OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 6.
OASDI child benefits, by type of beneficiary and age, January 2004–December 2004
Children of retired workers

Month

All
children

Children of deceased workers

Students Disabled
Under
aged aged 18
age 18
18–19 or older

Students Disabled
Under
aged aged 18
age 18
18–19 or older

Children of disabled workers
Under
age 18

Students Disabled
aged aged 18
18–19 or older

Number (thousands)
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

3,975
3,998
4,025
4,048
4,067
3,994
3,899
3,908
3,922
3,944
3,969
3,986

274
275
275
276
277
277
277
276
277
276
277
276

17
19
22
24
25
16
5
6
8
11
13
15

191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191

1,344
1,346
1,348
1,348
1,349
1,348
1,343
1,343
1,340
1,339
1,338
1,336

74
82
91
99
104
66
23
28
36
47
57
66

499
499
500
500
501
501
501
502
502
502
503
503

1,461
1,463
1,468
1,474
1,480
1,483
1,478
1,478
1,478
1,479
1,484
1,485

53
59
67
72
76
46
16
20
26
34
41
49

62
63
63
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
65
65

359
360
361
362
364
367
368
369
369
369
371
381

19
21
24
26
28
17
6
7
9
12
15
18

23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
24
24
24

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1,776
1,788
1,801
1,813
1,822
1,786
1,740
1,747
1,755
1,767
1,781
1,839

114
115
115
116
116
117
117
117
117
117
118
121

9
10
11
12
13
8
2
3
4
5
6
8

92
92
92
92
92
92
92
93
93
93
93
96

798
799
800
800
801
801
801
801
799
798
799
820

50
55
62
67
71
45
15
19
24
31
38
45

313
313
314
314
315
315
315
316
316
317
317
326

(Continued)

OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status
Table 6.
Continued
Children of retired workers

Month

All
children

Students Disabled
Under
aged aged 18
age 18
18–19 or older

Children of deceased workers
Students Disabled
Under
aged aged 18
age 18
18–19 or older

Children of disabled workers
Under
age 18

Students Disabled
aged aged 18
18–19 or older

Average monthly benefit (dollars)
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

446.80
447.30
447.60
447.90
448.00
447.30
446.40
447.10
447.40
447.90
448.80
461.30

417.90
418.50
418.80
419.10
419.10
420.60
422.90
423.40
423.80
424.10
425.60
437.40

502.80
505.10
508.20
510.30
510.80
517.10
476.30
488.20
495.20
499.50
502.40
519.20

481.20
481.90
482.50
483.00
483.40
484.00
484.60
485.20
485.70
486.10
487.00
500.50

593.30
593.60
593.40
593.40
593.40
594.50
596.20
596.50
596.40
596.30
597.30
613.60

671.80
674.80
679.00
682.80
684.70
689.40
644.40
652.20
658.50
663.30
666.50
689.00

626.60
627.10
627.50
628.00
628.30
628.70
629.20
629.50
629.70
630.10
630.50
647.90

246.10
246.00
245.80
245.70
245.80
247.20
249.10
249.60
249.60
249.70
250.10
256.70

359.30
359.70
360.50
361.80
362.60
368.50
348.10
353.30
356.50
357.90
357.50
368.00

361.50
361.30
361.00
361.30
361.50
362.40
364.10
364.90
365.20
365.50
365.80
376.10

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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