Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Summary

Table 5.A1 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and race, December 2002
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Total, OASDI d 46,452,550 815.00 39,417,390 841.60 4,784,360 680.40 2,098,030 628.40
OASI 39,232,330 836.90 34,275,290 858.70 3,501,850 698.80 1,348,710 647.70
Retirement benefits 32,362,130 851.40 28,672,900 867.80 2,593,670 740.30 1,020,020 676.90
Retired workers 29,203,660 895.00 25,883,360 911.70 2,370,600 774.80 882,840 733.10
Spouses of retired workers 2,681,090 451.90 2,439,880 462.00 127,590 372.30 105,910 318.90
Children of retired workers 477,380 427.70 349,660 453.10 95,480 376.60 31,270 303.10
Survivor benefits 6,870,200 768.70 5,602,390 812.10 908,180 580.10 328,690 557.20
Children of deceased workers 1,905,050 584.20 1,266,870 629.80 432,850 491.10 189,220 492.90
Widowed mothers and fathers 193,270 636.70 135,050 680.50 30,900 543.70 25,530 520.30
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,563,660 861.40 4,046,970 882.80 402,300 688.10 102,080 691.20
Disabled widow(er)s 205,870 546.20 152,190 565.80 41,880 488.90 11,120 494.20
Parents of deceased workers 2,350 770.10 1,310 807.60 250 744.80 740 722.40
DI 7,220,210 696.00 5,142,100 727.70 1,282,510 630.10 749,320 593.60
Disabled workers 5,535,860 834.10 4,016,610 860.30 944,570 775.40 539,060 745.30
Spouses of disabled workers 151,260 211.60 113,860 221.90 18,660 191.80 18,080 169.20
Children of disabled workers 1,533,090 245.00 1,011,630 258.10 319,280 225.70 192,180 207.80
a. Includes 152,770 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
d. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.1 Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2002
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All retired workers
Total 29,203,660 895.00 25,883,360 911.70 2,370,600 774.80 882,840 733.10
62–64 2,578,870 831.10 2,244,160 846.30 228,530 762.70 106,130 656.80
62 689,330 824.00 597,070 839.40 60,380 761.90 31,880 654.30
63 894,860 826.20 775,840 841.00 82,280 763.30 36,720 654.10
64 994,680 840.40 871,250 855.80 85,870 762.60 37,530 661.70
65–69 7,567,660 894.20 6,552,020 913.40 699,160 792.10 312,230 723.40
65 1,613,890 927.40 1,390,380 947.30 149,520 825.40 73,360 758.90
66 1,568,900 897.30 1,357,520 916.00 143,450 802.30 67,310 724.20
67 1,532,120 881.80 1,325,730 901.10 144,400 776.80 61,190 712.80
68 1,475,040 877.20 1,280,720 896.10 136,090 776.90 57,190 696.60
69 1,377,710 884.00 1,197,670 903.10 125,700 774.80 53,180 714.60
70–74 6,614,310 889.00 5,849,680 906.00 546,400 771.60 205,370 727.40
70 1,393,740 897.80 1,215,970 916.30 127,400 785.80 49,030 734.30
71 1,356,660 887.60 1,199,090 905.20 111,210 770.60 44,270 711.40
72 1,349,640 883.40 1,197,680 900.60 108,230 764.30 41,540 706.50
73 1,261,910 882.30 1,120,150 898.50 101,860 763.20 36,470 734.20
74 1,252,360 893.50 1,116,790 909.00 97,700 771.10 34,060 756.50
75–79 5,524,900 893.50 4,964,470 908.30 409,230 761.80 131,040 756.00
75 1,223,300 899.50 1,093,160 915.70 94,590 767.20 31,530 749.70
76 1,150,470 891.80 1,032,600 906.20 86,600 766.00 26,890 753.80
77 1,102,830 903.20 990,610 918.40 82,260 766.90 25,920 766.60
78 1,065,550 888.60 960,090 903.00 77,390 754.00 23,960 757.20
79 982,750 882.30 888,010 895.90 68,390 751.60 22,740 753.80
80–84 3,837,810 893.90 3,478,740 907.70 265,800 754.40 75,980 762.00
80 911,860 882.10 821,730 896.00 65,700 751.30 20,240 754.70
81 876,270 881.80 795,760 895.50 59,680 740.80 17,190 748.90
82 772,290 882.10 701,080 895.10 52,600 747.80 15,120 757.30
83 660,200 897.70 597,010 911.80 47,500 755.70 12,540 767.70
84 617,190 939.40 563,160 953.20 40,320 786.70 10,890 796.50
85–89 2,069,850 994.80 1,885,310 1,009.40 139,880 822.40 35,520 891.90
85 537,530 967.90 490,670 981.30 34,730 804.20 9,520 875.50
86 469,090 1,026.30 426,980 1,041.70 32,580 850.40 7,600 921.80
87 409,810 1,011.00 373,850 1,025.10 26,710 839.10 7,340 917.00
88 357,710 991.20 324,910 1,007.10 25,230 807.00 6,050 881.50
89 295,710 975.30 268,900 990.30 20,630 806.10 5,010 853.40
90–94 798,490 926.60 722,360 942.70 60,530 750.30 12,940 828.20
95 or older 211,770 857.30 186,620 878.50 21,070 677.30 3,630 800.50
Men
Subtotal 15,107,850 1,008.10 13,452,980 1,029.80 1,131,220 848.40 494,200 789.60
62–64 1,332,960 990.40 1,157,940 1,018.20 119,180 840.20 55,810 735.20
62 351,270 991.70 304,190 1,020.00 31,150 842.20 15,930 744.90
63 463,130 983.80 400,030 1,012.10 43,430 838.60 19,660 730.70
64 518,560 995.40 453,720 1,022.40 44,600 840.30 20,220 731.80
65–69 4,198,470 1,030.60 3,653,330 1,058.60 360,330 872.70 182,170 784.20
65 891,960 1,081.00 772,110 1,111.70 77,970 913.00 41,490 828.70
66 870,350 1,035.60 755,590 1,064.00 74,330 882.90 40,090 785.50
67 851,290 1,014.50 740,540 1,042.30 73,940 857.00 36,290 769.50
68 819,080 1,006.30 715,230 1,033.10 69,930 854.10 33,300 753.50
69 765,790 1,010.10 669,860 1,036.70 64,160 850.30 31,000 773.00
70–74 3,610,550 1,007.50 3,217,270 1,029.50 272,350 846.80 114,460 781.90
70 763,270 1,025.70 670,430 1,051.30 64,560 861.90 27,450 791.20
71 745,680 1,007.50 664,030 1,030.40 55,420 845.30 24,920 766.70
72 741,430 999.40 662,730 1,021.60 54,460 837.80 22,970 752.60
73 685,700 994.90 614,190 1,014.80 49,910 837.90 19,990 790.40
74 674,470 1,008.60 605,890 1,028.10 48,000 847.70 19,130 814.90
75–79 2,885,690 993.90 2,611,140 1,011.90 192,950 827.10 72,920 801.80
75 652,560 1,013.00 587,450 1,033.60 45,550 838.60 17,630 790.80
76 609,990 995.50 551,200 1,013.40 41,690 831.30 15,210 799.30
77 572,760 1,008.40 518,250 1,026.80 38,820 831.40 13,990 825.40
78 547,490 982.50 496,850 999.40 35,700 819.00 13,300 801.70
79 502,890 963.20 457,390 978.80 31,190 808.60 12,790 794.40
80–84 1,868,570 954.50 1,705,080 968.90 114,510 801.80 41,930 796.70
80 462,050 953.90 418,760 969.80 30,210 803.40 11,340 784.10
81 434,190 945.10 397,300 959.30 26,210 788.10 9,220 786.50
82 377,760 931.60 344,980 944.90 22,540 784.40 8,770 799.40
83 312,020 950.50 284,280 964.40 19,690 804.00 6,820 797.70
84 282,550 1,005.00 259,760 1,018.80 15,860 843.20 5,780 832.80
85–89 871,640 1,094.30 801,040 1,108.50 49,100 912.00 17,980 952.00
85 239,840 1,049.60 221,080 1,062.60 12,890 876.30 4,810 919.50
86 201,620 1,134.40 185,340 1,150.10 11,720 941.60 3,830 978.80
87 171,110 1,122.50 157,280 1,135.40 9,380 946.00 3,700 1,011.90
88 143,590 1,091.30 131,110 1,107.30 8,710 901.80 3,170 939.00
89 115,480 1,078.60 106,230 1,092.90 6,400 893.90 2,470 900.40
90–94 281,040 1,012.30 255,360 1,028.10 17,680 821.40 7,020 884.40
95 or older 58,930 940.30 51,820 961.50 5,120 751.90 1,910 860.00
Women
Subtotal 14,095,810 773.90 12,430,380 784.00 1,239,380 707.50 388,640 661.30
62–64 1,245,910 660.70 1,086,220 663.10 109,350 678.20 50,320 570.00
62 338,060 649.80 292,880 651.80 29,230 676.20 15,950 563.80
63 431,730 657.10 375,810 659.00 38,850 679.20 17,060 565.70
64 476,120 671.60 417,530 674.70 41,270 678.60 17,310 579.80
65–69 3,369,190 724.30 2,898,690 730.30 338,830 706.30 130,060 638.40
65 721,930 737.60 618,270 742.00 71,550 730.00 31,870 668.10
66 698,550 724.90 601,930 730.20 69,120 715.50 27,220 634.00
67 680,830 715.90 585,190 722.50 70,460 692.60 24,900 630.10
68 655,960 716.10 565,490 722.80 66,160 695.20 23,890 617.30
69 611,920 726.10 527,810 733.70 61,540 696.10 22,180 633.00
70–74 3,003,760 746.60 2,632,410 755.10 274,050 696.90 90,910 658.80
70 630,470 743.00 545,540 750.40 62,840 707.70 21,580 661.90
71 610,980 741.20 535,060 749.80 55,790 696.40 19,350 640.20
72 608,210 742.10 534,950 750.80 53,770 689.90 18,570 649.50
73 576,210 748.40 505,960 757.30 51,950 691.50 16,480 666.20
74 577,890 759.10 510,900 767.80 49,700 697.00 14,930 681.60
75–79 2,639,210 783.60 2,353,330 793.30 216,280 703.50 58,120 698.50
75 570,740 769.70 505,710 778.80 49,040 700.90 13,900 697.70
76 540,480 774.90 481,400 783.50 44,910 705.40 11,680 694.60
77 530,070 789.40 472,360 799.40 43,440 709.20 11,930 697.80
78 518,060 789.30 463,240 799.70 41,690 698.20 10,660 701.70
79 479,860 797.40 430,620 807.90 37,200 703.80 9,950 701.70
80–84 1,969,240 836.50 1,773,660 848.90 151,290 718.50 34,050 719.30
80 449,810 808.40 402,970 819.30 35,490 706.90 8,900 717.30
81 442,080 819.70 398,460 831.80 33,470 703.80 7,970 705.50
82 394,530 834.70 356,100 846.90 30,060 720.40 6,350 699.10
83 348,180 850.40 312,730 864.10 27,810 721.40 5,720 732.00
84 334,640 884.00 303,400 897.00 24,460 750.00 5,110 755.40
85–89 1,198,210 922.40 1,084,270 936.20 90,780 773.90 17,540 830.30
85 297,690 902.00 269,590 914.70 21,840 761.60 4,710 830.50
86 267,470 944.80 241,640 958.50 20,860 799.10 3,770 863.90
87 238,700 931.10 216,570 945.00 17,330 781.20 3,640 820.50
88 214,120 924.10 193,800 939.40 16,520 757.00 2,880 818.20
89 180,230 909.10 162,670 923.20 14,230 766.60 2,540 807.60
90–94 517,450 880.10 467,000 896.00 42,850 721.00 5,920 761.50
95 or older 152,840 825.30 134,800 846.60 15,950 653.30 1,720 734.30
a. Includes 66,860 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.2 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by sex, age, and race, December 2002
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled workers
Total 5,535,860 834.10 4,016,610 860.30 944,570 775.40 539,060 745.30
Under 20 1,680 349.40 1,120 357.90 300 314.00 260 353.50
20–24 51,170 457.80 33,730 462.80 10,610 437.10 6,830 465.00
20 4,220 377.60 2,680 385.70 880 351.00 660 379.90
21 7,250 418.20 4,970 416.30 1,340 393.80 940 463.20
22 10,720 443.90 6,800 451.50 2,430 418.10 1,490 451.50
23 13,540 474.10 9,140 478.00 2,680 452.00 1,720 487.80
24 15,440 493.50 10,140 499.70 3,280 479.90 2,020 484.30
25–29 114,130 551.80 73,900 564.50 22,450 536.30 17,650 518.40
25 19,020 518.80 12,590 522.70 3,700 520.00 2,730 499.20
26 20,480 534.30 13,500 544.00 3,770 514.00 3,200 516.10
27 22,610 550.80 14,780 562.80 4,200 530.90 3,620 524.60
28 25,410 568.70 16,000 585.00 5,410 550.60 3,960 528.10
29 26,610 573.70 17,030 593.80 5,370 553.30 4,140 518.00
30–34 212,050 625.90 141,820 640.40 37,790 600.80 30,700 591.20
30 31,880 587.70 20,830 602.60 5,960 564.70 4,860 552.90
31 37,210 610.50 24,640 625.80 6,650 592.20 5,720 567.10
32 43,660 622.10 29,320 636.50 7,550 592.60 6,370 594.60
33 46,520 638.00 31,400 654.20 8,110 609.90 6,620 596.50
34 52,780 652.40 35,630 663.80 9,520 628.20 7,130 628.70
35–39 371,850 691.80 254,960 710.80 67,300 648.80 46,140 653.60
35 56,000 666.20 37,540 683.10 10,260 626.60 7,560 639.10
36 64,440 677.10 43,650 697.90 11,730 636.70 8,390 632.50
37 75,380 685.10 51,550 700.90 13,480 649.60 9,600 651.10
38 84,980 706.20 58,950 726.00 15,530 660.50 9,880 662.80
39 91,050 710.30 63,270 730.10 16,300 659.50 10,710 674.30
40–44 595,190 748.30 418,170 768.20 108,400 692.00 63,600 718.10
40 100,720 716.80 70,480 735.60 17,920 655.20 11,500 700.50
41 110,350 737.20 77,920 756.90 19,940 680.70 11,440 710.30
42 119,650 748.10 84,440 768.80 21,490 690.70 12,590 714.00
43 129,920 761.70 90,750 783.60 24,230 703.30 13,930 721.70
44 134,550 768.30 94,580 786.60 24,820 717.70 14,140 738.80
45–49 784,070 810.90 549,520 834.90 144,620 752.90 83,200 754.60
45 145,250 784.60 102,110 806.00 26,670 729.00 15,240 738.80
46 152,940 800.70 106,290 828.10 28,760 733.50 16,690 742.20
47 157,380 810.20 110,320 834.80 29,320 754.20 16,450 751.40
48 162,250 819.50 114,140 843.80 29,330 763.10 17,280 755.50
49 166,250 835.60 116,660 857.70 30,540 781.10 17,540 782.30
50–54 968,330 864.50 686,320 883.70 173,340 823.00 98,670 802.40
50 175,670 840.60 125,730 861.40 30,750 790.00 17,740 779.30
51 185,370 858.30 131,010 876.80 33,890 812.10 18,580 810.10
52 190,150 860.50 133,100 882.00 35,280 821.50 19,800 785.90
53 202,680 870.90 142,810 888.20 36,910 838.10 20,790 805.80
54 214,460 886.90 153,670 905.10 36,510 846.80 21,760 826.20
55–59 1,177,130 906.40 880,120 928.70 188,940 856.10 102,460 810.20
55 235,330 898.40 172,580 916.10 38,170 857.50 22,620 831.20
56 231,720 903.40 172,440 925.40 36,460 854.30 21,490 813.00
57 217,270 900.40 159,870 924.60 36,980 852.90 19,510 795.90
58 233,870 911.70 177,100 934.30 37,190 857.60 18,840 809.90
59 258,940 916.70 198,130 940.80 40,140 858.10 20,000 797.70
60–64 1,260,260 916.80 976,950 943.40 190,820 843.80 89,550 786.30
60 260,490 919.70 200,110 946.20 39,560 852.20 20,040 790.50
61 254,100 917.70 194,710 944.20 38,970 848.10 19,840 798.50
62 253,820 922.30 197,340 950.00 38,340 842.80 17,730 789.70
63 247,050 916.20 192,040 943.10 37,790 841.00 16,590 783.30
64 244,800 907.70 192,750 933.40 36,160 833.80 15,350 764.50
Men
Subtotal 3,069,140 935.00 2,256,900 973.10 497,200 834.50 292,990 820.30
Under 20 1,030 353.80 690 363.40 160 279.00 180 383.20
20–24 30,920 468.00 20,440 472.20 6,060 447.60 4,420 476.80
20 2,620 380.10 1,630 383.30 560 369.30 430 381.90
21 4,540 425.70 3,190 426.40 810 385.20 540 481.80
22 6,520 456.80 4,240 457.60 1,260 438.30 1,020 476.40
23 8,060 491.10 5,330 498.90 1,640 458.50 1,090 502.30
24 9,180 501.70 6,050 506.90 1,790 497.10 1,340 484.80
25–29 63,650 563.00 40,970 578.40 12,530 540.90 10,050 527.90
25 10,970 531.00 7,140 538.70 2,170 527.10 1,660 503.00
26 11,420 550.00 7,630 565.90 1,900 525.20 1,880 508.90
27 12,880 557.50 8,230 576.30 2,500 521.60 2,150 527.10
28 14,010 579.70 8,910 595.50 2,950 549.30 2,120 556.40
29 14,370 586.60 9,060 605.10 3,010 568.60 2,240 536.10
30–34 117,000 638.40 77,130 655.10 20,630 607.70 18,100 604.00
30 17,520 596.20 11,490 613.60 3,130 559.70 2,800 563.50
31 20,210 631.40 13,030 650.40 3,570 601.10 3,470 591.50
32 23,750 636.90 15,740 655.10 3,980 600.50 3,740 605.80
33 26,420 648.60 17,730 664.20 4,560 623.70 3,900 608.90
34 29,100 660.60 19,140 674.60 5,390 631.90 4,190 635.30
35–39 206,580 710.10 140,110 734.30 37,670 654.40 26,650 666.10
35 31,170 678.40 20,670 702.00 5,710 624.90 4,370 641.80
36 35,500 694.10 23,930 722.10 6,250 637.40 4,870 639.40
37 41,900 701.90 28,010 724.70 7,740 647.00 5,710 662.60
38 47,670 728.30 33,030 754.00 8,610 670.70 5,680 669.70
39 50,340 730.70 34,470 751.30 9,360 675.00 6,020 705.20
40–44 329,680 785.90 231,850 812.00 59,180 710.30 35,540 749.70
40 56,350 743.20 39,610 765.60 9,720 664.30 6,520 729.20
41 60,940 768.20 43,050 794.90 10,850 691.50 6,350 733.90
42 66,000 783.70 46,640 810.70 11,690 711.50 7,000 735.90
43 72,560 804.70 50,570 836.40 13,430 718.80 7,960 753.50
44 73,830 816.40 51,980 839.00 13,490 749.10 7,710 788.50
45–49 429,050 876.10 302,100 909.80 78,320 784.10 44,600 814.40
45 79,620 839.70 55,920 873.90 14,440 746.40 8,460 778.50
46 85,060 858.00 58,770 898.00 16,320 756.90 9,220 785.10
47 86,030 876.10 60,640 909.10 16,050 790.60 8,650 812.70
48 88,230 890.20 62,660 921.70 15,520 802.80 9,070 830.10
49 90,110 911.50 64,110 941.10 15,990 821.10 9,200 862.90
50–54 529,110 965.20 380,500 993.70 89,550 883.70 52,900 901.20
50 96,140 927.10 70,270 956.10 15,470 838.90 9,650 857.90
51 101,050 953.20 72,100 980.80 17,790 868.90 10,050 904.20
52 103,810 957.10 74,190 985.20 18,300 879.10 10,010 896.70
53 110,930 975.00 78,980 1,004.00 19,370 898.50 11,260 903.10
54 117,180 1,004.60 84,960 1,033.40 18,620 924.10 11,930 935.80
55–59 647,250 1,050.50 493,270 1,082.70 96,780 953.90 53,550 936.20
55 129,340 1,024.30 95,600 1,052.10 20,280 945.10 12,190 945.80
56 127,420 1,040.10 96,490 1,071.60 18,500 941.90 11,610 938.60
57 119,170 1,045.50 89,400 1,082.30 19,030 942.60 10,140 921.40
58 129,210 1,063.00 100,160 1,093.50 18,840 970.10 9,730 938.60
59 142,110 1,076.50 111,620 1,109.00 20,130 969.10 9,880 934.40
60–64 714,870 1,080.10 569,840 1,112.30 96,320 968.60 47,000 923.50
60 144,820 1,083.80 114,020 1,117.90 20,400 965.80 9,880 939.90
61 143,140 1,080.40 112,560 1,113.30 19,690 971.50 10,570 936.80
62 144,160 1,087.90 115,550 1,120.00 19,020 972.50 9,380 929.80
63 142,100 1,079.80 113,640 1,111.70 19,250 966.60 8,860 923.80
64 140,650 1,068.10 114,070 1,098.30 17,960 966.40 8,310 879.90
Women
Subtotal 2,466,720 708.60 1,759,710 715.60 447,370 709.80 246,070 656.00
Under 20 650 342.40 430 349.10 140 353.90 80 286.50
20–24 20,250 442.10 13,290 448.40 4,550 423.10 2,410 443.40
20 1,600 373.50 1,050 389.50 320 319.20 230 376.10
21 2,710 405.80 1,780 398.20 530 406.90 400 438.00
22 4,200 423.90 2,560 441.40 1,170 396.30 470 397.30
23 5,480 449.00 3,810 448.80 1,040 441.70 630 462.60
24 6,260 481.40 4,090 489.20 1,490 459.20 680 483.40
25–29 50,480 537.70 32,930 547.20 9,920 530.60 7,600 505.80
25 8,050 502.20 5,450 501.70 1,530 509.80 1,070 493.30
26 9,060 514.40 5,870 515.50 1,870 502.70 1,320 526.50
27 9,730 541.90 6,550 545.70 1,700 544.50 1,470 520.90
28 11,400 555.10 7,090 571.80 2,460 552.10 1,840 495.50
29 12,240 558.60 7,970 580.90 2,360 533.70 1,900 496.70
30–34 95,050 610.50 64,690 623.00 17,160 592.50 12,600 572.80
30 14,360 577.30 9,340 589.00 2,830 570.20 2,060 538.50
31 17,000 585.60 11,610 598.20 3,080 582.00 2,250 529.50
32 19,910 604.40 13,580 614.80 3,570 583.70 2,630 578.70
33 20,100 624.10 13,670 641.20 3,550 592.20 2,720 578.70
34 23,680 642.30 16,490 651.30 4,130 623.40 2,940 619.30
35–39 165,270 669.00 114,850 682.10 29,630 641.50 19,490 636.70
35 24,830 650.90 16,870 660.00 4,550 628.70 3,190 635.40
36 28,940 656.10 19,720 668.70 5,480 636.00 3,520 623.00
37 33,480 664.20 23,540 672.50 5,740 653.10 3,890 634.30
38 37,310 678.00 25,920 690.40 6,920 647.80 4,200 653.60
39 40,710 685.00 28,800 704.80 6,940 638.60 4,690 634.70
40–44 265,510 701.70 186,320 713.80 49,220 670.00 28,060 678.10
40 44,370 683.30 30,870 697.20 8,200 644.40 4,980 663.00
41 49,410 699.00 34,870 710.10 9,090 667.80 5,090 680.90
42 53,650 704.30 37,800 717.10 9,800 665.90 5,590 686.50
43 57,360 707.30 40,180 717.10 10,800 684.10 5,970 679.30
44 60,720 709.80 42,600 722.70 11,330 680.20 6,430 679.30
45–49 355,020 732.20 247,420 743.40 66,300 716.10 38,600 685.50
45 65,630 717.80 46,190 723.90 12,230 708.50 6,780 689.10
46 67,880 728.90 47,520 741.70 12,440 702.90 7,470 689.20
47 71,350 730.80 49,680 744.10 13,270 710.20 7,800 683.40
48 74,020 735.20 51,480 749.10 13,810 718.50 8,210 673.10
49 76,140 745.70 52,550 755.90 14,550 737.20 8,340 693.30
50–54 439,220 743.20 305,820 746.90 83,790 758.00 45,770 688.10
50 79,530 735.90 55,460 741.50 15,280 740.60 8,090 685.50
51 84,320 744.50 58,910 749.60 16,100 749.40 8,530 699.30
52 86,340 744.40 58,910 751.90 16,980 759.40 9,790 672.70
53 91,750 745.10 63,830 744.90 17,540 771.40 9,530 690.80
54 97,280 745.10 68,710 746.50 17,890 766.30 9,830 693.10
55–59 529,880 730.40 386,850 732.30 92,160 753.50 48,910 672.30
55 105,990 744.70 76,980 747.20 17,890 758.20 10,430 697.30
56 104,300 736.50 75,950 739.80 17,960 764.00 9,880 665.50
57 98,100 724.10 70,470 724.50 17,950 757.80 9,370 660.00
58 104,660 724.80 76,940 727.00 18,350 742.10 9,110 672.40
59 116,830 722.40 86,510 723.70 20,010 746.50 10,120 664.30
60–64 545,390 702.80 407,110 707.10 94,500 716.60 42,550 634.80
60 115,670 714.30 86,090 718.90 19,160 731.30 10,160 645.20
61 110,960 707.80 82,150 712.40 19,280 722.20 9,270 640.80
62 109,660 704.70 81,790 709.90 19,320 715.10 8,350 632.20
63 104,950 694.80 78,400 698.70 18,540 710.70 7,730 622.30
64 104,150 690.90 78,680 694.20 18,200 703.00 7,040 628.30
a. Includes 35,620 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.3 Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by marital status, basis of entitlement, age, and race, December 2002
Basis of entitlement and age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All spouses
Total 2,832,350 439.00 2,553,740 451.30 146,250 349.30 123,990 297.00
Wives
Subtotal 2,793,950 441.70 2,529,560 453.10 141,390 352.20 114,860 303.00
Entitlement based on care of children 151,140 240.80 111,950 257.80 19,700 215.00 18,830 169.90
Under 35 20,350 138.20 14,260 146.90 2,660 121.20 3,300 115.10
35–39 23,080 168.80 16,650 179.00 2,820 155.20 3,530 133.00
40–44 30,620 211.00 22,410 223.70 4,040 193.30 4,020 160.90
45–49 28,740 252.60 20,790 269.20 4,230 224.80 3,600 190.60
50–54 20,690 297.20 15,660 313.80 2,690 270.00 2,220 219.10
55–59 14,610 326.30 11,440 346.00 1,720 280.40 1,390 225.20
60–61 5,850 381.80 4,660 394.90 760 362.50 430 274.20
62–64 7,200 391.30 6,080 404.20 780 332.30 340 295.60
Entitlement based on age 2,642,810 453.20 2,417,610 462.20 121,690 374.50 96,030 329.10
62–64 306,150 410.90 273,710 422.30 16,290 335.60 15,860 294.40
62 77,560 401.10 69,290 412.00 3,880 330.10 4,310 291.20
63 105,130 406.90 93,980 418.40 5,690 320.30 5,330 298.00
64 123,460 420.60 110,440 432.10 6,720 351.70 6,220 293.60
65–69 715,980 454.30 642,140 466.30 38,000 375.30 34,610 323.60
65 140,080 452.30 125,260 464.70 7,610 377.30 7,050 315.80
66 143,870 455.30 128,710 467.50 7,410 378.50 7,540 325.10
67 146,110 454.90 130,590 467.00 8,070 372.00 7,160 333.60
68 145,890 453.20 131,120 464.10 8,070 384.00 6,370 321.00
69 140,030 456.00 126,460 468.20 6,840 363.30 6,490 321.70
70–74 689,060 456.40 632,140 464.90 31,820 381.90 22,960 330.40
70 142,840 457.20 130,280 466.80 7,020 376.40 5,170 333.90
71 141,570 458.70 130,230 467.00 6,220 390.00 4,690 323.30
72 142,510 455.80 130,530 464.40 6,680 388.70 4,890 326.90
73 132,790 455.90 122,130 464.80 5,980 372.60 4,300 329.30
74 129,350 454.00 118,970 461.50 5,920 381.70 3,910 340.00
75–79 528,860 455.10 491,090 461.30 21,730 383.50 13,890 348.90
75 124,480 458.30 115,480 464.70 5,270 391.10 3,230 344.30
76 113,170 455.20 104,740 462.80 4,910 373.30 3,130 338.00
77 106,170 454.70 98,120 461.00 4,530 386.30 3,100 357.40
78 97,420 450.10 91,250 455.20 3,540 382.50 2,230 346.40
79 87,620 456.20 81,500 461.90 3,480 384.00 2,200 361.50
80–84 288,030 465.60 270,590 471.00 9,680 378.30 6,560 370.00
85–89 94,370 500.90 88,800 506.60 3,320 404.30 1,830 399.50
90–94 18,630 491.70 17,570 496.50 710 395.30 300 458.80
95 or older 1,730 479.90 1,570 481.80 140 480.40 20 324.90
Husbands
Subtotal 38,400 247.70 24,180 254.50 4,860 262.30 9,130 221.80
Under 62 1,970 144.60 1,380 141.70 300 166.30 290 135.60
62–64 1,690 206.20 1,050 196.40 240 240.60 400 211.20
65–69 8,740 254.40 5,540 258.10 1,080 264.30 2,120 239.90
70–74 10,370 259.70 6,150 266.40 1,420 289.90 2,770 229.40
75–79 8,410 249.00 5,290 262.40 920 271.30 2,090 204.00
80–84 4,030 250.40 2,470 264.60 570 246.10 950 218.60
85–89 2,030 263.20 1,490 272.20 180 256.80 320 226.90
90 or older 1,160 280.50 810 292.70 150 227.40 190 268.70
Spouses of retired workers
Total 2,681,090 451.90 2,439,880 462.00 127,590 372.30 105,910 318.90
Wives
Subtotal 2,646,800 454.40 2,418,360 463.70 123,480 375.50 97,470 326.80
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 53,050 360.90 41,840 378.90 6,480 324.40 4,570 252.00
Under 35 1,780 311.10 1,330 331.20 250 261.50 180 252.60
35–39 3,490 300.50 2,620 318.60 550 271.60 320 202.00
40–44 7,390 331.10 5,710 346.90 1,000 304.00 660 241.30
45–49 9,710 355.40 7,480 373.00 1,260 334.70 930 244.60
50–54 10,120 361.80 7,940 379.70 1,150 337.70 1,010 250.20
55–59 9,070 370.70 7,230 392.50 980 316.00 800 251.00
60–61 4,850 399.90 3,900 414.80 590 368.40 360 290.30
62–64 6,640 403.60 5,630 415.10 700 351.50 310 312.10
Age 2,593,750 456.30 2,376,520 465.20 117,000 378.30 92,900 330.50
62–64 277,520 424.80 248,930 436.70 14,140 344.90 14,230 297.00
62 66,430 422.20 59,550 434.20 3,090 344.10 3,740 297.20
63 94,760 420.40 85,070 432.30 4,870 330.80 4,720 300.40
64 116,330 429.70 104,310 441.60 6,180 356.40 5,770 294.10
65–69 700,470 457.70 629,660 469.50 36,190 380.30 33,450 324.30
65 134,810 458.10 120,900 470.40 7,080 382.80 6,680 316.90
66 140,380 459.30 125,890 471.40 7,000 384.40 7,280 326.40
67 143,080 458.30 128,250 469.90 7,670 379.80 6,910 334.40
68 143,830 455.10 129,550 465.90 7,770 386.80 6,190 321.00
69 138,370 457.90 125,070 470.00 6,670 366.20 6,390 321.70
70–74 685,350 457.20 629,280 465.70 31,240 383.40 22,700 330.80
70 141,720 458.70 129,410 468.10 6,840 379.10 5,100 334.60
71 140,730 459.50 129,540 467.70 6,110 391.30 4,650 323.60
72 141,760 456.70 129,980 465.10 6,570 390.00 4,810 327.50
73 132,180 456.60 121,640 465.50 5,880 373.30 4,280 329.20
74 128,960 454.30 118,710 461.70 5,840 383.10 3,860 340.00
75–79 527,800 455.30 490,220 461.60 21,620 384.00 13,820 349.00
75 124,180 458.60 115,250 465.00 5,240 390.70 3,200 344.60
76 112,870 455.50 104,510 463.00 4,860 374.50 3,110 337.60
77 106,000 455.00 97,980 461.30 4,520 387.00 3,080 358.00
78 97,200 450.40 91,050 455.50 3,520 382.90 2,230 346.40
79 87,550 456.30 81,430 462.10 3,480 384.00 2,200 361.50
80–84 287,900 465.80 270,500 471.10 9,650 379.20 6,550 370.10
85–89 94,350 500.90 88,790 506.60 3,310 404.20 1,830 399.50
90–94 18,630 491.70 17,570 496.50 710 395.30 300 458.80
95 or older 1,730 479.90 1,570 481.80 140 480.40 20 324.90
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 2,523,970 454.60 2,313,040 463.80 110,710 373.80 93,070 325.10
Divorced wives 122,830 451.10 105,320 462.10 12,770 390.50 4,400 363.60
Husbands
Subtotal 34,290 257.30 21,520 265.70 4,110 275.90 8,440 226.80
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 151,260 211.60 113,860 221.90 18,660 191.80 18,080 169.20
Wives
Subtotal 147,150 212.80 111,200 223.30 17,910 191.90 17,390 169.50
By basis of entitlement
Care of children 98,090 175.90 70,110 185.50 13,220 161.40 14,260 143.70
Under 35 18,570 121.70 12,930 128.00 2,410 106.60 3,120 107.10
35–39 19,590 145.40 14,030 153.00 2,270 127.00 3,210 126.20
40–44 23,230 172.90 16,700 181.50 3,040 156.90 3,360 145.20
45–49 19,030 200.10 13,310 210.80 2,970 178.10 2,670 171.70
50–54 10,570 235.40 7,720 246.10 1,540 219.40 1,210 193.10
55–59 5,540 253.50 4,210 266.00 740 233.10 590 190.20
60–61 1,000 294.40 760 293.20 170 342.20 70 191.40
62–64 560 246.30 450 268.80 80 165.00 30 125.00
Age 49,060 286.50 41,090 287.80 4,690 278.20 3,130 287.20
62–64 28,630 277.00 24,780 277.90 2,150 274.50 1,630 272.10
62 11,130 274.70 9,740 276.20 790 275.70 570 252.00
63 10,370 282.60 8,910 285.70 820 257.90 610 279.80
64 7,130 272.30 6,130 269.40 540 297.90 450 287.00
65–69 15,510 300.40 12,480 304.30 1,810 276.40 1,160 302.60
65 5,270 304.60 4,360 306.00 530 303.40 370 296.00
66 3,490 293.10 2,820 295.70 410 278.90 260 288.20
67 3,030 292.00 2,340 303.10 400 222.90 250 310.10
68 2,060 314.20 1,570 314.80 300 312.30 180 318.90
69 1,660 300.90 1,390 306.20 170 248.50 100 316.30
70–74 3,710 296.10 2,860 295.60 580 299.20 260 301.70
70 1,120 268.00 870 265.50 180 273.90 70 283.30
71 840 320.00 690 321.80 110 318.70 40 291.70
72 750 284.10 550 282.40 110 308.40 80 285.30
73 610 299.30 490 290.20 100 331.80 20 359.50
74 390 343.20 260 364.70 80 276.20 50 338.70
75 or older 1,210 305.20 970 306.00 150 271.40 80 325.50
By marital status
Nondivorced wives 142,480 210.80 107,590 221.70 17,240 188.10 17,030 167.20
Divorced wives 4,670 273.60 3,610 270.20 670 292.10 360 278.90
Husbands
Subtotal 4,110 168.10 2,660 163.70 750 188.00 690 160.90
a. Includes 8,370 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.4 Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, age, and race, December 2002
Age All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All children
Total 3,915,520 432.30 2,628,160 463.20 847,610 378.20 412,670 345.70
Under age 18 3,041,690 399.50 1,952,780 426.70 687,090 355.30 377,990 337.30
Under 1 9,970 274.10 6,100 282.50 2,150 232.00 1,640 295.90
1 25,980 307.70 16,070 322.20 5,390 267.40 4,450 305.20
2 36,710 308.60 22,650 326.70 8,450 274.80 5,520 287.60
3 50,650 323.70 31,490 339.20 11,160 284.90 7,840 318.60
4 64,200 337.20 40,040 360.80 14,040 296.20 9,900 302.10
5 79,720 336.50 49,840 357.30 17,810 301.40 11,820 304.80
6 94,860 348.00 59,870 369.60 21,310 312.00 13,420 311.20
7 112,660 350.80 71,360 372.30 25,090 312.40 15,860 318.10
8 136,410 357.80 85,790 382.10 31,790 316.10 18,150 317.80
9 160,810 361.30 100,330 384.60 38,470 325.10 21,140 318.40
10 187,190 368.40 118,440 395.20 43,060 324.70 24,460 317.20
11 216,390 374.60 135,420 399.80 51,270 339.60 27,870 318.10
12 248,100 389.70 156,500 415.50 58,050 349.20 31,340 333.90
13 271,750 396.60 174,150 422.80 62,650 355.30 32,560 333.00
14 298,090 410.20 193,390 437.90 67,460 366.00 34,150 338.70
15 319,600 426.20 207,530 452.90 71,570 384.50 37,240 353.50
16 348,430 455.50 230,920 485.30 75,540 401.50 38,990 379.10
17 380,170 465.90 252,890 496.80 81,830 411.40 41,640 379.80
Disabled adult children 748,660 551.00 589,680 571.50 132,260 480.50 24,800 436.40
18–19 12,070 462.80 8,160 491.40 2,880 397.90 940 414.50
20–24 57,790 470.40 37,360 494.30 15,650 435.90 4,360 388.20
25–29 62,390 509.40 43,160 532.30 15,480 467.00 3,410 397.60
30–34 76,210 541.70 55,460 558.60 16,900 502.30 3,510 467.30
35–39 98,150 557.20 74,440 577.50 19,860 501.80 3,690 447.40
40–44 110,480 572.80 87,510 594.00 20,000 498.60 2,820 443.20
45–49 97,240 580.90 78,850 603.70 15,760 487.10 2,450 446.20
50–54 75,210 586.70 63,520 604.60 10,130 490.40 1,460 478.60
55–59 55,070 583.20 48,230 596.70 6,050 484.60 760 500.40
60–64 38,440 579.60 33,690 592.20 3,990 485.30 670 487.20
65–69 26,450 542.70 23,550 552.90 2,580 457.10 310 476.20
70–74 18,380 514.40 16,690 522.10 1,450 435.20 230 462.40
75–79 12,130 486.10 11,130 493.00 890 398.80 110 491.90
80 or older 8,650 456.30 7,930 461.90 640 388.70 80 447.00
Students, aged 18–19 125,170 519.80 85,700 548.60 28,260 456.30 9,880 439.60
18 116,440 519.50 80,490 548.10 25,500 453.20 9,220 441.20
19 8,730 523.50 5,210 557.00 2,760 484.90 660 418.50
Children of retired workers
Subtotal 477,380 427.70 349,660 453.10 95,480 376.60 31,270 303.10
Under age 18 269,590 398.60 178,300 425.40 67,010 367.70 23,710 288.80
Under 1 440 374.80 310 380.90 90 439.60 40 181.80
1 1,190 377.60 780 390.40 270 403.50 140 256.30
2 2,010 375.20 1,230 391.60 570 368.00 200 306.50
3 2,620 359.50 1,750 371.20 620 359.80 250 276.50
4 3,780 357.60 2,310 382.10 1,060 334.30 410 280.00
5 5,100 351.20 3,290 372.30 1,290 342.20 490 239.90
6 6,170 376.50 3,850 395.00 1,790 370.20 510 270.60
7 7,280 368.80 4,430 390.10 2,170 358.40 680 263.00
8 9,710 372.20 6,000 388.10 2,870 373.50 810 257.90
9 11,250 358.20 7,210 376.40 3,040 345.60 980 268.30
10 14,970 365.30 9,520 394.00 4,170 340.30 1,270 233.90
11 17,370 376.70 11,390 400.80 4,600 353.70 1,300 257.20
12 21,280 382.10 13,670 412.70 5,840 338.50 1,700 291.10
13 24,780 380.10 16,330 403.40 6,370 356.00 2,040 268.80
14 28,890 389.20 19,370 413.10 6,820 363.40 2,630 282.50
15 31,880 397.70 21,570 420.00 7,480 379.00 2,770 275.90
16 37,790 439.70 25,450 468.90 8,970 394.80 3,320 340.20
17 43,080 447.30 29,840 481.20 8,990 395.00 4,170 321.80
Disabled adult children 193,150 465.10 160,780 480.60 25,250 397.00 6,730 352.40
18–19 1,890 428.30 1,470 456.60 330 355.80 90 233.00
20–24 9,900 417.50 6,890 442.00 2,320 371.40 640 321.90
25–29 14,860 441.00 11,640 462.40 2,400 387.80 770 282.40
30–34 24,980 464.60 20,390 477.60 3,330 404.40 1,220 419.30
35–39 38,390 474.20 31,700 489.70 5,220 410.10 1,410 362.20
40–44 44,400 483.20 38,040 498.80 5,280 402.60 1,030 333.90
45–49 31,290 466.70 26,650 480.00 3,610 394.30 940 360.30
50–54 16,550 458.80 14,370 468.60 1,760 403.70 400 349.20
55–59 7,300 447.60 6,440 457.20 710 366.80 130 328.60
60–64 2,530 463.10 2,270 470.90 180 392.80 70 443.20
65–69 730 422.70 650 436.00 60 333.20 20 258.70
70 or older 330 400.60 270 416.30 50 323.70 10 360.00
Students, aged 18–19 14,640 468.50 10,580 501.20 3,220 401.70 830 312.40
18 13,620 470.30 9,960 502.90 2,880 400.00 770 312.70
19 1,020 444.70 620 473.70 340 415.70 60 309.50
Children of deceased workers
Subtotal 1,905,050 584.20 1,266,870 629.80 432,850 491.10 189,220 492.90
Under age 18 1,344,680 571.90 835,560 625.80 324,520 477.10 170,660 488.60
Under 1 1,780 549.40 880 593.00 350 436.90 550 551.20
1 7,490 548.20 4,120 618.20 1,650 407.40 1,720 515.60
2 11,030 525.70 6,290 585.20 2,640 435.30 2,100 461.00
3 17,650 534.80 10,030 592.80 4,140 433.10 3,480 488.50
4 24,370 539.30 14,290 603.80 5,750 432.00 4,320 467.70
5 30,490 532.30 18,070 591.30 7,360 431.50 5,040 469.30
6 37,840 541.40 22,940 595.60 8,890 449.80 6,000 469.70
7 45,760 537.10 27,550 590.40 11,150 436.90 7,010 488.90
8 57,030 538.10 34,490 595.40 14,210 430.70 8,140 484.20
9 69,480 535.50 41,330 590.50 17,830 446.00 9,910 469.00
10 82,430 540.10 50,380 597.90 20,180 433.90 11,160 476.00
11 96,150 542.60 57,260 597.60 25,110 457.60 12,850 467.80
12 112,470 559.60 68,180 613.80 28,290 469.00 14,670 483.50
13 123,230 563.80 76,370 617.00 30,170 473.70 15,100 476.00
14 136,160 580.90 85,770 634.30 33,110 487.30 15,320 492.10
15 149,200 588.80 93,990 639.20 35,550 502.20 17,460 495.30
16 162,750 612.40 106,240 659.80 36,860 520.00 17,670 518.20
17 179,370 616.70 117,380 665.90 41,280 521.00 18,160 515.40
Disabled adult children 494,750 609.20 387,280 631.30 92,930 528.80 13,360 522.80
18–19 5,820 590.60 3,730 640.00 1,560 491.80 470 529.80
20–24 27,710 596.60 17,140 634.50 8,520 535.80 1,820 522.40
25–29 31,370 624.50 20,440 660.90 9,150 556.30 1,570 525.90
30–34 40,080 636.30 27,290 668.00 11,070 569.30 1,490 558.40
35–39 53,230 636.50 37,940 671.70 13,390 550.70 1,820 539.20
40–44 63,920 640.70 47,920 675.50 14,220 537.90 1,690 511.40
45–49 65,770 635.90 52,120 667.40 12,050 516.50 1,510 499.80
50–54 58,620 623.00 49,110 644.60 8,370 508.70 1,060 527.40
55–59 47,770 603.90 41,790 618.30 5,340 500.20 630 535.80
60–64 35,910 587.80 31,420 601.00 3,810 489.70 600 492.30
65–69 25,720 546.10 22,900 556.30 2,520 460.00 290 491.20
70–74 18,180 515.80 16,530 523.30 1,420 437.00 220 467.00
75–79 12,060 486.70 11,070 493.50 880 399.80 110 491.90
80 or older 8,590 456.30 7,880 461.70 630 390.70 80 447.00
Students, aged 18–19 65,620 648.40 44,030 690.30 15,400 556.60 5,200 556.30
18 60,460 650.30 40,960 691.70 13,750 555.70 4,820 558.70
19 5,160 625.80 3,070 672.00 1,650 563.50 380 526.30
Children of disabled workers
Subtotal 1,533,090 245.00 1,011,630 258.10 319,280 225.70 192,180 207.80
Under age 18 1,427,420 237.30 938,920 249.80 295,560 218.80 183,620 203.00
Under 1 7,750 205.20 4,910 220.70 1,710 179.20 1,050 166.50
1 17,300 198.70 11,170 208.30 3,470 190.20 2,590 168.10
2 23,670 201.80 15,130 214.00 5,240 183.80 3,220 173.40
3 30,380 198.00 19,710 207.30 6,400 181.80 4,110 177.30
4 36,050 198.40 23,440 210.50 7,230 182.70 5,170 165.40
5 44,130 199.50 28,480 207.10 9,160 191.20 6,290 178.00
6 50,850 200.60 33,080 209.90 10,630 186.90 6,910 176.60
7 59,620 205.60 39,380 217.60 11,770 186.00 8,170 176.30
8 69,670 208.20 45,300 218.90 14,710 194.20 9,200 175.80
9 80,080 210.70 51,790 221.50 17,600 199.00 10,250 177.50
10 89,790 211.30 58,540 220.90 18,710 203.30 12,030 178.70
11 102,870 217.30 66,770 229.90 21,560 199.10 13,720 183.70
12 114,350 224.00 74,650 234.90 23,920 210.10 14,970 192.20
13 123,740 233.50 81,450 244.60 26,110 218.30 15,420 201.40
14 133,040 240.10 88,250 252.60 27,530 220.90 16,200 202.80
15 138,520 257.70 91,970 270.20 28,540 239.40 17,010 220.60
16 147,890 287.00 99,230 302.80 29,710 256.40 18,000 249.90
17 157,720 299.50 105,670 313.30 31,560 272.60 19,310 264.70
Disabled adult children 60,760 349.30 41,620 366.30 14,080 311.30 4,710 311.20
18–19 4,360 307.10 2,960 321.40 990 264.10 380 315.00
20–24 20,180 322.90 13,330 341.00 4,810 290.00 1,900 282.10
25–29 16,160 349.10 11,080 368.30 3,930 307.60 1,070 292.30
30–34 11,150 374.80 7,780 387.00 2,500 335.90 800 370.80
35–39 6,530 398.80 4,800 413.40 1,250 360.60 460 345.80
40 or older 2,380 397.80 1,670 403.30 600 378.20 100 416.80
Students, aged 18–19 44,910 348.50 31,090 364.10 9,640 314.40 3,850 309.50
18 42,360 348.60 29,570 364.40 8,870 311.50 3,630 312.40
19 2,550 348.20 1,520 358.80 770 347.10 220 262.00
a. Includes 27,080 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.5 Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2002
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All widowed mothers and fathers 193,270 636.70 135,050 680.50 30,900 543.70 25,530 520.30
By age
Under 20 120 464.10 70 441.10 0 . . . 50 496.20
20–24 2,650 504.50 1,710 529.00 290 417.60 650 478.70
20 140 389.40 90 484.90 0 . . . 50 217.40
21 320 453.10 200 480.10 10 119.00 110 434.40
22 500 521.50 330 503.00 50 414.60 120 617.10
23 690 480.30 450 506.20 90 444.00 150 424.40
24 1,000 545.10 640 579.90 140 423.00 220 521.80
25–29 9,200 524.70 6,220 559.70 1,290 417.90 1,670 477.90
25 970 472.70 700 499.70 110 348.90 160 439.70
26 1,560 521.60 960 548.50 260 427.80 340 517.50
27 1,950 528.20 1,280 570.10 270 388.80 400 488.40
28 2,130 535.30 1,420 579.50 300 413.60 400 474.30
29 2,590 534.60 1,860 565.90 350 458.20 370 450.50
30–34 22,100 543.10 14,690 581.80 3,540 450.50 3,670 479.60
30 3,360 498.40 1,920 531.00 680 451.00 710 452.70
31 3,840 550.80 2,550 581.20 630 452.70 640 533.50
32 4,860 532.90 3,280 570.70 710 424.70 830 479.00
33 4,830 559.40 3,470 596.30 690 425.10 620 501.90
34 5,210 560.70 3,470 606.30 830 491.50 870 446.70
35–39 35,960 588.90 24,740 633.50 5,450 492.90 5,450 488.80
35 6,150 565.20 4,020 607.00 1,020 469.60 1,070 505.20
36 6,700 582.80 4,720 617.70 900 491.60 1,040 503.10
37 6,960 569.00 4,720 621.20 1,050 480.20 1,120 435.60
38 7,810 603.20 5,450 651.50 1,150 519.80 1,110 471.10
39 8,340 614.60 5,830 657.60 1,330 498.40 1,110 530.90
40–44 44,880 655.80 32,120 701.20 6,580 553.10 5,760 525.60
40 9,190 629.20 6,600 678.50 1,360 531.70 1,160 471.60
41 8,920 650.40 6,420 692.90 1,240 556.40 1,220 523.00
42 9,090 659.00 6,380 698.10 1,390 581.70 1,210 543.80
43 9,020 670.70 6,510 721.30 1,300 534.40 1,150 546.50
44 8,660 670.60 6,210 716.10 1,290 560.30 1,020 545.20
45–49 36,460 690.10 25,620 738.60 5,920 582.70 4,570 558.90
45 8,320 670.60 5,910 723.70 1,230 568.90 1,120 509.60
46 8,260 683.20 5,620 736.40 1,520 574.80 1,030 564.60
47 7,530 697.10 5,370 738.10 1,170 610.50 920 560.60
48 6,440 707.50 4,560 754.40 1,050 606.40 760 557.90
49 5,910 699.20 4,160 746.20 950 552.60 740 624.20
50–54 20,750 692.80 14,370 734.30 3,680 613.60 2,370 568.00
50 5,450 694.40 3,870 726.30 860 616.20 620 594.90
51 4,820 663.70 3,380 706.70 830 591.10 540 535.00
52 3,920 695.10 2,660 739.90 690 627.10 510 564.30
53 3,430 695.40 2,250 747.20 700 604.80 410 549.20
54 3,130 729.00 2,210 770.50 600 635.80 290 604.70
55–59 11,420 709.90 8,540 738.90 2,040 625.70 750 611.70
55 3,020 734.60 2,250 756.10 560 671.80 180 640.50
56 2,730 694.20 2,120 733.00 380 535.00 200 599.60
57 2,000 696.70 1,410 731.80 420 622.50 160 616.30
58 1,950 697.10 1,460 728.90 350 587.00 120 608.30
59 1,720 721.60 1,300 737.80 330 697.30 90 577.30
60–61 4,000 687.90 2,930 715.80 870 613.40 190 584.40
60 2,000 694.50 1,450 707.20 460 635.70 80 772.70
61 2,000 681.20 1,480 724.30 410 588.40 110 447.50
62 or older 5,730 666.90 4,040 708.80 1,240 566.20 400 569.10
By sex and marital status
Women 182,140 642.20 127,450 688.00 28,880 543.90 24,100 521.40
Mothers 164,340 643.40 113,520 691.30 26,660 542.70 22,560 524.50
Surviving divorced mothers 17,800 630.70 13,930 660.50 2,220 559.00 1,540 476.00
Men 11,130 546.30 7,600 555.70 2,020 540.40 1,430 502.50
a. Includes 1,790 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.6 Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by sex, age, marital status, and race, December 2002
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All nondisabled widow(er)s 4,563,660 861.40 4,046,970 882.80 402,300 688.10 102,080 691.20
Women
Subtotal 4,523,860 863.10 4,016,160 884.40 395,860 688.90 99,610 692.90
By age
60–61 126,160 845.20 105,040 868.90 14,590 714.50 6,450 756.10
60 53,080 860.30 43,940 886.40 5,750 726.30 3,360 750.70
61 73,080 834.20 61,100 856.40 8,840 706.80 3,090 762.00
62–64 307,950 835.70 260,300 859.30 36,290 709.20 11,050 700.40
62 92,630 844.40 77,500 866.30 11,710 729.30 3,360 747.00
63 101,740 836.30 86,220 860.60 11,630 707.40 3,800 684.50
64 113,580 828.20 96,580 852.60 12,950 692.80 3,890 675.60
65–69 654,870 867.30 561,240 893.40 73,420 714.40 18,600 693.30
65 124,080 869.20 105,380 895.80 14,260 724.50 4,210 705.90
66 128,960 867.80 110,010 895.20 14,530 708.40 4,010 702.60
67 133,690 865.50 114,570 890.70 15,210 715.80 3,620 707.60
68 135,690 870.90 117,110 894.70 14,950 727.50 3,320 682.90
69 132,450 863.20 114,170 890.70 14,470 695.50 3,440 662.00
70–74 733,860 863.60 639,050 888.80 74,820 696.80 17,660 668.60
70 133,820 860.30 114,560 888.90 14,950 689.80 3,900 679.40
71 137,310 865.10 118,890 890.60 14,770 705.10 3,330 675.30
72 150,190 864.70 131,510 888.50 14,710 703.80 3,470 659.10
73 151,420 866.70 132,150 892.80 14,890 684.90 3,750 677.10
74 161,120 861.20 141,940 883.80 15,500 700.20 3,210 649.00
75–79 888,330 856.80 791,790 877.80 75,920 682.00 17,920 672.20
75 171,490 859.10 151,880 880.70 15,370 689.70 3,630 683.40
76 176,190 857.90 155,910 879.00 15,990 690.60 3,740 695.80
77 175,770 855.80 156,530 877.20 15,290 685.20 3,500 651.50
78 184,780 851.80 165,550 872.50 15,000 671.00 3,770 660.20
79 180,100 859.60 161,920 880.00 14,270 672.10 3,280 668.70
80–84 848,530 881.30 770,580 899.90 60,700 680.20 14,350 712.60
80 183,430 865.40 165,040 885.60 14,360 675.70 3,430 684.40
81 187,550 872.20 170,730 889.70 13,340 673.80 2,900 726.10
82 177,290 884.00 161,170 903.00 12,420 675.70 3,080 710.50
83 154,750 888.40 140,180 907.50 11,290 689.90 2,690 736.40
84 145,510 902.20 133,460 919.30 9,290 690.70 2,250 712.30
85–89 566,230 885.50 520,990 901.90 35,180 672.00 8,370 714.50
85 130,030 903.10 119,590 919.70 8,110 693.70 1,970 716.30
86 123,980 889.80 113,190 909.50 8,530 670.00 2,030 702.10
87 114,550 885.20 105,690 899.80 6,810 685.00 1,610 720.90
88 104,210 876.40 96,160 891.20 6,160 657.60 1,490 733.00
89 93,460 865.90 86,360 881.80 5,570 643.70 1,270 701.50
90–94 294,490 839.00 272,670 854.90 17,430 622.20 3,940 667.70
95 or older 103,440 785.30 94,500 802.70 7,510 586.00 1,270 645.40
By marital status
Widows 4,210,540 862.00 3,748,890 883.40 357,490 682.50 92,620 688.00
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled) 313,320 876.70 267,270 898.40 38,370 748.40 6,990 757.60
Men
Subtotal 39,800 668.00 30,810 677.20 6,440 643.10 2,470 621.40
60–61 7,940 644.00 6,420 637.30 930 663.40 590 687.10
62–64 11,430 742.70 9,160 749.00 1,720 723.80 550 698.30
65–69 7,210 733.50 5,330 749.00 1,440 685.40 420 712.20
70–74 4,080 661.40 2,800 697.80 900 600.20 350 541.20
75–79 3,290 594.10 2,380 628.90 610 513.50 290 485.60
80–84 2,410 532.10 1,820 537.20 430 538.70 150 416.50
85–89 1,750 517.50 1,430 521.90 210 541.90 110 413.10
90 or older 1,690 504.70 1,470 507.60 200 468.80 10 809.00
a. Includes 12,310 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.7 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by age, sex, marital status, and race, December 2002
Age, sex, and marital status All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All disabled widow(er)s 205,870 546.20 152,190 565.80 41,880 488.90 11,120 494.20
By age
50–54 27,080 561.80 18,540 580.10 6,600 515.90 1,840 545.30
50 2,190 578.50 1,350 584.20 650 543.40 190 658.10
51 3,910 560.40 2,680 598.40 960 492.90 250 429.00
52 5,220 564.40 3,500 590.50 1,300 516.70 390 490.50
53 6,950 558.10 4,830 571.70 1,570 500.50 500 607.80
54 8,810 559.70 6,180 571.80 2,120 528.90 510 540.80
55–59 77,430 547.40 57,810 565.40 14,640 493.30 4,750 497.60
55 11,810 552.00 8,680 578.70 2,320 474.00 750 483.00
56 13,180 545.10 9,940 559.60 2,390 502.50 790 493.60
57 14,250 551.80 10,520 573.90 2,810 490.60 910 490.50
58 17,760 545.10 13,170 563.50 3,410 492.10 1,130 492.00
59 20,430 545.40 15,500 557.50 3,710 502.50 1,170 520.70
60–64 101,360 541.20 75,840 562.70 20,640 477.20 4,530 469.90
60 22,270 539.80 16,750 559.20 4,450 476.90 970 487.30
61 21,530 541.20 16,110 567.50 4,490 461.20 900 470.00
62 20,180 544.60 14,920 564.90 4,040 481.90 1,110 489.70
63 19,510 541.00 14,650 562.10 3,920 481.60 880 464.20
64 17,870 539.30 13,410 559.40 3,740 486.90 670 419.20
By sex and marital status
Women 200,050 551.10 148,260 570.90 40,430 491.90 10,710 499.20
Widows 171,500 551.00 126,820 572.30 35,290 487.60 8,860 498.60
Surviving divorced wives 28,550 551.60 21,440 562.90 5,140 521.30 1,850 502.20
Men 5,820 380.10 3,930 374.30 1,450 405.50 410 363.30
a. Includes 680 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A1.8 Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by age, sex, and race, December 2002
Age and sex All races a White Black Other b
Number c Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All parents 2,350 770.10 1,310 807.60 250 744.80 740 722.40
By age
62–64 30 708.90 0 . . . 10 639.00 20 743.90
65–69 180 890.30 80 975.20 20 1,046.70 70 790.80
70–74 290 758.20 100 815.80 20 1,178.70 170 674.90
75–79 490 801.90 270 799.50 30 813.80 160 810.30
80–84 420 781.90 250 826.20 50 802.30 120 681.00
85–89 430 771.10 230 853.20 20 670.80 180 677.40
90 or older 510 696.80 380 736.10 100 573.60 20 814.00
By sex
Women 2,030 783.80 1,200 810.40 230 758.30 550 751.60
Men 320 682.80 110 777.40 20 590.00 190 637.80
a. Includes 50 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, age, and race, December 2002
Age and type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 20,889,740 829.70 18,706,390 843.30 1,589,490 726.50 552,480 674.00
62–64 2,578,870 831.10 2,244,160 846.30 228,530 762.70 106,130 656.80
62 689,330 824.00 597,070 839.40 60,380 761.90 31,880 654.30
63 894,860 826.20 775,840 841.00 82,280 763.30 36,720 654.10
64 994,680 840.40 871,250 855.80 85,870 762.60 37,530 661.70
65–69 5,276,710 830.90 4,639,050 846.40 448,160 741.90 188,030 661.60
65 1,184,160 873.30 1,034,260 890.30 101,650 787.30 48,220 689.10
66 1,114,890 838.90 978,520 854.40 93,430 758.30 42,820 660.00
67 1,055,140 818.00 928,390 833.30 91,230 723.00 35,300 661.80
68 995,850 805.50 879,330 820.50 83,920 715.40 32,160 631.40
69 926,670 809.30 818,550 824.10 77,930 713.90 29,530 651.60
70–74 4,523,480 815.70 4,057,730 828.70 343,100 716.00 113,040 661.20
70 945,170 824.20 836,850 838.40 80,180 729.40 27,380 672.80
71 924,750 812.50 828,430 826.10 69,530 715.50 25,410 645.90
72 925,190 810.30 833,240 822.80 67,220 711.00 23,150 655.40
73 865,080 809.30 779,110 822.00 63,890 705.30 19,340 657.00
74 863,290 822.00 780,100 834.30 62,280 715.90 17,760 677.60
75–79 3,823,350 822.40 3,475,580 834.40 261,750 705.70 72,890 688.10
75 850,790 827.30 769,190 840.30 61,190 712.30 17,490 678.40
76 790,790 818.70 718,640 830.60 54,720 705.10 14,700 681.10
77 772,580 833.30 701,590 845.40 53,620 715.40 14,780 705.50
78 733,590 817.80 668,870 829.40 48,870 699.10 13,220 687.20
79 675,600 813.30 617,290 824.50 43,350 692.40 12,700 690.00
80–84 2,629,370 826.00 2,409,690 837.10 166,900 698.60 42,110 705.50
80 629,180 814.60 573,920 825.50 41,470 699.20 11,090 695.50
81 602,070 814.70 552,370 825.70 37,780 686.70 9,730 694.80
82 523,680 815.00 480,450 825.80 33,000 691.80 8,180 691.60
83 450,810 829.40 412,360 841.20 29,660 693.80 6,870 715.30
84 423,630 869.00 390,590 879.90 24,990 729.80 6,240 747.50
85–89 1,395,810 896.90 1,282,380 908.80 87,800 747.70 20,750 802.70
85 365,600 893.70 336,760 904.70 21,800 746.00 5,530 812.10
86 320,030 921.50 293,670 933.80 20,890 772.10 4,340 820.60
87 275,340 904.30 253,970 916.10 16,190 749.40 4,190 800.50
88 236,520 882.90 216,310 896.20 15,830 723.50 3,660 787.80
89 198,320 869.40 181,670 880.40 13,090 738.90 3,030 781.30
90–94 539,410 837.20 489,500 851.60 40,730 680.70 7,860 747.10
95 or older 122,740 773.60 108,300 794.00 12,520 606.10 1,670 689.70
Men
Subtotal 10,363,740 925.50 9,300,980 943.10 754,410 789.50 291,770 725.80
62–64 1,332,960 990.40 1,157,940 1,018.20 119,180 840.20 55,810 735.20
62 351,270 991.70 304,190 1,020.00 31,150 842.20 15,930 744.90
63 463,130 983.80 400,030 1,012.10 43,430 838.60 19,660 730.70
64 518,560 995.40 453,720 1,022.40 44,600 840.30 20,220 731.80
65–69 2,812,700 961.00 2,474,290 985.40 233,180 813.10 104,210 717.20
65 629,970 1,023.30 550,010 1,051.80 53,340 867.10 26,600 746.60
66 593,910 973.30 520,160 998.90 49,300 830.70 24,350 715.50
67 561,360 945.50 494,900 968.70 46,730 794.90 19,550 719.80
68 531,870 925.60 470,360 948.20 43,560 781.50 17,670 682.60
69 495,590 923.00 438,860 944.70 40,250 775.10 16,040 706.10
70–74 2,408,660 917.80 2,172,020 934.80 172,350 778.30 59,770 715.80
70 504,190 939.90 448,370 959.60 40,840 797.80 14,540 738.00
71 495,980 917.00 446,380 934.70 35,100 779.60 13,660 704.30
72 496,690 909.30 449,450 925.90 34,130 768.00 12,210 704.30
73 459,440 904.10 416,560 919.80 31,530 766.60 10,120 702.00
74 452,360 917.50 411,260 932.90 30,750 774.20 9,240 728.40
75–79 1,908,290 897.70 1,744,780 911.60 120,810 755.70 37,490 724.20
75 437,870 920.20 398,220 936.30 29,190 770.20 9,120 708.20
76 400,520 899.10 366,330 913.40 25,640 751.50 7,580 720.10
77 384,340 913.30 351,180 927.30 24,770 766.10 7,330 755.00
78 357,950 883.80 328,000 896.50 22,150 750.10 6,840 722.30
79 327,610 863.00 301,050 874.60 19,060 732.50 6,620 718.50
80–84 1,193,840 844.40 1,101,070 854.80 68,310 720.60 20,570 716.40
80 301,260 852.90 276,180 864.70 18,490 726.80 5,530 707.60
81 279,180 839.10 257,690 849.70 15,970 709.90 4,730 715.00
82 237,320 818.00 219,070 828.10 13,270 695.60 4,200 694.50
83 197,050 832.10 181,740 841.30 11,440 716.90 3,230 727.80
84 179,030 886.90 166,390 895.90 9,140 767.90 2,880 754.40
85–89 522,660 926.90 483,700 936.40 28,050 800.80 9,260 828.90
85 147,480 921.40 137,150 930.50 7,350 785.40 2,490 830.40
86 123,310 959.10 114,120 969.40 6,880 827.40 1,940 844.20
87 101,860 940.60 94,580 950.50 5,200 804.50 1,750 834.20
88 82,830 901.60 75,830 911.00 5,010 792.50 1,700 815.90
89 67,180 890.30 62,020 898.00 3,610 787.90 1,380 814.10
90–94 159,100 836.40 144,750 846.40 10,200 713.10 3,900 787.70
95 or older 25,530 757.60 22,430 771.50 2,330 623.40 760 756.60
Women
Subtotal 10,526,000 735.40 9,405,410 744.50 835,080 669.60 260,710 616.10
62–64 1,245,910 660.70 1,086,220 663.10 109,350 678.20 50,320 570.00
62 338,060 649.80 292,880 651.80 29,230 676.20 15,950 563.80
63 431,730 657.10 375,810 659.00 38,850 679.20 17,060 565.70
64 476,120 671.60 417,530 674.70 41,270 678.60 17,310 579.80
65–69 2,464,010 682.40 2,164,760 687.60 214,980 664.80 83,820 592.50
65 554,190 702.80 484,250 706.90 48,310 699.10 21,620 618.40
66 520,980 685.60 458,360 690.40 44,130 677.50 18,470 586.90
67 493,780 673.10 433,490 678.80 44,500 647.50 15,750 589.80
68 463,980 667.80 408,970 673.70 40,360 644.20 14,490 569.00
69 431,080 678.50 379,690 684.80 37,680 648.50 13,490 586.80
70–74 2,114,820 699.40 1,885,710 706.60 170,750 653.20 53,270 599.90
70 440,980 692.00 388,480 698.60 39,340 658.40 12,840 599.00
71 428,770 691.70 382,050 699.10 34,430 650.10 11,750 577.90
72 428,500 695.40 383,790 702.10 33,090 652.10 10,940 600.70
73 405,640 702.00 362,550 709.70 32,360 645.60 9,220 607.60
74 410,930 716.90 368,840 724.40 31,530 659.00 8,520 622.40
75–79 1,915,060 747.40 1,730,800 756.60 140,940 662.80 35,400 649.80
75 412,920 728.90 370,970 737.10 32,000 659.60 8,370 645.80
76 390,270 736.20 352,310 744.40 29,080 664.30 7,120 639.50
77 388,240 754.00 350,410 763.20 28,850 671.90 7,450 656.80
78 375,640 755.00 340,870 764.90 26,720 656.80 6,380 649.60
79 347,990 766.50 316,240 776.70 24,290 660.90 6,080 659.00
80–84 1,435,530 810.70 1,308,620 822.30 98,590 683.20 21,540 695.10
80 327,920 779.50 297,740 789.20 22,980 677.00 5,560 683.50
81 322,890 793.60 294,680 804.80 21,810 669.70 5,000 675.60
82 286,360 812.50 261,380 823.80 19,730 689.30 3,980 688.50
83 253,760 827.40 230,620 841.20 18,220 679.40 3,640 704.10
84 244,600 856.00 224,200 868.10 15,850 707.90 3,360 741.50
85–89 873,150 878.90 798,680 892.10 59,750 722.80 11,490 781.70
85 218,120 874.90 199,610 887.00 14,450 725.90 3,040 797.00
86 196,720 897.90 179,550 911.20 14,010 745.00 2,400 801.60
87 173,480 883.00 159,390 895.70 10,990 723.30 2,440 776.30
88 153,690 872.80 140,480 888.20 10,820 691.50 1,960 763.40
89 131,140 858.70 119,650 871.30 9,480 720.30 1,650 753.90
90–94 380,310 837.50 344,750 853.80 30,530 669.80 3,960 707.00
95 or older 97,210 777.80 85,870 799.90 10,190 602.20 910 633.70
Disabled workers
Total 36,770 1,012.10 29,740 1,048.20 4,930 919.20 2,100 720.50
62 4,340 1,068.90 3,430 1,109.20 600 975.50 310 804.60
63 12,860 1,023.00 10,460 1,054.70 1,600 971.00 800 711.90
64 19,570 992.50 15,850 1,030.60 2,730 876.40 990 701.20
Men
Subtotal 23,280 1,165.00 19,370 1,204.30 2,620 1,055.20 1,290 797.80
62 2,880 1,207.40 2,370 1,244.50 310 1,128.40 200 891.30
63 8,180 1,185.10 6,720 1,228.90 950 1,087.60 510 789.80
64 12,220 1,141.50 10,280 1,178.90 1,360 1,015.90 580 772.60
Women
Subtotal 13,490 748.40 10,370 756.50 2,310 764.90 810 597.50
62 1,460 795.70 1,060 806.60 290 812.10 110 646.80
63 4,680 739.50 3,740 741.60 650 800.60 290 575.10
64 7,350 744.60 5,570 756.90 1,370 738.00 410 600.10
Spouses
Total 2,173,280 430.60 2,004,740 438.40 93,470 354.60 69,600 315.60
Wives
Subtotal 2,162,510 431.60 1,997,200 439.10 91,980 356.40 67,870 318.00
By age
62–64 303,310 411.50 271,440 422.80 15,950 336.50 15,640 294.10
62 76,220 401.90 68,240 412.70 3,710 331.30 4,200 290.50
63 104,200 407.20 93,280 418.70 5,520 321.50 5,270 297.40
64 122,890 421.00 109,920 432.50 6,720 351.70 6,170 293.80
65–69 607,060 440.00 549,850 450.40 30,670 359.90 25,430 318.50
65 126,950 445.30 113,820 457.40 6,850 369.30 6,140 310.00
66 124,850 443.40 112,710 454.60 6,080 362.40 5,890 318.80
67 123,220 440.80 111,440 451.10 6,470 354.70 5,050 329.20
68 119,090 434.70 108,430 443.30 6,140 368.30 4,200 317.40
69 112,950 435.20 103,450 444.70 5,130 341.00 4,150 319.00
70–74 559,170 436.00 520,010 442.50 23,260 366.40 14,220 319.30
70 116,080 436.80 107,260 444.50 5,280 358.40 3,200 320.50
71 115,470 438.30 107,610 444.80 4,540 376.40 3,010 306.70
72 116,230 436.20 108,020 442.30 5,010 375.00 2,920 322.10
73 107,280 434.30 99,810 441.20 4,370 357.30 2,780 319.90
74 104,110 433.80 97,310 439.40 4,060 364.90 2,310 329.90
75–79 409,290 427.10 385,250 431.90 14,450 356.90 8,120 335.40
75 99,350 435.10 93,610 439.90 3,630 369.30 1,760 329.20
76 87,900 427.70 82,250 433.60 3,380 348.40 1,990 324.20
77 81,610 426.90 76,790 431.30 2,800 359.90 1,740 353.70
78 74,540 419.80 70,410 423.70 2,580 359.70 1,280 336.50
79 65,890 422.70 62,190 427.40 2,060 341.70 1,350 335.10
80–84 211,720 432.70 201,850 436.10 5,530 354.80 3,580 358.30
85–89 61,140 440.90 58,540 444.50 1,680 346.70 760 379.60
90–94 10,210 397.40 9,710 400.10 390 329.30 110 403.10
95 or older 610 421.50 550 413.10 50 500.90 10 484.70
By type of benefit
Wives of retired workers 2,119,450 434.80 1,960,840 442.10 88,140 360.30 65,140 319.40
Wives of disabled workers 43,060 277.20 36,360 278.20 3,840 267.50 2,730 284.40
Husbands
Subtotal 10,770 232.70 7,540 234.40 1,490 239.10 1,730 219.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 2,651,950 788.90 2,305,170 808.60 277,070 656.50 63,570 657.40
60–64 454,350 831.80 381,620 854.70 53,650 709.40 18,690 718.50
60 56,190 849.70 46,440 874.10 6,110 726.10 3,610 745.90
61 77,910 821.40 65,020 842.30 9,410 701.90 3,430 755.00
62 97,020 840.10 80,980 861.40 12,440 730.40 3,540 744.50
63 105,120 833.40 88,930 857.20 12,080 708.70 4,020 686.40
64 118,110 821.80 100,250 846.00 13,610 688.50 4,090 672.80
65–69 548,760 838.20 468,790 863.10 63,400 698.60 15,220 663.00
65 113,670 854.50 96,230 881.10 13,520 718.80 3,720 672.50
66 114,080 845.00 97,330 871.70 12,890 692.00 3,490 672.30
67 112,000 835.30 95,880 859.00 12,940 699.30 2,950 671.80
68 107,450 830.70 92,100 853.70 12,490 701.40 2,590 648.30
69 101,560 823.60 87,250 848.30 11,560 678.30 2,470 640.50
70–74 491,990 808.70 424,960 832.00 54,450 664.10 10,980 636.40
70 97,540 816.60 83,190 842.60 11,370 666.70 2,670 652.00
71 96,050 814.80 82,690 838.40 10,920 669.10 2,200 657.10
72 100,840 810.80 87,620 832.50 10,730 672.60 2,130 633.20
73 98,020 804.60 84,530 829.00 10,900 651.70 2,200 628.00
74 99,540 797.00 86,930 818.00 10,530 660.50 1,780 601.50
75–79 485,760 772.00 427,130 791.30 48,390 628.70 8,840 630.20
75 101,700 789.10 89,030 809.50 10,420 643.50 1,970 644.70
76 100,500 778.40 87,660 797.80 10,590 638.80 1,900 668.20
77 96,280 772.80 84,780 791.70 9,510 633.80 1,750 624.10
78 96,320 760.70 85,070 780.90 9,140 604.50 1,880 613.10
79 90,960 756.80 80,590 774.60 8,730 618.70 1,340 586.80
80–84 369,890 744.80 330,730 761.80 32,420 597.40 5,790 600.40
85–89 189,480 691.80 171,080 706.50 15,400 551.70 2,680 559.90
90–94 85,030 668.90 76,920 682.20 6,930 542.10 1,080 531.90
95 or older 26,690 667.50 23,940 681.40 2,430 547.30 290 555.10
a. Includes 41,380 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A4 Number and total monthly benefits, by trust fund and type of benefit, December 1940–2002, selected years
Year OASDI Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Wives and
husbands
Children Widowed
mothers
and fathers
Widow(er)s Parents Special
age-72
beneficiaries
Total OASI
trust fund
DI
trust fund
Number
1940 222,488 222,488 . . . 112,331 . . . 29,749 54,648 20,499 4,437 824 . . .
1945 1,288,107 1,288,107 . . . 518,234 . . . 159,168 390,134 120,581 93,781 6,209 . . .
1950 3,477,243 3,477,243 . . . 1,770,984 . . . 508,350 699,703 169,438 314,189 14,579 . . .
1955 7,960,616 7,960,616 . . . 4,473,971 . . . 1,191,963 1,276,240 291,916 701,360 25,166 . . .
1957 11,128,897 10,979,047 149,850 6,197,532 149,850 1,827,048 1,502,077 328,309 1,095,137 28,944 . . .
1960 14,844,589 14,157,138 687,451 8,061,469 455,371 2,345,983 2,000,451 401,358 1,543,843 36,114 . . .
1965 20,866,767 19,127,716 1,739,051 11,100,584 988,074 2,806,912 3,092,659 471,816 2,371,433 35,289 . . .
1966 22,767,252 20,796,930 1,970,322 11,658,443 1,097,190 2,860,026 3,392,970 487,755 2,602,015 34,540 634,313
1970 26,228,629 23,563,634 2,664,995 13,349,175 1,492,948 2,951,552 4,122,305 523,136 3,227,160 28,729 533,624
1975 32,084,511 27,732,311 4,352,200 16,588,001 2,488,774 3,320,310 4,972,008 581,845 3,888,705 21,444 223,424
1980 35,584,955 30,906,511 4,678,444 19,562,085 2,858,680 3,477,427 4,606,517 562,316 4,410,515 14,779 92,636
1985 37,058,317 33,151,003 3,907,314 22,431,930 2,656,638 3,374,599 3,319,490 371,659 4,862,805 9,541 31,655
1986 37,702,976 33,707,103 3,995,873 22,980,948 2,728,463 3,386,917 3,294,587 350,546 4,928,019 8,726 24,770
1987 38,189,919 34,145,244 4,044,675 23,439,684 2,785,859 3,380,856 3,243,939 328,838 4,983,846 7,890 19,007
1988 38,627,019 34,552,719 4,074,300 23,858,226 2,830,284 3,366,843 3,203,822 317,761 5,028,822 7,145 14,116
1989 39,151,370 35,022,543 4,128,827 24,326,604 2,895,364 3,364,563 3,165,113 312,079 5,070,873 6,484 10,290
1990 39,832,125 35,566,144 4,265,981 24,838,100 3,011,294 3,366,975 3,187,010 303,923 5,111,482 5,908 7,433
1991 40,592,173 36,079,133 4,513,040 25,288,719 3,194,938 3,370,454 3,268,252 300,661 5,158,383 5,467 5,299
1992 41,507,188 36,617,492 4,889,696 25,757,727 3,467,783 3,382,189 3,391,173 294,176 5,205,375 5,083 3,682
1993 42,245,719 36,992,153 5,253,566 26,104,305 3,725,966 3,367,206 3,527,483 289,350 5,224,279 4,673 2,457
1994 42,883,470 37,299,951 5,583,519 26,407,756 3,962,954 3,337,484 3,653,887 283,072 5,232,379 4,318 1,620
1995 43,387,259 37,529,603 5,857,656 26,672,806 4,185,263 3,289,551 3,734,097 275,020 5,225,519 3,976 1,027
1996 43,736,836 37,664,802 6,072,034 26,898,072 4,385,623 3,194,080 3,802,791 242,135 5,209,812 3,670 653
1997 43,971,086 37,818,047 6,153,039 27,274,572 4,508,134 3,129,129 3,771,774 230,222 5,053,442 3,419 394
1998 44,245,731 37,911,161 6,334,570 27,510,535 4,698,319 3,054,073 3,768,928 220,610 4,989,855 3,186 225
1999 44,595,624 38,071,894 6,523,730 27,774,677 4,879,455 2,987,307 3,794,795 212,401 4,943,915 2,931 143
2000 45,414,794 38,741,432 6,673,362 28,498,945 5,042,334 2,963,326 3,802,863 203,052 4,901,437 2,748 89
2001 45,877,506 38,964,263 6,913,243 28,836,774 5,274,183 2,898,861 3,839,381 197,375 4,828,327 2,564 41
2002 46,444,317 39,233,049 7,221,268 29,190,137 5,543,981 2,832,767 3,910,256 194,117 4,770,638 2,400 21
Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars)
1940 4,070 4,070 . . . 2,539 . . . 361 668 402 90 11 . . .
1945 23,801 23,801 . . . 12,538 . . . 2,040 4,858 2,391 1,893 81 . . .
1950 126,857 126,857 . . . 77,678 . . . 11,995 19,366 5,801 11,481 535 . . .
1955 411,613 411,613 . . . 276,942 . . . 39,416 46,444 13,403 34,152 1,256 . . .
1957 605,455 594,552 10,904 400,250 10,904 62,802 57,952 16,102 55,944 1,501 . . .
1960 936,321 888,320 48,000 596,849 40,668 90,503 93,275 23,795 89,054 2,178 . . .
1965 1,516,802 1,395,817 120,986 931,532 96,599 120,796 159,428 30,882 174,883 2,683 . . .
1966 1,638,548 1,502,863 135,685 983,338 107,627 123,262 175,100 31,983 192,821 2,642 21,777
1970 2,628,326 2,385,926 242,400 1,576,551 196,010 175,323 279,845 45,258 328,245 2,965 24,128
1975 5,727,758 5,047,656 680,102 3,436,752 562,180 332,159 544,048 85,676 747,903 3,685 15,354
1980 10,682,791 9,422,206 1,260,585 6,678,216 1,059,792 569,528 864,242 138,426 1,358,836 4,080 9,672
1985 15,901,579 14,441,682 1,459,896 10,736,304 1,285,375 796,351 858,006 123,557 2,094,003 3,609 4,373
1986 16,534,384 15,027,053 1,507,331 11,225,159 1,331,144 816,351 860,953 118,602 2,175,345 3,371 3,459
1987 17,612,946 16,016,257 1,596,689 12,016,444 1,415,811 856,263 883,739 115,966 2,318,748 3,213 2,763
1988 18,691,340 17,008,453 1,682,887 12,806,481 1,498,637 893,521 908,660 116,902 2,461,948 3,061 2,132
1989 20,037,582 18,237,927 1,799,655 13,789,570 1,609,780 944,429 938,538 120,970 2,629,728 2,941 1,627
1990 21,686,763 19,716,655 1,970,108 14,966,531 1,768,313 1,004,852 991,628 124,340 2,827,012 2,849 1,238
1991 23,076,535 20,912,298 2,164,237 15,914,665 1,946,823 1,049,463 1,045,006 127,510 2,989,385 2,767 915
1992 24,442,156 22,033,164 2,408,992 16,810,432 2,171,080 1,089,504 1,100,812 128,748 3,138,250 2,676 655
1993 25,662,445 23,011,870 2,650,575 17,595,964 2,390,829 1,117,643 1,160,403 129,752 3,264,849 2,557 448
1994 26,936,223 24,032,186 2,904,037 18,415,099 2,620,982 1,144,466 1,226,468 131,463 3,394,982 2,459 303
1995 28,148,078 24,993,131 3,154,947 19,199,157 2,853,365 1,164,029 1,283,288 131,430 3,514,262 2,349 197
1996 29,426,079 26,017,474 3,408,605 20,038,023 3,087,223 1,177,458 1,356,685 124,678 3,639,632 2,252 129
1997 30,463,716 26,884,933 3,578,782 20,864,462 3,252,919 1,185,143 1,389,552 122,488 3,646,898 2,173 79
1998 31,298,873 27,519,891 3,778,982 21,449,654 3,444,259 1,179,882 1,417,362 120,247 3,685,349 2,074 46
1999 32,578,327 28,548,030 4,030,297 22,339,070 3,679,691 1,188,814 1,473,988 120,157 3,774,601 1,975 30
2000 34,848,920 30,517,277 4,331,642 24,066,918 3,965,304 1,233,598 1,547,808 120,812 3,912,527 1,934 19
2001 36,504,206 31,823,443 4,680,763 25,215,898 4,295,600 1,246,333 1,624,285 122,526 3,997,687 1,868 9
2002 37,854,453 32,823,008 5,031,445 26,125,090 4,625,445 1,242,317 1,692,471 124,267 4,043,051 1,806 5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A5 Number and average age, by type of benefit, December 2002
Type of benefit Number a
(thousands)
Average
age
Total, OASDI 46,453 66
OASI 39,232 71
Retired workers 29,204 74
Spouses of retired workers 2,681 72
Children of retired workers 477 24
Under age 18 270 13
Disabled adult children 193 40
Students, aged 18–19 15 18
Children of deceased workers 1,905 22
Under age 18 1,345 12
Disabled adult children 495 47
Students, aged 18–19 66 18
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,564 77
Widowed mothers and fathers 193 43
Disabled widow(er)s 206 59
Parents of deceased workers 2 82
DI 7,220 43
Disabled workers 5,536 51
Spouses of disabled workers 151 50
Children of disabled workers 1,533 12
Under age 18 1,427 12
Disabled adult children 61 27
Students, aged 18–19 45 18
a. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A6 Number and average monthly benefit, by age, sex, type of benefit, and race, December 2002
Type of benefit All races a White Black Other b
Number c (thousands)
Total, OASDI 46,453 39,417 4,784 2,098
By age and sex
Adults 42,537 36,790 3,937 1,686
Men 18,272 15,777 1,643 801
Women 24,265 21,013 2,294 885
Children 3,916 2,628 848 413
Under age 18 3,042 1,953 687 378
Disabled adult children 749 590 132 25
Students, aged 18–19 125 86 28 10
By type of benefit
Retired workers and their spouses and children 32,362 28,673 2,594 1,020
Retired workers 29,204 25,883 2,371 883
Spouses 2,681 2,440 128 106
Children 477 350 95 31
Disabled workers and their spouses and children 7,220 5,142 1,283 749
Disabled workers 5,536 4,017 945 539
Spouses 151 114 19 18
Children 1,533 1,012 319 192
Survivors of deceased workers 6,870 5,602 908 329
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,564 4,047 402 102
Disabled widow(er)s 206 152 42 11
Widowed mothers and fathers 193 135 31 26
Children 1,905 1,267 433 189
Parents 2 1 0 1
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers 895.00 911.70 774.80 733.10
Men 1,008.10 1,029.80 848.40 789.60
Women 773.90 784.00 707.50 661.30
Disabled workers 834.10 860.30 775.40 745.30
Men 935.00 973.00 834.50 820.30
Women 708.60 715.60 709.80 656.00
Widowed mothers and fathers 636.70 680.50 543.70 520.30
Nondisabled widow(er)s 861.40 882.80 688.10 691.20
Surviving children 584.20 629.80 491.10 492.90
a. Includes 152,770 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A7 Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit, basis of entitlement, and race, December 2002
Type of benefit and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other b
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(thousands)
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
All women
Total c 24,263 742.80 21,012 755.50 2,293 677.00 884 611.20
Workers 16,563 764.10 14,190 775.50 1,687 708.10 635 659.30
Retired 14,096 773.90 12,430 784.00 1,239 707.50 389 661.30
Full benefit 3,570 887.40 3,025 906.70 404 785.90 128 753.40
Reduced benefit 10,526 735.40 9,405 744.50 835 669.60 261 616.10
Disabled 2,467 708.60 1,760 715.60 447 709.80 246 656.00
Wives of retired and disabled workers 2,794 441.70 2,530 453.10 141 352.20 115 303.00
Entitlement based on care of children 151 240.80 112 257.80 20 215.00 19 169.90
Husband retired 53 360.90 42 378.90 6 324.40 5 252.00
Husband disabled 98 175.90 70 185.50 13 161.40 14 143.70
Entitlement based on age 2,643 453.20 2,418 462.20 122 374.50 96 329.10
Husband retired 2,594 456.30 2,377 465.20 117 378.30 93 330.50
Full benefit 472 553.50 414 575.00 29 434.60 28 356.60
Reduced benefit 2,122 434.70 1,963 442.00 88 360.10 65 319.50
Husband disabled 49 286.50 41 287.80 5 278.20 3 287.20
Widows 4,906 842.10 4,292 867.70 465 662.80 134 646.70
Entitlement based on care of children 182 642.20 127 688.00 29 543.90 24 521.40
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older 4,524 863.10 4,016 884.40 396 688.90 100 692.90
Disabled, aged 50–64 200 551.10 148 570.90 40 491.90 11 499.20
Women aged 65 or older
Total c 19,276 762.40 17,139 773.90 1,580 683.00 501 622.60
Entitled as worker 12,850 784.80 11,344 795.50 1,130 710.40 338 674.90
Worker only 7,177 754.70 6,109 769.00 795 679.60 254 652.50
Dually entitled 5,673 822.90 5,235 826.50 335 783.30 85 742.10
Wife's benefit 2,269 534.90 2,145 537.40 80 480.30 38 505.70
Widow's benefit 3,404 1,014.90 3,090 1,027.20 255 878.50 47 933.10
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,426 717.70 5,795 731.50 450 614.20 162 513.50
Wife's benefit 2,337 458.70 2,144 467.30 105 380.50 80 335.90
Widow's benefit 4,090 865.70 3,651 886.60 345 685.70 82 686.90
a. Includes 73,000 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A8 Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit for persons with benefits based on special minimum primary insurance amount, by type of benefit and sex, December 2002
Type of benefit and sex Number Average primary
insurance amount
(dollars)
Average monthly
benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries 127,685 539.71 625.42
Retirement benefits
Retired workers 114,789 536.87 651.62
Men 25,536 519.09 460.24
Women 89,253 541.96 706.37
Wives and husbands of retired workers 3,711 521.97 212.62
Children of retired workers 460 534.57 215.91
Disability benefits
Disabled workers 12 542.14 540.60
Children of disabled workers 2 625.60 312.00
Survivor benefits
Nondisabled widow(er)s 7,220 584.55 492.38
Disabled widow(er)s 219 582.00 367.42
Widowed mothers and fathers 43 585.55 385.81
Children of deceased workers 1,229 587.67 415.89
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A10 Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2002
Type of benefit Total, 60 or older a 60–61 62–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90–94 95 or older b
Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total c 37,937 719 4,043 8,981 8,070 6,967 4,987 2,737 1,115 318
Retired workers 29,204 . . . 2,579 7,568 6,614 5,525 3,838 2,070 798 212
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 4,677 182 382 663 738 892 851 568 296 104
Wives and husbands 2,692 6 315 725 699 537 292 96 20 2
Disabled workers 1,260 515 746 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 104 17 21 26 18 12 6 2 1 d
Men
Subtotal 15,951 306 1,786 4,227 3,634 2,902 1,877 876 284 59
Retired workers 15,108 . . . 1,333 4,198 3,611 2,886 1,869 872 281 59
Widowers, parents, and fathers 43 9 13 7 4 3 2 2 1 d
Husbands 36 d 2 9 10 8 4 2 1 d
Disabled workers 715 288 427 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 49 8 11 13 9 5 2 1 d d
Women
Subtotal 21,987 414 2,258 4,754 4,437 4,064 3,110 1,861 831 258
Retired workers 14,096 . . . 1,246 3,369 3,004 2,639 1,969 1,198 517 153
Widows, parents, and mothers 4,634 173 370 655 734 889 849 567 295 104
Wives 2,656 6 313 716 689 529 288 94 19 2
Disabled workers 545 227 319 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 55 9 10 13 10 7 4 1 d d
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total c 858.10 866.10 808.20 855.40 848.00 853.90 865.80 953.80 894.80 831.00
Retired workers 895.00 . . . 831.10 894.20 889.00 893.50 893.90 994.80 926.60 857.30
Widow(er)s, parents, and mothers and fathers 854.00 759.60 786.50 865.70 862.40 855.70 880.30 884.30 837.30 784.40
Wives and husbands 450.10 380.20 409.40 451.90 453.40 451.80 462.70 495.90 480.90 463.30
Disabled workers 916.80 918.70 915.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 537.50 584.10 576.00 542.70 514.40 486.10 471.80 426.90 409.30 d
Men
Subtotal 1,007.20 1,053.80 1,006.20 1,027.00 1,003.80 990.50 951.90 1,090.60 1,006.80 937.00
Retired workers 1,008.10 . . . 990.40 1,030.60 1,007.50 993.90 954.50 1,094.30 1,012.30 940.30
Widowers, parents, and fathers 651.60 607.60 709.30 735.40 662.10 592.00 530.70 521.20 508.00 d
Husbands 253.20 d 206.20 254.40 259.70 249.00 249.60 263.20 283.50 d
Disabled workers 1,080.10 1,082.10 1,078.70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 542.30 587.90 578.40 540.20 513.10 486.30 459.10 461.30 d d
Women
Subtotal 750.00 727.40 651.70 702.80 720.40 756.30 813.90 889.30 856.60 806.70
Retired workers 773.90 . . . 660.70 724.30 746.60 783.60 836.50 922.40 880.10 825.30
Widows, parents, and mothers 855.90 767.80 789.10 867.20 863.60 856.70 881.30 885.50 838.90 785.00
Wives 452.80 381.80 410.50 454.30 456.40 455.10 465.60 500.90 491.70 479.90
Disabled workers 702.80 711.10 696.90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled adult children 533.40 580.30 573.40 545.00 515.60 486.00 478.50 410.70 d d
a. The sum of the individual categories may not equal total because of independent rounding.
b. Includes 40,080 persons aged 100 or older—5,800 men and 34,280 women.
c. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
d. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A14 Number and percentage distribution of women aged 62 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 1960–2002, selected years
Entitlement 1960 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2002
Number (thousands)
All women 62 or older a 6,619 11,374 14,010 16,350 18,412 19,954 20,888 21,381 21,520
Entitled as worker b 2,866 5,753 7,586 9,304 10,805 12,037 12,974 14,013 14,409
Worker only 2,563 4,786 5,926 6,710 7,096 7,359 7,554 8,117 8,392
Dually entitled c 303 967 1,660 2,594 3,709 4,678 5,420 5,896 6,016
Wife's benefit 159 388 617 1,016 1,594 2,077 2,398 2,568 2,592
Widow's benefit 141 574 1,039 1,575 2,112 2,600 3,022 3,327 3,424
Entitled as wife or widow only c 3,753 5,621 6,424 7,046 7,607 7,917 7,914 7,368 7,111
Wife's benefit 2,174 2,546 2,745 2,884 3,018 3,059 2,985 2,768 2,650
Widow's benefit d 1,546 3,048 3,659 4,148 4,580 4,853 4,926 4,598 4,459
Percentage distribution
All women 62 or older a 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Entitled as worker b 43.3 50.6 54.1 56.9 58.7 60.3 62.1 65.5 67.0
Worker only 38.7 42.1 42.3 41.0 38.5 36.9 36.2 38.0 39.0
Dually entitled c 4.6 8.5 11.8 15.9 20.1 23.4 25.9 27.6 28.0
Wife's benefit 2.4 3.4 4.4 6.2 8.7 10.4 11.5 12.0 12.0
Widow's benefit 2.1 5.0 7.4 9.6 11.5 13.0 14.4 15.6 15.9
Entitled as wife or widow only c 56.7 49.4 45.9 43.1 41.3 39.7 37.9 34.5 33.0
Wife's benefit 32.8 22.4 19.6 17.6 16.4 15.3 14.3 12.9 12.3
Widow's benefit d 23.4 26.8 26.1 25.4 24.9 24.3 23.6 21.5 20.7
a. Excludes special age-72 beneficiaries and disabled adult children.
b. Includes disabled workers.
c. Includes parents. Excludes dually entitled disabled workers.
d. Includes disabled widows and mothers.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Dual entitlement data for 1995, 2000, and 2002 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A15 Number and average monthly benefit for women aged 65 or older, by basis of entitlement, type of benefit, and dual entitlement status, December 2002
Entitlement Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80–84 85–89 90 or older
Number
All women 65 or older a 19,276,310 4,740,040 4,426,680 4,056,400 3,105,800 1,858,810 1,088,580
Entitled as worker 12,849,900 3,369,190 3,003,760 2,639,210 1,969,240 1,198,210 670,290
Worker only 7,177,040 2,256,960 1,767,630 1,358,220 873,780 583,050 337,400
Dually entitled 5,672,860 1,112,230 1,236,130 1,280,990 1,095,460 615,160 332,890
Wife's benefit 2,268,780 804,270 671,770 475,900 243,690 61,650 11,500
Widow's benefit 3,404,080 307,960 564,360 805,090 851,770 553,510 321,390
Entitled as wife or widow only 6,426,410 1,370,850 1,422,920 1,417,190 1,136,560 660,600 418,290
Wife's benefit 2,336,660 715,980 689,060 528,860 288,030 94,370 20,360
Widow's benefit 4,089,750 654,870 733,860 888,330 848,530 566,230 397,930
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All women 65 or older a 762.40 703.30 720.80 756.80 814.30 889.70 845.00
Entitled as worker 784.80 724.30 746.60 783.60 836.50 922.40 867.60
Worker only 754.70 744.50 738.20 738.40 741.50 865.40 818.30
Dually entitled 822.90 683.30 758.60 831.60 912.30 976.30 917.60
Wife's benefit 534.90 548.90 531.10 518.60 522.20 563.10 564.50
Widow's benefit 1,014.90 1,034.10 1,029.40 1,016.60 1,023.80 1,022.40 930.20
Entitled as wife or widow only 717.70 651.60 666.40 706.90 776.00 830.60 808.80
Wife's benefit 458.70 454.30 456.40 455.10 465.60 500.90 490.70
Widow's benefit 865.70 867.30 863.60 856.80 881.30 885.50 825.10
a. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and disabled adult children.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 5.A16 Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by sex, type of benefit, and age, December 2002
Type of benefit Number (thousands) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older All ages Under 62 62–64 65 or older
All adult beneficiaries
Total a 43,279 6,076 4,044 33,159 845.03 766.31 808.62 863.89
Retired workers 29,190 . . . 2,585 26,605 895.00 . . . 831.46 901.17
Disabled workers 5,544 4,799 745 . . . 834.32 821.73 915.38 . . .
Wives and husbands of retired workers 2,681 46 285 2,350 451.34 352.08 422.42 456.80
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 152 100 29 22 212.44 174.81 279.16 292.74
Nondisabled widow(er)s 4,563 135 315 4,113 861.09 829.66 834.33 864.17
Disabled widow(er)s 207 149 58 . . . 548.07 550.17 541.27 . . .
Mothers and fathers 194 188 5 b 640.17 639.01 684.03 613.97
Disabled adult children 745 658 21 65 550.43 553.52 562.86 512.67
Men
Subtotal 18,673 3,037 1,789 13,847 983.13 865.45 1,006.37 1,005.94
Retired workers 15,100 . . . 1,338 13,762 1,007.81 . . . 990.91 1,009.45
Disabled workers 3,070 2,644 426 . . . 935.60 912.64 1,078.16 . . .
Husbands of retired workers 35 b 1 34 256.10 260.12 222.81 257.37
Husbands of disabled workers 4 2 1 2 168.48 136.13 163.77 208.24
Nondisabled widowers 39 8 11 20 662.75 630.56 732.22 638.00
Disabled widowers 6 5 1 . . . 384.67 388.34 370.22 . . .
Fathers 11 10 b b 547.43 547.10 576.11 313.00
Disabled adult children 407 368 10 29 548.10 550.51 548.81 510.60
Women
Subtotal 24,606 3,039 2,255 19,312 740.23 667.22 651.74 762.05
Retired workers 14,090 . . . 1,247 12,843 774.90 . . . 660.27 785.14
Disabled workers 2,474 2,155 319 . . . 708.63 710.16 698.30 . . .
Wives of retired workers 2,646 46 284 2,316 453.93 352.18 423.33 459.71
Wives of disabled workers 147 98 29 21 213.67 175.59 281.16 299.50
Nondisabled widows 4,524 127 304 4,093 862.81 842.39 838.01 865.29
Disabled widows 201 145 57 . . . 553.03 556.17 545.00 . . .
Mothers 183 178 5 b 645.53 644.42 686.92 615.32
Disabled adult children 338 291 10 37 553.24 557.32 577.34 514.29
a. Includes parents and special age-72 beneficiaries. Excludes 122,698 student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Angela Y. Harper (410) 966-9541.
Table 5.A17 Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit, December 1957–2002
Year Number Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All disabled
beneficiaries
Workers Disabled adult
children
Widow(er)s Workers Disabled adult
children
Widow(er)s
1957 178,719 149,850 28,869 . . . 72.76 38.62 . . .
1958 284,744 237,719 47,025 . . . 82.10 39.62 . . .
1959 416,896 334,443 82,453 . . . 89.00 42.96 . . .
1960 559,425 455,371 104,054 . . . 89.31 44.15 . . .
1961 742,296 618,075 124,221 . . . 89.59 45.28 . . .
1962 888,131 740,867 147,264 . . . 89.99 45.67 . . .
1963 993,656 827,014 166,642 . . . 90.59 46.45 . . .
1964 1,077,695 894,173 183,522 . . . 91.12 47.35 . . .
1965 1,186,464 988,074 198,390 . . . 97.76 51.77 . . .
1966 1,310,911 1,097,190 213,721 . . . 98.09 52.42 . . .
1967 1,422,778 1,193,120 229,658 . . . 98.43 53.41 . . .
1968 1,560,517 1,295,300 243,654 21,563 111.86 61.83 72.25
1969 1,690,982 1,394,291 257,222 39,469 112.74 62.79 71.02
1970 1,812,786 1,492,948 270,557 49,281 131.26 73.21 82.00
1971 1,990,098 1,647,684 285,671 56,743 146.52 81.37 90.11
1972 2,202,090 1,832,916 305,007 64,167 179.32 98.81 109.54
1973 2,415,383 2,016,626 319,988 78,769 183.00 100.14 111.14
1974 2,670,092 2,236,882 341,082 92,128 205.70 112.45 125.87
1975 2,960,620 2,488,774 362,335 109,511 225.90 122.80 137.70
1976 3,171,198 2,670,208 381,563 119,427 245.17 132.32 147.01
1977 3,368,954 2,837,432 404,246 127,276 265.30 142.12 156.11
1978 3,429,421 2,879,774 419,896 129,751 288.30 153.66 165.46
1979 3,435,761 2,870,590 435,338 129,833 322.00 171.55 180.52
1980 3,436,429 2,858,680 450,169 127,580 370.70 198.95 205.02
1981 3,361,130 2,776,519 463,021 121,590 413.20 224.51 226.58
1982 3,192,379 2,603,599 472,408 116,372 440.60 245.07 242.11
1983 3,168,992 2,569,029 488,372 111,591 456.20 257.78 250.33
1984 3,212,040 2,596,516 506,373 109,151 470.70 270.28 306.24
1985 3,289,485 2,656,638 525,842 107,005 483.80 281.92 315.26
1986 3,380,480 2,728,463 545,043 106,974 487.90 288.79 319.74
1987 3,453,414 2,785,859 561,273 106,282 508.20 304.32 333.89
1988 3,507,707 2,830,284 574,300 103,123 529.50 320.21 348.05
1989 3,583,451 2,895,364 586,457 101,630 556.00 339.47 366.72
1990 3,712,763 3,011,294 600,480 100,989 587.20 361.71 388.93
1991 3,925,472 3,194,938 616,045 114,489 609.40 378.86 406.96
1992 4,236,080 3,467,783 636,973 131,324 626.10 393.61 422.65
1993 4,529,466 3,725,966 656,485 147,015 641.70 407.20 434.20
1994 4,796,313 3,962,954 672,683 160,676 661.40 422.40 446.30
1995 5,044,388 4,185,263 686,101 173,024 681.80 437.30 458.30
1996 5,264,321 4,385,623 696,787 181,911 703.90 454.30 471.00
1997 5,400,781 4,508,134 704,709 187,938 721.60 468.60 480.40
1998 5,605,272 4,698,319 712,772 194,181 733.10 479.40 487.30
1999 5,798,776 4,879,455 720,526 198,795 754.10 495.60 499.90
2000 5,972,450 5,042,334 728,689 201,427 786.40 518.30 519.70
2001 6,214,972 5,274,183 736,546 204,243 814.50 537.60 536.70
2002 6,495,868 5,543,981 744,529 207,358 834.30 550.40 548.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
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