6.

A OASDI Benefits Awarded: Summary
Table 6.A1.—Number, by type of benefit, 1940–99
[Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award]
Wives and
husbands of—

Children of—

Total

Retired
workers

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Disabled
workers

Total .......... 172,822,025

Year

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

Disabled
workers

6,677,879 19,723,581

13,043,969

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers

Widows
and
widowers

4,620,708 18,340,966

Parents

Special
age-72
beneficiaries

70,806,319

17,760,043

16,905,773

3,561,890

1940 .............
1941 .............
1942 .............
1943 .............
1944 .............

254,984
269,286
258,116
262,865
318,949

132,335
114,660
99,622
89,070
110,097

...
...
...
...
...

34,555
36,213
33,250
31,916
40,349

...
...
...
...
...

8,249
6,031
4,859
3,652
4,350

51,133
69,588
72,525
81,967
95,326

...
...
...
...
...

23,260
30,502
31,820
35,420
42,649

4,600
11,020
14,774
19,576
24,759

113,487 1,267,410
852
1,272
1,266
1,264
1,419

...
...
...
...
...

1945 .............
1946 .............
1947 .............
1948 .............
1949 .............

462,463
547,150
572,909
596,201
682,241

185,174
258,980
271,488
275,903
337,273

...
...
...
...
...

63,068
88,515
94,189
98,554
117,356

...
...
...
...
...

7,215
10,736
12,446
12,604
15,854

120,299
104,139
103,308
106,351
103,068

...
...
...
...
...

55,108
44,190
42,807
44,276
43,087

29,844
38,823
45,249
55,667
62,928

1,755
1,767
3,422
2,846
2,675

...
...
...
...
...

1950 .............
1951 .............
1952 .............
1953 .............
1954 .............

962,628
1,336,432
1,053,303
1,419,462
1,401,733

567,131
702,984
531,206
771,671
749,911

...
...
...
...
...

162,768
228,887
177,707
246,856
236,764

...
...
...
...
...

25,495
40,958
24,695
33,868
35,938

97,146
189,542
158,650
178,310
176,858

...
...
...
...
...

41,101
78,323
64,875
71,945
70,775

66,735
89,591
92,302
112,866
128,026

2,252
6,147
3,868
3,946
3,461

...
...
...
...
...

1955 .............
1956 .............
1957 .............
1958 1 ..........
1959 2 ..........

1,657,773
1,855,296
2,832,344
2,123,465
2,501,802

909,883
934,033
1,424,975
1,041,668
1,089,740

...
...
178,802
131,382
177,811

288,915
384,562
578,012
366,553
390,517

...
...
...
12,920
54,299

40,402
37,900
81,842
63,408
83,157

198,393
173,883
231,321
205,110
265,123

...
...
...
18,264
78,655

76,018
67,475
88,174
81,467
102,020

140,624
253,524
244,633
199,320
252,683

3,538
3,919
4,585
3,373
7,797

...
...
...
...
...

1960 .............
1961 .............
1962 .............
1963 .............
1964 .............

2,336,144
3,046,653
3,004,501
2,729,559
2,552,063

981,717
1,361,505
1,347,268
1,145,602
1,041,807

207,805
279,758
250,634
223,739
207,592

339,987
394,198
393,857
345,610
316,262

54,187
77,588
69,212
66,543
59,706

69,979
126,019
135,984
115,220
100,051

241,430
264,440
266,286
281,511
288,304

104,310
189,283
170,354
163,967
145,439

92,607
98,449
99,925
104,960
106,249

239,267
251,275
267,051
278,709
283,263

4,855
4,138
3,930
3,698
3,390

...
...
...
...
...

1965 .............
1966 .............
1967 .............
1968 .............
1969 .............

3,072,426
4,722,483
3,596,770
3,619,927
3,699,633

1,183,133
1,647,524
1,161,130
1,240,098
1,272,784

253,499
278,345
301,359
323,154
344,741

321,015
396,856
319,503
329,935
335,723

69,183
81,238
87,296
89,603
94,690

134,187
195,055
167,676
172,460
176,162

451,399
584,901
534,568
593,331
622,109

197,616
276,093
282,662
299,016
313,629

100,005
107,135
110,762
113,765
116,922

359,431
403,595
355,589
375,391
375,753

2,958
3,202
2,658
2,144
2,093

...
748,539
273,567
81,030
45,027

1970 .............
1971 .............
1972 .............
1973 .............
1974 .............

3,722,433
3,965,157
4,202,607
4,220,493
4,100,809

1,338,107
1,391,403
1,461,399
1,493,194
1,413,145

350,384
415,897
455,438
491,616
535,977

339,447
338,219
353,742
349,493
319,149

96,304
113,222
124,366
128,198
132,042

182,595
196,589
209,422
217,708
201,684

591,724
613,193
643,513
618,825
574,174

316,546
372,224
411,766
413,751
443,909

112,377
116,548
117,699
118,775
109,221

363,216
381,262
402,809
372,167
363,693

1,852
1,635
2,086
1,655
1,155

29,881
24,965
20,367
15,111
6,660

1975 .............
1976 .............
1977 .............
1978 .............
1979 .............

4,427,138
4,351,654
4,610,730
4,166,571
4,229,286

1,505,750
1,475,773
1,593,631
1,472,786
1,590,854

592,049
551,460
568,874
464,415
416,713

350,558
346,623
390,874
346,956
358,163

148,741
147,407
151,938
130,161
113,243

225,579
236,805
259,447
214,284
247,800

591,118
578,905
587,589
566,992
544,549

515,216
511,487
518,477
453,382
399,172

116,224
113,520
118,821
110,015
110,424

377,246
385,373
416,735
403,679
445,555

969
914
870
844
788

3,688
3,387
3,474
3,057
2,025

1980 .............
1981 .............
1982 .............
1983 .............
1984 .............

4,214,567
4,029,827
3,840,579
3,755,994
3,690,103

1,612,669
1,578,990
1,618,411
1,669,738
1,607,370

396,559
351,847
297,131
311,549
361,998

360,693
338,540
349,967
356,274
342,691

108,500
95,575
77,835
80,079
81,834

248,658
211,406
182,849
144,945
131,986

540,246
535,487
473,396
380,992
351,326

385,208
339,654
260,470
226,895
238,252

107,809
99,653
86,786
82,464
73,794

452,156
477,121
492,451
501,688
499,677

724
606
498
431
383

1,345
948
785
939
792

1985 .............
1986 .............
1987 .............
1988 .............
1989 .............

3,796,394
3,853,454
3,733,853
3,680,969
3,646,349

1,690,490
1,734,248
1,681,716
1,654,068
1,656,744

377,371
416,865
415,848
409,490
425,582

356,558
358,115
333,333
316,929
310,498

83,511
82,435
77,316
73,790
69,113

128,076
122,652
117,984
116,659
106,491

332,531
319,808
310,573
324,346
307,484

253,025
258,167
256,742
265,026
261,387

72,241
69,340
64,777
62,676
59,525

501,673
491,052
475,035
457,574
449,139

381
344
286
263
281

537
428
243
148
105

1990 .............
1991 .............
1992 .............
1993 .............
1994 .............

3,716,924
3,865,426
4,050,849
4,001,201
3,940,342

1,664,754
1,695,346
1,707,949
1,661,281
1,625,347

467,977
536,434
636,637
635,238
631,870

308,980
307,000
304,764
290,728
275,025

69,667
72,754
78,083
74,605
69,549

108,105
107,261
108,686
106,566
102,983

303,616
301,459
304,300
311,290
310,051

283,586
318,188
381,585
398,598
411,205

58,060
57,896
56,402
56,408
54,732

451,862
468,788
472,078
466,198
459,340

233
246
298
238
213

84
54
67
51
27

1995 .............
1996 .............
1997 .............
1998 .............
1999 .............

3,882,193
3,793,238
3,865,966
3,800,259
3,917,099

1,609,174
1,581,452
1,718,623
1,631,511
1,690,024

645,832
624,335
587,417
608,131
620,488

258,740
244,014
268,012
263,668
275,568

63,097
57,528
50,818
47,550
46,164

101,239
98,655
97,594
96,893
99,826

306,044
302,480
297,204
294,851
295,196

401,295
397,350
362,548
371,426
378,144

51,645
49,150
43,504
42,395
41,756

444,899
438,081
440,076
443,669
469,806

200
177
157
152
118

28
16
13
13
9

1 January-November.
2 Includes December 1958.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal/Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0163/0162 for further information.

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6.A OASDI Benefits Awarded: Summary
Table 6.A2.—Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired workers,
disabled workers, and widows, 1940–99
Average primary insurance amount
Retired workers

Average monthly benefit

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Nondisabled
widows

1940..........................................
1945..........................................
1950 (Jan.-Aug.) .......................
1950 (Sept.-Dec.) .....................
1955..........................................
1960..........................................

$22.71
25.11
29.03
33.24
69.74
83.87

$23.26
25.71
30.16
35.32
75.86
92.03

$18.38
19.99
22.98
26.85
56.05
69.23

$22.71
25.11
29.03
33.24
69.74
81.73

$23.26
25.71
30.16
35.32
75.86
92.03

$18.38
19.99
22.98
26.85
56.05
63.26

...
...
...
...
...
$91.16

...
...
...
...
...
$94.02

...
...
...
...
...
$78.91

$20.36
20.17
21.65
36.89
49.68
62.12

1965 (Jan.-Aug.) .......................
1965 (Sept.-Dec.) .....................
1966..........................................
1967..........................................
1968 (Mar.-Dec.) 2.....................

88.57
99.36
100.57
96.62
111.82

96.56
108.79
108.82
105.83
122.00

74.99
82.34
85.06
81.66
95.49

82.69
89.20
93.75
89.74
103.82

90.89
99.90
102.85
99.05
114.15

68.78
71.26
77.34
74.63
87.25

93.26
101.30
101.41
101.84
115.67

97.89
106.51
106.40
106.95
121.77

80.27
86.75
86.92
87.04
98.35

73.81
75.37
74.16
77.68
90.02

1969..........................................
1970..........................................
1975 (Jan.-May)........................
1975 (June-Dec.) ......................
1976 (Jan.-May)........................
1976 (June-Dec.) ......................

114.51
133.94
216.56
235.13
241.19
257.95

125.37
146.99
242.76
264.67
273.43
293.96

97.29
113.69
176.76
191.56
193.03
206.65

106.13
123.82
196.42
213.68
218.40
233.72

117.09
136.80
220.35
241.05
247.46
266.64

88.80
103.67
160.50
173.31
174.99
186.84

118.35
139.79
220.60
243.47
247.32
271.19

125.11
148.39
241.48
266.08
270.78
297.10

99.37
115.74
175.27
192.13
193.97
213.29

91.55
106.95
185.34
198.88
201.05
214.22

1977 (Jan.-May)........................
1977 (June-Dec.) ......................
1978 (Jan.-May)........................
1978 (June-Dec.) ......................
1979 (Jan.-May)........................
1979 (June-Dec.) ......................

264.80
280.20
288.50
305.00
318.00
348.50

301.70
322.30
332.60
356.00
368.50
406.00

209.90
221.50
225.30
237.60
246.50
269.10

239.60
254.90
262.20
278.40
289.30
317.00

272.80
293.20
301.80
324.70
335.30
370.80

190.30
201.40
205.50
217.10
224.40
242.80

273.20
294.80
300.20
328.80
333.60
360.30

299.30
323.20
329.30
360.70
366.60
396.50

214.10
230.00
233.80
254.70
259.10
278.30

216.90
227.40
233.60
246.50
241.50
275.60

1980 (Jan.-May)........................
1980 (June-Dec.) ......................
1981 (Jan.-May)........................
1981 (June-Dec.) ......................
1982 (Jan.-May)........................
1982 (June-Dec.) ......................

353.80
396.30
400.10
438.80
425.60
447.10

411.70
465.50
467.50
514.50
504.20
532.70

270.50
301.00
302.60
332.60
315.10
328.50

321.10
359.80
363.60
400.10
388.40
408.60

374.00
422.90
424.20
468.00
457.50
483.00

244.90
272.90
276.00
304.80
291.40
305.50

352.10
396.50
389.80
425.60
416.90
441.10

388.80
437.90
431.40
471.30
462.40
489.50

269.70
301.00
295.00
320.70
312.70
328.00

277.50
312.80
313.00
346.30
350.80
375.30

1983 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1983 (Dec.) ...............................
1984 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1984 (Dec.) ...............................
1985 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1985 (Dec.) ...............................

448.00
451.20
457.10
471.00
475.70
487.60

531.60
546.40
544.40
565.70
566.20
588.30

330.00
325.50
335.60
343.00
348.00
352.00

408.20
410.20
414.70
429.50
432.00
443.10

480.30
491.80
489.40
511.30
509.60
530.00

306.50
302.50
310.90
318.90
322.20
326.10

432.40
445.30
443.00
461.10
459.20
477.60

480.30
496.80
494.00
516.50
514.00
535.90

317.90
333.20
332.20
342.90
345.00
357.20

385.10
400.50
406.80
428.00
431.10
436.90

1986 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1986 (Dec.) ...............................
1987 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1987 (Dec.) ...............................
1988 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1988 (Dec.) ...............................

500.30
504.60
516.80
536.90
540.70
560.00

596.90
611.00
618.90
648.80
648.60
679.50

363.50
361.70
374.10
386.80
390.40
401.20

453.10
456.90
466.10
484.00
487.80
504.90

536.00
548.40
553.60
580.00
580.30
607.00

335.70
334.00
343.90
355.20
359.00
369.20

471.50
489.00
487.00
517.10
517.20
543.00

527.60
546.90
546.80
583.40
581.90
612.70

358.20
369.60
368.90
391.80
392.60
410.00

452.10
446.20
462.00
477.40
488.80
499.20

1989 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1989 (Dec.) ...............................
1990 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1990 (Dec.) ...............................
1991 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1991 (Dec.) ...............................

572.80
597.50
609.00
626.40
642.80
656.20

686.90
724.90
729.70
761.00
768.90
793.40

412.90
425.90
438.20
447.30
460.40
467.40

516.60
538.70
550.50
559.30
583.50
592.80

614.80
647.50
654.60
672.10
692.30
709.50

379.00
392.10
403.30
409.30
426.10
432.10

539.90
571.20
566.90
600.60
593.00
613.20

608.00
645.90
637.80
676.90
666.90
689.70

414.40
437.50
438.90
466.60
464.20
481.50

512.90
525.70
541.10
566.60
573.70
582.10

1992 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1992 (Dec.) ...............................
1993 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1993 (Dec.) ...............................
1994 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1994 (Dec.) ...............................

671.60
688.30
697.10
716.20
722.90
741.90

803.10
829.30
831.50
861.70
862.90
892.40

483.40
493.80
507.10
519.00
530.30
541.50

608.60
620.70
630.60
645.90
651.00
665.70

721.90
740.90
746.20
769.80
771.30
794.20

446.50
454.90
467.00
477.90
485.40
494.50

601.60
625.70
621.70
649.90
647.00
684.80

677.00
706.50
699.80
735.70
731.30
776.50

474.70
490.30
494.70
512.30
518.50
549.00

596.90
604.00
620.70
618.90
637.80
644.60

1995 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1995 (Dec.) ...............................
1996 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1996 (Dec.) ...............................
1997 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1997 (Dec.) ...............................

744.30
765.30
769.20
788.90
787.10
812.80

887.00
917.60
916.80
950.20
951.70
982.00

551.40
563.60
572.40
582.90
608.50
610.40

671.70
668.40
693.60
708.70
723.30
734.50

794.30
818.00
820.50
846.00
854.30
876.90

505.80
516.70
524.50
533.30
581.30
564.40

675.70
703.40
693.70
727.70
718.30
748.40

767.30
798.70
788.90
832.00
820.40
851.60

546.00
568.70
567.80
590.00
590.70
615.10

662.50
675.40
683.10
690.30
700.60
699.90

1998 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1998 (Dec.) ...............................
1999 (Jan.-Nov.) .......................
1999 (Dec.) ...............................

819.50
831.10
857.60
875.70

983.10
1,003.20
1,023.20
1,043.90

620.00
628.80
649.50
663.70

744.70
754.20
777.10
791.20

882.10
898.40
918.40
934.30

577.10
584.70
599.60
610.70

737.00
762.00
763.90
792.60

841.50
870.30
870.60
904.30

610.60
633.80
636.60
660.60

716.70
711.00
713.30
708.20

Year 1

1
2

Retired workers

Disabled workers

Some years shown in several parts to reflect amendments that change benefit rates during the year.
Data for January and February not available.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal/Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0163/0162 for further information.

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Table 6.A3.—Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, age, sex, and race,1 1999
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total 2
Type of benefit, sex, and age
in month of award

White

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Black

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Other

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Retired workers 4
Total ...................................................

1,677,600

$796.90

1,386,500

$823.20

161,900

$710.80

104,600

$604.80

62–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70 or older...................................................

1,148,300
496,400
32,900

752.00
892.00
926.70

971,400
389,600
25,500

772.90
936.50
1,006.70

104,300
54,000
3,600

672.40
780.70
774.50

64,800
36,700
3,100

578.40
656.70
541.70

Men....................................................

940,100

936.80

780,500

976.70

83,500

793.20

58,700

669.10

62–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70 or older...................................................

623,800
301,900
14,400

896.70
1,010.70
1,120.90

528,000
241,500
11,000

931.30
1,062.50
1,270.60

54,400
27,900
1,200

745.20
881.00
924.70

35,900
21,100
1,700

648.00
719.20
492.40

Women ..............................................

737,500

618.60

606,000

625.50

78,400

623.00

45,900

522.50

62–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70 or older...................................................

524,500
194,500
18,500

580.00
707.70
775.50

443,400
148,100
14,500

584.30
731.20
806.50

49,900
26,100
2,400

592.90
673.50
699.50

28,900
15,600
1,400

491.90
572.10
601.60

Total ...................................................
Under 30 .....................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–54 ..........................................................
55–59 ..........................................................
60 or older...................................................

605,800
36,100
83,200
154,700
110,400
128,600
92,800

$787.80
479.30
662.00
750.70
849.90
880.60
880.00

436,200
24,400
56,000
107,000
79,700
97,800
71,300

$816.30
493.30
682.90
764.50
877.90
902.70
922.00

108,500
7,000
16,800
29,800
20,100
20,300
14,500

$736.70
459.60
595.20
737.70
789.70
867.40
776.00

53,000
4,300
9,500
15,300
8,600
9,200
6,100

$640.60
429.40
649.50
659.20
680.90
683.40
607.40

Disabled workers

Men....................................................

338,900

890.70

244,800

938.90

57,200

797.40

31,500

670.10

Under 30 .....................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–54 ..........................................................
55–59 ..........................................................
60 or older...................................................

20,900
44,300
80,500
61,900
73,500
57,800

466.00
685.10
828.40
978.50
1,031.40
1,015.90

13,200
29,600
55,100
45,500
55,500
45,900

482.10
713.40
862.40
1,024.40
1,074.20
1,058.90

4,400
8,700
15,600
9,500
11,600
7,400

449.80
609.40
774.00
873.10
971.80
904.20

3,100
5,400
8,400
5,300
5,400
3,900

421.80
659.00
683.00
731.00
738.10
678.20

Women ..............................................

266,900

657.10

191,400

659.60

51,300

669.10

21,500

597.30

Under 30 .....................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–54 ..........................................................
55–59 ..........................................................
60 or older...................................................

15,200
38,900
74,200
48,500
55,100
35,000

497.40
635.80
666.40
685.80
679.40
655.50

11,200
26,400
51,900
34,200
42,300
25,400

506.50
648.60
660.70
682.80
677.70
674.70

2,600
8,100
14,200
10,600
8,700
7,100

476.30
580.10
697.90
715.00
728.30
642.30

1,200
4,100
6,900
3,300
3,800
2,200

449.20
637.10
630.30
600.40
605.60
481.90

Wives
Total ...................................................
Wives of retired workers .............................

252,900
212,500

$355.90
387.30

206,000
176,800

$377.60
405.70

19,000
14,000

$293.10
332.10

22,900
17,800

$235.40
271.70

Entitlement based on care of children....
Entitlement based on age ......................
62–64 .................................................
65–69 .................................................
70 or older ..........................................
Wives of disabled workers ..........................

12,300
200,200
144,700
48,200
7,300
40,400

330.40
390.80
381.00
425.20
356.90
190.60

8,800
168,000
123,900
38,900
5,200
29,200

368.00
407.70
396.30
447.20
382.50
207.20

1,500
12,500
7,500
3,900
1,100
5,000

268.00
339.80
331.00
371.70
285.90
184.00

1,700
16,100
11,100
4,300
700
5,100

197.90
279.50
269.50
298.40
322.40
108.50

Entitlement based on care of children....
Entitlement based on age ......................

20,900
19,500

135.40
249.80

13,000
16,200

153.00
250.70

3,100
1,900

120.70
287.30

4,300
800

97.90
165.90

Husbands
Total ...................................................

9,400

$239.60

6,200

$229.40

900

$409.50

2,300

$200.50

Husbands of retired workers .......................
Husbands of disabled workers....................

7,900
1,500

261.40
124.60

5,000
1,200

1,074.20
147.40

800
100

453.50

2,100
200

217.60

(5)

(5)

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 6.A3.—Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, age, sex, and race,1 1999—Continued
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total 2

White

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Type of benefit, sex, and age
in month of award

Black

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Other

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Average
Number monthly benefit 3

Children
Total ...................................................

736,900

...

437,100

...

161,400

...

87,000

...

Children of retired workers..........................
Children of deceased workers ....................
Children of disabled workers.......................
Under age 18 ..............................................
Disabled, aged 18 or older..........................
Students, aged 18–19 .................................

98,400
291,800
346,700
505,900
33,800
197,200

$357.50
531.70
213.40
318.40
384.10
457.50

63,300
152,800
221,000
290,700
23,300
123,100

$392.00
586.90
229.80
332.30
414.00
479.50

21,200
62,700
77,500
109,100
6,500
45,800

$329.50
458.80
195.40
272.10
333.60
415.90

11,200
34,700
41,100
64,800
2,400
19,800

$239.90
434.00
147.90
235.90
268.40
398.90

Total ...................................................

38,500

$535.80

19,000

$586.70

3,700

$451.90

6,300

$420.70

Under 30 .....................................................
30–39 ..........................................................
40–49 ..........................................................
50–59 ..........................................................
60 or older...................................................
Widowed mothers .......................................
Widowed fathers .........................................

5,800
12,700
14,300
5,200
500
35,000
3,500

479.20
492.50
564.40
604.60
758.30
544.20
452.20

1,500
6,100
8,000
3,000
400
17,000
2,000

458.70
525.00
615.00
682.10

(5)

(5)

200
900
1,400
1,100
100

800
2,100
2,800
600
...

400.00
324.10
520.50
320.00
...

599.70
476.00

3,500
200

5,900
400

419.50

(5)

Widowed mothers and fathers

464.40
335.20
563.30
(5)

450.00

(5)

Nondisabled widows and widowers
Total ...................................................

340,900

$819.30

251,500

$854.60

32,300

$650.80

18,200

$612.80

60–64 ..........................................................
65–69 ..........................................................
70–74 ..........................................................
75 or older...................................................

149,900
62,000
36,200
92,800

752.70
819.40
859.90
911.10

118,200
46,500
29,700
57,100

787.90
869.40
909.80
952.10

18,700
7,900
1,800
3,900

636.00
650.50
583.70
753.50

8,000
5,100
2,000
3,100

587.10
631.70
595.00
659.30

Widows .......................................................
Widowers ....................................................

328,200
12,700

831.90
495.90

242,000
9,500

868.90
490.70

30,500
1,800

661.00
479.00

17,300
900

617.20
528.20

Total ...................................................

31,000

$507.50

22,200

$530.40

5,100

$408.20

2,700

$496.00

50–54 ..........................................................
55–59 ..........................................................
60 or older...................................................

11,200
15,600
4,200

506.80
501.60
531.10

7,600
11,500
3,100

524.10
524.00
569.10

2,200
2,500
400

414.70
406.60

Widows .......................................................
Widowers ....................................................

29,700
1,300

516.90
292.30

21,600
600

537.20
283.70

4,400
700

425.50
299.60

900
1,200
600
2,700
...

578.20
451.60
461.60
496.00
...

Disabled widows and widowers

(5)

1 Race and ethnic designations are collected from the form SS-5 (Application for a Social Security Card). For dependents and survivor beneficiaries, race is assumed to be
the same as that shown on the SS-5 for the wage earner on whose earnings record the benefit is based.
2 Includes persons of unknown race.
3 Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
4 Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)’s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
5 Average benefits not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

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Table 6.A4.—Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 1999
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total
Type of benefit and age
in month of award
Retired

workers 2

Men

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Women

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

.............................................

1,677,600

$796.90

940,100

$936.80

737,500

$618.60

62–64 ..........................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................

1,148,300
869,700
118,600
160,000

752.00
729.90
792.30
842.70

623,800
463,600
68,400
91,800

896.70
877.40
915.80
980.00

524,500
406,100
50,200
68,200

580.00
561.40
623.90
658.00

65–69 ..........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
Disability conversions ..........................................
Newly entitled ......................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................

496,400
424,200
193,000
231,200
28,900
17,000
14,200
12,100

892.00
882.80
815.90
938.60
933.00
962.80
921.50
983.00

301,900
257,600
118,400
139,200
19,900
9,300
8,600
6,500

1,010.70
1,003.20
940.30
1,056.80
1,026.90
1,089.90
1,032.10
1,114.60

194,500
166,600
74,600
92,000
9,000
7,700
5,600
5,600

707.70
696.50
618.60
759.70
725.30
809.40
751.70
830.30

70–74 ..........................................................................
75 or older...................................................................

25,600
7,300

1,012.20
626.80

12,400
2,000

1,211.90
557.10

13,200
5,300

824.60
653.00

Disabled workers .............................................

605,800

787.80

338,900

890.70

266,900

657.10

Under 25 .....................................................................
25–29 ..........................................................................
30–34 ..........................................................................
35–39 ..........................................................................
40–44 ..........................................................................
45–49 ..........................................................................

15,200
20,900
33,400
49,800
71,900
82,800

428.30
516.30
628.00
684.80
741.10
759.10

9,400
11,500
17,700
26,600
38,600
41,900

438.80
488.30
630.90
721.20
794.80
859.50

5,800
9,400
15,700
23,200
33,300
40,900

411.40
550.50
624.80
643.10
678.90
656.20

50–54 ..........................................................................
50 ............................................................................
51 ............................................................................
52 ............................................................................
53 ............................................................................
54 ............................................................................

110,400
22,300
20,500
25,500
21,200
20,900

849.90
839.60
802.00
837.00
867.10
906.10

61,900
12,300
10,900
12,900
13,100
12,700

978.50
1,001.40
896.70
992.70
946.70
1,044.90

48,500
10,000
9,600
12,600
8,100
8,200

685.80
640.60
694.50
677.70
738.30
691.10

55–59 ..........................................................................
55 ............................................................................
56 ............................................................................
57 ............................................................................
58 ............................................................................
59 ............................................................................

128,600
27,600
25,500
25,400
23,800
26,300

880.60
905.70
870.80
869.20
890.10
866.00

73,500
16,500
13,400
14,800
13,100
15,700

1,031.40
1,043.30
1,073.30
984.00
1,050.10
1,012.20

55,100
11,100
12,100
10,600
10,700
10,600

679.40
701.10
646.50
708.90
694.20
649.60

60–64 ..........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 3 .........................................................................

92,800
23,500
24,000
21,100
12,700
11,500

880.00
899.60
904.40
910.10
799.40
822.60

57,800
14,300
15,500
13,500
7,300
7,200

1,015.90
1,059.70
1,032.00
1,041.60
929.20
933.80

35,000
9,200
8,500
7,600
5,400
4,300

655.50
650.80
671.80
676.50
623.90
636.30

1
2
3

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)’s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
Includes 1,700 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.

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Table 6.A5.—Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex, and
age,1999
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Total

Men

Average
Number monthly benefit 1

Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Women

Average
Number monthly benefit 1

Average
Number monthly benefit 1

Retired workers ...............................................................

1,196,000

$754.10

650,700

$897.40

545,300

$583.10

62..............................................................................................
63..............................................................................................
64..............................................................................................
65..............................................................................................
66 or older.................................................................................

869,700
118,600
152,800
46,400
8,500

729.90
792.30
841.00
834.20
696.30

463,600
68,400
87,800
29,100
1,800

877.40
915.80
976.70
945.90
679.70

406,100
50,200
65,000
17,300
6,700

561.40
623.90
657.80
646.10
700.70

Disabled workers .............................................................

27,300

862.90

18,800

958.80

8,500

651.00

62..............................................................................................
63..............................................................................................
64 2 ...........................................................................................

10,100
9,100
8,100

932.10
810.40
835.80

6,600
6,100
6,100

1,046.80
913.90
908.50

3,500
3,000
2,000

715.80
600.00
614.00

Wives and husbands, total...............................................

177,900

356.30

2,300

185.60

175,600

358.50

Wives and husbands of retired workers ..............................
Wives and husbands of disabled workers ...........................

159,400
18,500

370.70
231.90

2,000
300

185.40
(3)

157,400
18,200

373.10
232.60

Wives...................................................................................

175,600

358.50

...

...

175,600

358.50

62..............................................................................................
63..............................................................................................
64..............................................................................................
65..............................................................................................
66..............................................................................................
67 or older.................................................................................

113,800
23,900
23,200
8,100
1,900
4,700

352.80
370.90
414.00
312.20
246.80
285.20

...
...
...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...
...
...

113,800
23,900
23,200
8,100
1,900
4,700

352.80
370.90
414.00
312.20
246.80
285.20

Husbands ..............................................................................

2,300

185.60

2,300

185.60

...

...

Nondisabled widows and widowers, total ........................

168,600

739.50

9,800

496.90

158,800

754.50

Nondisabled widows............................................................

158,800

754.50

...

...

158,800

754.50

60..............................................................................................
61..............................................................................................
62..............................................................................................
63..............................................................................................
64..............................................................................................

68,500
22,600
21,100
13,400
13,700

740.90
741.00
798.00
779.00
885.70

...
...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...
...

68,500
22,600
21,100
13,400
13,700

740.90
741.00
798.00
779.00
885.70

65..............................................................................................
66..............................................................................................
67–69 ........................................................................................
70 or older.................................................................................

13,000
600
1,800
4,100

630.50
849.70
742.30
698.40

...
...
...
...

...
...
...
...

13,000
600
1,800
4,100

630.50
849.70
742.30
698.40

Nondisabled widowers ........................................................

9,800

496.90

9,800

496.90

...

...

1

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Includes 1,400 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.
3 Average benefits not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
2

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Table 6.A6.—Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers,
by state, 1999
Retired workers

Disabled workers

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit 1

2 ..............................................................

1,689,186

100.0

$795.10

620,559

100.0

$784.10

Alabama...................................................................
Alaska ......................................................................
Arizona.....................................................................
Arkansas ..................................................................
California..................................................................

29,381
2,751
29,142
18,636
164,842

1.7
.2
1.7
1.1
9.8

764.60
763.40
809.30
751.50
785.60

15,572
958
10,352
8,594
56,659

2.5
.2
1.7
1.4
9.1

752.20
812.90
804.90
739.20
765.80

Colorado ..................................................................
Connecticut ..............................................................
Delaware..................................................................
District of Columbia..................................................
Florida ......................................................................

21,146
21,578
5,181
2,830
108,537

1.3
1.3
.3
.2
6.4

784.60
871.60
845.50
656.90
766.50

6,433
6,936
1,935
1,086
37,300

1.0
1.1
.3
.2
6.0

796.50
839.80
822.20
721.40
764.40

Georgia ....................................................................
Hawaii ......................................................................
Idaho........................................................................
Illinois .......................................................................
Indiana .....................................................................

43,771
7,337
7,593
70,625
37,918

2.6
.4
.4
4.2
2.2

775.30
774.00
780.50
824.50
851.70

19,263
2,160
2,659
22,527
13,387

3.1
.3
.4
3.6
2.2

768.00
806.40
760.70
830.00
817.50

Iowa .........................................................................
Kansas .....................................................................
Kentucky ..................................................................
Louisiana..................................................................
Maine .......................................................................

19,933
15,783
24,815
23,480
8,678

1.2
.9
1.5
1.4
.5

806.60
812.30
761.30
741.20
730.30

5,539
5,537
13,374
9,769
3,960

.9
.9
2.2
1.6
.6

773.70
761.10
757.60
763.00
708.60

Maryland ..................................................................
Massachusetts .........................................................
Michigan...................................................................
Minnesota ................................................................
Mississippi................................................................

29,453
36,779
59,245
28,318
17,623

1.7
2.2
3.5
1.7
1.0

802.00
799.70
879.90
815.80
738.00

9,505
14,336
22,235
8,802
9,978

1.5
2.3
3.6
1.4
1.6

825.10
784.00
845.60
776.30
731.20

Missouri....................................................................
Montana ...................................................................
Nebraska..................................................................
Nevada.....................................................................
New Hampshire .......................................................

36,484
5,995
10,502
13,034
7,755

2.2
.4
.6
.8
.5

790.80
753.20
778.10
792.80
822.30

15,380
1,702
3,457
4,046
2,953

2.5
.3
.6
.7
.5

770.50
768.90
745.40
806.80
795.80

New Jersey ..............................................................
New Mexico .............................................................
New York..................................................................
North Carolina..........................................................
North Dakota............................................................

51,990
10,536
115,166
53,788
4,027

3.1
.6
6.8
3.2
.2

871.70
737.80
834.30
783.10
745.50

19,075
3,428
43,002
24,359
1,032

3.1
.6
6.9
3.9
.2

868.70
759.90
840.60
764.10
736.00

Ohio .........................................................................
Oklahoma.................................................................
Oregon .....................................................................
Pennsylvania............................................................
Rhode Island............................................................

69,060
22,209
21,396
82,513
6,323

4.1
1.3
1.3
4.9
.4

816.40
766.80
805.80
830.70
792.90

21,719
8,061
7,811
28,153
2,881

3.5
1.3
1.3
4.5
.5

786.10
757.50
778.10
785.70
734.40

South Carolina .........................................................
South Dakota ...........................................................
Tennessee................................................................
Texas........................................................................
Utah .........................................................................

25,829
4,750
37,032
102,853
9,495

1.5
.3
2.2
6.1
.6

777.80
729.00
777.60
771.40
802.80

12,001
1,343
17,340
32,146
2,679

1.9
.2
2.8
5.2
.4

777.80
705.20
761.50
773.80
787.10

Vermont....................................................................
Virginia .....................................................................
Washington ..............................................................
West Virginia............................................................
Wisconsin.................................................................
Wyoming ..................................................................

3,933
41,337
33,430
12,688
34,716
3,111

.2
2.4
2.0
.8
2.1
.2

792.40
785.40
837.80
796.10
835.10
782.60

1,537
16,308
11,759
6,943
9,659
889

.2
2.6
1.9
1.1
1.6
.1

721.60
787.50
793.30
808.50
813.40
782.80

Outlying areas:
Puerto Rico ..........................................................
Other areas and foreign countries 3 .....................

18,592
15,267

1.1
.9

547.30
415.70

10,705
1,335

1.7
.2

637.80
590.50

State
Total

1

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Excludes beneficiaries with state code unknown.
3 Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
2

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal/Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0163/0162 for further information.

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