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Payment Calculation Base for 2003

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Payment Calculation Bases

Section 411.500 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines the Title XVI payment calculation base for any year to mean—

In connection with a title XVI disability beneficiary (who is not concurrently a title II disability beneficiary), the average monthly payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on disability payable under title XVI (excluding State supplementation) for months during the preceding calendar year to all beneficiaries who—
(i) Have attained age 18 but have not attained age 65;
(ii) Are not concurrent title II/title XVI beneficiaries; and
(iii) Are in current pay status for the month for which the payment is made.

The table below shows the number of beneficiaries and corresponding payment amounts for 2002, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2002 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2003.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2002
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 2,548,648 $1,249,336,405 $490.20
Feb 2,550,119 1,251,423,398 490.73
Mar 2,550,562 1,252,628,539 491.12
Apr 2,548,533 1,253,014,204 491.66
May 2,544,118 1,249,719,700 491.22
Jun 2,551,623 1,254,445,921 491.63
Jul 2,560,751 1,254,028,755 489.71
Aug 2,554,234 1,256,212,251 491.82
Sep 2,561,732 1,259,018,173 491.47
Oct 2,571,226 1,260,202,559 490.12
Nov 2,567,281 1,262,299,137 491.69
Dec 2,578,295 1,266,686,409 491.29
Average 2,557,260 1,255,751,288 491.05
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