OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 4. OASI survivors benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2003–December 2003
Month All beneficiaries Widow(er)s
and parents a
Widowed mothers
and fathers b
Children
Number (thousands)
January 6,835 4,745 177 1,914
February 6,843 4,741 178 1,924
March 6,855 4,737 181 1,937
April 6,866 4,737 183 1,946
May 6,873 4,735 185 1,953
June 6,835 4,731 187 1,917
July 6,786 4,729 186 1,870
August 6,788 4,726 186 1,876
September 6,798 4,725 188 1,885
October 6,803 4,722 188 1,893
November 6,808 4,717 189 1,902
December 6,810 4,709 190 1,910
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 5,257 4,024 111 1,123
February 5,267 4,024 113 1,130
March 5,278 4,025 115 1,139
April 5,288 4,027 116 1,145
May 5,296 4,029 117 1,150
June 5,277 4,029 119 1,128
July 5,249 4,030 120 1,099
August 5,254 4,031 120 1,103
September 5,264 4,033 122 1,109
October 5,270 4,033 122 1,115
November 5,277 4,032 123 1,122
December 5,391 4,113 126 1,152
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 769.20 848.10 629.20 586.60
February 769.60 848.80 631.00 587.20
March 769.90 849.60 632.60 587.80
April 770.20 850.20 634.00 588.40
May 770.60 850.80 635.20 588.80
June 772.00 851.60 639.20 588.60
July 773.50 852.20 643.90 587.50
August 774.10 853.00 645.10 588.00
September 774.40 853.60 646.60 588.50
October 774.60 854.10 647.30 589.00
November 775.20 854.80 649.30 590.20
December 791.70 873.30 663.70 603.10
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.
a. Includes nondisabled widow(er)s aged 60 or older, disabled widow(er)s aged 50 or older, and dependent parents of deceased workers aged 62 or older.
b. A widow(er) or surviving divorced parent caring for the entitled child of a deceased worker who is under age 16 or is disabled.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.