OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 1.
All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, March 2004–March 2005
OASI
Month

Total,
OASDI a

Subtotal,
OASI b

Retirement

Survivors

Subtotal, DI c

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

47,212
47,301
47,378
47,369
47,330
47,379
47,468
47,533
47,618
47,688

39,505
39,531
39,571
39,558
39,542
39,559
39,618
39,648
39,697
39,738

32,719
32,736
32,767
32,792
32,823
32,842
32,893
32,919
32,960
33,005

6,785
6,795
6,803
6,766
6,720
6,717
6,724
6,729
6,737
6,734

7,707
7,770
7,807
7,810
7,788
7,821
7,850
7,885
7,921
7,949

2005
January
February
March

47,821
47,916
47,999

39,843
39,903
39,946

33,140
33,199
33,234

6,703
6,704
6,713

7,979
8,013
8,052

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

39,787
39,878
39,960
40,004
40,033
40,103
40,197
40,270
40,407
41,574

34,201
34,240
34,292
34,314
34,338
34,375
34,442
34,485
34,587
35,574

28,821
28,850
28,893
28,935
28,985
29,021
29,081
29,118
29,210
30,054

5,380
5,390
5,399
5,379
5,352
5,354
5,362
5,367
5,377
5,520

5,587
5,638
5,669
5,690
5,696
5,729
5,755
5,785
5,820
6,000

2005
January
February
March

41,754
41,860
41,949

35,729
35,808
35,867

30,233
30,308
30,357

5,496
5,500
5,510

6,025
6,052
6,082
(Continued)

OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status
Table 1.
Continued
OASI
Month

Total,
OASDI a

Subtotal,
OASI b

Retirement

Survivors

Subtotal, DI c

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

842.70
843.10
843.40
844.50
845.80
846.40
846.80
847.20
848.60
871.80

865.70
866.20
866.60
867.40
868.40
869.00
869.40
869.80
871.30
895.20

880.90
881.30
881.80
882.40
883.10
883.70
884.10
884.50
886.20
910.60

792.90
793.20
793.50
795.00
796.50
797.00
797.40
797.50
798.10
819.80

724.80
725.60
726.10
728.50
731.30
732.50
733.10
733.70
734.70
754.80

2005
January
February
March

873.10
873.60
874.00

896.80
897.40
897.90

912.30
912.90
913.40

820.00
820.50
820.80

755.10
755.30
755.40

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.
a. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Excludes a number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would have been eligible for Social Security benefits had they applied. The
reason they have not applied is that receipt of a Social Security benefit would reduce their Railroad Retirement benefit by a like amount. The
number of Railroad Retirement beneficiaries who would be eligible for a Social Security benefit if they applied is not available, but is estimated
to be less than 100,000.
b. Benefits paid from the OASI trust fund to retired workers and their spouses and children and to all survivors.
c. Benefits paid from the DI trust fund to disabled workers and their spouses and children.
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