OASDI Monthly Statistics, 2004

 
OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status Table 2. OASI retirement benefits, by type of beneficiary, January 2004–December 2004
Month All beneficiaries Retired workers Spouses Children
Number (thousands)
January 32,685 29,589 2,613 482
February 32,719 29,626 2,608 485
March 32,719 29,631 2,600 488
April 32,736 29,649 2,596 490
May 32,767 29,682 2,593 493
June 32,792 29,718 2,589 484
July 32,823 29,766 2,585 472
August 32,842 29,788 2,581 474
September 32,893 29,839 2,579 476
October 32,919 29,866 2,575 478
November 32,960 29,907 2,572 481
December 33,005 29,953 2,569 483
Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January 28,752 27,326 1,211 215
February 28,806 27,380 1,209 217
March 28,821 27,397 1,206 218
April 28,850 27,426 1,204 220
May 28,893 27,469 1,202 221
June 28,935 27,517 1,201 217
July 28,985 27,574 1,200 212
August 29,021 27,611 1,198 213
September 29,081 27,669 1,198 214
October 29,118 27,707 1,196 215
November 29,210 27,797 1,196 217
December 30,054 28,602 1,227 225
Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January 879.70 923.50 463.40 446.00
February 880.40 924.20 463.60 446.90
March 880.90 924.60 463.70 447.70
April 881.30 925.00 463.80 448.40
May 881.80 925.50 463.80 448.70
June 882.40 925.90 463.90 448.90
July 883.10 926.40 464.10 448.40
August 883.70 926.90 464.30 449.20
September 884.10 927.30 464.30 449.90
October 884.50 927.70 464.40 450.50
November 886.20 929.40 465.10 452.10
December 910.60 954.90 477.80 465.00
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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