092 63.7 100.0 44.8 6.1 9.7 . . . 15.4 4.5 . . . 2.8 11.6 4.2 0.8
2001 977 63.4 100.0 48.3 6.6 12.3 . . . 16.2 1.3 . . . 0.7 12.9 1.1 0.7
2002 998 63.4 100.0 47.7 6.8 13.6 . . . 15.8 1.2 . . . 0.6 12.6 0.9 0.6
2003 973 63.3 100.0 49.6 6.9 13.1 3.8 11.7 1.2 . . . 0.6 11.6 0.9 0.6
2004 1,012 63.3 100.0 50.3 7.2 11.1 5.3 11.5 1.1 . . . 0.7 11.3 0.9 0.7
2005 1,058 63.4 100.0 49.6 7.1 9.5 7.3 11.2 1.0 . . . 0.9 11.2 1.2 1.0
2006 1,042 63.5 100.0 45.7 7.8 9.3 9.9 11.4 0.8 . . . 1.0 12.3 1.1 0.8
2007 1,069 63.6 100.0 42.6 7.5 9.4 12.2 12.1 0.6 . . . 1.4 12.2 1.3 0.8
2008 1,191 63.6 100.0 42.6 7.1 8.4 13.5 12.0 0.3 . . . 1.7 12.4 1.3 0.7
2009 1,454 63.8 100.0 44.0 7.2 7.3 11.7 . . . . . . 13.0 1.9 12.6 1.5 0.7
2010 1,383 63.9 100.0 42.6 8.3 6.9 10.6 . . . . . . 13.5 2.2 13.1 2.0 0.9
2011 1,283 63.9 100.0 42.4 7.2 7.5 10.5 . . . . . . 14.1 1.7 14.1 1.7 0.8
  Women
1998 727 63.5 100.0 55.9 6.0 9.6 . . . 9.7 1.9 . . . 1.2 9.7 2.6 3.4
1999 755 63.3 100.0 55.4 6.2 10.0 . . . 10.3 2.2 . . . 1.4 9.9 2.5 2.1
2000 837 63.5 100.0 52.7 6.0 9.5 . . . 11.5 3.1 . . . 1.8 9.9 3.3 2.1
2001 785 63.3 100.0 54.6 6.1 11.4 . . . 11.4 1.1 . . . 0.7 11.0 1.8 1.8
2002 817 63.4 100.0 53.3 6.2 12.5 . . . 11.2 1.2 . . . 0.6 11.1 1.6 2.2
2003 823 63.3 100.0 54.5 6.5 12.3 3.2 7.8 1.1 . . . 0.7 10.2 1.8 2.0
2004 879 63.3 100.0 54.9 6.7 10.6 4.5 7.5 1.0 . . . 0.8 10.0 2.0 1.9
2005 939 63.4 100.0 54.1 6.8 9.5 6.2 7.5 0.8 . . . 0.9 9.7 2.1 2.3
2006 938 63.5 100.0 50.4 7.6 9.5 8.5 7.6 0.7 . . . 1.0 10.5 2.2 2.0
2007 964 63.6 100.0 47.5 7.3 10.0 10.6 7.6 0.5 . . . 1.2 11.1 2.0 2.2
2008 1,077 63.6 100.0 48.0 6.8 8.8 11.6 7.4 0.2 . . . 1.6 11.2 1.9 2.4
2009 1,279 63.7 100.0 49.9 6.5 7.2 10.2 . . . . . . 8.9 1.6 12.0 2.0 1.6
2010 1,245 63.7 100.0 47.9 8.1 7.0 9.8 . . . . . . 9.3 1.7 12.3 2.1 1.8
2011 1,190 63.7 100.0 47.6 7.3 8.0 10.0 . . . . . . 9.6 1.4 12.8 1.8 1.6
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The data in this table differ from those in table 6.B5 because awards are summarized here by the year in which entitlement began rather than by the year the award action was posted on the Master Beneficiary Record. The year of entitlement often precedes the year of action because of retroactive entitlements, delayed award actions, and other reasons. Because entitlements can be awarded retroactively, data for current and prior years are subject to revision with each annual update of this table.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age.
a. FRA is 65 for workers attaining age 65 before 2003, and increases by 2 months per year for workers attaining age 65 in a year after 2002, until it becomes 66 for workers attaining age 65 between 2008 and 2019.
b. Disabled worker benefit automatically converts to a retired worker benefit in the month the worker attains FRA.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.