OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 9. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2003–December 2003
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 76 48 3 25
February 74 44 3 27
March 86 51 4 31
April 76 44 3 28
May 71 42 3 25
June 70 43 3 23
July 62 39 3 20
August 68 42 3 23
September 71 41 3 26
October 67 38 3 26
November 85 49 4 32
December 48 26 2 19
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 729.40 789.80 654.30 620.80
February 691.80 739.00 664.40 617.40
March 687.50 731.70 655.80 617.60
April 680.40 727.30 643.30 609.90
May 680.00 724.70 641.60 610.50
June 682.90 728.30 662.20 601.30
July 687.90 734.90 662.20 599.80
August 682.10 728.50 666.70 600.40
September 683.60 732.40 650.80 611.10
October 677.80 724.80 661.90 610.90
November 682.00 729.80 658.30 612.80
December 703.20 754.80 677.40 636.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Award actions are processed not only for new beneficiaries but also for persons already on the rolls whose benefits in one category are terminated but who become entitled to another type of benefit. These actions are called conversions. Benefit conversions are included in the data, except for conversions of benefits for children of retired workers to benefits for children of deceased workers upon the death of the worker.
a. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s aged 60 or older, disabled widow(er)s aged 50 or older, and dependent parents of deceased workers aged 62 or older.
b. A widow(er) or surviving divorced parent caring for the entitled child of a deceased worker who is under age 16 or is disabled.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.