OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2005

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 1. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2005–December 2005
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 47,821 39,843 33,140 6,703 7,979
February 47,916 39,903 33,199 6,704 8,013
March 47,999 39,946 33,234 6,713 8,052
April 48,087 39,988 33,268 6,720 8,099
May 48,068 39,946 33,261 6,685 8,122
June 48,035 39,900 33,259 6,641 8,135
July 48,111 39,940 33,295 6,644 8,171
August 48,168 39,964 33,323 6,641 8,204
September 48,258 40,026 33,377 6,649 8,232
October 48,329 40,063 33,407 6,656 8,266
November 48,396 40,103 33,442 6,662 8,293
December 48,434 40,120 33,467 6,653 8,314
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 41,754 35,729 30,233 5,496 6,025
February 41,860 35,808 30,308 5,500 6,052
March 41,949 35,867 30,357 5,510 6,082
April 42,046 35,926 30,407 5,518 6,120
May 42,074 35,914 30,414 5,500 6,160
June 42,095 35,901 30,427 5,474 6,193
July 42,180 35,956 30,477 5,479 6,224
August 42,254 35,999 30,520 5,479 6,255
September 42,350 36,070 30,583 5,487 6,280
October 42,427 36,119 30,626 5,493 6,308
November 42,553 36,218 30,717 5,501 6,335
December 44,352 37,737 32,016 5,720 6,615
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 873.10 896.80 912.30 820.00 755.10
February 873.60 897.40 912.90 820.50 755.30
March 874.00 897.90 913.40 820.80 755.40
April 874.40 898.40 914.00 821.20 755.70
May 875.30 899.10 914.40 822.70 758.40
June 876.30 899.80 914.90 824.20 761.30
July 876.70 900.30 915.40 824.60 761.80
August 877.20 900.80 915.90 824.90 762.40
September 877.60 901.20 916.30 825.20 762.80
October 877.90 901.60 916.80 825.30 763.10
November 879.30 903.10 918.50 825.80 764.00
December 915.70 940.60 956.70 859.80 795.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are for the end of the specified month.
Some Social Security beneficiaries are entitled to more than one type of benefit. In most cases, they are dually entitled to a worker benefit and a higher spouse or widow(er) benefit. If both benefits are financed from the same trust fund, the beneficiary is usually counted only once in the statistics, as a retired-worker or a disabled-worker beneficiary, and the benefit amount recorded is the larger amount associated with the auxiliary benefit. If the benefits are paid from different trust funds the beneficiary is counted twice, and the respective benefit amounts are recorded for each type of benefit.
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.