Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2003
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 189,931,568 78,150,063 20,600,466 18,185,339 3,742,026 7,132,095 20,939,516 14,645,383 4,782,557 20,372,678 114,011 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
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
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 1940–2003 (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
2003 (Jan.Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
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, 2003
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 1,794,200 946.40 1,516,000 970.70 163,000 866.70 114,900 740.00
62–64 1,229,700 893.00 1,055,100 910.00 105,000 840.60 69,600 713.40
65–69 528,300 1,074.50 433,800 1,119.50 54,200 921.90 40,000 797.60
70 or older 36,200 892.30 27,100 951.20 3,800 802.40 5,300 655.60
Men
Subtotal 964,000 1,108.50 817,000 1,144.90 85,000 964.10 61,900 826.80
62–64 644,600 1,060.50 553,000 1,089.40 56,200 924.10 35,400 825.80
65–69 309,000 1,213.30 257,600 1,266.20 27,000 1,041.10 24,300 845.20
70 or older 10,400 970.50 6,400 1,059.90 1,800 1,058.30 2,200 638.40
Women
Subtotal 830,200 758.20 699,000 767.10 78,000 760.60 53,000 638.80
62–64 585,100 708.40 502,100 712.50 48,800 744.40 34,200 597.00
65–69 219,300 879.10 176,200 904.80 27,200 803.50 15,700 724.00
70 or older 25,800 860.80 20,700 917.60 2,000 572.10 3,100 667.90
Disabled workers
Total 759,200 943.90 514,700 994.30 118,900 860.80 125,100 816.20
Under 30 50,700 554.50 30,400 579.60 9,500 536.70 10,800 499.40
30–39 88,000 774.30 53,100 796.30 17,200 761.00 17,700 721.30
40–49 183,800 895.50 118,400 946.30 32,400 827.70 32,700 780.20
50–54 141,300 996.00 93,900 1,041.70 22,200 901.20 25,200 908.90
55–59 172,400 1,052.10 124,000 1,085.50 21,900 1,016.70 26,400 924.20
60 or older 123,000 1,086.70 94,900 1,131.80 15,700 960.20 12,300 904.50
Men
Subtotal 417,500 1,070.60 293,300 1,138.60 58,800 915.30 65,100 905.90
Under 30 28,200 564.00 17,100 611.50 5,000 482.10 6,100 498.10
30–39 46,200 817.40 27,300 860.20 7,600 766.20 11,300 748.50
40–49 94,800 989.10 64,200 1,056.60 16,200 841.80 14,300 854.70
50–54 78,200 1,140.70 54,700 1,191.00 10,400 966.80 13,100 1,068.50
55–59 98,100 1,212.50 72,900 1,260.90 10,800 1,136.80 14,300 1,023.20
60 or older 72,000 1,269.70 57,100 1,315.50 8,800 1,093.00 6,000 1,104.50
Women
Subtotal 341,700 789.10 221,400 803.10 60,100 807.50 60,000 718.80
Under 30 22,500 542.50 13,300 538.60 4,500 597.20 4,700 501.10
30–39 41,800 726.80 25,800 728.80 9,600 756.90 6,400 673.30
40–49 89,000 795.90 54,200 815.60 16,200 813.70 18,400 722.30
50–54 63,100 816.60 39,200 833.40 11,800 843.30 12,100 736.10
55–59 74,300 840.30 51,100 835.10 11,100 899.90 12,100 807.20
60 or older 51,000 828.40 37,800 854.30 6,900 790.90 6,300 714.10
Wives
Total 217,000 407.00 182,000 424.40 16,100 340.90 18,700 296.40
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 176,400 447.50 150,300 464.70 11,800 377.90 14,100 325.50
Entitlement based on care of children 10,400 393.70 7,400 407.30 1,600 394.70 1,400 320.50
Entitlement based on age 166,000 450.90 142,900 467.60 10,200 375.20 12,700 326.10
62–64 124,400 442.10 108,900 455.90 7,400 345.80 8,000 345.70
65–69 36,600 486.30 30,700 508.40 2,500 459.10 3,300 306.00
70 or older 5,000 410.20 3,300 474.30 300 401.90 1,400 261.00
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 40,600 231.10 31,700 233.50 4,300 239.40 4,600 207.20
Entitlement based on care of children 19,700 166.60 14,200 169.40 2,400 160.90 3,100 158.40
Entitlement based on age 20,900 291.90 17,500 285.50 1,900 338.40 1,500 308.20
Husbands
Total 13,000 234.60 8,100 240.50 2,000 232.60 2,900 219.60
Husbands of retired workers 9,300 256.50 6,200 1,260.90 1,300 254.30 1,800 250.80
Husbands of disabled workers 3,700 179.70 1,900 181.50 700 192.20 1,100 168.60
Children
Total 790,900 . . . 479,200 . . . 155,200 . . . 154,400 . . .
By age
Under age 18 538,500 377.00 311,700 399.40 103,100 292.40 123,500 391.60
Disabled, aged 18 or older 35,200 445.70 23,300 452.10 6,600 400.10 5,300 474.20
Students aged 18–19 217,200 528.10 144,200 564.00 45,500 445.80 25,600 468.50
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 105,900 454.80 72,200 488.60 23,500 398.20 10,200 346.70
Children of deceased workers 297,000 635.40 161,100 711.70 51,600 510.90 82,900 565.50
Children of disabled workers 388,000 248.80 245,900 270.10 80,100 216.50 61,300 203.20
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 37,100 682.30 22,000 730.60 3,600 637.00 11,400 605.60
By age
Under 30 3,900 506.70 2,500 534.70 300 d 1,100 495.70
30–39 12,600 640.10 7,600 712.80 800 700.50 4,100 498.80
40–49 14,900 717.60 8,200 776.80 1,700 589.10 5,000 664.20
50–59 5,000 807.20 3,100 803.10 700 790.70 1,200 827.30
60 or older 700 778.60 600 768.50 100 d . . . . . .
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 32,000 708.60 18,800 768.30 3,200 656.20 9,900 615.10
Widowed fathers 5,100 517.10 3,200 509.30 400 d 1,500 542.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 332,000 939.60 203,100 989.50 18,800 747.90 109,100 878.40
By age
60–64 154,600 898.70 56,000 949.90 8,700 692.10 89,900 886.70
65–69 52,900 904.20 36,800 922.70 4,400 680.80 11,600 930.90
70–74 34,200 986.80 27,900 1,030.60 2,900 871.10 3,300 741.70
75 or older 90,300 1,012.60 82,400 1,032.40 2,800 898.80 4,300 666.30
By basis of entitlement
Widows 315,600 952.90 197,300 998.20 18,200 745.50 99,100 899.30
Widowers 16,400 684.30 5,800 694.50 600 818.30 10,000 670.40
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 29,600 555.10 12,500 552.60 2,300 451.70 14,800 573.20
By age
50–54 11,000 529.70 4,900 542.60 1,100 381.90 5,000 549.40
55–59 15,400 576.90 5,600 562.60 900 594.50 8,900 584.10
60 or older 3,200 537.20 2,000 549.20 300 d 900 596.70
By basis of entitlement
Widows 28,200 558.90 12,000 560.10 2,300 451.70 13,900 575.60
Widowers 1,400 478.10 500 373.90 . . . . . . 900 535.90
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.
a. Includes 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.
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, 2003
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 1,791,316 941.30 969,208 1,111.60 822,108 740.40
62–64 1,235,714 892.30 653,321 1,066.20 582,393 697.30
62 908,068 848.30 468,081 1,022.50 439,987 662.90
63 124,681 948.20 69,475 1,109.30 55,206 745.40
64 202,965 1,054.90 115,765 1,216.60 87,200 840.10
65–69 524,795 1,061.60 307,255 1,218.00 217,540 840.60
65 482,388 1,080.00 286,969 1,241.10 195,419 843.30
Disability conversions 198,045 930.20 113,629 1,095.00 84,416 708.40
New entitlements 284,343 1,184.30 173,340 1,336.90 111,003 946.00
66 16,758 865.90 9,236 938.00 7,522 777.50
67 10,689 827.10 4,950 848.80 5,739 808.30
68 8,103 835.50 3,411 840.20 4,692 832.10
69 6,857 878.00 2,689 879.10 4,168 877.30
70–74 24,862 899.40 6,599 822.00 18,263 927.40
75 or older 5,945 674.40 2,033 567.10 3,912 730.20
Disabled workers
Total 777,461 936.40 421,598 1,062.30 355,863 787.30
Under 25 24,697 478.70 14,323 486.80 10,374 467.40
25–29 28,861 637.50 15,192 657.90 13,669 614.90
30–34 39,577 731.60 20,205 761.70 19,372 700.10
35–39 57,095 794.10 29,394 843.30 27,701 741.80
40–44 83,586 854.40 43,116 933.20 40,470 770.40
45–49 104,643 921.50 53,972 1,029.60 50,671 806.30
50–54 139,744 990.30 74,388 1,129.70 65,356 831.60
50 26,928 959.40 14,179 1,086.90 12,749 817.50
51 26,855 977.00 14,072 1,111.30 12,783 829.10
52 27,351 989.30 14,618 1,129.00 12,733 829.00
53 28,154 1,002.70 15,043 1,146.50 13,111 837.80
54 30,456 1,018.80 16,476 1,167.80 13,980 843.10
55–59 172,772 1,052.00 96,299 1,224.50 76,473 834.70
55 38,328 1,038.00 21,328 1,197.50 17,000 838.00
56 37,983 1,052.10 20,798 1,221.70 17,185 846.70
57 31,499 1,053.20 17,510 1,229.90 13,989 832.00
58 31,675 1,052.90 17,845 1,230.50 13,830 823.60
59 33,287 1,066.00 18,818 1,247.60 14,469 829.80
60–65 126,486 1,071.50 74,709 1,244.10 51,777 822.50
60 36,367 1,078.80 21,114 1,256.60 15,253 832.80
61 32,505 1,083.40 19,224 1,257.90 13,281 831.00
62 27,823 1,089.60 16,592 1,266.10 11,231 828.90
63 16,595 1,053.10 9,863 1,222.30 6,732 805.30
64 11,410 1,013.50 6,851 1,167.40 4,559 782.20
65 1,786 964.90 1,065 1,102.30 721 762.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
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, 2003
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 1,348,118 906.10 718,330 1,079.00 629,788 708.80
62 908,068 848.30 468,081 1,022.50 439,987 662.90
63 124,681 948.20 69,475 1,109.30 55,206 745.40
64 201,815 1,055.60 115,104 1,217.50 86,711 840.80
65 112,543 1,060.10 65,050 1,212.10 47,493 851.80
66 or older 1,011 603.90 620 617.10 391 582.80
Disabled workers
Total 28,496 1,047.30 17,966 1,199.30 10,530 788.00
62 8,448 1,107.10 5,507 1,253.80 2,941 832.20
63 10,323 1,051.50 6,482 1,207.00 3,841 789.10
64 8,358 995.60 5,151 1,147.50 3,207 751.60
65 1,367 962.60 826 1,097.80 541 756.20
Wives and husbands
Total 251,447 346.00 . . . . . . 251,447 346.00
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 229,777 351.50 4,272 240.50 225,505 353.60
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 21,670 288.50 666 195.70 21,004 291.40
By sex
Wives 246,509 348.30 . . . . . . 246,509 348.30
62 141,741 338.30 . . . . . . 141,741 338.30
63 35,953 336.00 . . . . . . 35,953 336.00
64 44,014 380.90 . . . . . . 44,014 380.90
65 19,782 382.10 . . . . . . 19,782 382.10
66 1,591 307.30 . . . . . . 1,591 307.30
67 or older 3,428 295.60 . . . . . . 3,428 295.60
Husbands 4,938 234.40 4,938 234.40 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 185,807 844.40 13,757 662.20 172,050 858.90
Nondisabled widows 172,050 858.90 . . . . . . 172,050 858.90
60 67,320 896.00 . . . . . . 67,320 896.00
61 21,493 914.00 . . . . . . 21,493 914.00
62 20,324 872.30 . . . . . . 20,324 872.30
63 14,290 821.00 . . . . . . 14,290 821.00
64 21,390 881.70 . . . . . . 21,390 881.70
65 16,858 701.10 . . . . . . 16,858 701.10
66 712 791.70 . . . . . . 712 791.70
67–69 1,909 794.80 . . . . . . 1,909 794.80
70 or older 7,754 720.90 . . . . . . 7,754 720.90
Nondisabled widowers 13,757 662.20 13,757 662.20 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
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, 2003
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas b 1,791,316 100.0 941.30 777,461 100.0 936.40
Alabama 29,850 1.7 916.00 19,315 2.5 916.30
Alaska 3,130 0.2 888.50 1,247 0.2 922.30
Arizona 33,659 1.9 954.90 14,968 1.9 945.40
Arkansas 19,618 1.1 881.90 12,765 1.6 885.70
California 177,343 9.9 931.40 73,830 9.5 892.70
Colorado 23,979 1.3 929.70 7,921 1.0 963.30
Connecticut 22,267 1.2 1,036.30 7,899 1.0 1,010.80
Delaware 5,509 0.3 1,005.10 2,637 0.3 987.50
District of Columbia 2,861 0.2 835.70 1,317 0.2 858.30
Florida 121,546 6.8 915.10 42,501 5.5 933.20
Georgia 48,254 2.7 929.90 22,302 2.9 939.10
Hawaii 7,508 0.4 945.00 2,226 0.3 975.10
Idaho 8,434 0.5 910.80 3,460 0.4 910.00
Illinois 73,065 4.1 966.90 28,419 3.7 980.90
Indiana 40,183 2.2 1,001.10 17,440 2.2 957.10
Iowa 19,663 1.1 944.10 6,283 0.8 915.70
Kansas 16,265 0.9 964.10 6,329 0.8 941.60
Kentucky 26,137 1.5 900.40 17,196 2.2 903.90
Louisiana 24,148 1.3 868.70 13,731 1.8 894.50
Maine 9,057 0.5 874.80 5,401 0.7 860.00
Maryland 31,591 1.8 963.80 11,565 1.5 987.10
Massachusetts 37,576 2.1 952.30 17,855 2.3 934.80
Michigan 62,721 3.5 1,029.80 28,850 3.7 993.80
Minnesota 30,486 1.7 977.00 11,158 1.4 951.30
Mississippi 18,054 1.0 880.40 11,009 1.4 895.70
Missouri 37,782 2.1 926.30 18,357 2.4 929.40
Montana 6,459 0.4 884.40 2,154 0.3 886.30
Nebraska 10,305 0.6 931.10 3,934 0.5 901.10
Nevada 15,519 0.9 930.40 5,926 0.8 972.30
New Hampshire 8,369 0.5 978.60 4,048 0.5 951.50
New Jersey 53,641 3.0 1,041.40 20,392 2.6 1,057.50
New Mexico 11,422 0.6 864.50 5,376 0.7 870.90
New York 116,982 6.5 992.40 46,371 6.0 1,005.10
North Carolina 56,627 3.2 937.60 28,460 3.7 933.90
North Dakota 3,819 0.2 867.10 1,150 0.1 887.00
Ohio 70,703 3.9 951.70 28,287 3.6 925.20
Oklahoma 23,807 1.3 902.70 11,538 1.5 899.90
Oregon 24,189 1.4 942.10 8,820 1.1 963.10
Pennsylvania 82,032 4.6 982.20 37,044 4.8 937.60
Rhode Island 6,318 0.4 948.00 3,318 0.4 879.10
South Carolina 28,816 1.6 933.30 14,602 1.9 938.50
South Dakota 4,783 0.3 881.20 1,394 0.2 850.40
Tennessee 40,016 2.2 927.60 19,923 2.6 917.40
Texas 112,302 6.3 908.50 53,031 6.8 913.70
Utah 10,295 0.6 947.90 3,176 0.4 951.90
Vermont 4,217 0.2 940.10 1,761 0.2 893.00
Virginia 44,501 2.5 947.00 19,361 2.5 950.50
Washington 36,290 2.0 986.90 15,196 2.0 970.90
West Virginia 12,681 0.7 936.30 9,086 1.2 936.30
Wisconsin 35,567 2.0 983.10 13,834 1.8 967.50
Wyoming 3,402 0.2 946.90 1,030 0.1 950.40
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 21,710 1.2 627.30 10,919 1.4 811.10
Other c 15,858 0.9 499.80 1,349 0.2 729.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.