Monthly Statistical Snapshot, May 2014

(released June 2014)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, May 2014 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 63,755 55,371 5,574 2,810
Aged 65 or older 42,243 40,121 933 1,189
Disabled, under age 65 a 14,277 8,015 4,641 1,620
Other b 7,235 7,235 . . . . . .
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, May 2014
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 58,586 100.0 69,518 1,186.60
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 47,581 81.2 58,568 1,230.90
Retirement benefits 41,381 70.6 51,849 1,252.96
Retired workers 38,441 65.6 49,939 1,299.13
Spouses of retired workers 2,293 3.9 1,499 653.55
Children of retired workers 647 1.1 411 634.74
Survivor benefits 6,200 10.6 6,719 1,083.68
Children of deceased workers 1,938 3.3 1,582 816.72
Widowed mothers and fathers 144 0.2 131 909.71
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,859 6.6 4,820 1,248.87
Disabled widow(er)s 258 0.4 184 714.56
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,099.04
Disability Insurance 11,005 18.8 10,950 995.05
Disabled workers 8,947 15.3 10,250 1,145.60
Spouses of disabled workers 154 0.3 47 307.42
Children of disabled workers 1,904 3.2 653 342.98
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, May 2014
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,384 100.0 4,741 536.75
Under 18 1,312 15.7 880 645.76
18–64 4,949 59.0 2,945 553.58
65 or older 2,122 25.3 916 430.44
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.