Number of Beneficiaries by Age
Number of Social Security Beneficiaries
Monthly benefits are payable from the
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance
(OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI)
Trust Funds. Growth in the number of beneficiaries over time
may be seen in a graph
for broad classes of beneficiaries.
Using the form below, you can see the number of currently paid beneficiaries by age.
Just select the type of beneficiary and click on "Go."
Privacy consideration—if there are only 1 or 2 beneficiaries
in a given table cell, we show a value of 0 for the number of beneficiaries and
show no benefit amount.
Note that the average benefit amounts provided by the forms below represent
the amounts due to beneficiaries in current payment status for the month(s)
included in the table. These amounts exclude any adjustments to benefits for
retroactive payments and certain payment withholding that may be attributable
to eligibility in prior months. Therefore, these data do not represent total
benefits paid from the trust funds. Total benefit payment data including these
effects are available
Social Security beneficiaries aged 62 and over, end of December 2016Note: Excludes adults who became disabled as children.
(number in thousands)
||18,768 ||8,574 ||45.7 ||10,194 ||54.3|
||24,963 ||11,374 ||45.6 ||13,589 ||54.4|
|85 & over
||5,711 ||1,994 ||34.9 ||3,717 ||65.1|
|Total, age 62 & over
||49,442 ||21,942 ||44.4 ||27,500 ||55.6|
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.