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Monthly Statistical Snapshot, September 2019

(released October 2019)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, September 2019 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 68,785 60,684 5,401 2,699
Aged 65 or older 49,193 46,906 1,003 1,285
Disabled, under age 65 a 13,497 7,684 4,399 1,415
Other b 6,095 6,095 . . . . . .
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, September 2019
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 63,793 100.0 86,507 1,356.05
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 53,813 84.4 75,491 1,402.83
Retirement benefits 47,915 75.1 68,421 1,427.97
Retired workers 44,801 70.2 66,071 1,474.77
Spouses of retired workers 2,422 3.8 1,866 770.40
Children of retired workers 691 1.1 484 699.44
Survivor benefits 5,898 9.2 7,070 1,198.62
Children of deceased workers 1,893 3.0 1,677 885.76
Widowed mothers and fathers 116 0.2 118 1,019.81
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,640 5.7 5,088 1,397.76
Disabled widow(er)s 249 0.4 186 747.84
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,248.49
Disability Insurance 9,980 15.6 11,016 1,103.77
Disabled workers 8,433 13.2 10,427 1,236.50
Spouses of disabled workers 115 0.2 41 355.51
Children of disabled workers 1,433 2.2 548 382.38
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, September 2019
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,101 100.0 4,873 566.71
Under 18 1,138 14.0 811 673.63
18–64 4,676 57.7 3,008 593.49
65 or older 2,287 28.2 1,055 459.13
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.