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Payment Calculation Base for 2012

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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 2011, together with the resulting average amounts. The average amount per beneficiary for calendar year 2011 is the Title XVI payment calculation base for 2012.

Title XVI benefits for months in 2011
Month Number of
beneficiaries
Benefit amount Average
amount
Jan 3,098,204 $1,903,975,761 $614.54
Feb 3,105,289 1,905,054,876 613.49
Mar 3,111,412 1,912,629,101 614.71
Apr 3,120,149 1,919,264,544 615.12
May 3,127,729 1,922,291,452 614.60
Jun 3,142,111 1,929,763,139 614.16
Jul 3,150,268 1,937,348,993 614.98
Aug 3,164,303 1,945,319,696 614.77
Sep 3,173,917 1,952,253,506 615.09
Oct 3,182,746 1,958,840,968 615.46
Nov 3,195,464 1,963,906,138 614.59
Dec 3,191,389 1,966,420,377 616.16
Average 3,146,915 1,934,755,713 614.81
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