Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013

 

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 sex, December 2012
Type of benefit All Male Female
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total, OASDI 56,758,185 1,152.79 25,655,106 1,307.58 31,103,079 1,025.10
OASI 45,868,992 1,193.94 20,061,299 1,367.19 25,807,693 1,059.27
Retirement benefits 39,613,410 1,215.09 18,957,013 1,399.53 20,656,397 1,045.82
Retired workers 36,720,492 1,261.61 18,559,519 1,417.05 18,160,973 1,102.77
Spouses of retired workers 2,280,662 626.43 72,476 432.85 2,208,186 632.79
Children of retired workers 612,256 617.45 325,018 614.35 287,238 620.95
Survivor benefits 6,255,582 1,060.05 1,104,286 812.13 5,151,296 1,113.20
Children of deceased workers 1,907,096 799.08 999,575 797.90 907,521 800.38
Widowed mothers and fathers 153,628 900.32 12,253 771.33 141,375 911.50
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,937,959 1,215.28 77,453 1,057.42 3,860,506 1,218.45
Disabled widow(er)s 255,472 711.47 14,824 521.97 240,648 723.14
Parents of deceased workers 1,427 1,072.76 181 979.07 1,246 1,086.37
DI 10,889,193 979.42 5,593,807 1,093.81 5,295,386 858.58
Disabled workers 8,826,591 1,130.34 4,606,044 1,256.20 4,220,547 992.98
Spouses of disabled workers 162,550 303.82 7,988 266.55 154,562 305.74
Children of disabled workers 1,900,052 336.12 979,775 337.14 920,277 335.03
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by age and sex, December 2012
Age All retired workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 36,720,492 1,261.61 18,559,519 1,417.05 18,160,973 1,102.77
62–64 3,280,323 1,072.42 1,589,822 1,220.31 1,690,501 933.33
62 823,052 1,024.13 393,696 1,166.47 429,356 893.62
63 1,148,287 1,060.45 556,539 1,205.22 591,748 924.29
64 1,308,984 1,113.27 639,587 1,266.58 669,397 966.79
65–69 10,265,486 1,295.23 5,341,804 1,476.10 4,923,682 1,099.00
65 1,613,802 1,145.23 793,804 1,304.23 819,998 991.31
66 2,397,585 1,320.66 1,253,449 1,504.10 1,144,136 1,119.69
67 2,050,738 1,315.19 1,081,255 1,494.86 969,483 1,114.80
68 2,069,041 1,324.28 1,090,145 1,506.85 978,896 1,120.97
69 2,134,320 1,332.73 1,123,151 1,518.41 1,011,169 1,126.49
70–74 8,614,792 1,338.39 4,506,643 1,520.85 4,108,149 1,138.23
70 2,068,680 1,356.12 1,085,447 1,544.67 983,233 1,147.98
71 1,817,395 1,360.06 950,851 1,549.33 866,544 1,152.37
72 1,671,805 1,345.72 873,801 1,530.16 798,004 1,143.76
73 1,555,141 1,317.13 812,331 1,492.47 742,810 1,125.39
74 1,501,771 1,301.58 784,213 1,472.36 717,558 1,114.93
75–79 6,031,268 1,233.71 3,136,743 1,372.25 2,894,525 1,083.58
75 1,384,130 1,279.35 723,155 1,439.85 660,975 1,103.75
76 1,282,778 1,235.94 669,104 1,379.07 613,674 1,079.89
77 1,213,999 1,214.77 631,175 1,346.97 582,824 1,071.61
78 1,128,844 1,211.15 586,154 1,336.62 542,690 1,075.63
79 1,021,517 1,216.50 527,155 1,340.74 494,362 1,084.01
80–84 4,336,572 1,227.29 2,183,834 1,342.68 2,152,738 1,110.24
80 992,263 1,233.75 508,157 1,361.47 484,106 1,099.68
81 924,810 1,223.39 471,800 1,340.21 453,010 1,101.73
82 883,453 1,221.57 447,239 1,333.67 436,214 1,106.64
83 792,540 1,221.21 394,340 1,326.94 398,200 1,116.51
84 743,506 1,236.80 362,298 1,347.78 381,208 1,131.33
85–89 2,714,708 1,238.68 1,244,993 1,330.57 1,469,715 1,160.83
85 683,532 1,246.08 326,821 1,354.73 356,711 1,146.54
86 606,591 1,235.14 284,122 1,328.63 322,469 1,152.76
87 540,211 1,249.03 245,123 1,346.27 295,088 1,168.25
88 479,839 1,233.18 212,842 1,313.24 266,997 1,169.35
89 404,535 1,224.16 176,085 1,287.94 228,450 1,175.01
90–94 1,158,475 1,237.22 461,447 1,276.78 697,028 1,211.04
95 or older 318,868 1,330.13 94,233 1,469.68 224,635 1,271.60
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by age and sex, December 2012
Age All disabled workers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 8,826,591 1,130.34 4,606,044 1,256.20 4,220,547 992.98
Under 20 467 433.59 272 442.36 195 421.36
20–24 46,127 579.33 27,280 592.09 18,847 560.87
20 1,428 465.59 822 470.61 606 458.78
21 4,023 515.00 2,370 524.00 1,653 502.10
22 8,363 544.48 5,001 553.52 3,362 531.03
23 13,592 581.28 8,088 594.76 5,504 561.48
24 18,721 615.99 10,999 631.41 7,722 594.02
25–29 175,631 722.39 100,152 740.83 75,479 697.92
25 24,644 654.54 14,376 670.78 10,268 631.81
26 30,089 690.22 17,421 708.76 12,668 664.72
27 35,567 718.20 20,291 739.70 15,276 689.63
28 40,299 741.50 22,790 761.58 17,509 715.36
29 45,032 767.24 25,274 784.99 19,758 744.53
30–34 304,073 829.71 161,117 850.70 142,956 806.05
30 50,773 786.98 27,836 807.30 22,937 762.31
31 55,896 810.27 30,180 830.76 25,716 786.22
32 61,749 827.65 32,628 847.08 29,121 805.88
33 66,329 846.06 34,544 869.52 31,785 820.56
34 69,326 862.88 35,929 886.29 33,397 837.70
35–39 404,457 908.78 202,861 943.38 201,596 873.96
35 72,998 879.90 37,087 908.35 35,911 850.52
36 75,056 893.48 37,946 924.04 37,110 862.24
37 79,249 906.02 39,691 938.40 39,558 873.54
38 85,303 923.82 42,492 961.16 42,811 886.77
39 91,851 932.63 45,645 975.69 46,206 890.10
40–44 629,700 974.45 316,371 1,028.90 313,329 919.47
40 102,250 945.97 50,737 992.68 51,513 899.96
41 117,549 959.21 58,435 1,008.95 59,114 910.04
42 130,389 975.25 65,100 1,028.46 65,289 922.20
43 135,929 985.51 68,952 1,042.77 66,977 926.57
44 143,583 996.02 73,147 1,057.30 70,436 932.38
45–49 967,164 1,029.48 493,181 1,104.68 473,983 951.22
45 154,787 1,003.22 78,828 1,068.74 75,959 935.23
46 170,679 1,016.32 87,608 1,084.98 83,071 943.90
47 191,015 1,024.64 97,197 1,097.21 93,818 949.45
48 217,840 1,038.82 110,927 1,117.94 106,913 956.72
49 232,843 1,051.81 118,621 1,136.84 114,222 963.50
50–54 1,521,074 1,102.60 781,189 1,210.16 739,885 989.04
50 255,089 1,064.79 129,914 1,156.11 125,175 970.02
51 285,448 1,083.71 146,239 1,181.68 139,209 980.80
52 306,714 1,100.50 157,600 1,206.80 149,114 988.16
53 328,734 1,116.53 169,344 1,230.97 159,390 994.94
54 345,089 1,134.78 178,092 1,256.16 166,997 1,005.33
55–59 2,045,962 1,190.49 1,063,399 1,336.18 982,563 1,032.81
55 376,573 1,150.79 194,858 1,281.24 181,715 1,010.89
56 399,393 1,171.23 207,357 1,308.44 192,036 1,023.08
57 409,789 1,190.84 212,890 1,336.41 196,899 1,033.45
58 426,818 1,208.47 222,140 1,360.13 204,678 1,043.87
59 433,389 1,224.68 226,154 1,385.20 207,235 1,049.51
60–65 2,731,936 1,274.28 1,460,222 1,459.10 1,271,714 1,062.07
60 446,858 1,241.21 234,229 1,408.82 212,629 1,056.57
61 457,329 1,258.71 242,293 1,432.40 215,036 1,063.01
62 455,516 1,272.73 243,832 1,451.22 211,684 1,067.15
63 461,504 1,283.44 248,563 1,469.15 212,941 1,066.67
64 454,709 1,292.90 244,764 1,489.11 209,945 1,064.15
65 456,020 1,296.02 246,541 1,500.99 209,479 1,054.77
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2012
Basis of entitlement and age All spouses Wives Husbands
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  All spouses
Total 2,443,212 604.97 2,362,748 611.39 80,464 416.34
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 113,125 349.62 111,010 352.50 2,115 198.60
Under 35 15,786 193.30 15,521 194.32 265 133.40
35–39 15,670 231.37 15,346 233.26 324 141.69
40–44 19,485 289.86 19,094 292.15 391 178.13
45–49 20,611 356.39 20,180 359.71 431 200.81
50–54 17,728 422.45 17,363 426.57 365 226.49
55–59 11,916 478.33 11,694 482.54 222 256.49
60–61 4,075 530.72 4,022 533.49 53 320.55
62–FRA 7,854 576.63 7,790 578.03 64 405.95
Age 2,330,087 617.37 2,251,738 624.16 78,349 422.22
62–64 219,804 482.15 215,613 485.78 4,191 295.20
62 50,995 460.49 50,129 463.59 866 280.70
63 76,300 474.52 74,859 478.08 1,441 289.37
64 92,509 500.39 90,625 504.43 1,884 306.33
65–69 667,770 657.09 639,841 662.06 27,929 543.41
65 123,649 545.64 120,705 550.52 2,944 345.50
66 147,598 694.89 140,347 699.67 7,251 602.34
67 132,335 687.67 125,866 693.34 6,469 577.19
68 132,477 679.40 126,554 685.15 5,923 556.55
69 131,711 666.22 126,369 672.53 5,342 517.00
70–74 551,588 631.44 533,993 639.59 17,595 383.88
70 123,262 648.02 119,660 655.18 3,602 409.91
71 113,672 637.47 110,175 645.30 3,497 390.51
72 108,998 626.26 105,431 634.60 3,567 379.87
73 103,673 622.06 100,119 630.89 3,554 373.15
74 101,983 619.74 98,608 628.47 3,375 364.76
75–79 432,143 612.66 417,964 621.30 14,179 357.85
75 97,479 616.52 94,264 625.10 3,215 364.86
76 91,212 612.26 88,134 621.13 3,078 358.20
77 87,412 612.54 84,517 621.27 2,895 357.72
78 81,807 611.38 79,169 620.03 2,638 351.59
79 74,233 609.62 71,880 617.95 2,353 354.99
80–84 294,538 611.11 285,435 619.81 9,103 338.28
85–89 131,367 610.43 127,350 619.30 4,017 329.35
90–94 30,228 621.06 29,083 632.77 1,145 323.56
95 or older 2,649 658.60 2,459 682.85 190 344.83
By marital status  
Nondivorced 2,269,255 601.44 2,196,598 607.79 72,657 409.42
Divorced 173,957 651.00 166,150 659.00 7,807 480.77
  Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,280,662 626.43 2,208,186 632.79 72,476 432.85
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 41,847 544.88 41,754 545.01 93 486.19
Under 35 1,439 466.55 1,438 466.44 1 628.00
35–39 2,421 456.76 2,421 456.76 . . . . . .
40–44 4,667 490.34 4,666 490.29 1 690.00
45–49 7,328 516.24 7,323 516.26 5 481.80
50–54 8,835 551.36 8,821 551.68 14 353.86
55–59 7,484 565.61 7,453 566.11 31 446.39
60–61 3,036 585.36 3,021 586.10 15 435.27
62–FRA 6,637 613.48 6,611 613.44 26 621.83
Age 2,238,815 627.96 2,166,432 634.48 72,383 432.78
62–64 172,924 520.74 170,365 523.53 2,559 335.20
62 35,930 514.25 35,505 516.16 425 355.29
63 59,259 513.43 58,400 516.12 859 330.68
64 77,735 529.32 76,460 532.62 1,275 331.55
65–69 632,490 672.89 607,573 677.11 24,917 570.04
65 110,844 566.48 108,642 570.42 2,202 372.29
66 138,276 716.25 131,809 720.33 6,467 633.11
67 126,601 701.52 120,737 706.38 5,864 601.55
68 128,293 689.24 122,852 694.30 5,441 574.93
69 128,476 673.49 123,533 679.12 4,943 532.86
70–74 544,635 634.62 527,938 642.41 16,697 388.27
70 120,928 653.31 117,601 659.94 3,327 419.03
71 112,038 641.20 108,764 648.61 3,274 395.13
72 107,723 629.05 104,297 637.11 3,426 383.73
73 102,729 624.21 99,312 632.77 3,417 375.23
74 101,217 621.51 97,964 629.91 3,253 368.40
75–79 430,440 613.50 416,546 621.99 13,894 358.86
75 96,917 617.81 93,790 626.17 3,127 367.01
76 90,789 613.21 87,784 621.89 3,005 359.42
77 87,076 613.34 84,225 621.99 2,851 357.96
78 81,589 611.97 78,998 620.48 2,591 352.34
79 74,069 610.09 71,749 618.32 2,320 355.52
80–84 294,171 611.39 285,175 620.00 8,996 338.62
85–89 131,289 610.56 127,299 619.36 3,990 329.60
90–94 30,217 621.10 29,077 632.77 1,140 323.64
95 or older 2,649 658.60 2,459 682.85 190 344.83
By marital status  
Nondivorced 2,118,236 622.87 2,052,364 629.24 65,872 424.54
Divorced 162,426 672.87 155,822 679.53 6,604 515.79
  Spouses of disabled workers
Total 162,550 303.82 154,562 305.74 7,988 266.55
By basis of entitlement  
Care of children 71,278 234.99 69,256 236.43 2,022 185.37
Under 35 14,347 165.89 14,083 166.53 264 131.53
35–39 13,249 190.18 12,925 191.40 324 141.69
40–44 14,818 226.72 14,428 228.07 390 176.82
45–49 13,283 268.21 12,857 270.55 426 197.51
50–54 8,893 294.38 8,542 297.38 351 221.41
55–59 4,432 330.94 4,241 335.68 191 225.67
60–61 1,039 371.07 1,001 374.71 38 275.26
62–FRA 1,217 375.70 1,179 379.49 38 258.23
Age 91,272 357.57 85,306 362.01 5,966 294.06
62–64 46,880 339.79 45,248 343.66 1,632 232.48
62 15,065 332.25 14,624 335.97 441 208.81
63 17,041 339.19 16,459 343.11 582 228.41
64 14,774 348.17 14,165 352.24 609 253.51
65–69 35,280 373.92 32,268 378.67 3,012 323.08
65 12,805 365.18 12,063 371.28 742 265.99
66 9,322 378.06 8,538 380.77 784 348.55
67 5,734 381.79 5,129 386.59 605 341.08
68 4,184 377.75 3,702 381.49 482 349.08
69 3,235 377.70 2,836 385.74 399 320.52
70–74 6,953 381.81 6,055 393.63 898 302.16
70 2,334 373.47 2,059 383.35 275 299.49
71 1,634 381.49 1,411 390.78 223 322.69
72 1,275 390.37 1,134 403.36 141 285.87
73 944 387.99 807 399.29 137 321.38
74 766 386.07 644 408.47 122 267.84
75 or older 2,159 398.43 1,735 420.59 424 307.75
By marital status  
Nondivorced 151,019 300.83 144,234 302.63 6,785 262.64
Divorced 11,531 342.92 10,328 349.25 1,203 288.56
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age; . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by age and type of benefit, December 2012
Age All children Children of retired workers Children of deceased workers Children of disabled workers
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 4,419,404 574.87 612,256 617.45 1,907,096 799.08 1,900,052 336.12
Under age 18 3,258,426 525.37 321,534 601.16 1,213,164 792.56 1,723,728 323.19
Under 1 13,321 332.15 646 538.42 1,795 691.31 10,880 260.65
1 29,121 355.95 1,497 525.41 5,912 681.60 21,712 255.60
2 42,405 378.24 2,267 544.36 10,546 687.34 29,592 255.36
3 58,824 395.10 3,388 542.18 16,635 691.85 38,801 255.03
4 75,790 409.13 4,552 547.60 23,352 694.95 47,886 256.58
5 94,918 423.56 6,151 538.27 30,914 709.21 57,853 258.72
6 112,978 435.20 7,785 542.74 38,278 714.52 66,915 262.90
7 129,394 449.03 9,529 549.51 45,262 724.42 74,603 269.11
8 148,826 461.17 11,504 548.98 53,399 734.74 83,923 275.07
9 170,304 475.68 13,879 557.11 62,036 751.46 94,389 282.45
10 192,194 487.69 16,393 556.92 71,218 762.54 104,583 289.68
11 220,602 498.94 19,655 565.62 82,760 769.91 118,187 298.10
12 251,139 515.75 23,781 574.28 96,035 784.45 131,323 308.65
13 277,271 532.81 27,760 582.38 107,030 798.86 142,481 323.31
14 311,031 548.79 32,843 592.67 120,996 809.60 157,192 338.87
15 340,681 570.86 39,297 609.00 133,196 827.03 168,188 359.08
16 375,889 603.13 46,176 651.84 148,230 845.21 181,483 393.02
17 413,738 620.56 54,431 665.22 165,570 852.01 193,737 410.21
Disabled adult children 1,006,676 720.47 269,799 630.95 624,472 805.03 112,405 465.60
18–19 18,850 589.26 3,096 629.54 7,099 807.11 8,655 396.16
20–24 101,873 616.89 19,201 637.57 42,094 790.30 40,578 427.21
25–29 103,294 664.78 26,840 640.21 47,122 796.55 29,332 475.56
30–34 98,912 689.28 34,071 639.46 46,485 798.93 18,356 504.08
35–39 97,970 715.77 40,808 641.13 46,794 821.51 10,368 532.32
40–44 113,452 732.36 49,759 637.39 59,268 825.02 4,425 559.33
45–49 122,570 750.45 45,073 631.76 76,832 821.88 665 542.58
50–54 117,318 766.54 30,704 611.70 86,591 821.49 23 576.52
55–59 88,992 778.28 13,917 593.07 75,072 812.62 3 555.00
60–64 60,232 781.61 4,753 581.71 55,479 798.74 0 . . .
65–69 37,365 791.19 1,245 577.79 36,120 798.54 0 . . .
70–74 22,224 775.79 254 603.41 21,970 777.78 0 . . .
75–79 12,629 714.22 52 531.24 12,577 714.97 0 . . .
80 or older 10,995 654.97 26 570.38 10,969 655.18 0 . . .
Students, aged 18–19 154,302 670.36 20,923 693.55 69,460 859.56 63,919 457.16
18 143,521 671.88 19,617 696.43 63,954 865.17 59,950 457.66
19 10,781 650.02 1,306 650.35 5,506 794.39 3,969 449.64
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2012
Age and marital status All widowed mothers and fathers Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 153,628 900.32 12,253 771.33 141,375 911.50
By age  
Under 25 1,454 655.39 34 482.97 1,420 659.52
25–29 7,154 702.65 307 564.54 6,847 708.84
25 810 691.14 28 565.82 782 695.62
26 1,019 681.42 37 543.57 982 686.61
27 1,419 694.11 50 546.86 1,369 699.49
28 1,718 710.54 79 597.65 1,639 715.98
29 2,188 716.14 113 555.78 2,075 724.88
30–34 17,091 742.75 1,002 631.27 16,089 749.69
30 2,614 727.10 134 637.45 2,480 731.95
31 2,919 732.50 148 582.36 2,771 740.52
32 3,449 747.80 207 665.52 3,242 753.05
33 3,936 746.17 252 612.83 3,684 755.29
34 4,173 752.32 261 646.48 3,912 759.38
35–39 24,946 809.25 1,699 692.35 23,247 817.79
35 4,622 775.06 300 681.37 4,322 781.56
36 4,567 780.19 273 678.52 4,294 786.66
37 5,047 808.01 345 668.52 4,702 818.25
38 5,259 828.39 384 724.69 4,875 836.55
39 5,451 845.25 397 699.59 5,054 856.70
40–44 30,695 902.46 2,443 758.98 28,252 914.87
40 5,745 865.71 421 730.03 5,324 876.44
41 6,262 889.17 513 739.15 5,749 902.56
42 6,544 901.27 534 759.86 6,010 913.83
43 6,275 918.17 495 773.96 5,780 930.52
44 5,869 937.13 480 789.13 5,389 950.32
45–49 29,958 969.84 2,601 793.08 27,357 986.65
45 6,074 946.71 491 774.80 5,583 961.83
46 5,953 959.77 483 818.64 5,470 972.23
47 6,162 958.54 553 776.66 5,609 976.47
48 6,177 993.98 539 807.20 5,638 1,011.83
49 5,592 991.48 535 789.53 5,057 1,012.84
50–54 21,871 1,016.42 2,253 841.80 19,618 1,036.48
50 5,377 1,007.20 523 825.81 4,854 1,026.74
51 4,846 1,017.53 491 852.51 4,355 1,036.14
52 4,504 1,014.18 497 820.35 4,007 1,038.22
53 3,878 1,017.71 386 835.88 3,492 1,037.81
54 3,266 1,031.53 356 886.87 2,910 1,049.23
55–59 11,343 1,004.16 1,321 845.80 10,022 1,025.03
55 2,909 1,022.15 356 850.74 2,553 1,046.05
56 2,472 1,001.54 260 830.03 2,212 1,021.70
57 2,216 1,003.46 270 872.10 1,946 1,021.69
58 1,970 989.62 249 809.45 1,721 1,015.69
59 1,776 995.32 186 868.85 1,590 1,010.12
60–61 3,233 1,001.46 328 868.86 2,905 1,016.43
60 1,649 1,008.78 176 882.36 1,473 1,023.88
61 1,584 993.83 152 853.24 1,432 1,008.75
62 or older 5,883 992.68 265 893.07 5,618 997.38
By marital status  
Nondivorced 140,253 901.49 11,456 774.61 128,797 912.78
Divorced 13,375 888.06 797 724.18 12,578 898.44
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2012
Age and marital status All nondisabled widow(er)s Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 3,937,959 1,215.28 77,453 1,057.42 3,860,506 1,218.45
By age  
60–61 123,693 1,127.29 11,645 903.04 112,048 1,150.59
60 49,641 1,125.13 4,564 895.60 45,077 1,148.37
61 74,052 1,128.73 7,081 907.83 66,971 1,152.09
62–64 316,328 1,193.29 23,746 1,072.04 292,582 1,203.13
62 92,307 1,175.09 7,938 1,036.57 84,369 1,188.12
63 106,169 1,190.67 7,884 1,077.30 98,285 1,199.76
64 117,852 1,209.90 7,924 1,102.34 109,928 1,217.66
65–69 650,394 1,315.05 25,726 1,223.88 624,668 1,318.80
65 139,122 1,236.68 8,208 1,121.95 130,914 1,243.87
66 137,050 1,342.51 6,076 1,259.13 130,974 1,346.37
67 121,105 1,332.37 4,307 1,283.98 116,798 1,334.15
68 123,855 1,333.72 3,815 1,269.49 120,040 1,335.76
69 129,262 1,336.15 3,320 1,280.97 125,942 1,337.61
70–74 519,199 1,244.92 6,145 1,065.79 513,054 1,247.07
70 112,515 1,298.64 1,862 1,163.68 110,653 1,300.91
71 101,134 1,261.98 1,251 1,105.61 99,883 1,263.94
72 99,577 1,238.69 1,132 1,031.72 98,445 1,241.07
73 100,880 1,220.41 998 994.32 99,882 1,222.66
74 105,093 1,200.44 902 930.30 104,191 1,202.78
75–79 574,437 1,183.54 3,615 846.29 570,822 1,185.68
75 105,302 1,187.98 785 868.23 104,517 1,190.38
76 111,274 1,182.55 791 867.60 110,483 1,184.80
77 116,889 1,179.38 693 841.16 116,196 1,181.40
78 121,468 1,186.09 702 842.67 120,766 1,188.09
79 119,504 1,182.03 644 802.85 118,860 1,184.08
80–84 673,708 1,186.97 3,144 767.19 670,564 1,188.94
80 127,703 1,181.58 695 786.44 127,008 1,183.74
81 131,734 1,186.53 596 719.07 131,138 1,188.65
82 139,672 1,190.58 669 796.77 139,003 1,192.47
83 137,383 1,189.99 612 768.09 136,771 1,191.88
84 137,216 1,185.71 572 758.36 136,644 1,187.50
85–89 613,584 1,180.71 2,087 721.46 611,497 1,182.28
85 137,018 1,185.22 505 730.75 136,513 1,186.90
86 130,395 1,178.70 462 714.62 129,933 1,180.35
87 122,925 1,180.55 435 741.53 122,490 1,182.11
88 117,331 1,177.23 365 706.51 116,966 1,178.70
89 105,915 1,181.40 320 706.45 105,595 1,182.84
90–94 350,858 1,208.29 987 668.92 349,871 1,209.82
95 or older 115,758 1,202.55 358 714.90 115,400 1,204.06
By marital status  
Nondivorced 3,552,302 1,209.23 69,746 1,048.11 3,482,556 1,212.46
Divorced 385,657 1,271.02 7,707 1,141.68 377,950 1,273.65
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, marital status, and sex, December 2012
Age and marital status All disabled widow(er)s Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 255,472 711.47 14,824 521.97 240,648 723.14
By age  
50–54 34,983 689.01 2,399 505.62 32,584 702.51
50 3,078 684.87 164 490.53 2,914 695.81
51 5,202 679.53 369 512.74 4,833 692.26
52 6,882 695.47 506 489.13 6,376 711.85
53 9,021 684.70 616 502.03 8,405 698.09
54 10,800 694.24 744 519.59 10,056 707.16
55–59 89,835 703.97 6,045 516.92 83,790 717.47
55 13,451 696.96 946 500.53 12,505 711.82
56 15,647 692.68 1,110 491.44 14,537 708.05
57 17,781 706.26 1,122 513.83 16,659 719.22
58 20,571 711.87 1,400 535.62 19,171 724.74
59 22,385 706.99 1,467 531.26 20,918 719.32
60–65 130,654 722.64 6,380 532.92 124,274 732.38
60 23,718 715.15 1,523 514.35 22,195 728.92
61 22,876 721.71 1,324 542.08 21,552 732.75
62 21,445 715.30 1,164 531.08 20,281 725.87
63 21,047 726.02 889 546.95 20,158 733.92
64 20,596 731.26 786 533.71 19,810 739.10
65 20,972 727.75 694 540.39 20,278 734.16
By marital status  
Nondivorced 219,529 707.15 13,640 514.32 205,889 719.92
Divorced 35,943 737.86 1,184 610.14 34,759 742.21
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age and sex, December 2012
Age All parents Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total 1,427 1,072.76 181 979.07 1,246 1,086.37
62–69 79 1,135.48 13 953.02 66 1,171.42
70–74 169 1,123.47 24 1,079.98 145 1,130.67
75–79 266 1,086.61 35 1,033.07 231 1,094.72
80–84 331 1,073.48 43 975.89 288 1,088.05
85–89 285 1,058.03 35 958.59 250 1,071.95
90 or older 297 1,028.17 31 878.45 266 1,045.62
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age, and sex, December 2012
Age and type of benefit All Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  Retired workers
Total 26,968,901 1,176.36 13,162,302 1,311.91 13,806,599 1,047.12
62–64 3,280,323 1,072.42 1,589,822 1,220.31 1,690,501 933.33
62 823,052 1,024.13 393,696 1,166.47 429,356 893.62
63 1,148,287 1,060.45 556,539 1,205.22 591,748 924.29
64 1,308,984 1,113.27 639,587 1,266.58 669,397 966.79
65–69 7,541,378 1,199.59 3,790,519 1,365.78 3,750,859 1,031.65
65 1,613,802 1,145.23 793,804 1,304.23 819,998 991.31
66 1,665,947 1,215.15 836,236 1,383.36 829,711 1,045.63
67 1,384,029 1,202.78 700,510 1,367.33 683,519 1,034.14
68 1,405,698 1,213.94 713,012 1,381.75 692,686 1,041.22
69 1,471,902 1,224.86 746,957 1,394.79 724,945 1,049.78
70–74 6,084,276 1,248.08 3,103,669 1,418.51 2,980,607 1,070.61
70 1,439,064 1,247.56 731,108 1,420.55 707,956 1,068.91
71 1,280,595 1,263.80 653,020 1,440.16 627,575 1,080.30
72 1,182,837 1,257.60 603,853 1,430.52 578,984 1,077.25
73 1,107,607 1,238.29 566,297 1,404.36 541,310 1,064.56
74 1,074,173 1,229.65 549,391 1,391.46 524,782 1,060.24
75–79 4,128,755 1,154.03 2,078,999 1,274.79 2,049,756 1,031.53
75 970,451 1,208.26 494,607 1,358.31 475,844 1,052.29
76 893,479 1,163.36 451,920 1,293.69 441,559 1,029.98
77 825,749 1,135.46 414,110 1,249.77 411,639 1,020.48
78 752,420 1,121.05 376,940 1,221.79 375,480 1,019.92
79 686,656 1,123.69 341,422 1,217.67 345,234 1,030.74
80–84 2,986,357 1,136.51 1,446,573 1,211.19 1,539,784 1,066.34
80 677,361 1,143.08 335,489 1,237.83 341,872 1,050.10
81 633,981 1,130.24 311,675 1,208.17 322,306 1,054.88
82 609,427 1,130.83 296,979 1,200.95 312,448 1,064.17
83 549,063 1,131.06 261,889 1,191.33 287,174 1,076.10
84 516,525 1,148.06 240,541 1,212.19 275,984 1,092.18
85–89 1,912,710 1,150.38 811,228 1,185.37 1,101,482 1,124.62
85 481,333 1,154.97 216,013 1,214.05 265,320 1,106.88
86 424,133 1,145.42 184,245 1,184.29 239,888 1,115.56
87 385,701 1,161.95 162,159 1,203.52 223,542 1,131.80
88 337,269 1,146.34 136,622 1,162.69 200,647 1,135.21
89 284,274 1,139.12 112,189 1,133.29 172,085 1,142.93
90–94 814,810 1,155.12 287,745 1,108.43 527,065 1,180.61
95 or older 220,292 1,210.52 53,747 1,213.12 166,545 1,209.68
  Disabled workers
Total 95,491 1,363.45 56,864 1,537.95 38,627 1,106.57
62 4,895 1,355.48 2,916 1,521.37 1,979 1,111.05
63 17,873 1,368.59 10,660 1,535.98 7,213 1,121.21
64 31,063 1,380.62 18,304 1,558.08 12,759 1,126.04
65 41,660 1,349.39 24,984 1,525.99 16,676 1,084.81
  Spouses
Total 1,855,421 586.12 24,437 343.33 1,830,984 589.36
By age  
62–64 219,804 482.15 4,191 295.20 215,613 485.78
62 50,995 460.49 866 280.70 50,129 463.59
63 76,300 474.52 1,441 289.37 74,859 478.08
64 92,509 500.39 1,884 306.33 90,625 504.43
65–69 531,298 595.48 11,417 364.31 519,881 600.56
65 123,649 545.64 2,944 345.50 120,705 550.52
66 108,681 598.71 2,698 368.23 105,983 604.58
67 96,470 603.08 2,221 364.56 94,249 608.70
68 99,409 616.53 1,875 379.35 97,534 621.09
69 103,089 624.47 1,679 373.89 101,410 628.62
70–74 448,405 621.40 5,340 352.77 443,065 624.63
70 101,263 626.93 1,375 359.78 99,888 630.61
71 93,438 624.49 1,214 357.91 92,224 628.00
72 88,857 620.22 1,077 354.86 87,780 623.48
73 83,459 617.72 934 346.91 82,525 620.79
74 81,388 616.00 740 335.65 80,648 618.57
75–79 327,234 599.18 2,113 324.13 325,121 600.97
75 75,514 611.86 568 338.76 74,946 613.93
76 70,369 606.61 515 316.32 69,854 608.75
77 66,170 599.73 392 329.07 65,778 601.35
78 60,227 587.12 335 313.98 59,892 588.65
79 54,954 584.83 303 314.83 54,651 586.33
80–84 218,463 583.82 1,012 309.93 217,451 585.09
85–89 90,837 570.73 304 302.83 90,533 571.62
90–94 18,233 568.24 54 321.60 18,179 568.97
95 or older 1,147 598.10 6 285.33 1,141 599.75
By type of benefit  
Spouses of retired workers 1,772,831 597.26 20,076 362.24 1,752,755 599.95
Spouses of disabled workers 82,590 347.07 4,361 256.31 78,229 352.13
  Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,352,830 1,155.45 63,317 1,074.37 2,289,513 1,157.69
60–64 440,021 1,174.74 35,391 1,016.43 404,630 1,188.58
60 49,641 1,125.13 4,564 895.60 45,077 1,148.37
61 74,052 1,128.73 7,081 907.83 66,971 1,152.09
62 92,307 1,175.09 7,938 1,036.57 84,369 1,188.12
63 106,169 1,190.67 7,884 1,077.30 98,285 1,199.76
64 117,852 1,209.90 7,924 1,102.34 109,928 1,217.66
65–69 577,355 1,284.35 21,489 1,191.56 555,866 1,287.94
65 139,122 1,236.68 8,208 1,121.95 130,914 1,243.87
66 124,665 1,312.26 5,089 1,228.74 119,576 1,315.82
67 105,913 1,299.30 3,277 1,249.44 102,636 1,300.90
68 103,821 1,293.49 2,768 1,231.10 101,053 1,295.20
69 103,834 1,290.31 2,147 1,230.26 101,687 1,291.58
70–74 366,686 1,199.03 3,700 1,098.14 362,986 1,200.05
70 88,028 1,259.62 1,307 1,144.79 86,721 1,261.36
71 75,325 1,218.71 792 1,121.23 74,533 1,219.74
72 70,097 1,190.23 652 1,083.58 69,445 1,191.23
73 66,241 1,164.46 509 1,038.56 65,732 1,165.44
74 66,995 1,140.65 440 1,008.51 66,555 1,141.53
75–79 317,759 1,102.59 1,417 908.22 316,342 1,103.46
75 64,324 1,121.27 366 934.62 63,958 1,122.34
76 64,982 1,113.37 325 903.46 64,657 1,114.43
77 65,029 1,100.78 267 906.71 64,762 1,101.58
78 64,043 1,094.76 253 914.91 63,790 1,095.47
79 59,381 1,080.98 206 862.56 59,175 1,081.74
80–84 291,516 1,064.50 804 863.98 290,712 1,065.06
85–89 221,288 1,019.01 366 799.77 220,922 1,019.38
90–94 108,578 986.97 111 792.80 108,467 987.17
95 or older 29,627 916.17 39 582.01 29,588 916.61
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2012, 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
2005 48,434,281 40,128,579 8,305,702 30,460,836 6,518,989 2,680,259 4,024,815 178,396 4,568,991 1,992 3
2006 49,122,624 40,510,508 8,612,116 30,976,143 6,806,918 2,632,069 4,040,530 171,453 4,493,620 1,889 2
2007 49,864,838 40,948,624 8,916,214 31,527,728 7,098,723 2,584,884 4,050,691 164,665 4,436,338 1,809 --
2008 50,898,244 41,625,450 9,272,794 32,273,651 7,426,691 2,524,841 4,131,594 159,610 4,380,164 1,693 --
2009 52,522,819 42,828,705 9,694,114 33,514,013 7,788,013 2,501,723 4,230,578 159,870 4,326,976 1,646 --
2010 54,031,968 43,847,811 10,184,157 34,593,080 8,203,951 2,476,836 4,312,554 158,061 4,285,913 1,573 --
2011 55,404,480 44,791,146 10,613,334 35,599,569 8,575,544 2,455,822 4,375,451 156,721 4,239,873 1,500 0
2012 56,758,185 45,868,992 10,889,193 36,720,492 8,826,591 2,443,212 4,419,404 153,628 4,193,431 1,427 0
  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
2005 44,351,668 37,743,696 6,607,972 30,521,815 6,114,705 1,298,722 1,945,508 129,246 4,339,977 1,694 1
2006 46,938,032 39,763,705 7,174,327 32,351,856 6,655,048 1,322,423 2,031,723 129,721 4,445,575 1,685 1
2007 49,218,145 41,552,564 7,665,581 34,004,494 7,127,082 1,333,410 2,095,892 128,742 4,526,864 1,661 --
2008 53,666,109 45,189,225 8,476,883 37,207,910 7,895,536 1,391,746 2,262,489 133,261 4,773,510 1,657 --
2009 55,905,731 47,015,977 8,889,754 39,020,920 8,288,762 1,390,950 2,311,770 134,547 4,757,157 1,626 --
2010 58,048,295 48,663,019 9,385,276 40,662,492 8,759,959 1,389,565 2,351,759 134,179 4,748,771 1,570 --
2011 62,213,382 52,022,544 10,190,838 43,736,668 9,523,184 1,441,063 2,470,586 138,495 4,901,819 1,567 0
2012 65,430,104 54,765,045 10,665,058 46,327,075 9,977,027 1,478,070 2,540,605 138,315 4,967,481 1,531 0
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; -- = not available.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2012
Type of benefit Number (thousands) Average age
Total, OASDI 56,758 66
OASI 45,869 71
Retired workers 36,720 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,281 73
Children of retired workers 612 25
Under age 18 322 13
Disabled adult children 270 40
Students, aged 18–19 21 18
Children of deceased workers 1,907 24
Under age 18 1,213 12
Disabled adult children 624 48
Students, aged 18–19 69 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,938 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 154 44
Disabled widow(er)s 255 59
Parents of deceased workers 1 83
DI 10,889 46
Disabled workers 8,827 53
Spouses of disabled workers 163 55
Children of disabled workers 1,900 13
Under age 18 1,724 11
Disabled adult children 112 27
Students, aged 18–19 64 18
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, type of benefit, and sex, December 2012
Type of benefit All Male Female
  Number (thousands)
Total, OASDI 56,758 25,655 31,103
Adults 52,339 23,351 28,988
Children 4,419 2,304 2,115
Under age 18 3,258 1,657 1,602
Disabled adult children 1,007 562 445
Students, aged 18–19 154 86 68
Retired workers and their spouses and children 39,613 18,957 20,656
Retired workers 36,720 18,560 18,161
Spouses 2,281 72 2,208
Children 612 325 287
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 10,889 5,594 5,295
Disabled workers 8,827 4,606 4,221
Spouses 163 8 155
Children 1,900 980 920
Survivors of deceased workers 6,256 1,104 5,151
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,938 77 3,861
Disabled widow(er)s 255 15 241
Widowed mothers and fathers 154 12 141
Children 1,907 1,000 908
Parents 1 (F) 1
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 1,261.61 1,417.05 1,102.77
Disabled workers 1,130.34 1,256.20 992.98
Widowed mothers and fathers 900.32 771.33 911.50
Nondisabled widow(er)s 1,215.28 1,057.42 1,218.45
Surviving children 799.08 797.90 800.38
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
(F) = fewer than 500.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit and basis of entitlement, December 2012
Type of benefit and basis of entitlement Number (thousands) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Total a 28,987 1,058.05
Workers 22,382 1,082.06
Retired 18,161 1,102.77
Full benefit 4,354 1,279.19
Reduced benefit 13,807 1,047.12
Disabled 4,221 992.98
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,363 611.39
Entitlement based on care of children 111 352.50
Husband retired 42 545.01
Husband disabled 69 236.43
Entitlement based on age 2,252 624.16
Husband retired 2,166 634.48
Full benefit 414 780.78
Reduced benefit 1,753 599.95
Husband disabled 85 362.01
Widows 4,243 1,180.12
Entitlement based on care of children 141 911.50
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 3,861 1,218.45
Disabled, aged 50 to FRA 241 723.14
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Excludes parents and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
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 2012
Type of benefit and sex Number Average primary insurance amount (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries 63,965 668.70 882.91
  Retirement benefits
Total 58,848 662.39 907.54
Retired workers 57,242 663.43 925.82
Men 13,671 623.68 554.95
Women 43,571 675.90 1,042.19
Wives and husbands of retired workers 1,418 620.05 252.63
Children of retired workers 188 664.34 279.57
  Disability benefits
Total 49 647.91 590.64
  Survivor benefits
Total 5,068 742.16 599.70
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,912 738.27 621.06
Disabled widow(er)s 56 736.42 446.76
Widowed mothers and fathers 7 735.01 551.00
Children of deceased workers 1,093 756.41 531.39
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2012
Type of benefit Total, 60 or older 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–99 100 or older
  Number (thousands)
  All beneficiaries
Total 46,017 1,109 5,294 12,102 9,708 7,051 5,312 3,463 1,923 55
Retired workers 36,720 . . . 3,280 10,265 8,615 6,031 4,337 2,715 1,439 38
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,079 174 384 673 519 575 674 614 450 17
Wives and husbands 2,342 4 226 670 552 432 295 131 33 (F)
Disabled workers 2,732 904 1,372 456 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 143 27 33 37 22 13 7 3 1 (F)
  Men
Subtotal 20,253 506 2,375 5,661 4,541 3,160 2,199 1,252 550 8
Retired workers 18,560 . . . 1,590 5,342 4,507 3,137 2,184 1,245 547 8
Widowers, parents, and fathers 85 15 27 26 6 4 3 2 1 (F)
Husbands 78 (F) 4 28 18 14 9 4 1 (F)
Disabled workers 1,460 477 737 247 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 70 15 17 18 11 6 3 1 (F) (F)
  Women
Subtotal 25,764 603 2,919 6,441 5,167 3,891 3,113 2,211 1,373 47
Retired workers 18,161 . . . 1,691 4,924 4,108 2,895 2,153 1,470 892 30
Widows, parents, and mothers 3,995 159 357 647 513 571 671 612 449 17
Wives 2,264 4 221 642 534 418 285 127 31 (F)
Disabled workers 1,272 428 635 209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 73 13 16 19 12 7 4 2 1 (F)
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
  All beneficiaries
Total 1,222.47 1,199.15 1,103.13 1,258.41 1,291.93 1,190.62 1,187.27 1,204.03 1,235.63 1,195.30
Retired workers 1,261.61 . . . 1,072.42 1,295.23 1,338.39 1,233.71 1,227.29 1,238.68 1,257.96 1,231.50
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 1,198.96 1,015.14 1,114.10 1,295.92 1,244.81 1,183.48 1,186.91 1,180.65 1,210.04 1,118.69
Wives and husbands 617.08 530.72 484.47 656.89 631.44 612.66 611.11 610.43 624.12 614.33
Disabled workers 1,274.28 1,250.06 1,283.02 1,296.02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 767.56 784.85 778.90 791.19 775.79 714.22 671.57 633.05 604.15 493.94
  Men
Subtotal 1,412.28 1,384.48 1,290.55 1,469.06 1,514.07 1,365.93 1,336.85 1,325.78 1,304.27 1,372.67
Retired workers 1,417.05 . . . 1,220.31 1,476.10 1,520.85 1,372.25 1,342.68 1,330.57 1,308.43 1,380.46
Widowers, parents, and fathers 1,016.46 830.09 1,013.83 1,205.40 1,065.84 848.08 770.00 725.37 685.83 680.34
Husbands 422.14 320.55 296.69 543.34 383.88 357.85 338.28 329.35 325.96 368.14
Disabled workers 1,459.10 1,420.81 1,469.84 1,500.99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 762.08 774.27 769.95 781.30 770.46 703.73 668.85 622.54 590.34 488.15
  Women
Subtotal 1,073.26 1,043.57 950.64 1,073.25 1,096.69 1,048.23 1,081.62 1,135.08 1,208.11 1,163.58
Retired workers 1,102.77 . . . 933.33 1,099.00 1,138.23 1,083.58 1,110.24 1,160.83 1,226.98 1,190.07
Widows, parents, and mothers 1,202.83 1,032.42 1,121.64 1,299.63 1,246.96 1,185.62 1,188.89 1,182.23 1,211.59 1,120.15
Wives 623.84 533.49 488.07 661.83 639.59 621.30 619.81 619.30 636.59 665.09
Disabled workers 1,062.07 1,059.81 1,066.00 1,054.77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 772.83 797.23 788.58 800.75 780.66 722.33 673.33 638.06 608.82 497.09
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; (F) = fewer than 500.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
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 1960–2012, selected years
Year Total a Entitled as worker b Entitled as wife, widow, or parent only
Subtotal Worker only Dually entitled
Subtotal Wife's benefit Widow's or parent's benefit c Subtotal Wife's benefit Widow's or parent's benefit c
  Number (thousands)
1960 6,619 2,866 2,563 303 159 141 3,753 2,174 1,546
1970 11,374 5,753 4,786 967 388 574 5,621 2,546 3,048
1975 14,010 7,586 5,926 1,660 617 1,039 6,424 2,745 3,659
1980 16,350 9,304 6,710 2,594 1,016 1,575 7,046 2,884 4,148
1985 18,412 10,805 7,096 3,709 1,594 2,112 7,607 3,018 4,580
1990 19,954 12,037 7,359 4,678 2,077 2,600 7,917 3,059 4,853
1995 20,888 12,974 7,554 5,420 2,398 3,022 7,914 2,985 4,926
2000 21,381 14,013 8,117 5,896 2,568 3,327 7,368 2,768 4,598
2005 22,066 15,291 9,126 6,165 2,650 3,514 6,775 2,511 4,264
2010 24,004 17,750 11,118 6,632 2,911 3,721 6,254 2,306 3,948
2011 24,533 18,360 11,657 6,702 2,952 3,750 6,173 2,279 3,894
2012 25,097 19,001 12,227 6,775 2,995 3,779 6,095 2,260 3,836
  Percentage distribution
1960 100.0 43.3 38.7 4.6 2.4 2.1 56.7 32.8 23.4
1970 100.0 50.6 42.1 8.5 3.4 5.0 49.4 22.4 26.8
1975 100.0 54.1 42.3 11.8 4.4 7.4 45.9 19.6 26.1
1980 100.0 56.9 41.0 15.9 6.2 9.6 43.1 17.6 25.4
1985 100.0 58.7 38.5 20.1 8.7 11.5 41.3 16.4 24.9
1990 100.0 60.3 36.9 23.4 10.4 13.0 39.7 15.3 24.3
1995 100.0 62.1 36.2 25.9 11.5 14.4 37.9 14.3 23.6
2000 100.0 65.5 38.0 27.6 12.0 15.6 34.5 12.9 21.5
2005 100.0 69.3 41.4 28.0 12.0 16.0 30.7 11.4 19.3
2010 100.0 73.9 46.3 27.6 12.1 15.5 26.1 9.6 16.4
2011 100.0 74.8 47.5 27.3 12.0 15.3 25.2 9.3 15.9
2012 100.0 75.7 48.7 27.0 11.9 15.1 24.3 9.0 15.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. All data for 2005 and dual entitlement data for 1995 and 2000 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Excludes disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
c. Includes disabled widows and mothers.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
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 2012
Entitlement Total, 65 or older 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
  Number
All women 65 or older a 22,194,873 6,420,239 5,154,862 3,883,343 3,108,917 2,208,773 1,418,739
Entitled as worker b 16,677,662 5,131,825 4,107,587 2,894,308 2,152,620 1,469,667 921,655
Worker only 10,317,242 3,857,954 2,814,749 1,671,191 1,029,182 596,839 347,327
Dually entitled 6,360,420 1,273,871 1,292,838 1,223,117 1,123,438 872,828 574,328
Wife's benefit 2,657,522 954,900 750,640 503,232 296,678 122,869 29,203
Widow's or parent's benefit 3,702,898 318,971 542,198 719,885 826,760 749,959 545,125
Entitled as wife, widow, or parent only 5,517,211 1,288,414 1,047,275 989,035 956,297 739,106 497,084
Wife's benefit 2,038,166 641,882 533,993 417,964 285,435 127,350 31,542
Widow's or parent's benefit 3,479,045 646,532 513,282 571,071 670,862 611,756 465,542
  Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 1,090.84 1,074.11 1,097.43 1,048.84 1,082.20 1,135.55 1,206.96
Entitled as worker b 1,119.37 1,097.26 1,138.26 1,083.59 1,110.26 1,160.85 1,225.80
Worker only 1,104.08 1,135.17 1,157.74 1,042.26 1,010.01 1,012.76 1,056.88
Dually entitled 1,144.18 982.44 1,095.85 1,140.06 1,202.09 1,262.11 1,327.96
Wife's benefit 778.01 810.17 800.79 745.78 713.11 696.62 698.49
Widow's or parent's benefit 1,406.97 1,498.18 1,504.35 1,415.68 1,377.55 1,354.76 1,361.68
Entitled as wife, widow, or parent only 1,004.60 981.88 937.27 947.14 1,019.03 1,085.23 1,172.02
Wife's benefit 638.76 661.83 639.59 621.30 619.81 619.30 636.67
Widow's or parent's benefit 1,218.92 1,299.63 1,246.96 1,185.62 1,188.89 1,182.23 1,208.29
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a. Excludes disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2012
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 52,339 7,547 5,261 39,531 1,201.59 1,067.16 1,105.15 1,240.08
Retired workers 36,720 . . . 3,280 33,440 1,261.61 . . . 1,072.42 1,280.17
Disabled workers 8,827 6,999 1,372 456 1,130.34 1,089.62 1,283.02 1,296.02
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,281 35 178 2,068 626.43 531.95 523.24 636.91
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 163 70 48 45 303.82 232.54 340.61 376.28
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,938 124 316 3,498 1,215.28 1,127.29 1,193.29 1,220.38
Disabled widow(er)s 255 171 63 21 711.47 704.83 724.09 727.75
Mothers and fathers 154 148 4 2 900.32 896.65 1,008.15 954.61
  Men
Subtotal 23,351 3,659 2,358 17,333 1,379.77 1,191.07 1,294.31 1,431.23
Retired workers 18,560 . . . 1,590 16,970 1,417.05 . . . 1,220.31 1,435.48
Disabled workers 4,606 3,622 737 247 1,256.20 1,196.06 1,469.84 1,500.99
Husbands of retired workers 72 (F) 3 70 432.85 433.55 337.74 436.36
Husbands of disabled workers 8 2 2 4 266.55 183.97 233.09 317.14
Nondisabled widowers 77 12 24 42 1,057.42 903.04 1,072.04 1,091.91
Disabled widowers 15 11 3 1 521.97 517.12 536.78 540.39
Fathers 12 12 (F) (F) 771.33 768.64 893.48 890.50
  Women
Subtotal 28,988 3,888 2,903 22,197 1,058.05 950.53 951.52 1,090.82
Retired workers 18,161 . . . 1,691 16,470 1,102.77 . . . 933.33 1,120.16
Disabled workers 4,221 3,376 635 209 992.98 975.43 1,066.00 1,054.77
Wives of retired workers 2,208 35 175 1,998 632.79 532.14 525.97 643.92
Wives of disabled workers 155 68 46 40 305.74 233.96 344.49 382.66
Nondisabled widows 3,861 112 293 3,456 1,218.45 1,150.59 1,203.13 1,221.94
Disabled widows 241 160 60 20 723.14 718.07 732.91 734.16
Mothers 141 136 4 2 911.50 907.95 1,014.79 956.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
. . . = not applicable; (F) = fewer than 500.
a. Includes parents. Excludes student beneficiaries aged 18–19 and disabled adult children.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2012
Year Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled beneficiaries Workers Widow(er)s Disabled adult children Workers Widow(er)s Disabled adult children
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 21,563 243,654 111.86 72.25 61.83
1969 1,690,982 1,394,291 39,469 257,222 112.74 71.02 62.79
1970 1,812,786 1,492,948 49,281 270,557 131.26 82.00 73.21
1971 1,990,098 1,647,684 56,743 285,671 146.52 90.11 81.37
1972 2,202,090 1,832,916 64,167 305,007 179.32 109.54 98.81
1973 2,415,383 2,016,626 78,769 319,988 183.00 111.14 100.14
1974 2,670,092 2,236,882 92,128 341,082 205.70 125.87 112.45
1975 2,960,620 2,488,774 109,511 362,335 225.90 137.70 122.80
1976 3,171,198 2,670,208 119,427 381,563 245.17 147.01 132.32
1977 3,368,954 2,837,432 127,276 404,246 265.30 156.11 142.12
1978 3,429,421 2,879,774 129,751 419,896 288.30 165.46 153.66
1979 3,435,761 2,870,590 129,833 435,338 322.00 180.52 171.55
1980 3,436,429 2,858,680 127,580 450,169 370.70 205.02 198.95
1981 3,361,130 2,776,519 121,590 463,021 413.20 226.58 224.51
1982 3,192,379 2,603,599 116,372 472,408 440.60 242.11 245.07
1983 3,168,992 2,569,029 111,591 488,372 456.20 250.33 257.78
1984 3,212,040 2,596,516 109,151 506,373 470.70 306.24 270.28
1985 3,289,485 2,656,638 107,005 525,842 483.80 315.26 281.92
1986 3,380,480 2,728,463 106,974 545,043 487.90 319.74 288.79
1987 3,453,414 2,785,859 106,282 561,273 508.20 333.89 304.32
1988 3,507,707 2,830,284 103,123 574,300 529.50 348.05 320.21
1989 3,583,451 2,895,364 101,630 586,457 556.00 366.72 339.47
1990 3,712,763 3,011,294 100,989 600,480 587.20 388.93 361.71
1991 3,925,472 3,194,938 114,489 616,045 609.40 406.96 378.86
1992 4,236,080 3,467,783 131,324 636,973 626.10 422.65 393.61
1993 4,529,466 3,725,966 147,015 656,485 641.70 434.20 407.20
1994 4,796,313 3,962,954 160,676 672,683 661.40 446.30 422.40
1995 5,044,388 4,185,263 173,024 686,101 681.80 458.30 437.30
1996 5,264,321 4,385,623 181,911 696,787 703.90 471.00 454.30
1997 5,400,781 4,508,134 187,938 704,709 721.60 480.40 468.60
1998 5,605,272 4,698,319 194,181 712,772 733.10 487.30 479.40
1999 5,798,776 4,879,455 198,795 720,526 754.10 499.90 495.60
2000 5,972,450 5,042,334 201,427 728,689 786.40 519.70 518.30
2001 6,214,972 5,274,183 204,243 736,546 814.50 536.70 537.60
2002 6,495,868 5,543,981 207,358 744,529 834.30 548.10 550.40
2003 6,835,846 5,873,673 209,359 752,814 861.60 563.80 567.00
2004 7,168,270 6,198,271 210,735 759,264 894.10 582.70 587.60
2005 7,500,525 6,518,989 213,001 768,535 938.00 609.40 616.30
2006 7,803,692 6,806,918 220,178 776,596 977.70 630.70 642.40
2007 8,118,382 7,098,723 224,982 794,677 1,004.00 645.50 660.30
2008 8,528,164 7,426,691 230,007 871,466 1,063.10 683.60 681.70
2009 8,945,376 7,788,013 236,480 920,883 1,064.30 682.70 676.30
2010 9,398,104 8,203,951 244,953 949,200 1,067.80 681.30 678.80
2011 9,803,581 8,575,544 251,011 977,026 1,110.50 703.54 705.84
2012 10,088,739 8,826,591 255,472 1,006,676 1,130.34 711.47 720.47
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
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