OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 7. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2003–December 2003
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 407 315 239 76 92
February 342 243 169 74 99
March 400 283 197 86 117
April 379 265 190 76 114
May 359 251 180 71 107
June 366 253 182 70 113
July 343 244 181 62 100
August 361 254 186 68 107
September 363 255 184 71 108
October 342 241 174 67 101
November 408 271 186 85 137
December 264 193 145 48 71
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 798.10 840.00 875.30 729.40 653.60
February 728.00 761.30 791.90 691.80 646.70
March 731.70 769.30 804.80 687.50 641.00
April 728.10 765.30 799.20 680.50 641.20
May 734.20 768.50 803.40 680.00 653.60
June 736.60 773.10 807.80 682.90 654.90
July 754.00 788.20 822.80 687.90 670.60
August 744.70 775.60 810.00 682.10 671.20
September 741.80 774.00 808.90 683.60 666.10
October 741.20 775.60 813.00 677.80 658.90
November 730.10 766.30 804.80 682.00 658.20
December 778.50 818.50 856.30 703.20 669.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Award actions are processed not only for new beneficiaries but also for persons already on the rolls whose benefits in one category are terminated but who become entitled to another type of benefit. These actions are called conversions. Benefit conversions are included in the data, except for conversions of benefits for children of retired workers to benefits for children of deceased workers upon the death of the worker.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Excludes a number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would have been eligible for Social Security benefits had they applied. The reason they have not applied is that receipt of a Social Security benefit would reduce their Railroad Retirement benefit by a like amount. The number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would be eligible for a Social Security benefit if they applied is not available, but is estimated to be less than 100,000.
b. Benefits paid from the OASI trust fund to retired workers and their spouses and children and to all survivors.
c. Benefits paid from the DI trust fund to disabled workers and their spouses and children.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.