OASDI Benefits in Current-Payment Status

Table 1.
All OASDI benefits, by program and type of benefit, October 2006–October 2007
OASI
Month

Total,
OASDI a

Subtotal,
OASI b

Retirement

Survivors

Subtotal, DI c

Number (thousands)
2006
October
November
December

49,015
49,091
49,123

40,444
40,495
40,503

33,879
33,930
33,938

6,566
6,566
6,566

8,571
8,596
8,619

2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

49,247
49,353
49,439
49,537
49,614
49,598
49,552
49,633
49,659
49,739

40,613
40,694
40,752
40,815
40,866
40,858
40,828
40,889
40,861
40,883

34,076
34,148
34,193
34,244
34,290
34,329
34,356
34,414
34,387
34,396

6,537
6,547
6,559
6,571
6,576
6,529
6,472
6,475
6,474
6,487

8,634
8,659
8,688
8,722
8,748
8,739
8,724
8,744
8,798
8,856

Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars)
2006
October
November
December

45,253
45,392
46,938

38,347
38,460
39,757

32,664
32,774
33,882

5,684
5,686
5,875

6,906
6,932
7,181

2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

47,142
47,274
47,377
47,497
47,592
47,643
47,676
47,783
47,823
47,905

39,946
40,059
40,141
40,233
40,307
40,343
40,364
40,451
40,439
40,467

34,095
34,195
34,264
34,344
34,409
34,476
34,537
34,618
34,605
34,622

5,852
5,864
5,877
5,889
5,897
5,867
5,827
5,833
5,834
5,845

7,195
7,215
7,236
7,263
7,285
7,300
7,312
7,332
7,384
7,438
(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)
2006
October
November
December

923.30
924.70
955.50

948.20
949.80
981.60

964.10
965.90
998.40

865.70
866.00
894.80

805.80
806.50
833.10

2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

957.20
957.90
958.30
958.80
959.20
960.60
962.10
962.70
963.00
963.10

983.60
984.40
985.00
985.80
986.30
987.40
988.60
989.30
989.70
989.80

1,000.50
1,001.40
1,002.10
1,002.90
1,003.50
1,004.30
1,005.30
1,005.90
1,006.30
1,006.60

895.20
895.70
896.00
896.30
896.80
898.60
900.40
900.90
901.10
901.40

833.30
833.30
832.90
832.80
832.80
835.30
838.10
838.60
839.40
839.90

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.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or oasdi.monthly@ssa.gov for further information.