Monthly Statistical Snapshot, April 2018

(released May 2018)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, April 2018 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 67,422 59,205 5,479 2,737
Aged 65 or older 47,117 44,873 987 1,256
Disabled, under age 65 a 13,818 7,845 4,492 1,481
Other b 6,487 6,487 . . . . . .
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 2018
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 62,355 100.0 80,690 1,294.05
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 51,994 83.4 69,705 1,340.62
Retirement benefits 45,990 73.8 62,782 1,365.11
Retired workers 42,921 68.8 60,564 1,411.07
Spouses of retired workers 2,374 3.8 1,746 735.55
Children of retired workers 695 1.1 471 677.52
Survivor benefits 6,004 9.6 6,923 1,153.04
Children of deceased workers 1,945 3.1 1,675 861.18
Widowed mothers and fathers 123 0.2 119 967.57
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,678 5.9 4,941 1,343.26
Disabled widow(er)s 258 0.4 188 728.42
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,190.26
Disability Insurance 10,361 16.6 10,986 1,060.34
Disabled workers 8,646 13.9 10,357 1,197.95
Spouses of disabled workers 124 0.2 42 335.78
Children of disabled workers 1,591 2.6 587 369.01
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 2018
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,216 100.0 4,839 552.79
Under 18 1,182 14.4 826 660.38
18–64 4,791 58.3 3,007 576.19
65 or older 2,243 27.3 1,006 446.42
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.