Short-Range Actuarial Projections of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program, 2001
Actuarial Study No. 115
Chris Motsiopoulos and Tim Zayatz, A.S.A.
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III. BENEFIT PAYMENTS

B. NUMBER OF OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS INSURANCE (OASI) BENEFICIARIES

Table III.B9—Awards to Insured Aged Widows and Widowers
(By age and gender, calendar years 1975-2010)
[In thousands]
Year
  60-61
  62-64
  65-69
  70 or
older
  Total
Male
1975
0.1
0.2
1980
4.9
1.1
0.1
6.1
1985
3.9
5.8
1.5
.1
11.4
1990
4.4
5.6
1.5
.1
11.6
1991
3.8
1.8
.2
.1
6.0
1992
4.2
1.8
.2
.1
6.3
1993
4.5
1.8
.2
.1
6.6
1994
4.3
1.7
.2
.1
6.3
1995
4.4
1.6
.2
.1
6.2
1996
4.3
1.5
.2
.1
6.1
1997
4.2
1.6
.2
.1
6.1
1998
4.2
1.6
.2
.1
6.2
1999
4.3
1.7
.3
.1
6.4
2000
4.2
1.7
.3
.1
6.4
2001
4.6
1.7
.1
.1
6.5
2002
5.0
1.7
.2
.1
7.0
2003
5.4
1.8
.2
7.4
2004
5.4
1.9
.2
7.5
2005
5.3
2.0
.2
7.6
2006
5.9
2.0
.2
8.3
2007
6.8
2.0
.3
9.1
2008
6.9
2.2
.3
9.4
2009
6.9
2.4
.3
9.7
2010
7.1
2.6
.3
10.0
Female
1975
64.0
45.7
15.6
6.8
132.1
1980
69.7
48.8
28.8
8.0
155.2
1985
75.9
52.2
33.5
8.8
170.3
1990
65.3
47.8
28.7
7.9
149.7
1991
64.3
39.5
9.5
3.6
116.9
1992
62.8
39.8
9.5
3.6
115.7
1993
63.7
39.7
9.2
3.8
116.4
1994
62.9
37.7
9.0
3.8
113.4
1995
61.6
34.8
8.6
3.7
108.6
1996
61.4
34.0
8.6
3.7
107.7
1997
61.1
34.0
8.6
3.8
107.5
1998
61.5
33.9
8.6
3.8
107.8
1999
60.1
34.4
9.2
4.2
107.9
2000
59.5
34.4
10.7
4.7
109.2
2001
60.5
35.2
6.2
4.1
106.0
2002
62.5
35.9
6.5
3.8
108.7
2003
62.7
37.1
6.6
3.3
109.8
2004
61.2
39.7
7.2
2.9
111.0
2005
59.1
42.2
7.7
2.8
111.8
2006
64.8
43.2
8.4
2.5
118.9
2007
74.0
43.8
9.4
2.5
129.7
2008
75.3
47.6
10.6
2.5
136.0
2009
76.4
53.3
11.5
2.6
143.8
2010
78.5
56.5
11.6
2.7
149.2
Total
1975
64.0
45.8
15.6
6.8
132.2
1980
69.7
53.7
29.9
8.1
161.3
1985
79.9
58.0
35.0
8.9
181.7
1990
69.7
53.4
30.1
8.0
161.2
1991
68.2
41.3
9.7
3.7
122.9
1992
67.0
41.6
9.7
3.7
122.0
1993
68.2
41.5
9.4
3.8
122.9
1994
67.3
39.4
9.2
3.8
119.7
1995
65.9
36.3
8.8
3.8
114.8
1996
65.7
35.6
8.8
3.7
113.8
1997
65.3
35.6
8.9
3.8
113.6
1998
65.8
35.5
8.9
3.8
114.0
1999
64.5
36.1
9.4
4.2
114.3
2000
63.7
36.1
11.0
4.8
115.6
2001
65.1
36.9
6.4
4.1
112.5
2002
67.5
37.6
6.7
3.8
115.6
2003
68.1
38.9
6.8
3.4
117.2
2004
66.5
41.6
7.4
3.0
118.5
2005
64.4
44.2
7.9
2.8
119.4
2006
70.7
45.3
8.6
2.6
127.2
2007
80.8
45.8
9.7
2.5
138.8
2008
82.2
49.8
10.9
2.6
145.5
2009
83.3
55.7
11.8
2.6
153.5
2010
85.6
59.0
11.9
2.7
159.2

1 Fewer than 50.

Sources:

Historical figures from SSA administrative records.

Future figures computed by applying award rate to number of eligible nonretired workers (with adjustments at certain ages to account for discrepancies in underlying data).

Note: Future estimates based on 2001 Trustees Report intermediate set of assumptions.


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