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Payment Calculation Base for 2009

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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 2008, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2008 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2009.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2008
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 2,803,114 $1,614,372,160 $575.92
Feb 2,801,608 1,615,537,728 576.65
Mar 2,805,200 1,617,157,463 576.49
Apr 2,808,109 1,617,503,102 576.01
May 2,809,355 1,620,876,815 576.96
Jun 2,818,427 1,625,075,325 576.59
Jul 2,831,787 1,629,496,695 575.43
Aug 2,842,137 1,638,223,032 576.41
Sep 2,850,797 1,642,274,725 576.08
Oct 2,857,136 1,646,528,016 576.29
Nov 2,867,512 1,653,222,307 576.54
Dec 2,874,699 1,654,474,805 575.53
Average 2,830,823 1,631,228,514 576.24
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