Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Summary

Table 5.A1 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and race, December 2004
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Total, OASDI d 47,707,380 871.80 39,914,910 901.50 4,900,440 735.10 2,746,370 688.90
OASI 39,755,170 895.30 34,337,420 919.50 3,510,700 756.50 1,809,980 710.70
Retirement benefits 33,024,800 910.74 29,106,610 928.88 2,671,080 799.64 1,176,430 719.37
Retired workers 29,971,970 955.00 26,433,790 973.20 2,451,480 835.10 1,023,760 777.20
Spouses of retired workers 2,569,560 478.10 2,322,600 490.00 121,200 396.50 118,830 331.90
Children of retired workers 483,270 465.90 350,220 494.10 98,400 412.80 33,840 330.50
Survivor benefits 6,730,320 819.77 5,230,770 867.52 839,610 619.16 633,550 694.43
Children of deceased workers 1,904,670 625.00 1,201,490 675.40 404,970 524.20 285,780 557.20
Widowed mothers and fathers 182,900 687.20 122,840 735.80 26,800 592.90 31,990 582.70
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,431,020 920.20 3,771,610 942.70 371,010 734.80 276,520 861.70
Disabled widow(er)s 209,700 582.10 133,780 594.50 36,610 515.40 38,550 603.00
Parents of deceased workers 2,030 830.10 1,050 865.90 220 853.50 710 782.50
DI 7,952,210 754.20 5,577,490 790.90 1,389,740 681.10 936,390 646.90
Disabled workers 6,192,210 894.10 4,417,140 925.90 1,040,980 829.20 694,260 794.80
Spouses of disabled workers 154,070 229.60 116,010 241.30 17,750 203.90 19,720 184.50
Children of disabled workers 1,605,930 264.80 1,044,340 280.60 331,010 240.80 222,410 226.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 145,660 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
d. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2004
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All retired workers
Total 29,971,970 955.00 26,433,790 973.20 2,451,480 835.10 1,023,760 777.20
62–64 2,686,350 885.50 2,324,510 901.90 233,740 824.80 127,310 697.70
62 757,510 858.10 653,570 874.60 63,650 804.20 39,780 673.60
63 937,680 886.70 812,270 902.70 82,110 826.20 43,170 700.10
64 991,160 905.10 858,670 921.80 87,980 838.20 44,360 717.00
65–69 7,814,170 974.70 6,730,950 995.80 720,370 872.40 358,530 786.70
65 1,469,430 979.60 1,256,980 999.70 136,270 888.70 75,040 807.30
66 1,704,600 1,005.00 1,470,250 1,026.40 155,750 901.60 77,820 809.00
67 1,614,090 990.90 1,388,970 1,013.20 150,330 883.80 74,040 790.90
68 1,536,120 954.90 1,326,260 975.50 139,730 855.00 69,360 762.10
69 1,489,930 938.50 1,288,490 959.20 138,290 828.40 62,270 756.50
70–74 6,658,000 942.40 5,834,830 961.90 572,800 825.20 242,590 756.50
70 1,433,790 934.70 1,243,860 955.00 130,450 828.30 58,140 742.90
71 1,334,060 941.10 1,159,630 961.40 119,870 826.20 53,380 764.10
72 1,333,260 954.00 1,164,410 973.70 119,940 835.50 47,720 774.30
73 1,285,780 943.90 1,137,640 962.50 103,110 820.80 43,010 753.70
74 1,271,110 938.80 1,129,290 957.20 99,430 811.70 40,340 747.80
75–79 5,526,740 950.70 4,944,500 967.30 417,010 815.30 146,710 795.50
75 1,181,510 938.00 1,049,900 955.20 93,250 811.40 35,070 778.30
76 1,164,720 950.30 1,040,030 966.80 88,770 819.90 32,250 800.10
77 1,128,260 957.00 1,009,240 974.30 85,140 816.20 30,120 794.70
78 1,051,870 949.00 945,200 964.20 77,260 815.20 25,260 798.40
79 1,000,380 961.00 900,130 977.20 72,590 813.90 24,010 812.20
80–84 4,036,720 941.70 3,652,210 956.30 277,680 798.40 89,730 801.10
80 954,950 946.50 861,290 961.80 67,830 803.70 22,010 800.70
81 871,730 940.00 788,220 954.50 59,440 798.40 20,800 804.00
82 798,460 940.20 720,270 954.90 56,420 802.60 18,110 799.00
83 754,910 939.60 685,930 954.00 50,220 789.50 15,530 799.20
84 656,670 941.00 596,500 954.90 43,770 795.30 13,280 802.40
85–89 2,161,080 1,021.10 1,966,480 1,036.40 144,410 848.90 39,740 894.20
85 549,760 957.80 497,390 973.10 39,010 802.50 10,600 815.00
86 505,850 999.90 461,710 1,014.40 32,610 835.80 9,170 855.10
87 429,090 1,029.10 391,560 1,043.60 27,450 852.70 7,900 926.70
88 364,860 1,090.90 331,630 1,108.00 25,360 896.50 6,260 975.40
89 311,520 1,074.50 284,190 1,089.20 19,980 894.90 5,810 968.80
90–94 860,200 1,021.20 778,050 1,038.50 63,500 829.30 15,200 910.70
95 or older 228,710 929.40 202,260 950.60 21,970 746.50 3,950 844.00
Men
Subtotal 15,438,070 1,076.50 13,678,160 1,100.70 1,159,820 912.60 573,370 836.40
62–64 1,372,950 1,053.20 1,183,740 1,084.50 121,280 901.30 67,510 778.10
62 379,370 1,029.20 327,100 1,060.20 32,100 882.30 19,880 759.00
63 480,030 1,055.20 413,350 1,086.90 43,600 900.20 23,000 777.60
64 513,550 1,069.10 443,290 1,100.20 45,580 915.80 24,630 794.00
65–69 4,270,060 1,125.60 3,694,910 1,157.60 364,860 958.20 208,310 854.40
65 790,660 1,146.40 679,610 1,179.40 69,200 975.90 41,450 891.40
66 930,220 1,166.20 805,670 1,199.20 78,290 993.40 45,890 883.60
67 886,840 1,144.60 766,570 1,178.20 76,820 971.80 43,100 856.60
68 844,020 1,094.10 731,370 1,124.90 71,200 936.40 41,110 819.90
69 818,320 1,071.50 711,690 1,100.90 69,350 908.20 36,760 812.00
70–74 3,618,000 1,066.60 3,192,410 1,092.80 283,470 900.40 137,750 808.80
70 782,580 1,063.60 683,020 1,092.50 65,560 902.50 33,440 793.70
71 727,330 1,067.00 636,110 1,094.70 59,490 902.70 31,030 818.20
72 721,840 1,082.50 634,470 1,109.30 59,690 911.50 26,930 833.50
73 697,060 1,064.40 621,710 1,088.40 50,020 894.50 24,140 808.40
74 689,190 1,055.30 617,100 1,078.50 48,710 887.30 22,210 789.10
75–79 2,897,740 1,060.90 2,613,600 1,080.80 195,920 888.00 80,430 846.40
75 632,830 1,050.70 567,590 1,071.30 44,740 888.00 19,030 834.40
76 617,200 1,065.70 555,630 1,085.80 42,320 898.70 17,900 856.40
77 591,560 1,070.20 533,340 1,091.70 39,760 887.80 16,720 834.40
78 547,270 1,052.60 495,470 1,071.10 35,920 882.00 14,140 840.10
79 508,880 1,065.70 461,570 1,084.50 33,180 881.10 12,640 873.20
80–84 1,981,840 1,012.30 1,806,100 1,028.20 119,540 851.00 49,360 834.50
80 480,070 1,038.60 436,400 1,056.10 30,010 868.90 12,170 840.70
81 435,340 1,018.70 396,400 1,034.80 26,090 856.80 11,500 840.10
82 393,200 1,008.30 357,010 1,024.80 24,740 852.30 10,010 825.90
83 362,500 998.40 332,180 1,013.00 20,860 835.60 8,180 828.30
84 310,730 983.90 284,110 997.80 17,840 828.40 7,500 834.10
85–89 927,540 1,097.30 851,810 1,111.60 51,650 923.00 20,070 941.60
85 250,300 1,006.40 228,380 1,020.60 15,250 855.10 5,610 848.40
86 222,700 1,062.80 204,890 1,077.00 12,190 896.20 4,680 881.00
87 182,740 1,112.20 168,560 1,125.20 9,480 936.30 3,890 971.20
88 149,230 1,203.70 137,070 1,220.30 8,440 998.00 3,090 1,048.20
89 122,570 1,193.50 112,910 1,206.20 6,290 1,019.10 2,800 1,070.60
90–94 306,730 1,123.90 279,600 1,140.10 18,070 931.20 7,840 964.10
95 or older 63,210 1,013.60 55,990 1,035.10 5,030 807.40 2,100 907.40
Women
Subtotal 14,533,900 826.00 12,755,630 836.50 1,291,660 765.50 450,390 702.00
62–64 1,313,400 710.10 1,140,770 712.30 112,460 742.20 59,800 606.80
62 378,140 686.40 326,470 688.70 31,550 724.70 19,900 588.20
63 457,650 710.10 398,920 711.90 38,510 742.60 20,170 611.70
64 477,610 728.80 415,380 731.30 42,400 754.80 19,730 620.70
65–69 3,544,110 793.00 3,036,040 799.00 355,510 784.20 150,220 692.90
65 678,770 785.20 577,370 788.30 67,070 798.70 33,590 703.50
66 774,380 811.20 664,580 816.90 77,460 808.80 31,930 701.80
67 727,250 803.50 622,400 810.10 73,510 791.80 30,940 699.40
68 692,100 785.10 594,890 791.90 68,530 770.40 28,250 678.00
69 671,610 776.40 576,800 784.30 68,940 748.20 25,510 676.50
70–74 3,040,000 794.60 2,642,420 803.80 289,330 751.40 104,840 687.70
70 651,210 779.80 560,840 787.50 64,890 753.30 24,700 674.10
71 606,730 790.30 523,520 799.30 60,380 750.90 22,350 689.00
72 611,420 802.30 529,940 811.30 60,250 760.30 20,790 697.60
73 588,720 801.20 515,930 810.90 53,090 751.40 18,870 683.70
74 581,920 801.00 512,190 811.10 50,720 739.10 18,130 697.30
75–79 2,629,000 829.30 2,330,900 839.90 221,090 750.90 66,280 733.70
75 548,680 808.10 482,310 818.60 48,510 740.60 16,040 711.90
76 547,520 820.10 484,400 830.20 46,450 748.10 14,350 729.80
77 536,700 832.30 475,900 842.70 45,380 753.50 13,400 745.20
78 504,600 836.60 449,730 846.30 41,340 757.20 11,120 745.40
79 491,500 852.70 438,560 864.40 39,410 757.30 11,370 744.50
80–84 2,054,880 873.60 1,846,110 886.00 158,140 758.70 40,370 760.30
80 474,880 853.50 424,890 865.00 37,820 751.90 9,840 751.20
81 436,390 861.50 391,820 873.30 33,350 752.70 9,300 759.40
82 405,260 874.20 363,260 886.20 31,680 763.80 8,100 765.60
83 392,410 885.30 353,750 898.50 29,360 756.70 7,350 766.90
84 345,940 902.40 312,390 915.90 25,930 772.50 5,780 761.20
85–89 1,233,540 963.80 1,114,670 978.90 92,760 807.60 19,670 845.90
85 299,460 917.10 269,010 932.80 23,760 768.80 4,990 777.40
86 283,150 950.50 256,820 964.50 20,420 799.70 4,490 828.10
87 246,350 967.50 223,000 981.90 17,970 808.60 4,010 883.60
88 215,630 1,012.80 194,560 1,028.80 16,920 845.90 3,170 904.50
89 188,950 997.20 171,280 1,012.10 13,690 837.90 3,010 874.00
90–94 553,470 964.30 498,450 981.50 45,430 788.80 7,360 853.90
95 or older 165,500 897.30 146,270 918.30 16,940 728.40 1,850 772.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 62,940 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2004
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled workers
Total 6,192,210 894.10 4,417,140 925.90 1,040,980 829.20 694,260 794.80
Under 20 1,210 375.90 740 377.40 210 380.80 260 367.50
20–24 55,470 486.00 35,180 490.10 10,570 461.20 9,330 499.50
20 3,360 398.90 2,140 403.10 650 364.90 550 431.00
21 6,280 429.60 4,090 432.80 990 392.90 1,160 444.70
22 11,370 462.30 7,030 468.80 2,150 438.50 2,070 465.90
23 15,140 499.00 9,890 501.90 2,750 459.80 2,390 532.10
24 19,320 523.20 12,030 527.90 4,030 506.70 3,160 529.00
25–29 135,860 589.70 86,340 604.20 26,420 569.40 22,060 563.90
25 23,000 551.10 14,850 563.30 4,650 525.70 3,350 536.50
26 24,420 565.30 15,240 576.60 5,120 551.10 3,850 546.70
27 28,490 591.80 18,060 601.00 5,730 590.30 4,540 561.80
28 28,630 606.40 18,290 624.20 5,070 577.10 5,020 578.30
29 31,320 619.90 19,900 640.40 5,850 592.90 5,300 581.70
30–34 220,920 666.80 142,510 688.10 40,250 641.90 36,180 615.90
30 34,670 639.70 21,570 663.50 6,950 615.00 5,910 588.60
31 37,000 640.50 23,300 665.70 7,140 613.60 6,250 582.00
32 42,930 660.40 27,410 678.80 7,820 636.80 7,250 621.50
33 49,370 676.90 32,340 698.00 8,600 659.20 8,050 616.40
34 56,950 696.40 37,890 714.30 9,740 670.50 8,720 653.80
35–39 368,060 731.60 245,410 752.70 66,190 694.90 52,830 685.30
35 59,450 706.10 39,400 728.90 10,330 669.80 9,150 658.40
36 66,280 717.10 44,090 733.80 11,820 686.00 9,790 683.10
37 70,000 731.80 46,050 754.60 13,000 688.40 10,140 689.40
38 79,810 743.70 53,410 766.00 14,280 705.10 11,330 696.20
39 92,520 747.60 62,460 768.40 16,760 713.00 12,420 693.70
40–44 617,850 789.60 427,630 815.50 109,140 722.60 76,230 747.20
40 104,560 767.50 71,110 791.30 18,850 715.90 13,810 720.70
41 111,580 774.30 76,710 800.50 19,460 711.30 14,490 728.20
42 123,000 782.70 85,110 808.10 21,810 706.30 15,250 755.40
43 133,470 799.70 93,200 825.80 23,430 725.40 15,730 766.00
44 145,240 813.70 101,500 840.70 25,590 747.40 16,950 760.20
45–49 860,730 850.90 594,530 879.40 155,740 783.70 104,170 792.70
45 156,860 827.10 108,400 854.50 28,390 756.30 18,970 780.30
46 162,390 833.00 112,250 858.30 29,390 769.70 19,620 788.60
47 173,890 848.50 120,640 875.50 31,200 783.20 20,730 791.40
48 181,590 862.10 124,550 895.30 33,190 789.30 22,490 789.90
49 186,000 877.80 128,690 907.00 33,570 813.80 22,360 810.90
50–54 1,069,350 915.80 743,700 942.90 190,110 862.30 126,930 838.80
50 193,630 888.40 133,650 918.10 34,600 828.00 23,780 813.90
51 204,090 907.20 142,050 935.10 36,680 848.70 23,810 833.30
52 216,450 916.80 152,020 943.30 37,540 860.50 25,290 841.20
53 225,380 927.20 156,210 952.50 40,180 878.20 27,080 854.80
54 229,800 934.30 159,770 961.00 41,110 889.70 26,970 847.00
55–59 1,351,330 972.20 978,620 997.90 218,560 920.50 144,870 880.20
55 248,910 950.20 172,830 973.00 44,390 911.60 29,400 877.00
56 268,280 968.00 191,300 992.10 43,740 917.30 30,700 895.10
57 291,840 980.80 213,880 1,003.90 45,250 930.90 30,720 895.70
58 281,940 982.80 209,300 1,009.30 42,940 925.30 28,220 878.00
59 260,360 976.30 191,310 1,007.10 42,240 917.30 25,830 850.20
60–65 1,511,430 992.00 1,162,480 1,022.10 223,790 917.50 121,400 845.30
60 279,590 990.50 212,280 1,018.40 42,630 928.80 23,810 858.20
61 305,310 995.90 233,480 1,024.00 45,510 930.80 25,460 856.90
62 301,190 1,001.70 232,370 1,034.30 43,520 924.10 24,470 833.60
63 281,600 992.20 217,200 1,023.30 41,370 911.40 22,420 844.90
64 263,090 983.40 204,350 1,014.60 38,840 898.50 19,470 829.10
65 80,650 973.00 62,800 1,001.40 11,920 885.80 5,770 846.30
Men
Subtotal 3,373,410 1,002.00 2,448,890 1,047.60 537,620 888.50 362,990 872.80
Under 20 710 381.80 440 392.00 110 378.60 160 356.00
20–24 32,670 497.60 20,960 501.70 5,800 465.80 5,690 517.10
20 1,940 412.10 1,270 417.30 380 364.10 270 473.50
21 3,710 443.40 2,390 451.60 570 400.80 730 451.90
22 6,640 472.30 4,110 483.10 1,260 433.00 1,200 476.40
23 9,190 513.40 6,110 514.60 1,480 464.90 1,540 555.20
24 11,190 532.20 7,080 533.60 2,110 521.90 1,950 542.40
25–29 75,740 599.00 48,060 619.10 14,220 567.10 12,880 565.20
25 13,050 563.80 8,380 580.40 2,590 522.40 1,980 551.50
26 13,900 570.20 8,660 586.70 2,670 550.50 2,420 539.50
27 15,760 602.20 9,870 620.80 3,210 582.00 2,620 558.80
28 15,890 621.90 10,400 642.70 2,480 589.80 2,840 584.70
29 17,140 624.90 10,750 651.00 3,270 584.20 3,020 582.00
30–34 117,190 682.10 75,180 705.40 20,710 645.50 20,090 638.70
30 18,520 647.80 11,510 670.00 3,720 605.30 3,140 621.80
31 19,350 649.90 12,060 676.20 3,710 623.10 3,380 593.70
32 23,050 673.50 14,720 696.40 4,050 628.30 4,080 639.90
33 26,140 700.00 16,990 725.30 4,310 663.20 4,580 645.80
34 30,130 715.00 19,900 733.20 4,920 691.60 4,910 672.90
35–39 198,500 749.70 131,090 776.70 35,500 697.60 29,620 699.00
35 32,280 717.80 21,240 741.60 5,650 679.00 5,050 669.70
36 35,630 732.40 23,290 751.00 6,360 691.50 5,520 706.00
37 37,840 749.10 24,820 781.00 6,940 682.40 5,590 697.60
38 42,890 763.90 28,580 793.30 7,350 710.10 6,460 704.40
39 49,860 770.90 33,160 799.60 9,200 714.90 7,000 710.80
40–44 334,690 826.00 231,430 859.00 58,450 738.70 41,840 775.50
40 56,960 798.00 38,520 829.10 10,320 728.90 7,670 741.50
41 60,040 803.70 40,740 834.60 10,780 725.90 7,910 761.60
42 66,780 816.90 46,440 847.80 11,420 719.80 8,440 784.40
43 72,300 837.90 50,530 872.00 12,560 741.20 8,520 792.70
44 78,610 860.00 55,200 895.50 13,370 770.50 9,300 791.70
45–49 464,020 916.30 322,680 955.60 83,640 811.10 53,980 851.50
45 84,880 880.10 58,820 917.60 15,170 772.40 10,250 831.00
46 87,440 891.90 60,810 925.10 15,720 800.10 10,220 842.50
47 93,430 914.90 65,110 955.00 16,780 805.60 10,740 849.00
48 98,990 930.70 68,100 977.00 18,210 817.70 11,830 845.60
49 99,280 955.70 69,840 994.00 17,760 852.10 10,940 887.90
50–54 572,500 1,017.30 408,360 1,053.80 96,030 917.20 63,050 938.60
50 103,750 971.80 73,110 1,010.60 17,790 875.30 11,820 888.20
51 108,750 1,001.50 77,570 1,038.20 18,580 897.30 11,810 926.80
52 115,990 1,019.80 84,070 1,055.60 18,340 917.50 12,730 934.40
53 120,910 1,038.10 85,480 1,074.10 20,630 938.50 13,710 964.00
54 123,100 1,046.90 88,130 1,081.90 20,690 949.50 12,980 972.30
55–59 736,630 1,116.60 544,780 1,154.80 111,750 1,010.90 74,390 1,005.40
55 134,960 1,071.40 95,430 1,108.00 23,050 983.20 15,120 984.20
56 146,500 1,105.40 106,690 1,141.20 22,170 1,003.20 15,990 1,021.60
57 159,650 1,126.00 119,020 1,161.00 23,650 1,030.40 15,710 1,015.60
58 153,770 1,137.30 116,870 1,174.90 21,430 1,020.00 14,640 1,015.00
59 141,750 1,138.10 106,770 1,181.60 21,450 1,018.00 12,930 986.70
60–65 840,760 1,169.10 665,910 1,206.60 111,410 1,047.40 61,290 989.20
60 154,500 1,159.90 120,510 1,196.60 21,170 1,054.10 12,310 992.70
61 167,730 1,172.10 132,110 1,209.00 22,600 1,056.30 12,460 998.20
62 167,280 1,183.10 133,070 1,222.40 22,050 1,050.80 11,660 990.30
63 157,600 1,171.30 124,880 1,209.90 20,690 1,046.70 11,730 985.80
64 148,180 1,163.00 118,910 1,199.90 18,960 1,035.70 10,110 971.80
65 45,470 1,149.90 36,430 1,184.00 5,940 1,015.60 3,020 1,005.60
Women
Subtotal 2,818,800 765.00 1,968,250 774.60 503,360 765.90 331,270 709.40
Under 20 500 367.50 300 356.10 100 383.20 100 385.80
20–24 22,800 469.40 14,220 473.10 4,770 455.70 3,640 472.10
20 1,420 380.90 870 382.50 270 366.00 280 390.10
21 2,570 409.60 1,700 406.40 420 382.20 430 432.60
22 4,730 448.20 2,920 448.60 890 446.30 870 451.40
23 5,950 476.70 3,780 481.50 1,270 453.80 850 490.20
24 8,130 510.80 4,950 519.80 1,920 490.10 1,210 507.30
25–29 60,120 578.00 38,280 585.50 12,200 572.00 9,180 562.00
25 9,950 534.50 6,470 541.20 2,060 529.80 1,370 514.90
26 10,520 558.80 6,580 563.20 2,450 551.70 1,430 558.80
27 12,730 579.00 8,190 577.00 2,520 600.80 1,920 565.90
28 12,740 587.00 7,890 599.80 2,590 564.80 2,180 569.90
29 14,180 613.80 9,150 628.00 2,580 603.90 2,280 581.30
30–34 103,730 649.50 67,330 668.90 19,540 638.00 16,090 587.50
30 16,150 630.50 10,060 656.10 3,230 626.20 2,770 550.90
31 17,650 630.10 11,240 654.50 3,430 603.50 2,870 568.30
32 19,880 645.20 12,690 658.40 3,770 646.00 3,170 597.70
33 23,230 650.90 15,350 667.90 4,290 655.30 3,470 577.70
34 26,820 675.50 17,990 693.30 4,820 649.00 3,810 629.20
35–39 169,560 710.40 114,320 725.30 30,690 691.70 23,210 667.90
35 27,170 692.30 18,160 714.10 4,680 658.70 4,100 644.60
36 30,650 699.40 20,800 714.50 5,460 679.50 4,270 653.50
37 32,160 711.30 21,230 723.70 6,060 695.20 4,550 679.30
38 36,920 720.40 24,830 734.60 6,930 699.80 4,870 685.40
39 42,660 720.40 29,300 733.00 7,560 710.70 5,420 671.80
40–44 283,160 746.60 196,200 764.20 50,690 704.00 34,390 712.70
40 47,600 731.00 32,590 746.60 8,530 700.10 6,140 694.80
41 51,540 740.10 35,970 761.80 8,680 693.10 6,580 687.90
42 56,220 742.10 38,670 760.40 10,390 691.30 6,810 719.60
43 61,170 754.60 42,670 771.20 10,870 707.20 7,210 734.40
44 66,630 759.00 46,300 775.50 12,220 722.20 7,650 721.90
45–49 396,710 774.40 271,850 788.90 72,100 751.90 50,190 729.50
45 71,980 764.50 49,580 779.50 13,220 737.90 8,720 720.70
46 74,950 764.30 51,440 779.30 13,670 734.80 9,400 729.90
47 80,460 771.40 55,530 782.40 14,420 757.20 9,990 729.50
48 82,600 780.00 56,450 796.70 14,980 754.90 10,660 728.10
49 86,720 788.60 58,850 803.70 15,810 770.70 11,420 737.20
50–54 496,850 798.80 335,340 807.90 94,080 806.40 63,880 740.30
50 89,880 792.00 60,540 806.40 16,810 778.00 11,960 740.60
51 95,340 799.70 64,480 811.00 18,100 798.70 12,000 741.20
52 100,460 797.90 67,950 804.50 19,200 806.00 12,560 746.80
53 104,470 798.90 70,730 805.40 19,550 814.50 13,370 742.80
54 106,700 804.40 71,640 812.10 20,420 829.10 13,990 730.80
55–59 614,700 799.20 433,840 800.90 106,810 826.00 70,480 748.10
55 113,950 806.60 77,400 806.60 21,340 834.30 14,280 763.40
56 121,780 802.80 84,610 803.90 21,570 829.00 14,710 757.50
57 132,190 805.50 94,860 806.90 21,600 822.10 15,010 770.30
58 128,170 797.40 92,430 800.00 21,510 831.10 13,580 730.30
59 118,610 783.00 84,540 786.70 20,790 813.30 12,900 713.40
60–65 670,670 769.90 496,570 774.60 112,380 788.80 60,110 698.50
60 125,090 781.30 91,770 784.30 21,460 805.20 11,500 714.20
61 137,580 781.00 101,370 783.00 22,910 807.00 13,000 721.40
62 133,910 775.10 99,300 782.20 21,470 793.90 12,810 690.90
63 124,000 764.50 92,320 771.00 20,680 775.90 10,690 690.40
64 114,910 751.80 85,440 756.80 19,880 767.60 9,360 675.00
65 35,180 744.30 26,370 749.20 5,980 756.90 2,750 671.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 39,830 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and race, December 2004
Basis of entitlement and age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All spouses
Total 2,723,680 464.00 2,438,650 478.20 138,960 371.90 138,550 310.90
Wives
Subtotal 2,681,600 467.20 2,412,970 480.40 133,910 375.20 127,370 317.60
Entitlement based on care of children 139,880 261.30 101,900 282.00 17,970 229.70 19,430 184.40
Under 35 18,610 146.60 12,950 157.20 2,320 123.50 3,290 121.10
35–39 20,560 183.70 14,550 196.90 2,560 162.00 3,320 143.40
40–44 27,390 220.40 19,590 236.20 3,450 193.00 4,200 171.30
45–49 27,460 274.10 19,290 292.70 3,920 255.30 4,140 206.90
50–54 19,880 321.50 14,740 343.40 2,600 279.50 2,460 237.30
55–59 14,060 355.00 10,950 377.30 1,680 296.30 1,380 253.60
60–61 4,580 407.30 3,720 429.50 560 324.60 290 285.90
62–64 7,340 440.90 6,110 453.00 880 400.70 350 332.20
Entitlement based on age 2,541,720 478.50 2,311,070 489.10 115,940 397.70 107,940 341.50
62–64 288,690 428.60 255,610 442.60 14,710 347.00 17,830 295.90
62 76,110 418.70 67,530 431.90 3,750 336.50 4,560 290.30
63 100,810 423.30 89,390 436.40 5,110 351.30 6,170 292.90
64 111,770 440.20 98,690 455.40 5,850 350.00 7,100 302.10
65–69 676,370 481.40 600,670 495.30 35,890 403.00 38,870 341.50
65 132,120 463.30 116,940 477.80 6,870 373.40 8,120 331.00
66 136,890 485.30 121,160 499.10 7,500 415.30 8,090 344.70
67 136,110 487.50 120,890 501.90 7,230 415.10 7,800 334.30
68 135,350 485.80 120,470 499.50 6,850 411.70 7,840 343.50
69 135,900 484.50 121,210 497.60 7,440 398.40 7,020 355.40
70–74 642,000 483.90 584,650 494.30 29,760 406.80 26,050 344.20
70 134,230 481.80 120,560 493.50 7,060 412.00 6,290 341.70
71 127,520 484.70 115,310 497.30 5,920 390.30 6,050 341.60
72 128,520 484.60 117,450 494.70 5,950 397.20 4,790 352.00
73 126,510 485.20 116,510 494.10 5,280 414.10 4,370 340.50
74 125,220 483.00 114,820 491.70 5,550 421.20 4,550 346.70
75–79 512,650 482.50 474,210 490.20 21,100 404.50 15,510 359.70
75 115,340 482.10 106,150 491.50 4,880 399.40 3,980 343.40
76 111,060 480.80 102,290 488.90 4,850 401.00 3,460 361.70
77 105,690 485.00 98,400 491.60 4,120 416.30 2,820 360.90
78 93,510 482.30 86,810 489.90 3,730 396.50 2,660 362.70
79 87,050 482.20 80,560 488.70 3,520 411.10 2,590 377.50
80–84 301,730 484.30 282,950 490.10 10,280 400.70 7,140 376.50
85–89 98,770 520.00 93,090 525.90 3,140 416.10 2,080 420.40
90–94 19,690 528.80 18,230 535.00 920 446.20 440 448.60
95 or older 1,820 536.00 1,660 543.80 140 457.70 20 437.70
Husbands
Subtotal 42,080 263.40 25,680 271.40 5,050 285.10 11,180 235.40
Under 62 1,780 160.90 1,210 159.40 280 164.80 290 163.70
62–64 1,800 210.40 1,230 211.20 250 236.30 310 183.80
65–69 10,070 273.60 6,200 275.00 1,200 308.10 2,670 254.80
70–74 11,450 275.00 6,540 289.90 1,480 294.40 3,410 237.90
75–79 9,220 265.80 5,600 275.40 980 298.40 2,590 232.70
80–84 4,870 257.50 2,930 276.30 560 263.90 1,330 212.70
85–89 1,860 276.90 1,190 277.40 210 332.80 440 255.20
90 or older 1,030 286.50 780 299.10 90 210.10 140 272.70
Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,569,560 478.10 2,322,600 490.00 121,200 396.50 118,830 331.90
Wives
Subtotal 2,532,160 481.10 2,299,920 492.00 116,990 399.80 108,480 340.80
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 49,160 395.90 38,580 417.20 5,940 351.20 4,530 276.60
Under 35 1,520 330.20 1,200 356.30 150 255.90 160 216.50
35–39 3,070 338.30 2,300 355.70 430 287.20 330 278.90
40–44 6,360 344.10 4,900 365.30 880 306.10 570 223.90
45–49 9,320 385.30 6,790 406.90 1,330 372.80 1,170 276.50
50–54 9,700 406.80 7,780 424.50 1,040 363.50 870 300.80
55–59 8,890 402.80 6,990 430.00 950 339.30 920 268.70
60–61 3,600 437.60 2,980 462.00 420 341.30 190 273.90
62–64 6,700 453.90 5,640 463.10 740 425.90 320 356.70
Age 2,483,000 482.80 2,261,340 493.30 111,050 402.40 103,950 343.60
62–64 254,120 448.30 225,360 463.60 12,540 360.60 15,730 299.60
62 62,520 448.40 55,570 463.70 2,950 359.40 3,780 293.30
63 88,600 442.40 78,800 456.20 4,320 366.20 5,340 301.40
64 103,000 453.30 90,990 470.00 5,270 356.80 6,610 301.80
65–69 657,810 486.30 585,530 500.10 33,960 409.10 37,440 342.60
65 125,110 472.90 111,060 487.50 6,220 384.80 7,650 333.40
66 132,510 491.20 117,570 505.20 7,050 420.50 7,770 345.90
67 133,150 491.00 118,480 505.50 6,910 418.20 7,570 334.00
68 133,120 488.60 118,760 502.00 6,590 417.20 7,580 345.40
69 133,920 486.70 119,660 499.50 7,190 402.80 6,870 355.80
70–74 637,790 484.90 581,340 495.20 29,210 407.90 25,700 344.60
70 132,850 483.30 119,470 494.90 6,880 413.50 6,180 342.40
71 126,550 485.80 114,550 498.40 5,810 390.60 5,950 341.50
72 127,680 486.10 116,770 496.10 5,850 399.60 4,730 352.90
73 125,950 485.70 116,060 494.50 5,210 414.70 4,330 340.70
74 124,760 483.40 114,490 492.00 5,460 421.40 4,510 347.10
75–79 511,490 482.80 473,340 490.40 20,920 405.10 15,400 360.20
75 114,930 482.60 105,820 491.90 4,810 400.40 3,970 343.90
76 110,760 481.10 102,100 489.10 4,780 402.10 3,420 362.00
77 105,520 485.20 98,280 491.80 4,100 416.00 2,790 361.30
78 93,320 482.40 86,640 490.00 3,720 396.20 2,650 363.40
79 86,960 482.50 80,500 489.00 3,510 412.10 2,570 378.30
80–84 301,530 484.40 282,790 490.20 10,240 401.40 7,140 376.50
85–89 98,750 520.10 93,090 525.90 3,120 417.70 2,080 420.40
90–94 19,690 528.80 18,230 535.00 920 446.20 440 448.60
95 or older 1,820 536.00 1,660 543.80 140 457.70 20 437.70
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 2,405,190 481.40 2,191,840 492.20 103,860 398.20 103,390 338.60
Divorced wives 126,970 476.00 108,080 487.90 13,130 412.90 5,090 384.10
Husbands
Subtotal 37,400 271.90 22,680 281.40 4,210 302.90 10,350 239.10
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 154,070 229.60 116,010 241.30 17,750 203.90 19,720 184.50
Wives
Subtotal 149,390 230.60 113,010 242.50 16,910 204.40 18,890 184.20
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 90,690 188.10 63,300 199.20 12,020 169.20 14,900 156.40
Under 35 17,080 129.90 11,750 136.90 2,160 111.70 3,130 116.20
35–39 17,490 156.50 12,250 167.00 2,130 136.70 2,990 128.50
40–44 21,020 182.50 14,680 192.60 2,570 154.30 3,630 163.10
45–49 18,130 216.30 12,490 229.70 2,590 195.00 2,970 179.50
50–54 10,180 240.20 6,960 252.70 1,560 223.50 1,590 202.50
55–59 5,170 272.70 3,960 284.40 730 240.30 460 223.40
60–61 980 296.00 740 298.40 140 274.60 100 308.50
62–64 640 305.00 470 331.00 140 267.60 30 71.30
Age 58,700 296.40 49,710 297.60 4,890 290.70 3,990 288.10
62–64 34,550 283.50 30,230 285.50 2,170 268.20 2,100 268.20
62 13,570 281.20 11,940 283.30 800 252.20 780 275.90
63 12,210 284.50 10,590 289.20 790 270.00 830 238.20
64 8,770 285.40 7,700 283.90 580 287.90 490 306.60
65–69 18,560 308.30 15,140 309.70 1,930 296.60 1,430 310.40
65 7,010 290.90 5,880 294.00 650 264.50 470 292.80
66 4,380 306.10 3,590 301.30 450 333.80 320 314.40
67 2,960 328.20 2,410 324.00 320 348.10 230 345.00
68 2,230 317.20 1,710 328.10 260 272.60 260 290.30
69 1,980 335.10 1,550 346.00 250 271.70 150 339.30
70–74 4,210 332.60 3,310 331.40 550 351.20 350 314.80
70 1,380 342.20 1,090 344.00 180 354.70 110 303.70
71 970 340.00 760 334.70 110 369.80 100 347.90
72 840 258.60 680 256.20 100 259.20 60 284.20
73 560 375.80 450 381.50 70 373.80 40 315.00
74 460 370.60 330 368.60 90 405.90 40 307.90
75 or older 1,380 349.80 1,030 365.30 240 308.50 110 294.20
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 143,460 228.60 108,320 241.10 16,140 199.50 18,440 181.40
Divorced wives 5,930 280.10 4,690 273.60 770 307.00 450 301.00
Husbands
Subtotal 4,680 195.00 3,000 195.80 840 195.70 830 189.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 7,520 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, age, and race, December 2004
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All children
Total 3,993,870 460.90 2,596,050 492.10 834,380 398.60 542,030 407.30
Under age 18 3,104,060 426.10 1,929,440 453.10 672,610 373.30 483,580 391.00
Under 1 9,640 299.10 5,530 303.40 2,100 256.40 1,960 335.90
1 25,610 326.60 15,080 346.10 5,470 273.30 4,970 325.30
2 37,520 330.50 21,820 346.30 7,980 269.70 7,550 352.50
3 52,730 346.70 31,320 364.10 11,030 288.80 10,240 356.70
4 66,250 354.80 39,960 373.20 14,180 300.90 11,910 358.00
5 82,200 362.40 50,520 380.10 16,810 309.30 14,660 363.80
6 97,670 366.00 59,430 389.20 21,170 320.50 16,750 342.80
7 115,490 374.50 70,410 395.00 24,780 331.20 20,020 357.60
8 134,530 384.50 83,440 408.00 28,410 335.50 22,310 361.40
9 154,170 391.00 95,260 413.10 32,630 342.40 25,880 373.30
10 182,180 397.10 111,640 421.30 40,300 350.90 29,410 370.40
11 210,950 400.80 129,700 424.70 47,460 355.60 32,760 373.00
12 243,150 412.00 150,700 440.10 53,300 358.70 37,850 376.50
13 276,780 421.20 171,030 448.70 61,460 374.20 42,420 379.50
14 314,500 437.60 195,220 464.80 69,650 385.00 47,350 401.60
15 340,220 451.90 213,730 481.30 74,700 396.10 49,340 406.50
16 370,190 481.20 235,450 512.00 79,280 420.20 52,340 433.50
17 390,280 495.20 249,200 524.30 81,900 436.30 55,860 448.70
Disabled adult children 765,250 588.40 585,310 608.80 134,020 510.50 43,810 554.80
18–19 11,970 498.10 7,820 515.10 2,570 433.40 1,510 527.80
20–24 60,080 503.10 37,700 519.00 14,540 456.50 7,400 511.80
25–29 63,690 536.90 41,760 557.40 15,540 486.80 6,000 517.20
30–34 73,800 570.40 51,320 588.40 16,440 522.60 5,700 546.90
35–39 91,260 596.20 67,350 615.10 17,510 533.70 6,200 565.70
40–44 111,440 610.30 85,130 630.70 20,390 534.40 5,770 581.20
45–49 102,700 620.70 80,710 644.60 17,810 525.50 3,990 560.80
50–54 80,300 623.80 65,820 642.60 11,440 523.20 2,880 599.00
55–59 59,790 627.90 50,770 643.10 7,110 519.10 1,860 622.10
60–64 41,590 622.20 35,850 632.60 4,410 522.60 1,250 661.00
65–69 27,910 593.80 24,260 605.60 2,820 493.80 800 584.60
70–74 18,830 553.50 16,870 564.20 1,740 454.60 210 520.00
75–79 12,600 520.20 11,450 524.40 960 473.60 190 503.70
80 or older 9,290 492.50 8,500 501.20 740 397.10 50 439.80
Students, aged 18–19 124,560 544.80 81,300 576.70 27,750 471.60 14,640 501.90
18 118,040 545.60 77,590 577.10 25,740 472.30 13,870 501.10
19 6,520 530.30 3,710 568.20 2,010 463.30 770 517.00
Children of retired workers
Subtotal 483,270 465.90 350,220 494.10 98,400 412.80 33,840 330.50
Under age 18 275,910 438.20 180,970 469.20 69,070 404.40 25,450 312.00
Under 1 430 429.10 280 393.80 130 488.90 20 534.00
1 1,280 430.70 840 461.40 390 383.90 50 278.80
2 1,790 406.40 1,130 411.80 430 429.00 230 338.20
3 2,610 401.10 1,740 426.60 580 377.80 290 295.20
4 3,770 408.50 2,300 425.40 1,080 402.00 380 331.30
5 4,640 389.20 3,010 405.40 1,080 393.50 550 292.10
6 6,260 381.10 3,880 403.50 1,650 365.40 710 297.10
7 8,050 393.90 5,140 418.40 2,080 392.80 790 239.30
8 9,820 412.00 6,150 439.20 2,740 389.40 920 301.20
9 11,140 411.50 6,880 436.30 3,280 396.60 980 287.50
10 14,480 413.10 8,860 442.10 4,190 402.10 1,400 267.40
11 16,320 405.60 10,420 431.30 4,380 382.70 1,510 297.00
12 21,050 406.00 13,470 437.70 5,500 375.90 2,060 281.20
13 24,290 428.80 16,190 455.10 6,060 401.50 1,970 305.40
14 30,020 428.80 19,520 465.90 7,930 377.80 2,510 304.20
15 35,100 434.10 23,470 463.80 8,530 402.50 3,080 294.50
16 40,300 481.90 27,250 516.50 9,200 436.50 3,790 347.20
17 44,560 488.60 30,440 521.00 9,840 443.60 4,210 360.20
Disabled adult children 192,390 502.30 158,780 519.10 25,890 430.60 7,340 392.20
18–19 1,810 473.30 1,300 494.40 380 402.80 130 467.90
20–24 10,470 471.70 7,550 496.30 2,160 416.80 710 375.10
25–29 15,170 478.00 11,370 500.30 2,820 428.70 920 360.50
30–34 23,110 495.60 18,580 511.20 3,260 431.60 1,230 431.80
35–39 34,230 517.40 28,350 535.50 4,380 435.90 1,460 411.50
40–44 43,710 519.20 36,870 535.10 5,480 442.60 1,310 395.20
45–49 33,700 507.20 28,620 523.60 4,220 427.00 780 339.40
50–54 18,720 492.80 16,170 504.10 2,000 428.40 500 385.90
55–59 7,730 469.60 6,640 481.90 870 403.60 220 359.00
60–64 2,750 484.00 2,480 488.40 230 428.90 30 322.70
65–69 700 469.80 600 472.80 60 412.80 40 510.90
70 or older 290 404.60 250 410.40 30 364.70 10 377.00
Students, aged 18–19 14,970 509.80 10,470 547.40 3,440 445.20 1,050 346.10
18 14,240 512.00 10,030 547.30 3,230 451.60 970 348.70
19 730 466.30 440 550.70 210 347.30 80 314.50
Children of deceased workers
Subtotal 1,904,670 625.00 1,201,490 675.40 404,970 524.20 285,780 557.20
Under age 18 1,334,970 613.10 780,500 674.20 297,580 509.90 246,370 545.60
Under 1 2,040 566.30 880 623.30 330 533.60 830 518.90
1 7,090 576.70 3,560 661.50 1,340 463.80 2,160 505.10
2 11,400 582.10 5,800 647.90 2,210 456.90 3,350 557.10
3 18,560 570.40 9,710 640.60 3,770 444.60 5,070 529.30
4 23,630 575.00 12,900 638.30 4,680 478.60 5,980 514.10
5 30,990 580.50 17,320 642.10 6,190 481.60 7,440 520.50
6 37,870 578.00 21,360 648.00 8,400 470.20 8,050 505.30
7 45,400 583.20 25,410 647.90 10,030 481.20 9,890 522.80
8 54,380 592.10 31,860 651.80 11,480 488.00 10,970 528.60
9 63,930 587.70 36,680 650.00 13,920 479.90 13,250 529.90
10 76,460 590.90 43,990 652.50 17,410 483.80 14,760 535.30
11 91,120 585.70 52,560 645.00 21,220 489.40 16,800 524.10
12 107,190 594.70 63,030 658.10 24,230 483.10 19,170 530.50
13 122,340 600.20 70,590 663.00 28,990 503.00 21,730 529.70
14 140,720 619.40 82,250 678.60 32,560 518.70 24,510 556.10
15 153,400 627.00 91,500 687.10 34,410 523.40 25,810 553.50
16 168,400 647.70 101,800 706.80 37,460 540.90 27,090 577.50
17 180,050 656.20 109,300 709.70 38,950 557.70 29,510 589.70
Disabled adult children 506,990 648.90 381,930 671.40 93,060 560.80 30,690 634.60
18–19 5,600 638.20 3,470 676.70 1,260 528.80 840 650.80
20–24 28,060 633.70 15,680 671.70 7,510 556.70 4,640 626.10
25–29 31,370 657.00 19,140 690.50 8,400 588.20 3,580 631.50
30–34 38,620 668.80 24,370 706.20 10,520 594.50 3,540 634.30
35–39 49,610 676.60 33,720 709.90 11,530 592.60 4,210 640.60
40–44 64,960 679.00 46,280 714.80 14,370 572.50 4,230 650.30
45–49 68,700 677.50 51,940 711.80 13,440 559.20 3,210 614.60
50–54 61,540 663.80 49,610 687.90 9,440 543.30 2,380 643.80
55–59 52,050 651.50 44,120 667.50 6,240 535.20 1,640 657.40
60–64 38,840 632.00 33,370 643.30 4,180 527.80 1,220 669.30
65–69 27,210 597.00 23,660 609.00 2,760 495.60 760 588.50
70–74 18,640 555.30 16,700 566.00 1,730 456.20 200 527.20
75–79 12,560 520.40 11,430 524.50 940 474.00 190 503.70
80 or older 9,230 492.90 8,440 501.60 740 397.10 50 439.80
Students, aged 18–19 62,710 684.00 39,060 736.20 14,330 584.40 8,720 612.00
18 59,180 685.80 37,210 737.10 13,160 586.30 8,230 610.40
19 3,530 654.60 1,850 718.00 1,170 562.30 490 638.90
Children of disabled workers
Subtotal 1,605,930 264.80 1,044,340 280.60 331,010 240.80 222,410 226.30
Under age 18 1,493,180 256.70 967,970 271.90 305,960 233.50 211,760 220.70
Under 1 7,170 215.30 4,370 233.20 1,640 182.20 1,110 195.50
1 17,240 216.10 10,680 231.90 3,740 193.60 2,760 185.40
2 24,330 207.10 14,890 223.90 5,340 179.40 3,970 180.70
3 31,560 210.70 19,870 223.60 6,680 193.20 4,880 181.10
4 38,850 215.70 24,760 230.20 8,420 189.20 5,550 191.60
5 46,570 214.60 30,190 227.20 9,540 188.00 6,670 194.90
6 53,540 214.20 34,190 225.90 11,120 200.80 7,990 183.10
7 62,040 219.20 39,860 230.80 12,670 202.30 9,340 192.60
8 70,330 220.20 45,430 232.80 14,190 201.70 10,420 190.70
9 79,100 229.10 51,700 242.00 15,430 206.80 11,650 202.50
10 91,240 232.20 58,790 245.10 18,700 215.80 13,250 197.50
11 103,510 237.30 66,720 250.10 21,860 220.30 14,450 205.30
12 114,910 242.70 74,200 255.20 23,570 226.80 16,620 210.70
13 130,150 251.50 84,250 267.90 26,410 226.50 18,720 212.90
14 143,760 261.50 93,450 276.40 29,160 237.60 20,330 227.30
15 151,720 278.90 98,760 294.80 31,760 256.40 20,450 238.00
16 161,490 307.30 106,400 324.50 32,620 276.90 21,460 267.00
17 165,670 321.90 109,460 340.20 33,110 291.30 22,140 277.70
Disabled adult children 65,870 374.40 44,600 391.60 15,070 337.40 5,780 337.60
18–19 4,560 336.00 3,050 340.10 930 316.70 540 350.80
20–24 21,550 348.50 14,470 365.40 4,870 319.50 2,050 300.50
25–29 17,150 369.20 11,250 388.80 4,320 327.50 1,500 340.50
30–34 12,070 398.90 8,370 417.20 2,660 349.50 930 366.20
35–39 7,420 421.90 5,280 437.60 1,600 376.70 530 395.40
40 or older 3,120 429.70 2,180 442.80 690 415.60 230 370.60
Students, aged 18–19 46,880 369.80 31,770 390.10 9,980 318.80 4,870 338.40
18 44,620 370.50 30,350 390.70 9,350 318.90 4,670 340.10
19 2,260 356.70 1,420 378.40 630 318.00 200 299.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 21,410 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2004
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All widowed mothers and fathers 182,900 687.20 122,840 735.80 26,800 592.90 31,990 582.70
By age
Under 20 50 461.00 0 . . . 0 . . . 50 461.00
20–24 2,470 546.20 1,500 571.40 170 419.90 800 525.90
20 130 458.40 60 510.20 20 554.50 50 357.80
21 230 513.80 130 515.20 20 404.50 80 538.90
22 500 524.90 290 537.90 10 403.00 200 512.20
23 650 561.80 400 564.40 40 256.30 210 615.00
24 960 566.40 620 609.30 80 474.00 260 492.70
25–29 9,270 547.00 5,700 588.80 1,330 428.20 2,210 514.50
25 1,310 520.00 750 550.50 190 440.90 370 498.90
26 1,390 550.50 790 600.70 210 368.70 390 546.50
27 1,740 531.20 1,150 591.60 240 429.90 340 408.30
28 2,150 565.90 1,250 596.20 320 474.40 570 557.20
29 2,680 553.40 1,760 592.80 370 414.20 540 523.90
30–34 20,440 585.00 13,090 623.60 3,060 505.60 4,170 523.80
30 2,740 586.10 1,770 609.50 320 551.30 640 542.00
31 3,460 592.20 2,210 624.60 510 560.30 730 517.50
32 3,990 566.20 2,450 608.80 680 492.60 810 496.60
33 4,660 584.30 3,000 636.20 760 480.30 880 502.30
34 5,590 593.90 3,660 629.30 790 487.20 1,110 554.30
35–39 31,850 632.70 21,030 681.40 4,280 532.50 6,330 542.90
35 5,840 612.60 3,930 655.00 770 479.80 1,100 559.00
36 5,680 623.30 3,650 669.90 810 541.30 1,170 535.40
37 6,420 630.30 4,030 679.90 960 539.40 1,390 554.80
38 6,870 654.50 4,730 700.10 860 532.00 1,250 569.30
39 7,040 637.70 4,690 694.80 880 563.60 1,420 502.00
40–44 41,610 706.20 28,710 755.40 5,620 599.70 7,020 594.60
40 7,940 688.10 5,540 740.90 940 622.40 1,380 528.20
41 8,250 682.80 5,730 731.10 1,230 560.20 1,240 588.10
42 8,290 704.40 5,400 759.60 1,230 573.30 1,630 621.20
43 8,420 717.50 5,940 764.80 1,110 603.40 1,340 602.30
44 8,710 735.60 6,100 778.60 1,110 649.50 1,430 626.60
45–49 36,550 743.30 24,980 794.60 5,070 644.10 6,250 625.30
45 8,130 740.40 5,640 791.50 1,030 620.40 1,420 630.40
46 7,670 750.10 5,310 801.30 950 643.10 1,320 631.20
47 7,520 734.30 5,150 786.80 1,060 650.00 1,270 599.90
48 7,150 736.10 4,690 795.80 1,130 612.80 1,270 631.30
49 6,080 758.10 4,190 798.60 900 704.70 970 635.00
50–54 20,810 753.50 13,950 804.20 3,390 666.00 3,210 625.30
50 5,030 750.20 3,420 811.20 840 649.50 740 580.90
51 4,610 755.60 3,140 810.10 680 626.90 730 632.50
52 4,290 772.60 2,860 801.20 670 672.10 680 743.30
53 3,880 748.10 2,690 801.30 640 675.20 500 577.80
54 3,000 735.30 1,840 790.00 560 720.60 560 574.10
55–59 11,060 763.50 7,610 802.90 2,040 655.20 1,320 711.20
55 2,580 770.70 1,700 823.80 520 633.90 320 701.80
56 2,270 778.70 1,510 817.70 380 671.40 370 727.20
57 2,410 788.70 1,750 822.30 460 719.50 190 656.50
58 2,080 722.10 1,480 766.70 320 533.90 260 719.60
59 1,720 747.70 1,170 770.20 360 694.50 180 740.30
60–61 3,120 734.60 2,250 766.50 580 646.60 270 647.80
60 1,540 745.30 1,110 782.30 300 628.50 110 667.70
61 1,580 724.20 1,140 751.20 280 665.90 160 634.10
62 or older 5,670 734.70 4,020 768.70 1,260 649.60 360 652.60
By sex and marital status
Women 171,140 693.50 115,210 743.80 24,730 593.20 29,980 586.50
Mothers 155,110 694.10 103,470 746.60 23,040 593.20 27,440 583.80
Surviving divorced mothers 16,030 687.80 11,740 718.50 1,690 593.40 2,540 616.40
Men 11,760 595.30 7,630 615.70 2,070 590.10 2,010 525.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 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 1,270 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by sex, age, marital status, and race, December 2004
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All nondisabled widow(er)s 4,431,020 920.20 3,771,610 942.70 371,010 734.80 276,520 861.70
Women
Subtotal 4,386,430 922.10 3,744,720 944.10 365,210 735.10 264,700 867.90
By age
60–61 123,780 912.80 41,740 965.50 5,520 752.80 76,440 895.80
60 47,390 909.30 14,570 965.10 2,020 735.20 30,770 894.60
61 76,390 915.00 27,170 965.70 3,500 762.90 45,670 896.60
62–64 305,170 918.70 212,180 938.00 28,970 777.20 63,790 919.50
62 95,920 929.30 59,530 955.20 7,590 790.70 28,720 912.30
63 99,830 918.90 69,000 935.50 9,450 761.60 21,340 934.90
64 109,420 909.20 83,650 927.90 11,930 781.10 13,730 910.60
65–69 628,640 927.10 513,840 948.60 66,070 757.20 47,410 934.80
65 127,450 911.40 96,710 923.20 13,370 726.90 17,160 989.60
66 122,800 947.10 96,290 956.50 12,270 778.40 14,090 1,030.90
67 120,650 934.90 101,690 963.60 12,760 774.40 5,950 796.30
68 127,220 924.90 107,650 954.00 13,750 754.10 5,420 787.10
69 130,520 918.80 111,500 944.90 13,920 755.00 4,790 794.60
70–74 667,300 919.20 575,580 946.40 68,250 746.60 21,670 746.40
70 124,950 923.50 107,400 949.00 13,140 774.90 4,130 740.20
71 121,110 913.50 103,410 944.10 12,890 731.30 4,500 738.60
72 132,010 916.10 113,060 946.10 13,960 732.80 4,610 738.40
73 137,720 921.10 118,980 946.70 14,200 752.00 4,190 765.30
74 151,510 921.10 132,730 945.90 14,060 742.20 4,240 750.80
75–79 827,230 915.50 731,160 938.60 72,060 732.30 21,250 748.90
75 151,540 921.60 132,130 949.10 14,240 722.90 4,550 755.30
76 160,590 917.90 141,610 940.90 14,450 744.60 4,040 736.00
77 169,900 914.40 150,400 936.80 14,550 731.30 4,270 758.60
78 173,850 914.40 154,120 936.00 14,830 734.90 4,370 753.00
79 171,350 910.10 152,900 931.60 13,990 727.70 4,020 739.60
80–84 859,620 922.40 775,900 942.80 62,820 714.20 18,070 758.00
80 178,790 906.90 160,450 927.50 13,790 717.90 4,070 735.30
81 172,060 915.60 154,570 936.80 13,160 715.20 3,720 737.40
82 172,640 919.40 155,400 941.20 12,990 710.50 3,720 744.10
83 174,440 929.00 158,710 947.20 11,860 711.30 3,320 803.70
84 161,690 942.70 146,770 963.00 11,020 715.70 3,240 779.60
85–89 572,470 952.10 524,080 970.20 36,480 726.60 10,030 799.70
85 137,330 946.40 124,750 965.40 9,440 730.30 2,640 826.60
86 128,400 961.50 117,770 978.90 7,870 733.10 2,280 803.70
87 112,030 961.10 102,920 979.10 6,870 730.90 1,930 785.40
88 102,810 946.40 93,860 967.10 6,950 707.90 1,780 767.30
89 91,900 942.90 84,780 958.00 5,350 729.10 1,400 803.20
90–94 297,890 911.80 274,680 928.70 17,890 680.10 4,580 748.00
95 or older 104,330 847.90 95,560 865.60 7,150 630.30 1,460 723.90
By marital status
Widows 4,058,290 920.80 3,491,220 943.30 329,520 729.00 226,470 851.80
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled) 328,140 939.10 253,500 956.30 35,690 791.70 38,230 963.20
Men
Subtotal 44,590 732.60 26,890 741.10 5,800 716.20 11,820 723.10
60–61 9,070 692.30 3,250 685.00 620 691.90 5,200 696.90
62–64 13,890 824.30 8,410 832.10 1,550 840.20 3,930 801.20
65–69 8,010 814.50 5,490 811.40 1,290 801.80 1,210 846.70
70–74 4,180 676.20 2,750 709.70 840 674.40 570 525.30
75–79 3,620 659.60 2,530 699.60 690 580.20 390 539.30
80–84 2,500 585.40 1,870 607.50 370 534.00 260 499.90
85–89 1,620 545.80 1,190 579.60 220 518.50 190 364.50
90 or older 1,700 502.40 1,400 500.40 220 498.70 70 580.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 11,880 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2004
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled widow(er)s 209,700 582.10 133,780 594.50 36,610 515.40 38,550 603.00
By age
50–54 27,210 599.80 12,800 609.10 4,720 521.80 9,500 626.70
50 2,450 597.50 790 599.30 210 449.40 1,440 617.90
51 4,280 612.40 1,420 605.50 640 510.80 2,180 648.30
52 5,400 619.30 2,440 602.80 990 553.50 1,940 673.80
53 6,690 589.90 3,630 617.70 1,220 508.00 1,770 590.60
54 8,390 589.40 4,520 608.60 1,660 526.50 2,170 598.00
55–59 78,450 587.90 46,840 595.60 12,650 524.20 18,690 612.90
55 10,820 585.60 6,010 591.60 1,890 545.70 2,860 602.50
56 13,010 591.50 7,470 586.60 2,340 539.90 3,170 642.70
57 17,280 593.10 10,030 604.20 2,810 504.00 4,370 625.60
58 18,300 581.10 11,460 586.70 2,700 528.00 4,050 602.00
59 19,040 588.30 11,870 604.60 2,910 513.60 4,240 595.10
60–64 104,040 573.10 74,140 591.30 19,240 508.10 10,360 563.20
60 21,750 579.00 13,920 591.30 3,430 514.10 4,370 591.00
61 21,900 572.20 15,400 584.90 3,770 528.70 2,690 560.80
62 21,400 570.90 15,880 589.90 4,300 503.20 1,120 557.70
63 20,210 571.40 15,070 599.50 4,060 485.80 1,040 503.50
64 18,780 571.60 13,870 590.90 3,680 511.60 1,140 522.40
By sex and marital status
Women 202,960 587.60 130,110 600.20 35,230 518.60 36,890 610.00
Widows 173,630 587.40 110,620 601.60 30,460 512.80 31,980 609.90
Surviving divorced wives 29,330 589.40 19,490 592.30 4,770 555.20 4,910 610.20
Men 6,740 414.60 3,670 391.40 1,380 435.40 1,660 447.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 760 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age, sex, and race, December 2004
Age and sex All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All parents 2,030 830.10 1,050 865.90 220 853.50 710 782.50
By age
62–64 40 1,094.50 0 . . . 10 1,143.00 30 1,078.30
65–69 110 804.90 30 917.20 20 874.10 60 725.70
70–74 340 903.60 140 1,009.50 30 1,196.20 160 773.60
75–79 350 863.40 140 947.60 20 1,323.20 170 728.50
80–84 470 760.00 320 771.10 40 772.10 100 746.50
85–89 340 889.90 180 908.00 30 833.00 130 878.10
90 or older 380 746.10 240 823.00 70 580.50 60 720.90
By sex
Women 1,750 850.40 950 876.10 200 876.90 550 814.80
Men 280 702.70 100 769.30 20 619.00 160 671.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 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 50 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, age, and race, December 2004
Age and type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 21,650,230 891.10 19,299,070 905.80 1,660,520 788.80 652,260 720.00
62–64 2,686,350 885.50 2,324,510 901.90 233,740 824.80 127,310 697.70
62 757,510 858.10 653,570 874.60 63,650 804.20 39,780 673.60
63 937,680 886.70 812,270 902.70 82,110 826.20 43,170 700.10
64 991,160 905.10 858,670 921.80 87,980 838.20 44,360 717.00
65–69 5,693,980 919.80 4,975,850 937.50 485,160 831.20 232,220 727.70
65 1,200,470 938.30 1,038,040 957.40 105,490 859.60 56,750 735.90
66 1,251,970 949.20 1,093,360 967.90 105,600 860.60 52,930 741.20
67 1,149,380 933.30 1,004,720 951.50 97,880 841.30 46,700 735.80
68 1,076,240 895.00 944,900 911.50 89,550 808.50 41,650 706.30
69 1,015,920 872.80 894,830 888.80 86,640 773.00 34,190 708.60
70–74 4,472,250 865.70 3,981,990 880.50 354,110 765.10 131,490 694.20
70 949,590 858.00 838,530 873.90 79,560 763.40 30,980 671.60
71 882,780 862.40 780,480 877.90 73,390 762.00 28,260 698.40
72 898,680 878.00 796,570 893.00 75,230 777.00 26,190 718.60
73 873,100 866.60 783,240 881.00 64,380 763.00 24,140 686.80
74 868,100 864.00 783,170 877.10 61,550 758.70 21,920 699.80
75–79 3,817,320 876.60 3,459,410 889.70 266,150 757.60 78,470 722.40
75 807,590 863.30 728,330 876.70 58,360 751.90 18,330 700.40
76 801,250 876.30 725,210 889.40 56,520 761.30 16,520 721.20
77 784,070 882.20 709,730 895.80 55,020 760.20 16,530 722.70
78 722,760 873.60 657,800 886.00 48,850 752.30 13,540 724.10
79 701,650 889.20 638,340 901.90 47,400 762.80 13,550 751.40
80–84 2,776,120 871.30 2,540,760 883.10 175,510 741.00 49,210 739.90
80 657,430 873.60 600,300 885.80 42,630 747.40 12,070 729.00
81 599,410 869.20 548,060 881.20 37,800 737.50 11,530 740.60
82 551,850 870.90 504,040 882.30 35,580 748.20 9,810 743.40
83 520,710 870.40 478,230 881.90 31,850 731.50 8,660 747.10
84 446,720 872.60 410,130 884.20 27,650 737.60 7,140 743.50
85–89 1,479,270 936.10 1,360,140 948.60 90,500 779.80 22,330 821.10
85 376,650 887.40 344,900 900.20 24,160 736.90 5,840 761.10
86 349,540 926.90 322,340 938.30 20,400 777.10 5,260 803.60
87 292,730 952.60 269,560 964.00 17,380 800.80 4,530 866.80
88 250,330 981.10 229,460 995.40 16,440 810.60 3,480 863.30
89 210,020 962.30 193,880 974.70 12,120 797.80 3,220 848.70
90–94 583,820 916.80 531,070 931.40 41,990 753.00 9,160 824.00
95 or older 141,120 843.30 125,340 863.00 13,360 671.70 2,070 734.90
Men
Subtotal 10,751,750 995.80 9,603,050 1,015.60 787,060 855.40 346,610 775.10
62–64 1,372,950 1,053.20 1,183,740 1,084.50 121,280 901.30 67,510 778.10
62 379,370 1,029.20 327,100 1,060.20 32,100 882.30 19,880 759.00
63 480,030 1,055.20 413,350 1,086.90 43,600 900.20 23,000 777.60
64 513,550 1,069.10 443,290 1,100.20 45,580 915.80 24,630 794.00
65–69 3,011,220 1,066.20 2,632,250 1,094.70 249,240 909.40 129,350 790.90
65 629,030 1,099.80 543,940 1,132.50 54,010 938.60 31,020 807.40
66 662,390 1,107.10 578,390 1,137.70 54,030 943.00 29,940 812.00
67 609,950 1,082.00 533,250 1,111.30 50,750 921.90 25,940 791.80
68 571,150 1,028.80 500,670 1,055.20 46,780 883.00 23,600 760.50
69 538,700 998.60 476,000 1,022.00 43,670 845.20 18,850 767.10
70–74 2,375,180 973.20 2,124,260 993.40 177,810 826.00 70,420 746.30
70 504,940 975.10 447,030 998.60 40,630 824.90 17,010 719.60
71 469,080 973.20 416,300 995.20 37,090 821.70 15,270 748.20
72 475,960 990.80 424,030 1,011.00 37,750 842.40 13,790 782.10
73 463,540 966.90 418,120 985.20 31,770 822.10 12,880 746.10
74 461,660 959.50 418,780 976.20 30,570 816.60 11,470 740.60
75–79 1,934,430 960.50 1,765,410 975.80 123,910 811.20 39,890 762.30
75 423,500 953.70 384,710 969.50 28,210 811.70 9,490 743.80
76 413,910 967.20 377,390 982.80 27,080 817.40 8,410 769.80
77 396,480 969.70 361,330 986.10 25,400 816.20 8,500 749.50
78 359,110 948.10 329,200 962.80 22,080 794.10 6,940 755.50
79 341,430 963.00 312,780 976.70 21,140 814.50 6,550 803.10
80–84 1,279,280 900.80 1,178,200 912.40 72,660 768.00 24,510 752.00
80 313,090 931.60 287,630 944.60 18,360 794.60 6,230 758.50
81 282,500 910.40 260,040 922.20 15,870 774.60 5,810 762.40
82 256,030 898.50 235,170 910.70 15,160 768.80 4,810 741.60
83 232,870 883.00 215,370 893.70 12,670 747.00 4,130 756.00
84 194,790 861.40 179,990 871.70 10,600 735.90 3,530 732.70
85–89 572,250 945.50 531,190 954.80 29,370 819.10 9,700 828.80
85 157,340 877.30 145,510 886.40 8,570 759.90 2,700 770.40
86 140,840 933.20 131,020 942.30 7,060 815.60 2,270 785.40
87 111,570 971.70 103,800 979.90 5,450 845.20 1,940 881.00
88 90,430 1,013.40 83,700 1,024.30 4,910 871.20 1,510 892.00
89 72,070 993.10 67,160 1,002.40 3,380 858.70 1,280 875.00
90–94 176,150 922.90 161,080 931.90 10,390 813.90 4,280 856.90
95 or older 30,290 822.40 26,920 837.60 2,400 668.60 950 777.70
Women
Subtotal 10,898,480 787.70 9,696,020 797.10 873,460 728.80 305,650 657.40
62–64 1,313,400 710.10 1,140,770 712.30 112,460 742.20 59,800 606.80
62 378,140 686.40 326,470 688.70 31,550 724.70 19,900 588.20
63 457,650 710.10 398,920 711.90 38,510 742.60 20,170 611.70
64 477,610 728.80 415,380 731.30 42,400 754.80 19,730 620.70
65–69 2,682,760 755.50 2,343,600 760.90 235,920 748.70 102,870 648.30
65 571,440 760.60 494,100 764.70 51,480 776.80 25,730 649.60
66 589,580 771.90 514,970 777.10 51,570 774.30 22,990 649.10
67 539,430 765.30 471,470 770.70 47,130 754.60 20,760 665.70
68 505,090 743.70 444,230 749.70 42,770 726.90 18,050 635.40
69 477,220 730.80 418,830 737.40 42,970 699.70 15,340 636.70
70–74 2,097,070 743.90 1,857,730 751.50 176,300 703.70 61,070 634.20
70 444,650 724.90 391,500 731.50 38,930 699.30 13,970 613.20
71 413,700 736.70 364,180 743.70 36,300 700.90 12,990 639.90
72 422,720 751.10 372,540 758.70 37,480 711.10 12,400 648.00
73 409,560 753.20 365,120 761.70 32,610 705.40 11,260 619.10
74 406,440 755.50 364,390 763.10 30,980 701.60 10,450 655.00
75–79 1,882,890 790.50 1,694,000 800.00 142,240 710.90 38,580 681.10
75 384,090 763.60 343,620 772.80 30,150 695.90 8,840 653.90
76 387,340 779.20 347,820 788.10 29,440 709.80 8,110 670.70
77 387,590 792.60 348,400 802.20 29,620 712.10 8,030 694.40
78 363,650 800.00 328,600 809.10 26,770 717.80 6,600 691.00
79 360,220 819.20 325,560 829.90 26,260 721.20 7,000 703.00
80–84 1,496,840 846.20 1,362,560 857.80 102,850 721.90 24,700 727.90
80 344,340 820.80 312,670 831.70 24,270 711.70 5,840 697.60
81 316,910 832.60 288,020 844.10 21,930 710.60 5,720 718.50
82 295,820 847.00 268,870 857.50 20,420 732.80 5,000 745.10
83 287,840 860.20 262,860 872.30 19,180 721.30 4,530 738.90
84 251,930 881.20 230,140 894.00 17,050 738.70 3,610 754.10
85–89 907,020 930.20 828,950 944.50 61,130 760.90 12,630 815.20
85 219,310 894.60 199,390 910.30 15,590 724.30 3,140 753.10
86 208,700 922.70 191,320 935.60 13,340 756.70 2,990 817.40
87 181,160 940.90 165,760 954.00 11,930 780.50 2,590 856.10
88 159,900 962.90 145,760 978.80 11,530 784.90 1,970 841.30
89 137,950 946.20 126,720 960.00 8,740 774.20 1,940 831.40
90–94 407,670 914.20 369,990 931.20 31,600 732.90 4,880 795.10
95 or older 110,830 849.00 98,420 869.90 10,960 672.40 1,120 698.50
Disabled workers
Total 40,540 1,096.60 32,220 1,138.00 5,600 1,004.10 2,710 797.70
62 3,300 1,130.20 2,590 1,175.50 530 1,030.30 170 792.40
63 11,950 1,109.00 9,580 1,147.40 1,650 1,018.50 720 805.60
64 18,660 1,093.80 14,800 1,140.00 2,510 995.10 1,350 771.60
65 6,630 1,065.20 5,250 1,096.80 910 988.00 470 862.40
Men
Subtotal 25,370 1,264.60 20,530 1,314.30 3,080 1,140.50 1,760 902.70
62 1,980 1,313.70 1,600 1,346.90 280 1,234.10 100 1004.00
63 7,460 1,286.60 6,090 1,332.60 900 1,176.10 470 903.00
64 11,690 1,258.70 9,430 1,318.90 1,360 1,102.10 900 864.90
65 4,240 1,219.30 3,410 1,253.60 540 1,129.20 290 984.20
Women
Subtotal 15,170 815.60 11,690 828.40 2,520 837.50 950 603.30
62 1,320 855.10 990 898.60 250 801.90 70 490.20
63 4,490 813.90 3,490 824.30 750 829.30 250 622.60
64 6,970 817.30 5,370 825.70 1,150 868.50 450 585.10
65 2,390 791.90 1,840 806.30 370 781.90 180 666.00
Spouses
Total 2,107,020 456.10 1,932,380 465.30 90,060 375.50 79,440 328.10
Wives
Subtotal 2,094,800 457.30 1,923,850 466.20 88,430 377.80 77,400 330.80
By age
62–64 287,130 429.00 254,250 442.90 14,600 347.50 17,740 296.40
62 75,580 418.90 67,050 432.20 3,710 336.80 4,550 290.50
63 100,230 423.90 88,880 437.00 5,100 351.50 6,110 294.00
64 111,320 440.30 98,320 455.50 5,790 350.80 7,080 302.40
65–69 591,110 470.30 530,120 482.80 29,770 388.80 30,480 335.50
65 126,460 459.10 112,130 473.30 6,490 370.90 7,700 328.50
66 123,110 475.90 109,640 489.10 6,490 403.50 6,860 335.00
67 116,040 476.90 104,200 489.40 6,010 403.20 5,700 328.70
68 113,670 472.20 102,790 483.80 5,200 388.10 5,530 341.50
69 111,830 468.10 101,360 478.80 5,580 377.70 4,690 349.10
70–74 514,300 461.30 475,860 469.00 21,730 385.60 15,430 337.40
70 107,160 460.20 97,860 468.90 5,240 389.60 3,750 340.60
71 100,940 461.30 92,930 470.60 4,280 362.30 3,520 340.50
72 103,260 461.40 95,650 469.40 4,470 375.20 2,850 340.00
73 101,990 463.20 95,340 469.80 3,680 400.30 2,700 323.70
74 100,950 460.50 94,080 466.50 4,060 402.80 2,610 339.80
75–79 402,120 456.40 377,880 462.00 14,100 379.60 8,760 350.30
75 92,380 458.70 86,190 465.70 3,470 381.00 2,440 335.00
76 88,320 459.20 82,750 465.00 3,290 383.40 1,920 351.00
77 83,610 459.40 79,170 464.10 2,720 389.10 1,460 350.90
78 71,820 451.30 67,490 457.20 2,500 364.40 1,610 348.00
79 65,990 451.10 62,280 455.40 2,120 377.40 1,330 379.80
80–84 222,350 448.60 211,330 452.50 6,180 368.80 3,930 366.90
85–89 66,170 470.70 63,420 474.60 1,580 368.50 910 378.50
90–94 11,040 440.10 10,460 444.60 420 350.70 150 365.30
95 or older 580 447.20 530 443.90 50 481.50 0 . . .
By type of benefit
Wives of retired workers 2,042,390 461.70 1,879,190 470.50 84,310 382.70 73,880 332.90
Wives of disabled workers 52,410 286.00 44,660 286.70 4,120 277.80 3,520 285.50
Husbands
Subtotal 12,220 246.10 8,530 249.80 1,630 251.70 2,040 226.50
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,581,780 847.80 2,107,880 864.50 252,550 699.60 215,750 859.70
60–64 451,910 909.60 265,580 935.90 36,660 774.80 149,360 896.50
60 50,660 896.10 15,650 947.00 2,260 725.10 32,720 883.70
61 82,190 898.80 29,340 944.30 3,880 759.20 48,920 882.70
62 101,170 922.80 62,410 949.50 8,040 795.40 30,640 901.80
63 103,950 915.70 71,440 931.80 9,860 765.70 22,610 930.20
64 113,940 906.30 86,740 924.60 12,620 782.50 14,470 908.10
65–69 538,250 899.50 444,700 921.50 58,610 743.50 33,940 885.00
65 119,750 892.30 92,990 907.90 12,940 729.00 13,690 943.50
66 108,200 922.00 87,360 936.90 11,260 767.00 9,450 970.30
67 103,670 910.10 87,890 937.90 11,540 762.20 4,050 742.80
68 104,350 894.00 88,910 921.80 11,450 731.30 3,650 734.60
69 102,280 878.90 87,550 904.00 11,420 729.90 3,100 729.00
70–74 447,940 862.70 384,940 887.70 49,830 711.90 11,910 695.30
70 91,340 874.60 78,230 898.80 10,340 738.30 2,540 692.90
71 85,480 867.60 73,120 895.00 9,700 706.40 2,460 693.50
72 88,550 860.50 75,800 887.20 9,980 700.50 2,500 693.80
73 88,710 858.20 76,140 882.80 10,050 706.00 2,280 711.90
74 93,860 853.20 81,650 875.60 9,760 706.90 2,130 684.30
75–79 451,280 830.60 394,020 852.20 46,480 679.90 9,340 676.10
75 89,960 846.30 77,480 872.60 9,970 681.70 2,140 666.30
76 91,100 839.60 79,610 861.30 9,370 695.20 1,850 652.90
77 92,550 830.30 80,960 851.70 9,420 677.10 1,910 690.90
78 91,510 821.50 79,880 841.40 9,490 676.50 1,830 706.90
79 86,160 814.40 76,090 833.70 8,230 667.60 1,610 663.40
80–84 380,780 794.20 338,420 813.60 34,850 635.30 6,530 639.30
85–89 197,590 755.80 177,570 772.20 16,510 605.70 3,020 604.70
90–94 86,370 707.80 77,870 722.40 7,140 573.80 1,260 567.90
95 or older 27,660 701.10 24,780 716.70 2,470 567.70 390 576.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
a. Includes 38,380 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2004, selected years
Year OASDI Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Wives and
husbands
Children Widowed
mothers
and fathers
Widow(er)s Parents Special
age-72
beneficiaries
Total OASI
trust fund
DI
trust fund
Number
1940 222,488 222,488 . . . 112,331 . . . 29,749 54,648 20,499 4,437 824 . . .
1945 1,288,107 1,288,107 . . . 518,234 . . . 159,168 390,134 120,581 93,781 6,209 . . .
1950 3,477,243 3,477,243 . . . 1,770,984 . . . 508,350 699,703 169,438 314,189 14,579 . . .
1955 7,960,616 7,960,616 . . . 4,473,971 . . . 1,191,963 1,276,240 291,916 701,360 25,166 . . .
1957 11,128,897 10,979,047 149,850 6,197,532 149,850 1,827,048 1,502,077 328,309 1,095,137 28,944 . . .
1960 14,844,589 14,157,138 687,451 8,061,469 455,371 2,345,983 2,000,451 401,358 1,543,843 36,114 . . .
1965 20,866,767 19,127,716 1,739,051 11,100,584 988,074 2,806,912 3,092,659 471,816 2,371,433 35,289 . . .
1966 22,767,252 20,796,930 1,970,322 11,658,443 1,097,190 2,860,026 3,392,970 487,755 2,602,015 34,540 634,313
1970 26,228,629 23,563,634 2,664,995 13,349,175 1,492,948 2,951,552 4,122,305 523,136 3,227,160 28,729 533,624
1975 32,084,511 27,732,311 4,352,200 16,588,001 2,488,774 3,320,310 4,972,008 581,845 3,888,705 21,444 223,424
1980 35,584,955 30,906,511 4,678,444 19,562,085 2,858,680 3,477,427 4,606,517 562,316 4,410,515 14,779 92,636
1985 37,058,317 33,151,003 3,907,314 22,431,930 2,656,638 3,374,599 3,319,490 371,659 4,862,805 9,541 31,655
1990 39,832,125 35,566,144 4,265,981 24,838,100 3,011,294 3,366,975 3,187,010 303,923 5,111,482 5,908 7,433
1991 40,592,173 36,079,133 4,513,040 25,288,719 3,194,938 3,370,454 3,268,252 300,661 5,158,383 5,467 5,299
1992 41,507,188 36,617,492 4,889,696 25,757,727 3,467,783 3,382,189 3,391,173 294,176 5,205,375 5,083 3,682
1993 42,245,719 36,992,153 5,253,566 26,104,305 3,725,966 3,367,206 3,527,483 289,350 5,224,279 4,673 2,457
1994 42,883,470 37,299,951 5,583,519 26,407,756 3,962,954 3,337,484 3,653,887 283,072 5,232,379 4,318 1,620
1995 43,387,259 37,529,603 5,857,656 26,672,806 4,185,263 3,289,551 3,734,097 275,020 5,225,519 3,976 1,027
1996 43,736,836 37,664,802 6,072,034 26,898,072 4,385,623 3,194,080 3,802,791 242,135 5,209,812 3,670 653
1997 43,971,086 37,818,047 6,153,039 27,274,572 4,508,134 3,129,129 3,771,774 230,222 5,053,442 3,419 394
1998 44,245,731 37,911,161 6,334,570 27,510,535 4,698,319 3,054,073 3,768,928 220,610 4,989,855 3,186 225
1999 44,595,624 38,071,894 6,523,730 27,774,677 4,879,455 2,987,307 3,794,795 212,401 4,943,915 2,931 143
2000 45,414,794 38,741,432 6,673,362 28,498,945 5,042,334 2,963,326 3,802,863 203,052 4,901,437 2,748 89
2001 45,877,506 38,964,263 6,913,243 28,836,774 5,274,183 2,898,861 3,839,381 197,375 4,828,327 2,564 41
2002 46,444,317 39,233,049 7,221,268 29,190,137 5,543,981 2,832,767 3,910,256 194,117 4,770,638 2,400 21
2003 47,038,486 39,443,034 7,595,452 29,531,611 5,873,673 2,772,577 3,960,909 190,252 4,707,215 2,238 21
2004 47,687,693 39,737,824 7,949,869 29,952,465 6,198,271 2,721,657 3,986,319 183,829 4,643,035 2,108 9
Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars)
1940 4,070 4,070 . . . 2,539 . . . 361 668 402 90 11 . . .
1945 23,801 23,801 . . . 12,538 . . . 2,040 4,858 2,391 1,893 81 . . .
1950 126,857 126,857 . . . 77,678 . . . 11,995 19,366 5,801 11,481 535 . . .
1955 411,613 411,613 . . . 276,942 . . . 39,416 46,444 13,403 34,152 1,256 . . .
1957 605,455 594,552 10,904 400,250 10,904 62,802 57,952 16,102 55,944 1,501 . . .
1960 936,321 888,320 48,000 596,849 40,668 90,503 93,275 23,795 89,054 2,178 . . .
1965 1,516,802 1,395,817 120,986 931,532 96,599 120,796 159,428 30,882 174,883 2,683 . . .
1966 1,638,548 1,502,863 135,685 983,338 107,627 123,262 175,100 31,983 192,821 2,642 21,777
1970 2,628,326 2,385,926 242,400 1,576,551 196,010 175,323 279,845 45,258 328,245 2,965 24,128
1975 5,727,758 5,047,656 680,102 3,436,752 562,180 332,159 544,048 85,676 747,903 3,685 15,354
1980 10,682,791 9,422,206 1,260,585 6,678,216 1,059,792 569,528 864,242 138,426 1,358,836 4,080 9,672
1985 15,901,579 14,441,682 1,459,896 10,736,304 1,285,375 796,351 858,006 123,557 2,094,003 3,609 4,373
1990 21,686,763 19,716,655 1,970,108 14,966,531 1,768,313 1,004,852 991,628 124,340 2,827,012 2,849 1,238
1991 23,076,535 20,912,298 2,164,237 15,914,665 1,946,823 1,049,463 1,045,006 127,510 2,989,385 2,767 915
1992 24,442,156 22,033,164 2,408,992 16,810,432 2,171,080 1,089,504 1,100,812 128,748 3,138,250 2,676 655
1993 25,662,445 23,011,870 2,650,575 17,595,964 2,390,829 1,117,643 1,160,403 129,752 3,264,849 2,557 448
1994 26,936,223 24,032,186 2,904,037 18,415,099 2,620,982 1,144,466 1,226,468 131,463 3,394,982 2,459 303
1995 28,148,078 24,993,131 3,154,947 19,199,157 2,853,365 1,164,029 1,283,288 131,430 3,514,262 2,349 197
1996 29,426,079 26,017,474 3,408,605 20,038,023 3,087,223 1,177,458 1,356,685 124,678 3,639,632 2,252 129
1997 30,463,716 26,884,933 3,578,782 20,864,462 3,252,919 1,185,143 1,389,552 122,488 3,646,898 2,173 79
1998 31,298,873 27,519,891 3,778,982 21,449,654 3,444,259 1,179,882 1,417,362 120,247 3,685,349 2,074 46
1999 32,578,327 28,548,030 4,030,297 22,339,070 3,679,691 1,188,814 1,473,988 120,157 3,774,601 1,975 30
2000 34,848,920 30,517,277 4,331,642 24,066,918 3,965,304 1,233,598 1,547,808 120,812 3,912,527 1,934 19
2001 36,504,206 31,823,443 4,680,763 25,215,898 4,295,600 1,246,333 1,624,285 122,526 3,997,687 1,868 9
2002 37,854,453 32,823,008 5,031,445 26,125,090 4,625,445 1,242,317 1,692,471 124,267 4,043,051 1,806 5
2003 39,541,528 34,048,860 5,492,667 27,230,634 5,060,493 1,247,504 1,763,910 126,278 4,110,963 1,744 3
2004 41,574,348 35,573,407 6,000,941 28,601,329 5,542,045 1,262,709 1,838,926 126,734 4,200,895 1,707 2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2004
Type of benefit Number a
(thousands)
Average
age
Total, OASDI 47,707 66
OASI 39,755 71
Retired workers 29,972 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,570 72
Children of retired workers 483 24
Under age 18 276 13
Disabled adult children 192 40
Students, aged 18–19 15 18
Children of deceased workers 1,905 22
Under age 18 1,335 12
Disabled adult children 507 47
Students, aged 18–19 63 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,431 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 183 43
Disabled widow(er)s 210 59
Parents of deceased workers 2 81
DI 7,952 44
Disabled workers 6,192 52
Spouses of disabled workers 154 51
Children of disabled workers 1,606 12
Under age 18 1,493 12
Disabled adult children 66 27
Students, aged 18–19 47 18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, type of benefit, and race, December 2004
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c (thousands)
Total, OASDI 47,707 39,915 4,900 2,746
By age and sex
Adults 43,714 37,319 4,066 2,204
Men 18,917 16,191 1,712 963
Women 24,797 21,128 2,354 1,241
Children 3,994 2,596 834 542
Under age 18 3,104 1,929 673 484
Disabled adult children 765 585 134 44
Students, aged 18–19 125 81 28 15
Retired workers and their spouses and children 33,025 29,107 2,671 1,176
Retired workers 29,972 26,434 2,451 1,024
Spouses 2,570 2,323 121 119
Children 483 350 98 34
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 7,952 5,577 1,390 936
Disabled workers 6,192 4,417 1,041 694
Spouses 154 116 18 20
Children 1,606 1,044 331 222
Survivors of deceased workers 6,730 5,231 840 634
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,431 3,772 371 277
Disabled widow(er)s 210 134 37 39
Widowed mothers and fathers 183 123 27 32
Children 1,905 1,201 405 286
Parents 2 1 0 1
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 955.00 973.20 835.10 777.20
Men 1,076.50 1,100.70 912.60 836.40
Women 826.00 836.50 765.50 702.00
Disabled workers 894.10 925.90 829.20 794.80
Men 1,002.00 1047.60 888.50 872.80
Women 765.10 774.60 765.90 709.40
Widowed mothers and fathers 687.20 735.80 592.90 582.70
Nondisabled widow(er)s 920.20 942.70 734.80 861.70
Surviving children 625.00 675.40 524.20 557.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 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.
The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Includes 145,660 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit, basis of entitlement, and race, December 2004
Type of benefit and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other b
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All women
Total c 24,795 794.40 21,127 807.20 2,354 733.20 1,241 694.40
Workers 17,353 816.10 14,724 828.20 1,795 765.60 782 705.10
Retired 14,534 826.00 12,756 836.50 1,292 765.50 450 702.00
Full benefit 3,635 940.80 3,060 961.20 418 842.10 145 796.10
Reduced benefit 10,898 787.70 9,696 797.10 873 728.80 306 657.40
Disabled 2,819 765.00 1,968 774.60 503 765.90 331 709.40
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,682 467.20 2,413 480.40 134 375.20 127 317.60
Entitlement based on care of children 140 261.30 102 282.00 18 229.70 19 184.40
Husband retired 49 395.90 39 417.20 6 351.20 5 276.60
Husband disabled 91 188.40 63 199.60 12 169.70 15 156.40
Entitlement based on age 2,542 478.50 2,311 489.10 116 397.70 108 341.50
Husband retired 2,483 482.80 2,261 493.30 111 402.40 104 343.60
Full benefit 439 581.20 381 606.10 27 465.30 30 370.30
Reduced benefit 2,044 461.60 1,880 470.40 84 382.60 74 332.70
Husband disabled 59 296.60 50 297.80 5 290.70 4 288.10
Widows 4,761 899.70 3,990 927.10 425 708.90 332 813.80
Entitlement based on care of children 171 693.50 115 743.80 25 593.20 30 586.50
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 4,386 922.10 3,745 944.10 365 735.10 265 867.90
Disabled, aged 50–64 203 587.60 130 600.20 35 518.60 37 610.00
Women aged 65 or older
Total c 19,466 813.90 17,187 825.60 1,617 737.50 608 684.10
Entitled as worker 13,256 837.30 11,641 848.50 1,185 767.70 393 716.20
Worker only 7,489 806.70 6,326 821.20 846 739.20 298 693.90
Dually entitled 5,767 877.10 5,316 880.90 339 838.70 95 786.00
Wife's benefit 2,294 571.50 2,168 574.20 78 516.10 42 536.60
Widow's benefit 3,473 1,078.90 3,147 1,092.20 260 935.90 53 983.10
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,211 763.90 5,546 777.70 432 654.70 215 625.40
Wife's benefit 2,253 484.90 2,055 494.90 101 405.10 90 350.60
Widow's benefit 3,957 922.70 3,491 944.30 331 731.10 124 824.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 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.
The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Includes 73,000 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A8 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit for persons with benefits based on special minimum primary insurance amount, by type of benefit and sex, December 2004
Type of benefit and sex Number Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All beneficiaries 113,207 562.00 673.70
Retirement benefits
Retired workers 101,795 558.90 702.80
Men 21,961 535.20 474.80
Women 79,834 565.40 765.50
Wives and husbands of retired workers 3,079 539.40 219.20
Children of retired workers 376 549.50 221.50
Disability benefits
Disabled workers 11 521.70 510.20
Children of disabled workers 2 590.40 294.50
Survivor benefits
Nondisabled widow(er)s 6,563 610.10 512.90
Disabled widow(er)s 157 607.00 390.80
Widowed mothers and fathers 36 603.00 408.60
Children of deceased workers 1,188 615.70 440.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2004
Type of benefit Total,
60 or
older a
60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–94 95 or
older b
Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total c 38,734 788 4,237 9,247 8,002 6,892 5,212 2,838 1,181 336
Retired workers 29,972 . . . 2,686 7,814 6,658 5,527 4,037 2,161 860 229
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,546 180 384 637 672 831 863 574 299 105
Wives and husbands 2,594 5 298 686 653 522 307 101 21 2
Disabled workers 1,511 585 846 81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 110 19 23 28 19 13 6 2 1 d
Men
Subtotal 16,420 343 1,874 4,348 3,642 2,916 1,991 932 309 64
Retired workers 15,438 . . . 1,373 4,270 3,618 2,898 1,982 928 307 63
Widowers, parents, and fathers 48 11 15 8 4 4 3 2 1 d
Husbands 40 d 2 10 11 9 5 2 1 d
Disabled workers 841 322 473 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 52 10 11 14 9 5 2 1 d . . .
Women
Subtotal 22,314 445 2,363 4,899 4,360 3,977 3,221 1,907 872 272
Retired workers 14,534 . . . 1,313 3,544 3,040 2,629 2,055 1,234 553 166
Widows, parents, and mothers 4,498 169 369 629 668 828 860 573 298 104
Wives 2,554 5 296 676 642 513 302 99 20 2
Disabled workers 671 263 373 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 58 9 12 14 10 7 4 2 d d
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total c 918.20 940.70 870.80 933.30 901.70 909.80 910.70 988.50 983.90 900.80
Retired workers 955.00 . . . 885.50 974.70 942.40 950.70 941.70 1,021.10 1,021.20 929.40
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 911.90 816.60 858.50 925.40 917.60 914.40 921.30 950.90 910.10 846.00
Wives and husbands 475.00 403.60 427.60 478.30 480.20 478.70 480.70 515.50 518.70 514.30
Disabled workers 992.00 993.30 992.80 973.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 580.70 621.10 623.10 593.80 553.50 520.20 500.90 488.20 429.00 d
Men
Subtotal 1,076.60 1,133.80 1,077.90 1,121.60 1,062.40 1,056.90 1,009.40 1,094.10 1,118.80 1,007.80
Retired workers 1,076.50 . . . 1,053.20 1,125.60 1,066.60 1,060.90 1,012.30 1,097.30 1,123.90 1,013.60
Widowers, parents, and fathers 711.70 648.30 786.60 814.30 681.10 658.40 582.00 549.60 519.30 d
Husbands 267.70 d 210.40 273.60 275.00 265.80 257.50 275.10 295.00 d
Disabled workers 1,169.10 1,166.30 1,172.90 1,149.90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 586.00 616.10 631.60 592.80 554.90 516.70 497.80 492.30 d . . .
Women
Subtotal 801.60 791.70 706.60 766.20 767.40 802.00 849.60 936.90 936.20 875.70
Retired workers 826.00 . . . 710.10 793.00 794.60 829.30 873.60 963.80 964.30 897.30
Widows, parents, and mothers 914.00 827.50 861.50 926.80 919.20 915.50 922.30 952.10 911.70 847.60
Wives 478.30 407.30 428.90 481.40 483.90 482.50 484.30 520.00 528.80 536.00
Disabled workers 769.90 781.10 764.40 744.30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 575.90 626.50 614.80 594.80 552.30 522.80 502.40 486.20 d d
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. The sum of the individual categories may not equal a total or subtotal because of independent rounding.
b. Includes 41,660 persons aged 100 or older—5,800 men and 35,860 women.
c. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
d. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A14 Number and percentage distribution of women aged 62 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 1960–2004, selected years
Entitlement 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2004
Number (thousands)
All women 62 or older a 6,619 11,374 14,010 16,350 18,412 19,954 20,888 21,381 21,820
Entitled as worker b 2,866 5,753 7,586 9,304 10,805 12,037 12,974 14,013 14,942
Worker only 2,563 4,786 5,926 6,710 7,096 7,359 7,554 8,117 8,835
Dually entitled c 303 967 1,660 2,594 3,709 4,678 5,420 5,896 6,107
Wife's benefit 159 388 617 1,016 1,594 2,077 2,398 2,568 2,619
Widow's benefit 141 574 1,039 1,575 2,112 2,600 3,022 3,327 3,488
Entitled as wife or widow only c 3,753 5,621 6,424 7,046 7,607 7,917 7,914 7,368 6,878
Wife's benefit 2,174 2,546 2,745 2,884 3,018 3,059 2,985 2,768 2,549
Widow's benefit d 1,546 3,048 3,659 4,148 4,580 4,853 4,926 4,598 4,327
Percentage distribution
All women 62 or older a 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Entitled as worker b 43.3 50.6 54.1 56.9 58.7 60.3 62.1 65.5 68.5
Worker only 38.7 42.1 42.3 41.0 38.5 36.9 36.2 38.0 40.5
Dually entitled c 4.6 8.5 11.8 15.9 20.1 23.4 25.9 27.6 28.0
Wife's benefit 2.4 3.4 4.4 6.2 8.7 10.4 11.5 12.0 12.0
Widow's benefit 2.1 5.0 7.4 9.6 11.5 13.0 14.4 15.6 16.0
Entitled as wife or widow only c 56.7 49.4 45.9 43.1 41.3 39.7 37.9 34.5 31.5
Wife's benefit 32.8 22.4 19.6 17.6 16.4 15.3 14.3 12.9 11.7
Widow's benefit d 23.4 26.8 26.1 25.4 24.9 24.3 23.6 21.5 19.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. All data for 2004 and dual entitlement data for 1995 and 2000 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Excludes special age-72 beneficiaries and disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
c. Includes parents. Excludes dually entitled disabled workers.
d. Includes disabled widows and mothers.
CONTACT: Barbara Lingg (410) 965-0156 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.
Table 5.A15 Number and average monthly benefit for women aged 65 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 2004
Entitlement Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
Number
All women 65 or older a 19,466,190 4,884,300 4,349,300 3,968,880 3,216,230 1,904,780 1,142,700
Entitled as worker 13,255,680 3,579,290 3,040,000 2,629,000 2,054,880 1,233,540 718,970
Worker only 7,488,660 2,479,560 1,836,310 1,363,950 910,560 548,950 349,330
Dually entitled 5,767,020 1,099,730 1,203,690 1,265,050 1,144,320 684,590 369,640
Wife's benefit 2,293,860 792,890 662,760 483,540 265,770 75,770 13,130
Widow's benefit 3,473,160 306,840 540,930 781,510 878,550 608,820 356,510
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,210,510 1,305,010 1,309,300 1,339,880 1,161,350 671,240 423,730
Wife's benefit 2,253,030 676,370 642,000 512,650 301,730 98,770 21,510
Widow's benefit 3,957,480 628,640 667,300 827,230 859,620 572,470 402,220
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 813.90 766.70 767.90 802.50 850.10 937.30 922.10
Entitled as worker 837.30 792.50 794.60 829.30 873.60 963.80 948.90
Worker only 806.70 817.30 788.40 783.80 776.10 872.90 891.90
Dually entitled 877.10 736.40 804.20 878.50 951.10 1,036.70 1,002.70
Wife's benefit 571.50 592.20 569.20 553.30 544.40 581.30 598.60
Widow's benefit 1,078.90 1,109.10 1,092.20 1,079.70 1,074.20 1,093.40 1,017.50
Entitled as wife or widow only 763.90 696.10 705.70 749.80 808.60 888.50 876.60
Wife's benefit 484.90 481.40 483.90 482.50 484.30 520.00 529.40
Widow's benefit 922.70 927.10 919.20 915.50 922.40 952.10 895.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: Barbara Lingg (410) 965-0156 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2004
Type of benefit Number (thousands) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older
All adult beneficiaries
Total a 44,476 6,533 4,237 33,706 903.80 823.20 870.90 923.60
Retired workers 29,972 . . . 2,686 27,286 955.00 . . . 885.50 961.90
Disabled workers 6,192 5,266 846 81 894.10 877.10 992.80 973.00
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,570 43 262 2,265 478.10 386.70 447.60 483.30
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 154 92 36 26 229.60 186.70 281.80 307.70
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,431 133 319 3,979 920.20 897.70 914.60 921.40
Disabled widow(er)s 210 149 60 . . . 582.10 586.50 571.30 . . .
Mothers and fathers 183 177 5 1 687.20 685.70 741.50 694.80
Disabled adult children 765 674 23 69 588.40 590.60 623.10 555.50
Men
Subtotal 19,335 3,258 1,874 14,202 1,049.80 923.70 1,077.90 1,075.00
Retired workers 15,438 . . . 1,373 14,065 1,076.50 . . . 1,053.20 1,078.70
Disabled workers 3,373 2,855 473 45 1,002.00 971.30 1,172.90 1,149.90
Husbands of retired workers 37 0 1 36 271.90 290.40 228.00 273.10
Husbands of disabled workers 5 2 1 2 195.00 157.20 185.70 228.00
Nondisabled widowers 45 9 14 22 732.60 692.30 824.30 690.70
Disabled widowers 7 5 1 . . . 414.60 420.90 388.40 . . .
Fathers 12 12 0 . . . 595.30 592.70 771.70 . . .
Disabled adult children 418 376 11 31 587.70 588.70 631.60 560.00
Women
Subtotal 25,142 3,275 2,363 19,505 791.60 723.20 706.60 813.40
Retired workers 14,534 . . . 1,313 13,221 826.00 . . . 710.10 837.50
Disabled workers 2,819 2,411 373 35 765.10 765.50 764.40 744.30
Wives of retired workers 2,532 42 261 2,229 481.10 386.80 448.50 486.70
Wives of disabled workers 149 90 35 24 230.60 187.20 283.90 314.90
Nondisabled widows 4,386 124 305 3,957 922.10 912.80 918.70 922.70
Disabled widows 203 144 59 . . . 587.70 592.70 575.40 . . .
Mothers 171 166 5 1 693.50 692.20 740.40 694.80
Disabled adult children 347 298 12 38 589.30 593.00 614.80 551.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: . . . = not applicable.
The sum of individual categories may not equal a subtotal because of individual rounding.
a. Includes parents and special age-72 beneficiaries. Excludes student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2004
Year Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled
beneficiaries
Workers Disabled
adult
children
Widow(er)s Workers Disabled
adult
children
Widow(er)s
1957 178,719 149,850 28,869 . . . 72.76 38.62 . . .
1958 284,744 237,719 47,025 . . . 82.10 39.62 . . .
1959 416,896 334,443 82,453 . . . 89.00 42.96 . . .
1960 559,425 455,371 104,054 . . . 89.31 44.15 . . .
1961 742,296 618,075 124,221 . . . 89.59 45.28 . . .
1962 888,131 740,867 147,264 . . . 89.99 45.67 . . .
1963 993,656 827,014 166,642 . . . 90.59 46.45 . . .
1964 1,077,695 894,173 183,522 . . . 91.12 47.35 . . .
1965 1,186,464 988,074 198,390 . . . 97.76 51.77 . . .
1966 1,310,911 1,097,190 213,721 . . . 98.09 52.42 . . .
1967 1,422,778 1,193,120 229,658 . . . 98.43 53.41 . . .
1968 1,560,517 1,295,300 243,654 21,563 111.86 61.83 72.25
1969 1,690,982 1,394,291 257,222 39,469 112.74 62.79 71.02
1970 1,812,786 1,492,948 270,557 49,281 131.26 73.21 82.00
1971 1,990,098 1,647,684 285,671 56,743 146.52 81.37 90.11
1972 2,202,090 1,832,916 305,007 64,167 179.32 98.81 109.54
1973 2,415,383 2,016,626 319,988 78,769 183.00 100.14 111.14
1974 2,670,092 2,236,882 341,082 92,128 205.70 112.45 125.87
1975 2,960,620 2,488,774 362,335 109,511 225.90 122.80 137.70
1976 3,171,198 2,670,208 381,563 119,427 245.17 132.32 147.01
1977 3,368,954 2,837,432 404,246 127,276 265.30 142.12 156.11
1978 3,429,421 2,879,774 419,896 129,751 288.30 153.66 165.46
1979 3,435,761 2,870,590 435,338 129,833 322.00 171.55 180.52
1980 3,436,429 2,858,680 450,169 127,580 370.70 198.95 205.02
1981 3,361,130 2,776,519 463,021 121,590 413.20 224.51 226.58
1982 3,192,379 2,603,599 472,408 116,372 440.60 245.07 242.11
1983 3,168,992 2,569,029 488,372 111,591 456.20 257.78 250.33
1984 3,212,040 2,596,516 506,373 109,151 470.70 270.28 306.24
1985 3,289,485 2,656,638 525,842 107,005 483.80 281.92 315.26
1986 3,380,480 2,728,463 545,043 106,974 487.90 288.79 319.74
1987 3,453,414 2,785,859 561,273 106,282 508.20 304.32 333.89
1988 3,507,707 2,830,284 574,300 103,123 529.50 320.21 348.05
1989 3,583,451 2,895,364 586,457 101,630 556.00 339.47 366.72
1990 3,712,763 3,011,294 600,480 100,989 587.20 361.71 388.93
1991 3,925,472 3,194,938 616,045 114,489 609.40 378.86 406.96
1992 4,236,080 3,467,783 636,973 131,324 626.10 393.61 422.65
1993 4,529,466 3,725,966 656,485 147,015 641.70 407.20 434.20
1994 4,796,313 3,962,954 672,683 160,676 661.40 422.40 446.30
1995 5,044,388 4,185,263 686,101 173,024 681.80 437.30 458.30
1996 5,264,321 4,385,623 696,787 181,911 703.90 454.30 471.00
1997 5,400,781 4,508,134 704,709 187,938 721.60 468.60 480.40
1998 5,605,272 4,698,319 712,772 194,181 733.10 479.40 487.30
1999 5,798,776 4,879,455 720,526 198,795 754.10 495.60 499.90
2000 5,972,450 5,042,334 728,689 201,427 786.40 518.30 519.70
2001 6,214,972 5,274,183 736,546 204,243 814.50 537.60 536.70
2002 6,495,868 5,543,981 744,529 207,358 834.30 550.40 548.10
2003 6,835,846 5,873,673 752,814 209,359 861.60 567.00 563.80
2004 7,168,270 6,198,271 759,264 210,735 894.10 587.60 582.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
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