Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2010
Year All benefits a 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 224,954,217 93,721,481 26,704,300 20,553,279 4,096,188 8,076,704 23,176,072 18,042,708 5,027,805 24,173,306 114,940
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 b 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 c 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
2008 5,134,644 2,278,997 877,226 344,003 50,756 140,581 329,397 490,895 32,717 589,940 132
2009 5,728,086 2,739,966 970,696 375,123 54,112 156,412 319,127 532,132 32,878 547,495 145
2010 5,697,011 2,634,439 1,026,988 354,947 53,987 155,193 320,293 569,020 31,797 550,223 124
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.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Annual totals for 1966 through 2002 include special age-72 beneficiaries; for all years combined, these awards number 1,267,434 and are included in the cumulative total.
b. January–November.
c. Includes December 1958.
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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 1940–2010 (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
2008 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,259.00 1,476.00 1,014.70 1,113.80 1,297.40 907.10 1,053.90 1,184.60 905.10 868.90
2008 (Dec.) 1,297.90 1,552.10 1,066.20 1,083.30 1,256.20 925.70 1,109.10 1,245.30 953.60 891.40
2009 (Jan.–Dec.) 1,339.70 1,563.60 1,087.20 1,181.60 1,365.60 974.10 1,119.90 1,255.00 963.10 916.30
2010 (Jan.–Dec.) 1,350.60 1,563.70 1,113.80 1,193.10 1,370.50 996.00 1,128.80 1,261.80 971.80 913.60
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.
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Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, and basis of entitlement, 2010
Age and basis of entitlement Total Male Female
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
Retired workers b
Total 2,634,439 1,193.10 1,386,514 1,370.50 1,247,925 996.00
62–64 1,589,165 1,047.00 802,164 1,210.30 787,001 880.60
65–69 1,010,390 1,418.40 572,073 1,595.60 438,317 1,187.10
70 or older 34,884 1,326.30 12,277 1,351.30 22,607 1,312.70
Disabled workers
Total 1,026,988 1,128.90 555,999 1,261.90 470,989 971.80
Under 30 78,047 700.40 43,597 714.90 34,450 682.00
30–39 111,797 949.00 55,664 1,009.80 56,133 888.80
40–49 228,046 1,063.20 116,382 1,175.40 111,664 946.30
50–54 205,729 1,155.80 108,655 1,302.20 97,074 991.90
55–59 239,561 1,256.20 134,811 1,417.00 104,750 1,049.20
60 or older 163,808 1,327.20 96,890 1,495.70 66,918 1,083.10
Spouses
Total 408,934 414.80 24,993 342.00 383,941 419.60
Spouses of retired workers
Subtotal 354,947 433.80 21,411 360.40 333,536 438.50
Entitlement based on care of children 11,768 496.50 68 c 11,710 497.10
Entitlement based on age 343,179 431.70 21,343 360.30 321,826 436.40
62–64 212,866 387.30 6,116 287.40 206,740 390.20
65–69 113,559 525.30 10,488 431.60 103,071 534.80
70 or older 16,754 361.40 4,739 296.60 12,015 387.00
Spouses of disabled workers
Subtotal 53,987 289.96 3,582 231.90 50,405 294.10
Entitlement based on care of children 18,062 209.25 1,186 165.50 16,876 212.30
Entitlement based on age 35,925 330.54 2,396 264.70 33,529 335.20
Children
Total 1,044,506 470.30 543,255 472.00 501,251 468.30
By age
Under age 18 662,361 411.10 336,447 410.40 325,914 411.80
Disabled, aged 18 or older 81,681 489.40 47,429 487.00 34,252 492.80
Students aged 18–19 300,464 595.40 159,379 597.70 141,085 592.90
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 155,193 545.30 81,546 543.10 73,647 547.80
Children of deceased workers 320,293 752.30 167,086 754.00 153,207 750.50
Children of disabled workers 569,020 291.00 294,623 292.50 274,397 289.40
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 31,797 821.20 4,269 691.30 27,528 841.30
By age
Under 30 3,331 665.90 231 c 3,100 675.20
30–39 9,616 737.20 1,091 634.30 8,525 750.40
40–49 12,842 873.30 1,820 704.10 11,022 901.20
50–59 5,366 940.70 1,024 767.80 4,342 981.50
60 or older 642 843.90 103 c 539 881.80
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 516,964 913.70 38,530 674.70 478,434 932.90
By age
60–64 174,084 1,064.50 18,057 863.30 156,027 1,087.80
65–69 110,771 913.90 7,322 740.50 103,449 926.20
70–74 64,558 727.90 3,537 396.40 61,021 747.10
75 or older 167,551 828.30 9,614 372.60 157,937 856.00
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 33,259 666.80 2,740 510.10 30,519 680.90
By age
50–54 16,298 663.20 1,258 489.60 15,040 677.80
55–59 16,707 668.90 1,462 526.20 15,245 682.60
60 or older 254 c 20 c 234 c
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 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 this year's edition we have removed the race breakdown because the quality of the data has become too inconsistent.
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.
c. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
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Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 2010
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 2,634,439 1,193.10 1,386,514 1,370.50 1,247,925 996.00
62–64 1,589,165 1,047.00 802,164 1,210.30 787,001 880.60
62 1,189,199 1,005.50 591,129 1,162.80 598,070 850.10
63 216,169 1,150.70 114,855 1,316.90 101,314 962.40
64 183,797 1,193.40 96,180 1,375.10 87,617 993.90
65–69 1,010,390 1,418.40 572,073 1,595.60 438,317 1,187.10
65 270,709 1,370.10 147,944 1,544.60 122,765 1,159.70
66 688,718 1,431.00 398,285 1,608.90 290,433 1,187.10
Disability conversions 333,120 1,243.70 180,483 1,413.80 152,637 1,042.70
New entitlements 355,598 1,606.60 217,802 1,770.70 137,796 1,347.10
67 25,952 1,535.40 14,534 1,711.40 11,418 1,311.40
68 13,550 1,464.30 6,619 1,652.80 6,931 1,284.30
69 11,461 1,480.20 4,691 1,637.00 6,770 1,371.50
70–74 29,953 1,429.70 10,083 1,512.00 19,870 1,388.00
75 or older 4,931 698.30 2,194 612.90 2,737 766.80
Disabled workers
Total 1,026,988 1,128.90 555,999 1,261.90 470,989 971.80
Under 25 38,649 587.30 22,666 599.90 15,983 569.40
25–29 39,398 811.30 20,931 839.40 18,467 779.40
30–34 46,342 913.20 23,048 959.90 23,294 867.00
35–39 65,455 974.40 32,616 1,045.00 32,839 904.20
40–44 93,671 1,024.50 47,546 1,122.40 46,125 923.60
45–49 134,375 1,090.20 68,836 1,212.10 65,539 962.20
50–54 205,729 1,155.80 108,655 1,302.20 97,074 991.90
50 48,945 1,100.60 25,739 1,240.60 23,206 945.30
51 38,172 1,148.10 20,116 1,288.20 18,056 992.00
52 39,793 1,162.70 20,977 1,311.10 18,816 997.30
53 39,298 1,180.20 20,746 1,332.90 18,552 1,009.50
54 39,521 1,200.30 21,077 1,351.80 18,444 1,027.10
55–59 239,561 1,256.20 134,811 1,417.00 104,750 1,049.20
55 56,136 1,213.20 31,479 1,362.50 24,657 1,022.70
56 45,647 1,244.20 25,222 1,404.90 20,425 1,045.70
57 45,913 1,262.10 25,864 1,423.40 20,049 1,054.10
58 45,863 1,276.70 25,954 1,441.70 19,909 1,061.70
59 46,002 1,294.00 26,292 1,463.00 19,710 1,068.60
60–65 163,808 1,327.20 96,890 1,495.70 66,918 1,083.10
60 47,834 1,319.00 28,094 1,484.90 19,740 1,082.90
61 40,954 1,331.50 23,963 1,501.50 16,991 1,091.80
62 32,894 1,347.00 19,564 1,522.80 13,330 1,089.00
63 22,990 1,332.90 13,578 1,508.60 9,412 1,079.30
64 13,209 1,311.10 7,972 1,468.80 5,237 1,070.90
65 5,927 1,266.50 3,719 1,409.10 2,208 1,026.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 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.
Effective 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.
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Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age, and sex, 2010
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 1,889,014 1,096.90 967,655 1,265.60 921,359 919.60
62 1,189,199 1,005.50 591,129 1,162.80 598,070 850.10
63 216,169 1,150.70 114,855 1,316.90 101,314 962.40
64 183,632 1,193.30 96,074 1,375.10 87,558 993.80
65 269,119 1,372.00 147,137 1,546.30 121,982 1,161.80
66 30,657 1,270.40 18,454 1,434.40 12,203 1,022.50
Disability conversions 30,226 1,272.00 18,190 1,436.00 12,036 1,024.10
New entitlements 431 1,061.60 264 1,265.20 167 745.90
67 or older 238 607.40 6 930.00 232 599.10
Disabled workers
Total 48,082 1,278.20 28,796 1,449.30 19,286 1,022.70
62 20,644 1,291.70 12,251 1,472.60 8,393 1,027.60
63 14,892 1,285.20 8,870 1,459.50 6,022 1,028.60
64 8,755 1,252.60 5,346 1,409.40 3,409 1,006.70
65 3,791 1,236.10 2,329 1,379.20 1,462 1,008.10
Wives and husbands
Total 284,657 389.30 9,940 297.50 274,717 392.60
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 252,586 397.00 8,359 303.50 244,227 400.20
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 32,071 328.50 1,581 265.60 30,490 331.70
By sex
Wives 274,717 392.60 . . . . . . 274,717 392.60
62 144,467 366.70 . . . . . . 144,467 366.70
63 44,443 369.70 . . . . . . 44,443 369.70
64 46,333 445.40 . . . . . . 46,333 445.40
65 38,508 450.60 . . . . . . 38,508 450.60
66 270 417.10 . . . . . . 270 417.10
67 or older 696 494.10 . . . . . . 696 494.10
Husbands 9,940 297.50 9,940 297.50 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 219,186 1,030.90 20,624 860.30 198,562 1,048.60
Nondisabled widows 198,562 1,048.60 . . . . . . 198,562 1,048.60
60 64,701 1,087.60 . . . . . . 64,701 1,087.60
61 25,785 1,127.80 . . . . . . 25,785 1,127.80
62 24,292 1,081.20 . . . . . . 24,292 1,081.20
63 20,776 1,052.10 . . . . . . 20,776 1,052.10
64 20,353 1,083.80 . . . . . . 20,353 1,083.80
65 38,362 960.90 . . . . . . 38,362 960.90
66 293 608.60 . . . . . . 293 608.60
67–69 779 441.70 . . . . . . 779 441.70
70 or older 3,221 373.80 . . . . . . 3,221 373.80
Nondisabled widowers 20,624 860.30 20,624 860.30 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 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.
Effective 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.
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Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2010
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All areas 2,634,439 100.0 1,193.10 1,026,988 100.0 1,128.90
Alabama 44,334 1.7 1,169.70 26,763 2.6 1,111.00
Alaska 5,253 0.2 1,142.50 1,621 0.2 1,141.30
Arizona 54,965 2.1 1,204.20 15,413 1.5 1,190.40
Arkansas 27,057 1.0 1,128.60 15,239 1.5 1,074.70
California 267,927 10.2 1,165.90 77,183 7.5 1,098.60
Colorado 40,175 1.5 1,185.30 12,949 1.3 1,162.50
Connecticut 30,211 1.1 1,321.10 9,133 0.9 1,215.70
Delaware 8,412 0.3 1,283.90 2,767 0.3 1,215.90
District of Columbia 3,818 0.1 1,130.00 2,006 0.2 982.60
Florida 179,985 6.8 1,160.90 63,270 6.2 1,123.10
Georgia 79,762 3.0 1,167.80 30,983 3.0 1,139.30
Hawaii 12,613 0.5 1,203.90 2,991 0.3 1,150.30
Idaho 14,003 0.5 1,143.60 4,803 0.5 1,097.50
Illinois 97,579 3.7 1,219.30 34,833 3.4 1,185.30
Indiana 57,037 2.2 1,246.10 25,846 2.5 1,175.60
Iowa 27,633 1.0 1,205.80 8,578 0.8 1,127.30
Kansas 23,523 0.9 1,235.90 8,791 0.9 1,114.70
Kentucky 37,673 1.4 1,133.40 23,731 2.3 1,089.20
Louisiana 33,763 1.3 1,107.10 17,975 1.8 1,069.90
Maine 13,775 0.5 1,096.80 5,071 0.5 1,071.40
Maryland 45,729 1.7 1,276.30 17,044 1.7 1,165.00
Massachusetts 52,188 2.0 1,237.60 21,038 2.0 1,144.70
Michigan 93,477 3.5 1,282.20 43,737 4.3 1,189.60
Minnesota 44,756 1.7 1,261.40 14,642 1.4 1,161.60
Mississippi 25,918 1.0 1,122.70 13,442 1.3 1,084.10
Missouri 52,951 2.0 1,171.00 26,332 2.6 1,112.20
Montana 9,917 0.4 1,113.70 3,173 0.3 1,058.70
Nebraska 14,331 0.5 1,194.90 4,954 0.5 1,086.80
Nevada 24,553 0.9 1,156.80 7,340 0.7 1,183.90
New Hampshire 13,082 0.5 1,265.30 5,808 0.6 1,153.50
New Jersey 74,621 2.8 1,343.50 25,514 2.5 1,254.60
New Mexico 18,291 0.7 1,121.40 7,078 0.7 1,057.70
New York 157,644 6.0 1,254.60 60,184 5.9 1,153.60
North Carolina 89,066 3.4 1,190.40 36,915 3.6 1,127.50
North Dakota 5,429 0.2 1,131.10 1,775 0.2 1,070.00
Ohio 96,141 3.6 1,170.90 44,606 4.3 1,104.50
Oklahoma 32,842 1.2 1,155.30 14,873 1.4 1,077.60
Oregon 38,230 1.5 1,189.40 12,531 1.2 1,141.00
Pennsylvania 114,843 4.4 1,247.40 46,688 4.5 1,123.00
Rhode Island 9,396 0.4 1,226.30 3,927 0.4 1,118.00
South Carolina 46,191 1.8 1,188.80 20,082 2.0 1,140.60
South Dakota 7,288 0.3 1,126.60 2,192 0.2 1,064.80
Tennessee 60,116 2.3 1,171.10 29,251 2.8 1,110.60
Texas 172,359 6.5 1,163.20 68,317 6.7 1,100.10
Utah 16,505 0.6 1,210.30 5,528 0.5 1,135.80
Vermont 6,562 0.2 1,206.90 2,500 0.2 1,061.00
Virginia 66,513 2.5 1,238.80 24,323 2.4 1,142.40
Washington 59,532 2.3 1,252.60 21,844 2.1 1,149.60
West Virginia 18,047 0.7 1,178.90 9,234 0.9 1,122.50
Wisconsin 51,615 2.0 1,243.40 19,105 1.9 1,161.20
Wyoming 5,055 0.2 1,210.00 1,608 0.2 1,141.10
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 27,594 1.0 810.70 19,925 1.9 986.60
Other b 24,159 0.9 618.80 1,532 0.1 932.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 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.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
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.
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