Monthly Statistical Snapshot, March 2020

(released April 2020)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, March 2020 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 69,488 61,413 5,389 2,686
Aged 65 or older 49,958 47,656 1,010 1,292
Disabled, under age 65 a 13,386 7,613 4,379 1,394
Other b 6,144 6,144 . . . . . .
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, March 2020
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 64,508 100.0 89,490 1,387.26
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 54,607 84.7 78,379 1,435.32
Retirement benefits 48,682 75.5 71,152 1,461.56
Retired workers 45,542 70.6 68,732 1,509.22
Spouses of retired workers 2,422 3.8 1,905 786.80
Children of retired workers 719 1.1 514 715.40
Survivor benefits 5,925 9.2 7,227 1,219.73
Children of deceased workers 1,951 3.0 1,765 904.62
Widowed mothers and fathers 112 0.2 114 1,023.77
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,616 5.6 5,160 1,426.89
Disabled widow(er)s 245 0.4 186 760.06
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,277.27
Disability Insurance 9,901 15.3 11,111 1,122.20
Disabled workers 8,345 12.9 10,504 1,258.67
Spouses of disabled workers 112 0.2 40 360.67
Children of disabled workers 1,444 2.2 567 392.44
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, March 2020
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,075 100.0 4,947 574.72
Under 18 1,132 14.0 814 676.58
18–64 4,641 57.5 3,053 603.69
65 or older 2,302 28.5 1,079 466.45
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.