OASDI Monthly Statistics, May 2007

 
Awards of OASDI Benefits Table 9. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, May 2006–May 2007
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
2006
May 72 43 3 26
June 69 42 3 24
July 70 43 3 24
August 68 41 3 25
September 71 40 3 27
October 74 42 3 29
November 77 44 3 30
December 54 30 2 22
2007
January 84 54 3 27
February 75 45 3 27
March 85 50 3 32
April 79 47 3 29
May 68 40 3 25
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
2006
May 726.90 770.40 708.00 657.50
June 729.80 777.60 717.50 646.70
July 733.90 781.90 718.10 650.60
August 726.00 771.60 719.70 652.10
September 727.10 779.40 702.70 653.70
October 732.50 785.20 707.80 659.00
November 730.80 780.70 716.60 659.80
December 774.50 826.50 736.20 707.90
2007
January 844.50 920.80 739.00 700.70
February 774.90 827.70 726.30 693.20
March 766.70 816.40 741.80 691.00
April 763.20 813.80 735.20 685.80
May 764.10 817.00 728.10 683.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: 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.
Beginning with April 2007, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
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 or oasdi.monthly@ssa.gov for further information.