OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2004

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 1. All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, January 2004–December 2004
Month Total,
OASDI a
OASI Subtotal, DI c
Subtotal,
OASI b
Retirement Survivors
Number (thousands)
January 47,066 39,452 32,685 6,767 7,614
February 47,136 39,492 32,719 6,773 7,644
March 47,212 39,505 32,719 6,785 7,707
April 47,301 39,531 32,736 6,795 7,770
May 47,378 39,571 32,767 6,803 7,807
June 47,369 39,558 32,792 6,766 7,810
July 47,330 39,542 32,823 6,720 7,788
August 47,379 39,559 32,842 6,717 7,821
September 47,468 39,618 32,893 6,724 7,850
October 47,533 39,648 32,919 6,729 7,885
November 47,618 39,697 32,960 6,737 7,921
December 47,688 39,738 33,005 6,734 7,949
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 39,624 34,113 28,752 5,360 5,511
February 39,709 34,174 28,806 5,368 5,535
March 39,787 34,201 28,821 5,380 5,587
April 39,878 34,240 28,850 5,390 5,638
May 39,960 34,292 28,893 5,399 5,669
June 40,004 34,314 28,935 5,379 5,690
July 40,033 34,338 28,985 5,352 5,696
August 40,103 34,375 29,021 5,354 5,729
September 40,197 34,442 29,081 5,362 5,755
October 40,270 34,485 29,118 5,367 5,785
November 40,407 34,587 29,210 5,377 5,820
December 41,574 35,574 30,054 5,520 6,000
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 841.90 864.70 879.70 792.10 723.90
February 842.40 865.30 880.40 792.60 724.10
March 842.70 865.70 880.90 792.90 724.80
April 843.10 866.20 881.30 793.20 725.60
May 843.40 866.60 881.80 793.50 726.10
June 844.50 867.40 882.40 795.00 728.50
July 845.80 868.40 883.10 796.50 731.30
August 846.40 869.00 883.70 797.00 732.50
September 846.80 869.40 884.10 797.40 733.10
October 847.20 869.80 884.50 797.50 733.70
November 848.60 871.30 886.20 798.10 734.70
December 871.80 895.20 910.60 819.80 754.80
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 special age-72 beneficiaries.
Excludes a number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would have been eligible for Social Security benefits had they applied. The reason they have not applied is that receipt of a Social Security benefit would reduce their Railroad Retirement benefit by a like amount. The number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would be eligible for a Social Security benefit if they applied is not available, but is estimated to be less than 100,000.
b. Benefits paid from the OASI trust fund to retired workers and their spouses and children and to all survivors.
c. Benefits paid from the DI trust fund to disabled workers and their spouses and children.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.