OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2004

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 7. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2004–December 2004
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 466 373 293 80 93
February 382 284 207 77 98
March 375 257 174 83 118
April 356 242 167 74 114
May 378 263 188 75 115
June 402 269 192 77 133
July 297 224 171 54 72
August 382 269 192 77 113
September 343 240 177 64 102
October 381 265 189 76 116
November 424 293 209 84 131
December 302 219 169 51 82
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 844.20 885.80 922.10 753.20 677.60
February 768.40 800.90 835.40 707.50 674.00
March 735.50 762.50 793.30 698.20 676.80
April 729.10 756.70 783.50 696.50 670.60
May 743.00 778.90 812.40 694.40 660.80
June 744.80 780.20 816.50 689.90 673.30
July 790.50 813.90 850.30 698.10 718.60
August 751.50 773.00 814.10 670.40 700.70
September 754.40 783.80 819.40 684.90 685.50
October 743.90 774.10 810.80 683.10 675.20
November 736.50 768.90 804.00 681.50 664.40
December 790.10 827.40 862.70 710.20 691.00
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.