OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 2. OASI retirement benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2003–December 2003
Month All beneficiaries Retired workers Spouses Children
Number (thousands)
January 32,371 29,221 2,672 478
February 32,385 29,238 2,666 480
March 32,399 29,256 2,660 484
April 32,435 29,292 2,656 487
May 32,466 29,325 2,652 489
June 32,481 29,353 2,646 481
July 32,508 29,395 2,643 470
August 32,534 29,425 2,638 471
September 32,570 29,462 2,635 474
October 32,603 29,495 2,632 476
November 32,620 29,515 2,627 478
December 32,633 29,532 2,622 480
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 27,593 26,182 1,207 204
February 27,623 26,213 1,205 206
March 27,655 26,246 1,202 208
April 27,706 26,296 1,200 210
May 27,749 26,340 1,199 211
June 27,784 26,380 1,197 207
July 27,832 26,434 1,195 202
August 27,875 26,478 1,194 203
September 27,923 26,525 1,193 205
October 27,968 26,570 1,191 206
November 28,040 26,641 1,191 208
December 28,658 27,231 1,214 213
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 852.40 896.00 451.60 428.00
February 853.00 896.50 451.70 428.80
March 853.60 897.10 451.80 429.50
April 854.20 897.70 452.00 430.20
May 854.70 898.20 452.00 430.90
June 855.40 898.70 452.20 431.00
July 856.20 899.30 452.40 430.70
August 856.80 899.80 452.60 431.60
September 857.30 900.30 452.60 432.20
October 857.80 900.80 452.70 432.80
November 859.60 902.60 453.50 434.40
December 878.20 922.10 463.10 444.20
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data are for the end of the specified month.
Some Social Security beneficiaries are entitled to more than one type of benefit. In most cases, they are dually entitled to a worker benefit and a higher spouse or widow(er) benefit. If both benefits are financed from the same trust fund, the beneficiary is usually counted only once in the statistics, as a retired-worker or a disabled-worker beneficiary, and the benefit amount recorded is the larger amount associated with the auxiliary benefit. If the benefits are paid from different trust funds the beneficiary is counted twice, and the respective benefit amounts are recorded for each type of benefit.
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