OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

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

Total,
OASDI a

Subtotal,
OASI b

Retirement

Survivors

Subtotal, DI c

Number (thousands)
2004
December

47,688

39,738

33,005

6,734

7,949

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

47,821
47,916
47,999
48,087
48,068
48,035
48,111
48,168
48,258
48,329
48,396
48,434

39,843
39,903
39,946
39,988
39,946
39,900
39,940
39,964
40,026
40,063
40,103
40,120

33,140
33,199
33,234
33,268
33,261
33,259
33,295
33,323
33,377
33,407
33,442
33,467

6,703
6,704
6,713
6,720
6,685
6,641
6,644
6,641
6,649
6,656
6,662
6,653

7,979
8,013
8,052
8,099
8,122
8,135
8,171
8,204
8,232
8,266
8,293
8,314

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2004
December

41,574

35,574

30,054

5,520

6,000

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

41,754
41,860
41,949
42,046
42,074
42,095
42,180
42,254
42,350
42,427
42,553
44,352

35,729
35,808
35,867
35,926
35,914
35,901
35,956
35,999
36,070
36,119
36,218
37,737

30,233
30,308
30,357
30,407
30,414
30,427
30,477
30,520
30,583
30,626
30,717
32,016

5,496
5,500
5,510
5,518
5,500
5,474
5,479
5,479
5,487
5,493
5,501
5,720

6,025
6,052
6,082
6,120
6,160
6,193
6,224
6,255
6,280
6,308
6,335
6,615
(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
December

871.80

895.20

910.60

819.80

754.80

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

873.10
873.60
874.00
874.40
875.30
876.30
876.70
877.20
877.60
877.90
879.30
915.70

896.80
897.40
897.90
898.40
899.10
899.80
900.30
900.80
901.20
901.60
903.10
940.60

912.30
912.90
913.40
914.00
914.40
914.90
915.40
915.90
916.30
916.80
918.50
956.70

820.00
820.50
820.80
821.20
822.70
824.20
824.60
824.90
825.20
825.30
825.80
859.80

755.10
755.30
755.40
755.70
758.40
761.30
761.80
762.40
762.80
763.10
764.00
795.60

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.
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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