Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Dependents and Survivors

Table 6.D1 Number of wives and husbands, by type of benefit, selected years 1950–2008
Year Total Wives with entitlement based on— Husbands
Care of children Age
Wives and husbands of retired workers
1950 162,768 9,646 152,310 812
1955 288,915 21,692 263,816 3,407
1960 339,987 32,254 305,713 2,020
1965 321,015 44,087 275,717 1,211
1970 339,447 51,378 286,867 1,202
1975 350,558 60,184 289,600 774
1980 360,693 55,401 294,892 10,400
1981 338,540 50,993 277,641 9,906
1982 349,967 36,229 302,739 10,999
1983 356,274 35,309 308,922 12,043
1984 342,691 30,972 298,855 12,864
1985 356,558 30,454 312,849 13,255
1986 358,115 28,925 315,427 13,763
1987 333,333 26,099 294,499 12,735
1988 316,929 23,045 281,760 12,124
1989 310,498 21,285 278,655 10,558
1990 308,980 21,395 277,238 10,347
1991 307,000 21,154 276,236 9,610
1992 304,764 21,057 274,670 9,037
1993 290,728 19,945 262,240 8,543
1994 275,025 18,431 248,430 8,164
1995 258,740 17,214 233,731 7,795
1996 244,014 15,466 221,059 7,489
1997 268,012 14,040 246,229 7,743
1998 263,668 13,472 242,390 7,806
1999 275,568 13,521 253,559 8,488
2000 341,503 15,625 315,148 10,730
2001 314,547 13,743 289,757 11,047
2002 317,685 14,011 291,377 12,297
2003 305,831 12,832 280,883 12,116
2004 319,430 12,219 294,133 13,078
2005 329,225 11,630 303,976 13,619
2006 328,430 11,160 301,614 15,656
2007 316,782 10,471 291,985 14,326
2008 344,003 11,283 316,119 16,601
Wives and husbands of disabled workers
1958 a 12,920 7,869 5,035 16
1959 b 54,299 32,844 21,301 154
1960 54,187 38,326 15,756 105
1965 69,183 55,230 13,813 140
1970 96,304 74,913 21,227 164
1975 148,741 116,624 31,942 175
1980 108,500 74,922 32,616 962
1981 95,575 64,333 30,360 882
1982 77,835 45,463 31,540 832
1983 80,079 43,820 35,369 890
1984 81,834 46,433 34,470 931
1985 83,511 48,522 34,101 888
1986 82,435 47,711 33,797 927
1987 77,316 43,881 31,652 1,783
1988 73,790 41,627 29,634 2,529
1989 69,113 39,212 27,750 2,151
1990 69,667 40,458 27,023 2,186
1991 72,754 43,543 26,747 2,464
1992 78,083 47,841 27,502 2,740
1993 74,605 45,602 26,276 2,727
1994 69,549 42,824 24,240 2,485
1995 63,097 37,972 22,833 2,292
1996 57,528 33,638 21,775 2,115
1997 50,818 25,779 23,329 1,710
1998 47,550 23,190 22,693 1,667
1999 46,164 21,949 22,557 1,658
2000 43,941 19,801 22,399 1,741
2001 43,412 19,535 21,979 1,898
2002 45,600 20,621 22,863 2,116
2003 47,183 20,580 24,269 2,334
2004 48,016 19,423 26,070 2,523
2005 50,187 18,877 28,679 2,631
2006 49,521 16,837 30,270 2,414
2007 47,583 15,529 29,539 2,515
2008 50,756 15,899 32,033 2,824
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D3 Number and average monthly benefit for wives and husbands, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2008
Basis of entitlement and age Wives Husbands
Total Of retired workers Of disabled workers
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All wives and husbands 375,334 409.10 327,402 425.50 47,932 297.20 19,425 300.20
By age
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 27,182 327.00 11,282 486.60 15,899 213.80 1,013 177.60
Under 35 6,083 185.30 736 406.60 5,347 154.80 212 124.40
35–39 3,923 248.70 857 422.60 3,066 200.10 191 146.30
40–44 4,390 298.20 1,364 457.80 3,026 226.20 213 171.80
45–49 4,421 366.20 2,020 489.10 2,401 262.90 187 194.60
50–54 3,467 422.10 2,152 497.60 1,315 298.50 112 212.10
55–59 2,481 492.30 1,952 534.40 529 337.10 53 299.10
60–61 1,191 553.90 1,067 579.60 124 332.70 24 312.60
62–64 1,226 419.40 1,134 426.40 91 334.20 21 261.60
Age 348,152 415.50 316,119 423.30 32,033 338.60 18,412 307.00
62–64 246,032 394.80 217,644 403.10 28,388 331.70 6,168 272.60
62 149,296 376.90 126,255 387.10 23,041 321.40 2,502 225.70
63 39,756 378.90 37,044 382.00 2,712 337.20 1,212 250.70
64 56,980 452.80 54,345 454.50 2,635 416.90 2,454 331.10
65–69 88,800 471.40 85,648 474.40 3,152 391.20 7,898 344.40
65 57,434 479.10 55,406 482.50 2,028 387.80 3,249 365.80
66 14,900 479.60 14,419 481.80 481 410.90 1,506 357.50
67 7,626 453.50 7,341 455.90 285 392.60 1,217 318.80
68 5,085 428.70 4,876 430.50 209 386.20 1,025 316.10
69 3,755 415.50 3,606 417.00 149 378.50 901 312.30
70–74 9,268 404.70 8,879 404.90 389 399.40 2,672 292.20
75 or older 4,052 469.60 3,948 472.10 104 374.80 1,674 281.00
By sex
Wives
Not divorced 331,587 412.20 287,637 430.10 43,950 295.10 . . . . . .
Divorced 43,747 385.30 39,765 391.80 3,982 320.60 . . . . . .
Husbands of—
Retired workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,601 313.80
Disabled workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,824 220.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D4 Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1940–2008
Year All children Children of—
Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total
1957 313,163 81,842 231,321 . . .
1960 415,719 69,979 241,430 104,310
1965 783,202 134,187 451,399 197,616
1970 1,090,865 182,595 591,724 316,546
1975 1,331,913 225,579 591,118 515,216
1976 1,327,197 236,805 578,905 511,487
1977 1,365,513 259,447 587,589 518,477
1978 1,234,658 214,284 566,992 453,382
1979 1,191,521 247,800 544,549 399,172
1980 1,174,112 248,658 540,246 385,208
1981 1,086,547 211,406 535,487 339,654
1982 916,715 182,849 473,396 260,470
1983 752,839 144,945 380,992 226,895
1984 721,564 131,986 351,326 238,252
1985 713,632 128,076 332,531 253,025
1986 700,627 122,652 319,800 258,167
1987 685,299 117,984 310,573 256,742
1988 706,031 116,659 324,346 265,026
1989 675,362 106,491 307,484 261,387
1990 695,307 108,105 303,616 283,586
1991 726,908 107,261 301,459 318,188
1992 794,571 108,686 304,300 381,585
1993 816,454 106,566 311,290 398,598
1994 824,239 102,983 310,051 411,205
1995 808,578 101,239 306,044 401,295
1996 798,485 98,655 302,480 397,350
1997 757,346 97,594 297,204 362,548
1998 763,170 96,893 294,851 371,426
1999 773,166 99,826 295,196 378,144
2000 776,676 115,358 297,686 363,632
2001 796,174 110,680 302,445 383,049
2002 846,361 116,186 310,395 419,780
2003 852,354 111,992 305,409 434,953
2004 858,562 115,391 309,472 433,699
2005 907,547 123,494 314,786 469,267
2006 897,035 126,860 321,155 449,020
2007 902,296 126,678 322,326 453,292
2008 960,873 140,581 329,397 490,895
Children under age 18
1940 59,382 8,249 51,133 . . .
1945 127,514 7,215 120,299 . . .
1950 122,641 25,495 97,146 . . .
1955 238,795 40,402 198,393 . . .
1960 391,366 57,239 231,611 102,516
1965 523,453 84,707 263,637 175,109
1970 678,940 99,353 337,960 241,627
1975 806,770 115,347 300,139 391,284
1980 573,828 111,610 227,139 235,079
1981 512,939 84,793 228,317 199,829
1982 457,445 81,502 222,738 153,205
1983 444,467 80,117 211,396 152,954
1984 449,242 74,328 202,163 172,721
1985 464,908 74,128 200,576 190,204
1986 465,115 70,915 196,008 198,192
1987 451,370 66,672 184,668 195,030
1988 452,519 63,586 192,278 196,655
1989 446,308 59,073 189,285 197,950
1990 468,439 60,588 189,792 218,059
1991 502,442 60,618 191,537 250,287
1992 559,725 61,034 192,689 306,002
1993 575,247 59,515 198,469 317,263
1994 586,342 57,677 201,598 327,067
1995 571,650 57,215 198,848 315,587
1996 561,687 56,126 194,333 311,228
1997 517,118 54,841 184,237 278,040
1998 516,100 54,218 182,118 279,764
1999 522,946 57,019 182,159 283,768
2000 525,390 68,440 184,762 272,188
2001 542,147 64,207 188,300 289,640
2002 578,906 66,992 192,226 319,688
2003 580,166 63,793 187,060 329,313
2004 578,844 65,490 188,435 324,919
2005 609,993 69,008 189,509 351,476
2006 585,334 69,819 189,654 325,861
2007 573,067 65,783 184,922 322,362
2008 605,931 73,528 183,754 348,649
Disabled adult children
1957 29,507 17,249 12,258 . . .
1960 24,353 12,740 9,819 1,794
1965 21,398 10,017 8,668 2,713
1970 24,547 11,348 9,425 3,774
1975 32,707 14,636 11,182 6,889
1976 34,517 15,602 11,546 7,369
1977 36,210 -- -- 7,885
1978 33,611 15,378 11,013 7,220
1979 33,419 15,967 10,999 6,453
1980 33,470 16,650 10,626 6,194
1981 30,545 15,365 9,745 5,435
1982 28,707 14,772 9,685 4,250
1983 33,639 17,309 11,223 5,107
1984 36,427 18,330 12,556 5,541
1985 39,083 19,661 12,709 6,713
1986 40,525 20,295 13,244 6,986
1987 39,665 20,761 12,117 6,787
1988 38,702 20,544 11,512 6,646
1989 37,001 19,668 10,975 6,358
1990 38,772 20,862 11,277 6,633
1991 41,086 21,850 11,684 7,552
1992 47,009 23,615 13,846 9,548
1993 47,246 23,173 13,819 10,254
1994 44,483 22,119 12,590 9,774
1995 43,275 21,566 11,930 9,779
1996 40,583 20,169 11,061 9,353
1997 38,701 19,611 10,616 8,474
1998 39,941 19,932 10,914 9,095
1999 41,748 20,467 11,430 9,851
2000 43,845 22,567 11,621 9,657
2001 43,042 21,307 11,872 9,863
2002 46,636 22,881 12,685 11,070
2003 47,235 22,024 12,920 12,291
2004 48,772 22,531 13,999 12,242
2005 53,807 25,154 14,982 13,671
2006 58,519 25,679 17,467 15,373
2007 67,517 28,359 20,368 18,790
2008 79,694 32,712 24,369 22,613
Students
1965 238,351 39,463 179,094 19,794
1970 387,378 71,894 244,339 71,145
1975 492,436 95,596 279,797 117,043
1976 544,739 108,197 295,058 141,484
1977 574,760 -- -- 148,227
1978 544,396 105,719 291,434 147,243
1979 553,889 117,118 292,766 144,005
1980 566,814 120,398 302,481 143,935
1981 543,063 111,248 297,425 134,390
1982 430,563 86,575 240,973 103,015
1983 274,726 47,519 158,373 68,834
1984 235,895 39,328 136,577 59,990
1985 209,641 34,287 119,246 56,108
1986 194,987 31,442 110,556 52,989
1987 194,264 30,551 108,788 54,925
1988 214,810 32,529 120,556 61,725
1989 192,053 27,750 107,224 57,079
1990 188,096 26,655 102,547 58,894
1991 183,380 24,793 98,238 60,349
1992 187,837 24,037 97,765 66,035
1993 193,961 23,878 99,002 71,081
1994 193,414 23,187 95,863 74,364
1995 193,653 22,458 95,266 75,929
1996 196,215 22,360 97,086 76,769
1997 201,527 23,142 102,351 76,034
1998 207,129 22,743 101,819 82,567
1999 208,472 22,340 101,607 84,525
2000 207,441 24,351 101,303 81,787
2001 210,985 25,166 102,273 83,546
2002 220,819 26,313 105,484 89,022
2003 224,953 26,175 105,429 93,349
2004 230,946 27,370 107,038 96,538
2005 243,747 29,332 110,295 104,120
2006 253,182 31,362 114,034 107,786
2007 261,712 32,536 117,036 112,140
2008 275,248 34,341 121,274 119,633
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D5 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit and age, 2008
Age Total children Children of—
Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All children
Total 960,873 485.10 140,581 536.10 329,397 748.60 490,895 293.80
Children under age 18
Subtotal 605,931 429.90 73,528 530.30 183,754 720.30 348,649 255.70
Under 1 45,745 302.30 2,490 463.90 9,600 632.70 33,655 196.10
1 20,035 358.50 1,129 472.30 6,449 647.70 12,457 198.50
2 20,784 369.10 1,422 483.30 6,895 653.00 12,467 199.10
3 22,275 375.80 1,687 474.60 7,447 654.40 13,141 205.20
4 24,030 378.30 1,917 476.40 7,777 670.10 14,336 206.90
5 25,174 390.50 2,091 487.20 8,203 686.70 14,880 213.70
6 26,724 392.60 2,312 492.10 8,631 683.40 15,781 218.90
7 28,889 398.20 2,598 484.70 9,300 690.00 16,991 225.20
8 31,168 410.20 3,071 484.50 10,037 704.70 18,060 233.90
9 32,769 414.30 3,358 492.10 10,251 711.50 19,160 241.70
10 35,149 428.80 3,768 504.80 11,057 729.70 20,324 251.00
11 37,521 436.70 4,546 506.50 11,477 734.70 21,498 262.80
12 39,631 439.40 5,029 512.10 11,726 733.10 22,876 272.90
13 42,886 454.00 5,644 522.30 12,619 748.00 24,623 287.60
14 45,468 468.90 6,815 537.90 13,250 757.60 25,403 299.90
15 46,666 489.60 7,775 548.00 13,752 766.80 25,139 319.90
16 46,054 525.00 9,036 585.30 14,219 789.30 22,799 336.20
17 34,963 557.60 8,840 611.60 11,064 801.30 15,059 346.90
Disabled adult children
Subtotal 79,694 474.10 32,712 461.10 24,369 645.80 22,613 307.70
Under 20 28,438 451.10 5,097 464.00 10,883 655.10 12,458 267.60
20–24 14,179 480.30 4,313 474.30 4,925 638.60 4,941 327.70
25–29 10,220 493.70 5,089 472.90 2,723 645.30 2,408 366.40
30–34 10,057 498.50 6,306 470.10 2,202 651.40 1,549 397.00
35–39 9,512 488.90 6,922 459.70 1,621 656.80 969 417.20
40 or older 7,288 470.80 4,985 425.10 2,015 599.30 288 363.20
Students aged 18–19
Subtotal 275,248 609.90 34,341 620.10 121,274 812.20 119,633 401.90
18 274,889 610.10 34,252 620.30 121,162 812.30 119,475 402.10
19 359 479.40 89 554.80 112 715.80 158 269.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D6 Number of mothers and fathers, by type of benefit, 1950–2008
Year Total Mothers Fathers Widowed Surviving divorced mothers and fathers
Subtotal With at least 1 child under age 16 a Entitled solely because of at least 1 disabled child b
1950 41,101 41,101 . . . 41,089 41,089 . . . 12
1951 78,323 78,323 . . . 78,181 78,181 . . . 142
1952 64,875 64,875 . . . 64,776 64,776 . . . 99
1953 71,945 71,945 . . . 71,861 71,861 . . . 84
1954 70,775 70,775 . . . 70,699 70,699 . . . 76
1955 76,018 76,018 . . . 75,927 75,927 . . . 91
1956 67,475 67,475 . . . 67,410 67,410 . . . 65
1957 88,174 88,174 . . . 88,102 86,088 2,014 72
1958 c 81,467 81,467 . . . 81,392 80,130 1,262 75
1959 d 102,020 102,020 . . . 101,933 100,234 1,699 87
1960 92,607 92,607 . . . 92,507 90,939 1,568 100
1961 98,449 98,449 . . . 98,374 96,778 1,596 75
1962 99,925 99,925 . . . 99,835 98,099 1,736 90
1963 104,960 104,960 . . . 104,866 102,828 2,038 94
1964 106,249 106,249 . . . 106,137 103,778 2,359 112
1965 100,005 100,005 . . . 99,804 97,972 1,832 201
1966 107,135 107,135 . . . 106,677 105,270 1,407 458
1967 110,762 110,762 . . . 110,283 108,842 1,441 479
1968 113,765 113,765 . . . 113,323 111,869 1,454 442
1969 116,922 116,922 . . . 116,434 115,035 1,399 488
1970 112,377 112,377 . . . 111,887 110,459 1,428 490
1971 116,548 116,548 . . . 115,996 114,266 1,730 552
1972 117,699 117,699 . . . 117,034 113,822 3,212 665
1973 118,775 118,775 . . . 112,511 109,574 2,937 6,264
1974 109,221 109,221 . . . 102,584 99,705 2,879 6,637
1975 116,224 111,372 4,852 108,002 103,597 4,405 8,222
1976 113,520 107,339 6,181 105,158 99,781 5,377 8,362
1977 118,821 111,473 7,348 109,050 103,492 5,558 9,771
1978 110,015 103,391 6,624 100,247 96,834 3,413 9,768
1979 110,424 103,805 6,619 99,413 96,249 3,164 11,011
1980 107,809 99,922 7,887 96,005 92,768 3,237 11,804
1981 99,653 92,138 7,515 81,079 78,069 3,010 11,059
1982 86,786 80,198 6,588 70,019 67,301 2,718 10,179
1983 82,464 76,271 6,193 66,711 63,304 3,407 9,560
1984 73,794 68,164 5,630 59,256 54,962 4,294 8,908
1985 72,241 66,992 5,249 62,881 58,507 4,374 9,360
1986 69,340 64,147 5,193 60,200 55,639 4,561 9,140
1987 64,777 59,626 5,151 56,329 52,051 4,278 8,448
1988 62,676 57,859 4,817 54,833 50,655 4,178 7,843
1989 59,525 54,916 4,609 51,992 48,226 3,766 7,533
1990 58,060 53,346 4,714 50,879 47,673 3,206 7,181
1991 57,896 52,889 5,007 50,787 47,695 3,092 7,109
1992 56,402 51,273 5,129 49,341 46,302 3,039 7,061
1993 56,408 51,358 5,050 49,465 46,420 3,045 6,943
1994 54,732 49,825 4,907 48,217 45,346 2,871 6,515
1995 51,645 46,874 4,771 45,368 42,817 2,551 6,277
1996 49,150 44,732 4,418 43,538 41,192 2,346 5,612
1997 43,504 39,805 3,699 38,565 36,396 2,169 4,939
1998 42,395 38,533 3,862 37,739 35,577 2,162 4,656
1999 41,756 37,926 3,830 37,271 35,092 2,179 4,485
2000 40,491 36,521 3,970 36,197 34,241 1,956 4,294
2001 41,323 37,106 4,217 36,728 34,753 1,975 4,595
2002 40,829 36,534 4,295 36,186 34,264 1,922 4,643
2003 39,206 34,712 4,494 34,797 32,979 1,818 4,409
2004 40,030 35,499 4,531 35,876 34,176 1,700 4,154
2005 38,248 34,036 4,212 34,256 32,872 1,384 3,992
2006 35,981 31,995 3,986 32,216 30,954 1,262 3,765
2007 33,597 29,869 3,728 29,954 28,691 1,263 3,643
2008 32,717 28,831 3,886 29,215 28,003 1,212 3,502
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a. Prior to August 1981, benefits were payable to mothers and fathers caring for a child under age 18. For mothers and fathers caring for a child who was at least age 14 and who were entitled in August 1981, benefits were continued until the child attained age 18 or September 1983, whichever came earlier.
b. Excludes mothers and fathers who had both disabled and nondisabled entitled children in their care.
c. January–November.
d. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D7 Number and average monthly benefit for widow(er)s, by age and sex, 2008
Age, sex, and type of benefit Nondisabled Disabled widow(er)s Widowed mothers and fathers
Widows Widowers
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All widow(er)s 524,757 935.70 34,578 646.90 30,605 671.50 32,717 813.60
By age
Under 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,158 631.90
25–29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,670 685.40
30–34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,948 705.90
35–39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,797 764.30
40–44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,910 835.80
45–49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,386 890.90
50–54 . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,794 664.20 3,635 932.60
55–59 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,583 677.40 1,566 921.30
60–64 155,559 1,082.70 15,524 857.50 219 735.50 577 845.00
60 68,006 1,084.30 6,063 835.30 98 686.80 167 834.40
61 26,816 1,129.50 4,759 856.60 52 743.50 165 880.80
62 20,927 1,058.80 1,860 925.70 30 802.60 101 812.40
63 17,018 1,025.70 1,189 826.20 16 726.30 79 801.30
64 22,792 1,087.80 1,653 886.20 23 843.70 65 885.50
65–69 108,675 907.90 6,098 698.20 9 653.60 70 795.50
65 55,170 1,016.40 3,369 885.60 9 653.60 70 795.50
66 13,752 825.50 779 509.40 . . . . . . . . . . . .
67 13,072 797.80 658 466.10 . . . . . . . . . . . .
68 13,134 789.00 644 462.90 . . . . . . . . . . . .
69 13,547 771.20 648 420.80 . . . . . . . . . . . .
70–74 71,023 785.80 3,477 372.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .
70 13,807 772.00 652 376.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .
71 13,773 776.40 686 389.80 . . . . . . . . . . . .
72 14,210 785.80 747 387.10 . . . . . . . . . . . .
73 14,823 792.10 692 334.00 . . . . . . . . . . . .
74 14,410 801.60 700 372.30 . . . . . . . . . . . .
75–79 75,529 844.80 3,439 362.50 . . . . . . . . . . . .
75 14,903 812.90 620 363.40 . . . . . . . . . . . .
76 15,108 836.30 742 381.30 . . . . . . . . . . . .
77 15,348 843.50 689 348.60 . . . . . . . . . . . .
78 15,270 860.80 720 352.60 . . . . . . . . . . . .
79 14,900 870.30 668 365.70 . . . . . . . . . . . .
80 or older 113,971 915.10 6,040 374.20 . . . . . . . . . . . .
By sex
Men . . . . . . 34,578 646.90 2,105 499.40 3,886 674.70
Women 524,757 935.70 . . . . . . 28,500 684.20 28,831 832.30
Widow or mother 458,842 933.10 . . . . . . 24,192 680.90 25,605 831.80
Surviving divorced wife or mother 65,915 954.40 . . . . . . 4,308 702.30 3,226 836.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D8 Number of widow(er)s, by type of benefit, 1950–2008
Year Total Entitled because of age Entitled because of disability
Widows Widowers Widows Widowers
1950 66,735 66,672 63 . . . . . .
1951 89,591 89,324 267 . . . . . .
1952 92,302 91,992 310 . . . . . .
1953 112,866 112,467 399 . . . . . .
1954 128,026 127,626 400 . . . . . .
1955 140,624 140,273 351 . . . . . .
1956 253,524 253,191 333 . . . . . .
1957 244,633 244,172 461 . . . . . .
1958 a 199,320 198,948 372 . . . . . .
1959 b 252,683 252,100 583 . . . . . .
1960 239,267 238,813 454 . . . . . .
1961 251,275 250,606 669 . . . . . .
1962 267,051 266,465 586 . . . . . .
1963 278,709 278,138 571 . . . . . .
1964 283,263 282,689 574 . . . . . .
1965 359,431 358,875 556 . . . . . .
1966 403,595 403,035 560 . . . . . .
1967 355,589 355,032 557 . . . . . .
1968 375,391 352,280 604 22,438 69
1969 375,753 353,928 625 21,127 73
1970 363,216 347,031 576 15,546 63
1971 381,262 363,689 551 16,960 62
1972 402,809 382,452 544 19,739 74
1973 372,167 351,793 651 19,660 63
1974 363,693 343,317 550 19,793 33
1975 377,246 353,249 476 23,476 45
1976 385,373 362,229 489 22,603 52
1977 416,735 383,057 10,416 22,981 281
1978 403,679 375,750 9,022 18,553 354
1979 445,555 418,883 9,272 17,136 264
1980 452,156 424,690 11,412 15,789 265
1981 480,772 453,307 13,311 13,868 286
1982 492,451 465,070 14,941 12,222 218
1983 501,688 470,764 16,512 14,144 268
1984 499,677 464,979 17,533 16,847 318
1985 501,673 467,197 17,390 16,759 327
1986 491,052 454,903 17,731 18,033 385
1987 475,035 440,803 17,836 16,062 334
1988 457,574 424,107 18,139 14,979 349
1989 449,139 416,154 17,817 14,830 338
1990 451,862 417,925 18,513 15,058 366
1991 468,788 420,190 19,008 28,951 639
1992 472,078 419,413 19,430 32,477 758
1993 466,198 414,941 19,422 31,036 799
1994 459,340 410,323 19,114 29,075 828
1995 444,899 396,725 18,577 28,762 835
1996 438,081 390,962 18,508 27,783 828
1997 440,076 393,014 18,516 27,691 855
1998 443,669 395,231 19,039 28,494 905
1999 469,806 419,205 20,951 28,654 996
2000 505,021 453,334 23,645 26,997 1,045
2001 495,848 443,267 24,309 27,179 1,093
2002 522,537 465,627 27,306 28,211 1,393
2003 508,306 451,583 28,209 27,130 1,384
2004 513,839 456,732 29,033 26,621 1,453
2005 516,949 457,549 29,579 28,127 1,694
2006 512,320 453,754 29,884 27,067 1,615
2007 569,862 509,524 31,528 27,066 1,744
2008 589,940 524,757 34,578 28,500 2,105
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.D9 Number and average amount of lump-sum death payment awards, 1940–2008
Year Number of— Average lump sum per worker (dollars)
Deceased workers Lump-sum payments
1940 61,080 75,095 145.79
1941 90,941 117,303 144.58
1942 103,322 134,991 144.77
1943 122,185 163,011 145.66
1944 151,869 205,117 145.68
1945 178,813 247,012 146.05
1946 179,588 250,706 151.74
1947 181,992 218,787 162.16
1948 200,090 213,096 161.50
1949 202,154 212,614 164.02
1950 200,411 209,960 147.81
1951 414,470 431,229 138.24
1952 437,896 456,531 178.20
1953 511,986 532,846 174.16
1954 516,158 536,341 207.86
1955 566,830 589,612 202.72
1956 546,984 572,291 200.80
1957 689,282 718,672 201.63
1958 a 656,825 683,964 202.52
1959 b 822,413 855,032 212.67
1960 778,660 809,194 211.55
1961 813,464 843,308 210.46
1962 865,217 892,261 212.02
1963 968,651 1,015,536 212.61
1964 1,011,414 1,073,044 213.94
1965 989,848 1,046,874 226.01
1966 1,060,335 1,138,317 224.00
1967 1,133,787 1,217,980 222.51
1968 1,158,666 1,216,910 236.30
1969 1,253,467 1,295,897 232.60
1970 1,220,248 1,257,687 243.90
1971 1,251,831 1,283,924 244.20
1972 1,290,133 1,320,637 247.90
1973 1,299,223 1,325,833 253.10
1974 1,285,221 1,307,890 254.64
1975 1,334,914 1,344,095 252.47
1976 1,321,516 1,328,008 251.60
1977 1,227,390 1,240,304 254.17
1978 1,437,275 1,451,140 254.65
1979 1,500,944 1,515,614 254.68
1980 1,552,617 1,566,330 254.70
1981 1,305,261 1,321,565 254.72
1982 797,096 808,041 255.00
1983 805,524 807,537 255.00
1984 825,494 831,761 255.00
1985 823,053 825,395 255.00
1986 809,487 811,946 255.00
1987 810,066 812,814 255.00
1988 839,802 842,037 255.00
1989 829,682 831,825 255.00
1990 830,799 832,900 255.00
1991 847,838 850,100 255.00
1992 855,073 857,614 255.00
1993 860,861 863,492 255.00
1994 852,289 855,278 255.00
1995 835,360 838,015 255.00
1996 832,304 835,277 255.00
1997 825,176 828,072 255.00
1998 833,770 836,468 255.00
1999 873,890 876,878 255.00
2000 845,135 850,411 255.00
2001 843,983 849,102 255.00
2002 837,338 842,060 255.00
2003 817,591 821,613 255.00
2004 821,491 826,408 255.00
2005 827,492 830,912 255.00
2006 817,859 821,581 255.00
2007 801,546 806,447 255.00
2008 814,112 816,878 255.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.