OASDI Monthly Statistics, October 2007

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 7. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, October 2006–October 2007
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
2006
October 385 262 187 74 124
November 398 276 199 77 122
December 283 204 150 54 79
2007
January 550 455 371 84 95
February 402 299 224 75 103
March 420 303 218 85 116
April 409 290 211 79 119
May 369 259 191 68 109
June 393 280 205 75 113
July 394 285 206 79 109
August 368 265 192 73 104
September 354 239 158 81 115
October 341 227 148 79 114
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
2006
October 801.10 841.10 884.10 732.50 716.70
November 798.60 844.50 888.70 730.80 694.80
December 854.30 899.30 944.50 774.50 737.90
2007
January 985.40 1,035.10 1,078.00 844.50 746.30
February 869.20 911.00 956.80 774.90 747.30
March 842.90 890.30 938.40 766.70 719.20
April 839.90 885.20 930.90 763.20 729.00
May 838.50 884.60 927.80 764.10 728.70
June 853.10 896.10 939.60 777.80 746.30
July 861.90 903.70 952.40 775.80 753.10
August 855.30 896.10 942.50 773.80 751.00
September 807.90 839.80 876.40 768.40 741.60
October 799.20 828.80 860.20 770.30 740.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: 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.
Beginning with April 2007, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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.
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