Annual Statistical Supplement, 2017

Appendix B: OASDI Benefit Award Data

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefit award data in the Annual Statistical Supplement are derived from two sources:

When a retired-worker beneficiary subsequently becomes dually entitled to a secondary benefit as a wife, husband, or widow or widower, the secondary benefit is counted as an award in the 100 percent data. In contrast, award data that were based on the OASDI 1 percent sample did not count the secondary benefit as an award when both benefits were paid from the same trust fund.

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