Monthly Statistical Snapshot, April 2022

(released May 2022)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, April 2022 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 70,228 62,603 5,088 2,537
Aged 65 or older 52,032 49,740 993 1,298
Disabled, under age 65 a 12,383 7,049 4,094 1,239
Other b 5,814 5,814 . . . . . .
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 2022
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 65,544 100.0 100,816 1,538.14
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 56,376 86.0 89,576 1,588.89
Retirement benefits 50,474 77.0 81,751 1,619.67
Retired workers 47,666 72.7 79,436 1,666.49
Spouses of retired workers 2,113 3.2 1,769 837.34
Children of retired workers 694 1.1 546 786.37
Survivor benefits 5,903 9.0 7,825 1,325.65
Children of deceased workers 2,030 3.1 1,996 983.22
Widowed mothers and fathers 111 0.2 125 1,121.03
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,540 5.4 5,523 1,559.91
Disabled widow(er)s 220 0.3 180 818.49
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,393.13
Disability Insurance 9,168 14.0 11,240 1,226.03
Disabled workers 7,839 12.0 10,672 1,361.40
Spouses of disabled workers 96 0.1 36 377.02
Children of disabled workers 1,233 1.9 532 431.25
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 2022
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 7,625 100.0 4,944 625.39
Under 18 1,027 13.5 786 739.18
18–64 4,307 56.5 2,980 659.02
65 or older 2,292 30.1 1,178 511.38
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.