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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 - Spousal-Only Beneficiaries in 2050

Released: October 2012
Next expected update: Winter 2015
Population Characteristics
Characteristic Spousal-only beneficiaries aged 62 or older Beneficiaries aged 62 or older
Number of beneficiaries 850,000 80 million
Women 79% 54%
Below 100% of the poverty threshold  
Scheduled benefits 6% 2%
Payable benefits 8% 3%
 
Median Credits Earned
Lifetime shared earnings quintile Spousal-only beneficiaries aged 62 or older Beneficiaries aged 62 or older
Lowest 22 95
Second lowest 21 148
Middle 24 168
Second highest 30 177
Highest 25 184