Annual Statistical Supplement, 2023

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Summary

Related Content: Statistics by Race

In earlier years, 12 of this section's 20 tables included breakdowns by race. Concerns about data quality and consistency led to the removal of race breakdowns from this section beginning in the 2011 Supplement.

Although the data quality issues are not yet resolved, those 12 tables are available in an expanded summary. Users are advised to interpret statistics by race with caution.

For more information, see "Why Researchers Now Rely on Surveys for Race Data on OASDI and SSI Programs: A Comparison of Four Major Surveys."

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A note about benefit and beneficiary types

Beneficiary-type category names reflect Social Security Act language. Although some are unambiguous, please note the following clarifications:

  • Unless otherwise specified, the “wives,” “husbands,” and “spouses” categories include divorced ex-spouses, who may qualify for benefits if the marriage lasted 10 or more years.
  • The “widow(er)s,” “nondisabled widow(er)s,” and “disabled widow(er)s” categories likewise include qualifying surviving divorced ex-spouses.
  • Widowed mothers and fathers” are entitled to benefits because they care for a deceased worker's child (if the child is younger than 16 or disabled), whereas “parents” are entitled because they are the dependent survivors of a deceased worker.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the “widowed mothers and fathers” category includes surviving divorced ex-spouses caring for the deceased worker's child.
  • Children” refers to the offspring of beneficiaries or deceased workers; it does not necessarily mean minors. (Children's benefits may be paid to students aged 18–19 or to disabled adult children as well as to minors.)
Benefit types 
Table 5.A1 All beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 2022
Type of benefit All Male Female
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total, OASDI 65,994,457 1,688.35 29,967,061 1,881.20 36,027,396 1,527.94
OASI 57,153,724 1,742.10 25,553,982 1,952.24 31,599,742 1,572.17
Retirement benefits 51,293,070 1,775.81 24,309,018 1,995.05 26,984,052 1,578.30
Retired workers 48,587,883 1,825.14 23,797,793 2,020.38 24,790,090 1,637.71
Spouses of retired workers 2,022,892 900.97 140,730 713.59 1,882,162 914.98
Children of retired workers 682,295 856.83 370,495 855.12 311,800 858.87
Survivor benefits 5,860,654 1,447.08 1,244,964 1,116.22 4,615,690 1,536.32
Children of deceased workers 2,019,827 1,067.36 1,065,485 1,067.63 954,342 1,067.07
Widowed mothers and fathers 111,784 1,231.86 8,879 1,081.87 102,905 1,244.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,516,872 1,705.27 152,366 1,508.58 3,364,506 1,714.18
Disabled widow(er)s 211,301 892.87 18,126 689.50 193,175 911.95
Parents of deceased workers 870 1,537.98 108 1,436.84 762 1,552.32
DI 8,840,733 1,340.86 4,413,079 1,469.84 4,427,654 1,212.30
Disabled workers 7,604,098 1,483.10 3,808,112 1,628.22 3,795,986 1,337.53
Spouses of disabled workers 90,972 408.42 8,368 393.00 82,604 409.99
Children of disabled workers 1,145,663 470.77 596,599 474.03 549,064 467.24
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: DI = Disability Insurance; OASDI = Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance; OASI = Old-Age and Survivors Insurance.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.1 Retired-worker beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age and sex, December 2022
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 48,587,883 1,825.14 23,797,793 2,020.38 24,790,090 1,637.71
62–64 2,473,971 1,364.00 1,183,953 1,515.89 1,290,018 1,224.59
62 565,887 1,274.87 270,425 1,421.43 295,462 1,140.74
63 873,487 1,365.47 419,486 1,517.35 454,001 1,225.14
64 1,034,597 1,411.50 494,042 1,566.37 540,555 1,269.96
65–69 12,158,293 1,777.52 6,019,494 1,978.75 6,138,799 1,580.21
65 1,389,009 1,504.98 657,396 1,670.99 731,613 1,355.81
66 2,273,046 1,719.85 1,113,752 1,916.68 1,159,294 1,530.75
67 2,849,908 1,844.83 1,415,529 2,054.54 1,434,379 1,637.87
68 2,904,121 1,848.10 1,443,993 2,054.15 1,460,128 1,644.33
69 2,742,209 1,818.70 1,388,824 2,018.55 1,353,385 1,613.61
70–74 13,528,271 1,938.49 6,776,035 2,148.82 6,752,236 1,727.41
70 2,955,215 1,963.48 1,488,636 2,179.63 1,466,579 1,744.09
71 2,837,909 1,946.34 1,423,751 2,158.19 1,414,158 1,733.06
72 2,654,713 1,915.61 1,330,052 2,119.87 1,324,661 1,710.52
73 2,584,059 1,925.76 1,289,971 2,132.34 1,294,088 1,719.83
74 2,496,375 1,937.47 1,243,625 2,149.30 1,252,750 1,727.18
75–79 9,750,745 1,891.59 4,844,739 2,095.51 4,906,006 1,690.22
75 2,518,558 1,908.14 1,257,562 2,114.12 1,260,996 1,702.72
76 2,180,784 1,921.61 1,086,592 2,133.35 1,094,192 1,711.34
77 1,737,687 1,875.95 865,231 2,076.50 872,456 1,677.06
78 1,667,225 1,868.79 824,740 2,067.80 842,485 1,673.96
79 1,646,491 1,866.14 810,614 2,064.41 835,877 1,673.86
80–84 5,838,338 1,842.67 2,832,836 2,033.98 3,005,502 1,662.35
80 1,511,857 1,868.63 742,439 2,068.50 769,418 1,675.77
81 1,276,016 1,868.38 621,435 2,070.40 654,581 1,676.58
82 1,126,242 1,847.53 545,891 2,041.47 580,351 1,665.10
83 1,001,591 1,811.46 481,932 1,990.07 519,659 1,645.83
84 922,632 1,792.50 441,139 1,963.26 481,493 1,636.05
85–89 3,074,549 1,712.82 1,432,226 1,834.38 1,642,323 1,606.81
85 804,159 1,763.55 382,083 1,919.16 422,076 1,622.69
86 697,542 1,711.09 327,640 1,837.09 369,902 1,599.50
87 614,590 1,687.60 285,921 1,793.45 328,669 1,595.52
88 525,190 1,685.02 240,903 1,782.48 284,287 1,602.43
89 433,068 1,690.89 195,679 1,787.99 237,389 1,610.85
90–94 1,339,886 1,704.59 567,122 1,800.29 772,764 1,634.35
95–99 371,844 1,695.36 128,249 1,790.21 243,595 1,645.43
100 or older 51,986 1,652.56 13,139 1,690.90 38,847 1,639.58
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.2 Disabled-worker beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age and sex, December 2022
Age All disabled workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 7,604,098 1,483.10 3,808,112 1,628.22 3,795,986 1,337.53
Under 20 328 672.88 200 699.68 128 631.01
20–24 21,902 833.86 13,059 844.89 8,843 817.58
20 872 720.27 509 734.01 363 700.99
21 1,974 766.03 1,191 777.18 783 749.08
22 4,022 797.77 2,355 805.03 1,667 787.52
23 6,219 842.99 3,781 853.61 2,438 826.52
24 8,815 870.32 5,223 882.79 3,592 852.17
25–29 83,338 948.93 48,807 951.76 34,531 944.92
25 11,137 901.34 6,681 904.97 4,456 895.91
26 13,937 922.37 8,263 922.55 5,674 922.11
27 16,452 940.16 9,708 947.31 6,744 929.87
28 19,571 961.65 11,381 962.32 8,190 960.73
29 22,241 984.68 12,774 989.12 9,467 978.69
30–34 160,900 1,042.16 88,822 1,056.86 72,078 1,024.05
30 25,045 996.13 14,206 998.71 10,839 992.75
31 28,541 1,019.80 15,997 1,026.18 12,544 1,011.65
32 32,030 1,035.38 17,599 1,051.47 14,431 1,015.75
33 35,523 1,055.33 19,362 1,075.96 16,161 1,030.61
34 39,761 1,080.91 21,658 1,104.96 18,103 1,052.13
35–39 281,837 1,147.66 149,410 1,178.16 132,427 1,113.25
35 44,552 1,100.72 23,831 1,124.94 20,721 1,072.88
36 50,401 1,122.02 26,974 1,149.64 23,427 1,090.21
37 56,529 1,143.68 29,872 1,175.63 26,657 1,107.87
38 62,064 1,163.54 32,918 1,196.54 29,146 1,126.27
39 68,291 1,186.07 35,815 1,220.28 32,476 1,148.35
40–44 447,260 1,245.87 224,994 1,288.30 222,266 1,202.91
40 76,276 1,202.71 39,421 1,239.11 36,855 1,163.77
41 83,028 1,224.92 42,343 1,262.92 40,685 1,185.38
42 91,140 1,245.85 45,639 1,284.56 45,501 1,207.02
43 96,367 1,264.49 47,937 1,312.32 48,430 1,217.15
44 100,449 1,278.09 49,654 1,329.25 50,795 1,228.08
45–49 595,013 1,335.48 286,977 1,408.14 308,036 1,267.78
45 107,107 1,301.99 52,302 1,359.98 54,805 1,246.65
46 109,608 1,316.50 53,175 1,378.53 56,433 1,258.06
47 116,467 1,331.60 56,065 1,402.66 60,402 1,265.65
48 126,066 1,353.70 60,599 1,433.75 65,467 1,279.61
49 135,765 1,363.60 64,836 1,452.07 70,929 1,282.74
50–54 992,881 1,424.00 480,933 1,539.70 511,948 1,315.32
50 154,166 1,382.35 74,122 1,479.32 80,044 1,292.56
51 182,578 1,404.57 88,052 1,510.63 94,526 1,305.76
52 205,976 1,424.95 99,334 1,538.84 106,642 1,318.87
53 217,386 1,440.94 105,949 1,563.31 111,437 1,324.60
54 232,775 1,450.18 113,476 1,580.41 119,299 1,326.30
55–59 1,694,761 1,505.06 834,271 1,661.37 860,490 1,353.52
55 258,586 1,465.83 126,334 1,604.64 132,252 1,333.24
56 293,398 1,487.30 144,735 1,631.32 148,663 1,347.09
57 336,307 1,499.12 165,074 1,654.08 171,233 1,349.73
58 387,027 1,517.29 190,822 1,680.09 196,205 1,358.95
59 419,443 1,535.16 207,306 1,705.50 212,137 1,368.69
60–64 2,572,979 1,604.05 1,297,291 1,800.18 1,275,688 1,404.60
60 455,189 1,556.87 226,160 1,734.86 229,029 1,381.11
61 495,128 1,580.19 248,043 1,767.89 247,085 1,391.76
62 524,678 1,603.35 264,480 1,800.49 260,198 1,402.96
63 546,346 1,626.41 277,411 1,829.15 268,935 1,417.28
64 551,638 1,642.92 281,197 1,852.34 270,441 1,425.17
65–66 752,899 1,654.07 383,348 1,870.49 369,551 1,429.57
65 563,261 1,653.28 286,831 1,869.45 276,430 1,428.96
66 189,638 1,656.42 96,517 1,873.56 93,121 1,431.36
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A1.3 Spousal beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, marital status, sex, and type of benefit, December 2022
Basis of entitlement, age, and marital status All spouses Wives Husbands
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  All spouses
Total 2,113,864 879.78 1,964,766 893.75 149,098 695.60
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 56,795 557.34 55,749 561.01 1,046 361.73
Under 35 3,966 338.15 3,908 339.89 58 220.47
35–39 6,819 375.04 6,705 378.08 114 196.21
40–44 9,765 437.94 9,593 441.27 172 252.37
45–49 10,281 533.19 10,086 537.77 195 296.48
50–54 9,774 610.89 9,595 615.18 179 381.04
55–59 7,218 685.09 7,066 690.59 152 429.20
60–61 2,816 752.51 2,748 757.91 68 534.06
62–64 4,251 799.10 4,166 802.08 85 652.71
65–FRA 1,905 821.84 1,882 822.98 23 728.45
Age 2,057,069 888.68 1,909,017 903.47 148,052 697.95
62–64 113,111 571.92 109,037 577.93 4,074 411.13
62 23,968 546.35 23,209 551.21 759 397.81
63 39,064 563.40 37,666 569.43 1,398 400.73
64 50,079 590.81 48,162 597.45 1,917 423.98
65–69 563,162 903.78 504,216 909.36 58,946 855.97
65 72,703 661.51 69,627 669.70 3,076 476.14
66 81,684 745.41 77,938 755.06 3,746 544.52
67 89,735 816.81 85,260 828.37 4,475 596.63
68 95,978 845.36 90,531 858.86 5,447 620.91
69 223,062 1,100.85 180,860 1,131.58 42,202 969.14
70–74 567,700 962.54 532,489 979.69 35,211 703.06
70 127,457 991.98 118,473 1,007.24 8,984 790.79
71 115,157 966.39 108,371 982.42 6,786 710.42
72 111,283 957.12 104,539 974.39 6,744 689.39
73 109,349 951.99 102,875 970.30 6,474 661.13
74 104,454 939.17 98,231 958.95 6,223 626.82
75–79 414,389 901.94 390,136 921.88 24,253 581.23
75 105,118 933.95 98,969 953.97 6,149 611.85
76 91,210 914.77 85,876 934.99 5,334 589.32
77 75,454 885.96 70,883 906.11 4,571 573.53
78 72,693 880.16 68,448 899.63 4,245 566.20
79 69,914 876.96 65,960 896.70 3,954 547.70
80–84 248,918 850.61 234,023 872.87 14,895 500.83
85–89 113,768 819.88 106,181 844.89 7,587 469.91
90–94 32,071 813.97 (X) (X) (X) (X)
95–99 3,773 790.82 (X) (X) (X) (X)
100 or older 177 716.76 (X) (X) (X) (X)
By marital status  
Nondivorced 1,923,772 873.19 1,790,340 886.94 133,432 688.61
Divorced 190,092 946.44 174,426 963.63 15,666 755.12
  Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,022,892 900.97 1,882,162 914.98 140,730 713.59
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 30,134 759.22 29,951 759.14 183 771.74
Under 35 940 660.73 (X) (X) (X) (X)
35–39 1,908 671.58 (X) (X) (X) (X)
40–44 3,541 680.31 3,535 680.37 6 647.50
45–49 5,116 716.82 5,105 716.71 11 765.27
50–54 5,911 749.65 5,889 749.68 22 741.05
55–59 5,097 791.05 5,057 791.56 40 725.90
60–61 2,228 829.61 2,196 830.29 32 782.91
62–64 3,627 852.19 3,576 852.88 51 803.88
65–FRA 1,766 847.72 1,750 847.10 16 916.09
Age 1,992,758 903.12 1,852,211 917.50 140,547 713.51
62–64 89,382 618.39 86,790 622.40 2,592 484.14
62 17,448 607.25 17,031 609.58 417 512.21
63 30,443 610.85 29,586 614.83 857 473.37
64 41,491 628.60 40,173 633.40 1,318 482.27
65–69 532,783 929.10 477,816 933.94 54,967 887.01
65 63,644 693.10 61,402 699.18 2,242 526.74
66 74,276 776.02 71,376 783.33 2,900 595.95
67 84,034 841.44 80,317 850.84 3,717 638.43
68 91,518 864.03 86,794 875.45 4,724 654.21
69 219,311 1,110.17 177,927 1,141.41 41,384 975.83
70–74 559,737 969.32 526,068 985.61 33,669 714.81
70 124,850 1,002.55 116,360 1,016.56 8,490 810.57
71 113,197 974.81 106,783 989.75 6,414 726.13
72 109,870 963.11 103,410 979.52 6,460 700.38
73 108,262 956.78 102,001 974.47 6,261 668.58
74 103,558 942.97 97,514 962.27 6,044 631.57
75–79 412,553 903.70 388,686 923.40 23,867 582.86
75 104,446 936.70 98,438 956.31 6,008 615.52
76 90,754 916.88 85,509 936.89 5,245 590.61
77 75,153 887.58 70,645 907.50 4,508 575.42
78 72,466 881.24 68,280 900.50 4,186 567.14
79 69,734 877.82 65,814 897.48 3,920 547.79
80–84 248,580 851.11 233,780 873.27 14,800 501.02
85–89 113,709 820.01 (X) (X) (X) (X)
90–94 32,064 814.07 (X) (X) (X) (X)
95–99 3,773 790.82 (X) (X) (X) (X)
100 or older 177 716.76 (X) (X) (X) (X)
By marital status  
Nondivorced 1,843,586 893.55 1,716,789 907.54 126,797 704.11
Divorced 179,306 977.31 165,373 992.27 13,933 799.83
  Spouses of disabled workers
Total 90,972 408.42 82,604 409.99 8,368 393.00
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 26,661 329.17 25,798 330.99 863 274.79
Under 35 3,026 237.94 (X) (X) (X) (X)
35–39 4,911 259.83 (X) (X) (X) (X)
40–44 6,224 300.05 6,058 301.74 166 238.09
45–49 5,165 351.31 4,981 354.37 184 268.46
50–54 3,863 398.58 3,706 401.46 157 330.60
55–59 2,121 430.45 2,009 436.43 112 323.23
60–61 588 460.34 552 469.96 36 312.86
62–64 624 490.47 590 494.18 34 425.97
65–FRA 139 493.01 132 503.26 7 299.54
Age 64,311 441.28 56,806 445.86 7,505 406.59
62–64 23,729 396.89 22,247 404.45 1,482 283.42
62 6,520 383.37 6,178 390.29 342 258.33
63 8,621 395.84 8,080 403.21 541 285.67
64 8,588 408.22 7,989 416.66 599 295.71
65–69 30,379 459.68 26,400 464.58 3,979 427.17
65 9,059 439.57 8,225 449.66 834 340.12
66 7,408 438.50 6,562 447.56 846 368.21
67 5,701 453.74 4,943 463.26 758 391.67
68 4,460 462.18 3,737 473.58 723 403.29
69 3,751 556.11 2,933 535.25 818 630.89
70–74 7,963 485.56 6,421 494.91 1,542 446.62
70 2,607 485.93 2,113 494.14 494 450.83
71 1,960 480.12 1,588 489.62 372 439.58
72 1,413 491.31 1,129 504.34 284 439.51
73 1,087 475.26 874 483.33 213 442.15
74 896 499.79 717 508.18 179 466.18
75–79 1,836 506.86 1,450 513.99 386 480.08
75 672 506.41 531 519.84 141 455.83
76 456 496.17 367 492.06 89 513.12
77 301 480.50 238 491.60 63 438.55
78 227 536.07 168 548.98 59 499.29
79 180 542.89 146 544.08 34 537.78
80–84 338 483.17 243 487.73 95 471.49
85–89 59 571.83 (X) (X) (X) (X)
90–94 7 351.29 (X) (X) (X) (X)
95–99 0 . . . 0 . . . 0 . . .
100 or older 0 . . . 0 . . . 0 . . .
By marital status  
Nondivorced 80,186 405.08 73,551 406.24 6,635 392.29
Divorced 10,786 433.26 9,053 440.45 1,733 395.71
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age; (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals; . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A1.4 Child beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and type of benefit, December 2022
Basis of entitlement and age All children Children of retired workers Children of deceased workers Children of disabled workers
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 3,847,785 852.40 682,295 856.83 2,019,827 1,067.36 1,145,663 470.77
Under age 18 2,613,665 785.85 322,005 813.26 1,284,822 1,042.16 1,006,838 450.01
Under 1 5,039 603.10 407 735.75 1,530 1,038.40 3,102 370.99
1 15,030 649.74 1,099 690.03 6,415 984.37 7,516 358.23
2 25,543 662.76 1,911 718.40 12,012 951.02 11,620 355.62
3 37,333 676.80 2,976 735.18 18,264 948.86 16,093 357.24
4 49,893 689.69 4,191 724.15 24,955 956.95 20,747 361.27
5 63,575 696.93 5,633 733.74 32,310 955.75 25,632 362.58
6 79,740 707.37 7,263 741.80 40,668 965.65 31,809 369.29
7 96,044 712.32 9,096 744.43 49,164 966.53 37,784 373.82
8 113,865 719.52 11,171 745.11 58,052 973.18 44,642 383.26
9 129,888 729.49 13,286 748.47 65,842 985.84 50,760 392.00
10 149,546 736.19 16,245 751.54 75,012 994.13 58,289 399.97
11 170,933 750.54 19,198 758.85 85,355 1,011.04 66,380 413.19
12 196,436 761.31 23,111 768.87 97,348 1,022.44 75,977 424.42
13 229,503 775.32 28,317 787.67 113,298 1,032.74 87,888 439.50
14 264,124 795.42 34,137 802.02 129,282 1,054.98 100,705 459.97
15 299,394 817.98 40,951 826.11 145,469 1,074.59 112,974 484.61
16 331,133 856.98 47,678 878.31 159,464 1,107.41 123,991 526.72
17 356,646 880.69 55,335 898.63 170,382 1,130.78 130,929 547.67
Disabled adult children 1,139,775 993.90 344,717 892.18 685,728 1,105.67 109,330 613.52
18–19 9,399 910.43 2,003 908.72 4,018 1,179.46 3,378 591.44
20–24 79,505 897.23 18,820 921.62 33,114 1,135.07 27,571 594.94
25–29 112,857 929.54 34,150 927.69 48,530 1,126.70 30,177 614.58
30–34 145,780 959.40 53,459 935.64 65,845 1,113.26 26,476 624.76
35–39 142,208 976.34 61,167 918.90 66,302 1,106.62 14,739 628.69
40–44 130,865 978.96 60,139 879.68 64,889 1,103.21 5,837 620.60
45–49 112,347 1,002.90 47,990 854.22 63,248 1,122.60 1,109 610.17
50–54 109,302 1,030.06 35,809 850.51 73,454 1,117.86 39 514.15
55–59 101,824 1,052.84 19,793 847.62 82,027 1,102.38 4 766.00
60–61 37,634 1,058.58 4,738 833.97 32,896 1,090.93 0 . . .
62–64 48,513 1,057.94 4,048 810.68 44,465 1,080.45 0 . . .
65–69 52,352 1,092.10 2,200 817.48 50,152 1,104.14 0 . . .
70–74 29,503 1,092.71 337 811.68 29,166 1,095.96 0 . . .
75–79 16,463 1,045.98 49 716.62 16,414 1,046.97 0 . . .
80–84 7,445 1,003.56 10 759.70 7,435 1,003.89 0 . . .
85–89 2,756 936.99 5 684.60 2,751 937.45 0 . . .
90–94 834 886.75 0 . . . 834 886.75 0 . . .
95–99 163 804.17 0 . . . 163 804.17 0 . . .
100 or older 25 754.87 0 . . . 25 754.87 0 . . .
Students, aged 18–19 94,345 986.58 15,573 975.17 49,277 1,191.44 29,495 650.36
18 89,921 990.30 14,922 976.81 46,951 1,197.06 28,048 651.39
19 4,424 910.98 651 937.61 2,326 1,078.10 1,447 630.37
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A1.5 Widowed mother and father beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2022
Age and marital status All widowed mothers and fathers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 111,784 1,231.86 8,879 1,081.87 102,905 1,244.80
By age  
Under 25 463 977.89 10 818.60 453 981.40
25–29 3,533 1,016.58 122 888.26 3,411 1,021.17
25 277 1,008.99 9 767.00 268 1,017.12
26 488 1,002.96 20 814.40 468 1,011.02
27 669 1,019.36 15 1,061.13 654 1,018.40
28 935 1,039.45 35 861.11 900 1,046.38
29 1,164 1,004.14 43 909.79 1,121 1,007.76
30–34 10,787 1,029.42 487 864.43 10,300 1,037.22
30 1,485 1,023.66 58 788.64 1,427 1,033.21
31 1,794 1,005.70 77 886.82 1,717 1,011.04
32 2,170 1,048.56 87 896.91 2,083 1,054.90
33 2,531 1,029.24 116 851.31 2,415 1,037.78
34 2,807 1,032.98 149 873.60 2,658 1,041.92
35–39 18,795 1,081.18 1,126 915.32 17,669 1,091.75
35 3,170 1,040.74 175 891.81 2,995 1,049.44
36 3,481 1,067.04 211 883.80 3,270 1,078.87
37 3,848 1,065.02 195 903.41 3,653 1,073.65
38 4,013 1,095.83 248 938.59 3,765 1,106.19
39 4,283 1,123.39 297 939.96 3,986 1,137.05
40–44 22,787 1,196.36 1,731 1,020.12 21,056 1,210.85
40 4,439 1,154.73 287 1,021.79 4,152 1,163.92
41 4,550 1,180.44 349 960.65 4,201 1,198.70
42 4,790 1,197.87 362 1,004.07 4,428 1,213.71
43 4,647 1,214.54 392 1,030.53 4,255 1,231.49
44 4,361 1,234.31 341 1,084.67 4,020 1,247.01
45–49 20,746 1,307.78 1,848 1,132.24 18,898 1,324.95
45 4,440 1,270.96 375 1,110.15 4,065 1,285.80
46 4,283 1,294.02 407 1,161.94 3,876 1,307.88
47 4,145 1,318.70 355 1,098.69 3,790 1,339.31
48 4,017 1,335.06 387 1,145.48 3,630 1,355.28
49 3,861 1,325.30 324 1,141.41 3,537 1,342.14
50–54 16,128 1,371.28 1,674 1,168.73 14,454 1,394.73
50 3,710 1,360.04 357 1,161.45 3,353 1,381.18
51 3,530 1,372.06 360 1,164.65 3,170 1,395.61
52 3,375 1,366.85 361 1,164.60 3,014 1,391.08
53 2,976 1,378.72 313 1,166.55 2,663 1,403.65
54 2,537 1,383.77 283 1,190.80 2,254 1,407.99
55–59 9,300 1,393.11 1,127 1,180.03 8,173 1,422.49
55 2,185 1,386.11 259 1,215.21 1,926 1,409.09
56 2,006 1,400.01 256 1,188.45 1,750 1,430.95
57 1,861 1,395.47 240 1,107.66 1,621 1,438.08
58 1,719 1,399.44 199 1,196.48 1,520 1,426.01
59 1,529 1,384.10 173 1,196.40 1,356 1,408.05
60–64 7,241 1,394.10 (X) (X) (X) (X)
60 1,557 1,406.62 183 1,151.81 1,374 1,440.56
61 1,561 1,367.75 185 1,135.24 1,376 1,399.01
62 1,486 1,402.38 (X) (X) (X) (X)
63 1,357 1,360.63 (X) (X) (X) (X)
64 1,280 1,436.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
65 or older 2,004 1,333.87 (X) (X) (X) (X)
By marital status  
Nondivorced 102,833 1,230.57 8,331 1,084.84 94,502 1,243.42
Divorced 8,951 1,246.64 548 1,036.67 8,403 1,260.33
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A1.6 Nondisabled widow(er) beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2022
Age and marital status All nondisabled widow(er)s Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 3,516,872 1,705.27 152,366 1,508.58 3,364,506 1,714.18
By age  
60–61 103,791 1,499.24 11,852 1,267.83 91,939 1,529.07
60 38,663 1,496.17 4,197 1,265.53 34,466 1,524.26
61 65,128 1,501.06 7,655 1,269.09 57,473 1,531.96
62–64 307,610 1,562.48 34,465 1,397.75 273,145 1,583.27
62 87,543 1,534.73 10,134 1,355.92 77,409 1,558.14
63 103,768 1,558.57 11,580 1,392.45 92,188 1,579.43
64 116,299 1,586.87 12,751 1,435.81 103,548 1,605.47
65–69 734,878 1,780.71 66,464 1,651.67 668,414 1,793.54
65 135,738 1,639.79 14,123 1,505.60 121,615 1,655.37
66 156,745 1,719.18 14,955 1,590.92 141,790 1,732.71
67 147,418 1,831.50 12,952 1,716.98 134,466 1,842.53
68 146,569 1,845.94 12,419 1,731.98 134,150 1,856.49
69 148,408 1,859.71 12,015 1,745.59 136,393 1,869.76
70–74 538,889 1,816.53 20,025 1,621.21 518,864 1,824.06
70 113,847 1,826.00 5,599 1,665.60 108,248 1,834.30
71 108,831 1,824.44 4,549 1,640.40 104,282 1,832.47
72 105,992 1,819.12 3,856 1,614.88 102,136 1,826.83
73 104,994 1,808.52 3,116 1,578.93 101,878 1,815.54
74 105,225 1,803.47 2,905 1,559.39 102,320 1,810.40
75–79 513,466 1,771.97 9,299 1,433.44 504,167 1,778.22
75 114,039 1,803.48 2,569 1,492.17 111,470 1,810.66
76 103,810 1,782.56 2,150 1,458.91 101,660 1,789.40
77 93,966 1,749.58 1,623 1,438.45 92,343 1,755.05
78 97,722 1,754.32 1,549 1,370.20 96,173 1,760.51
79 103,929 1,763.68 1,408 1,351.16 102,521 1,769.34
80–84 477,372 1,685.40 5,047 1,206.72 472,325 1,690.52
80 103,313 1,742.26 1,303 1,314.73 102,010 1,747.72
81 95,086 1,708.66 1,041 1,246.88 94,045 1,713.78
82 94,108 1,674.87 1,006 1,216.37 93,102 1,679.83
83 92,185 1,656.12 908 1,122.31 91,277 1,661.43
84 92,680 1,637.98 789 1,060.21 91,891 1,642.94
85–89 417,670 1,620.17 3,022 996.56 414,648 1,624.71
85 88,910 1,626.12 700 1,024.66 88,210 1,630.89
86 87,516 1,617.27 703 1,041.40 86,813 1,621.93
87 85,437 1,618.09 606 955.87 84,831 1,622.82
88 81,701 1,621.97 540 938.45 81,161 1,626.52
89 74,106 1,616.86 473 1,006.78 73,633 1,620.77
90–94 291,439 1,621.08 1,617 917.98 289,822 1,625.00
95–99 111,831 1,593.01 504 877.72 111,327 1,596.25
100 or older 19,926 1,594.18 71 791.57 19,855 1,597.05
By marital status  
Nondivorced 3,090,395 1,692.85 137,493 1,500.64 2,952,902 1,701.80
Divorced 426,477 1,795.29 14,873 1,581.91 411,604 1,803.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A1.7 Disabled widow(er) beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2022
Age and marital status All disabled widow(er)s Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 211,301 892.87 18,126 689.50 193,175 911.95
By age  
50–54 13,966 899.79 1,262 720.01 12,704 917.65
50 580 889.49 35 748.17 545 898.57
51 1,689 911.54 155 748.66 1,534 928.00
52 2,718 904.94 261 750.33 2,457 921.36
53 3,830 909.22 374 713.17 3,456 930.43
54 5,149 887.37 437 695.35 4,712 905.18
55–59 63,644 897.30 5,928 696.65 57,716 917.91
55 7,084 902.83 683 724.07 6,401 921.91
56 9,465 903.81 914 709.92 8,551 924.53
57 12,277 893.06 1,127 674.29 11,150 915.17
58 15,870 898.56 1,437 702.88 14,433 918.04
59 18,948 893.67 1,767 688.39 17,181 914.78
60–65 133,691 890.04 10,936 682.10 122,755 908.56
60 21,611 892.05 2,081 684.52 19,530 914.17
61 22,379 884.36 2,037 672.55 20,342 905.57
62 22,782 892.86 1,975 689.37 20,807 912.18
63 22,608 887.79 1,733 694.66 20,875 903.82
64 22,048 890.44 1,617 675.25 20,431 907.47
65 22,263 892.77 1,493 674.97 20,770 908.42
By marital status  
Nondivorced 179,453 884.26 16,544 679.42 162,909 905.06
Divorced 31,848 941.38 1,582 794.95 30,266 949.03
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A1.8 Parental beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age and sex, December 2022
Age All parents Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 870 1,537.98 108 1,436.84 762 1,552.32
62–64 16 1,513.25 (X) (X) (X) (X)
65–69 36 1,561.39 (X) (X) (X) (X)
70–74 76 1,592.23 10 1,407.86 66 1,620.16
75–79 125 1,638.30 17 1,308.52 108 1,690.21
80–84 180 1,580.13 20 1,583.30 160 1,579.74
85–89 189 1,491.12 17 1,424.38 172 1,497.72
90–99 236 1,482.81 34 1,389.85 202 1,498.45
100 or older 12 1,302.96 0 . . . 12 1,302.96
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals; . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A3 Beneficiaries with benefits reduced for early retirement: Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, age, and sex, December 2022
Age and type of benefit All Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  Retired workers
Total 31,087,471 1,609.19 14,506,170 1,755.89 16,581,301 1,480.85
62–64 2,473,971 1,364.00 1,183,953 1,515.89 1,290,018 1,224.59
62 565,887 1,274.87 270,425 1,421.43 295,462 1,140.74
63 873,487 1,365.47 419,486 1,517.35 454,001 1,225.14
64 1,034,597 1,411.50 494,042 1,566.37 540,555 1,269.96
65–69 7,524,072 1,581.13 3,572,009 1,748.68 3,952,063 1,429.70
65 1,389,009 1,504.98 657,396 1,670.99 731,613 1,355.81
66 1,579,301 1,590.68 754,549 1,763.73 824,752 1,432.36
67 1,545,090 1,628.38 735,248 1,803.05 809,842 1,469.80
68 1,529,361 1,606.57 723,655 1,773.04 805,706 1,457.05
69 1,481,311 1,566.82 701,161 1,723.17 780,150 1,426.31
70–74 7,328,391 1,598.34 3,447,107 1,750.81 3,881,284 1,462.93
70 1,486,160 1,585.92 700,770 1,743.30 785,390 1,445.49
71 1,471,236 1,581.92 691,226 1,734.54 780,010 1,446.67
72 1,433,169 1,571.72 672,064 1,716.39 761,105 1,443.98
73 1,462,444 1,605.52 687,351 1,755.18 775,093 1,472.80
74 1,475,382 1,645.98 695,696 1,803.47 779,686 1,505.45
75–79 6,220,170 1,671.72 2,952,735 1,828.09 3,267,435 1,530.41
75 1,538,456 1,647.24 729,715 1,802.06 808,741 1,507.55
76 1,363,064 1,680.54 648,126 1,843.25 714,938 1,533.03
77 1,104,704 1,662.30 526,570 1,816.59 578,134 1,521.78
78 1,095,636 1,679.26 519,943 1,834.45 575,693 1,539.10
79 1,118,310 1,696.57 528,381 1,850.65 589,929 1,558.56
80–84 4,184,247 1,727.81 1,955,565 1,881.97 2,228,682 1,592.55
80 1,063,759 1,726.47 500,773 1,884.43 562,986 1,585.96
81 913,649 1,745.74 428,975 1,910.45 484,674 1,599.95
82 810,131 1,738.15 378,702 1,896.35 431,429 1,599.28
83 725,860 1,715.79 337,420 1,861.17 388,440 1,589.50
84 670,848 1,706.07 309,695 1,843.62 361,153 1,588.13
85–89 2,136,397 1,623.21 944,891 1,694.43 1,191,506 1,566.73
85 572,621 1,679.80 261,188 1,798.00 311,433 1,580.67
86 493,147 1,628.85 220,498 1,711.80 272,649 1,561.76
87 423,300 1,599.72 186,076 1,652.89 237,224 1,558.02
88 353,397 1,583.47 152,293 1,613.82 201,104 1,560.49
89 293,932 1,585.08 124,836 1,607.27 169,096 1,568.69
90–94 923,111 1,597.59 363,648 1,600.23 559,463 1,595.87
95 or older 297,112 1,584.23 86,262 1,550.67 210,850 1,597.96
  Disabled workers
Total 66,706 1,863.67 40,182 2,047.61 26,524 1,585.01
62 2,181 1,878.12 1,350 2,040.53 831 1,614.26
63 9,927 1,908.04 6,107 2,087.14 3,820 1,621.70
64 17,533 1,877.92 10,568 2,068.40 6,965 1,588.91
65 26,684 1,843.28 15,991 2,025.86 10,693 1,570.23
66 10,381 1,846.54 6,166 2,030.79 4,215 1,577.01
  Spouses
Total 1,357,760 775.40 39,810 507.21 1,317,950 783.50
By age  
62–64 113,111 571.92 4,074 411.13 109,037 577.93
62 23,968 546.35 759 397.81 23,209 551.21
63 39,064 563.40 1,398 400.73 37,666 569.43
64 50,079 590.81 1,917 423.98 48,162 597.45
65–69 354,405 731.61 15,511 527.33 338,894 740.96
65 72,703 661.51 3,076 476.14 69,627 669.70
66 74,866 717.99 3,435 527.04 71,431 727.17
67 70,379 754.98 3,135 548.34 67,244 764.61
68 69,212 760.47 3,066 536.88 66,146 770.84
69 67,245 768.40 2,799 549.95 64,446 777.89
70–74 321,884 791.36 10,993 532.67 310,891 800.51
70 65,672 771.49 2,611 531.03 63,061 781.45
71 64,602 784.30 2,365 544.68 62,237 793.41
72 63,710 791.44 2,201 536.30 61,509 800.57
73 63,711 796.97 2,036 528.65 61,675 805.82
74 64,189 813.17 1,780 519.22 62,409 821.55
75–79 285,020 834.35 6,045 508.78 278,975 841.41
75 67,051 826.82 1,754 516.55 65,297 835.16
76 61,050 831.46 1,412 509.45 59,638 839.08
77 52,686 828.35 1,133 495.68 51,553 835.66
78 52,546 838.70 947 512.20 51,599 844.69
79 51,687 849.22 799 505.06 50,888 854.63
80–84 185,023 847.86 2,435 454.47 182,588 853.11
85–89 76,937 814.64 616 401.36 76,321 817.97
90–94 19,604 784.65 122 380.18 19,482 787.18
95 or older 1,776 767.64 14 455.46 1,762 770.12
By type of benefit  
Spouses of retired workers 1,302,028 790.68 34,282 534.29 1,267,746 797.61
Spouses of disabled workers 55,732 418.45 5,528 339.29 50,204 427.17
  Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,207,363 1,633.81 118,542 1,489.98 2,088,821 1,641.97
60–64 411,401 1,546.53 46,317 1,364.50 365,084 1,569.62
60 38,663 1,496.17 4,197 1,265.53 34,466 1,524.26
61 65,128 1,501.06 7,655 1,269.09 57,473 1,531.96
62 87,543 1,534.73 10,134 1,355.92 77,409 1,558.14
63 103,768 1,558.57 11,580 1,392.45 92,188 1,579.43
64 116,299 1,586.87 12,751 1,435.81 103,548 1,605.47
65–69 619,620 1,710.38 52,081 1,582.23 567,539 1,722.13
65 135,738 1,639.79 14,123 1,505.60 121,615 1,655.37
66 140,824 1,665.59 12,828 1,537.15 127,996 1,678.47
67 118,473 1,747.27 9,178 1,638.45 109,295 1,756.40
68 114,971 1,765.17 8,467 1,647.13 106,504 1,774.55
69 109,614 1,757.98 7,485 1,661.74 102,129 1,765.03
70–74 383,187 1,731.57 13,353 1,576.24 369,834 1,737.17
70 84,978 1,728.21 3,848 1,584.07 81,130 1,735.05
71 79,820 1,735.45 3,176 1,574.63 76,644 1,742.11
72 75,561 1,735.52 2,644 1,566.78 72,917 1,741.64
73 72,333 1,726.78 1,939 1,563.14 70,394 1,731.28
74 70,495 1,731.89 1,746 1,590.76 68,749 1,735.47
75–79 308,547 1,700.46 4,685 1,526.24 303,862 1,703.15
75 74,150 1,730.76 1,433 1,534.57 72,717 1,734.63
76 65,014 1,713.18 1,148 1,555.57 63,866 1,716.02
77 56,492 1,685.53 793 1,538.50 55,699 1,687.62
78 56,031 1,680.42 729 1,465.72 55,302 1,683.25
79 56,860 1,680.99 582 1,507.00 56,278 1,682.79
80–84 217,116 1,579.12 1,476 1,425.64 215,640 1,580.17
85–89 147,182 1,450.84 449 1,183.41 146,733 1,451.66
90–94 85,163 1,398.49 148 1,079.53 85,015 1,399.05
95 or older 35,147 1,328.97 33 850.37 35,114 1,329.42
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A4 Number of beneficiaries and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2022, selected years
Year OASDI Retired workers Disabled workers Wives and husbands Children Widowed mothers and fathers Widow(er)s Parents of deceased workers Special age-72 beneficiaries
Total OASI Trust Fund DI Trust Fund
  Number
1940 222,488 222,488 . . . 112,331 . . . 29,749 54,648 20,499 4,437 824 . . .
1945 1,288,107 1,288,107 . . . 518,234 . . . 159,168 390,134 120,581 93,781 6,209 . . .
1950 3,477,243 3,477,243 . . . 1,770,984 . . . 508,350 699,703 169,438 314,189 14,579 . . .
1955 7,960,616 7,960,616 . . . 4,473,971 . . . 1,191,963 1,276,240 291,916 701,360 25,166 . . .
1957 11,128,897 10,979,047 149,850 6,197,532 149,850 1,827,048 1,502,077 328,309 1,095,137 28,944 . . .
1960 14,844,589 14,157,138 687,451 8,061,469 455,371 2,345,983 2,000,451 401,358 1,543,843 36,114 . . .
1965 20,866,767 19,127,716 1,739,051 11,100,584 988,074 2,806,912 3,092,659 471,816 2,371,433 35,289 . . .
1966 22,767,252 20,796,930 1,970,322 11,658,443 1,097,190 2,860,026 3,392,970 487,755 2,602,015 34,540 634,313
1970 26,228,629 23,563,634 2,664,995 13,349,175 1,492,948 2,951,552 4,122,305 523,136 3,227,160 28,729 533,624
1975 32,084,511 27,732,311 4,352,200 16,588,001 2,488,774 3,320,310 4,972,008 581,845 3,888,705 21,444 223,424
1980 35,584,955 30,906,511 4,678,444 19,562,085 2,858,680 3,477,427 4,606,517 562,316 4,410,515 14,779 92,636
1985 37,058,317 33,151,003 3,907,314 22,431,930 2,656,638 3,374,599 3,319,490 371,659 4,862,805 9,541 31,655
1990 39,832,125 35,566,144 4,265,981 24,838,100 3,011,294 3,366,975 3,187,010 303,923 5,111,482 5,908 7,433
1991 40,592,173 36,079,133 4,513,040 25,288,719 3,194,938 3,370,454 3,268,252 300,661 5,158,383 5,467 5,299
1992 41,507,188 36,617,492 4,889,696 25,757,727 3,467,783 3,382,189 3,391,173 294,176 5,205,375 5,083 3,682
1993 42,245,719 36,992,153 5,253,566 26,104,305 3,725,966 3,367,206 3,527,483 289,350 5,224,279 4,673 2,457
1994 42,883,470 37,299,951 5,583,519 26,407,756 3,962,954 3,337,484 3,653,887 283,072 5,232,379 4,318 1,620
1995 43,387,259 37,529,603 5,857,656 26,672,806 4,185,263 3,289,551 3,734,097 275,020 5,225,519 3,976 1,027
1996 43,736,836 37,664,802 6,072,034 26,898,072 4,385,623 3,194,080 3,802,791 242,135 5,209,812 3,670 653
1997 43,971,086 37,818,047 6,153,039 27,274,572 4,508,134 3,129,129 3,771,774 230,222 5,053,442 3,419 394
1998 44,245,731 37,911,161 6,334,570 27,510,535 4,698,319 3,054,073 3,768,928 220,610 4,989,855 3,186 225
1999 44,595,624 38,071,894 6,523,730 27,774,677 4,879,455 2,987,307 3,794,795 212,401 4,943,915 2,931 143
2000 45,414,794 38,741,432 6,673,362 28,498,945 5,042,334 2,963,326 3,802,863 203,052 4,901,437 2,748 89
2001 45,877,506 38,964,263 6,913,243 28,836,774 5,274,183 2,898,861 3,839,381 197,375 4,828,327 2,564 41
2002 46,444,317 39,233,049 7,221,268 29,190,137 5,543,981 2,832,767 3,910,256 194,117 4,770,638 2,400 21
2003 47,038,486 39,443,034 7,595,452 29,531,611 5,873,673 2,772,577 3,960,909 190,252 4,707,215 2,238 21
2004 47,687,693 39,737,824 7,949,869 29,952,465 6,198,271 2,721,657 3,986,319 183,829 4,643,035 2,108 9
2005 48,434,281 40,128,579 8,305,702 30,460,836 6,518,989 2,680,259 4,024,815 178,396 4,568,991 1,992 3
2006 49,122,624 40,510,508 8,612,116 30,976,143 6,806,918 2,632,069 4,040,530 171,453 4,493,620 1,889 2
2007 49,864,838 40,948,624 8,916,214 31,527,728 7,098,723 2,584,884 4,050,691 164,665 4,436,338 1,809 --
2008 50,898,244 41,625,450 9,272,794 32,273,651 7,426,691 2,524,841 4,131,594 159,610 4,380,164 1,693 --
2009 52,522,819 42,828,705 9,694,114 33,514,013 7,788,013 2,501,723 4,230,578 159,870 4,326,976 1,646 --
2010 54,031,968 43,847,811 10,184,157 34,593,080 8,203,951 2,476,836 4,312,554 158,061 4,285,913 1,573 --
2011 55,404,480 44,791,146 10,613,334 35,599,569 8,575,544 2,455,822 4,375,451 156,721 4,239,873 1,500 0
2012 56,758,185 45,868,992 10,889,193 36,720,492 8,826,591 2,443,212 4,419,404 153,628 4,193,431 1,427 0
2013 57,978,610 46,992,611 10,985,999 37,892,659 8,940,950 2,442,308 4,412,620 149,778 4,138,924 1,371 0
2014 59,007,158 48,076,066 10,931,092 39,008,771 8,954,518 2,452,435 4,355,214 142,509 4,092,402 1,309 0
2015 59,963,425 49,156,959 10,806,466 40,089,061 8,909,430 2,477,567 4,296,691 139,719 4,049,705 1,252 0
2016 60,907,307 50,297,237 10,610,070 41,233,126 8,808,736 2,505,754 4,221,557 132,757 4,004,169 1,208 0
2017 61,903,360 51,492,108 10,411,252 42,446,992 8,695,475 2,501,729 4,168,641 128,264 3,961,114 1,145 0
2018 62,906,222 52,743,734 10,162,488 43,721,450 8,537,332 2,510,248 4,107,523 120,640 3,907,966 1,063 0
2019 64,064,496 54,139,028 9,925,468 45,094,245 8,378,374 2,543,961 4,051,468 117,412 3,878,012 1,024 0
2020 64,850,867 55,232,480 9,618,387 46,329,595 8,151,016 2,428,044 4,003,635 114,886 3,822,730 961 0
2021 65,228,238 56,010,158 9,218,080 47,292,977 7,877,129 2,261,928 3,908,038 113,837 3,773,412 917 0
2022 65,994,457 57,153,724 8,840,733 48,587,883 7,604,098 2,113,864 3,847,785 111,784 3,728,173 870 0
  Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars)
1940 4,070 4,070 . . . 2,539 . . . 361 668 402 90 11 . . .
1945 23,801 23,801 . . . 12,538 . . . 2,040 4,858 2,391 1,893 81 . . .
1950 126,857 126,857 . . . 77,678 . . . 11,995 19,366 5,801 11,481 535 . . .
1955 411,613 411,613 . . . 276,942 . . . 39,416 46,444 13,403 34,152 1,256 . . .
1957 605,455 594,552 10,904 400,250 10,904 62,802 57,952 16,102 55,944 1,501 . . .
1960 936,321 888,320 48,000 596,849 40,668 90,503 93,275 23,795 89,054 2,178 . . .
1965 1,516,802 1,395,817 120,986 931,532 96,599 120,796 159,428 30,882 174,883 2,683 . . .
1966 1,638,548 1,502,863 135,685 983,338 107,627 123,262 175,100 31,983 192,821 2,642 21,777
1970 2,628,326 2,385,926 242,400 1,576,551 196,010 175,323 279,845 45,258 328,245 2,965 24,128
1975 5,727,758 5,047,656 680,102 3,436,752 562,180 332,159 544,048 85,676 747,903 3,685 15,354
1980 10,682,791 9,422,206 1,260,585 6,678,216 1,059,792 569,528 864,242 138,426 1,358,836 4,080 9,672
1985 15,901,579 14,441,682 1,459,896 10,736,304 1,285,375 796,351 858,006 123,557 2,094,003 3,609 4,373
1990 21,686,763 19,716,655 1,970,108 14,966,531 1,768,313 1,004,852 991,628 124,340 2,827,012 2,849 1,238
1991 23,076,535 20,912,298 2,164,237 15,914,665 1,946,823 1,049,463 1,045,006 127,510 2,989,385 2,767 915
1992 24,442,156 22,033,164 2,408,992 16,810,432 2,171,080 1,089,504 1,100,812 128,748 3,138,250 2,676 655
1993 25,662,445 23,011,870 2,650,575 17,595,964 2,390,829 1,117,643 1,160,403 129,752 3,264,849 2,557 448
1994 26,936,223 24,032,186 2,904,037 18,415,099 2,620,982 1,144,466 1,226,468 131,463 3,394,982 2,459 303
1995 28,148,078 24,993,131 3,154,947 19,199,157 2,853,365 1,164,029 1,283,288 131,430 3,514,262 2,349 197
1996 29,426,079 26,017,474 3,408,605 20,038,023 3,087,223 1,177,458 1,356,685 124,678 3,639,632 2,252 129
1997 30,463,716 26,884,933 3,578,782 20,864,462 3,252,919 1,185,143 1,389,552 122,488 3,646,898 2,173 79
1998 31,298,873 27,519,891 3,778,982 21,449,654 3,444,259 1,179,882 1,417,362 120,247 3,685,349 2,074 46
1999 32,578,327 28,548,030 4,030,297 22,339,070 3,679,691 1,188,814 1,473,988 120,157 3,774,601 1,975 30
2000 34,848,920 30,517,277 4,331,642 24,066,918 3,965,304 1,233,598 1,547,808 120,812 3,912,527 1,934 19
2001 36,504,206 31,823,443 4,680,763 25,215,898 4,295,600 1,246,333 1,624,285 122,526 3,997,687 1,868 9
2002 37,854,453 32,823,008 5,031,445 26,125,090 4,625,445 1,242,317 1,692,471 124,267 4,043,051 1,806 5
2003 39,541,528 34,048,860 5,492,667 27,230,634 5,060,493 1,247,504 1,763,910 126,278 4,110,963 1,744 3
2004 41,574,348 35,573,407 6,000,941 28,601,329 5,542,045 1,262,709 1,838,926 126,734 4,200,895 1,707 2
2005 44,351,668 37,743,696 6,607,972 30,521,815 6,114,705 1,298,722 1,945,508 129,246 4,339,977 1,694 1
2006 46,938,032 39,763,705 7,174,327 32,351,856 6,655,048 1,322,423 2,031,723 129,721 4,445,575 1,685 1
2007 49,218,145 41,552,564 7,665,581 34,004,494 7,127,082 1,333,410 2,095,892 128,742 4,526,864 1,661 --
2008 53,666,109 45,189,225 8,476,883 37,207,910 7,895,536 1,391,746 2,262,489 133,261 4,773,510 1,657 --
2009 55,905,731 47,015,977 8,889,754 39,020,920 8,288,762 1,390,950 2,311,770 134,547 4,757,157 1,626 --
2010 58,048,295 48,663,019 9,385,276 40,662,492 8,759,959 1,389,565 2,351,759 134,179 4,748,771 1,570 --
2011 62,213,382 52,022,544 10,190,838 43,736,668 9,523,184 1,441,063 2,470,586 138,495 4,901,819 1,567 0
2012 65,430,104 54,765,045 10,665,058 46,327,075 9,977,027 1,478,070 2,540,605 138,315 4,967,481 1,531 0
2013 68,544,382 57,601,391 10,942,991 49,026,786 10,250,098 1,530,076 2,585,288 137,450 5,013,184 1,500 0
2014 71,693,353 60,573,128 11,120,224 51,826,267 10,435,524 1,597,691 2,621,075 133,232 5,078,097 1,467 0
2015 73,642,029 62,594,690 11,047,339 53,790,278 10,386,494 1,657,556 2,613,041 131,328 5,061,912 1,419 0
2016 75,917,962 64,965,742 10,952,220 56,082,551 10,316,342 1,722,001 2,612,266 125,711 5,057,697 1,394 0
2017 79,732,580 68,700,465 11,032,116 59,602,066 10,407,363 1,781,537 2,670,587 125,101 5,144,568 1,358 0
2018 84,419,840 73,271,648 11,148,192 63,890,793 10,532,470 1,866,519 2,746,077 121,505 5,261,166 1,310 0
2019 88,523,452 77,384,831 11,138,621 67,769,892 10,537,097 1,951,654 2,787,982 121,442 5,354,084 1,301 0
2020 92,197,039 81,206,329 10,990,710 71,539,916 10,409,235 1,889,456 2,834,533 121,095 5,401,556 1,249 0
2021 99,804,910 88,536,308 11,268,602 78,413,357 10,699,469 1,855,160 3,003,832 128,236 5,703,579 1,277 0
2022 111,421,667 99,567,491 11,854,176 88,679,497 11,277,672 1,859,725 3,279,847 137,702 6,185,886 1,338 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
DI = Disability Insurance; OASDI = Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance; OASI = Old-Age and Survivors Insurance; . . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A5 Number of beneficiaries and average age, by type of benefit, December 2022
Type of benefit Number Average age
Total, OASDI 65,994,457 69
OASI 57,153,724 72
Retired workers 48,587,883 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,022,892 73
Children of retired workers 682,295 27
Under age 18 322,005 13
Disabled adult children 344,717 40
Students, aged 18–19 15,573 18
Children of deceased workers 2,019,827 25
Under age 18 1,284,822 12
Disabled adult children 685,728 49
Students, aged 18–19 49,277 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,516,872 76
Widowed mothers and fathers 111,784 45
Disabled widow(er)s 211,301 60
Parents of deceased workers 870 84
DI 8,840,733 50
Disabled workers 7,604,098 56
Spouses of disabled workers 90,972 60
Children of disabled workers 1,145,663 14
Under age 18 1,006,838 12
Disabled adult children 109,330 29
Students, aged 18–19 29,495 18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: DI = Disability Insurance; OASDI = Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance; OASI = Old-Age and Survivors Insurance.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A6 Number of beneficiaries and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 2022
Type of benefit All Male Female
  Number
Total, OASDI 65,994,457 29,967,061 36,027,396
Adults 62,146,672 27,934,482 34,212,190
Children 3,847,785 2,032,579 1,815,206
Under age 18 2,613,665 1,331,625 1,282,040
Disabled adult children 1,139,775 649,089 490,686
Students, aged 18–19 94,345 51,865 42,480
Retired workers and their spouses and children 51,293,070 24,309,018 26,984,052
Retired workers 48,587,883 23,797,793 24,790,090
Spouses 2,022,892 140,730 1,882,162
Children 682,295 370,495 311,800
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 8,840,733 4,413,079 4,427,654
Disabled workers 7,604,098 3,808,112 3,795,986
Spouses 90,972 8,368 82,604
Children 1,145,663 596,599 549,064
Survivors of deceased workers 5,860,654 1,244,964 4,615,690
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,516,872 152,366 3,364,506
Disabled widow(er)s 211,301 18,126 193,175
Widowed mothers and fathers 111,784 8,879 102,905
Children 2,019,827 1,065,485 954,342
Parents 870 108 762
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 1,825.14 2,020.38 1,637.71
Disabled workers 1,483.10 1,628.22 1,337.53
Widowed mothers and fathers 1,231.86 1,081.87 1,244.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s 1,705.27 1,508.58 1,714.18
Surviving children 1,067.36 1,067.63 1,067.07
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: OASDI = Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A7 Women: Number of beneficiaries and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and basis of entitlement, December 2022
Type of benefit and basis of entitlement Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total a 34,211,428 1,563.92
Workers 28,586,076 1,597.85
Retired 24,790,090 1,637.71
Full benefit 8,208,789 1,954.57
Reduced benefit 16,581,301 1,480.85
Disabled 3,795,986 1,337.53
Wives of retired and disabled workers 1,964,766 893.75
Entitlement based on care of children 55,749 561.01
Husband retired 29,951 759.14
Husband disabled 25,798 330.99
Entitlement based on age 1,909,017 903.47
Husband retired 1,852,211 917.50
Full benefit 584,465 1,177.56
Reduced benefit 1,267,746 797.61
Husband disabled 56,806 445.86
Widows 3,660,586 1,658.65
Entitlement based on care of children 102,905 1,244.80
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 3,364,506 1,714.18
Disabled, aged 50 to FRA 193,175 911.95
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
a. Excludes parents of deceased workers and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A8 Beneficiaries with benefits based on special minimum primary insurance amount: Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and sex, December 2022
Type of benefit and sex Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries 23,047 848.12 959.20
  Retirement benefits
Total 21,218 840.10 978.24
Retired workers 20,560 839.82 998.19
Men 9,976 844.23 763.58
Women 10,584 835.67 1,219.33
Wives and husbands of retired workers 569 843.13 348.95
Children of retired workers 89 883.95 392.28
  Disability benefits
Total 58 841.57 727.72
  Survivor benefits
Total 1,771 944.43 738.60
Nondisabled widow(er)s 1,026 928.46 773.91
Disabled widow(er)s 11 925.15 490.62
Widowed mothers and fathers 0 . . . . . .
Children of deceased workers 734 967.04 692.95
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
Benefit types 
Table 5.A10 Beneficiaries aged 60 or older: Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, and type of benefit, December 2022
Type of benefit Total, 60 or older 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–99 100 or older
  Number
  All beneficiaries
Total 57,836,168 1,141,666 4,641,695 14,287,406 14,664,605 10,695,340 6,572,297 3,608,945 2,152,088 72,126
Retired workers 48,587,883 . . . 2,473,971 12,158,293 13,528,271 9,750,745 5,838,338 3,074,549 1,711,730 51,986
Disabled workers 3,325,878 950,317 1,622,662 752,899 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wives and husbands 2,066,041 2,816 117,362 565,067 567,700 414,389 248,918 113,768 35,844 177
Survivors a 3,660,678 150,899 379,187 758,795 539,131 513,743 477,596 417,872 403,517 19,938
Disabled adult children 195,688 37,634 48,513 52,352 29,503 16,463 7,445 2,756 997 25
  Men
Subtotal 25,892,316 511,636 2,078,100 6,557,507 6,845,626 4,885,631 2,855,887 1,443,837 700,830 13,262
Retired workers 23,797,793 . . . 1,183,953 6,019,494 6,776,035 4,844,739 2,832,836 1,432,226 695,371 13,139
Disabled workers 1,680,639 474,203 823,088 383,348 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Husbands 148,228 68 4,159 58,969 35,211 24,253 14,895 7,587 (X) (X)
Survivors a 164,164 16,338 40,100 68,041 20,035 9,317 5,068 3,039 2,155 71
Disabled adult children 101,492 21,027 26,800 27,655 14,345 7,322 3,088 985 (X) (X)
  Women
Subtotal 31,943,852 630,030 2,563,595 7,729,899 7,818,979 5,809,709 3,716,410 2,165,108 1,451,258 58,864
Retired workers 24,790,090 . . . 1,290,018 6,138,799 6,752,236 4,906,006 3,005,502 1,642,323 1,016,359 38,847
Disabled workers 1,645,239 476,114 799,574 369,551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wives 1,917,813 2,748 113,203 506,098 532,489 390,136 234,023 106,181 (X) (X)
Survivors a 3,496,514 134,561 339,087 690,754 519,096 504,426 472,528 414,833 401,362 19,867
Disabled adult children 94,196 16,607 21,713 24,697 15,158 9,141 4,357 1,771 (X) (X)
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  All beneficiaries
Total 1,767.51 1,517.10 1,438.38 1,732.68 1,894.51 1,846.19 1,792.71 1,673.34 1,670.60 1,633.76
Retired workers 1,825.14 . . . 1,364.00 1,777.52 1,938.49 1,891.59 1,842.67 1,712.82 1,702.58 1,652.56
Disabled workers 1,615.37 1,569.02 1,624.56 1,654.07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wives and husbands 888.25 752.51 580.15 903.50 962.54 901.94 850.61 819.88 811.53 716.76
Survivors a 1,674.64 1,318.78 1,441.17 1,753.80 1,816.29 1,771.76 1,685.30 1,620.09 1,613.21 1,594.00
Disabled adult children 1,066.69 1,058.58 1,057.94 1,092.10 1,092.71 1,045.98 1,003.56 936.99 873.25 754.87
  Men
Subtotal 1,992.17 1,702.52 1,627.00 1,954.93 2,137.62 2,085.14 2,023.39 1,824.84 1,789.42 1,681.04
Retired workers 2,020.38 . . . 1,515.89 1,978.75 2,148.82 2,095.51 2,033.98 1,834.38 1,798.43 1,690.90
Disabled workers 1,816.22 1,752.14 1,827.86 1,870.49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Husbands 697.86 534.06 416.06 855.92 703.06 581.23 500.83 469.91 (X) (X)
Survivors a 1,451.98 1,116.51 1,301.85 1,629.85 1,621.11 1,433.18 1,208.18 998.95 916.01 791.57
Disabled adult children 1,056.33 1,042.71 1,040.82 1,083.61 1,089.37 1,034.88 995.29 933.50 (X) (X)
  Women
Subtotal 1,585.42 1,366.53 1,285.47 1,544.14 1,681.66 1,645.25 1,615.44 1,572.31 1,613.22 1,623.11
Retired workers 1,637.71 . . . 1,224.59 1,580.21 1,727.41 1,690.22 1,662.35 1,606.81 1,637.01 1,639.58
Disabled workers 1,410.20 1,386.64 1,415.29 1,429.57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wives 902.96 757.91 586.18 909.04 979.69 921.88 872.87 844.89 (X) (X)
Survivors a 1,685.09 1,343.33 1,457.65 1,766.01 1,823.82 1,778.01 1,690.42 1,624.64 1,616.95 1,596.87
Disabled adult children 1,077.84 1,078.67 1,079.08 1,101.60 1,095.88 1,054.88 1,009.42 938.93 (X) (X)
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals; . . . = not applicable.
a. Comprises disabled widow(er)s, nondisabled widow(er)s, widowed mothers and fathers caring for a deceased worker's child, and parents of deceased workers.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A14 Women aged 62 or older: Number of beneficiaries and percentage distribution, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 1960–2022, selected years
Year Total a Entitled as worker b Entitled as wife or survivor only
Subtotal Worker only Dually entitled
Subtotal Wife's benefit Survivor's benefit c Subtotal Wife's benefit Survivor's benefit c
  Number (thousands)
1960 6,619 2,866 2,563 303 159 141 3,753 2,174 1,546
1970 11,374 5,753 4,786 967 388 574 5,621 2,546 3,048
1975 14,010 7,586 5,926 1,660 617 1,039 6,424 2,745 3,659
1980 16,350 9,304 6,710 2,594 1,016 1,575 7,046 2,884 4,148
1985 18,412 10,805 7,096 3,709 1,594 2,112 7,607 3,018 4,580
1990 19,954 12,037 7,359 4,678 2,077 2,600 7,917 3,059 4,853
1991 20,207 12,251 7,398 4,853 2,158 2,695 7,956 3,062 4,889
1992 20,476 12,478 7,446 5,032 2,242 2,790 7,998 3,070 4,923
1993 20,647 12,656 7,479 5,177 2,312 2,864 7,991 3,053 4,934
1994 20,792 12,823 7,515 5,308 2,359 2,948 7,969 3,026 4,939
1995 20,888 12,974 7,554 5,420 2,398 3,022 7,914 2,985 4,926
1996 20,966 13,115 7,597 5,518 2,430 3,087 7,851 2,937 4,911
1997 21,049 13,396 7,779 5,617 2,461 3,156 7,653 2,892 4,758
1998 21,091 13,562 7,863 5,699 2,483 3,215 7,530 2,836 4,691
1999 21,147 13,719 7,947 5,772 2,499 3,272 7,429 2,784 4,642
2000 21,381 14,013 8,117 5,896 2,568 3,327 7,368 2,768 4,598
2001 21,442 14,205 8,244 5,962 2,584 3,377 7,237 2,711 4,524
2002 21,520 14,409 8,392 6,016 2,592 3,424 7,111 2,650 4,459
2003 21,627 14,643 8,579 6,063 2,603 3,460 6,985 2,593 4,389
2004 21,820 14,942 8,835 6,107 2,619 3,488 6,878 2,549 4,327
2005 22,066 15,291 9,126 6,165 2,650 3,514 6,775 2,511 4,264
2006 22,286 15,631 9,415 6,217 2,676 3,540 6,654 2,466 4,187
2007 22,526 15,987 9,716 6,271 2,706 3,565 6,539 2,423 4,115
2008 22,868 16,451 10,117 6,334 2,745 3,588 6,417 2,365 4,051
2009 23,466 17,131 10,584 6,442 2,823 3,619 6,334 2,337 3,996
2010 24,004 17,750 11,118 6,632 2,911 3,721 6,254 2,306 3,948
2011 24,533 18,360 11,657 6,702 2,952 3,750 6,173 2,279 3,894
2012 25,097 19,001 12,227 6,775 2,995 3,779 6,095 2,260 3,836
2013 25,685 19,662 12,825 6,837 3,029 3,808 6,024 2,250 3,774
2014 26,282 20,310 13,419 6,891 3,051 3,840 5,972 2,250 3,721
2015 26,870 20,939 13,997 6,942 3,067 3,875 5,931 2,261 3,670
2016 27,494 21,599 14,604 6,995 3,081 3,915 5,895 2,274 3,621
2017 28,121 22,288 15,248 7,040 3,081 3,958 5,833 2,260 3,573
2018 28,787 23,010 15,927 7,083 3,082 4,001 5,777 2,253 3,524
2019 29,546 23,787 16,646 7,141 3,091 4,050 5,759 2,263 3,496
2020 30,113 24,510 17,326 7,184 3,093 4,091 5,603 2,159 3,443
2021 30,584 25,156 17,930 7,226 3,071 4,156 5,428 2,026 3,401
2022 31,227 25,950 18,644 7,306 3,085 4,221 5,277 1,915 3,362
  Percentage distribution
1960 100.0 43.3 38.7 4.6 2.4 2.1 56.7 32.8 23.4
1970 100.0 50.6 42.1 8.5 3.4 5.0 49.4 22.4 26.8
1975 100.0 54.1 42.3 11.8 4.4 7.4 45.9 19.6 26.1
1980 100.0 56.9 41.0 15.9 6.2 9.6 43.1 17.6 25.4
1985 100.0 58.7 38.5 20.1 8.7 11.5 41.3 16.4 24.9
1990 100.0 60.3 36.9 23.4 10.4 13.0 39.7 15.3 24.3
1991 100.0 60.6 36.6 24.0 10.7 13.3 39.4 15.2 24.2
1992 100.0 60.9 36.4 24.6 10.9 13.6 39.1 15.0 24.0
1993 100.0 61.3 36.2 25.1 11.2 13.9 38.7 14.8 23.9
1994 100.0 61.7 36.1 25.5 11.3 14.2 38.3 14.6 23.8
1995 100.0 62.1 36.2 25.9 11.5 14.4 37.9 14.3 23.6
1996 100.0 62.6 36.2 26.3 11.6 14.7 37.4 14.0 23.4
1997 100.0 63.6 36.9 26.7 11.7 15.0 36.4 13.7 22.6
1998 100.0 64.3 37.3 27.0 11.8 15.2 35.7 13.4 22.2
1999 100.0 64.9 37.6 27.3 11.8 15.5 35.1 13.2 22.0
2000 100.0 65.5 38.0 27.6 12.0 15.6 34.5 12.9 21.5
2001 100.0 66.2 38.4 27.8 12.0 15.8 33.8 12.6 21.1
2002 100.0 67.0 39.0 28.0 12.0 15.9 33.0 12.3 20.7
2003 100.0 67.7 39.7 28.0 12.0 16.0 32.3 12.0 20.3
2004 100.0 68.5 40.5 28.0 12.0 16.0 31.5 11.7 19.8
2005 100.0 69.3 41.4 28.0 12.0 16.0 30.7 11.4 19.3
2006 100.0 70.1 42.3 27.9 12.0 15.9 29.9 11.1 18.8
2007 100.0 70.1 43.1 27.8 12.0 15.8 29.0 10.8 18.3
2008 100.0 71.9 44.2 27.7 12.0 15.7 28.1 10.3 17.7
2009 100.0 73.0 45.1 27.5 12.0 15.4 27.0 10.0 17.0
2010 100.0 73.9 46.3 27.6 12.1 15.5 26.1 9.6 16.4
2011 100.0 74.8 47.5 27.3 12.0 15.3 25.2 9.3 15.9
2012 100.0 75.7 48.7 27.0 11.9 15.1 24.3 9.0 15.3
2013 100.0 76.5 49.9 26.6 11.8 14.8 23.5 8.8 14.7
2014 100.0 77.3 51.1 26.2 11.6 14.6 22.7 8.6 14.2
2015 100.0 77.9 52.1 25.8 11.4 14.4 22.1 8.4 13.7
2016 100.0 78.6 53.1 25.4 11.2 14.2 21.4 8.3 13.2
2017 100.0 79.3 54.2 25.0 11.0 14.1 20.7 8.0 12.7
2018 100.0 79.9 55.3 24.6 10.7 13.9 20.1 7.8 12.2
2019 100.0 80.5 56.3 24.2 10.5 13.7 19.5 7.7 11.8
2020 100.0 81.4 57.5 23.9 10.3 13.6 18.6 7.2 11.4
2021 100.0 82.3 58.6 23.6 10.0 13.6 17.7 6.6 11.1
2022 100.0 83.1 59.7 23.4 9.9 13.5 16.9 6.1 10.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Dual entitlement data for 1993–2003 and all data for 2004 and 2005 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Excludes disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
c. Comprises disabled widows, nondisabled widows, widowed mothers caring for a deceased worker's child, and mothers of deceased workers.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A15 Women aged 65 or older: Number of beneficiaries and average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 2022
Entitlement Total, 65 or older 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
  Number
All women 65 or older a 28,688,326 7,702,032 7,802,071 5,799,810 3,711,800 2,163,268 1,509,345
Entitled as worker b 23,863,598 6,505,180 6,750,486 4,905,248 3,005,249 1,642,254 1,055,181
Worker only 16,809,706 5,369,335 5,244,633 3,319,797 1,730,146 754,591 391,204
Dually entitled 7,053,892 1,135,845 1,505,853 1,585,451 1,275,103 887,663 663,977
Wife's benefit 2,907,628 800,017 866,867 696,335 366,385 140,968 37,056
Survivor's benefit 4,146,264 335,828 638,986 889,116 908,718 746,695 626,921
Entitled as wife or survivor only 4,824,728 1,196,852 1,051,585 894,562 706,551 521,014 454,164
Wife's benefit 1,801,862 506,098 532,489 390,136 234,023 106,181 32,935
Survivor's benefit 3,022,866 690,754 519,096 504,426 472,528 414,833 421,229
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 1,618.10 1,545.73 1,682.88 1,646.23 1,616.18 1,572.85 1,613.98
Entitled as worker b 1,656.93 1,571.88 1,727.51 1,690.29 1,662.39 1,606.83 1,637.12
Worker only 1,658.83 1,606.51 1,772.55 1,688.44 1,584.29 1,422.91 1,385.67
Dually entitled 1,652.42 1,408.18 1,570.68 1,694.15 1,768.35 1,763.17 1,785.27
Wife's benefit 1,121.16 1,151.01 1,140.06 1,114.93 1,080.06 1,011.86 973.60
Survivor's benefit 2,024.97 2,020.82 2,154.86 2,147.79 2,045.86 1,905.01 1,833.24
Entitled as wife or survivor only 1,426.03 1,403.63 1,396.38 1,404.63 1,419.63 1,465.73 1,560.22
Wife's benefit 923.08 909.04 979.69 921.88 872.87 844.89 846.81
Survivor's benefit 1,725.82 1,766.01 1,823.82 1,778.01 1,690.42 1,624.64 1,616.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: “Survivors” comprise disabled widows, nondisabled widows, widowed mothers caring for a deceased worker's child, and mothers of deceased workers.
a. Excludes disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A16 Adult beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, and type of benefit, December 2022
Type of benefit Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older
  All adult beneficiaries
Total a 62,146,672 5,610,224 4,593,182 51,943,266 1,740.11 1,393.26 1,442.39 1,803.89
Retired workers 48,587,883 . . . 2,473,971 46,113,912 1,825.14 . . . 1,364.00 1,849.88
Disabled workers 7,604,098 5,228,537 1,622,662 752,899 1,483.10 1,414.58 1,624.56 1,654.07
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,022,892 24,741 93,009 1,905,142 900.97 739.27 627.50 916.42
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 90,972 25,898 24,353 40,721 408.42 324.40 399.29 467.32
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,516,872 103,791 307,610 3,105,471 1,705.27 1,499.24 1,562.48 1,726.30
Disabled widow(er)s 211,301 121,600 67,438 22,263 892.87 894.27 890.37 892.77
Widowed mothers and fathers 111,784 105,657 4,123 2,004 1,231.86 1,223.39 1,399.35 1,333.87
Parents of deceased workers 870 . . . 16 854 1,537.98 . . . 1,513.25 1,538.44
  Men
Subtotal a 27,934,482 2,634,267 2,051,300 23,248,915 1,955.89 1,522.70 1,634.66 2,033.32
Retired workers 23,797,793 . . . 1,183,953 22,613,840 2,020.38 . . . 1,515.89 2,046.79
Disabled workers 3,808,112 2,601,676 823,088 383,348 1,628.22 1,529.36 1,827.86 1,870.49
Husbands of retired workers 140,730 116 2,643 137,971 713.59 737.70 490.31 717.85
Husbands of disabled workers 8,368 822 1,516 6,030 393.00 268.33 286.62 436.74
Nondisabled widowers 152,366 11,852 34,465 106,049 1,508.58 1,267.83 1,397.75 1,571.50
Disabled widowers 18,126 11,308 5,325 1,493 689.50 692.69 686.80 674.97
Fathers caring for deceased worker's child 8,879 8,493 (X) (X) 1,081.87 1,075.42 (X) (X)
Fathers of deceased workers 108 . . . (X) (X) 1,436.84 . . . (X) (X)
  Women
Subtotal a 34,212,190 2,975,957 2,541,882 28,694,351 1,563.92 1,278.69 1,287.24 1,618.01
Retired workers 24,790,090 . . . 1,290,018 23,500,072 1,637.71 . . . 1,224.59 1,660.39
Disabled workers 3,795,986 2,626,861 799,574 369,551 1,337.53 1,300.91 1,415.29 1,429.57
Wives of retired workers 1,882,162 24,625 90,366 1,767,171 914.98 739.27 631.52 931.93
Wives of disabled workers 82,604 25,076 22,837 34,691 409.99 326.24 406.77 472.63
Nondisabled widows 3,364,506 91,939 273,145 2,999,422 1,714.18 1,529.07 1,583.27 1,731.77
Disabled widows 193,175 110,292 62,113 20,770 911.95 914.94 907.82 908.42
Mothers caring for deceased worker's child 102,905 97,164 (X) (X) 1,244.80 1,236.32 (X) (X)
Mothers of deceased workers 762 . . . (X) (X) 1,552.32 . . . (X) (X)
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (X) = suppressed to avoid disclosing information about particular individuals; . . . = not applicable.
a. Excludes student beneficiaries aged 18–19 and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.
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Table 5.A17 Disabled beneficiaries: Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, December 1957–2022
Year Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled beneficiaries Workers Widow(er)s Disabled adult children Workers Widow(er)s Disabled adult children
1957 178,719 149,850 . . . 28,869 72.76 . . . 38.62
1958 284,744 237,719 . . . 47,025 82.10 . . . 39.62
1959 416,896 334,443 . . . 82,453 89.00 . . . 42.96
1960 559,425 455,371 . . . 104,054 89.31 . . . 44.15
1961 742,296 618,075 . . . 124,221 89.59 . . . 45.28
1962 888,131 740,867 . . . 147,264 89.99 . . . 45.67
1963 993,656 827,014 . . . 166,642 90.59 . . . 46.45
1964 1,077,695 894,173 . . . 183,522 91.12 . . . 47.35
1965 1,186,464 988,074 . . . 198,390 97.76 . . . 51.77
1966 1,310,911 1,097,190 . . . 213,721 98.09 . . . 52.42
1967 1,422,778 1,193,120 . . . 229,658 98.43 . . . 53.41
1968 1,560,517 1,295,300 21,563 243,654 111.86 72.25 61.83
1969 1,690,982 1,394,291 39,469 257,222 112.74 71.02 62.79
1970 1,812,786 1,492,948 49,281 270,557 131.26 82.00 73.21
1971 1,990,098 1,647,684 56,743 285,671 146.52 90.11 81.37
1972 2,202,090 1,832,916 64,167 305,007 179.32 109.54 98.81
1973 2,415,383 2,016,626 78,769 319,988 183.00 111.14 100.14
1974 2,670,092 2,236,882 92,128 341,082 205.70 125.87 112.45
1975 2,960,620 2,488,774 109,511 362,335 225.90 137.70 122.80
1976 3,171,198 2,670,208 119,427 381,563 245.17 147.01 132.32
1977 3,368,954 2,837,432 127,276 404,246 265.30 156.11 142.12
1978 3,429,421 2,879,774 129,751 419,896 288.30 165.46 153.66
1979 3,435,761 2,870,590 129,833 435,338 322.00 180.52 171.55
1980 3,436,429 2,858,680 127,580 450,169 370.70 205.02 198.95
1981 3,361,130 2,776,519 121,590 463,021 413.20 226.58 224.51
1982 3,192,379 2,603,599 116,372 472,408 440.60 242.11 245.07
1983 3,168,992 2,569,029 111,591 488,372 456.20 250.33 257.78
1984 3,212,040 2,596,516 109,151 506,373 470.70 306.24 270.28
1985 3,289,485 2,656,638 107,005 525,842 483.80 315.26 281.92
1986 3,380,480 2,728,463 106,974 545,043 487.90 319.74 288.79
1987 3,453,414 2,785,859 106,282 561,273 508.20 333.89 304.32
1988 3,507,707 2,830,284 103,123 574,300 529.50 348.05 320.21
1989 3,583,451 2,895,364 101,630 586,457 556.00 366.72 339.47
1990 3,712,763 3,011,294 100,989 600,480 587.20 388.93 361.71
1991 3,925,472 3,194,938 114,489 616,045 609.40 406.96 378.86
1992 4,236,080 3,467,783 131,324 636,973 626.10 422.65 393.61
1993 4,529,466 3,725,966 147,015 656,485 641.70 434.20 407.20
1994 4,796,313 3,962,954 160,676 672,683 661.40 446.30 422.40
1995 5,044,388 4,185,263 173,024 686,101 681.80 458.30 437.30
1996 5,264,321 4,385,623 181,911 696,787 703.90 471.00 454.30
1997 5,400,781 4,508,134 187,938 704,709 721.60 480.40 468.60
1998 5,605,272 4,698,319 194,181 712,772 733.10 487.30 479.40
1999 5,798,776 4,879,455 198,795 720,526 754.10 499.90 495.60
2000 5,972,450 5,042,334 201,427 728,689 786.40 519.70 518.30
2001 6,214,972 5,274,183 204,243 736,546 814.50 536.70 537.60
2002 6,495,868 5,543,981 207,358 744,529 834.30 548.10 550.40
2003 6,835,846 5,873,673 209,359 752,814 861.60 563.80 567.00
2004 7,168,270 6,198,271 210,735 759,264 894.10 582.70 587.60
2005 7,500,525 6,518,989 213,001 768,535 938.00 609.40 616.30
2006 7,803,692 6,806,918 220,178 776,596 977.70 630.70 642.40
2007 8,118,382 7,098,723 224,982 794,677 1,004.00 645.50 660.30
2008 8,528,164 7,426,691 230,007 871,466 1,063.10 683.60 681.70
2009 8,945,376 7,788,013 236,480 920,883 1,064.30 682.70 676.30
2010 9,398,104 8,203,951 244,953 949,200 1,067.80 681.30 678.80
2011 9,803,581 8,575,544 251,011 977,026 1,110.50 703.54 705.84
2012 10,088,739 8,826,591 255,472 1,006,676 1,130.34 711.47 720.47
2013 10,228,364 8,940,950 257,248 1,030,166 1,146.42 716.79 734.68
2014 10,261,268 8,954,518 257,871 1,048,879 1,165.39 724.07 751.12
2015 10,237,204 8,909,430 259,331 1,068,443 1,165.79 719.11 754.96
2016 10,153,205 8,808,736 259,207 1,085,262 1,171.15 717.65 761.87
2017 10,059,166 8,695,475 258,286 1,105,405 1,196.87 729.44 782.03
2018 9,919,094 8,537,332 254,581 1,127,181 1,233.70 747.41 808.18
2019 9,765,096 8,378,374 246,142 1,140,580 1,257.65 760.03 826.24
2020 9,537,906 8,151,016 236,923 1,149,967 1,277.05 770.57 843.90
2021 9,243,999 7,877,129 224,171 1,142,699 1,358.30 817.88 904.36
2022 8,955,174 7,604,098 211,301 1,139,775 1,483.10 892.87 993.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: statistics@ssa.gov.