Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Withheld

Table 6.E1 Number and percentage distribution of retired workers with benefits withheld, with and without reduction for early retirement, by sex and monthly benefit, December 2012
Sex and monthly benefit (dollars) Total With reduction for early retirement Without reduction for early retirement
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All retired workers 232,734 100.0 172,392 100.0 60,342 100.0
Less than 350.00 53,137 22.8 38,829 22.5 14,308 23.7
350.00–399.90 3,924 1.7 3,057 1.8 867 1.4
400.00–449.90 6,199 2.7 2,823 1.6 3,376 5.6
450.00–499.90 3,971 1.7 2,643 1.5 1,328 2.2
500.00–549.90 4,728 2.0 3,311 1.9 1,417 2.3
550.00–599.90 6,008 2.6 4,602 2.7 1,406 2.3
600.00–649.90 6,889 3.0 4,897 2.8 1,992 3.3
650.00–699.90 6,937 3.0 5,136 3.0 1,801 3.0
700.00–749.90 7,277 3.1 5,300 3.1 1,977 3.3
750.00–799.90 7,106 3.1 5,378 3.1 1,728 2.9
800.00–849.90 7,325 3.1 5,639 3.3 1,686 2.8
850.00–899.90 7,067 3.0 5,478 3.2 1,589 2.6
900.00–949.90 6,730 2.9 5,355 3.1 1,375 2.3
950.00–999.90 6,215 2.7 4,871 2.8 1,344 2.2
1,000.00–1,049.90 6,165 2.6 4,883 2.8 1,282 2.1
1,050.00–1,099.90 5,867 2.5 4,682 2.7 1,185 2.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 5,672 2.4 4,570 2.7 1,102 1.8
1,150.00–1,199.90 5,446 2.3 4,385 2.5 1,061 1.8
1,200.00–1,249.90 4,997 2.1 4,065 2.4 932 1.5
1,250.00–1,299.90 4,649 2.0 3,840 2.2 809 1.3
1,300.00–1,349.90 4,431 1.9 3,662 2.1 769 1.3
1,350.00–1,399.90 4,089 1.8 3,429 2.0 660 1.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 3,768 1.6 3,132 1.8 636 1.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 3,787 1.6 3,205 1.9 582 1.0
1,500.00 or more 50,350 21.6 35,220 20.4 15,130 25.1
Men 138,223 100.0 97,234 100.0 40,989 100.0
Less than 350.00 22,867 16.5 16,810 17.3 6,057 14.8
350.00–399.90 2,372 1.7 1,847 1.9 525 1.3
400.00–449.90 4,132 3.0 1,678 1.7 2,454 6.0
450.00–499.90 2,492 1.8 1,573 1.6 919 2.2
500.00–549.90 2,950 2.1 1,907 2.0 1,043 2.5
550.00–599.90 3,554 2.6 2,538 2.6 1,016 2.5
600.00–649.90 3,993 2.9 2,590 2.7 1,403 3.4
650.00–699.90 3,811 2.8 2,546 2.6 1,265 3.1
700.00–749.90 3,954 2.9 2,547 2.6 1,407 3.4
750.00–799.90 3,603 2.6 2,405 2.5 1,198 2.9
800.00–849.90 3,570 2.6 2,404 2.5 1,166 2.8
850.00–899.90 3,474 2.5 2,350 2.4 1,124 2.7
900.00–949.90 3,185 2.3 2,258 2.3 927 2.3
950.00–999.90 3,284 2.4 2,323 2.4 961 2.3
1,000.00–1,049.90 3,299 2.4 2,395 2.5 904 2.2
1,050.00–1,099.90 3,221 2.3 2,417 2.5 804 2.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 3,188 2.3 2,410 2.5 778 1.9
1,150.00–1,199.90 3,226 2.3 2,489 2.6 737 1.8
1,200.00–1,249.90 3,086 2.2 2,441 2.5 645 1.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 2,939 2.1 2,348 2.4 591 1.4
1,300.00–1,349.90 2,899 2.1 2,361 2.4 538 1.3
1,350.00–1,399.90 2,685 1.9 2,229 2.3 456 1.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 2,506 1.8 2,057 2.1 449 1.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 2,578 1.9 2,173 2.2 405 1.0
1,500.00 or more 41,355 29.9 28,138 28.9 13,217 32.2
Women 94,511 100.0 75,158 100.0 19,353 100.0
Less than 350.00 30,270 32.0 22,019 29.3 8,251 42.6
350.00–399.90 1,552 1.6 1,210 1.6 342 1.8
400.00–449.90 2,067 2.2 1,145 1.5 922 4.8
450.00–499.90 1,479 1.6 1,070 1.4 409 2.1
500.00–549.90 1,778 1.9 1,404 1.9 374 1.9
550.00–599.90 2,454 2.6 2,064 2.7 390 2.0
600.00–649.90 2,896 3.1 2,307 3.1 589 3.0
650.00–699.90 3,126 3.3 2,590 3.4 536 2.8
700.00–749.90 3,323 3.5 2,753 3.7 570 2.9
750.00–799.90 3,503 3.7 2,973 4.0 530 2.7
800.00–849.90 3,755 4.0 3,235 4.3 520 2.7
850.00–899.90 3,593 3.8 3,128 4.2 465 2.4
900.00–949.90 3,545 3.8 3,097 4.1 448 2.3
950.00–999.90 2,931 3.1 2,548 3.4 383 2.0
1,000.00–1,049.90 2,866 3.0 2,488 3.3 378 2.0
1,050.00–1,099.90 2,646 2.8 2,265 3.0 381 2.0
1,100.00–1,149.90 2,484 2.6 2,160 2.9 324 1.7
1,150.00–1,199.90 2,220 2.3 1,896 2.5 324 1.7
1,200.00–1,249.90 1,911 2.0 1,624 2.2 287 1.5
1,250.00–1,299.90 1,710 1.8 1,492 2.0 218 1.1
1,300.00–1,349.90 1,532 1.6 1,301 1.7 231 1.2
1,350.00–1,399.90 1,404 1.5 1,200 1.6 204 1.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 1,262 1.3 1,075 1.4 187 1.0
1,450.00–1,499.90 1,209 1.3 1,032 1.4 177 0.9
1,500.00 or more 8,995 9.5 7,082 9.4 1,913 9.9
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 6.E4 Number of beneficiaries with benefits withheld, by reason for withholding payment and type of benefit, December 2012
Reason payment withheld Total, all beneficiaries Retired workers Disabled workers Wives and husbands Children Widowed mothers and fathers Widow(er)s Parents
Subtotal Wives Husbands
Subtotal Men Women Without children a With children b
Total 2,395,052 232,734 138,223 94,511 130,056 382,880 264,017 38,095 80,768 727,910 44,873 875,982 617
Earnings of—  
Retired workers 73,833 69,353 38,997 30,356 . . . 2,863 2,524 183 156 1,617 . . . . . . . . .
Disabled beneficiaries (substantial gainful activity) 44,333 . . . . . . . . . 30,979 640 65 552 23 12,618 . . . 96 . . .
Other beneficiaries 57,601 . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,370 834 18,503 2,033 62 23,613 12,556 . . .
Entitled child not in care of beneficiary 23,741 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,633 . . . 9,973 660 . . . 13,108 . . . . . .
Payee not determined 9,793 715 357 358 1,644 41 40 . . . 1 7,029 3 360 1
Recoupment of overpayment for reasons other than earnings 37,773 12,364 6,643 5,721 6,407 2,111 1,171 831 109 12,475 1,150 3,263 3
Address unknown 93,626 31,440 18,833 12,607 16,311 2,843 1,975 448 420 29,335 337 13,304 56
Determination of continuing disability pending 6,180 . . . . . . . . . 4,052 61 2 56 3 2,042 . . . 25 . . .
Imprisoned or confined 70,532 13,326 12,807 519 45,054 431 66 196 169 10,747 276 698 . . .
Workers' compensation offset 4,643 . . . . . . . . . 1,861 211 52 155 4 2,571 . . . . . . . . .
Government pension offset 437,678 . . . . . . . . . . . . 277,305 206,161 66 71,078 . . . 73 160,300 . . .
Technical entitlement 1,311,045 . . . . . . . . . . . . 34,298 26,053 4,938 3,307 618,524 1,899 656,223 101
Other reasons 224,274 105,536 60,586 44,950 23,748 30,073 25,074 2,194 2,805 30,890 4,414 29,157 456
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Aged 62 or older.
b. Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 6.E5 Number of wives, husbands, and children with benefits withheld, by reason for withholding payment and type of benefit, December 2012
Reason payment withheld Wives and husbands of— Children under age 18 of— Disabled adult children of— Students aged 18–19 of—
Retired workers Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total 339,193 43,687 30,502 44,018 348,585 120,554 119,511 52,153 1,836 2,883 7,868
Earnings of—  
Retired workers 2,863 . . . 1,202 . . . . . . 354 . . . . . . 61 . . . . . .
Disabled beneficiaries (substantial gainful activity) . . . 640 . . . . . . 10,966 304 520 773 . . . . . . 55
Other beneficiaries 4,731 16,639 26 13 17 . . . . . . . . . 2 2 2
Entitled child not in care of beneficiary 1,749 8,884 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Payee not determined 41 . . . 386 2,463 2,840 221 936 141 2 22 18
Recoupment of overpayment for reasons other than earnings 1,197 914 637 2,100 8,547 294 468 145 30 84 170
Address unknown 2,381 462 1,420 5,600 16,277 880 3,719 878 63 235 263
Determination of continuing disability pending . . . 61 . . . . . . 1,394 98 366 157 . . . . . . 27
Imprisoned or confined 197 234 28 124 161 1,509 6,998 1,873 8 27 19
Workers' compensation offset . . . 211 . . . . . . 2,424 . . . . . . 102 . . . . . . 45
Government pension offset 272,904 4,401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical entitlement 24,643 9,655 23,352 26,349 294,754 115,390 102,909 45,409 1,533 2,170 6,658
Other reasons 28,487 1,586 3,451 7,369 11,205 1,504 3,595 2,675 137 343 611
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.