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Population Projections

  1. American
    Indians and
    Alaska Natives
  2. Early
    Eligibility Age
    Beneficiaries
  3.  Lifetime 
    Low
    Earners

  4.  Oldest 
    Old
  5.  Sporadic 
    Low
    Earners
  6. Spousal-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  7. Survivor-
    Only
    Beneficiaries
  8. Women
    & Dual
    Entitlement

Chart Descriptions - The Oldest Old in 2050

Released: March 2015
Next expected update: 2018
Population Characteristics
Characteristic Aged 60 or older Aged 85 or older
Number of beneficiaries 88 million 17 million
Women 53% 59%
Ever disabled 13% 5%
Widowed 18% 37%
 
Median Benefit Amount (in 2015 dollars)
Population Scheduled benefits Payable benefits
60 or older 1,831 1,401
85 or older 1,961 1,500
 
Poverty rate
Population Scheduled benefits Payable benefits
60 or older 3.50% 6.98%
85 or older 2.98% 6.26%