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Population Projections

  1. American
    Indians and
    Alaska Natives
  2. Early
    Eligibility Age
    Beneficiaries
  3.  Lifetime 
    Low
    Earners

  4.  Oldest 
    Old
  5.  Sporadic 
    Low
    Earners
  6. Spousal-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  7. Survivor-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  8. Women
    & Dual
    Entitlement

Chart Descriptions - Early Eligibility Age Beneficiaries in 2050

Released: March 2015
Next expected update: 2018
Population Characteristics
Characteristic Beneficiaries who start benefits at 62 Beneficiaries who start benefits at 63 or older
Number of beneficiaries 24 million 47 million
Women 57% 50%
Below 100% of the poverty threshold  
Scheduled benefits 6% 1%
Payable benefits 11% 3%
 
Lifetime Shared Earnings (percentage of beneficiaries in each earnings quintile)
Quintile Beneficiaries who start benefits at 62 Beneficiaries who start benefits at 63 or older
Lowest 22 11
Second lowest 22 17
Middle 22 20
Second highest 19 24
Highest 15 28
 
Median Benefit Amount (in 2015 dollars)
Sex Beneficiaries who start benefits at 62 Beneficiaries who start benefits at 63 or older
Scheduled benefits  
Women 1,356 1,979
Men 1,584 2,412
Payable benefits  
Women 1,037 1,514
Men 1,212 1,845
 
Median Death Age
Sex Beneficiaries who start benefits at 62 Beneficiaries who start benefits at 63 or older
Women 92 93
Men 90 91