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Payment Calculation Base for 2004

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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 2003, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2003 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2004.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2003
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 2,578,487 $1,284,221,694 $498.05
Feb 2,582,824 1,286,738,623 498.19
Mar 2,591,620 1,287,993,730 496.98
Apr 2,592,026 1,291,977,920 498.44
May 2,588,921 1,292,198,163 499.13
Jun 2,596,925 1,295,019,533 498.67
Jul 2,603,668 1,295,598,494 497.61
Aug 2,607,541 1,301,243,147 499.03
Sep 2,615,071 1,303,276,148 498.37
Oct 2,621,525 1,307,181,516 498.63
Nov 2,636,042 1,315,628,268 499.09
Dec 2,647,213 1,317,916,166 497.85
Average 2,605,155 1,298,249,450 498.34
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