Monthly Statistical Snapshot, April 2019

(released May 2019)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, April 2019 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 68,452 60,329 5,414 2,709
Aged 65 or older 48,546 46,276 997 1,273
Disabled, under age 65 a 13,586 7,733 4,417 1,437
Other b 6,320 6,320 . . . . . .
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record and Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this table. SSI counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or both.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes children receiving SSI based on their own disability.
b. Social Security beneficiaries who are neither aged nor disabled (for example, early retirees, young survivors).
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For detailed annual and time series program data, see our Annual Statistical Supplement.

Table 2. Social Security benefits, April 2019
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 63,449 100.0 85,536 1,348.12
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 53,320 84.0 74,419 1,395.71
Retirement benefits 47,352 74.6 67,300 1,421.26
Retired workers 44,240 69.7 64,962 1,468.39
Spouses of retired workers 2,402 3.8 1,841 766.58
Children of retired workers 710 1.1 497 699.89
Survivor benefits 5,967 9.4 7,119 1,192.90
Children of deceased workers 1,951 3.1 1,732 887.86
Widowed mothers and fathers 117 0.2 118 1,003.67
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,646 5.7 5,079 1,392.99
Disabled widow(er)s 252 0.4 188 747.18
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,239.78
Disability Insurance 10,129 16.0 11,118 1,097.62
Disabled workers 8,498 13.4 10,496 1,235.15
Spouses of disabled workers 117 0.2 41 351.33
Children of disabled workers 1,514 2.4 580 383.36
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly OASDI information, visit the Actuary's website for Beneficiary Data.

Table 3. Supplemental Security Income recipients, April 2019
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,123 100.0 4,925 567.45
Under 18 1,148 14.1 825 677.92
18–64 4,705 57.9 3,053 592.89
65 or older 2,270 27.9 1,047 459.14
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly SSI information, see SSI Monthly Statistics.