OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 1. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2003–December 2003
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 46,465 39,206 32,371 6,835 7,259
February 46,542 39,228 32,385 6,843 7,314
March 46,612 39,254 32,399 6,855 7,357
April 46,701 39,301 32,435 6,866 7,399
May 46,771 39,339 32,466 6,873 7,432
June 46,753 39,316 32,481 6,835 7,438
July 46,727 39,294 32,508 6,786 7,434
August 46,787 39,321 32,534 6,788 7,466
September 46,868 39,368 32,570 6,798 7,499
October 46,933 39,406 32,603 6,803 7,526
November 46,993 39,428 32,620 6,808 7,565
December 47,038 39,443 32,633 6,810 7,595
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 37,917 32,851 27,593 5,257 5,066
February 37,998 32,890 27,623 5,267 5,108
March 38,073 32,933 27,655 5,278 5,140
April 38,167 32,995 27,706 5,288 5,172
May 38,244 33,046 27,749 5,296 5,199
June 38,282 33,061 27,784 5,277 5,221
July 38,318 33,081 27,832 5,249 5,238
August 38,395 33,129 27,875 5,254 5,267
September 38,481 33,187 27,923 5,264 5,294
October 38,555 33,238 27,968 5,270 5,318
November 38,672 33,317 28,040 5,277 5,355
December 39,542 34,049 28,658 5,391 5,493
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 816.10 837.90 852.40 769.20 697.90
February 816.40 838.40 853.00 769.60 698.40
March 816.80 839.00 853.60 769.90 698.60
April 817.30 839.50 854.20 770.20 699.00
May 817.70 840.00 854.70 770.60 699.50
June 818.80 840.90 855.40 772.00 701.90
July 820.00 841.90 856.20 773.50 704.60
August 820.60 842.50 856.80 774.10 705.40
September 821.10 843.00 857.30 774.40 706.00
October 821.50 843.50 857.80 774.60 706.50
November 822.90 845.00 859.60 775.20 707.90
December 840.60 863.20 878.20 791.70 723.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are for the end of the specified month.
Some Social Security beneficiaries are entitled to more than one type of benefit. In most cases, they are dually entitled to a worker benefit and a higher spouse or widow(er) benefit. If both benefits are financed from the same trust fund, the beneficiary is usually counted only once in the statistics, as a retired-worker or a disabled-worker beneficiary, and the benefit amount recorded is the larger amount associated with the auxiliary benefit. If the benefits are paid from different trust funds the beneficiary is counted twice, and the respective benefit amounts are recorded for each type of benefit.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Excludes a number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would have been eligible for Social Security benefits had they applied. The reason they have not applied is that receipt of a Social Security benefit would reduce their Railroad Retirement benefit by a like amount. The number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would be eligible for a Social Security benefit if they applied is not available, but is estimated to be less than 100,000.
b. Benefits paid from the OASI trust fund to retired workers and their spouses and children and to all survivors.
c. Benefits paid from the DI trust fund to disabled workers and their spouses and children.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.