OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2003

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 5. DI benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2003–December 2003
Month All beneficiaries Disabled workers Spouses Children
Number (thousands)
January 7,259 5,578 149 1,532
February 7,314 5,619 151 1,543
March 7,357 5,648 152 1,557
April 7,399 5,678 152 1,569
May 7,432 5,702 152 1,578
June 7,438 5,730 153 1,555
July 7,434 5,755 152 1,527
August 7,466 5,781 152 1,533
September 7,499 5,806 152 1,542
October 7,526 5,825 151 1,550
November 7,565 5,852 151 1,562
December 7,595 5,874 151 1,571
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 5,066 4,658 32 376
February 5,108 4,696 32 380
March 5,140 4,724 32 383
April 5,172 4,753 33 387
May 5,199 4,777 33 389
June 5,221 4,805 33 383
July 5,238 4,830 33 375
August 5,267 4,856 33 378
September 5,294 4,881 33 381
October 5,318 4,901 33 383
November 5,355 4,935 33 388
December 5,493 5,060 33 399
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 697.90 835.00 212.90 245.80
February 698.40 835.70 213.60 246.00
March 698.60 836.30 213.30 246.30
April 699.00 837.10 213.40 246.50
May 699.50 837.70 213.50 246.80
June 701.90 838.50 214.30 246.50
July 704.60 839.20 215.30 245.80
August 705.40 840.00 215.80 246.40
September 706.00 840.70 216.00 246.80
October 706.50 841.40 216.30 247.40
November 707.90 843.20 216.80 248.10
December 723.20 861.60 221.40 253.90
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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