Table 3.

OASI retired-worker beneficiaries, by sex and election of early retirement, January 2004–January 2005
All beneficiaries

Month

Total

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Men

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement
of total

Subtotal

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Women

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement of subtotal

Subtotal

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement of subtotal

Number (thousands)
2004
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

29,589
29,626
29,631
29,649
29,682
29,718
29,766
29,788
29,839
29,866
29,907
29,953

8,305
8,305
8,276
8,251
8,250
8,248
8,278
8,279
8,284
8,286
8,294
8,314

21,284
21,320
21,355
21,398
21,432
21,470
21,488
21,509
21,555
21,580
21,613
21,639

71.9
72.0
72.1
72.2
72.2
72.2
72.2
72.2
72.2
72.3
72.3
72.2

2005
January

30,086

8,340

21,746

72.3

15,281
15,297
15,295
15,299
15,312
15,328
15,349
15,358
15,382
15,394
15,412
15,431

4,707
4,703
4,684
4,667
4,664
4,663
4,664
4,665
4,668
4,670
4,674
4,679

10,574
10,595
10,612
10,632
10,648
10,665
10,685
10,693
10,714
10,724
10,738
10,752

69.2
69.3
69.4
69.5
69.5
69.6
69.6
69.6
69.7
69.7
69.7
69.7

14,309
14,328
14,336
14,350
14,370
14,390
14,416
14,430
14,457
14,472
14,495
14,522

3,598
3,603
3,592
3,584
3,585
3,585
3,614
3,614
3,616
3,616
3,619
3,635

10,711
10,726
10,744
10,766
10,785
10,805
10,802
10,816
10,841
10,856
10,876
10,887

74.9
74.9
74.9
75.0
75.1
75.1
74.9
75.0
75.0
75.0
75.0
75.0

15,502

4,686

10,816

69.8

14,584

3,654

10,930

74.9

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2004
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

27,326
27,380
27,397
27,426
27,469
27,517
27,574
27,611
27,669
27,707
27,797
28,602

9,028
9,029
8,998
8,975
8,974
8,975
8,997
9,001
9,010
9,016
9,052
9,321

18,298
18,351
18,398
18,451
18,495
18,542
18,577
18,609
18,659
18,691
18,744
19,281

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

15,897
15,927
15,931
15,942
15,964
15,988
16,020
16,039
16,072
16,092
16,141
16,605

5,749
5,745
5,722
5,704
5,701
5,701
5,703
5,706
5,712
5,716
5,739
5,903

10,149
10,182
10,209
10,238
10,262
10,288
10,317
10,333
10,360
10,376
10,402
10,702

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

11,429
11,453
11,466
11,484
11,506
11,528
11,554
11,571
11,597
11,615
11,655
11,997

3,280
3,284
3,276
3,271
3,273
3,274
3,294
3,295
3,298
3,300
3,313
3,417

8,149
8,169
8,189
8,213
8,233
8,254
8,260
8,276
8,299
8,315
8,342
8,580

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

2005
January

28,778

9,353

19,425

...

16,711

5,916

10,795

...

12,067

3,437

8,630

...
(Continued)

OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status
Table 3.
Continued
All beneficiaries

Month

Total

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Men

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement
of total

Subtotal

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Women

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement of subtotal

Subtotal

Without
reduction
for early
retirement

Early
With
retirees
reduction
as a
for early percentage
retirement of subtotal

Average monthly benefit (dollars)
2004
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

923.50
924.20
924.60
925.00
925.50
925.90
926.40
926.90
927.30
927.70
929.40
954.90

1,087.10
1,087.10
1,087.30
1,087.70
1,087.80
1,088.10
1,086.90
1,087.30
1,087.70
1,088.10
1,091.50
1,121.10

859.70
860.70
861.50
862.30
863.00
863.60
864.50
865.20
865.60
866.10
867.30
891.00

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

1,040.40
1,041.20
1,041.60
1,042.00
1,042.50
1,043.10
1,043.70
1,044.30
1,044.90
1,045.40
1,047.30
1,076.10

1,221.30
1,221.60
1,221.70
1,222.10
1,222.30
1,222.60
1,222.80
1,223.20
1,223.70
1,224.10
1,227.80
1,261.60

959.80
961.10
962.10
963.00
963.80
964.60
965.50
966.30
967.00
967.60
968.80
995.40

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

798.70
799.30
799.80
800.30
800.70
801.10
801.50
801.90
802.20
802.50
804.10
826.10

911.50
911.60
912.10
912.80
912.90
913.20
911.50
911.90
912.10
912.50
915.40
940.10

760.90
761.60
762.30
762.90
763.40
763.90
764.60
765.20
765.50
765.90
767.10
788.00

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...

2005
January

956.50

1,121.40

893.30

...

1,078.00

1,262.40

998.10

...

827.40

940.50

789.60

...

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.
. . . = not applicable.
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