OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 6.
OASDI child benefits, by type of beneficiary and age, August 2004–August 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
August
September
October
November
December

3,908
3,922
3,944
3,969
3,986

276
277
276
277
276

6
8
11
13
15

191
191
191
191
191

1,343
1,340
1,339
1,338
1,336

28
36
47
57
66

502
502
502
503
503

1,478
1,478
1,479
1,484
1,485

20
26
34
41
49

64
64
64
65
65

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August

4,008
4,032
4,058
4,083
4,015
3,925
3,939
3,950

278
280
281
282
282
282
283
282

18
20
23
25
16
3
4
5

191
191
192
192
191
191
191
192

1,336
1,337
1,338
1,339
1,340
1,340
1,341
1,339

74
82
91
99
62
16
20
25

503
504
504
505
505
506
506
507

1,487
1,490
1,494
1,500
1,505
1,508
1,512
1,514

56
63
70
76
46
12
15
18

65
65
65
66
66
67
67
68

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

1,747
1,755
1,767
1,781
1,839

117
117
117
118
121

3
4
5
6
8

93
93
93
93
96

801
799
798
799
820

19
24
31
38
45

316
316
317
317
326

369
369
369
371
381

7
9
12
15
18

23
23
24
24
24

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August

1,853
1,867
1,880
1,893
1,859
1,812
1,819
1,825

122
123
124
124
125
125
126
126

9
11
12
13
9
2
2
3

96
96
96
96
96
97
97
97

822
823
823
824
827
828
829
828

51
57
64
70
44
10
13
17

326
327
327
328
328
329
329
330

382
383
383
384
388
392
393
393

20
23
26
28
17
4
5
7

24
24
25
25
25
25
25
26
(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
August
September
October
November
December

447.10
447.40
447.90
448.80
461.30

423.40
423.80
424.10
425.60
437.40

488.20
495.20
499.50
502.40
519.20

485.20
485.70
486.10
487.00
500.50

596.50
596.40
596.30
597.30
613.60

652.20
658.50
663.30
666.50
689.00

629.50
629.70
630.10
630.50
647.90

249.60
249.60
249.70
250.10
256.70

353.30
356.50
357.90
357.50
368.00

364.90
365.20
365.50
365.80
376.10

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August

462.40
462.90
463.20
463.50
463.10
461.60
461.80
462.20

439.40
440.10
440.30
440.80
442.10
444.00
444.50
445.00

523.60
525.10
528.30
530.40
538.90
499.10
507.60
518.50

501.50
502.00
502.50
503.10
503.70
504.30
504.80
505.20

614.90
615.30
615.20
615.20
616.60
618.00
618.10
618.20

692.80
695.90
699.70
703.10
713.70
658.80
664.20
671.20

648.40
648.70
649.10
649.60
650.10
650.60
650.90
651.30

256.80
256.80
256.40
256.30
257.90
259.60
259.70
259.90

369.00
369.40
371.00
371.80
377.30
354.40
360.90
365.60

376.40
376.30
375.40
375.40
376.30
377.90
378.20
378.80

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.
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