OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2004

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 9. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2004–December 2004
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 80 51 3 26
February 77 47 3 27
March 83 49 4 30
April 74 44 3 27
May 75 44 3 27
June 77 47 4 26
July 54 33 2 19
August 77 46 4 27
September 64 36 3 24
October 76 42 4 30
November 84 47 4 33
December 51 28 2 21
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 753.20 815.20 684.30 639.30
February 707.50 752.60 681.00 632.60
March 698.20 740.30 672.80 633.10
April 696.50 742.40 659.30 626.90
May 694.40 740.40 663.80 622.10
June 689.90 741.40 664.60 600.40
July 698.10 745.30 671.20 617.80
August 670.40 699.60 675.00 619.20
September 684.40 730.90 667.50 617.40
October 683.10 727.60 668.20 622.60
November 681.50 723.90 676.00 620.60
December 710.20 760.60 675.90 647.20
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 nondisabled widow(er)s aged 60 or older, disabled widow(er)s aged 50 or older, and dependent parents of deceased workers aged 62 or older.
b. A widow(er) or surviving divorced parent caring for the entitled child of a deceased worker who is under age 16 or is disabled.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.