OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 6.
OASDI child benefits, by type of beneficiary and age, October 2005–October 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
October
November
December

3,988
4,008
4,025

282
282
281

10
12
15

192
192
192

1,337
1,334
1,332

43
54
64

508
508
508

1,516
1,518
1,516

32
40
48

68
69
69

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

4,043
4,065
4,089
4,113
4,126
4,048
3,950
3,959
3,979
4,004

283
284
285
286
286
287
286
284
284
284

18
20
23
25
27
18
4
5
7
10

192
192
192
192
192
192
192
192
192
192

1,331
1,331
1,332
1,334
1,333
1,333
1,331
1,329
1,327
1,326

73
82
91
100
106
66
19
24
33
45

508
508
509
509
509
510
510
511
511
512

1,515
1,516
1,517
1,521
1,522
1,523
1,523
1,525
1,528
1,530

56
63
71
77
82
51
14
18
25
33

69
69
69
69
69
70
70
71
71
72

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2005
October
November
December

1,846
1,859
1,946

126
126
131

5
6
8

97
97
101

826
826
858

30
37
46

331
331
345

394
394
410

12
15
19

26
26
27

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

1,960
1,972
1,985
1,999
2,007
1,967
1,914
1,920
1,930
1,944

132
133
133
134
134
135
135
134
134
134

10
11
13
14
15
10
2
3
4
6

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
103
103
103

860
860
860
861
861
862
864
862
861
861

53
60
67
73
78
49
13
17
24
32

345
346
347
347
348
348
349
349
350
350

409
409
409
410
410
412
416
416
417
417

22
24
27
30
32
20
5
7
10
13

27
27
27
27
27
28
28
28
28
28
(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
October
November
December

462.90
463.80
483.40

445.80
447.20
465.70

525.40
529.40
553.20

506.30
507.20
528.40

618.10
618.90
644.50

683.80
687.00
720.20

652.00
652.40
679.40

259.60
259.70
270.30

369.10
369.80
387.10

378.60
378.90
394.80

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

484.70
485.10
485.60
486.00
486.30
485.80
484.60
484.90
485.10
485.50

467.50
467.60
467.70
467.90
468.00
469.20
471.90
472.30
472.50
472.80

558.30
560.60
562.80
565.00
565.70
572.50
530.60
539.00
546.30
551.50

529.50
530.20
531.10
531.90
532.50
533.10
533.80
534.40
534.90
535.30

646.10
645.90
645.70
645.70
645.70
647.10
649.00
649.10
648.90
648.90

723.40
726.70
730.30
733.90
735.70
744.00
694.50
701.60
711.40
715.60

679.90
680.30
681.10
681.90
682.30
682.80
683.20
683.70
684.10
684.50

270.30
270.00
269.70
269.40
269.20
270.70
272.90
273.00
272.70
272.50

386.80
387.60
388.80
389.70
390.60
395.00
373.90
380.70
385.20
386.30

395.30
395.00
395.30
395.20
395.50
396.90
398.10
398.10
397.80
396.50

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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 for further information.