OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2005

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 4. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2005–December 2005
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 6,703 4,616 173 1,913
February 6,704 4,610 171 1,923
March 6,713 4,606 173 1,934
April 6,720 4,602 175 1,943
May 6,685 4,601 176 1,907
June 6,641 4,602 178 1,861
July 6,644 4,600 178 1,867
August 6,641 4,593 177 1,871
September 6,649 4,593 179 1,877
October 6,656 4,589 179 1,888
November 6,662 4,586 180 1,896
December 6,653 4,571 178 1,904
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 5,496 4,179 118 1,199
February 5,500 4,177 117 1,207
March 5,510 4,177 118 1,214
April 5,518 4,177 119 1,221
May 5,500 4,180 121 1,199
June 5,474 4,184 123 1,167
July 5,479 4,184 123 1,171
August 5,479 4,181 123 1,175
September 5,487 4,183 124 1,179
October 5,493 4,182 125 1,187
November 5,501 4,182 125 1,194
December 5,720 4,342 129 1,249
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 820.00 905.40 680.90 626.70
February 820.50 906.20 680.80 627.50
March 820.80 907.00 682.10 628.00
April 821.20 907.70 683.50 628.60
May 822.70 908.40 687.00 628.60
June 824.20 909.00 691.60 627.20
July 824.60 909.60 692.90 627.50
August 824.90 910.30 694.00 627.80
September 825.20 910.80 695.30 628.30
October 825.30 911.30 695.30 628.70
November 825.80 911.90 697.10 629.80
December 859.80 949.80 724.50 656.30
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 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.