Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2002
Year All
benefits
Retired
workers
Disabled workers Wives and
husbands of—
Children of— Widowed
mothers
and
fathers
Widow(er)s Parents Special
age-72
beneficiaries
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
Total 185,609,790 76,358,747 19,823,005 17,879,508 3,694,843 7,020,103 20,634,107 14,210,430 4,743,351 19,864,372 113,890 1,267,434
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852 . . .
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272 . . .
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266 . . .
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264 . . .
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419 . . .
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755 . . .
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767 . . .
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422 . . .
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846 . . .
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675 . . .
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252 . . .
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147 . . .
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868 . . .
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946 . . .
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461 . . .
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538 . . .
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919 . . .
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585 . . .
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373 . . .
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797 . . .
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855 . . .
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138 . . .
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930 . . .
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698 . . .
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390 . . .
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958 . . .
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202 748,539
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658 273,567
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144 81,030
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093 45,027
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852 29,881
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635 24,965
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086 20,367
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655 15,111
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155 6,660
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969 3,688
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914 3,387
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870 3,474
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844 3,057
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788 2,025
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724 1,345
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606 948
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498 785
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431 939
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383 792
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381 537
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344 428
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286 243
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263 148
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281 105
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233 84
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246 54
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298 67
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238 51
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213 27
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200 28
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177 16
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157 13
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152 13
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118 9
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135 14
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129 1
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139 9
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2002 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount for retired workers (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Nondisabled widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.–Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.–Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.–Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.–Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.–Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.–Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.–Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.–Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.–Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.–Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.–Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.–Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.–Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.–Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.–Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.–Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.–Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.–Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.–Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.–Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.–Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.–Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.–Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100  percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2002
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 1,812,700 936.60 1,521,600 962.60 175,900 842.70 114,400 736.60
62–64 1,259,000 891.40 1,077,700 911.50 111,300 817.30 70,000 698.30
65–69 526,400 1,051.60 423,900 1,097.30 61,700 895.20 40,000 815.40
70 or older 27,300 804.90 20,000 859.00 2,900 699.50 4,400 628.50
Men
Subtotal 1,003,500 1,096.30 849,700 1,134.50 89,300 949.50 64,000 796.90
62–64 675,200 1,056.20 580,400 1,089.80 57,000 912.00 37,800 756.60
65–69 318,800 1,191.60 262,800 1,241.50 31,200 1,027.40 24,300 871.70
70 or older 9,500 750.60 6,500 794.20 1,100 677.90 1,900 643.60
Women
Subtotal 809,200 738.50 671,900 745.20 86,600 732.60 50,400 660.00
62–64 583,800 700.70 497,300 703.50 54,300 717.90 32,200 630.00
65–69 207,600 836.50 161,100 862.10 30,500 760.00 15,700 728.40
70 or older 17,800 833.90 13,500 890.20 1,800 712.60 2,500 617.10
Disabled workers
Total 754,900 911.30 522,700 954.40 122,800 827.30 109,100 799.70
Under 30 57,500 523.60 35,500 525.00 11,300 513.80 10,700 529.40
30–39 95,200 770.50 62,600 808.20 17,600 705.20 14,900 689.30
40–49 180,400 886.10 119,400 927.50 29,600 810.00 31,200 801.20
50–54 138,200 956.50 93,100 991.40 23,800 870.70 21,300 899.90
55–59 163,600 1,035.20 121,900 1,071.50 23,500 944.10 18,200 909.10
60 or older 120,000 1,025.80 90,200 1,064.30 17,000 970.20 12,800 828.40
Men
Subtotal 409,600 1,036.10 292,600 1,094.40 60,200 894.00 56,600 887.40
Under 30 32,900 521.80 20,000 521.20 5,800 474.80 7,100 562.00
30–39 48,300 807.10 32,100 843.20 8,800 742.90 7,400 726.60
40–49 95,100 982.60 63,100 1,045.90 14,800 861.20 17,000 856.90
50–54 70,500 1,101.60 50,100 1,146.20 10,200 956.60 10,200 1,027.70
55–59 93,000 1,215.30 72,500 1,260.00 11,500 1,048.40 9,000 1,069.20
60 or older 69,800 1,205.00 54,800 1,240.00 9,100 1,095.50 5,900 1,049.00
Women
Subtotal 345,300 763.30 230,100 776.50 62,600 763.20 52,500 705.10
Under 30 24,600 526.00 15,500 529.90 5,500 554.90 3,600 465.00
30–39 46,900 732.80 30,500 771.30 8,800 667.50 7,500 652.50
40–49 85,300 778.50 56,300 794.80 14,800 758.80 14,200 734.50
50–54 67,700 805.30 43,000 810.90 13,600 806.20 11,100 782.50
55–59 70,600 797.80 49,400 795.00 12,000 844.30 9,200 752.50
60 or older 50,200 776.70 35,400 792.40 7,900 825.80 6,900 639.70
Wives
Total 233,200 402.50 198,000 419.80 16,700 335.20 18,300 276.20
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 193,400 434.50 166,800 449.60 12,800 371.50 13,600 308.00
Entitlement based on care of children 13,900 398.70 11,600 414.50 1,100 339.00 1,200 300.30
Entitlement based on age 179,500 437.20 155,200 452.20 11,700 374.50 12,400 308.70
62–64 133,400 429.40 116,800 442.20 7,900 389.00 8,500 291.00
65–69 39,300 464.10 32,800 488.40 3,200 342.10 3,300 341.40
70 or older 6,800 434.90 5,600 449.10 600 357.20 600 379.80
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 39,800 246.90 31,200 260.20 3,900 216.20 4,700 184.40
Entitlement based on care of children 17,700 184.40 12,300 196.60 2,400 176.20 3,000 141.10
Entitlement based on age 22,100 297.00 18,900 301.60 1,500 280.20 1,700 260.90
Husbands
Total 12,900 236.90 8,800 238.00 1,300 272.10 2,800 217.20
Husbands of retired workers 10,800 249.70 7,800 1,260.00 1,000 296.20 2,000 210.90
Husbands of disabled workers 2,100 171.10 1,000 115.50 300 d 800 232.90
Children
Total 785,300 . . . 507,300 . . . 162,200 . . . 113,100 . . .
By age
Under age 18 543,100 369.70 339,800 395.90 110,800 303.40 92,000 352.00
Disabled, aged 18 or older 37,500 444.60 26,600 469.40 7,800 379.20 3,000 397.20
Students aged 18–19 204,700 517.00 140,900 542.90 43,600 466.60 18,100 424.00
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 107,600 424.20 76,200 452.40 21,500 368.90 9,600 328.00
Children of deceased workers 296,300 619.30 187,400 656.90 58,200 549.70 48,900 554.00
Children of disabled workers 381,400 246.80 243,700 270.50 82,500 205.90 54,600 201.70
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 35,500 625.50 24,100 655.20 4,200 542.50 7,200 574.60
By age
Under 30 3,200 515.70 1,700 526.40 500 355.70 1,000 577.50
30–39 12,300 573.60 8,400 595.20 1,600 508.60 2,300 539.80
40–49 14,500 704.50 9,600 752.70 1,700 637.50 3,200 595.70
50–59 4,700 592.90 3,900 593.00 100 d 700 588.70
60 or older 800 622.50 500 713.10 300 d . . . . . .
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 30,800 647.50 20,900 679.40 3,700 557.50 6,200 593.50
Widowed fathers 4,700 481.40 3,200 496.60 500 431.40 1,000 457.40
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 330,300 927.80 283,200 958.60 32,300 746.00 14,600 733.20
By age
60–64 154,000 881.60 124,700 913.00 19,100 762.30 10,100 717.60
65–69 54,000 896.10 45,500 932.60 6,400 664.60 2,100 810.00
70–74 32,100 994.50 29,400 1,009.30 1,900 860.70 700 821.20
75 or older 90,200 1,001.80 83,600 1,023.10 4,900 744.50 1,700 694.50
By basis of entitlement
Widows 315,300 943.80 271,400 975.30 30,300 755.40 13,400 734.30
Widowers 15,000 591.30 11,800 576.00 2,000 603.80 1,200 720.40
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 29,200 586.50 20,100 592.80 5,200 537.10 3,800 610.90
By age
50–54 10,700 554.70 6,100 579.70 2,400 511.90 2,100 510.80
55–59 15,500 615.90 12,200 615.20 1,800 542.00 1,500 710.30
60 or older 3,000 548.50 1,800 485.20 1,000 588.70 200 d
By basis of entitlement
Widows 28,400 591.30 19,700 597.40 5,000 537.50 3,600 622.20
Widowers 800 416.20 400 d 200 d 200 d
a. Includes 4,300 persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age in month of award and sex, 2002
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 1,812,551 914.30 1,001,135 1,077.30 811,416 713.00
62–64 1,254,782 871.80 673,044 1,039.60 581,738 677.60
62 893,906 822.20 464,647 991.10 429,259 639.40
63 123,999 923.70 70,621 1,075.30 53,378 723.00
64 236,877 1,031.50 137,776 1,184.60 99,101 818.60
65–69 531,976 1,018.90 319,221 1,166.00 212,755 798.20
65 492,116 1,034.60 297,828 1,187.70 194,288 799.80
Disability conversions 217,021 899.10 126,195 1,056.70 90,826 680.20
New entitlements 275,095 1,141.50 171,633 1,284.10 103,462 904.90
66 15,468 812.20 9,038 874.10 6,430 725.20
67 10,081 804.60 5,526 831.70 4,555 771.70
68 7,698 831.80 3,815 851.90 3,883 812.00
69 6,613 881.90 3,014 905.50 3,599 862.10
70–74 21,398 866.30 6,835 816.00 14,563 889.90
75 or older 4,395 610.30 2,035 541.20 2,360 669.80
Disabled workers
Total 750,003 898.10 406,336 1,020.10 343,667 753.90
Under 25 28,103 445.00 16,612 453.70 11,491 432.40
25–29 28,707 603.30 15,129 620.70 13,578 584.00
30–34 37,698 711.10 19,469 738.60 18,229 681.70
35–39 57,039 771.00 29,353 818.40 27,686 720.80
40–44 81,571 829.90 41,836 906.70 39,735 749.00
45–49 100,394 895.00 51,405 1,002.00 48,989 782.80
50–54 134,165 958.60 70,933 1,101.20 63,232 798.70
50 25,511 935.20 13,472 1,063.80 12,039 791.40
51 25,930 945.30 13,654 1,080.20 12,276 795.10
52 26,279 954.00 13,761 1,097.50 12,518 796.10
53 26,952 968.10 14,200 1,115.20 12,752 804.30
54 29,493 986.00 15,846 1,141.60 13,647 805.40
55–59 163,840 1,010.30 91,517 1,181.40 72,323 793.80
55 37,723 1,005.10 20,964 1,164.60 16,759 805.70
56 29,970 999.80 16,603 1,165.00 13,367 794.70
57 30,058 1,001.10 16,549 1,174.40 13,509 788.90
58 31,756 1,017.30 17,853 1,195.10 13,903 788.90
59 34,333 1,026.90 19,548 1,207.00 14,785 788.80
60–64 118,486 1,023.70 70,082 1,191.50 48,404 780.70
60 33,171 1,030.10 19,272 1,204.10 13,899 788.70
61 30,594 1,031.70 18,092 1,199.80 12,502 788.30
62 26,711 1,040.40 15,936 1,210.90 10,775 788.30
63 16,123 1,012.10 9,636 1,174.00 6,487 771.50
64 c 11,887 963.70 7,146 1,117.10 4,741 732.40
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
c. Includes 1,038 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age in month of award, and sex, 2002
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 1,288,882 873.30 692,982 1,040.20 595,900 679.40
62 893,906 822.20 464,647 991.10 429,259 639.40
63 123,999 923.70 70,621 1,075.30 53,378 723.00
64 224,256 1,032.20 130,197 1,184.90 94,059 821.00
65 45,733 962.40 26,875 1,104.00 18,858 760.50
66 or older 988 600.70 642 635.60 346 536.00
Disabled workers
Total 27,323 1,002.90 17,243 1,152.00 10,080 747.90
62 8,197 1,060.40 5,309 1,206.30 2,888 792.10
63 10,215 1,003.40 6,417 1,152.60 3,798 751.30
64 b 8,911 949.50 5,517 1,099.10 3,394 706.40
Wives and husbands
Total 249,737 334.30 4,259 205.90 245,478 336.60
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 228,808 339.60 3,703 212.70 225,105 341.60
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 20,929 277.40 556 160.60 20,373 280.60
By sex
Wives 245,478 336.60 . . . . . . 245,478 336.60
62 147,278 331.40 . . . . . . 147,278 331.40
63 38,640 326.00 . . . . . . 38,640 326.00
64 45,956 367.50 . . . . . . 45,956 367.50
65 8,110 334.60 . . . . . . 8,110 334.60
66 1,732 303.50 . . . . . . 1,732 303.50
67 or older 3,762 288.40 . . . . . . 3,762 288.40
Husbands 4,259 205.90 4,259 205.90 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 193,628 804.60 13,278 625.00 180,350 817.80
Nondisabled widows 180,350 817.80 . . . . . . 180,350 817.80
60 70,590 849.40 . . . . . . 70,590 849.40
61 22,966 860.80 . . . . . . 22,966 860.80
62 22,235 824.30 . . . . . . 22,235 824.30
63 15,633 782.40 . . . . . . 15,633 782.40
64 22,017 845.50 . . . . . . 22,017 845.50
65 16,168 665.80 . . . . . . 16,168 665.80
66 814 757.50 . . . . . . 814 757.50
67–69 2,029 749.60 . . . . . . 2,029 749.60
70 or older 7,898 719.40 . . . . . . 7,898 719.40
Nondisabled widowers 13,278 625.00 13,278 625.00 . . . . . .
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes 768 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2002
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas b 1,812,551 100.0 914.30 750,003 100.0 898.10
Alabama 30,846 1.7 888.40 20,045 2.7 875.20
Alaska 3,092 0.2 877.50 1,211 0.2 932.60
Arizona 33,342 1.8 927.80 13,816 1.8 913.10
Arkansas 19,709 1.1 859.40 11,907 1.6 853.40
California 180,114 9.9 904.80 67,656 9.0 863.70
Colorado 23,507 1.3 909.00 7,354 1.0 912.10
Connecticut 22,247 1.2 1,005.80 7,272 1.0 962.10
Delaware 5,555 0.3 957.80 2,332 0.3 927.50
District of Columbia 3,114 0.2 799.50 1,220 0.2 821.80
Florida 121,035 6.7 885.20 40,865 5.4 890.50
Georgia 47,907 2.6 901.90 21,822 2.9 895.00
Hawaii 7,855 0.4 903.40 2,337 0.3 923.00
Idaho 8,416 0.5 885.20 3,460 0.5 877.70
Illinois 73,910 4.1 941.80 28,888 3.9 941.90
Indiana 40,032 2.2 972.80 16,915 2.3 926.50
Iowa 20,327 1.1 920.60 6,812 0.9 881.10
Kansas 16,544 0.9 934.00 5,977 0.8 882.80
Kentucky 26,239 1.4 867.20 16,569 2.2 869.60
Louisiana 24,707 1.4 841.20 14,329 1.9 864.20
Maine 8,984 0.5 836.50 4,911 0.7 818.60
Maryland 31,861 1.8 932.90 10,396 1.4 945.40
Massachusetts 38,525 2.1 922.50 16,856 2.2 887.50
Michigan 63,901 3.5 1,003.20 29,311 3.9 943.40
Minnesota 31,066 1.7 946.20 10,822 1.4 910.30
Mississippi 18,576 1.0 854.10 11,134 1.5 859.00
Missouri 38,150 2.1 899.90 17,727 2.4 895.10
Montana 6,375 0.4 856.80 2,061 0.3 855.30
Nebraska 10,438 0.6 902.80 3,833 0.5 867.40
Nevada 15,529 0.9 904.90 6,119 0.8 938.20
New Hampshire 8,330 0.5 963.40 3,864 0.5 901.70
New Jersey 56,481 3.1 1,009.90 18,529 2.5 1,012.50
New Mexico 11,497 0.6 839.40 5,219 0.7 828.60
New York 122,274 6.7 962.30 45,894 6.1 970.40
North Carolina 57,250 3.2 908.60 27,807 3.7 890.80
North Dakota 3,828 0.2 846.80 1,252 0.2 861.80
Ohio 70,970 3.9 928.70 26,353 3.5 891.20
Oklahoma 23,610 1.3 877.30 10,504 1.4 869.10
Oregon 23,707 1.3 920.10 8,504 1.1 921.40
Pennsylvania 83,448 4.6 954.00 34,734 4.6 903.60
Rhode Island 6,594 0.4 916.50 3,108 0.4 849.70
South Carolina 28,870 1.6 899.00 14,039 1.9 901.30
South Dakota 4,852 0.3 846.90 1,486 0.2 825.00
Tennessee 40,501 2.2 896.90 19,390 2.6 880.50
Texas 111,900 6.2 887.00 51,818 6.9 878.20
Utah 10,575 0.6 918.60 3,411 0.5 893.30
Vermont 4,424 0.2 906.00 1,694 0.2 845.80
Virginia 45,272 2.5 918.10 17,522 2.3 897.60
Washington 36,884 2.0 955.80 14,743 2.0 927.20
West Virginia 12,808 0.7 906.40 8,570 1.1 905.00
Wisconsin 35,652 2.0 954.90 13,603 1.8 920.40
Wyoming 3,317 0.2 906.10 897 0.1 893.70
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 21,481 1.2 619.20 11,460 1.5 768.30
Other c 16,124 0.9 494.00 1,645 0.2 655.90
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes beneficiaries with state code unknown.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.