Monthly Statistical Snapshot, September 2013

(released October 2013)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, September 2013 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 62,871 54,489 5,579 2,802
Aged 65 or older 41,421 39,313 926 1,181
Disabled, under age 65 a 14,251 7,977 4,653 1,621
Other b 7,199 7,199 . . . . . .
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record and Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this table. SSI counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or both.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes children receiving SSI on the basis of their own disability.
b. Social Security beneficiaries who are neither aged nor disabled (for example, early retirees, young survivors).
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For detailed annual and time series program data, see our Annual Statistical Supplement.

Table 2. Social Security benefits, September 2013
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 57,695 100.0 67,053 1,162.20
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 46,749 81.0 56,303 1,204.38
Retirement benefits 40,575 70.3 49,722 1,225.45
Retired workers 37,676 65.3 47,890 1,271.11
Spouses of retired workers 2,284 4.0 1,451 635.11
Children of retired workers 614 1.1 381 620.36
Survivor benefits 6,174 10.7 6,581 1,065.90
Children of deceased workers 1,873 3.2 1,499 800.20
Widowed mothers and fathers 149 0.3 135 904.94
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,894 6.7 4,764 1,223.56
Disabled widow(er)s 257 0.4 182 707.20
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,079.63
Disability Insurance 10,946 19.0 10,750 982.08
Disabled workers 8,924 15.5 10,076 1,129.09
Spouses of disabled workers 158 0.3 48 304.00
Children of disabled workers 1,864 3.2 625 335.47
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly OASDI information, visit the Actuary's website for Beneficiary Data.

Table 3. Supplemental Security Income recipients, September 2013
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,381 100.0 4,717 527.47
Under 18 1,322 15.8 877 632.12
18–64 4,952 59.1 2,945 543.97
65 or older 2,107 25.1 896 423.28
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly SSI information, see SSI Monthly Statistics.