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Payment Calculation Base for 2010

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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 2009, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2009 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2010.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2009
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 2,874,798 $1,757,588,195 $611.38
Feb 2,884,568 1,761,490,530 610.66
Mar 2,895,032 1,766,882,125 610.32
Apr 2,897,185 1,770,714,241 611.18
May 2,900,452 1,773,096,356 611.32
Jun 2,909,850 1,777,623,383 610.90
Jul 2,919,482 1,783,269,667 610.82
Aug 2,930,467 1,791,198,153 611.23
Sep 2,941,671 1,796,262,741 610.63
Oct 2,951,208 1,806,504,368 612.12
Nov 2,963,413 1,813,985,729 612.13
Dec 2,969,810 1,816,187,431 611.55
Average 2,919,828 1,784,566,910 611.19
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