Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2007
Year All
benefits
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Wives and
husbands of—
Children of— Widowed
mothers
and
fathers
Widow(er)s Parents
Retired
workers
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Disabled
workers
Total 207,127,042 86,068,079 23,829,390 19,479,206 3,937,333 7,624,518 22,207,255 16,450,661 4,930,413 22,485,648 114,539
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121
2004 4,458,816 1,883,060 795,775 319,430 48,016 115,391 309,472 433,699 40,030 513,839 104
2005 4,672,152 2,000,157 829,687 329,225 50,187 123,494 314,786 469,267 38,248 516,949 152
2006 4,621,110 1,999,019 798,675 328,430 49,521 126,860 321,155 449,020 35,981 512,320 129
2007 4,710,830 2,035,780 804,787 316,782 47,583 126,678 322,326 453,292 33,597 569,862 143
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award. Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary. From 1966–2006, total includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2007 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount
for retired workers (dollars)
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Non-
disabled
widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.–Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.–Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.–Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.–Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.–Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.–Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.–Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.–Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.–Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.–Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.–Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.–Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.–Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.–Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.–Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.–Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.–Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.–Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.–Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.–Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.–Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.–Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.–Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
2003 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
2004 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,072.50 1,277.60 834.20 936.10 1,104.70 740.20 942.60 1,068.40 795.70 768.10
2004 (Dec.) 1,090.70 1,309.70 853.80 961.20 1,136.50 771.50 965.80 1,093.50 819.00 785.90
2005 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,106.10 1,314.10 869.30 960.40 1,130.30 767.00 961.00 1,086.80 815.90 780.50
2005 (Dec.) 1,135.70 1,367.90 899.00 1,011.00 1,189.20 829.40 997.20 1,128.50 846.10 809.40
2006 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,163.30 1,376.70 923.70 1,020.50 1,195.70 823.80 999.00 1,129.00 851.00 818.70
2006 (Dec.) 1,193.60 1,415.30 947.50 1,045.90 1,232.40 838.90 1,020.60 1,148.00 875.60 854.90
2007 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,212.90 1,428.00 972.40 1,069.80 1,249.90 868.30 1,030.50 1,161.90 880.60 861.40
2007 (Dec.) 1,223.60 1,445.40 976.50 1,081.00 1,269.60 870.80 1,045.70 1,174.70 898.20 873.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2007
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 2,189,100 1,099.70 1,796,300 1,138.90 205,200 989.70 184,500 843.80
62–64 1,319,300 978.90 1,101,800 1,006.90 121,200 906.10 95,600 750.90
65–69 832,100 1,297.20 671,000 1,354.10 80,300 1,116.50 79,500 1,001.80
70 or older 37,700 968.90 23,500 1,185.20 3,700 978.00 9,400 451.10
Men
Subtotal 1,174,600 1,277.60 962,000 1,340.80 106,600 1,084.50 104,600 899.50
62–64 673,000 1,149.60 559,200 1,195.90 65,400 982.60 48,100 839.10
65–69 486,100 1,471.30 396,200 1,547.20 40,000 1,259.00 49,100 1,039.30
70 or older 15,500 766.20 6,600 1,223.20 1,200 826.60 7,400 364.50
Women
Subtotal 1,014,500 893.70 834,300 906.10 98,600 887.20 79,900 770.80
62–64 646,300 801.20 542,600 812.00 55,800 816.40 47,500 661.60
65–69 346,000 1,052.60 274,800 1,075.60 40,300 975.00 30,400 941.30
70 or older 22,200 1,110.50 16,900 1,170.40 2,500 1,050.60 2,000 771.30
Disabled workers
Total 867,800 1,060.10 578,400 1,122.60 147,300 974.00 125,900 922.40
Under 30 49,300 640.90 28,200 670.20 8,400 604.40 9,000 600.70
30–39 90,300 846.20 54,300 874.50 17,900 814.50 15,200 836.10
40–49 194,800 978.10 126,400 1,050.60 36,300 862.70 27,400 853.50
50–54 167,900 1,103.90 109,600 1,154.30 30,600 1,062.10 26,400 960.30
55–59 202,000 1,162.90 137,800 1,204.70 33,600 1,102.00 28,400 1,058.40
60 or older 163,500 1,230.50 122,100 1,290.90 20,500 1,120.60 19,500 985.50
Men
Subtotal 465,300 1,193.20 322,700 1,264.90 73,200 1,072.00 61,100 1,016.50
Under 30 28,100 653.60 15,400 686.30 5,300 607.20 5,100 596.50
30–39 45,700 904.60 28,300 927.50 7,900 863.60 8,100 930.50
40–49 101,700 1,076.40 68,800 1,146.60 17,000 966.20 13,200 912.70
50–54 85,000 1,258.50 59,200 1,313.70 15,000 1,158.00 10,400 1,102.60
55–59 109,700 1,337.50 78,100 1,385.20 17,400 1,224.60 13,200 1,222.80
60 or older 95,100 1,391.40 72,900 1,461.40 10,600 1,257.40 11,100 1,069.50
Women
Subtotal 402,500 906.30 255,700 943.00 74,100 877.20 64,800 833.70
Under 30 21,200 624.00 12,800 650.70 3,100 599.50 3,900 606.20
30–39 44,600 786.40 26,000 816.90 10,000 775.70 7,100 728.40
40–49 93,100 870.70 57,600 936.00 19,300 771.60 14,200 798.50
50–54 82,900 945.40 50,400 967.10 15,600 969.80 16,000 867.90
55–59 92,300 955.30 59,700 968.60 16,200 970.30 15,200 915.60
60 or older 68,400 1,006.90 49,200 1,038.30 9,900 974.10 8,400 874.50
Wives
Total 239,000 458.70 185,300 496.00 18,300 390.80 35,100 296.80
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 196,100 496.00 152,200 538.10 13,900 436.60 29,700 308.00
Entitlement based on care of children 10,900 403.60 6,900 442.00 2,200 350.30 1,800 321.80
Entitlement based on age 185,200 501.40 145,300 542.70 11,700 452.80 27,900 307.10
62–64 125,200 481.40 102,800 508.40 7,100 440.90 15,100 314.80
65–69 50,100 566.30 36,500 643.10 3,300 468.60 10,200 328.00
70 or older 9,900 425.80 6,000 521.00 1,300 477.70 2,600 180.10
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 42,900 288.10 33,100 302.30 4,400 246.00 5,400 235.00
Entitlement based on care of children 15,300 222.30 10,400 233.50 2,600 181.70 2,300 217.40
Entitlement based on age 27,600 324.60 22,700 333.90 1,800 338.90 3,100 248.10
Husbands
Total 15,100 293.00 9,700 296.90 1,800 381.60 3,600 238.10
Husbands of retired workers 12,200 312.80 8,100 1,385.20 1,300 466.10 2,800 252.60
Husbands of disabled workers 2,900 209.60 1,600 235.60 500 162.00 800 187.40
Children
Total 909,600 471.10 529,200 503.30 182,900 371.40 191,100 484.10
By age
Under age 18 593,800 417.30 329,900 442.70 120,100 317.50 139,700 450.40
Disabled, aged 18 or older 58,000 479.00 37,600 479.20 9,600 381.60 9,800 581.00
Students aged 18–19 257,800 593.10 161,700 632.50 53,200 491.20 41,600 574.20
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 128,800 530.20 90,100 565.00 24,100 467.00 14,400 419.00
Children of deceased workers 336,900 701.50 162,300 801.70 62,200 561.20 110,600 634.40
Children of disabled workers 443,900 279.00 276,800 308.20 96,600 225.40 66,100 246.70
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 33,400 770.70 19,500 846.60 3,700 558.20 10,200 702.70
By age
Under 30 3,200 620.70 2,100 695.00 500 411.00 600 535.50
30–39 9,000 619.10 4,700 715.50 1,000 410.30 3,300 545.10
40–49 15,500 861.60 8,900 917.90 1,900 655.00 4,700 838.50
50–59 4,900 841.40 3,100 915.90 300 d 1,500 718.70
60 or older 800 881.10 700 967.10 e e 100 d
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 29,300 792.10 16,800 878.40 3,400 563.00 9,100 718.60
Widowed fathers 4,100 617.30 2,700 648.80 300 d 1,100 571.00
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 361,500 1,066.40 204,500 1,132.80 22,700 816.40 133,300 1,010.10
By age
60–64 163,400 1,044.20 52,000 1,101.90 8,800 893.40 102,400 1,028.50
65–69 69,200 1,044.40 44,200 1,061.40 6,700 735.80 18,000 1,126.00
70–74 32,600 1,059.90 27,100 1,138.20 2,200 635.90 3,300 700.30
75 or older 96,300 1,121.90 81,200 1,189.60 5,000 868.20 9,600 702.60
By basis of entitlement
Widows 338,000 1,087.50 196,400 1,147.70 20,200 834.70 120,400 1,035.10
Widowers 23,500 762.30 8,100 769.60 2,500 667.80 12,900 776.10
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 32,100 607.90 7,600 593.00 2,800 464.20 21,500 632.00
By age
50–54 11,800 612.40 2,700 563.90 1,300 501.80 7,800 647.60
55–59 17,200 613.60 4,300 610.80 1,100 423.90 11,800 632.40
60 or older 3,100 559.30 600 596.70 400 d 1,900 566.20
By basis of entitlement
Widows 30,600 614.30 7,200 602.60 2,700 478.20 20,500 636.50
Widowers 1,500 478.40 400 d 100 d 1,000 540.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 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.
Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. Includes 3,100 persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
e. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 2007
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 2,035,780 1,093.50 1,074,558 1,278.10 961,222 887.20
62–64 1,259,545 971.60 635,657 1,146.30 623,888 793.70
62 912,888 927.60 455,350 1,096.50 457,538 759.50
63 150,390 1,051.80 80,002 1,223.00 70,388 857.20
64 196,267 1,114.90 100,305 1,310.80 95,962 910.20
65–69 748,544 1,302.80 429,314 1,485.50 319,230 1,057.20
65 691,784 1,313.10 402,552 1,500.90 289,232 1,051.60
Disability conversions 241,357 1,112.60 133,944 1,310.70 107,413 865.60
New entitlements 450,427 1,420.50 268,608 1,595.80 181,819 1,161.50
66 23,453 1,236.90 13,101 1,356.40 10,352 1,085.60
67 13,602 1,164.70 6,428 1,237.80 7,174 1,099.20
68 9,638 1,091.60 3,815 1,088.30 5,823 1,093.80
69 10,067 1,142.40 3,418 1,071.80 6,649 1,178.70
70–74 22,892 1,055.10 7,119 819.80 15,773 1,161.30
75 or older 4,799 625.50 2,468 482.10 2,331 777.30
Disabled workers
Total 804,787 1,053.50 428,836 1,187.50 375,951 900.70
Under 25 33,960 549.90 19,812 561.30 14,148 533.90
25–29 29,348 759.90 15,321 786.00 14,027 731.40
30–34 36,927 845.70 18,244 889.00 18,683 803.40
35–39 55,246 902.30 27,519 971.60 27,727 833.50
40–44 83,055 957.70 41,387 1,054.30 41,668 861.70
45–49 109,034 1,033.50 55,059 1,158.30 53,975 906.30
50–54 151,565 1,095.30 78,533 1,244.90 73,032 934.40
50 35,559 1,050.30 18,275 1,193.60 17,284 898.70
51 28,539 1,083.70 14,574 1,230.40 13,965 930.60
52 28,788 1,098.50 14,923 1,245.50 13,865 940.20
53 28,967 1,116.90 15,097 1,269.80 13,870 950.30
54 29,712 1,136.10 15,664 1,293.60 14,048 960.50
55–59 184,415 1,182.40 101,607 1,353.80 82,808 972.20
55 41,170 1,151.70 22,645 1,310.10 18,525 958.10
56 34,840 1,169.60 18,853 1,335.90 15,987 973.50
57 35,306 1,184.10 19,395 1,356.30 15,911 974.20
58 36,237 1,194.40 19,974 1,371.50 16,263 977.00
59 36,862 1,215.40 20,740 1,398.30 16,122 980.10
60–65 121,237 1,233.00 71,354 1,406.70 49,883 984.50
60 37,494 1,239.00 21,669 1,418.40 15,825 993.30
61 28,525 1,232.20 16,636 1,409.50 11,889 984.10
62 23,903 1,236.00 14,007 1,414.80 9,896 982.90
63 17,121 1,231.10 10,277 1,398.70 6,844 979.50
64 10,739 1,222.00 6,571 1,378.90 4,168 974.70
65 3,455 1,197.10 2,194 1,339.80 1,261 948.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Beginning with 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age, and sex, 2007
Age Total Men Women
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Retired workers
Total 1,512,485 1,029.20 778,100 1,210.00 734,385 837.70
62 912,888 927.60 455,350 1,096.50 457,538 759.50
63 150,390 1,051.80 80,002 1,223.00 70,388 857.20
64 196,077 1,114.80 100,182 1,310.80 95,895 910.10
65 253,095 1,316.10 142,562 1,494.10 110,533 1,086.50
Disability conversions 20,780 1,185.30 12,277 1,366.20 8,503 924.10
New entitlements 232,315 1,327.80 130,285 1,506.20 102,030 1,100.00
66 or older 35 866.10 4 1,362.60 31 802.10
Disabled workers
Total 33,945 1,190.90 20,289 1,362.10 13,656 936.60
62 14,410 1,193.70 8,270 1,383.80 6,140 937.60
63 10,566 1,195.40 6,450 1,361.20 4,116 935.50
64 6,948 1,173.20 4,278 1,326.80 2,670 927.00
65 2,021 1,209.30 1,291 1,344.80 730 969.50
Wives and husbands
Total 274,795 378.70 7,228 281.20 267,567 381.30
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 246,145 386.00 6,150 288.90 239,995 388.40
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 28,650 315.90 1,078 237.10 27,572 318.90
By sex
Wives 267,567 381.30 . . . . . . 267,567 381.30
62 145,419 356.10 . . . . . . 145,419 356.10
63 37,281 354.70 . . . . . . 37,281 354.70
64 52,754 430.20 . . . . . . 52,754 430.20
65 29,942 432.20 . . . . . . 29,942 432.20
66 353 642.80 . . . . . . 353 642.80
67 or older 1,818 631.40 . . . . . . 1,818 631.40
Husbands 7,228 281.20 7,228 281.20 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 189,486 930.40 14,171 763.40 175,315 943.90
Nondisabled widows 183,976 980.40 . . . . . . 183,976 980.40
60 72,862 1,024.10 . . . . . . 72,862 1,024.10
61 21,695 1,043.20 . . . . . . 21,695 1,043.20
62 20,064 995.20 . . . . . . 20,064 995.20
63 16,747 969.20 . . . . . . 16,747 969.20
64 21,940 1,030.70 . . . . . . 21,940 1,030.70
65 27,124 837.60 . . . . . . 27,124 837.60
66 275 548.10 . . . . . . 275 548.10
67–69 659 457.50 . . . . . . 659 457.50
70 or older 2,610 435.20 . . . . . . 2,610 435.20
Nondisabled widowers 15,304 794.10 15,304 794.10 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Beginning with 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2007
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas 2,035,780 100.0 1,093.50 804,787 100.0 1,053.50
Alabama 33,552 1.6 1,071.30 19,393 2.4 1,036.50
Alaska 3,833 0.2 1,050.20 1,332 0.2 1,070.10
Arizona 40,723 2.0 1,114.90 12,827 1.6 1,090.80
Arkansas 21,712 1.1 1,035.40 14,059 1.7 1,011.40
California 201,775 9.9 1,078.30 71,527 8.9 992.30
Colorado 28,433 1.4 1,079.70 9,631 1.2 1,081.60
Connecticut 24,765 1.2 1,211.80 8,720 1.1 1,126.10
Delaware 6,551 0.3 1,191.40 2,724 0.3 1,109.00
District of Columbia 3,025 0.1 1,017.10 1,560 0.2 932.80
Florida 140,901 6.9 1,064.90 43,788 5.4 1,055.00
Georgia 58,942 2.9 1,081.70 22,033 2.7 1,060.60
Hawaii 9,845 0.5 1,100.00 2,354 0.3 1,086.90
Idaho 10,209 0.5 1,055.90 3,647 0.5 1,013.90
Illinois 78,690 3.9 1,124.70 28,098 3.5 1,090.50
Indiana 44,619 2.2 1,161.10 18,235 2.3 1,090.40
Iowa 21,355 1.0 1,102.60 6,035 0.7 1,034.20
Kansas 17,776 0.9 1,127.90 6,276 0.8 1,059.80
Kentucky 29,156 1.4 1,032.60 17,488 2.2 1,021.90
Louisiana 25,110 1.2 1,005.90 14,558 1.8 995.00
Maine 10,635 0.5 1,012.90 5,351 0.7 982.00
Maryland 35,529 1.7 1,151.40 12,234 1.5 1,089.30
Massachusetts 40,529 2.0 1,127.30 19,134 2.4 1,052.80
Michigan 74,722 3.7 1,204.20 30,191 3.8 1,116.50
Minnesota 34,415 1.7 1,159.60 11,827 1.5 1,084.00
Mississippi 19,884 1.0 1,025.40 10,750 1.3 1,013.00
Missouri 42,192 2.1 1,079.50 18,195 2.3 1,046.90
Montana 7,720 0.4 1,026.90 2,495 0.3 1,003.60
Nebraska 11,488 0.6 1,085.50 3,689 0.5 1,056.80
Nevada 18,045 0.9 1,074.30 6,039 0.8 1,108.60
New Hampshire 9,997 0.5 1,156.90 4,734 0.6 1,061.20
New Jersey 59,318 2.9 1,225.70 19,669 2.4 1,185.00
New Mexico 13,255 0.7 1,018.60 5,806 0.7 990.00
New York 125,193 6.1 1,155.00 51,814 6.4 1,108.80
North Carolina 66,301 3.3 1,090.40 27,138 3.4 1,064.50
North Dakota 4,636 0.2 1,022.20 1,313 0.2 1,007.40
Ohio 76,465 3.8 1,101.50 28,535 3.5 1,048.90
Oklahoma 25,002 1.2 1,049.00 13,896 1.7 1,000.30
Oregon 28,214 1.4 1,090.00 9,244 1.1 1,069.60
Pennsylvania 90,381 4.4 1,144.00 38,326 4.8 1,050.60
Rhode Island 7,347 0.4 1,116.40 3,409 0.4 1,024.20
South Carolina 34,945 1.7 1,085.90 13,718 1.7 1,071.40
South Dakota 5,697 0.3 1,020.60 1,550 0.2 1,001.70
Tennessee 45,470 2.2 1,086.10 20,998 2.6 1,046.60
Texas 126,916 6.2 1,054.80 60,549 7.5 1,019.70
Utah 11,927 0.6 1,107.30 4,880 0.6 1,044.90
Vermont 5,044 0.2 1,096.70 2,192 0.3 994.40
Virginia 50,773 2.5 1,121.00 18,398 2.3 1,066.30
Washington 43,874 2.2 1,146.90 16,839 2.1 1,086.00
West Virginia 13,437 0.7 1,073.00 8,880 1.1 1,058.30
Wisconsin 40,630 2.0 1,146.30 13,935 1.7 1,089.80
Wyoming 3,772 0.2 1,100.50 1,201 0.1 1,046.10
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 24,348 1.2 723.60 12,141 1.5 917.40
Other b 26,707 1.3 507.20 1,432 0.2 821.80
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.