OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

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

4,025

281

15

192

1,332

64

508

1,516

48

69

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

4,043
4,065
4,089
4,113
4,126
4,048
3,950
3,959
3,979
4,004
4,022
4,041

283
284
285
286
286
287
286
284
284
284
283
282

18
20
23
25
27
18
4
5
7
10
13
16

192
192
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
1,322
1,321

73
82
91
100
106
66
19
24
33
45
55
65

508
508
509
509
509
510
510
511
511
512
512
513

1,515
1,516
1,517
1,521
1,522
1,523
1,523
1,525
1,528
1,530
1,531
1,530

56
63
71
77
82
51
14
18
25
33
41
50

69
69
69
69
69
70
70
71
71
72
72
72

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2005
December

1,946

131

8

101

858

46

345

410

19

27

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1,960
1,972
1,985
1,999
2,007
1,967
1,914
1,920
1,930
1,944
1,956
2,032

132
133
133
134
134
135
135
134
134
134
134
138

10
11
13
14
15
10
2
3
4
6
7
9

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
103
103
103
103
106

860
860
860
861
861
862
864
862
861
861
859
886

53
60
67
73
78
49
13
17
24
32
40
49

345
346
347
347
348
348
349
349
350
350
351
363

409
409
409
410
410
412
416
416
417
417
417
430

22
24
27
30
32
20
5
7
10
13
16
20

27
27
27
27
27
28
28
28
28
28
29
30
(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
December

483.40

465.70

553.20

528.40

644.50

720.20

679.40

270.30

387.10

394.80

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

484.70
485.10
485.60
486.00
486.30
485.80
484.60
484.90
485.10
485.50
486.20
502.80

467.50
467.60
467.70
467.90
468.00
469.20
471.90
472.30
472.50
472.80
474.10
490.00

558.30
560.60
562.80
565.00
565.70
572.50
530.60
539.00
546.30
551.50
556.60
580.00

529.50
530.20
531.10
531.90
532.50
533.10
533.80
534.40
534.90
535.30
536.20
554.40

646.10
645.90
645.70
645.70
645.70
647.10
649.00
649.10
648.90
648.90
649.40
671.10

723.40
726.70
730.30
733.90
735.70
744.00
694.50
701.60
711.40
715.60
719.10
747.60

679.90
680.30
681.10
681.90
682.30
682.80
683.20
683.70
684.10
684.50
685.00
708.00

270.30
270.00
269.70
269.40
269.20
270.70
272.90
273.00
272.70
272.50
272.50
281.30

386.80
387.60
388.80
389.70
390.60
395.00
373.90
380.70
385.20
386.30
387.20
400.50

395.30
395.00
395.30
395.20
395.50
396.90
398.10
398.10
397.80
396.50
396.90
410.30

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