Annual Statistical Supplement, 2009

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Summary

Table 6.A1 Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2008
Year All benefits Retired workers Disabled workers Wives and husbands of— Children of— Widowed mothers and fathers Widow(er)s Parents
Retired workers Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total 212,261,686 88,347,076 24,706,616 19,823,209 3,988,089 7,765,099 22,536,652 16,941,556 4,963,130 23,075,588 114,671
1940 254,984 132,335 . . . 34,555 . . . 8,249 51,133 . . . 23,260 4,600 852
1941 269,286 114,660 . . . 36,213 . . . 6,031 69,588 . . . 30,502 11,020 1,272
1942 258,116 99,622 . . . 33,250 . . . 4,859 72,525 . . . 31,820 14,774 1,266
1943 262,865 89,070 . . . 31,916 . . . 3,652 81,967 . . . 35,420 19,576 1,264
1944 318,949 110,097 . . . 40,349 . . . 4,350 95,326 . . . 42,649 24,759 1,419
1945 462,463 185,174 . . . 63,068 . . . 7,215 120,299 . . . 55,108 29,844 1,755
1946 547,150 258,980 . . . 88,515 . . . 10,736 104,139 . . . 44,190 38,823 1,767
1947 572,909 271,488 . . . 94,189 . . . 12,446 103,308 . . . 42,807 45,249 3,422
1948 596,201 275,903 . . . 98,554 . . . 12,604 106,351 . . . 44,276 55,667 2,846
1949 682,241 337,273 . . . 117,356 . . . 15,854 103,068 . . . 43,087 62,928 2,675
1950 962,628 567,131 . . . 162,768 . . . 25,495 97,146 . . . 41,101 66,735 2,252
1951 1,336,432 702,984 . . . 228,887 . . . 40,958 189,542 . . . 78,323 89,591 6,147
1952 1,053,303 531,206 . . . 177,707 . . . 24,695 158,650 . . . 64,875 92,302 3,868
1953 1,419,462 771,671 . . . 246,856 . . . 33,868 178,310 . . . 71,945 112,866 3,946
1954 1,401,733 749,911 . . . 236,764 . . . 35,938 176,858 . . . 70,775 128,026 3,461
1955 1,657,773 909,883 . . . 288,915 . . . 40,402 198,393 . . . 76,018 140,624 3,538
1956 1,855,296 934,033 . . . 384,562 . . . 37,900 173,883 . . . 67,475 253,524 3,919
1957 2,832,344 1,424,975 178,802 578,012 . . . 81,842 231,321 . . . 88,174 244,633 4,585
1958 a 2,123,465 1,041,668 131,382 366,553 12,920 63,408 205,110 18,264 81,467 199,320 3,373
1959 b 2,501,802 1,089,740 177,811 390,517 54,299 83,157 265,123 78,655 102,020 252,683 7,797
1960 2,336,144 981,717 207,805 339,987 54,187 69,979 241,430 104,310 92,607 239,267 4,855
1961 3,046,653 1,361,505 279,758 394,198 77,588 126,019 264,440 189,283 98,449 251,275 4,138
1962 3,004,501 1,347,268 250,634 393,857 69,212 135,984 266,286 170,354 99,925 267,051 3,930
1963 2,729,559 1,145,602 223,739 345,610 66,543 115,220 281,511 163,967 104,960 278,709 3,698
1964 2,552,063 1,041,807 207,592 316,262 59,706 100,051 288,304 145,439 106,249 283,263 3,390
1965 3,072,426 1,183,133 253,499 321,015 69,183 134,187 451,399 197,616 100,005 359,431 2,958
1966 4,722,483 1,647,524 278,345 396,856 81,238 195,055 584,901 276,093 107,135 403,595 3,202
1967 3,596,770 1,161,130 301,359 319,503 87,296 167,676 534,568 282,662 110,762 355,589 2,658
1968 3,619,927 1,240,098 323,154 329,935 89,603 172,460 593,331 299,016 113,765 375,391 2,144
1969 3,699,633 1,272,784 344,741 335,723 94,690 176,162 622,109 313,629 116,922 375,753 2,093
1970 3,722,433 1,338,107 350,384 339,447 96,304 182,595 591,724 316,546 112,377 363,216 1,852
1971 3,965,157 1,391,403 415,897 338,219 113,222 196,589 613,193 372,224 116,548 381,262 1,635
1972 4,202,607 1,461,399 455,438 353,742 124,366 209,422 643,513 411,766 117,699 402,809 2,086
1973 4,220,493 1,493,194 491,616 349,493 128,198 217,708 618,825 413,751 118,775 372,167 1,655
1974 4,100,809 1,413,145 535,977 319,149 132,042 201,684 574,174 443,909 109,221 363,693 1,155
1975 4,427,138 1,505,750 592,049 350,558 148,741 225,579 591,118 515,216 116,224 377,246 969
1976 4,351,654 1,475,773 551,460 346,623 147,407 236,805 578,905 511,487 113,520 385,373 914
1977 4,610,730 1,593,631 568,874 390,874 151,938 259,447 587,589 518,477 118,821 416,735 870
1978 4,166,571 1,472,786 464,415 346,956 130,161 214,284 566,992 453,382 110,015 403,679 844
1979 4,229,286 1,590,854 416,713 358,163 113,243 247,800 544,549 399,172 110,424 445,555 788
1980 4,214,567 1,612,669 396,559 360,693 108,500 248,658 540,246 385,208 107,809 452,156 724
1981 4,029,827 1,578,990 351,847 338,540 95,575 211,406 535,487 339,654 99,653 477,121 606
1982 3,840,579 1,618,411 297,131 349,967 77,835 182,849 473,396 260,470 86,786 492,451 498
1983 3,755,994 1,669,738 311,549 356,274 80,079 144,945 380,992 226,895 82,464 501,688 431
1984 3,690,103 1,607,370 361,998 342,691 81,834 131,986 351,326 238,252 73,794 499,677 383
1985 3,796,394 1,690,490 377,371 356,558 83,511 128,076 332,531 253,025 72,241 501,673 381
1986 3,853,454 1,734,248 416,865 358,115 82,435 122,652 319,808 258,167 69,340 491,052 344
1987 3,733,853 1,681,716 415,848 333,333 77,316 117,984 310,573 256,742 64,777 475,035 286
1988 3,680,969 1,654,068 409,490 316,929 73,790 116,659 324,346 265,026 62,676 457,574 263
1989 3,646,349 1,656,744 425,582 310,498 69,113 106,491 307,484 261,387 59,525 449,139 281
1990 3,716,924 1,664,754 467,977 308,980 69,667 108,105 303,616 283,586 58,060 451,862 233
1991 3,865,426 1,695,346 536,434 307,000 72,754 107,261 301,459 318,188 57,896 468,788 246
1992 4,050,849 1,707,949 636,637 304,764 78,083 108,686 304,300 381,585 56,402 472,078 298
1993 4,001,201 1,661,281 635,238 290,728 74,605 106,566 311,290 398,598 56,408 466,198 238
1994 3,940,342 1,625,347 631,870 275,025 69,549 102,983 310,051 411,205 54,732 459,340 213
1995 3,882,193 1,609,174 645,832 258,740 63,097 101,239 306,044 401,295 51,645 444,899 200
1996 3,793,238 1,581,452 624,335 244,014 57,528 98,655 302,480 397,350 49,150 438,081 177
1997 3,865,966 1,718,623 587,417 268,012 50,818 97,594 297,204 362,548 43,504 440,076 157
1998 3,800,259 1,631,511 608,131 263,668 47,550 96,893 294,851 371,426 42,395 443,669 152
1999 3,917,099 1,690,024 620,488 275,568 46,164 99,826 295,196 378,144 41,756 469,806 118
2000 4,290,080 1,960,649 621,650 341,503 43,941 115,358 297,686 363,632 40,491 505,021 135
2001 4,161,971 1,779,228 691,309 314,547 43,412 110,680 302,445 383,049 41,323 495,848 129
2002 4,335,714 1,812,551 750,003 317,685 45,600 116,186 310,395 419,780 40,829 522,537 139
2003 4,321,778 1,791,316 777,461 305,831 47,183 111,992 305,409 434,953 39,206 508,306 121
2004 4,458,816 1,883,060 795,775 319,430 48,016 115,391 309,472 433,699 40,030 513,839 104
2005 4,672,152 2,000,157 829,687 329,225 50,187 123,494 314,786 469,267 38,248 516,949 152
2006 4,621,110 1,999,019 798,675 328,430 49,521 126,860 321,155 449,020 35,981 512,320 129
2007 4,710,830 2,035,780 804,787 316,782 47,583 126,678 322,326 453,292 33,597 569,862 143
2008 5,134,644 2,278,997 877,226 344,003 50,756 140,581 329,397 490,895 32,717 589,940 132
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
From 1966–2006, total includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
. . . = not applicable.
a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
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Table 6.A2 Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by type of benefit and sex, selected years 1940–2008 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount for retired workers (dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers Disabled workers Non-disabled widows
All Men Women All Men Women All Men Women
1940 22.71 23.26 18.38 22.71 23.26 18.38 . . . . . . . . . 20.36
1945 25.11 25.71 19.99 25.11 25.71 19.99 . . . . . . . . . 20.17
1950 (Jan.–Aug.) 29.03 30.16 22.98 29.03 30.16 22.98 . . . . . . . . . 21.65
1950 (Sept.–Dec.) 33.24 35.32 26.85 33.24 35.32 26.85 . . . . . . . . . 36.89
1955 69.74 75.86 56.05 69.74 75.86 56.05 . . . . . . . . . 49.68
1960 83.87 92.03 69.23 81.73 92.03 63.26 91.16 94.02 78.91 62.12
1965 (Jan.–Aug.) 88.57 96.56 74.99 82.69 90.89 68.78 93.26 97.89 80.27 73.81
1965 (Sept.–Dec.) 99.36 108.79 82.34 89.20 99.90 71.26 101.30 106.51 86.75 75.37
1970 133.94 146.99 113.69 123.82 136.80 103.67 139.79 148.39 115.74 106.95
1975 (Jan.–May) 216.56 242.76 176.76 196.42 220.35 160.50 220.60 241.48 175.27 185.34
1975 (June–Dec.) 235.13 264.67 191.56 213.68 241.05 173.31 243.47 266.08 192.13 198.88
1980 (Jan.–May) 353.80 411.70 270.50 321.10 374.00 244.90 352.10 388.80 269.70 277.50
1980 (June–Dec.) 396.30 465.50 301.00 359.80 422.90 272.90 396.50 437.90 301.00 312.80
1981 (Jan.–May) 400.10 467.50 302.60 363.60 424.20 276.00 389.80 431.40 295.00 313.00
1981 (June–Dec.) 438.80 514.50 332.60 400.10 468.00 304.80 425.60 471.30 320.70 346.30
1982 (Jan.–May) 425.60 504.20 315.10 388.40 457.50 291.40 416.90 462.40 312.70 350.80
1982 (June–Dec.) 447.10 532.70 328.50 408.60 483.00 305.50 441.10 489.50 328.00 375.30
1983 (Jan.–Nov.) 448.00 531.60 330.00 408.20 480.30 306.50 432.40 480.30 317.90 385.10
1983 (Dec.) 451.20 546.40 325.50 410.20 491.80 302.50 445.30 496.80 333.20 400.50
1984 (Jan.–Nov.) 457.10 544.40 335.60 414.70 489.40 310.90 443.00 494.00 332.20 406.80
1984 (Dec.) 471.00 565.70 343.00 429.50 511.30 318.90 461.10 516.50 342.90 428.00
1985 (Jan.–Nov.) 475.70 566.20 348.00 432.00 509.60 322.20 459.20 514.00 345.00 431.10
1985 (Dec.) 487.60 588.30 352.00 443.10 530.00 326.10 477.60 535.90 357.20 436.90
1986 (Jan.–Nov.) 500.30 596.90 363.50 453.10 536.00 335.70 471.50 527.60 358.20 452.10
1986 (Dec.) 504.60 611.00 361.70 456.90 548.40 334.00 489.00 546.90 369.60 446.20
1987 (Jan.–Nov.) 516.80 618.90 374.10 466.10 553.60 343.90 487.00 546.80 368.90 462.00
1987 (Dec.) 536.90 648.80 386.80 484.00 580.00 355.20 517.10 583.40 391.80 477.40
1988 (Jan.–Nov.) 540.70 648.60 390.40 487.80 580.30 359.00 517.20 581.90 392.60 488.80
1988 (Dec.) 560.00 679.50 401.20 504.90 607.00 369.20 543.00 612.70 410.00 499.20
1989 (Jan.–Nov.) 572.80 686.90 412.90 516.60 614.80 379.00 539.90 608.00 414.40 512.90
1989 (Dec.) 597.50 724.90 425.90 538.70 647.50 392.10 571.20 645.90 437.50 525.70
1990 (Jan.–Nov.) 609.00 729.70 438.20 550.50 654.60 403.30 566.90 637.80 438.90 541.10
1990 (Dec.) 626.40 761.00 447.30 559.30 672.10 409.30 600.60 676.90 466.60 566.60
1991 (Jan.–Nov.) 642.80 768.90 460.40 583.50 692.30 426.10 593.00 666.90 464.20 573.70
1991 (Dec.) 656.20 793.40 467.40 592.80 709.50 432.10 613.20 689.70 481.50 582.10
1992 (Jan.–Nov.) 671.60 803.10 483.40 608.60 721.90 446.50 601.60 677.00 474.70 596.90
1992 (Dec.) 688.30 829.30 493.80 620.70 740.90 454.90 625.70 706.50 490.30 604.00
1993 (Jan.–Nov.) 697.10 831.50 507.10 630.60 746.20 467.00 621.70 699.80 494.70 620.70
1993 (Dec.) 716.20 861.70 519.00 645.90 769.80 477.90 649.90 735.70 512.30 618.90
1994 (Jan.–Nov.) 722.90 862.90 530.30 651.00 771.30 485.40 647.00 731.30 518.50 637.80
1994 (Dec.) 741.90 892.40 541.50 665.70 794.20 494.50 684.80 776.50 549.00 644.60
1995 (Jan.–Nov.) 744.30 887.00 551.40 671.70 794.30 505.80 675.70 767.30 546.00 662.50
1995 (Dec.) 765.30 917.60 563.60 668.40 818.00 516.70 703.40 798.70 568.70 675.40
1996 (Jan.–Nov.) 769.20 916.80 572.40 693.60 820.50 524.50 693.70 788.90 567.80 683.10
1996 (Dec.) 788.90 950.20 582.90 708.70 846.00 533.30 727.70 832.00 590.00 690.30
1997 (Jan.–Nov.) 787.10 951.70 608.50 723.30 854.30 581.30 718.30 820.40 590.70 700.60
1997 (Dec.) 812.80 982.00 610.40 734.50 876.90 564.40 748.40 851.60 615.10 699.90
1998 (Jan.–Nov.) 819.50 983.10 620.00 744.70 882.10 577.10 737.00 841.50 610.60 716.70
1998 (Dec.) 831.10 1,003.20 628.80 754.20 898.40 584.70 762.00 870.30 633.80 711.00
1999 (Jan.–Nov.) 857.60 1,023.20 649.50 777.10 918.40 599.60 763.90 870.60 636.60 713.30
1999 (Dec.) 875.70 1,043.90 663.70 791.20 934.30 610.70 792.60 904.30 660.60 708.20
2000 (Jan.–Nov.) 904.90 1,069.40 685.40 841.60 990.50 643.00 806.40 917.60 673.20 708.70
2000 (Dec.) 930.00 1,111.00 713.00 842.80 996.50 658.50 846.60 960.20 710.00 715.40
2001 (Jan.–Nov.) 953.90 1,134.50 730.80 855.70 1,008.40 667.20 847.00 961.70 711.00 735.80
2001 (Dec.) 982.10 1,168.90 749.90 881.10 1,039.10 684.70 868.40 982.70 734.90 717.10
2002 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,026.30 1,219.00 788.10 914.10 1,076.80 712.90 897.50 1,019.50 753.30 750.50
2002 (Dec.) 1,029.90 1,230.00 788.50 916.90 1,084.50 714.80 906.70 1,028.10 762.50 751.90
2003 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,067.10 1,272.60 824.90 939.70 1,109.40 739.60 935.80 1,061.50 786.90 779.00
2003 (Dec.) 1,083.60 1,297.70 830.40 963.80 1,142.30 752.70 946.80 1,075.80 794.60 780.00
2004 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,072.50 1,277.60 834.20 936.10 1,104.70 740.20 942.60 1,068.40 795.70 768.10
2004 (Dec.) 1,090.70 1,309.70 853.80 961.20 1,136.50 771.50 965.80 1,093.50 819.00 785.90
2005 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,106.10 1,314.10 869.30 960.40 1,130.30 767.00 961.00 1,086.80 815.90 780.50
2005 (Dec.) 1,135.70 1,367.90 899.00 1,011.00 1,189.20 829.40 997.20 1,128.50 846.10 809.40
2006 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,163.30 1,376.70 923.70 1,020.50 1,195.70 823.80 999.00 1,129.00 851.00 818.70
2006 (Dec.) 1,193.60 1,415.30 947.50 1,045.90 1,232.40 838.90 1,020.60 1,148.00 875.60 854.90
2007 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,212.90 1,428.00 972.40 1,069.80 1,249.90 868.30 1,030.50 1,161.90 880.60 861.40
2007 (Dec.) 1,223.60 1,445.40 976.50 1,081.00 1,269.60 870.80 1,045.70 1,174.70 898.20 873.80
2008 (Jan.–Nov.) 1,259.00 1,476.00 1,014.70 1,113.80 1,297.40 907.10 1,053.90 1,184.60 905.10 868.90
2008 (Dec.) 1,297.90 1,552.10 1,066.20 1,083.30 1,256.20 925.70 1,109.10 1,245.30 953.60 891.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Beginning with 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
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Table 6.A3 Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, sex, age, basis of entitlement, and race, 2008
Age and basis of entitlement All races a White Black Other
Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit b (dollars)
Retired workers c
Total 2,260,400 1,186.10 1,607,700 1,257.10 185,800 1,069.60 449,400 984.80
62–64 1,345,500 1,041.40 938,800 1,098.20 106,200 972.80 293,500 887.60
65–69 873,700 1,413.10 645,500 1,488.00 76,300 1,210.10 144,800 1,193.50
70 or older 41,200 1,096.80 23,400 1,260.20 3,300 936.50 11,100 834.20
Men
Subtotal 1,198,300 1,380.20 920,300 1,455.00 101,400 1,171.20 170,900 1,108.40
62–64 678,600 1,219.40 517,800 1,282.00 59,800 1,052.60 98,100 993.90
65–69 507,500 1,601.90 396,300 1,680.60 40,300 1,353.60 68,300 1,303.20
70 or older 12,200 1,100.20 6,200 1,486.50 1,300 970.00 4,500 647.10
Women
Subtotal 1,062,100 967.10 687,400 992.00 84,400 947.50 278,500 909.00
62–64 666,900 860.30 421,000 872.20 46,400 869.90 195,400 834.20
65–69 366,200 1,151.30 249,200 1,181.50 36,000 1,049.50 76,500 1,095.60
70 or older 29,000 1,095.40 17,200 1,178.60 2,000 914.70 6,600 961.90
Disabled workers
Total 890,100 1,109.50 520,400 1,182.90 141,800 1,011.50 209,800 1,030.30
Under 30 60,600 670.60 32,500 689.50 12,000 666.40 12,100 681.20
30–39 89,300 931.50 53,600 972.30 15,200 891.60 16,500 904.80
40–49 193,300 1,041.00 115,200 1,094.80 33,500 952.20 41,500 999.60
50–54 170,700 1,123.60 95,800 1,218.10 27,700 1,012.90 45,200 1,009.30
55–59 202,600 1,223.70 113,800 1,317.40 30,200 1,118.50 56,800 1,103.30
60 or older 173,600 1,283.40 109,500 1,354.70 23,200 1,213.40 37,700 1,146.10
Men
Subtotal 466,800 1,247.30 295,400 1,337.50 71,300 1,099.40 91,900 1,129.50
Under 30 32,600 667.10 16,500 695.00 6,600 627.00 7,400 691.00
30–39 45,800 960.80 27,100 995.30 7,200 965.00 9,200 939.10
40–49 98,200 1,156.10 59,800 1,222.90 16,300 1,038.40 20,300 1,109.00
50–54 86,100 1,268.30 54,200 1,358.60 13,500 1,078.30 17,700 1,167.90
55–59 108,300 1,404.20 71,400 1,493.40 16,000 1,224.70 20,300 1,243.20
60 or older 95,800 1,478.70 66,400 1,555.10 11,700 1,386.40 17,000 1,272.40
Women
Subtotal 423,300 957.60 225,000 980.00 70,500 922.70 117,900 952.90
Under 30 28,000 674.70 16,000 683.80 5,400 714.60 4,700 665.90
30–39 43,500 900.70 26,500 948.90 8,000 825.50 7,300 861.70
40–49 95,100 922.10 55,400 956.60 17,200 870.50 21,200 894.90
50–54 84,600 976.40 41,600 1,035.10 14,200 950.60 27,500 907.30
55–59 94,300 1,016.30 42,400 1,021.00 14,200 998.80 36,500 1,025.50
60 or older 77,800 1,042.90 43,100 1,045.90 11,500 1,037.40 20,700 1,042.40
Wives
Total 226,400 515.10 176,400 549.10 14,900 426.10 31,900 361.10
Wives of retired workers
Subtotal 185,100 559.60 145,700 593.20 11,100 487.70 25,400 388.80
Entitlement based on care of children 10,900 493.10 7,900 519.20 1,000 452.80 1,900 416.20
Entitlement based on age 174,200 563.80 137,800 597.50 10,100 491.20 23,500 386.60
62–64 111,500 531.00 91,700 555.10 6,800 430.70 11,800 386.40
65–69 53,600 642.90 39,900 701.10 3,000 609.90 9,200 401.80
70 or older 9,100 499.30 6,200 556.50 300 d 2,500 331.70
Wives of disabled workers
Subtotal 41,300 315.60 30,700 339.90 3,800 246.20 6,500 252.90
Entitlement based on care of children 13,400 214.60 7,900 235.70 2,000 168.30 3,300 199.30
Entitlement based on age 27,900 364.10 22,800 376.00 1,800 332.60 3,200 308.10
Husbands
Total 15,800 310.00 8,800 296.30 1,900 251.40 4,900 338.00
Husbands of retired workers 12,400 340.00 6,800 1,493.40 1,200 282.60 4,200 355.50
Husbands of disabled workers 3,400 200.50 2,000 189.90 700 197.80 700 233.40
Children
Total 908,000 493.50 433,500 480.20 156,500 394.60 302,900 569.50
By age
Under age 18 595,700 441.90 251,400 383.50 97,000 327.80 235,600 557.60
Disabled, aged 18 or older 62,400 490.10 36,200 482.00 9,000 418.00 16,000 557.30
Students aged 18–19 249,900 617.40 145,900 646.40 50,500 518.70 51,300 627.90
By basis of entitlement
Children of retired workers 140,900 530.60 91,000 564.90 24,000 504.90 22,800 450.00
Children of deceased workers 326,400 736.60 86,400 841.10 38,200 626.80 195,300 717.70
Children of disabled workers 440,700 301.60 256,100 328.30 94,300 272.40 84,800 260.30
Widowed mothers and fathers
Total 30,400 823.80 7,300 878.40 1,500 600.50 21,200 822.00
By age
Under 30 3,800 744.00 700 759.20 200 d 2,700 773.40
30–39 7,700 733.60 1,400 756.90 200 d 6,100 737.40
40–49 12,700 853.90 3,700 939.20 700 706.10 8,200 836.60
50–59 5,900 939.40 1,300 952.60 400 d 4,100 952.50
60 or older 300 d 200 d e e 100 d
By basis of entitlement
Widowed mothers 26,800 840.90 6,600 903.90 1,200 608.00 18,600 835.20
Widowed fathers 3,600 696.80 700 637.70 300 d 2,600 727.30
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 329,000 1,120.20 146,600 1,172.30 14,800 774.50 165,400 1,108.30
By age
60–64 153,100 1,099.10 16,100 991.90 2,800 789.30 133,800 1,119.40
65–69 63,500 1,106.70 36,600 1,118.10 6,200 704.20 19,700 1,217.50
70–74 24,700 1,094.80 19,900 1,166.60 1,400 768.90 3,400 808.60
75 or older 87,700 1,174.10 74,000 1,239.90 4,400 866.10 8,500 799.80
By basis of entitlement
Widows 308,800 1,140.50 144,100 1,177.80 14,200 793.20 148,300 1,141.50
Widowers 20,200 810.30 2,500 856.80 600 333.30 17,100 820.30
Disabled widow(er)s
Total 28,100 669.40 5,200 605.60 2,100 545.70 20,400 698.30
By age
50–54 11,700 649.30 2,500 560.30 1,000 403.70 8,100 714.50
55–59 14,500 688.80 2,200 707.00 900 706.50 11,200 682.80
60 or older 1,900 644.90 500 385.20 200 d 1,100 735.90
By basis of entitlement
Widows 25,700 686.40 4,500 650.30 1,800 561.40 19,000 707.00
Widowers 2,400 487.60 700 318.20 300 d 1,400 580.10
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
a. Includes 17,500 persons of unknown race.
b. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
c. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
d. Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
e. Sample size is too small to support statistically reliable estimates.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A4 Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 2008
Age Total Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
Retired workers
Total b 2,278,997 1,173.00 1,200,141 1,366.70 1,078,856 957.60
62–64 1,388,888 1,032.40 696,565 1,212.80 692,323 850.90
62 1,031,710 997.30 510,463 1,174.10 521,247 824.30
63 158,497 1,106.00 84,507 1,278.60 73,990 908.80
64 198,681 1,155.90 101,595 1,352.70 97,086 950.00
65–69 858,003 1,403.10 494,727 1,590.00 363,276 1,148.60
65 792,703 1,405.90 460,988 1,596.30 331,715 1,141.30
Disability conversions 268,105 1,215.30 147,482 1,407.40 120,623 980.30
New entitlements 524,598 1,503.30 313,506 1,685.10 211,092 1,233.30
66 32,017 1,410.80 18,056 1,563.00 13,961 1,213.90
67 14,677 1,359.50 7,856 1,494.00 6,821 1,204.60
68 8,896 1,275.70 4,197 1,363.50 4,699 1,197.20
69 9,710 1,332.50 3,630 1,394.50 6,080 1,295.50
70–74 22,708 1,196.20 6,718 1,108.10 15,990 1,233.20
75 or older 9,398 883.40 2,131 625.60 7,267 959.00
Disabled workers
Total 877,226 1,114.50 466,966 1,252.70 410,260 957.30
Under 25 37,449 580.60 21,949 596.60 15,500 558.10
25–29 33,281 808.20 17,447 836.20 15,834 777.30
30–34 39,790 896.60 19,612 941.60 20,178 852.90
35–39 58,386 961.20 28,595 1,036.70 29,791 888.60
40–44 87,212 1,015.10 43,245 1,117.20 43,967 914.70
45–49 117,433 1,089.10 59,211 1,216.60 58,222 959.30
50–54 168,529 1,155.80 86,860 1,310.20 81,669 991.60
50 39,429 1,106.60 20,142 1,254.10 19,287 952.60
51 31,934 1,144.70 16,420 1,291.70 15,514 989.20
52 32,147 1,157.30 16,468 1,312.60 15,679 994.20
53 32,240 1,181.50 16,662 1,339.00 15,578 1,013.10
54 32,779 1,199.20 17,168 1,363.60 15,611 1,018.30
55–59 198,350 1,248.70 109,415 1,421.60 88,935 1,036.00
55 44,999 1,213.20 24,676 1,371.50 20,323 1,021.00
56 37,890 1,236.90 20,588 1,400.90 17,302 1,041.60
57 37,935 1,247.60 20,989 1,418.80 16,946 1,035.70
58 38,653 1,267.30 21,397 1,449.40 17,256 1,041.60
59 38,873 1,283.80 21,765 1,473.30 17,108 1,042.60
60–65 136,796 1,303.80 80,632 1,481.60 56,164 1,048.60
60 41,921 1,306.40 24,318 1,488.60 17,603 1,054.80
61 34,415 1,314.50 20,069 1,498.40 14,346 1,057.30
62 25,196 1,309.30 14,882 1,488.20 10,314 1,051.10
63 17,943 1,289.60 10,697 1,462.60 7,246 1,034.30
64 11,898 1,285.70 7,200 1,454.40 4,698 1,027.00
65 5,423 1,277.80 3,466 1,422.30 1,957 1,021.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)'s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A5 Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, age, and sex, 2008
Age Total Men Women
Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
Retired workers
Total 1,697,129 1,097.70 870,423 1,285.00 826,706 900.50
62 1,031,710 997.30 510,463 1,174.10 521,247 824.30
63 158,497 1,106.00 84,507 1,278.60 73,990 908.80
64 198,490 1,155.90 101,476 1,352.80 97,014 949.90
65 308,323 1,391.70 173,969 1,573.90 134,354 1,155.80
Disability conversions 24,021 1,275.00 14,472 1,453.30 9,549 1,004.60
New entitlements 284,302 1,401.60 159,497 1,584.90 124,805 1,167.30
66 or older 109 819.70 8 1,136.70 101 794.60
Disabled workers
Total 37,675 1,255.70 22,609 1,431.60 15,066 991.80
62 15,705 1,267.90 9,219 1,455.80 6,486 1,000.90
63 11,242 1,247.80 6,777 1,418.90 4,465 987.90
64 7,679 1,236.10 4,722 1,405.40 2,957 965.90
65 3,049 1,271.40 1,891 1,424.40 1,158 1,021.60
Wives and husbands
Total 294,244 401.80 8,305 294.60 285,939 404.90
By basis of entitlement
Wives and husbands of retired workers 263,159 409.90 7,062 301.30 256,097 412.90
Wives and husbands of disabled workers 31,085 333.10 1,243 256.50 29,842 336.30
By sex
Wives 285,939 404.90 . . . . . . 285,939 404.90
62 148,954 377.40 . . . . . . 148,954 377.40
63 39,639 379.30 . . . . . . 39,639 379.30
64 56,835 453.20 . . . . . . 56,835 453.20
65 38,268 450.50 . . . . . . 38,268 450.50
66 380 617.30 . . . . . . 380 617.30
67 or older 1,863 691.20 . . . . . . 1,863 691.20
Husbands 8,305 294.60 8,305 294.60 . . . . . .
Nondisabled widow(er)s
Total 209,694 1,028.30 17,357 855.30 192,337 1,043.90
Nondisabled widows 192,337 1,043.90 . . . . . . 192,337 1,043.90
60 67,198 1,084.30 . . . . . . 67,198 1,084.30
61 26,816 1,129.50 . . . . . . 26,816 1,129.50
62 20,927 1,058.80 . . . . . . 20,927 1,058.80
63 17,018 1,025.70 . . . . . . 17,018 1,025.70
64 22,268 1,090.50 . . . . . . 22,268 1,090.50
65 34,188 936.00 . . . . . . 34,188 936.00
66 275 573.90 . . . . . . 275 573.90
67–69 712 451.30 . . . . . . 712 451.30
70 or older 2,935 427.20 . . . . . . 2,935 427.20
Nondisabled widowers 17,357 855.30 17,357 855.30 . . . . . .
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Effective 2006, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 6.A6 Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by state or other area, 2008
State or area Retired workers Disabled workers
Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars) Number Percent Average monthly benefit a (dollars)
All areas 2,278,997 100.0 1,173.00 877,226 100.0 1,114.50
Alabama 37,126 1.6 1,146.10 21,307 2.4 1,106.30
Alaska 4,248 0.2 1,117.50 1,216 0.1 1,132.50
Arizona 47,423 2.1 1,190.90 12,704 1.4 1,169.30
Arkansas 23,823 1.0 1,097.60 14,858 1.7 1,052.10
California 233,164 10.2 1,149.70 73,790 8.4 1,050.50
Colorado 32,691 1.4 1,164.70 10,136 1.2 1,157.40
Connecticut 27,222 1.2 1,306.00 8,222 0.9 1,178.20
Delaware 7,485 0.3 1,277.90 2,563 0.3 1,185.40
District of Columbia 3,301 0.1 1,117.80 1,636 0.2 958.90
Florida 161,716 7.1 1,143.80 49,215 5.6 1,121.80
Georgia 67,774 3.0 1,155.60 26,599 3.0 1,124.40
Hawaii 11,019 0.5 1,165.90 2,431 0.3 1,150.70
Idaho 11,736 0.5 1,126.50 3,919 0.4 1,098.90
Illinois 86,777 3.8 1,200.10 31,516 3.6 1,159.90
Indiana 49,479 2.2 1,235.00 21,413 2.4 1,153.90
Iowa 23,327 1.0 1,177.70 7,186 0.8 1,100.00
Kansas 19,732 0.9 1,204.10 8,317 0.9 1,108.40
Kentucky 32,458 1.4 1,116.10 18,699 2.1 1,085.00
Louisiana 27,724 1.2 1,082.10 15,694 1.8 1,056.40
Maine 11,891 0.5 1,075.70 5,438 0.6 1,021.30
Maryland 39,856 1.7 1,234.60 14,184 1.6 1,152.90
Massachusetts 45,584 2.0 1,201.90 19,175 2.2 1,120.40
Michigan 82,594 3.6 1,280.40 34,469 3.9 1,183.20
Minnesota 38,260 1.7 1,242.80 11,816 1.3 1,140.10
Mississippi 21,995 1.0 1,097.20 11,913 1.4 1,078.20
Missouri 46,308 2.0 1,157.00 20,431 2.3 1,115.20
Montana 8,491 0.4 1,097.40 2,790 0.3 1,033.80
Nebraska 12,245 0.5 1,163.20 4,291 0.5 1,090.30
Nevada 21,535 0.9 1,147.60 6,439 0.7 1,173.50
New Hampshire 11,217 0.5 1,243.70 4,353 0.5 1,147.10
New Jersey 67,002 2.9 1,310.40 21,778 2.5 1,244.80
New Mexico 15,201 0.7 1,091.10 6,065 0.7 1,053.40
New York 138,544 6.1 1,238.70 56,531 6.4 1,154.00
North Carolina 75,553 3.3 1,174.70 30,012 3.4 1,122.20
North Dakota 4,563 0.2 1,107.30 1,442 0.2 1,060.50
Ohio 84,921 3.7 1,169.30 35,476 4.0 1,090.10
Oklahoma 27,783 1.2 1,117.30 14,047 1.6 1,060.70
Oregon 32,518 1.4 1,171.10 9,924 1.1 1,140.90
Pennsylvania 99,934 4.4 1,226.20 39,952 4.6 1,115.80
Rhode Island 8,538 0.4 1,199.50 3,645 0.4 1,071.70
South Carolina 39,961 1.8 1,168.90 16,734 1.9 1,135.10
South Dakota 6,080 0.3 1,108.50 1,660 0.2 1,059.00
Tennessee 52,020 2.3 1,158.70 23,287 2.7 1,106.90
Texas 140,149 6.1 1,128.80 64,185 7.3 1,080.20
Utah 13,412 0.6 1,177.70 5,087 0.6 1,102.80
Vermont 5,547 0.2 1,193.30 2,238 0.3 1,053.80
Virginia 57,207 2.5 1,204.00 19,322 2.2 1,134.70
Washington 49,937 2.2 1,224.90 16,665 1.9 1,148.20
West Virginia 14,975 0.7 1,146.90 8,895 1.0 1,119.00
Wisconsin 45,128 2.0 1,227.10 16,377 1.9 1,143.10
Wyoming 4,028 0.2 1,177.20 1,328 0.2 1,108.30
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 25,446 1.1 778.30 14,561 1.7 982.00
Other b 22,349 1.0 617.50 1,295 0.1 918.40
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Effective 2006, individuals whose benefits have been reinstated under the Expedited Reinstatement provisions are no longer included. Therefore, the statistics reported in this publication differ from those reported by the Office of the Chief Actuary.
Totals do not necessarily equal the sum of rounded components.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165 or supplement@ssa.gov.