OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2005

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 9. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2005–December 2005
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 85 53 3 28
February 75 44 3 27
March 83 49 4 30
April 81 48 4 29
May 75 46 3 26
June 66 41 3 22
July 70 43 3 24
August 70 42 3 24
September 65 37 3 25
October 73 41 3 29
November 78 44 3 31
December 54 30 2 22
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 758.30 821.10 701.50 647.50
February 716.10 764.60 691.80 641.90
March 709.90 753.00 687.70 642.90
April 701.90 739.70 675.20 642.50
May 699.00 737.50 684.20 632.80
June 696.90 740.50 691.40 618.70
July 701.90 748.00 687.70 622.50
August 698.80 742.60 682.70 625.00
September 700.50 745.10 680.30 636.00
October 697.50 744.00 672.90 634.50
November 698.80 744.70 686.50 634.70
December 738.70 782.40 707.80 682.80
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.