Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Beneficiary Families

Table 5.H1 Number and average monthly family benefit for selected family groups, December 1945–2002, selected years
Year Retired-worker families Survivor families Disabled-worker families
Worker only Worker
and
wife a
Nondisabled
widow only
Widowed mother
or father and—
Worker only Worker, wife, b and— Worker
and
spouse
All Men Women 1 child 2 children 3 or more
children
All Men Women 1 child 2 or more
children
Number (thousands)
1945 416 338 78 181 95 86 48 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1950 1,240 939 301 498 314 82 53 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1955 3,266 2,054 1,212 1,124 700 126 86 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1960 5,742 2,922 2,820 2,122 1,527 172 113 114 357 261 96 22 32 22
1965 8,386 4,137 4,249 2,400 2,332 182 135 153 714 481 232 54 109 30
1970 10,533 4,904 5,629 2,457 3,080 183 155 182 1,054 680 374 77 164 43
1975 13,520 6,134 7,385 2,618 3,606 221 182 176 1,750 1,080 671 137 250 66
1980 16,314 7,286 9,028 2,736 4,033 239 184 134 2,061 1,257 804 154 228 80
1985 19,132 8,601 10,531 2,861 4,606 158 131 74 2,039 1,267 772 84 140 76
1986 19,664 8,849 10,816 2,883 4,666 151 123 68 2,096 1,301 795 82 136 74
1987 20,137 9,064 11,074 2,893 4,709 141 115 62 2,154 1,338 816 79 132 74
1988 20,567 9,264 11,302 2,896 4,749 137 112 61 2,194 1,353 841 77 125 71
1989 21,036 9,495 11,541 2,903 4,788 137 109 58 2,262 1,390 872 75 120 67
1990 21,537 9,752 11,786 2,914 4,825 133 106 57 2,370 1,448 922 75 118 63
1991 21,978 9,985 11,992 2,918 4,850 130 106 55 2,523 1,529 994 76 119 61
1992 22,434 10,218 12,216 2,928 4,871 129 103 54 2,738 1,643 1,094 78 125 61
1993 22,796 10,404 12,392 2,912 4,870 126 103 53 2,935 1,743 1,192 78 127 59
1994 23,124 10,573 12,552 2,885 4,862 123 100 51 3,121 1,830 1,292 76 128 57
1995 23,433 10,732 12,701 2,845 4,841 120 97 49 3,305 1,909 1,396 75 124 55
1996 23,705 10,874 12,831 2,799 4,815 117 78 41 3,473 1,973 1,500 61 104 53
1997 24,124 11,027 13,097 2,759 4,657 113 74 37 3,593 2,006 1,588 57 91 53
1998 24,409 11,163 13,246 2,703 4,589 111 69 34 3,769 2,074 1,695 52 80 53
1999 24,730 11,337 13,394 2,651 4,536 107 67 32 3,924 2,131 1,793 49 72 52
2000 25,452 11,780 13,672 2,638 4,491 102 65 30 4,080 2,191 1,890 45 65 50
2001 25,838 11,990 13,848 2,581 4,416 98 63 29 4,292 2,282 2,010 43 60 51
2002 26,247 12,218 14,029 2,525 4,353 98 62 28 4,536 2,391 2,145 41 56 50
Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1945 23.50 24.50 19.50 38.50 20.20 34.10 47.70 50.40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1950 42.20 44.60 34.80 71.70 36.50 76.90 93.90 92.40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1955 59.10 64.60 49.80 103.50 48.70 106.80 135.40 133.20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1960 69.90 79.90 59.60 123.90 57.70 131.70 188.00 181.70 87.90 91.90 76.90 184.70 192.20 135.50
1965 80.10 90.50 70.00 141.50 73.90 153.00 219.80 218.10 95.40 100.70 85.00 201.00 216.30 145.90
1970 114.20 128.70 101.60 198.90 102.40 213.00 291.10 289.90 128.10 136.30 113.10 264.10 273.20 199.20
1975 201.60 225.50 181.80 343.90 195.90 367.20 468.60 461.80 218.90 240.00 185.00 441.00 454.00 344.00
1980 333.00 377.10 297.40 566.60 311.60 612.80 759.20 740.50 355.40 396.20 291.70 727.00 746.10 573.00
1985 465.80 531.80 412.00 813.90 434.30 829.60 981.50 924.90 466.90 523.10 374.60 898.10 895.20 765.00
1986 475.20 542.60 420.10 831.30 444.90 841.70 994.00 939.80 470.70 527.80 377.40 896.90 888.30 773.30
1987 499.20 570.40 440.80 873.30 468.70 882.10 1,032.30 968.90 491.60 552.00 392.60 929.40 918.30 815.50
1988 522.70 597.20 461.70 914.10 493.60 921.80 1,070.40 1,012.90 512.20 576.10 409.50 960.20 938.40 855.40
1989 552.10 630.70 487.40 965.60 522.80 967.80 1,120.00 1,064.60 539.30 607.10 431.20 1,009.40 971.90 903.70
1990 588.30 671.90 519.10 1,026.60 557.90 1,020.20 1,177.70 1,124.60 570.40 642.80 456.80 1,062.10 1,016.00 960.80
1991 614.70 702.00 542.10 1,071.70 584.90 1,059.80 1,216.80 1,160.60 592.30 668.40 475.50 1,098.00 1,043.30 1,004.70
1992 637.80 728.10 562.30 1,110.50 609.00 1,086.90 1,252.40 1,190.80 609.50 688.70 490.70 1,122.10 1,057.40 1,045.00
1993 659.10 751.90 581.20 1,145.40 632.20 1,114.20 1,282.60 1,229.40 625.50 707.20 506.00 1,143.00 1,074.20 1,078.20
1994 682.30 777.80 601.80 1,183.70 657.10 1,150.10 1,328.40 1,271.00 646.20 731.80 525.00 1,177.60 1,100.00 1,118.60
1995 704.80 803.00 621.80 1,220.60 681.60 1,184.50 1,365.50 1,299.80 667.60 757.40 544.80 1,205.50 1,130.90 1,159.90
1996 730.00 831.10 644.20 1,262.10 708.70 1,222.50 1,450.60 1,347.20 690.60 785.30 566.00 1,245.90 1,148.50 1,200.60
1997 750.20 853.70 663.10 1,294.60 733.20 1,250.30 1,502.60 1,358.00 708.00 806.60 583.60 1,280.20 1,165.90 1,238.50
1998 765.10 870.50 676.40 1,317.70 750.90 1,277.00 1,537.70 1,393.20 720.00 820.20 597.40 1,300.40 1,189.40 1,261.90
1999 789.80 898.60 697.70 1,356.80 776.60 1,325.40 1,590.40 1,446.30 741.20 844.50 618.50 1,344.90 1,224.20 1,295.30
2000 830.10 945.90 730.30 1,419.90 812.30 1,387.90 1,675.40 1,513.20 773.60 880.70 649.40 1,394.20 1,274.30 1,355.50
2001 860.20 979.90 756.60 1,465.50 842.90 1,439.70 1,755.10 1,600.60 801.20 911.00 676.60 1,440.70 1,317.90 1,405.70
2002 881.30 1,003.80 774.60 1,494.20 863.40 1,473.20 1,812.10 1,664.50 820.50 931.90 696.40 1,468.10 1,352.50 1,449.20
a. Wife's entitlement based on age.
b. Wife's entitlement based on care of children.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1985–2002 are based on a 10 percent sample. Data for prior years are based on different sampling rates.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.H2 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit for selected family groups, December 2002
Family group Number a (thousands) Average primary
insurance amount
(dollars)
Average monthly
family benefit
(dollars)
Families Beneficiaries
Retired-worker families
Worker only 26,247 26,247 882.90 881.30
Men 12,218 12,218 1,106.40 1,003.80
Full benefit 3,767 3,767 1,141.20 1,180.90
Reduced benefit 8,451 8,451 1,090.90 924.90
Women 14,029 14,029 688.20 774.60
Full benefit 3,551 3,551 774.30 888.30
Reduced benefit 10,478 10,478 659.10 736.10
Worker and wife 2,525 5,051 1,125.30 1,494.20
Full worker benefit 867 1,735 1,179.80 1,732.70
Reduced worker benefit 1,658 3,316 1,096.80 1,369.40
Worker and husband 34 68 555.80 775.20
Worker and children 289 634 1,025.80 1,470.80
Male worker b 256 565 1,060.60 1,518.40
Female worker c 33 70 751.70 1,096.20
Worker, wife, and children 100 327 1,074.90 1,768.60
Worker, wife, and 1 child 82 246 1,083.70 1,777.30
Full worker benefit 25 76 1,109.30 1,963.60
Reduced worker benefit 56 169 1,072.00 1,693.10
Worker, wife, and 2 or more children 18 82 1,036.30 1,730.10
Full worker benefit 5 24 1,044.50 1,873.60
Reduced worker benefit 13 58 1,032.90 1,671.10
Survivor families
Nondisabled widow(er) only 4,392 4,392 1,015.80 861.60
Full benefit 1,846 1,846 1,019.20 963.60
Reduced benefit 2,546 2,546 1,013.40 787.70
Nondisabled widow(er) and children 95 196 932.40 1,494.90
Full benefit 58 119 914.90 1,523.30
Reduced benefit 37 77 960.50 1,451.00
Disabled widow(er) only 186 186 1,015.20 545.80
Widowed mother or father and children 188 507 1,003.70 1,613.60
1 child 98 196 989.60 1,473.20
2 children 62 187 1,043.60 1,812.10
3 or more children 28 124 964.60 1,664.50
Children only 1,089 1,485 826.20 784.60
1 child 804 804 829.30 620.30
2 children 204 408 831.10 1,224.80
3 or more children 81 273 782.60 1,306.30
Parents 2 2 975.30 790.70
Disabled-worker families
Worker only 4,536 4,536 823.90 820.50
Men 2,391 2,391 937.50 931.90
Women 2,145 2,145 697.20 696.40
Worker and spouse d 50 100 1,169.70 1,449.20
Worker and children 850 2,170 889.90 1,279.40
Male worker 533 1,372 946.90 1,368.50
Female worker 318 798 794.50 1,130.20
Worker, wife, and children 97 384 956.40 1,401.40
1 child 41 123 991.40 1,468.10
2 or more children 56 260 930.80 1,352.50
Worker, husband, and children 2 7 790.00 1,128.70
a. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
b. Includes 178,100 families with reduced retired-worker benefits.
c. Includes 32,500 families with reduced retired-worker benefits.
d. Where the disabled worker's spouse is dually entitled as a retired worker, the benefit amount shown for the spouse represents the difference between the entitlement amount as a spouse and as a retired worker.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: The term "full benefit" applies to benefits not subject to actuarial reduction, and the term "reduced benefit" applies to benefits subject to actuarial reduction.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.H3 Percentage distribution of retired-worker and disabled-worker families, by monthly benefit for selected family groups, December 2002
Monthly family benefit a (dollars) Retired worker only Retired
worker
and wife
Retired worker,
wife, and—
Disabled worker only Disabled worker,
wife, and—
Men Women 1 child 2 or more
children
Men Women 1 child 2 or more
children
Total
Number 12,217,930 14,028,990 2,525,410 81,850 18,460 2,391,130 2,144,590 41,130 56,170
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200.00 1.4 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.9 2.0 0.3 0.4
200.00–249.90 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.9 2.1 0.0 0.2
250.00–299.90 1.0 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.1 2.7 0.1 0.1
300.00–349.90 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.3 1.5 3.3 0.2 0.2
350.00–399.90 1.3 2.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 1.5 3.5 0.2 0.3
400.00–449.90 1.7 4.2 0.7 0.6 0.9 1.9 3.9 0.1 0.2
450.00–499.90 2.0 6.4 0.7 0.8 0.7 3.5 7.4 0.6 0.9
500.00–549.90 2.2 8.5 0.8 0.6 0.7 4.4 8.9 0.9 1.4
550.00–599.90 2.3 7.6 0.9 0.7 1.0 4.8 8.6 1.6 1.9
600.00–649.90 2.5 6.5 1.1 1.2 1.8 4.9 7.9 1.7 2.1
650.00–699.90 2.7 5.8 1.3 1.2 1.8 4.9 7.2 1.3 2.1
700.00–749.90 3.0 5.2 1.4 1.4 2.6 5.0 6.3 1.9 2.6
750.00–799.90 3.4 5.0 1.4 1.7 2.1 4.8 5.6 1.8 2.9
800.00–849.90 3.9 4.7 1.4 1.6 2.3 4.7 4.9 2.3 2.8
850.00–899.90 4.6 4.8 1.5 1.5 2.3 4.6 4.1 2.4 2.6
900.00–949.90 5.5 4.6 1.6 1.3 1.9 4.4 3.6 2.6 3.1
950.00–999.90 6.0 4.5 1.7 1.1 1.5 4.3 3.1 2.5 3.4
1,000.00–1,049.90 6.8 4.2 1.8 1.0 2.1 4.2 2.6 3.5 4.1
1,050.00–1,099.90 7.5 3.8 1.9 1.4 1.7 3.9 2.2 3.3 4.2
1,100.00–1,149.90 6.4 3.0 2.1 1.3 1.1 3.6 1.8 3.4 4.1
1,150.00–1,199.90 5.8 2.6 2.3 1.4 0.9 3.5 1.5 3.7 4.7
1,200.00–1,249.90 5.2 2.2 2.5 1.4 1.8 3.5 1.3 3.5 4.6
1,250.00–1,299.90 4.7 1.8 2.8 1.2 1.6 3.6 1.2 3.8 4.0
1,300.00–1,349.90 4.3 1.6 3.2 1.5 1.3 4.0 1.2 3.1 3.6
1,350.00–1,399.90 3.2 1.1 3.9 1.4 2.0 3.5 0.9 3.5 3.3
1,400.00–1,449.90 2.4 0.9 4.3 1.4 1.4 3.1 0.8 3.7 3.2
1,450.00–1,499.90 1.8 0.6 4.5 1.3 2.0 2.7 0.6 3.5 2.7
1,500.00–1,549.90 1.4 0.5 5.2 1.8 1.8 2.1 0.4 2.9 2.6
1,550.00–1,599.90 1.3 0.3 5.8 1.9 1.1 1.5 0.3 2.7 2.9
1,600.00–1,649.90 3.4 b 0.9 b 5.3 2.3 1.9 2.6 b 0.4 b 2.0 2.3
1,650.00–1,699.90 . . . . . . 4.6 2.5 2.2 . . . . . . 2.4 1.6
1,700.00–1,749.90 . . . . . . 4.2 3.3 2.5 . . . . . . 2.1 1.9
1,750.00–1,799.90 . . . . . . 3.8 3.0 2.7 . . . . . . 2.7 1.5
1,800.00–1,849.90 . . . . . . 3.4 3.5 2.1 . . . . . . 2.5 1.9
1,850.00–1,899.90 . . . . . . 3.0 3.7 3.0 . . . . . . 3.2 1.6
1,900.00–1,949.90 . . . . . . 2.6 3.9 3.3 . . . . . . 2.3 1.8
1,950.00–1,999.90 . . . . . . 2.3 4.4 2.4 . . . . . . 2.6 1.8
2,000.00–2,049.90 . . . . . . 1.9 3.8 3.4 . . . . . . 2.6 1.7
2,050.00–2,099.90 . . . . . . 1.7 4.3 2.4 . . . . . . 1.9 1.3
2,100.00–2,149.90 . . . . . . 1.4 3.8 3.5 . . . . . . 1.8 1.3
2,150.00–2,199.90 . . . . . . 1.2 3.2 2.9 . . . . . . 1.9 1.5
2,200.00–2,249.90 . . . . . . 1.1 2.8 2.9 . . . . . . 1.8 1.4
2,250.00–2,299.90 . . . . . . 0.9 2.9 2.3 . . . . . . 1.3 1.0
2,300.00–2,349.90 . . . . . . 0.8 2.7 2.2 . . . . . .. . . 1.3 1.3
2,350.00–2,399.90 . . . . . . 0.7 2.6 1.8 . . . . . . 1.1 0.8
2,400.00–2,449.90 . . . . . . 0.6 2.1 2.1 . . . . . . 1.3 0.7
2,450.00–2,499.90 . . . . . . 0.5 1.8 2.4 . . . . . . 0.8 0.4
2,500.00–2,549.90 . . . . . . 0.4 1.6 2.1 . . . . . . 0.6 0.7
2,550.00–2,599.90 . . . . . . 0.4 1.6 1.6 . . . . . . 0.5 0.3
2,600.00–2,649.90 . . . . . . 0.4 1.4 1.4 . . . . . . 0.2 0.4
2,650.00–2,699.90 . . . . . . 0.3 0.8 1.0 . . . . . . 0.4 0.3
2,700.00 or more . . . . . . 1.3 5.4 8.0 . . . . . . 1.1 1.1
Average monthly family benefit (dollars) 1,003.80 774.60 1,494.20 1,777.30 1,730.10 931.90 696.40 1,468.10 1,352.50
a. Cases involving actuarial reduction may be represented in all benefit intervals for which values are shown.
b. $1,600 or more.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.H4 Percentage distribution of survivor families, by monthly benefit for selected family groups, December 2002
Monthly family benefit (dollars) Widowed mother or father and— Children only Widow only
1 child 2 children 3 or more
children
1 child 2 children 3 or more
children
Nondisabled Disabled
Total
Number 98,040 62,190 27,990 803,890 204,100 80,820 4,353,130 180,810
Percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200.00 0.2 0.1 0.3 3.4 1.2 1.2 0.7 9.9
200.00–249.90 0.2 0.2 0.4 2.0 0.9 1.3 0.8 4.9
250.00–299.90 0.4 0.3 0.4 2.0 1.2 1.6 1.3 4.9
300.00–349.90 0.4 0.4 0.6 6.8 1.5 2.0 1.9 5.5
350.00–399.90 0.6 0.6 0.8 7.0 1.5 2.2 2.0 6.9
400.00–449.90 0.7 0.5 0.6 7.4 1.5 2.1 2.5 6.9
450.00–499.90 0.9 0.6 0.6 7.3 2.0 2.3 2.9 7.1
500.00–549.90 0.5 0.6 1.1 7.1 1.7 2.0 3.2 6.8
550.00–599.90 0.6 0.7 1.1 7.6 1.4 1.9 3.7 5.9
600.00–649.90 1.0 0.7 0.9 7.4 1.7 1.9 4.6 5.7
650.00–699.90 1.1 0.9 1.4 6.9 2.0 2.3 5.2 5.5
700.00–749.90 1.9 1.3 2.3 5.8 3.1 3.4 6.0 5.2
750.00–799.90 2.4 1.8 3.3 5.1 3.6 3.9 6.2 4.2
800.00–849.90 2.6 2.1 2.6 4.4 4.0 4.2 6.8 3.9
850.00–899.90 2.7 2.4 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.9 7.4 3.2
900.00–949.90 2.7 2.7 3.8 3.4 3.8 3.9 7.6 4.2
950.00–999.90 2.8 2.0 3.1 3.5 4.1 3.5 7.1 3.4
1,000.00–1,049.90 2.9 1.6 2.6 2.7 3.8 3.0 6.1 2.4
1,050.00–1,099.90 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.6 2.7 5.1 1.6
1,100.00–1,149.90 3.1 1.5 1.5 4.3 a 3.7 2.0 4.0 1.6 a
1,150.00–1,199.90 3.2 1.3 1.6 . . . 3.4 1.8 3.1 . . .
1,200.00–1,249.90 3.1 1.6 2.2 . . . 3.3 1.7 2.6 . . .
1,250.00–1,299.90 3.4 1.6 1.1 . . . 3.2 1.7 2.1 . . .
1,300.00–1,349.90 3.3 1.5 2.1 . . . 3.0 1.5 1.8 . . .
1,350.00–1,399.90 3.3 2.1 1.7 . . . 2.7 1.8 1.2 . . .
1,400.00–1,449.90 3.2 1.9 1.2 . . . 2.6 1.9 0.9 . . .
1,450.00–1,499.90 2.9 1.6 2.2 . . . 2.3 1.8 0.6 . . .
1,500.00–1,549.90 3.1 2.3 2.1 . . . 2.3 1.4 2.2 b . . .
1,550.00–1,599.90 3.0 1.7 1.6 . . . 1.9 1.7 . . . . . .
1,600.00–1,649.90 2.6 1.6 1.9 . . . 1.9 1.6 . . . . . .
1,650.00–1,699.90 3.0 2.2 1.3 . . . 1.8 1.7 . . . . . .
1,700.00–1,749.90 2.4 2.0 1.5 . . . 1.7 1.5 . . . . . .
1,750.00–1,799.90 2.5 2.4 2.1 . . . 1.6 1.6 . . . . . .
1,800.00–1,849.90 2.5 2.4 2.1 . . . 1.4 1.7 . . . . . .
1,850.00–1,899.90 2.7 2.8 1.5 . . . 1.5 1.7 . . . . . .
1,900.00–1,949.90 2.7 2.4 2.6 . . . 1.6 1.6 . . . . . .
1,950.00–1,999.90 2.5 2.5 1.9 . . . 1.6 1.9 . . . . . .
2,000.00–2,049.90 2.5 2.5 2.9 . . . 1.4 1.5 . . . . . .
2,050.00–2,099.90 2.3 2.4 2.0 . . . 1.3 1.5 . . . . . .
2,100.00–2,149.90 2.1 2.6 2.4 . . . 1.4 1.4 . . . . . .
2,150.00–2,199.90 2.0 2.3 1.7 . . . 1.2 1.5 . . . . . .
2,200.00–2,249.90 1.9 2.1 2.2 . . . 1.1 0.9 . . . . . .
2,250.00–2,299.90 1.7 2.8 1.8 . . . 0.9 1.3 . . . . . .
2,300.00–2,349.90 1.3 2.9 1.6 . . . 0.9 1.2 . . . . . .
2,350.00–2,399.90 1.4 2.2 1.4 . . . 0.8 1.0 . . . . . .
2,400.00–2,449.90 1.0 2.0 2.0 . . . 0.8 1.0 . . . . . .
2,450.00–2,499.90 0.8 1.8 1.3 . . . 0.5 1.0 . . . . . .
2,500.00–2,549.90 0.6 1.9 1.2 . . . 0.3 0.8 . . . . . .
2,550.00–2,599.90 0.4 1.5 1.2 . . . 0.3 0.8 . . . . . .
2,600.00–2,649.90 0.4 1.9 1.4 . . . 0.3 0.8 . . . . . .
2,650.00–2,699.90 0.4 1.5 1.3 . . . 0.2 0.6 . . . . . .
2,700.00 or more 0.9 12 .4 11.6 . . . 0.4 4.4 . . . . . .
Average monthly family benefit (dollars) 1,473.20 1,812.10 1,664.50 620.30 1,224.80 1,306.30 863.40 550.80
a. $1,100 or more.
b. $1,500 or more.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.