OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 6.
OASDI child benefits, by type of beneficiary and age, March 2004–March 2005
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)
2004
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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

275
276
277
277
277
276
277
276
277
276

22
24
25
16
5
6
8
11
13
15

191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191
191

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

91
99
104
66
23
28
36
47
57
66

500
500
501
501
501
502
502
502
503
503

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

67
72
76
46
16
20
26
34
41
49

63
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
65
65

2005
January
February
March

4,008
4,032
4,058

278
280
281

18
20
23

191
191
192

1,336
1,337
1,338

74
82
91

503
504
504

1,487
1,490
1,494

56
63
70

65
65
65

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

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

115
116
116
117
117
117
117
117
118
121

11
12
13
8
2
3
4
5
6
8

92
92
92
92
92
93
93
93
93
96

800
800
801
801
801
801
799
798
799
820

62
67
71
45
15
19
24
31
38
45

314
314
315
315
315
316
316
317
317
326

361
362
364
367
368
369
369
369
371
381

24
26
28
17
6
7
9
12
15
18

23
23
23
23
23
23
23
24
24
24

2005
January
February
March

1,853
1,867
1,880

122
123
124

9
11
12

96
96
96

822
823
823

51
57
64

326
327
327

382
383
383

20
23
26

24
24
25
(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)
2004
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

447.60
447.90
448.00
447.30
446.40
447.10
447.40
447.90
448.80
461.30

418.80
419.10
419.10
420.60
422.90
423.40
423.80
424.10
425.60
437.40

508.20
510.30
510.80
517.10
476.30
488.20
495.20
499.50
502.40
519.20

482.50
483.00
483.40
484.00
484.60
485.20
485.70
486.10
487.00
500.50

593.40
593.40
593.40
594.50
596.20
596.50
596.40
596.30
597.30
613.60

679.00
682.80
684.70
689.40
644.40
652.20
658.50
663.30
666.50
689.00

627.50
628.00
628.30
628.70
629.20
629.50
629.70
630.10
630.50
647.90

245.80
245.70
245.80
247.20
249.10
249.60
249.60
249.70
250.10
256.70

360.50
361.80
362.60
368.50
348.10
353.30
356.50
357.90
357.50
368.00

361.00
361.30
361.50
362.40
364.10
364.90
365.20
365.50
365.80
376.10

2005
January
February
March

462.40
462.90
463.20

439.40
440.10
440.30

523.60
525.10
528.30

501.50
502.00
502.50

614.90
615.30
615.20

692.80
695.90
699.70

648.40
648.70
649.10

256.80
256.80
256.40

369.00
369.40
371.00

376.40
376.30
375.40

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.
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