OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 6.
OASDI child benefits, by type of beneficiary and age, March 2005–March 2006
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

Number (thousands)
2005
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

4,058
4,083
4,015
3,925
3,939
3,950
3,965
3,988
4,008
4,025

281
282
282
282
283
282
282
282
282
281

23
25
16
3
4
5
7
10
12
15

192
192
191
191
191
192
192
192
192
192

1,338
1,339
1,340
1,340
1,341
1,339
1,337
1,337
1,334
1,332

91
99
62
16
20
25
33
43
54
64

504
505
505
506
506
507
507
508
508
508

1,494
1,500
1,505
1,508
1,512
1,514
1,514
1,516
1,518
1,516

70
76
46
12
15
18
24
32
40
48

65
66
66
67
67
68
68
68
69
69

2006
January
February
March

4,043
4,065
4,089

283
284
285

18
20
23

192
192
192

1,331
1,331
1,332

73
82
91

508
508
509

1,515
1,516
1,517

56
63
71

69
69
69

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2005
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1,880
1,893
1,859
1,812
1,819
1,825
1,834
1,846
1,859
1,946

124
124
125
125
126
126
126
126
126
131

12
13
9
2
2
3
4
5
6
8

96
96
96
97
97
97
97
97
97
101

823
824
827
828
829
828
827
826
826
858

64
70
44
10
13
17
22
30
37
46

327
328
328
329
329
330
330
331
331
345

383
384
388
392
393
393
393
394
394
410

26
28
17
4
5
7
9
12
15
19

25
25
25
25
25
26
26
26
26
27

2006
January
February
March

1,960
1,972
1,985

132
133
133

10
11
13

102
102
102

860
860
860

53
60
67

345
346
347

409
409
409

22
24
27

27
27
27
(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)
2005
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

463.20
463.50
463.10
461.60
461.80
462.20
462.50
462.90
463.80
483.40

440.30
440.80
442.10
444.00
444.50
445.00
445.40
445.80
447.20
465.70

528.30
530.40
538.90
499.10
507.60
518.50
522.40
525.40
529.40
553.20

502.50
503.10
503.70
504.30
504.80
505.20
505.60
506.30
507.20
528.40

615.20
615.20
616.60
618.00
618.10
618.20
618.20
618.10
618.90
644.50

699.70
703.10
713.70
658.80
664.20
671.20
680.20
683.80
687.00
720.20

649.10
649.60
650.10
650.60
650.90
651.30
651.60
652.00
652.40
679.40

256.40
256.30
257.90
259.60
259.70
259.90
259.70
259.60
259.70
270.30

371.00
371.80
377.30
354.40
360.90
365.60
368.90
369.10
369.80
387.10

375.40
375.40
376.30
377.90
378.20
378.80
378.70
378.60
378.90
394.80

2006
January
February
March

484.70
485.10
485.60

467.50
467.60
467.70

558.30
560.60
562.80

529.50
530.20
531.10

646.10
645.90
645.70

723.40
726.70
730.30

679.90
680.30
681.10

270.30
270.00
269.70

386.80
387.60
388.80

395.30
395.00
395.30

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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