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Population Projections

  1. American
    Indians and
    Alaska Natives
  2. Divorced
    Spousal
    Beneficiaries
  3. Early
    Eligibility Age
    Beneficiaries
  4.  Lifetime 
    Low
    Earners

  5.  Oldest 
    Old
  6.  Sporadic 
    Low
    Earners
  7. Spousal-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  8. Survivor-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  9. Women
    & Dual
    Entitlement

Chart Descriptions - Spousal-Only Beneficiaries in 2050

Released: March 2015
Next expected update: 2018
Population Characteristics
Characteristic Spousal-only beneficiaries aged 62 or older Beneficiaries aged 62 or older
Number of beneficiaries 1 million 86 million
Women 81% 53%
Below 100% of the poverty threshold  
Scheduled benefits 8% 3%
Payable benefits 14% 7%
 
Median Credits Earned
Lifetime shared earnings quintile Spousal-only beneficiaries aged 62 or older Beneficiaries aged 62 or older
Lowest 14 99
Second lowest 19 152
Middle 17 172
Second highest 27 183
Highest 28 193