OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

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

Total,
OASDI a

Subtotal,
OASI b

Retirement

Survivors

Subtotal, DI c

Number (thousands)
2004
July
August
September
October
November
December

47,330
47,379
47,468
47,533
47,618
47,688

39,542
39,559
39,618
39,648
39,697
39,738

32,823
32,842
32,893
32,919
32,960
33,005

6,720
6,717
6,724
6,729
6,737
6,734

7,788
7,821
7,850
7,885
7,921
7,949

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

47,821
47,916
47,999
48,087
48,068
48,035
48,111

39,843
39,903
39,946
39,988
39,946
39,900
39,940

33,140
33,199
33,234
33,268
33,261
33,259
33,295

6,703
6,704
6,713
6,720
6,685
6,641
6,644

7,979
8,013
8,052
8,099
8,122
8,135
8,171

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2004
July
August
September
October
November
December

40,033
40,103
40,197
40,270
40,407
41,574

34,338
34,375
34,442
34,485
34,587
35,574

28,985
29,021
29,081
29,118
29,210
30,054

5,352
5,354
5,362
5,367
5,377
5,520

5,696
5,729
5,755
5,785
5,820
6,000

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

41,754
41,860
41,949
42,046
42,074
42,095
42,180

35,729
35,808
35,867
35,926
35,914
35,901
35,956

30,233
30,308
30,357
30,407
30,414
30,427
30,477

5,496
5,500
5,510
5,518
5,500
5,474
5,479

6,025
6,052
6,082
6,120
6,160
6,193
6,224
(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
July
August
September
October
November
December

845.80
846.40
846.80
847.20
848.60
871.80

868.40
869.00
869.40
869.80
871.30
895.20

883.10
883.70
884.10
884.50
886.20
910.60

796.50
797.00
797.40
797.50
798.10
819.80

731.30
732.50
733.10
733.70
734.70
754.80

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

873.10
873.60
874.00
874.40
875.30
876.30
876.70

896.80
897.40
897.90
898.40
899.10
899.80
900.30

912.30
912.90
913.40
914.00
914.40
914.90
915.40

820.00
820.50
820.80
821.20
822.70
824.20
824.60

755.10
755.30
755.40
755.70
758.40
761.30
761.80

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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