6.

D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents & Survivors
Table 6.D1.—Number of wives and husbands, by type of benefit, 1950–2000
[Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award]

Year

Total

Wives entitled solely
because of age

Wives entitled
because of children
in their care

Husbands

Wives and husbands of retired workers
1950..............................................
1955..............................................
1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................

162,768
288,915
339,987
321,015
339,447

152,310
263,816
305,713
275,717
286,867

9,646
21,692
32,254
44,087
51,378

812
3,407
2,020
1,211
1,202

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

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

289,600
287,455
300,651
277,330
292,010

60,184
58,440
60,976
53,072
55,498

774
728
29,247
16,554
10,655

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

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

294,892
277,641
302,739
308,922
298,855

55,401
50,993
36,229
35,309
30,972

10,400
9,906
10,999
12,043
12,864

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

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

312,849
315,427
294,499
281,760
278,655

30,454
28,925
26,099
23,045
21,285

13,255
13,763
12,735
12,124
10,558

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

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

277,238
276,236
274,670
262,240
248,430

21,395
21,154
21,057
19,945
18,431

10,347
9,610
9,037
8,543
8,164

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

258,740
244,014
268,012
263,668
275,568
341,503

233,731
221,059
246,229
242,390
253,559
315,148

17,214
15,466
14,040
13,472
13,521
15,625

7,795
7,489
7,743
7,806
8,488
10,730

Wives and husbands of disabled workers
1958 1 ...........................................
1959 2 ...........................................
1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................

12,920
54,299
54,187
69,183
96,304

5,035
21,301
15,756
13,813
21,227

7,869
32,844
38,326
55,230
74,913

16
154
105
140
164

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

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

31,942
36,600
36,990
35,335
32,863

116,624
110,626
113,417
93,293
79,414

175
181
1,531
1,533
966

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

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

32,616
30,360
31,540
35,369
34,470

74,922
64,333
45,463
43,820
46,433

962
882
832
890
931

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

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

34,101
33,797
31,652
29,634
27,750

48,522
47,711
43,881
41,627
39,212

888
927
1,783
2,529
2,151

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

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

27,023
26,747
27,502
26,276
24,240

40,458
43,543
47,841
45,602
42,824

2,186
2,464
2,740
2,727
2,485

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

63,097
57,528
50,818
47,550
46,164
43,941

22,833
21,775
23,329
22,693
22,557
22,399

37,972
33,638
25,779
23,190
21,949
19,801

2,292
2,115
1,710
1,667
1,658
1,741

1
2

September—November.
Includes December 1958.

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Table 6.D3.—Number and average monthly benefit for wives and husbands, by age and sex, 2000
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Wives of—
Total wives
Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Retired workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Disabled workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Husbands

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

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

282,100

$387.70

245,300

$412.30

36,800

$223.50

11,400

$215.80

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

30,100

252.00

14,600

340.00

15,500

169.10

1,000

122.10

Under 35 ............................................................................
35–39 .................................................................................
40–44 .................................................................................
45–49 .................................................................................
50–54 .................................................................................
55–59 .................................................................................
60–61 .................................................................................
62–64 .................................................................................

5,900
3,900
5,300
5,800
3,900
2,500
2,200
600

142.20
159.60
233.90
277.10
366.90
305.90
417.20
270.00

700
1,000
2,100
3,000
3,200
1,900
2,100
600

312.30
233.00
288.90
341.40
388.30
312.00
420.80
270.00

5,200
2,900
3,200
2,800
700
600
100
...

119.40
134.30
197.90
208.20
269.00
286.50
...

(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

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

(3)

Entitlement based on age...........................................

252,000

403.90

230,700

416.90

21,300

263.00

10,400

224.80

62–64
62 ...................................................................................
63 ...................................................................................
64 ...................................................................................
65–69 .................................................................................
65 ...................................................................................
66 ...................................................................................
67 ...................................................................................
68 ...................................................................................
69 ...................................................................................
70–74 .................................................................................
75 or older..........................................................................

188,600
132,200
29,900
26,500
55,100
32,200
10,300
5,200
4,300
3,100
5,300
3,000

386.20
374.60
414.60
411.90
469.70
463.30
506.00
459.30
472.40
428.60
375.30
361.40

169,400
115,400
28,200
25,800
53,200
31,200
9,900
5,200
3,900
3,000
5,300
2,800

401.00
391.10
424.80
419.50
474.00
465.90
513.60
459.30
489.50
432.80
375.30
371.60

19,200
16,800
1,700
700
1,900

255.20
261.40
243.80
132.90
347.20
...
...
...
...
...
...

2,700

Wives (nondivorced)...................................................
Divorced wives ...........................................................

263,600
18,500

388.70
373.20

228,800
16,500

414.00
388.70

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

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

(3)

2,000
1,000

195.10
...
...
...
244.20
...
...
...
...
...
252.10
159.60

34,800
2,000

222.20
244.90

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

9,700
1,700

229.50
137.50

(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

...
200

1 Benefits

awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Base figure too small to meet statistical standards for reliability of derived figure.
3 Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
2

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(2)
(2)
(2)

4,700
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents & Survivors
Table 6.D4.—Number of children, by type of benefit, 1957–2000
Children of—
Year

Total

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

1957..............................................
1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................

313,163
415,719
783,202
1,090,865

81,842
69,979
134,187
182,595

231,321
241,430
451,399
591,724

...
104,310
197,616
316,546

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

1,331,913
1,327,197
1,365,513
1,234,658
1,191,521

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

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

1,174,112
1,086,547
916,715
752,839
721,564

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

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

713,632
700,627
685,299
706,031
675,362

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

332,531
319,800
310,573
324,346
307,484

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

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

695,307
726,908
794,571
816,454
824,239

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

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

808,578
798,485
757,346
763,170
773,166
776,676

101,239
98,655
97,594
96,893
99,826
115,358

306,044
302,480
297,204
294,851
295,196
297,686

401,295
397,350
362,548
371,426
378,144
363,632

1940..............................................
1945..............................................
1950..............................................
1955..............................................

59,382
127,514
122,641
238,795

8,249
7,215
25,495
40,402

51,133
120,299
97,146
198,393

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

1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................
1975..............................................

391,366
523,453
678,940
806,770

57,239
84,707
99,353
115,347

231,611
263,637
337,960
300,139

102,516
175,109
241,627
391,284

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

573,828
512,939
457,445
444,467
449,242

111,610
84,793
81,502
80,117
74,328

227,139
228,317
222,738
211,396
202,163

235,079
199,829
153,205
152,954
172,721

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

464,908
465,115
451,370
452,519
446,308

74,128
70,915
66,672
63,586
59,073

200,576
196,008
184,668
192,278
189,285

190,204
198,192
195,030
196,655
197,950

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

468,439
502,442
559,725
575,247
586,342

60,588
60,618
61,034
59,515
57,677

189,792
191,537
192,689
198,469
201,598

218,059
250,287
306,002
317,263
327,067

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

571,650
561,687
517,118
516,100
522,946
525,390

57,215
56,126
54,841
54,218
57,019
68,440

198,848
194,333
184,237
182,118
182,159
184,762

315,587
311,228
278,040
279,764
283,768
272,188

Total

Children under age 18

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Table 6.D4.—Number of children, by type of benefit, 1957–2000—Continued
Children of—
Year

Total

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

Disabled children, aged 18 or older
1957..............................................
1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................

29,507
24,353
21,398
24,547

17,249
12,740
10,017
11,348

12,258
9,819
8,668
9,425

...
1,794
2,713
3,774

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

32,707
34,517
36,210
33,611
33,419

14,636
15,602

11,182
11,546

(1)

(1)

15,378
15,967

11,013
10,999

6,889
7,369
7,885
7,220
6,453

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

33,470
30,545
28,707
33,639
36,427

16,650
15,365
14,772
17,309
18,330

10,626
9,745
9,685
11,223
12,556

6,194
5,435
4,250
5,107
5,541

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

39,083
40,525
39,665
38,702
37,001

19,661
20,295
20,761
20,544
19,668

12,709
13,244
12,117
11,512
10,975

6,713
6,986
6,787
6,646
6,358

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

38,772
41,086
47,009
47,246
44,483

20,862
21,850
23,615
23,173
22,119

11,277
11,684
13,846
13,819
12,590

6,633
7,552
9,548
10,254
9,774

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

43,275
40,583
38,701
39,941
41,748
43,845

21,566
20,169
19,611
19,932
20,467
22,567

11,930
11,061
10,616
10,914
11,430
11,621

9,779
9,353
8,474
9,095
9,851
9,657

1965..............................................
1970..............................................

238,351
387,378

39,463
71,894

179,094
244,339

19,794
71,145

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

492,436
544,739
574,760
544,396
553,889

95,596
108,197

279,797
295,058

(1)

(1)

105,719
117,118

291,434
292,766

117,043
141,484
148,227
147,243
144,005

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

566,814
543,063
430,563
274,726
235,895

120,398
111,248
86,575
47,519
39,328

302,481
297,425
240,973
158,373
136,577

143,935
134,390
103,015
68,834
59,990

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

209,641
194,987
194,264
214,810
192,053

34,287
31,442
30,551
32,529
27,750

119,246
110,556
108,788
120,556
107,224

56,108
52,989
54,925
61,725
57,079

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

188,096
183,380
187,837
193,961
193,414

26,655
24,793
24,037
23,878
23,187

102,547
98,238
97,765
99,002
95,863

58,894
60,349
66,035
71,081
74,364

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

193,653
196,215
201,527
207,129
208,472
207,441

22,458
22,360
23,142
22,743
22,340
24,351

95,266
97,086
102,351
101,819
101,607
101,303

75,929
76,769
76,034
82,567
84,525
81,787

Students

1 Data not available.

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Table 6.D5.—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit and age, 2000
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Children of—
Retired workers
Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Deceased workers

Total
number

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Disabled workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1
$219.50

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

737,100

111,300

$373.00

281,500

$560.50

344,300

Children under age 18 ..............................................

509,800

68,600

354.70

177,800

533.10

263,400

192.50

Under 1 ............................................................................
1 .......................................................................................
2 .......................................................................................
3 .......................................................................................
4 .......................................................................................

21,600
13,500
14,700
17,200
20,000

1,000
500
1,200
1,200
1,500

382.60
395.40
301.30
335.80
307.30

4,600
4,700
4,300
7,100
7,400

501.30
515.70
413.10
536.40
490.60

16,000
8,300
9,200
8,900
11,100

170.70
142.90
169.50
179.30
155.70

5 .......................................................................................
6 .......................................................................................
7 .......................................................................................
8 .......................................................................................
9 .......................................................................................

18,900
23,500
24,400
24,600
30,400

1,500
1,900
2,200
2,500
2,900

283.20
311.50
378.40
280.00
332.10

7,000
9,000
8,800
10,000
12,400

529.60
541.90
508.00
495.40
493.50

10,400
12,600
13,400
12,100
15,100

167.10
200.80
164.10
159.70
160.20

10.....................................................................................
11 .....................................................................................
12.....................................................................................
13.....................................................................................
14.....................................................................................

27,500
36,200
35,300
33,400
37,600

4,100
5,500
5,200
6,300
5,600

315.80
362.90
360.70
331.30
351.60

9,600
12,800
13,400
11,000
12,600

539.10
517.10
515.20
550.60
585.50

13,800
17,900
16,700
16,100
19,400

205.50
175.60
174.50
193.40
223.60

15.....................................................................................
16.....................................................................................
17.....................................................................................

41,700
45,900
43,400

6,800
8,500
10,200

352.70
405.40
387.00

13,900
14,900
14,300

576.70
575.60
558.10

21,000
22,500
18,900

228.00
241.60
238.50

Disabled children, aged 18 or older..........................

37,500

21,100

371.40

9,400

540.70

7,000

250.50

Under 20 ..........................................................................
20–24 ...............................................................................
25–29 ...............................................................................
30–34 ...............................................................................
35–39 ...............................................................................
40 or older........................................................................

2,400
8,100
5,900
6,800
7,400
6,900

600
2,900
3,000
4,400
5,500
4,700

423.30
353.10
294.80
416.50
380.50
372.10

800
2,700
1,600
1,100
1,100
2,100

409.90
578.10
594.80
546.30
537.10
500.30

1,000
2,500
1,300
1,300
800
100

135.10
279.50
232.70
240.00
335.40

Students, aged 18–19...............................................

189,800

21,600

432.80

94,300

614.10

73,900

313.10

18.....................................................................................
19.....................................................................................

188,400
1,400

21,300
300

438.40

94,000
300

614.10

73,100
800

314.40
192.00

(2)

(2)

(2)

1 Benefits
2

awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

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6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents & Survivors
Table 6.D6.—Number of mothers and fathers, by type of benefit, 1950–2000
Widowed
With at least
Entitled solely
1 child because of at least
under age 16 1
1 disabled child 2

Surviving
divorced
mothers and
fathers

Total

Mothers

Fathers

Total

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

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

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

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

41,089
78,181
64,776
71,861
70,699

41,089
78,181
64,776
71,861
70,699

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

12
142
99
84
76

1955..............................................
1956..............................................
1957..............................................
1958 3 ...........................................
1959 4 ...........................................

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

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

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

75,927
67,410
88,102
81,392
101,933

75,927
67,410
86,088
80,130
100,234

...
...
2,014
1,262
1,699

91
65
72
75
87

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

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

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

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

92,507
98,374
99,835
104,866
106,137

90,939
96,778
98,099
102,828
103,778

1,568
1,596
1,736
2,038
2,359

100
75
90
94
112

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

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

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

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

99,804
106,677
110,283
113,323
116,434

97,972
105,270
108,842
111,869
115,035

1,832
1,407
1,441
1,454
1,399

201
458
479
442
488

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

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

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

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

111,887
115,996
117,034
112,511
102,584

110,459
114,266
113,822
109,574
99,705

1,428
1,730
3,212
2,937
2,879

490
552
665
6,264
6,637

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

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

111,372
107,339
111,473
103,391
103,805

4,852
6,181
7,348
6,624
6,619

108,002
105,158
109,050
100,247
99,413

103,597
99,781
103,492
96,834
96,249

4,405
5,377
5,558
3,413
3,164

8,222
8,362
9,771
9,768
11,011

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

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

99,922
92,138
80,198
76,271
68,164

7,887
7,515
6,588
6,193
5,630

96,005
81,079
70,019
66,711
59,256

92,768
78,069
67,301
63,304
54,962

3,237
3,010
2,718
3,407
4,294

11,804
11,059
10,179
9,560
8,908

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

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

66,992
64,147
59,626
57,859
54,916

5,249
5,193
5,151
4,817
4,609

62,881
60,200
56,329
54,833
51,992

58,507
55,639
52,051
50,655
48,226

4,374
4,561
4,278
4,178
3,766

9,360
9,140
8,448
7,843
7,533

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

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

53,346
52,889
51,273
51,358
49,825

4,714
5,007
5,129
5,050
4,907

50,879
50,787
49,341
49,465
48,217

47,673
47,695
46,302
46,420
45,346

3,206
3,092
3,039
3,045
2,871

7,181
7,109
7,061
6,943
6,515

1995..............................................
1996..............................................
1997..............................................
1998..............................................
1999..............................................
2000..............................................

51,645
49,150
43,504
42,395
41,756
40,491

46,874
44,732
39,805
38,533
37,926
36,521

4,771
4,418
3,699
3,862
3,830
3,970

45,368
43,538
38,565
37,739
37,271
36,197

42,817
41,192
36,396
35,577
35,092
34,241

2,551
2,346
2,169
2,162
2,179
1,956

6,277
5,612
4,939
4,656
4,485
4,294

Year

1 Prior to August 1981, benefits were payable to mothers and fathers caring for a child under age 18. For mothers and fathers caring for a child who was at least age 14 and
who were entitled in August 1981, benefits were continued until the child attained age 18 or September 1983, whichever came earlier.
2 Excludes mothers and fathers who had both disabled and nondisabled entitled children in their care.
3 January—November.
4 Includes December 1958.

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Table 6.D7.—Number and average monthly benefit for widows and widowers, by age and sex, 2000
[Based on 1-percent sample]
Nondisabled
Widows
Type of benefit,
age in month of award, and sex

Disabled widows
and widowers

Widowers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Widowed mothers
and fathers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

Number

Average
monthly
benefit 1

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

318,200

$866.60

15,600

$530.60

27,700

$516.40

37,300

$588.70

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

800
2,500
5,300
8,200
8,900

425.50
545.70
498.70
542.40
645.80

45–49 ...............................................................................................
50–54 ...............................................................................................
55–59 ...............................................................................................

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
9,000
16,400

...
512.30
517.70

6,400
3,400
1,200

632.70
681.40
575.90

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

134,800
68,300
23,100
16,800
11,700
14,900

797.30
771.10
788.20
812.50
804.80
908.50

9,900
3,800
2,700
2,300
700
400

564.00
503.10
551.00
722.10
481.00

545.20
585.30

600

(3)

2,100
1,400
300
200
200
...

(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

595.50
...
...
...
...
...

65–69 ...............................................................................................
65 .................................................................................................
66 .................................................................................................
67 .................................................................................................
68 .................................................................................................
69 .................................................................................................

59,300
32,800
6,500
6,300
7,600
6,100

862.50
821.90
888.20
940.40
929.00
890.20

1,000

758.40
...
...
...
...
...

200
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

70–74 ...............................................................................................
70 .................................................................................................
71 .................................................................................................
72 .................................................................................................
73 .................................................................................................
74 .................................................................................................

36,200
7,200
7,100
7,300
7,200
7,400

902.10
894.00
913.40
917.60
877.00
908.00

900

416.10
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

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

75–79 ...............................................................................................
75 .................................................................................................
76 .................................................................................................
77 .................................................................................................
78 .................................................................................................
79 .................................................................................................

39,900
8,300
8,300
7,700
8,200
7,400

904.30
870.80
929.50
934.70
901.10
885.20

1,200
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

386.60
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

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

80 or older........................................................................................

48,000

1,008.50

2,600

422.10

...

...

...

...

Men.........................................................................................
Women ...................................................................................
Widow or mother.................................................................
Surviving divorced wife or mother.......................................

...
...
285,100
33,100

...
...
870.50
833.50

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

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

900
26,800
22,800
4,000

389.50
520.60
519.60
526.80

2,800
34,500
31,600
2,900

488.60
596.80
587.80
695.00

(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)

(3)
(3)
(3)

...
(3)

1 Benefits

awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Base figure too small to meet statistical standards for reliability of derived figure.
3 Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
2

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Table 6.D8.—Number of widows and widowers, by type
of benefit, 1950–2000

Table 6.D9.—Number and average amount of lump-sum
death payment awards, 1940–2000
Number of—

Entitled because
of age

Entitled because
of disability

Total

Widows

Widowers

Widows

Widowers

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

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

66,672
89,324
91,992
112,467
127,626

63
267
310
399
400

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

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

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

61,080
90,941
103,322
122,185
151,869

75,095
117,303
134,991
163,011
205,117

$145.79
144.58
144.77
145.66
145.68

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

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

140,273
253,191
244,172
198,948
252,100

351
333
461
372
583

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

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

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

178,813
179,588
181,992
200,090
202,154

247,012
250,706
218,787
213,096
212,614

146.05
151.74
162.16
161.50
164.02

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

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

238,813
250,606
266,465
278,138
282,689

454
669
586
571
574

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

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

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

200,411
414,470
437,896
511,986
516,158

209,960
431,229
456,531
532,846
536,341

147.81
138.24
178.20
174.16
207.86

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

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

358,875
403,035
355,032
352,280
353,928

556
560
557
604
625

...
...
...
22,438
21,127

...
...
...
69
73

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

566,830
546,984
689,282
656,825
822,413

589,612
572,291
718,672
683,964
855,032

202.72
200.80
201.63
202.52
212.67

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

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

347,031
363,689
382,452
351,793
343,317

576
551
544
651
550

15,546
16,960
19,739
19,660
19,793

63
62
74
63
33

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

778,660
813,464
865,217
968,651
1,011,414

809,194
843,308
892,261
1,015,536
1,073,044

211.55
210.46
212.02
212.61
213.94

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

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

353,249
362,229
383,057
375,750
418,883

476
489
10,416
9,022
9,272

23,476
22,603
22,981
18,553
17,136

45
52
281
354
264

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

989,848
1,060,335
1,133,787
1,158,666
1,253,467

1,046,874
1,138,317
1,217,980
1,216,910
1,295,897

226.01
224.00
222.51
236.30
232.60

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

452,156
480,772
492,451
501,688
499,677

424,690
453,307
465,070
470,764
464,979

11,412
13,311
14,941
16,512
17,533

15,789
13,868
12,222
14,144
16,847

265
286
218
268
318

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

1,220,248
1,251,831
1,290,133
1,299,223
1,285,221

1,257,687
1,283,924
1,320,637
1,325,833
1,307,890

243.90
244.20
247.90
253.10
254.64

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

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

467,197
454,903
440,803
424,107
416,154

17,390
17,731
17,836
18,139
17,817

16,759
18,033
16,062
14,979
14,830

327
385
334
349
338

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

1,334,914
1,321,516
1,227,390
1,437,275
1,500,944

1,344,095
1,328,008
1,240,304
1,451,140
1,515,614

252.47
251.60
254.17
254.65
254.68

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

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

417,925
420,190
419,413
414,941
410,323

18,513
19,008
19,430
19,422
19,114

15,058
28,951
32,477
31,036
29,075

366
639
758
799
828

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

1,552,617
1,305,261
797,096
805,524
825,494

1,566,330
1,321,565
808,041
807,537
831,761

254.70
254.72
255.00
255.00
255.00

1995...........................
1996...........................
1997...........................
1998...........................
1999...........................
2000...........................

444,899
438,081
440,076
443,669
469,806
505,021

396,725
390,962
393,014
395,231
419,205
453,334

18,577
18,508
18,516
19,039
20,951
23,645

28,762
27,783
27,691
28,494
28,654
26,997

835
828
855
905
996
1,045

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

823,053
809,487
810,066
839,802
829,682

825,395
811,946
812,814
842,037
831,825

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

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

830,799
847,838
855,073
860,861
852,289

832,900
850,100
857,614
863,492
855,278

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

838,015
835,277
828,072
836,468
876,878
937,159

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

Year

1 January–November.
2 Includes December 1958.

Year

Deceased workers

1995 ...........................
1996 ...........................
1997 ...........................
1998 ...........................
1999 ...........................
2000 ...........................

3

835,360
832,304
825,176
833,770
873,890
933,767

1 January–November.
2 Includes December 1958.
3 Revised data.

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Lump-sum Average lump sum
payments
per worker

3