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Payment Calculation Base for 2005

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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 2004, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2004 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2005.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2004
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 2,645,217 $1,351,721,922 $511.01
Feb 2,652,505 1,353,183,229 510.15
Mar 2,660,829 1,355,422,418 509.40
Apr 2,657,859 1,358,270,104 511.04
May 2,661,718 1,358,932,387 510.55
Jun 2,668,509 1,359,048,484 509.29
Jul 2,667,509 1,362,629,249 510.82
Aug 2,678,152 1,367,076,471 510.46
Sep 2,688,109 1,368,759,849 509.19
Oct 2,692,521 1,374,688,026 510.56
Nov 2,700,448 1,377,413,737 510.07
Dec 2,690,358 1,372,739,805 510.24
Average 2,671,978 1,363,323,807 510.23
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