Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2004
Year All
benefits
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Wives and
husbands of—
Children of— Widowed
mothers
and
fathers
Widow(er)s Parents Special
age-72
beneficiaries
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
Total 194,390,384 80,033,123 21,396,241 18,504,769 3,790,042 7,247,486 21,248,988 15,079,082 4,822,587 20,886,517 114,115 1,267,434
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852 . . .
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272 . . .
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266 . . .
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264 . . .
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419 . . .
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755 . . .
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767 . . .
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422 . . .
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846 . . .
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675 . . .
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252 . . .
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147 . . .
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868 . . .
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946 . . .
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461 . . .
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538 . . .
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919 . . .
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585 . . .
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373 . . .
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797 . . .
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855 . . .
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138 . . .
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930 . . .
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698 . . .
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390 . . .
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958 . . .
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202 748,539
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658 273,567
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144 81,030
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093 45,027
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852 29,881
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635 24,965
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086 20,367
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655 15,111
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155 6,660
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969 3,688
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914 3,387
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870 3,474
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844 3,057
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788 2,025
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724 1,345
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606 948
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498 785
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431 939
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383 792
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381 537
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344 428
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286 243
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263 148
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281 105
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233 84
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246 54
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298 67
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238 51
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213 27
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200 28
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177 16
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157 13
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152 13
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118 9
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135 14
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129 1
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139 9
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121 0
2004 4,458,816 1,883,060 795,775 319,430 48,016 115,391 309,472 433,699 40,030 513,839 104 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2004 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount for retired workers (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Nondisabled
widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
2003 (Jan.Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
2004 (Jan.Nov.) 1,072.50 1,277.60 834.20 936.10 1,104.70 740.20 942.60 1,068.40 795.70 768.10
2004 (Dec.) 1,090.70 1,309.70 853.80 961.20 1,136.50 771.50 965.80 1,093.50 819.00 785.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163.
Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2004
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 1,879,400 978.20 1,572,700 996.70 174,900 913.70 129,000 757.40
62–64 1,290,900 902.80 1,103,900 919.00 109,900 852.50 76,200 727.00
65–69 559,700 1,092.10 448,900 1,135.40 61,900 956.80 47,400 801.80
70 or older 28,800 903.70 19,900 1,024.20 3,100 836.10 5,400 689.20
Men
Subtotal 1,008,900 1,118.90 851,000 1,149.40 84,000 981.70 72,700 852.40
62–64 668,000 1,064.80 572,200 1,092.20 54,900 931.80 40,200 853.00
65–69 330,600 1,235.40 272,300 1,285.00 28,300 1,060.70 29,500 874.10
70 or older 10,300 991.90 6,500 1,078.70 1,800 1,075.50 2,000 668.30
Women
Subtotal 870,500 775.20 721,700 786.70 90,900 782.40 56,300 666.30
62–64 622,900 720.50 531,700 724.00 55,000 753.30 36,000 613.30
65–69 229,100 914.10 176,600 935.60 33,600 852.40 17,900 728.40
70 or older 18,500 889.20 13,400 946.20 2,300 581.10 2,400 692.80
Disabled workers
Total 777,100 974.50 524,300 1,056.70 124,800 898.50 121,600 827.50
Under 30 50,700 588.00 30,000 595.10 10,800 557.60 8,600 516.20
30–39 89,000 785.20 54,000 835.10 15,400 796.50 18,000 746.80
40–49 181,800 906.20 120,300 968.80 29,800 846.90 30,200 795.40
50–54 139,900 1,007.80 90,500 1,075.80 24,000 939.50 25,000 919.50
55–59 184,000 1,055.70 128,400 1,098.90 28,700 1,044.60 25,800 941.10
60 or older 131,700 1,089.40 101,100 1,163.90 16,100 972.50 14,000 918.50
Men
Subtotal 429,700 1,110.10 299,500 1,173.00 65,900 921.00 61,100 915.30
Under 30 28,200 597.00 16,700 679.20 6,300 526.20 4,400 533.00
30–39 47,500 831.40 28,800 883.80 7,600 783.60 10,200 756.90
40–49 97,500 996.60 65,100 1,067.50 15,300 857.60 16,400 863.50
50–54 74,900 1,177.20 51,500 1,210.20 12,400 974.00 10,800 1,079.00
55–59 102,700 1,238.80 75,700 1,269.50 14,900 1,195.50 11,600 1,064.30
60 or older 78,900 1,292.50 61,700 1,373.40 9,400 1,098.70 7,700 1,127.00
Women
Subtotal 347,400 796.30 224,800 834.90 58,900 837.30 60,500 729.20
Under 30 22,500 576.80 13,300 545.00 4,500 613.60 4,200 536.80
30–39 41,500 746.80 25,200 735.20 7,800 780.70 7,800 683.60
40–49 84,300 804.70 55,200 852.90 14,500 841.70 13,800 748.20
50–54 65,000 824.70 39,000 854.70 11,600 864.00 14,200 784.60
55–59 81,300 857.60 52,700 855.10 13,800 905.70 14,200 865.10
60 or older 52,800 845.70 39,400 879.80 6,700 818.40 6,300 770.20
Wives
Total 233,600 425.50 196,900 439.40 17,100 368.20 18,600 329.10
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 189,300 453.50 162,300 465.80 12,900 387.10 13,300 364.90
Entitlement based on care of children 12,500 399.30 9,800 417.90 1,500 407.90 1,200 352.60
Entitlement based on age 176,800 458.00 152,500 468.80 11,400 380.20 12,100 353.00
62–64 126,600 449.30 112,300 459.40 6,100 367.90 7,700 368.90
65–69 39,200 489.30 31,900 518.00 3,900 475.20 3,300 327.70
70 or older 11,000 447.10 8,300 484.90 1,400 432.00 1,100 270.80
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 44,300 236.00 34,600 235.50 4,200 241.90 5,300 219.30
Entitlement based on care of children 15,800 177.90 11,100 172.20 1,800 163.90 2,800 160.40
Entitlement based on age 28,500 298.20 23,500 292.50 2,400 359.40 2,500 338.50
Husbands
Total 12,500 238.30 8,000 240.70 1,800 284.00 2,700 226.00
Husbands of retired workers 10,200 251.10 6,700 1,279.50 1,300 297.00 2,200 263.60
Husbands of disabled workers 2,300 177.10 1,300 143.00 500 132.10 500 169.60
Children
Total 775,500 . . . 468,100 . . . 149,500 . . . 153,800 . . .
By age
Under age 18 547,700 383.80 317,400 406.00 103,300 298.40 124,900 397.60
Disabled, aged 18 or older 41,200 446.30 28,200 464.70 6,600 422.40 5,900 481.70
Students aged 18–19 186,600 532.20 122,500 568.50 39,600 455.30 23,000 472.20
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 107,500 475.00 73,500 501.00 23,000 402.00 10,700 370.40
Children of deceased workers 290,300 650.10 156,400 727.70 52,000 525.20 79,500 574.20
Children of disabled workers 377,700 254.80 238,200 286.00 74,500 237.10 63,600 206.80
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 37,700 703.10 23,200 760.60 4,600 679.30 9,800 643.40
By age
Under 30 3,600 520.20 2,000 552.70 500 450.90 1,000 526.10
30–39 13,500 677.90 8,400 742.40 1,800 722.30 3,300 529.80
40–49 14,400 726.90 9,100 793.60 1,300 617.20 4,000 695.90
50–59 5,100 828.30 3,000 842.30 600 791.20 1,500 834.90
60 or older 1,100 807.90 700 789.90 400 d . . . . . .
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 34,000 776.00 20,600 792.60 4,200 692.20 9,100 654.50
Widowed fathers 3,700 544.40 2,600 525.30 400 d 700 558.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 324,000 952.40 191,200 996.40 18,900 755.20 113,200 898.10
By age
60–64 145,900 919.40 52,400 967.90 6,800 715.20 86,500 901.80
65–69 59,200 923.10 35,700 949.30 6,200 707.80 16,900 957.10
70–74 33,900 997.50 27,900 1,035.60 2,700 883.30 3,200 776.10
75 or older 85,000 1,024.10 75,200 1,044.50 3,200 918.90 6,600 692.70
By basis of entitlement
Widows 305,200 969.70 183,500 1,002.30 17,800 769.20 103,200 918.80
Widowers 18,800 701.80 7,700 734.60 1,100 828.90 10,000 685.30
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 26,600 589.00 8,300 574.00 2,200 471.90 15,800 598.30
By age
50–54 9,700 551.80 3,200 561.70 1,000 416.70 5,300 567.90
55–59 14,700 582.40 4,300 572.10 900 604.00 9,400 594.00
60 or older 2,200 555.40 800 562.40 300 d 1,100 616.50
By basis of entitlement
Widows 26,000 568.90 8,300 570.00 2,000 473.80 15,400 587.10
Widowers 600 494.80 . . . . . . 200 d 400 d
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes 2,800 persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age in month of award and sex, 2004
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 1,883,060 961.40 1,009,526 1,134.70 873,534 761.10
62–64 1,286,857 899.80 671,717 1,074.90 615,140 708.70
62 966,828 859.20 494,388 1,033.80 472,440 676.50
63 136,182 964.00 74,803 1,126.40 61,379 766.00
64 183,847 1,065.90 102,526 1,235.50 81,321 852.10
65–69 566,132 1,105.90 327,100 1,268.70 239,032 883.10
65 515,641 1,124.40 303,315 1,292.70 212,326 884.00
Disability conversions 202,721 962.60 114,753 1,132.70 87,968 740.70
New entitlements 312,920 1,229.20 188,562 1,390.00 124,358 985.30
66 20,600 949.10 11,447 1,030.70 9,153 847.10
67 12,563 903.00 5,778 935.10 6,785 875.70
68 9,106 879.60 3,570 869.60 5,536 886.10
69 8,222 899.30 2,990 869.40 5,232 916.40
70–74 23,612 919.30 7,322 816.40 16,290 965.60
75 or older 6,459 706.40 3,387 729.00 3,072 681.50
Disabled workers
Total 795,775 967.90 428,672 1,097.00 367,103 817.30
Under 25 23,454 489.60 13,498 500.00 9,956 475.30
25–29 29,575 655.10 15,537 673.20 14,038 635.20
30–34 39,423 752.10 19,961 786.20 19,462 717.00
35–39 55,332 816.90 28,410 866.90 26,922 764.20
40–44 83,164 879.00 42,447 959.10 40,717 795.40
45–49 106,634 945.70 54,920 1,055.30 51,714 829.20
50–54 143,622 1,017.60 75,559 1,158.40 68,063 861.30
50 27,904 986.90 14,715 1,113.70 13,189 845.50
51 28,139 998.70 14,694 1,135.50 13,445 849.10
52 28,465 1,021.30 14,900 1,164.80 13,565 863.60
53 28,509 1,033.80 14,868 1,178.60 13,641 875.90
54 30,605 1,044.70 16,382 1,195.10 14,223 871.50
55–59 180,635 1,083.60 100,208 1,256.60 80,427 868.00
55 38,420 1,064.90 21,347 1,223.10 17,073 867.20
56 37,682 1,078.90 20,772 1,247.10 16,910 872.20
57 39,180 1,096.60 21,753 1,274.60 17,427 874.60
58 32,347 1,087.70 17,843 1,268.60 14,504 865.20
59 33,006 1,091.20 18,493 1,273.30 14,513 859.10
60–65 133,936 1,110.50 78,132 1,287.50 55,804 862.60
60 35,411 1,111.20 20,351 1,292.60 15,060 866.00
61 35,396 1,120.80 20,592 1,299.40 14,804 872.40
62 29,686 1,133.10 17,481 1,314.80 12,205 873.00
63 17,848 1,102.30 10,420 1,278.00 7,428 855.80
64 12,414 1,066.00 7,432 1,226.00 4,982 827.50
65 3,181 995.20 1,856 1,142.90 1,325 788.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age in month of award, and sex, 2004
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 1,431,963 919.40 754,846 1,094.00 677,117 724.70
62 966,828 859.20 494,388 1,033.80 472,440 676.50
63 136,182 964.00 74,803 1,126.40 61,379 766.00
64 182,963 1,066.60 102,057 1,236.20 80,906 852.60
65 143,161 1,098.70 81,560 1,258.70 61,601 887.00
66 or older 2,829 744.40 2,038 798.40 791 605.30
Disabled workers
Total 25,283 1,084.30 15,670 1,244.30 9,613 823.50
62 7,193 1,125.00 4,523 1,288.30 2,670 848.20
63 8,891 1,097.50 5,481 1,262.50 3,410 832.20
64 7,441 1,047.90 4,613 1,201.40 2,828 797.60
65 1,758 1,005.10 1,053 1,148.30 705 791.20
Wives and husbands
Total 265,753 351.70 5,587 246.40 260,166 353.90
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 241,897 357.60 4,768 255.60 237,129 359.70
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 23,856 291.40 819 193.00 23,037 294.90
By sex
Wives 260,166 353.90 . . . . . . 260,166 353.90
62 150,056 338.90 . . . . . . 150,056 338.90
63 37,082 338.60 . . . . . . 37,082 338.60
64 43,618 394.40 . . . . . . 43,618 394.40
65 24,624 397.70 . . . . . . 24,624 397.70
66 1,611 359.20 . . . . . . 1,611 359.20
67 or older 3,175 341.60 . . . . . . 3,175 341.60
Husbands 5,587 246.40 5,587 246.40 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 192,228 852.40 14,117 688.10 178,111 865.40
Nondisabled widows 178,111 865.40 . . . . . . 178,111 865.40
60 65,367 912.80 . . . . . . 65,367 912.80
61 23,996 940.60 . . . . . . 23,996 940.60
62 23,166 897.30 . . . . . . 23,166 897.30
63 15,676 842.10 . . . . . . 15,676 842.10
64 24,124 873.10 . . . . . . 24,124 873.10
65 16,928 641.90 . . . . . . 16,928 641.90
66 690 718.50 . . . . . . 690 718.50
67–69 1,544 705.10 . . . . . . 1,544 705.10
70 or older 6,620 663.10 . . . . . . 6,620 663.10
Nondisabled widowers 14,117 688.10 14,117 688.10 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2004
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas b 1,883,060 100.0 961.40 795,775 100.0 967.90
Alabama 30,929 1.6 938.10 20,176 2.5 952.40
Alaska 3,379 0.2 910.60 1,163 0.1 973.30
Arizona 35,530 1.9 972.90 15,137 1.9 985.00
Arkansas 20,037 1.1 900.60 13,039 1.6 920.50
California 185,500 9.8 951.80 74,328 9.3 920.30
Colorado 25,360 1.3 949.40 7,993 1.0 994.30
Connecticut 22,996 1.2 1,055.90 7,843 1.0 1,031.40
Delaware 6,083 0.3 1,033.50 2,933 0.4 1,002.40
District of Columbia 2,961 0.2 840.60 1,441 0.2 841.10
Florida 128,018 6.8 933.70 40,855 5.1 962.30
Georgia 50,831 2.7 947.10 21,269 2.7 977.00
Hawaii 8,290 0.4 963.00 2,377 0.3 1,000.60
Idaho 9,195 0.5 935.10 3,464 0.4 927.30
Illinois 75,802 4.0 983.30 28,101 3.5 1,014.40
Indiana 42,201 2.2 1,020.80 17,364 2.2 997.30
Iowa 20,222 1.1 965.90 6,966 0.9 942.60
Kansas 16,767 0.9 985.40 7,034 0.9 971.90
Kentucky 27,298 1.4 911.00 17,869 2.2 932.20
Louisiana 25,094 1.3 884.50 15,006 1.9 937.10
Maine 9,356 0.5 891.30 4,938 0.6 883.00
Maryland 33,679 1.8 992.50 13,102 1.6 1,007.30
Massachusetts 38,604 2.0 974.00 18,755 2.4 969.00
Michigan 68,990 3.7 1,052.20 29,544 3.7 1,030.20
Minnesota 31,422 1.7 1,006.60 11,705 1.5 972.70
Mississippi 18,974 1.0 897.00 11,775 1.5 916.10
Missouri 38,960 2.1 946.80 19,995 2.5 958.60
Montana 7,024 0.4 897.70 2,105 0.3 897.20
Nebraska 10,798 0.6 945.50 4,341 0.5 928.90
Nevada 16,706 0.9 950.40 6,208 0.8 1,008.10
New Hampshire 9,013 0.5 999.50 4,058 0.5 984.00
New Jersey 56,935 3.0 1,069.10 20,905 2.6 1,084.50
New Mexico 12,020 0.6 885.70 5,884 0.7 917.90
New York 120,971 6.4 1,014.60 52,507 6.6 1,031.50
North Carolina 60,050 3.2 958.80 27,984 3.5 970.40
North Dakota 4,129 0.2 902.60 1,240 0.2 904.90
Ohio 73,906 3.9 967.40 30,446 3.8 943.80
Oklahoma 23,890 1.3 918.70 12,071 1.5 932.50
Oregon 25,810 1.4 962.10 8,575 1.1 992.70
Pennsylvania 87,391 4.6 1,002.50 37,189 4.7 981.30
Rhode Island 6,628 0.4 979.40 3,653 0.5 912.50
South Carolina 30,571 1.6 949.70 14,212 1.8 972.50
South Dakota 5,080 0.3 902.10 1,572 0.2 908.90
Tennessee 41,962 2.2 948.60 20,387 2.6 948.60
Texas 116,491 6.2 930.10 52,461 6.6 948.60
Utah 10,770 0.6 963.60 3,542 0.4 971.30
Vermont 4,500 0.2 971.60 1,896 0.2 902.40
Virginia 47,180 2.5 974.00 20,031 2.5 984.20
Washington 39,431 2.1 1,003.60 15,528 2.0 1,000.90
West Virginia 12,991 0.7 956.50 8,748 1.1 985.60
Wisconsin 37,115 2.0 1,007.50 14,098 1.8 997.30
Wyoming 3,644 0.2 962.00 1,267 0.2 973.70
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 24,058 1.3 651.20 9,261 1.2 839.80
Other c 18,113 1.0 503.00 1,435 0.2 758.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes beneficiaries with state code unknown.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.