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Population Projections

  1. American
    Indians and
    Alaska Natives
  2. Early
    Eligibility Age
    Beneficiaries
  3.  Lifetime 
    Low
    Earners

  4.  Oldest 
    Old
  5.  Sporadic 
    Low
    Earners
  6. Spousal-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  7. Survivor-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  8. Women
    & Dual
    Entitlement

Chart Descriptions - Survivor-Only Beneficiaries in 2050

Released: October 2012
Next expected update: Summer 2014
Population Characteristics
Characteristic Survivor-only beneficiaries aged 60 or older Beneficiaries aged 60 or older
Number of beneficiaries 916,000 81 million
Women 87% 54%
Below 100% of the poverty threshold  
Scheduled benefits 7% 2%
Payable benefits 10% 3%
 
Age Group (percent of beneficiaries in group)
Age group Survivor-only beneficiaries aged 60 or older Beneficiaries aged 60 or older
60–69 15 32
70–79 35 37
80–89 39 24
90+ 12 7
 
Median Credits Earned
Lifetime shared earnings quintile Survivor-only beneficiaries aged 60 or older Beneficiaries aged 60 or older
Lowest 22 94
Second lowest 32 147
Middle 33 168
Second highest 36 176
Highest 31 183