Monthly Statistical Snapshot, June 2017

(released July 2017)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, June 2017 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 66,566 58,332 5,497 2,737
Aged 65 or older 46,025 43,817 978 1,230
Disabled, under age 65 a 13,957 7,932 4,519 1,506
Other b 6,583 6,583 . . . . . .
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, June 2017
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 61,481 100.0 77,145 1,254.78
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 50,963 82.9 66,260 1,300.15
Retirement benefits 44,952 73.1 59,491 1,323.44
Retired workers 41,908 68.2 57,358 1,368.67
Spouses of retired workers 2,368 3.9 1,687 712.43
Children of retired workers 676 1.1 446 659.48
Survivor benefits 6,012 9.8 6,770 1,126.04
Children of deceased workers 1,901 3.1 1,598 840.28
Widowed mothers and fathers 130 0.2 123 946.47
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,720 6.1 4,862 1,306.97
Disabled widow(er)s 259 0.4 186 715.64
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,156.91
Disability Insurance 10,517 17.1 10,885 1,034.93
Disabled workers 8,755 14.2 10,260 1,171.80
Spouses of disabled workers 132 0.2 43 325.30
Children of disabled workers 1,630 2.7 582 357.21
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, June 2017
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,234 100.0 4,715 543.27
Under 18 1,197 14.5 815 651.16
18–64 4,829 58.6 2,928 564.47
65 or older 2,209 26.8 972 438.90
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.