OASDI Monthly Statistics, March 2007

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 4. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, March 2006–March 2007
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
2006
March 6,635 4,534 169 1,932
April 6,643 4,531 170 1,943
May 6,649 4,530 171 1,948
June 6,611 4,529 173 1,909
July 6,554 4,523 171 1,860
August 6,552 4,518 170 1,864
September 6,562 4,518 172 1,872
October 6,566 4,511 172 1,883
November 6,566 4,503 172 1,890
December 6,566 4,496 171 1,899
2007
January 6,537 4,472 159 1,906
February 6,547 4,472 161 1,914
March 6,559 4,471 162 1,926
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2006
March 5,711 4,317 121 1,273
April 5,721 4,317 122 1,282
May 5,728 4,319 123 1,286
June 5,707 4,322 125 1,260
July 5,669 4,319 125 1,225
August 5,670 4,317 124 1,229
September 5,680 4,320 126 1,235
October 5,684 4,315 126 1,243
November 5,686 4,310 126 1,249
December 5,875 4,447 130 1,298
2007
January 5,852 4,427 119 1,306
February 5,864 4,431 120 1,313
March 5,877 4,434 122 1,322
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
2006
March 860.80 952.00 717.70 659.10
April 861.10 952.80 718.80 659.70
May 861.50 953.50 720.00 660.20
June 863.20 954.20 724.00 660.00
July 865.00 954.90 729.00 658.90
August 865.40 955.50 730.80 659.30
September 865.70 956.10 732.00 659.70
October 865.70 956.50 731.70 660.10
November 866.00 957.10 733.70 661.10
December 894.80 989.30 756.60 683.70
2007
January 895.20 989.90 745.90 685.30
February 895.70 990.90 747.40 685.80
March 896.00 991.60 748.40 686.30
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: Jessica Guillory (410) 966-6543 for further information.