OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2006

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 1. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2006–December 2006
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 48,541 40,212 33,595 6,617 8,329
February 48,646 40,297 33,671 6,626 8,349
March 48,730 40,354 33,719 6,635 8,376
April 48,805 40,397 33,754 6,643 8,408
May 48,877 40,442 33,793 6,649 8,435
June 48,863 40,435 33,824 6,611 8,428
July 48,803 40,365 33,811 6,554 8,438
August 48,848 40,355 33,803 6,552 8,493
September 48,943 40,412 33,851 6,562 8,530
October 49,015 40,444 33,879 6,566 8,571
November 49,091 40,495 33,930 6,566 8,596
December 49,123 40,503 33,938 6,566 8,619
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 44,527 37,897 32,206 5,691 6,629
February 44,650 38,006 32,305 5,701 6,645
March 44,774 38,087 32,376 5,711 6,686
April 44,870 38,157 32,436 5,721 6,713
May 44,956 38,218 32,490 5,728 6,738
June 45,003 38,251 32,544 5,707 6,752
July 45,012 38,223 32,554 5,669 6,788
August 45,071 38,230 32,560 5,670 6,841
September 45,173 38,301 32,621 5,680 6,872
October 45,253 38,347 32,664 5,684 6,906
November 45,392 38,460 32,774 5,686 6,932
December 46,938 39,757 33,882 5,875 7,181
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 917.30 942.40 958.70 860.10 796.00
February 917.90 943.10 959.40 860.40 795.90
March 918.80 943.80 960.20 860.80 798.20
April 919.40 944.50 961.00 861.10 798.50
May 919.80 945.00 961.40 861.50 798.80
June 921.00 946.00 962.20 863.20 801.20
July 922.30 946.90 962.80 865.00 804.50
August 922.70 947.30 963.20 865.40 805.50
September 923.00 947.80 963.70 865.70 805.60
October 923.30 948.20 964.10 865.70 805.80
November 924.70 949.80 965.90 866.00 806.50
December 955.50 981.60 998.40 894.80 833.10
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.