5.

A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1—Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit and race, December 2001
All races a

Number c

Type of benefit

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Other b

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Total, OASDI d ................................................

45,874,040

795.70

39,114,800

821.10

4,696,080

662.20

1,900,000

609.90

OASI ..........................................................................
Retirement benefits ..............................................
Retired workers .................................................
Spouses of retired workers................................
Children of retired workers ................................

38,961,000
32,046,170
28,841,820
2,737,720
466,630

816.80
831.00
874.50
443.30
413.60

34,153,620
28,480,040
25,637,100
2,499,230
343,710

837.70
846.60
890.50
452.70
437.70

3,463,350
2,550,650
2,326,640
131,000
93,010

679.10
719.30
753.50
363.80
364.10

1,230,320
935,790
807,730
99,140
28,920

631.40
662.20
718.10
315.10
289.70

Survivor benefits...................................................
Children of deceased workers ...........................
Widowed mothers and fathers...........................
Nondisabled widow(er)s ....................................
Disabled widow(er)s ..........................................
Parents of deceased workers ............................

6,914,800
1,890,280
195,160
4,624,690
202,020
2,650

751.50
569.70
618.50
840.80
535.20
737.00

5,673,560
1,273,400
137,460
4,111,080
150,070
1,550

792.90
613.60
661.00
861.50
555.00
769.00

912,700
431,100
32,320
407,200
41,760
320

567.10
480.50
528.00
670.70
479.30
691.00

294,530
167,180
23,200
93,950
9,470
730

533.80
466.20
494.20
668.90
469.80
697.80

DI ...............................................................................
Disabled workers..................................................
Spouses of disabled workers ...............................
Children of disabled workers ................................

6,913,040
5,265,190
157,430
1,490,420

676.80
814.90
206.50
238.50

4,961,180
3,851,540
119,100
990,540

706.90
839.50
216.30
250.40

1,232,730
904,290
19,480
308,960

614.50
757.80
184.80
222.10

669,680
471,950
18,040
179,690

570.50
726.90
166.40
200.30

a. Includes 163,160 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
d. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1.1—Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by race, age, and sex,
December 2001
All races a

Number c

Age

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

All retired workers
Total ....................................................................

28,841,820

874.50

25,637,100

890.50

2,326,640

753.50

807,730

718.10

62–64 .........................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................
65–69 .........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................
70–74 .........................................................................
70 ............................................................................
71 ............................................................................
72 ............................................................................
73 ............................................................................
74 ............................................................................
75–79 .........................................................................
75 ............................................................................
76 ............................................................................
77 ............................................................................
78 ............................................................................
79 ............................................................................
80–84 .........................................................................
80 ............................................................................
81 ............................................................................
82 ............................................................................
83 ............................................................................
84 ............................................................................
85–89 .........................................................................
85 ............................................................................
86 ............................................................................
87 ............................................................................
88 ............................................................................
89 ............................................................................
90–94 .........................................................................
95 or older..................................................................

2,570,130
676,780
917,770
975,580
7,408,930
1,551,180
1,549,340
1,494,780
1,401,030
1,412,600
6,636,340
1,386,660
1,385,350
1,300,470
1,294,600
1,269,260
5,471,900
1,197,870
1,152,370
1,118,910
1,036,500
966,250
3,751,790
935,710
830,830
716,410
676,540
592,300
2,027,770
523,440
463,360
409,900
343,450
287,620
769,430
205,530

806.90
796.10
807.80
813.70
867.90
875.00
862.30
858.80
865.30
878.30
870.60
869.20
864.90
864.00
874.90
880.50
871.20
872.70
884.60
870.10
863.50
862.90
889.00
862.60
862.30
877.50
919.30
947.10
975.90
1,005.80
990.20
972.60
954.60
928.80
894.90
825.70

2,250,860
590,660
805,660
854,540
6,436,530
1,344,240
1,342,530
1,299,070
1,218,230
1,232,460
5,896,120
1,225,260
1,229,010
1,154,220
1,153,910
1,133,720
4,923,730
1,074,250
1,034,890
1,007,690
936,310
870,590
3,408,190
849,300
754,050
647,380
617,040
540,420
1,844,380
476,530
422,850
372,100
312,520
260,380
696,160
181,130

821.30
809.20
821.90
829.10
886.10
892.70
880.80
877.00
884.00
896.50
886.80
886.40
881.80
879.80
890.10
896.40
885.30
887.10
899.50
884.20
876.80
876.40
902.40
875.90
875.00
891.10
932.90
960.80
990.80
1,020.90
1,004.10
988.30
969.20
943.50
910.80
846.90

225,150
59,770
79,820
85,560
685,520
140,940
146,480
138,390
128,850
130,860
534,040
114,720
112,090
105,700
102,250
99,280
403,750
91,630
86,540
82,150
73,070
70,360
257,020
64,320
56,980
52,270
44,660
38,790
141,470
36,560
30,400
29,270
23,910
21,330
59,000
20,690

735.90
740.20
735.20
733.60
764.60
780.70
757.90
759.10
757.30
767.70
751.20
754.50
748.30
746.60
755.20
751.60
743.10
748.60
752.20
739.60
736.20
736.30
747.50
727.00
732.30
741.60
771.00
784.80
803.30
832.80
821.30
790.90
786.30
763.00
724.40
651.80

94,040
26,330
32,260
35,450
281,780
65,360
59,510
56,260
52,750
47,900
190,340
44,530
42,010
37,070
34,550
32,180
123,310
27,540
26,720
24,770
23,380
20,900
69,680
18,200
16,020
13,350
11,800
10,310
33,220
8,230
7,990
6,720
5,670
4,610
12,090
3,270

633.20
629.90
634.40
634.60
704.30
715.70
702.90
685.10
701.60
716.00
716.00
701.00
692.10
720.80
741.10
735.40
741.80
736.20
750.70
743.70
737.00
741.20
762.60
733.80
738.50
753.30
776.20
847.00
874.70
905.30
892.90
871.40
843.20
832.00
794.60
745.60

Men
Subtotal ................................................................

14,930,060

984.90

13,332,820

1,005.60

1,111,210

826.00

454,990

773.70

62–64 .........................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................
65–69 .........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................
70–74 .........................................................................
70 ............................................................................
71 ............................................................................
72 ............................................................................
73 ............................................................................
74 ............................................................................
75–79 .........................................................................
75 ............................................................................
76 ............................................................................
77 ............................................................................
78 ............................................................................
79 ............................................................................
80–84 .........................................................................
80 ............................................................................
81 ............................................................................
82 ............................................................................
83 ............................................................................
84 ............................................................................

1,332,710
344,390
476,480
511,840
4,124,650
861,490
864,420
834,090
781,990
782,660
3,628,490
767,080
765,230
711,130
702,490
682,560
2,857,890
640,420
604,110
580,890
536,690
495,780
1,812,220
470,900
412,400
344,400
315,140
269,380

962.90
960.30
963.60
963.90
1,000.40
1,016.70
996.20
988.90
992.50
1,007.20
987.20
990.00
982.20
977.70
991.50
995.00
965.40
977.90
991.40
966.10
946.50
936.90
951.90
928.50
915.20
933.30
987.70
1,030.80

1,163,380
298,940
417,160
447,280
3,603,050
749,250
753,040
729,070
684,410
687,280
3,248,160
682,990
683,550
636,830
630,820
613,970
2,588,060
578,070
546,350
526,610
487,920
449,110
1,657,990
430,270
376,540
313,340
289,590
248,250

989.50
986.60
989.50
991.40
1,026.70
1,043.90
1,023.00
1,015.00
1,018.40
1,032.40
1,008.00
1,012.60
1,004.10
997.40
1,010.80
1,015.40
982.30
996.00
1,009.70
982.80
962.00
952.60
965.70
942.60
928.40
947.10
1,001.30
1,044.00

118,470
31,590
41,700
45,180
353,840
73,440
75,590
71,500
66,060
67,250
266,200
57,690
57,050
52,220
50,710
48,530
191,780
44,720
41,470
38,650
33,940
33,000
108,970
29,110
24,910
22,390
17,980
14,580

813.10
818.80
812.30
809.80
844.10
863.20
838.90
837.90
834.30
845.30
825.40
829.20
822.10
822.20
831.70
822.00
804.90
814.30
817.10
805.90
793.20
787.80
798.00
776.40
769.60
790.20
831.90
859.70

50,800
13,840
17,600
19,360
164,580
38,450
35,250
32,900
30,720
27,260
106,380
25,060
23,320
20,440
19,450
18,110
69,140
15,690
14,500
13,900
13,240
11,810
38,320
9,900
9,360
7,350
6,320
5,390

703.40
716.00
707.90
690.30
765.60
781.50
762.60
742.60
762.90
778.00
769.80
754.90
742.80
779.00
801.70
780.80
787.30
783.10
810.20
788.00
778.10
774.10
800.50
771.80
782.50
785.80
813.20
889.40

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A1.1—Number and average monthly benefit for retired workers, by race, age, and sex,
December 2001—Continued
All races a

Number c

Age

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

49,130
13,440
10,990
10,380
7,670
6,650
17,720
5,100

896.00
919.00
930.20
888.10
871.90
833.00
793.30
723.70

17,290
4,200
4,140
3,600
2,840
2,510
6,840
1,640

939.40
960.30
990.70
934.00
881.90
892.60
838.30
791.30

Number

Men—Continued
85–89 .........................................................................
85 ............................................................................
86 ............................................................................
87 ............................................................................
88 ............................................................................
89 ............................................................................
90–94 .........................................................................
95 or older..................................................................

847,870
230,130
198,610
169,630
138,050
111,450
269,660
56,570

1,080.60
1,113.00
1,100.40
1,071.60
1,056.90
1,021.90
972.40
906.00

778,060
211,660
182,640
154,930
127,090
101,740
244,360
49,760

1,095.20
1,128.70
1,112.80
1,086.80
1,071.20
1,036.40
988.30
928.40
Women

Subtotal ................................................................

13,911,760

755.90

12,304,280

765.80

1,215,430

687.20

352,740

646.30

62–64 .........................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................
65–69 .........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................
70–74 .........................................................................
70 ............................................................................
71 ............................................................................
72 ............................................................................
73 ............................................................................
74 ............................................................................
75–79 .........................................................................
75 ............................................................................
76 ............................................................................
77 ............................................................................
78 ............................................................................
79 ............................................................................
80–84 .........................................................................
80 ............................................................................
81 ............................................................................
82 ............................................................................
83 ............................................................................
84 ............................................................................
85–89 .........................................................................
85 ............................................................................
86 ............................................................................
87 ............................................................................
88 ............................................................................
89 ............................................................................
90–94 .........................................................................
95 or older..................................................................

1,237,420
332,390
441,290
463,740
3,284,280
689,690
684,920
660,690
619,040
629,940
3,007,850
619,580
620,120
589,340
592,110
586,700
2,614,010
557,450
548,260
538,020
499,810
470,470
1,939,570
464,810
418,430
372,010
361,400
322,920
1,179,900
293,310
264,750
240,270
205,400
176,170
499,770
148,960

639.00
626.00
639.50
647.80
701.40
698.00
693.30
694.40
704.50
718.00
729.90
719.80
720.20
726.70
736.50
747.30
768.30
751.90
766.90
766.50
774.30
784.90
830.10
795.80
810.20
825.70
859.70
877.30
900.70
921.70
907.50
902.70
885.80
869.80
853.10
795.20

1,087,480
291,720
388,500
407,260
2,833,480
594,990
589,490
570,000
533,820
545,180
2,647,960
542,270
545,460
517,390
523,090
519,750
2,335,670
496,180
488,540
481,080
448,390
421,480
1,750,200
419,030
377,510
334,040
327,450
292,170
1,066,320
264,870
240,210
217,170
185,430
158,640
451,800
131,370

641.40
627.40
642.00
651.00
707.40
702.30
699.10
700.50
711.60
725.10
738.10
727.40
728.40
735.20
744.60
755.80
777.80
760.20
776.20
776.30
784.20
795.20
842.40
807.30
821.70
838.50
872.50
890.10
914.50
934.70
921.40
917.90
899.20
883.80
868.80
816.00

106,680
28,180
38,120
40,380
331,680
67,500
70,890
66,890
62,790
63,610
267,840
57,030
55,040
53,480
51,540
50,750
211,970
46,910
45,070
43,500
39,130
37,360
148,050
35,210
32,070
29,880
26,680
24,210
92,340
23,120
19,410
18,890
16,240
14,680
41,280
15,590

650.20
652.00
650.90
648.30
679.80
690.90
671.40
674.90
676.40
685.70
677.50
679.00
671.80
672.80
680.00
684.30
687.20
685.90
692.50
680.70
686.70
690.80
710.30
686.20
703.30
705.10
729.90
739.70
754.00
782.70
759.60
737.60
745.90
731.40
694.80
628.20

43,240
12,490
14,660
16,090
117,200
26,910
24,260
23,360
22,030
20,640
83,960
19,470
18,690
16,630
15,100
14,070
54,170
11,850
12,220
10,870
10,140
9,090
31,360
8,300
6,660
6,000
5,480
4,920
15,930
4,030
3,850
3,120
2,830
2,100
5,250
1,630

550.70
534.60
546.10
567.50
618.20
621.70
616.30
604.10
616.10
634.10
647.70
631.60
628.80
649.20
663.10
677.00
683.80
674.00
680.00
687.10
683.30
698.50
716.20
688.50
676.70
713.60
733.60
800.50
804.50
848.00
787.70
799.30
804.30
759.50
737.60
699.60

a. Includes 70,350 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1.2—Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by race, age, and sex,
December 2001
All races a

Number c

Age

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

All disabled workers
Total ....................................................................

5,265,190

814.90

3,851,540

839.50

904,290

757.80

471,950

726.90

Under 20 ....................................................................
20–24 .........................................................................
20 ............................................................................
21 ............................................................................
22 ............................................................................
23 ............................................................................
24 ............................................................................
25–29 .........................................................................
25 ............................................................................
26 ............................................................................
27 ............................................................................
28 ............................................................................
29 ............................................................................
30–34 .........................................................................
30 ............................................................................
31 ............................................................................
32 ............................................................................
33 ............................................................................
34 ............................................................................
35–39 .........................................................................
35 ............................................................................
36 ............................................................................
37 ............................................................................
38 ............................................................................
39 ............................................................................
40–44 .........................................................................
40 ............................................................................
41 ............................................................................
42 ............................................................................
43 ............................................................................
44 ............................................................................
45–49 .........................................................................
45 ............................................................................
46 ............................................................................
47 ............................................................................
48 ............................................................................
49 ............................................................................
50–54 .........................................................................
50 ............................................................................
51 ............................................................................
52 ............................................................................
53 ............................................................................
54 ............................................................................
55–59 .........................................................................
55 ............................................................................
56 ............................................................................
57 ............................................................................
58 ............................................................................
59 ............................................................................
60–64 .........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................

1,790
41,970
3,050
5,930
8,720
10,610
13,660
105,270
15,820
18,260
20,970
22,510
27,710
209,930
32,430
38,340
41,740
47,020
50,400
376,290
57,410
68,210
76,560
82,750
91,360
582,460
99,420
108,450
118,370
123,070
133,150
745,830
140,560
144,630
148,630
151,840
160,170
929,730
166,910
171,840
185,120
194,470
211,390
1,092,250
208,030
197,790
213,610
234,590
238,230
1,179,670
234,100
237,060
239,280
238,840
230,390

353.10
450.90
369.10
405.90
432.30
467.00
487.90
534.90
497.80
518.70
533.30
544.30
560.50
613.30
581.20
594.90
608.70
624.30
641.30
677.20
652.60
662.10
681.50
686.00
692.20
738.50
712.60
724.70
738.70
746.30
761.70
798.90
779.10
787.80
797.70
811.90
814.90
849.40
832.20
835.80
846.20
859.50
867.50
882.60
874.80
872.60
885.70
886.50
891.20
891.30
889.30
891.90
895.60
893.40
886.30

1,230
28,480
2,160
3,960
6,030
7,080
9,250
69,120
10,700
12,290
13,350
14,500
18,280
141,490
21,730
25,970
28,260
31,740
33,790
261,300
39,110
46,860
53,290
57,640
64,400
412,270
71,000
77,060
83,080
87,010
94,120
528,830
98,280
102,270
105,580
107,420
115,280
666,340
118,770
120,870
131,370
139,570
155,760
824,840
154,640
145,460
162,160
179,430
183,150
917,640
179,180
184,090
185,690
187,880
180,800

363.30
456.60
365.60
416.70
437.20
475.90
492.90
548.90
506.30
527.70
551.10
561.60
576.30
626.00
595.70
606.90
623.80
633.40
654.90
694.40
671.20
676.40
699.20
704.30
708.80
756.70
730.90
743.90
757.90
762.10
780.40
820.60
803.70
810.20
820.40
832.00
833.90
867.00
849.90
855.40
862.30
876.30
884.60
905.00
895.40
894.60
907.50
909.10
915.30
917.30
913.70
917.80
921.60
918.00
915.50

350
8,300
520
1,270
1,710
2,270
2,530
20,370
2,890
3,230
4,530
4,520
5,200
37,500
5,690
6,560
7,350
8,600
9,300
67,630
10,330
12,340
14,000
14,780
16,180
107,730
17,920
19,680
22,190
23,070
24,870
137,950
26,990
27,350
26,820
28,410
28,380
165,890
30,690
32,440
34,060
33,930
34,770
176,970
33,510
34,400
34,740
37,390
36,930
181,600
36,900
36,670
37,280
35,940
34,810

319.30
432.40
352.30
358.90
416.60
447.10
483.10
518.80
486.30
505.80
519.00
526.90
537.70
589.10
567.40
571.90
581.40
608.10
603.10
631.40
615.70
624.70
636.40
635.10
639.00
686.10
659.00
665.90
681.10
700.20
712.90
745.30
715.30
735.30
743.10
761.90
768.90
810.70
790.40
797.80
815.30
822.80
824.10
830.40
829.50
830.10
832.40
831.60
828.40
815.30
823.80
816.30
821.60
822.70
790.70

210
5,190
370
700
980
1,260
1,880
15,430
2,220
2,730
3,060
3,420
4,000
28,740
4,810
5,370
5,710
6,180
6,670
43,540
7,250
8,210
8,590
9,540
9,950
56,930
9,440
10,560
12,110
11,920
12,900
71,850
14,120
13,650
14,630
14,470
14,980
86,640
15,550
16,510
17,420
18,350
18,810
85,840
18,490
16,970
15,940
17,090
17,350
77,580
17,410
15,890
15,630
14,480
14,170

349.70
448.90
413.80
429.80
429.40
453.00
470.20
493.90
470.70
493.00
477.40
495.80
518.60
584.50
535.30
568.70
569.50
602.30
628.90
647.80
613.70
635.60
648.00
657.20
673.60
709.80
685.20
701.20
712.90
724.80
718.30
742.40
730.00
731.90
735.80
758.30
754.60
785.50
776.60
765.10
778.50
799.10
803.90
777.80
787.00
773.60
784.50
770.30
773.20
766.70
780.40
769.40
769.30
756.80
754.10

Men
Subtotal ................................................................

2,951,850

913.80

2,186,280

949.40

480,440

817.60

261,950

801.60

Under 20 ....................................................................
20–24 .........................................................................
20 ............................................................................
21 ............................................................................
22 ............................................................................
23 ............................................................................
24 ............................................................................
25–29 .........................................................................
25 ............................................................................
26 ............................................................................
27 ............................................................................
28 ............................................................................
29 ............................................................................

980
24,860
1,860
3,700
5,140
6,230
7,930
59,600
9,000
10,720
11,710
12,360
15,810

354.70
462.40
375.30
417.20
444.60
476.30
504.70
544.50
511.70
525.20
544.00
556.70
566.90

690
16,970
1,390
2,550
3,510
4,260
5,260
38,980
6,070
7,050
7,570
7,840
10,450

357.30
467.90
376.60
420.60
448.90
481.70
516.60
559.90
524.30
537.80
560.30
572.30
586.10

150
4,690
260
700
1,060
1,140
1,530
11,540
1,560
2,050
2,510
2,540
2,880

329.90
441.20
335.80
370.30
423.90
463.70
486.90
521.80
506.50
498.10
522.90
539.60
530.50

140
3,200
210
450
570
830
1,140
8,880
1,360
1,620
1,600
1,920
2,380

368.40
464.30
415.20
471.20
456.60
465.50
473.60
505.50
458.70
504.90
501.20
518.50
525.10

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173

5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1.2—Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by race, age, and sex,
December 2001—Continued
All races a

Number c

Age

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

21,120
3,080
3,540
4,170
4,900
5,430
38,470
5,700
7,130
7,950
8,680
9,010
59,960
10,020
10,850
12,630
12,690
13,770
74,090
15,430
15,020
14,360
14,820
14,460
87,330
16,420
17,040
17,960
17,570
18,340
90,770
17,330
17,980
17,560
18,840
19,060
92,320
18,590
18,600
19,240
18,090
17,800

596.20
577.70
579.50
593.50
614.20
603.40
638.10
614.70
627.30
644.80
648.80
645.20
704.50
670.80
684.20
695.00
729.10
731.00
779.60
738.80
770.40
778.80
800.60
811.70
875.70
845.20
849.30
875.50
898.60
906.00
928.40
909.40
917.10
937.40
938.00
938.50
940.10
942.90
944.20
943.80
952.10
916.80

17,240
2,900
3,220
3,480
3,730
3,910
25,480
4,350
4,960
4,990
5,550
5,630
32,640
5,360
5,960
7,180
6,800
7,340
39,590
8,140
7,430
7,800
7,890
8,330
47,900
8,650
8,750
9,720
10,310
10,470
44,880
10,060
9,160
8,370
8,490
8,800
42,000
9,500
8,470
8,350
7,850
7,830

595.10
561.90
572.80
582.60
610.10
634.70
664.20
624.30
646.20
648.50
685.30
703.90
739.90
703.70
721.50
735.40
767.40
760.10
806.40
771.80
794.30
799.70
835.00
830.10
886.70
865.80
870.90
874.70
903.10
912.00
904.10
903.80
892.60
912.10
903.20
909.90
896.60
909.00
911.20
910.10
875.50
872.60

Number

Men—Continued
30–34 .........................................................................
30 ............................................................................
31 ............................................................................
32 ............................................................................
33 ............................................................................
34 ............................................................................
35–39 .........................................................................
35 ............................................................................
36 ............................................................................
37 ............................................................................
38 ............................................................................
39 ............................................................................
40–44 .........................................................................
40 ............................................................................
41 ............................................................................
42 ............................................................................
43 ............................................................................
44 ............................................................................
45–49 .........................................................................
45 ............................................................................
46 ............................................................................
47 ............................................................................
48 ............................................................................
49 ............................................................................
50–54 .........................................................................
50 ............................................................................
51 ............................................................................
52 ............................................................................
53 ............................................................................
54 ............................................................................
55–59 .........................................................................
55 ............................................................................
56 ............................................................................
57 ............................................................................
58 ............................................................................
59 ............................................................................
60–64 .........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................

118,360
17,960
21,250
24,090
26,250
28,810
211,920
32,090
38,350
43,320
46,540
51,620
326,770
56,090
60,460
67,130
68,770
74,320
412,250
79,130
80,050
81,860
83,080
88,130
513,250
92,010
95,290
102,030
107,340
116,580
604,830
115,080
109,450
118,480
129,030
132,790
679,030
132,340
135,020
138,080
137,770
135,820

625.40
603.60
606.30
617.80
633.00
652.40
695.60
666.10
677.80
698.90
706.30
714.90
776.60
740.30
756.40
776.90
787.60
809.90
866.00
832.60
850.60
862.60
885.30
894.80
951.10
920.80
924.50
944.70
970.40
984.40
1,027.30
1,002.70
1,009.90
1,029.80
1,039.60
1,049.00
1,047.60
1,045.00
1,051.20
1,053.50
1,050.60
1,037.60

78,500
11,840
14,180
16,180
17,250
19,050
145,630
21,570
25,790
30,020
31,790
36,460
230,700
40,000
42,950
46,740
48,600
52,410
294,400
54,840
56,840
58,620
59,550
64,550
371,160
65,830
68,160
72,970
77,720
86,480
466,170
86,830
81,680
92,060
101,210
104,390
543,080
103,910
107,740
110,100
111,520
109,810

640.70
621.30
622.00
632.00
644.00
671.10
716.90
690.10
697.20
722.00
726.30
734.50
801.70
764.60
781.10
806.10
806.60
838.20
896.40
868.40
880.60
892.80
912.90
921.90
977.50
946.60
950.60
971.00
996.70
1,010.60
1,059.10
1,033.10
1,044.20
1,059.10
1,070.40
1,081.50
1,078.10
1,076.00
1,081.10
1,084.10
1,079.40
1,069.70

Subtotal ................................................................

2,313,340

688.70

1,665,260

695.20

423,850

690.00

210,000

633.80

Under 20 ....................................................................
20–24 .........................................................................
20 ............................................................................
21 ............................................................................
22 ............................................................................
23 ............................................................................
24 ............................................................................
25–29 .........................................................................
25 ............................................................................
26 ............................................................................
27 ............................................................................
28 ............................................................................
29 ............................................................................
30–34 .........................................................................
30 ............................................................................
31 ............................................................................
32 ............................................................................
33 ............................................................................
34 ............................................................................
35–39 .........................................................................
35 ............................................................................
36 ............................................................................
37 ............................................................................
38 ............................................................................
39 ............................................................................

810
17,110
1,190
2,230
3,580
4,380
5,730
45,670
6,820
7,540
9,260
10,150
11,900
91,570
14,470
17,090
17,650
20,770
21,590
164,370
25,320
29,860
33,240
36,210
39,740

351.10
434.00
359.60
387.10
414.60
453.90
464.70
522.50
479.60
509.50
519.70
529.20
551.80
597.60
553.50
580.80
596.30
613.30
626.50
653.30
635.60
641.90
658.80
660.00
662.60

540
11,510
770
1,410
2,520
2,820
3,990
30,140
4,630
5,240
5,780
6,660
7,830
62,990
9,890
11,790
12,080
14,490
14,740
115,670
17,540
21,070
23,270
25,850
27,940

371.00
439.90
345.60
409.70
420.90
467.10
461.50
534.50
482.60
514.10
539.00
549.00
563.30
607.60
565.10
588.70
612.80
620.90
633.90
666.00
648.10
651.00
669.80
677.20
675.10

200
3,610
260
570
650
1,130
1,000
8,830
1,330
1,180
2,020
1,980
2,320
16,380
2,610
3,020
3,180
3,700
3,870
29,160
4,630
5,210
6,050
6,100
7,170

311.30
420.80
368.80
344.90
404.70
430.40
477.40
514.80
462.60
519.30
514.20
510.50
546.80
580.00
555.20
563.00
565.50
600.00
602.70
622.70
616.90
621.20
625.40
615.70
631.20

70
1,990
160
250
410
430
740
6,550
860
1,110
1,460
1,500
1,620
11,500
1,910
2,150
2,230
2,450
2,760
18,060
2,900
3,250
3,600
3,990
4,320

312.10
424.00
411.90
355.40
391.70
428.90
465.00
478.20
489.70
475.60
451.20
466.70
509.00
568.60
494.90
562.50
549.10
590.50
620.60
624.70
597.70
619.60
647.20
618.10
634.10

Women

See footnotes at end of table.

174

Social Security Bulletin • Annual Statistical Supplement • 2002

5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1.2—Number and average monthly benefit for disabled workers, by race, age, and sex,
December 2001—Continued
All races a

Number c

Age

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Women—Continued
40–44 .........................................................................
40 ............................................................................
41 ............................................................................
42 ...........................................................................
43 ...........................................................................
44 ............................................................................

255,690
43,330
47,990
51,240
54,300
58,830

689.90
676.80
684.80
688.70
694.10
700.80

181,570
31,000
34,110
36,340
38,410
41,710

699.50
687.40
697.00
695.90
705.80
707.80

47,770
7,900
8,830
9,560
10,380
11,100

663.00
644.00
643.30
662.70
664.90
690.50

24,290
4,080
4,600
4,930
5,120
5,560

669.50
661.00
674.80
680.00
668.20
663.20

45–49 .........................................................................
45 ............................................................................
46 ............................................................................
47 ............................................................................
48 ............................................................................
49 ............................................................................
50–54 .........................................................................
50 ............................................................................
51 ............................................................................
52 ............................................................................
53 ............................................................................
54 ............................................................................
55–59 .........................................................................
55 ............................................................................
56 ............................................................................
57 ............................................................................
58 ............................................................................
59 ............................................................................
60–64 .........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................

333,580
61,430
64,580
66,770
68,760
72,040
416,480
74,900
76,550
83,090
87,130
94,810
487,420
92,950
88,340
95,130
105,560
105,440
500,640
101,760
102,040
101,200
101,070
94,570

715.90
710.20
709.90
718.20
723.20
717.10
724.10
723.40
725.40
725.10
723.00
723.70
703.10
716.50
702.50
706.20
699.40
692.60
679.30
686.80
680.90
680.00
679.20
668.90

234,430
43,440
45,430
46,960
47,870
50,730
295,180
52,940
52,710
58,400
61,850
69,280
358,670
67,810
63,780
70,100
78,220
78,760
374,560
75,270
76,350
75,590
76,360
70,990

725.50
721.90
722.00
730.20
731.20
722.00
728.00
729.70
732.40
726.60
724.90
727.30
704.80
719.00
703.00
708.50
700.40
695.10
684.30
689.60
687.40
684.80
682.20
677.00

63,860
11,560
12,330
12,460
13,590
13,920
78,560
14,270
15,400
16,100
16,360
16,430
86,200
16,180
16,420
17,180
18,550
17,870
89,280
18,310
18,070
18,040
17,850
17,010

705.50
683.90
692.40
701.90
719.80
724.50
738.30
727.40
740.90
748.10
741.30
732.70
727.20
743.90
735.00
725.10
723.50
710.90
686.10
702.80
684.70
691.20
691.50
658.70

32,260
5,980
6,220
6,830
6,580
6,650
38,740
6,900
7,760
7,700
8,040
8,340
40,960
8,430
7,810
7,570
8,600
8,550
35,580
7,910
7,420
7,280
6,630
6,340

663.80
673.20
657.40
662.80
666.30
660.10
660.40
664.80
645.70
657.10
665.80
668.20
639.30
647.70
633.90
643.40
639.10
632.50
613.40
626.00
607.50
607.80
616.30
607.80

a. Includes 37,410 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A1.3—Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by race, sex, basis of entitlement, age, and
marital status, December 2001
All races

Number c

Basis of entitlement, age, and marital status

a

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

340.70

117,180

292.20

All spouses
Total ....................................................................

2,895,150

430.40

2,618,330

441.90

150,480

Wives
Subtotal ................................................................

2,858,180

432.80

2,594,670

443.70

145,640

343.60

108,980

297.90

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

158,030

232.00

117,360

247.50

21,110

208.60

18,750

163.90

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

21,580
25,870
32,180
29,000
21,120
15,330
5,680
7,270

130.80
161.10
209.20
247.20
283.80
321.10
356.50
389.40

15,080
18,890
23,500
21,220
15,930
12,000
4,550
6,190

138.90
169.00
221.00
263.00
299.20
337.10
371.10
401.50

2,970
3,220
4,370
4,320
2,680
2,000
820
730

110.10
152.80
194.80
218.60
262.50
284.70
326.20
339.20

3,380
3,650
4,070
3,350
2,380
1,280
300
340

113.00
129.60
160.50
183.50
207.80
230.30
226.80
274.60

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

2,700,150

444.60

2,477,310

453.00

124,530

366.50

90,230

325.70

62–64 .....................................................................
62 .........................................................................
63 .........................................................................
64 .........................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
65 .........................................................................
66 ........................................................................
67 .........................................................................
68 .........................................................................
69 .........................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
70 .........................................................................
71 .........................................................................
72 .........................................................................
73 .........................................................................
74 .........................................................................
75–79 .....................................................................
75 .........................................................................
76 .........................................................................
77 .........................................................................
78 .........................................................................
79 .........................................................................
80–84 .....................................................................
85–89 .....................................................................
90–94 .....................................................................
95 or older ..............................................................

319,500
79,620
113,880
126,000
742,020
145,790
150,490
150,780
145,430
149,530
713,970
148,720
151,050
140,850
138,630
134,720
531,820
123,000
115,830
107,560
96,880
88,550
280,350
92,880
17,880
1,730

404.20
393.20
401.00
414.10
443.90
439.50
442.40
443.80
446.30
447.50
447.80
449.20
447.40
447.50
446.00
449.00
445.50
446.70
445.40
441.10
447.90
446.80
464.70
490.80
479.90
456.20

287,260
71,690
102,400
113,170
669,420
130,900
134,560
135,930
131,560
136,470
657,000
136,680
138,370
129,500
127,420
125,030
493,950
113,600
106,940
100,630
90,070
82,710
264,000
87,370
16,740
1,570

414.40
402.00
411.20
425.10
454.70
450.60
454.00
454.00
457.80
457.00
455.60
457.30
455.80
456.10
453.50
455.30
451.80
454.20
451.90
446.10
454.00
453.00
469.70
496.20
485.00
458.10

17,120
4,070
6,080
6,970
39,090
7,510
8,410
8,350
7,290
7,530
32,780
6,730
7,260
6,400
6,570
5,820
21,680
5,500
5,110
4,040
3,870
3,160
9,450
3,480
800
130

332.80
319.70
335.90
337.60
363.70
359.50
361.00
377.30
352.30
366.70
376.40
381.10
377.80
366.10
374.60
382.30
371.60
369.20
376.60
377.40
372.20
359.40
378.40
396.70
397.00
454.90

14,790
3,740
5,340
5,710
32,000
7,170
7,200
6,170
6,320
5,140
21,790
4,860
5,000
4,520
4,070
3,340
14,040
3,430
3,330
2,470
2,450
2,360
5,660
1,620
300
30

292.50
305.50
281.80
294.00
322.60
326.50
326.50
315.40
320.30
323.00
325.40
318.80
322.20
325.20
328.60
336.30
340.10
327.00
346.60
339.80
350.50
339.40
372.50
390.40
411.20
358.70

Subtotal ................................................................

36,970

242.20

23,660

249.00

4,840

252.30

8,200

216.70

Under 62 ................................................................
62–64 .....................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
75–79 ....................................................................
80–84 .....................................................................
85-89 ......................................................................
90 or older ..............................................................

2,110
1,670
8,070
10,170
7,640
3,940
2,370
1,000

140.20
206.70
244.30
256.40
239.10
251.50
268.90
278.60

1,470
1,130
5,070
6,250
4,830
2,390
1,810
710

134.60
189.80
250.10
261.70
252.10
271.30
274.60
297.50

290
260
1,080
1,390
870
600
230
120

176.90
220.70
250.80
278.30
253.10
252.90
260.50
189.20

350
280
1,910
2,510
1,810
910
290
140

132.90
262.00
224.80
231.60
195.60
204.10
243.80
257.60

Husbands

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A1.3—Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by race, sex, basis of entitlement, age, and
marital status, December 2001—Continued
All races

Number c

Basis of entitlement, age, and marital status

a

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

131,000

363.80

99,140

315.10

126,860

367.20

91,610

322.80

Number

All spouses of retired workers
Total ....................................................................

2,737,720

443.30

2,499,230

452.70
Wives

Subtotal ................................................................

2,704,820

445.60

2,478,250

454.30

By basis of entitlement
Entitlement based on care of children........................

54,280

347.10

42,620

364.60

6,980

314.90

4,510

235.60

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

1,810
3,880
7,360
9,870
10,000
9,830
4,740
6,790

284.60
278.70
327.50
343.50
345.50
358.10
374.10
397.00

1,350
2,880
5,530
7,720
7,780
7,750
3,820
5,790

301.40
291.00
343.00
361.80
363.00
378.30
387.90
408.60

240
640
1,160
1,300
1,070
1,220
680
670

248.30
276.00
308.70
309.70
327.70
309.50
347.40
352.70

200
360
650
820
1,110
810
240
320

231.30
184.70
235.30
225.70
244.40
242.80
229.80
277.20

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

2,650,540

447.60

2,435,630

455.90

119,880

370.30

87,100

327.30

62–64 .....................................................................
62 .........................................................................
63 .........................................................................
64 .........................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
65 .........................................................................
66 .........................................................................
67 .........................................................................
68 .........................................................................
69 .........................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
70 .........................................................................
71 .........................................................................
72 .........................................................................
73 .........................................................................
74 .........................................................................
75–79 .....................................................................
75 .........................................................................
76 .........................................................................
77 .........................................................................
78 .........................................................................
79 .........................................................................
80–84 .....................................................................
85–89 .....................................................................
90–94 .....................................................................
95 or older ..............................................................

290,720
68,640
103,450
118,630
726,170
140,620
146,390
148,020
143,170
147,970
710,140
147,650
150,070
140,150
138,040
134,230
530,860
122,630
115,630
107,300
96,790
88,510
280,190
92,850
17,880
1,730

416.60
411.90
414.10
421.60
447.40
445.20
446.90
446.60
448.70
449.40
448.70
450.20
448.50
448.30
446.50
449.60
445.80
447.10
445.80
441.40
448.10
446.90
464.80
490.90
479.90
456.20

262,150
61,890
93,290
106,970
656,680
126,620
131,390
133,780
129,680
135,210
654,060
135,820
137,630
128,960
126,990
124,660
493,170
113,310
106,780
100,400
90,000
82,680
263,910
87,350
16,740
1,570

427.10
421.60
424.90
432.30
457.90
456.20
458.00
456.50
460.10
458.70
456.40
458.30
456.80
456.90
454.00
455.80
452.00
454.50
452.20
446.40
454.10
453.10
469.80
496.30
485.00
458.10

15,060
3,470
5,330
6,260
37,250
7,010
7,870
8,000
7,050
7,320
32,220
6,610
7,140
6,270
6,460
5,740
21,560
5,450
5,100
4,010
3,850
3,150
9,390
3,470
800
130

342.50
334.50
343.30
346.30
368.40
364.30
370.50
379.90
355.90
369.30
377.60
383.00
379.40
366.60
376.00
382.70
372.40
370.30
377.20
378.20
372.80
360.50
379.20
396.60
397.00
454.90

13,220
3,190
4,770
5,260
30,800
6,780
6,860
5,920
6,180
5,060
21,500
4,790
4,890
4,490
4,020
3,310
13,980
3,400
3,300
2,470
2,450
2,360
5,650
1,620
300
30

295.60
310.90
283.10
297.60
323.60
328.00
327.00
318.10
320.50
323.30
325.60
318.70
323.00
325.20
328.50
336.50
340.40
327.00
348.00
339.80
350.50
339.40
372.60
390.40
411.20
358.70

Nondivorced wives....................................................
Divorced wives..........................................................

2,582,870
121,950

445.90
440.50

2,373,460
104,790

114,290
12,570

365.70
380.80

87,410
4,200

320.80
364.30

Subtotal ................................................................

32,900

251.60

20,980

4,140

260.00

7,530

221.70

By marital status
454.40
450.70
Husbands
260.80

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A1.3—Number and average monthly benefit for spouses, by race, sex, basis of entitlement, age, and
marital status, December 2001—Continued
All races

Number c

Basis of entitlement, age, and marital status

a

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

19,480

184.80

18,040

166.40

18,780

184.00

17,370

166.60

Number

All spouses of disabled workers
Total ....................................................................

157,430

206.50

119,100

216.30
Wives

Subtotal ................................................................

153,360

207.60

116,420

217.70

By basis of entitlement
Entitlement based on care of children........................

103,750

171.80

74,740

180.80

14,130

156.10

14,240

141.20

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

19,770
21,990
24,820
19,130
11,120
5,500
940
480

116.70
140.40
174.20
197.50
228.30
255.10
267.80
282.20

13,730
16,010
17,970
13,500
8,150
4,250
730
400

123.00
147.00
183.50
206.60
238.30
261.90
283.00
298.70

2,730
2,580
3,210
3,020
1,610
780
140
60

98.00
122.20
153.70
179.40
219.20
245.90
223.00
188.20

3,180
3,290
3,420
2,530
1,270
470
60
20

105.60
123.60
146.30
169.80
175.80
208.70
214.80
233.50

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

49,610

282.40

41,680

284.00

4,650

268.90

3,130

282.20

62–64 .....................................................................
62 .........................................................................
63 .........................................................................
64 .........................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
65 .........................................................................
66 .........................................................................
67 .........................................................................
68 .........................................................................
69 .........................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
70 .........................................................................
71 .........................................................................
72 .........................................................................
73 .........................................................................
74 .........................................................................
75 or older ..............................................................

28,780
10,980
10,430
7,370
15,850
5,170
4,100
2,760
2,260
1,560
3,830
1,070
980
700
590
490
1,150

279.00
275.80
271.60
294.40
285.40
286.10
279.20
295.00
293.40
270.80
293.20
306.40
271.20
284.40
315.20
294.30
291.50

25,110
9,800
9,110
6,200
12,740
4,280
3,170
2,150
1,880
1,260
2,940
860
740
540
430
370
890

281.40
278.70
270.60
301.60
287.10
284.10
285.70
297.10
298.00
267.60
287.10
303.70
269.80
268.20
319.90
272.50
303.80

2,060
600
750
710
1,840
500
540
350
240
210
560
120
120
130
110
80
190

261.50
234.10
283.60
261.30
268.30
292.00
221.70
316.40
247.00
276.00
307.30
280.50
281.80
341.20
287.60
357.60
241.40

1,570
550
570
450
1,200
390
340
250
140
80
290
70
110
30
50
30
70

266.70
274.10
271.00
252.20
296.40
300.80
317.10
251.10
311.40
302.00
309.80
325.30
284.10
329.70
335.40
305.20
271.40

Nondivorced wives.....................................................
Divorced wives...........................................................

148,500
4,860

205.40
274.70

112,660
3,760

18,090
690

180.40
279.50

17,000
370

164.40
267.00

Subtotal ................................................................

4,070

166.10

2,680

700

207.00

670

160.70

By marital status
215.80
274.30
Husbands
156.40

a. Includes 9,160 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A1.4—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, race, and age,
December 2001
All races a

Number c

Age and type of benefit

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

325.40

All children
Total ....................................................................

3,847,330

422.50

2,607,650

452.40

833,070

371.70

375,790

Under age 18 .............................................................

2,997,450

390.70

1,945,490

417.50

680,030

349.90

344,330

316.70

Under 1 .................................................................
1 ............................................................................
2 ............................................................................
3 ............................................................................
4 ............................................................................
5 ............................................................................
6 ............................................................................
7 ............................................................................
8 ............................................................................
9 ............................................................................
10 ...........................................................................
11............................................................................
12 ...........................................................................
13 ...........................................................................
14 ...........................................................................
15 ...........................................................................
16 ...........................................................................
17 ...........................................................................

10,110
23,840
36,690
49,350
64,090
77,420
93,700
115,740
137,970
162,800
189,580
218,080
240,620
266,290
285,490
311,950
342,480
371,250

304.60
290.50
308.90
321.00
321.70
330.70
333.90
344.40
347.60
353.30
356.10
371.90
377.70
389.90
402.90
420.10
443.10
457.40

6,650
14,860
23,230
31,290
40,450
49,390
59,410
73,390
86,510
102,970
118,900
137,790
154,780
173,300
185,760
207,620
227,960
251,230

323.70
308.70
324.80
343.40
343.10
350.10
354.30
368.90
370.30
380.00
380.60
397.50
402.80
416.90
429.10
447.50
473.00
484.20

2,030
5,550
8,220
10,770
14,640
17,460
21,410
27,110
33,560
38,190
45,500
51,730
55,950
60,770
64,780
68,430
75,530
78,400

273.50
268.00
276.70
287.20
291.00
300.80
299.10
308.00
315.40
313.90
324.30
335.70
342.50
348.70
364.60
376.30
392.10
411.60

1,410
3,340
5,090
7,080
8,760
10,320
12,530
14,560
17,020
20,410
23,340
26,330
27,490
29,100
31,690
32,890
35,170
37,800

259.50
248.20
290.80
276.80
277.70
291.20
299.70
290.80
298.10
294.20
294.10
306.90
304.00
312.40
322.50
333.10
352.00
369.00

Disabled adult children...............................................

741,870

537.80

587,090

557.30

129,580

470.40

23,170

420.40

18–19 .....................................................................
20–24 .....................................................................
25–29 .....................................................................
30–34 .....................................................................
35–39 .....................................................................
40–44 .....................................................................
45–49 .....................................................................
50–54 .....................................................................
55–59 .....................................................................
60–64 .....................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
75–79 .....................................................................
80 or older ..............................................................

12,780
56,070
62,780
77,420
102,010
109,610
94,310
72,710
52,530
36,710
25,500
18,940
11,870
8,630

434.80
458.90
502.90
530.20
544.70
558.70
568.00
574.50
569.50
561.80
527.70
500.60
475.00
445.00

8,640
36,400
43,780
56,950
77,510
87,480
77,020
62,140
45,970
32,320
22,760
17,190
10,960
7,970

467.00
477.50
524.80
547.00
565.80
578.80
588.40
590.40
583.30
573.40
538.20
507.50
480.80
449.60

3,100
15,280
15,350
17,000
20,680
19,310
14,850
9,140
5,860
3,640
2,480
1,500
790
600

387.30
432.80
462.60
491.10
486.90
483.10
481.50
481.70
468.30
473.60
435.60
426.10
401.70
385.00

900
3,900
3,310
3,190
3,640
2,630
2,270
1,320
660
690
240
240
120
60

305.20
379.50
387.60
439.50
427.80
444.60
438.70
470.10
489.70
474.90
483.40
482.50
424.50
423.50

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

108,010
103,430
4,580

512.50
512.60
510.60

75,070
72,360
2,710

538.30
538.30
536.40

23,460
22,000
1,460

456.20
454.10
487.80

8,290
7,900
390

424.90
425.00
422.90

289.70

Children of retired workers
Subtotal ................................................................

466,630

413.60

343,710

437.70

93,010

364.10

28,920

Under age 18 .............................................................

261,260

382.50

173,360

407.60

65,550

354.10

21,810

272.10

Under 1 ..................................................................
1 ............................................................................
2 ............................................................................
3 ............................................................................
4 ............................................................................
5 ............................................................................
6 ............................................................................
7 ............................................................................
8 ............................................................................
9 ............................................................................
10 ...........................................................................
11............................................................................
12 ...........................................................................
13 ...........................................................................
14 ...........................................................................
15 ...........................................................................
16 ...........................................................................
17 ...........................................................................

470
1,300
1,700
2,900
3,900
4,950
5,550
7,840
9,130
12,590
13,920
17,310
20,400
23,730
26,660
30,950
35,700
42,260

372.80
367.40
355.20
338.80
334.40
354.30
356.40
359.90
345.40
348.10
350.10
364.50
359.40
368.00
373.80
385.70
421.60
428.50

330
810
1,160
1,760
2,440
3,110
3,200
4,920
5,860
7,840
9,070
10,990
13,440
15,780
18,030
20,620
24,410
29,590

383.90
386.30
362.10
358.40
358.70
366.20
373.70
370.80
361.40
373.20
373.40
390.40
378.10
391.00
394.90
408.70
454.70
456.70

110
360
440
810
1,070
1,440
1,820
2,290
2,530
3,630
3,790
4,860
5,450
5,860
6,350
7,760
8,050
8,930

359.50
350.70
351.10
323.50
324.50
352.90
356.70
369.10
340.10
330.50
329.90
334.60
346.00
344.40
355.30
358.40
372.00
381.80

30
130
100
330
370
380
530
610
720
1,110
1,000
1,410
1,470
2,030
2,210
2,520
3,170
3,690

298.70
296.20
293.50
271.80
213.80
275.50
250.80
241.80
240.70
230.60
224.60
268.10
237.90
259.40
254.90
283.70
297.70
318.20

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A1.4—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, race, and age,
December 2001—Continued
All races a

Number c

Age and type of benefit

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Children of retired workers—Continued
Disabled adult children...............................................

192,450

451.50

160,670

466.60

24,850

382.60

6,490

342.80

18–19 .....................................................................
20–24 .....................................................................
25–29 .....................................................................
30–34 .....................................................................
35–39 .....................................................................
40–44 .....................................................................
45–49 .....................................................................
50–54 .....................................................................
55–59 .....................................................................
60–64 .....................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
70 or older ..............................................................

1,980
9,410
15,330
25,500
40,660
43,630
30,120
15,600
6,870
2,370
640
340

373.60
394.40
430.20
446.10
464.10
466.80
457.90
446.10
441.30
447.80
389.20
393.40

1,320
6,660
11,920
21,060
33,710
37,420
25,880
13,680
6,140
2,080
550
250

418.50
415.00
447.00
461.50
479.00
481.50
470.30
455.00
451.30
456.00
393.20
437.30

480
2,140
2,530
3,240
5,510
5,150
3,290
1,530
620
200
80
80

303.80
352.90
388.70
368.10
403.30
388.50
382.80
392.30
349.60
402.90
377.40
260.80

160
580
830
1,150
1,370
970
870
360
100
80
10
10

246.00
301.90
320.40
391.30
343.70
328.20
365.60
323.00
330.70
393.30
262.00
355.00

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

12,920
12,460
460

477.60
479.00
437.70

9,680
9,350
330

496.90
498.40
451.70

2,610
2,490
120

437.20
440.20
374.70

620
610
10

352.90
346.70
730.00

466.20

Children of deceased workers
Subtotal ................................................................

1,890,280

569.70

1,273,400

613.60

431,100

480.50

167,180

Under age 18 .............................................................

1,343,590

557.40

849,090

609.40

327,050

467.30

150,930

460.70

Under 1 ..................................................................
1 ............................................................................
2 ............................................................................
3 ............................................................................
4 ............................................................................
5 ............................................................................
6 ............................................................................
7 ............................................................................
8 ............................................................................
9 ............................................................................
10 ...........................................................................
11............................................................................
12 ...........................................................................
13 ...........................................................................
14 ...........................................................................
15 ...........................................................................
16 ...........................................................................
17 ...........................................................................

2,710
6,170
11,910
17,540
23,550
30,260
37,590
48,110
59,620
71,290
84,140
98,740
109,570
122,560
133,400
146,610
163,010
176,810

557.40
508.20
522.30
524.20
513.50
519.80
516.50
520.70
517.30
520.60
521.00
538.10
542.40
556.20
565.00
583.90
593.00
601.70

1,660
3,610
6,980
10,560
14,200
18,510
22,760
29,460
35,670
43,840
50,420
60,240
68,160
77,650
84,450
96,590
106,850
117,480

644.70
572.00
577.50
587.40
572.70
572.40
569.00
578.60
570.80
577.70
574.90
591.80
595.20
608.90
615.50
630.50
641.70
644.80

620
1,540
2,990
4,240
5,860
7,320
9,550
12,270
15,810
17,770
22,360
25,270
27,300
29,980
32,440
33,650
38,330
39,750

406.60
430.20
423.70
419.10
416.70
429.90
416.60
418.50
432.60
421.00
439.40
452.70
457.80
466.50
480.00
495.40
500.10
520.30

430
1,020
1,940
2,730
3,480
4,420
5,230
6,190
7,730
8,980
10,430
11,900
12,540
12,950
14,330
14,390
15,260
16,980

437.60
400.20
475.40
441.90
436.00
447.80
472.40
449.90
446.70
444.30
439.60
449.60
441.10
455.70
461.60
477.00
483.40
494.40

Disabled adult children...............................................

490,050

595.50

385,450

616.30

91,050

518.90

12,370

505.50

18–19 .....................................................................
20–24 .....................................................................
25–29 .....................................................................
30–34 .....................................................................
35–39 .....................................................................
40–44 .....................................................................
45–49 .....................................................................
50–54 .....................................................................
55–59 .....................................................................
60–64 .....................................................................
65–69 .....................................................................
70–74 .....................................................................
75–79 .....................................................................
80 or older ..............................................................

5,940
27,060
32,070
40,960
54,910
64,120
63,960
57,070
45,660
34,340
24,860
18,730
11,790
8,580

576.60
583.40
613.50
626.60
622.40
625.50
620.50
609.80
588.70
569.70
531.20
502.00
475.30
445.10

4,050
16,640
21,180
28,070
39,220
48,710
51,010
48,420
39,830
30,240
22,210
17,050
10,890
7,930

616.30
616.50
648.40
659.20
658.90
657.60
648.80
628.80
603.60
581.50
541.80
508.10
481.00
449.50

1,540
8,410
9,290
11,330
13,790
13,730
11,460
7,610
5,240
3,440
2,400
1,440
780
590

498.60
532.40
546.90
558.50
533.50
522.90
511.60
499.70
482.30
477.80
437.50
432.90
403.70
387.20

290
1,720
1,400
1,380
1,830
1,580
1,400
960
560
610
230
230
120
60

451.80
506.00
506.10
523.70
509.40
517.80
484.20
525.30
518.10
485.60
493.00
488.00
424.50
423.50

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

56,640

637.90

38,860

677.00

13,000

543.80

3,880

552.70

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

54,050
2,590

639.30
609.50

37,440
1,420

677.70
658.00

12,060
940

541.90
567.50

3,660
220

556.70
485.60

See footnotes at end of table.

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5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A1.4—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit, race, and age,
December 2001—Continued
All races a

Number c

Age and type of benefit

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Children of disabled workers
Subtotal ................................................................

1,490,420

238.50

990,540

250.40

308,960

222.10

179,690

200.30

Under age 18 .............................................................

1,392,600

231.30

923,040

242.80

287,430

215.50

171,590

195.60

Under 1 ..................................................................
1 ............................................................................
2 ............................................................................
3 ............................................................................
4 ............................................................................
5 ............................................................................
6 ............................................................................
7 ............................................................................
8 ............................................................................
9 ............................................................................
10 ...........................................................................
11............................................................................
12 ...........................................................................
13 ...........................................................................
14 ...........................................................................
15 ...........................................................................
16 ...........................................................................
17 ...........................................................................

6,930
16,370
23,080
28,910
36,640
42,210
50,560
59,790
69,220
78,920
91,520
102,030
110,650
120,000
125,430
134,390
143,770
152,180

201.10
202.30
195.30
196.00
197.00
192.30
195.70
200.50
201.80
203.00
205.40
212.30
218.00
224.40
236.70
249.40
278.60
297.70

4,660
10,440
15,090
18,970
23,810
27,770
33,450
39,010
44,980
51,290
59,410
66,560
73,180
79,870
83,280
90,410
96,700
104,160

205.10
211.60
205.00
206.20
204.60
200.00
206.50
210.30
212.40
212.00
216.70
222.80
228.30
235.30
247.40
260.90
291.30
310.90

1,300
3,650
4,790
5,720
7,710
8,700
10,040
12,550
15,220
16,790
19,350
21,600
23,200
24,930
25,990
27,020
29,150
29,720

202.70
191.50
178.10
184.30
190.90
183.50
176.90
188.70
189.50
196.80
190.10
199.20
205.90
207.90
222.80
233.20
255.70
275.30

950
2,190
3,050
4,020
4,910
5,520
6,770
7,760
8,570
10,320
11,910
13,020
13,480
14,120
15,150
15,980
16,740
17,130

177.60
174.60
173.30
165.00
170.30
166.90
170.20
167.80
168.90
170.40
172.50
180.60
183.50
188.60
200.70
211.20
242.50
255.70

Disabled adult children...............................................

59,370

342.20

40,970

358.80

13,680

306.90

4,310

293.10

18–19 .....................................................................
20–24 .....................................................................
25–29 .....................................................................
30–34 .....................................................................
35–39 .....................................................................
40 or older ..............................................................

4,860
19,600
15,380
10,960
6,440
2,130

286.30
317.90
344.70
365.50
391.30
405.70

3,270
13,100
10,680
7,820
4,580
1,520

301.60
332.70
366.40
374.50
406.30
430.60

1,080
4,730
3,530
2,430
1,380
530

265.50
291.80
293.80
340.60
354.70
334.00

450
1,600
1,080
660
440
80

231.90
271.60
285.50
347.30
350.10
408.40

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

38,450

339.50

26,530

350.20

7,850

317.40

3,790

306.00

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

36,920
1,530

338.50
365.10

25,570
960

348.80
385.60

7,450
400

316.50
334.40

3,630
160

305.40
317.60

a. Includes 30,820 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A1.5—Number and average monthly benefit for widowed mothers and fathers, by race, age, sex,
and marital status, December 2001
All races a

Age, sex, and marital status
All widowed mothers and fathers ...........................

White

Number c

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

195,160

618.50

Other b

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

137,460

661.00

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

32,320

528.00

23,200

494.20

0
270
0
10
70
120
70
1,600
200
220
300
310
570
3,420
550
520
670
740
940
6,070
940
1,040
1,210
1,490
1,390
6,930
1,310
1,310
1,500
1,430
1,380
5,790
1,460
1,230
1,100
1,090
910
3,890
970
840
780
640
660
2,130
420
490
360
410
450
890
430
460
1,330

0
388.50
0
85.00
419.40
410.30
363.40
414.30
389.80
377.00
381.40
449.70
435.50
437.20
443.30
428.80
426.80
444.60
439.80
475.80
456.00
474.50
496.60
461.90
486.80
535.20
529.90
543.80
516.90
540.60
546.40
581.50
550.50
584.00
597.80
589.30
598.80
598.80
590.00
576.60
605.40
609.60
621.90
591.00
563.30
557.40
561.50
629.70
641.70
576.40
581.60
571.50
554.90

60
480
70
40
150
110
110
1,610
240
280
280
270
540
3,340
430
690
510
760
950
4,990
1,020
960
910
1,030
1,070
5,270
1,130
1,100
950
1,040
1,050
4,060
940
900
800
770
650
2,120
570
570
430
310
240
720
240
180
120
100
80
200
100
100
350

338.50
440.30
387.60
433.30
469.00
444.20
433.20
450.70
472.00
436.60
449.80
415.00
466.80
465.90
491.00
438.00
487.30
430.80
491.40
454.40
478.70
423.00
418.80
493.90
451.60
496.20
476.90
497.30
492.90
521.40
493.90
547.40
546.40
521.10
532.10
561.20
587.60
539.40
535.70
525.10
476.70
616.20
595.60
556.50
505.60
597.00
569.40
675.20
450.60
494.90
468.90
520.90
580.50

528.90
527.20
549.30
513.40

22,050
20,590
1,460
1,150

496.20
497.10
484.10
454.30

By age
Under 20 ....................................................................
20–24 .........................................................................
20 ............................................................................
21 ............................................................................
22 ............................................................................
23 ............................................................................
24 ............................................................................
25–29 .........................................................................
25 ............................................................................
26 ............................................................................
27 ............................................................................
28 ............................................................................
29 ............................................................................
30–34 .........................................................................
30 ............................................................................
31 ............................................................................
32 ............................................................................
33 ............................................................................
34 ............................................................................
35–39 .........................................................................
35 ............................................................................
36 ............................................................................
37 ............................................................................
38 ...........................................................................
39 ...........................................................................
40–44 .........................................................................
40 ............................................................................
41 ............................................................................
42 ............................................................................
43 ............................................................................
44 ............................................................................
45–49 .........................................................................
45 ............................................................................
46 ............................................................................
47 ............................................................................
48 ............................................................................
49 ............................................................................
50-54..........................................................................
50 ............................................................................
51 ............................................................................
52 ............................................................................
53 ............................................................................
54 ............................................................................
55-59..........................................................................
55 ............................................................................
56 ............................................................................
57 ............................................................................
58 ............................................................................
59 ............................................................................
60-61..........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62 or older..................................................................

150
2,550
240
270
550
720
770
9,690
1,320
1,640
1,760
2,210
2,760
22,300
3,250
4,100
4,340
4,800
5,810
38,160
6,630
6,580
7,570
8,120
9,260
44,520
8,950
8,790
9,250
8,890
8,640
35,830
8,530
7,920
6,950
6,640
5,790
20,690
5,440
4,440
3,880
3,390
3,540
11,200
2,940
2,230
2,050
1,930
2,050
3,880
2,050
1,830
6,190

392.30
458.70
456.60
434.10
462.00
479.10
446.50
500.00
506.50
492.10
500.90
534.20
473.60
535.60
531.20
512.60
544.60
528.50
553.60
573.90
554.50
550.00
574.70
580.40
598.30
637.90
619.00
632.60
641.10
649.30
647.80
676.40
659.40
677.60
683.30
686.20
680.10
676.00
658.60
659.30
674.00
692.20
710.60
672.60
673.60
674.10
658.40
691.80
665.70
675.10
678.30
671.60
649.70

90
1,800
170
220
330
490
590
6,420
880
1,140
1,170
1,620
1,610
15,320
2,250
2,850
3,100
3,250
3,870
26,700
4,640
4,480
5,340
5,540
6,700
31,820
6,460
6,250
6,710
6,280
6,120
25,440
5,970
5,720
4,960
4,670
4,120
14,350
3,800
2,950
2,590
2,400
2,610
8,270
2,240
1,550
1,550
1,420
1,510
2,760
1,520
1,240
4,490

428.10
474.10
485.00
450.10
467.90
503.70
458.90
534.20
542.40
527.90
545.10
570.40
489.70
573.70
562.20
547.60
579.20
571.50
597.20
619.70
590.50
596.00
622.50
629.00
645.80
684.10
661.80
675.80
690.30
696.40
696.50
718.30
705.20
720.80
725.80
729.40
712.10
716.70
696.00
709.50
723.10
723.40
742.50
703.50
711.40
723.40
685.70
710.90
682.50
720.10
719.40
720.90
684.60

By sex and marital status
Widowed mothers ......................................................
Mothers ...................................................................
Surviving divorced mothers .....................................
Widowed fathers ........................................................

185,320
167,630
17,690
9,840

623.30
624.60
610.40
529.60

130,720
116,960
13,760
6,740

666.90
670.60
635.60
546.60

30,460
28,110
2,350
1,860

a. Includes 2,180 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A1.6—Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widow(er)s, by race, age, sex, and marital
status, December 2001
All races a

Age and marital status
Total, nondisabled widow(er)s ............................

White

Number c

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

4,624,690

840.80

Other b

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

4,111,080

861.50

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

407,200

670.70

93,950

668.90

400,970

671.70

92,050

671.10

15,590
5,950
9,640
36,540
10,920
12,350
13,270
76,180
14,840
15,430
15,130
14,870
15,910
76,920
14,980
14,950
15,300
15,700
15,990
77,890
16,430
15,840
15,580
15,020
15,020
57,520
13,890
13,050
11,920
9,850
8,810
35,970
9,190
7,650
6,970
6,220
5,940
17,140
7,220

696.00
699.10
694.00
681.70
685.10
672.20
687.60
691.50
686.00
697.50
714.80
680.10
679.40
682.00
690.20
690.20
672.00
682.40
675.80
665.40
675.50
667.60
659.20
659.70
664.10
672.10
663.20
663.70
678.80
678.90
682.00
646.90
654.20
673.30
650.90
627.70
616.70
612.40
576.70

3,800
1,550
2,250
10,100
3,080
3,430
3,590
17,710
3,850
3,450
3,210
3,230
3,970
17,050
3,290
3,340
3,600
3,100
3,720
17,530
3,680
3,450
3,740
3,230
3,430
12,960
2,930
3,000
2,760
2,230
2,040
8,090
2,070
1,730
1,610
1,420
1,260
3,570
1,240

684.20
705.20
669.80
649.20
649.40
649.00
649.20
672.40
680.20
685.10
671.10
649.70
673.30
656.80
665.10
648.60
655.90
639.00
672.40
658.20
681.60
648.10
638.20
658.20
665.10
705.00
714.40
693.40
727.70
693.20
690.90
698.20
700.90
711.70
722.00
702.20
640.40
669.40
641.60

665.20
734.00

86,530
5,520

668.80
706.50

Widows
Subtotal ................................................................

4,586,220

842.50

4,080,840

863.10
By age

60–61 .........................................................................
60 ............................................................................
61 ............................................................................
62–64 .........................................................................
62 ............................................................................
63 ............................................................................
64 ............................................................................
65–69 .........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................
70–74 .........................................................................
70 ............................................................................
71 ............................................................................
72 ............................................................................
73 ............................................................................
74 ............................................................................
75–79 .........................................................................
75 ............................................................................
76 ............................................................................
77 ............................................................................
78 ............................................................................
79 ............................................................................
80–84 .........................................................................
80 ............................................................................
81 ............................................................................
82 ............................................................................
83 ............................................................................
84 ............................................................................
85–89 .........................................................................
85 ............................................................................
86 ............................................................................
87 ............................................................................
88 ............................................................................
89 ............................................................................
90–94 .........................................................................
95 or older..................................................................

125,390
50,390
75,000
309,270
92,080
106,130
111,060
672,810
130,030
133,030
135,480
132,720
141,550
770,290
137,520
148,950
151,720
160,480
171,620
912,010
176,490
177,210
187,180
183,440
187,690
826,950
192,360
182,940
161,070
152,690
137,890
573,660
133,180
125,480
115,660
105,200
94,140
293,250
102,590

811.50
818.60
806.70
808.60
811.80
805.80
808.50
845.30
840.70
845.20
852.60
844.40
843.60
844.70
847.10
846.00
848.00
843.70
839.80
839.70
839.30
838.20
834.40
840.30
846.40
869.50
854.60
865.50
868.50
882.20
882.70
855.60
868.80
864.20
856.90
846.90
833.50
813.60
764.80

105,920
42,840
63,080
262,170
78,000
90,190
93,980
577,160
110,950
113,880
116,820
114,240
121,270
673,840
118,930
130,150
132,190
141,230
151,340
813,890
155,860
157,470
167,370
164,570
168,620
753,740
174,970
166,230
145,800
140,090
126,650
528,020
121,650
115,660
106,690
97,280
86,740
272,100
94,000

833.20
839.50
828.90
832.60
836.00
830.10
832.20
871.20
867.20
870.50
875.70
871.60
870.90
868.40
872.20
869.30
873.90
866.30
861.50
860.40
860.30
859.80
855.00
860.30
866.20
887.00
871.80
884.10
886.80
898.70
899.20
871.50
887.70
878.30
871.10
862.20
850.70
827.90
780.70

By marital status
Nondisabled widows .................................................
Surviving divorced wives (nondisabled)....................

4,283,060
303,160

841.60
855.00

3,821,230
259,610

862.20
875.70

363,600
37,370

Widowers
Subtotal ...............................................................

38,470

635.00

30,240

644.70

6,230

610.50

1,900

563.40

60–61 .........................................................................
62–64 .........................................................................
65–69 .........................................................................
70–74 .........................................................................
75–79 .........................................................................
80–84 .........................................................................
85–89 .........................................................................
90 or older..................................................................

7,850
10,440
7,010
4,020
3,340
2,300
2,080
1,430

608.00
691.60
703.60
642.60
560.60
543.30
510.00
516.10

6,450
8,460
5,270
2,890
2,440
1,750
1,730
1,250

610.40
696.40
721.20
670.10
586.10
542.70
519.50
519.60

1,120
1,510
1,340
830
590
440
230
170

607.80
662.40
666.20
584.20
505.90
569.10
476.60
508.40

280
450
370
270
300
100
120
10

552.50
695.90
601.20
540.00
468.10
392.30
437.70
213.00

a. Includes 12,460 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A1.7—Number and average monthly benefit for disabled widow(er)s, by race, age, sex, and marital
status, December 2001
All races a

Age, sex, and marital status
All disabled widow(er)s ......................................

White

Number c

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

202,020

535.20

Other b

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

150,070

555.00

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

41,760

479.30

9,470

469.80

6,600
530
1,060
1,310
1,750
1,950
14,850
2,060
2,450
2,950
3,350
4,040
20,310
4,470
4,200
3,990
3,850
3,800

489.60
473.60
491.50
487.50
517.20
469.40
486.80
496.40
486.60
488.80
504.80
465.70
470.50
455.70
478.80
469.90
482.50
467.00

1,380
120
190
260
300
510
3,810
530
700
910
920
750
4,280
910
1,110
890
720
650

506.40
397.50
493.40
600.20
528.80
475.80
472.50
475.20
459.90
446.30
510.00
468.30
455.50
458.40
476.40
456.20
426.50
447.00

481.70
477.80
509.90
410.10

9,130
7,520
1,610
340

473.80
472.00
482.10
361.50

By age
50–54 ........................................................................
50............................................................................
51............................................................................
52............................................................................
53............................................................................
54............................................................................
55–59 ........................................................................
55............................................................................
56............................................................................
57............................................................................
58............................................................................
59............................................................................
60–64 ........................................................................
60............................................................................
61............................................................................
62............................................................................
63............................................................................
64............................................................................

27,570
2,040
3,650
5,440
6,990
9,450
75,540
10,760
12,150
14,760
17,700
20,170
98,910
21,570
20,750
19,910
18,520
18,160

544.70
542.60
546.60
536.70
557.10
540.00
533.90
532.30
541.00
531.90
538.80
527.80
533.50
532.70
536.70
533.10
532.20
532.80

19,450
1,370
2,370
3,840
4,940
6,930
56,610
8,120
8,980
10,850
13,380
15,280
74,010
16,150
15,330
14,970
13,900
13,660

566.50
584.90
575.60
550.10
572.90
564.40
550.40
545.30
563.10
551.00
548.80
546.80
555.40
558.20
556.10
555.20
551.00
555.80

By sex and marital status
Disabled widows ......................................................
Widows .................................................................
Surviving divorced wives ......................................
Disabled widowers ...................................................

196,730
169,300
27,430
5,290

539.70
539.70
539.60
369.80

146,570
125,780
20,790
3,500

559.70
561.10
551.00
356.30

40,340
35,410
4,930
1,420

a. Includes 720 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Table 5.A1.8—Number and average monthly benefit for parents, by race, age, and sex, December 2001
All races a

Age and sex
All parents .........................................................

White

Number c

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

2,650

737.00

Other b

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

1,550

769.00

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

320

691.00

730

697.80

20
10
30
20
70
50
120

822.00
1,051.00
1,144.30
650.00
690.50
626.10
560.10

10
120
130
180
140
110
40

709.00
739.60
695.60
688.40
754.90
617.00
640.80

20
300

582.00
698.30

200
530

631.20
722.90

By age
62–64 ........................................................................
65–69 ........................................................................
70–74 ........................................................................
75–79 ........................................................................
80–84 ........................................................................
85–89 ........................................................................
90 or older .................................................................

40
230
290
530
520
400
640

759.30
806.40
779.20
723.80
795.90
724.70
662.10

10
90
110
320
310
240
470

684.00
893.00
755.80
756.50
838.30
794.60
699.90

Men ...........................................................................
Women ......................................................................

320
2,330

653.60
748.40

100
1,450

712.60
772.90

By sex

a. Includes 50 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, race, age,
and sex, December 2001
All races a

Age

Number

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

All retired workers
Total .....................................

20,574,080

808.40

18,466,080

821.50

1,558,810

704.20

505,560

657.00

62–64 ............................................
62 ...............................................
63 ...............................................
64 ...............................................
65–69 ............................................
65 ...............................................
66 ...............................................
67 ...............................................
68 ...............................................
69 ...............................................
70–74 ............................................
70 ...............................................
71 ...............................................
72 ...............................................
73 ...............................................
74 ...............................................
75–79 ............................................
75 ...............................................
76 ...............................................
77 ...............................................
78 ...............................................
79 ...............................................
80–84 ............................................
80 ...............................................
81 ...............................................
82 ...............................................
83 ...............................................
84 ...............................................
85–89 ............................................
85 ...............................................
86 ...............................................
87 ...............................................
88 ...............................................
89 ...............................................
90–94 ............................................
95 or older.....................................

2,570,130
676,780
917,770
975,580
5,125,420
1,126,940
1,072,760
1,013,610
946,070
966,040
4,559,930
946,340
949,190
891,520
891,230
881,650
3,773,480
822,740
806,060
768,280
710,820
665,580
2,557,720
641,890
562,150
488,460
463,370
401,850
1,363,230
355,020
310,140
270,060
229,320
198,690
506,330
117,840

806.90
796.10
807.80
813.70
801.60
819.20
799.20
788.60
792.30
806.50
798.40
795.20
792.40
792.00
803.90
809.20
801.50
800.50
815.30
799.70
794.90
795.40
820.10
795.70
795.40
809.00
849.30
873.80
872.40
902.00
884.50
865.10
850.10
836.20
809.20
744.50

2,250,860
590,660
805,660
854,540
4,515,890
989,010
943,140
894,470
834,880
854,390
4,104,570
847,020
854,070
802,360
804,600
796,520
3,434,380
746,850
731,680
700,030
649,160
606,660
2,347,700
588,580
515,580
446,480
427,010
370,050
1,249,760
325,830
285,980
246,950
210,250
180,750
459,140
103,780

821.30
809.20
821.90
829.10
816.50
834.60
814.30
803.70
807.10
820.60
811.00
808.50
804.80
804.60
816.00
821.90
812.80
812.30
827.00
810.80
805.90
805.90
831.00
806.30
805.90
820.20
859.90
884.70
884.40
914.10
896.00
878.20
860.90
848.60
824.00
765.50

225,150
59,770
79,820
85,560
437,770
94,710
93,700
85,890
80,580
82,890
337,400
72,020
69,570
66,380
65,190
64,240
256,810
57,960
56,220
51,790
46,310
44,530
160,800
40,680
35,690
32,530
27,660
24,240
89,540
23,310
18,460
18,220
15,100
14,450
39,010
12,330

735.90
740.20
735.20
733.60
711.40
739.00
705.90
698.10
697.60
713.30
696.40
699.30
695.00
689.80
700.10
697.50
688.20
687.90
701.70
685.90
677.60
685.40
691.50
673.60
677.00
680.80
715.70
729.80
726.10
754.90
733.80
709.70
719.80
697.30
654.60
577.50

94,040
26,330
32,260
35,450
169,480
43,100
35,700
32,800
29,920
27,960
106,020
25,900
23,930
19,980
18,280
17,930
68,850
15,170
15,430
13,700
12,990
11,560
39,000
10,290
8,630
7,380
6,750
5,950
19,540
4,660
4,620
4,030
3,400
2,830
7,070
1,560

633.20
629.90
634.40
634.60
640.80
643.30
647.20
617.30
638.90
658.70
646.80
634.50
639.80
642.60
663.80
661.50
677.80
664.80
688.40
678.50
674.30
683.50
706.90
676.90
671.50
700.30
732.40
789.50
776.80
809.20
781.30
768.10
766.50
741.10
705.50
655.50

739,660
118,470
31,590
41,700
45,180
228,080
50,320
48,530
44,850
41,810
42,570
169,310
36,680
35,700
33,130
32,670
31,130
118,910
27,550
26,300
23,950
20,820
20,290
64,340
17,790
14,820
13,030
10,360
8,340

765.70
813.10
818.80
812.30
809.80
781.30
813.60
777.00
766.50
761.20
783.40
757.10
763.90
753.80
752.50
759.10
755.60
734.40
736.60
754.10
739.90
719.40
715.00
717.00
701.90
684.60
705.50
756.10
776.50

268,800
50,800
13,840
17,600
19,360
93,820
24,610
19,820
18,160
16,360
14,870
56,210
13,970
12,700
10,510
9,540
9,490
35,430
7,930
7,710
7,170
6,780
5,840
19,070
5,050
4,490
3,570
3,140
2,820

707.20
703.40
716.00
707.90
690.30
697.90
699.30
706.60
667.70
695.00
724.00
697.00
695.10
690.50
689.20
716.10
697.50
715.10
707.10
739.80
715.70
709.30
699.60
723.30
696.60
679.90
720.50
750.30
813.30

Men
Subtotal ...............................
62–64 ............................................
62 ...............................................
63 ...............................................
64 ...............................................
65–69 ............................................
65 ...............................................
66 ...............................................
67 ...............................................
68 ...............................................
69 ...............................................
70–74 ............................................
70 ...............................................
71 ...............................................
72 ...............................................
73 ...............................................
74 ...............................................
75–79 ............................................
75 ...............................................
76 ...............................................
77 ...............................................
78 ...............................................
79 ...............................................
80–84 ............................................
80 ...............................................
81 ...............................................
82 ...............................................
83 ...............................................
84 ...............................................

10,207,240
1,332,710
344,390
476,480
511,840
2,745,220
602,040
573,270
543,880
508,200
517,830
2,429,160
510,940
512,700
476,810
470,920
457,790
1,877,420
420,940
404,870
379,140
349,370
323,100
1,146,420
303,240
259,710
217,900
199,820
165,750

901.10
962.90
960.30
963.60
963.90
926.40
956.20
928.30
910.40
908.10
924.30
898.50
901.90
894.10
889.50
902.50
904.90
870.20
884.60
899.10
869.80
849.40
838.20
839.50
825.80
804.80
818.10
872.80
907.10

9,181,200
1,163,380
298,940
417,160
447,280
2,421,830
527,010
504,740
480,580
449,570
459,930
2,198,150
459,440
463,370
431,910
427,590
415,840
1,717,880
384,450
369,750
347,000
320,840
295,840
1,059,360
279,500
239,540
200,630
185,640
154,050

918.00
989.50
986.60
989.50
991.40
949.00
981.80
951.60
933.10
929.70
944.00
914.90
919.60
910.80
905.20
918.00
921.10
883.20
899.20
913.10
882.30
861.10
849.90
849.30
836.30
814.80
827.30
881.50
916.00

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, race, age,
and sex, December 2001—Continued
All races a

Age

Number

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

28,260
7,850
6,090
5,870
4,360
4,090
9,800
2,490

782.20
805.90
794.90
775.30
768.90
741.80
679.50
583.00

9,120
2,140
2,000
1,920
1,600
1,460
3,660
690

810.60
840.70
833.80
802.50
785.00
773.80
737.50
709.40

Men—Continued
85-89.............................................
85 ...............................................
86 ...............................................
87 ...............................................
88 ...............................................
89 ...............................................
90–94 ............................................
95 or older.....................................

505,260
140,670
118,580
98,120
80,730
67,160
146,870
24,180

905.50
943.60
924.90
888.10
874.80
854.00
801.00
726.50

466,380
130,250
110,140
89,980
74,580
61,430
133,220
21,000

915.00
954.00
934.10
897.60
883.00
862.80
811.90
744.10

10,366,840

717.10

9,284,880

726.20

819,150

648.60

236,760

600.00

1,237,420
332,390
441,290
463,740
2,380,200
524,900
499,490
469,730
437,870
448,210
2,130,770
435,400
436,490
414,710
420,310
423,860
1,896,060
401,800
401,190
389,140
361,450
342,480
1,411,300
338,650
302,440
270,560
263,550
236,100
857,970
214,350
191,560
171,940
148,590
131,530
359,460
93,660

639.00
626.00
639.50
647.80
657.80
662.10
651.20
647.60
658.00
670.50
684.20
669.90
672.80
679.90
693.40
705.70
733.50
712.30
730.60
731.30
742.20
755.00
804.40
768.70
787.30
801.60
831.50
850.40
852.90
874.80
859.40
851.90
836.70
827.00
812.60
749.20

1,087,480
291,720
388,500
407,260
2,094,060
462,000
438,400
413,890
385,310
394,460
1,906,420
387,580
390,700
370,450
377,010
380,680
1,716,500
362,400
361,930
353,030
328,320
310,820
1,288,340
309,080
276,040
245,850
241,370
216,000
783,380
195,580
175,840
156,970
135,670
119,320
325,920
82,780

641.40
627.40
642.00
651.00
663.20
666.60
656.20
653.30
664.00
676.70
691.20
676.80
679.10
687.20
700.30
713.40
742.40
720.10
739.10
740.60
751.90
764.10
815.90
779.30
798.10
814.50
843.20
862.40
866.20
887.50
872.20
867.10
848.80
841.20
828.90
770.90

106,680
28,180
38,120
40,380
209,690
44,390
45,170
41,040
38,770
40,320
168,090
35,340
33,870
33,250
32,520
33,110
137,900
30,410
29,920
27,840
25,490
24,240
96,460
22,890
20,870
19,500
17,300
15,900
61,280
15,460
12,370
12,350
10,740
10,360
29,210
9,840

650.20
652.00
650.90
648.30
635.40
654.50
629.50
623.40
628.90
639.30
635.20
632.10
633.00
627.30
640.90
643.00
648.40
643.80
655.60
639.50
643.50
660.70
674.50
651.60
671.60
664.30
691.40
705.20
700.30
729.00
703.80
678.50
699.80
679.70
646.20
576.10

43,240
12,490
14,660
16,090
75,660
18,490
15,880
14,640
13,560
13,090
49,810
11,930
11,230
9,470
8,740
8,440
33,420
7,240
7,720
6,530
6,210
5,720
19,930
5,240
4,140
3,810
3,610
3,130
10,420
2,520
2,620
2,110
1,800
1,370
3,410
870

550.70
534.60
546.10
567.50
570.10
568.70
573.10
554.70
571.20
584.40
590.20
563.40
582.40
590.80
606.60
621.00
638.10
618.60
637.10
637.60
636.20
667.00
691.30
657.80
662.40
681.40
716.80
768.00
747.20
782.50
741.20
736.70
750.20
706.30
671.20
612.80

Women
Subtotal ...............................
62–64 ............................................
62 ...............................................
63 ...............................................
64 ...............................................
65–69 ............................................
65 ...............................................
66 ...............................................
67 ...............................................
68 ...............................................
69 ...............................................
70–74 ............................................
70 ...............................................
71 ...............................................
72 ...............................................
73 ...............................................
74 ...............................................
75–79 ............................................
75 ...............................................
76 ...............................................
77 ...............................................
78 ...............................................
79 ...............................................
80–84 ............................................
80 ...............................................
81 ...............................................
82 ...............................................
83 ...............................................
84 ...............................................
85–89 ............................................
85 ...............................................
86 ...............................................
87 ...............................................
88 ...............................................
89 ...............................................
90–94 ............................................
95 or older.....................................

All disabled workers
Total ..................................

35,410

976.70

28,920

1015.00

4,600

854.90

1,890

687.80

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

3,830
11,750
19,830

1,017.90
1,003.20
953.00

3,190
9,660
16,070

1,057.50
1,038.50
992.40

450
1,510
2,640

898.40
883.50
831.00

190
580
1,120

637.60
726.80
676.10

Men
Subtotal ...............................

22,620

1,112.80

19,040

1,152.90

2,360

978.40

1,220

746.70

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

2,490
7,540
12,590

1,144.90
1,144.70
1,087.30

2,140
6,420
10,480

1,186.00
1,178.90
1,130.20

250
790
1,320

979.20
1,014.70
956.50

100
330
790

680.10
792.50
736.00

2,240
200
720
1,320

724.70
797.30
739.60
705.60

670
90
250
330

580.50
590.30
640.00
532.70

Women
Subtotal ...............................
62..................................................
63..................................................
64..................................................

12,790
1,340
4,210
7,240

736.10
782.00
749.80
719.70

9,880
1,050
3,240
5,590

749.20
795.50
760.50
734.00

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 5.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, race, age,
and sex, December 2001—Continued
All races a

Age

Number

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

95,570

347.10

65,670

312.10

94,120

348.90

64,210

314.30

16,890
3,970
6,050
6,870
31,460
6,510
7,020
6,510
5,620
5,800
23,960
5,000
5,530
4,720
4,620
4,090
14,320
3,800
3,220
2,910
2,360
2,030
5,320
1,750
390
30

332.90
320.20
335.30
338.10
349.60
350.90
347.80
363.20
335.00
349.10
361.00
369.40
367.30
349.80
357.60
358.80
345.80
348.10
353.80
351.80
332.10
336.40
354.30
342.10
319.30
373.00

14,600
3,680
5,250
5,670
23,560
6,130
5,380
4,420
4,310
3,320
13,650
3,200
3,140
2,990
2,480
1,840
8,470
2,230
1,860
1,440
1,550
1,390
3,050
760
100
20

292.60
305.80
281.70
294.00
315.10
316.70
321.30
309.40
311.80
313.90
314.00
304.80
315.00
314.20
317.90
322.50
331.60
314.80
343.70
328.30
328.10
349.80
347.30
378.20
361.80
456.50

90,300
3,820

352.70
259.00

61,500
2,710

315.80
279.20

1,450

227.60

1,460

217.60

All spouses
Total ..................................

2,218,340

421.90

2,051,210

429.00
Wives

Subtotal .................................

2,207,940

422.80

2,043,730

429.80
By age

62–64 ............................................
62 ...............................................
63 ...............................................
64 ...............................................
65–69 ............................................
65 ...............................................
66 ...............................................
67 ...............................................
68 ...............................................
69 ...............................................
70–74 ............................................
70 ...............................................
71 ...............................................
72 ...............................................
73 ...............................................
74 ...............................................
75–79 ............................................
75 ...............................................
76 ...............................................
77 ...............................................
78 ...............................................
79 ...............................................
80–84 ............................................
85–89 ............................................
90–94 ............................................
95 or older.....................................

316,960
78,670
112,980
125,310
627,720
131,490
129,560
124,900
119,100
122,670
581,050
122,050
124,200
114,440
112,230
108,130
409,190
96,160
89,520
82,850
73,320
67,340
203,770
59,220
9,440
590

404.70
393.80
401.30
414.60
428.70
431.00
430.30
426.50
426.70
428.90
428.00
430.70
428.80
426.80
426.60
426.90
417.30
421.10
419.00
411.90
415.90
417.80
429.80
424.20
393.20
388.10

285,140
70,900
101,620
112,620
571,330
118,670
116,880
113,650
108,940
113,190
541,620
113,520
115,230
106,360
104,680
101,830
384,970
89,800
84,130
78,210
69,080
63,750
194,610
56,570
8,950
540

414.80
402.70
411.40
425.50
438.00
441.50
440.50
434.90
436.20
436.70
434.10
437.20
435.00
433.70
432.30
431.80
422.00
427.00
423.50
415.70
420.90
421.80
433.10
427.30
396.70
386.40
By type of benefit

Wives of retired workers ...............
Wives of disabled workers ............

2,164,650
43,290

425.70
274.90

2,007,100
36,630

Subtotal .................................

10,400

226.40

7,480

432.60
276.40
Husbands
228.00

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Table 5.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, race, age,
and sex, December 2001—Continued
All races a

Age

Number

White
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Other b

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

638.00
682.30
693.10
688.20
684.70
672.90
679.80
674.50
675.50
682.20
690.70
664.90
657.90
649.10
660.70
660.80
640.90
647.90
634.90
609.20
627.10
619.50
594.30
608.00
592.40
585.00
537.70
541.20
545.90

57,610
14,670
1,660
2,420
3,290
3,560
3,740
14,610
3,550
3,050
2,670
2,510
2,830
10,640
2,290
2,170
2,260
1,860
2,060
8,600
1,960
1,820
1,910
1,390
1,520
5,200
2,760
850
280

628.20
657.10
699.90
658.30
653.10
647.90
649.80
648.30
663.40
655.20
644.00
634.20
638.80
624.80
650.00
624.00
621.20
587.70
635.30
606.70
651.40
612.60
601.30
576.70
575.90
595.70
541.20
537.80
580.50

All nondisabled widow(er)s
Total ..................................
60–64 ...........................................
60 ...............................................
61 ...............................................
62 ...............................................
63 ...............................................
64 ...............................................
65–69 ...........................................
65 ...............................................
66 ...............................................
67 ...............................................
68 ...............................................
69 ...............................................
70–74 ...........................................
70 ...............................................
71 ...............................................
72 ...............................................
73 ...............................................
74 ...............................................
75–79 ...........................................
75 ...............................................
76 ...............................................
77 ...............................................
78 ...............................................
79 ...............................................
80–84 ...........................................
85–89 ...........................................
90–94 ...........................................
95 or older.....................................

2,685,190
454,330
53,540
79,700
95,870
109,620
115,600
559,580
119,460
115,340
111,390
105,710
107,680
516,310
100,270
104,330
102,070
103,410
106,230
497,320
105,070
101,030
101,440
96,260
93,520
355,830
191,410
84,860
25,550

768.20
801.90
806.60
794.70
806.40
803.00
799.80
815.90
826.70
819.60
817.20
810.20
804.00
790.30
801.80
797.80
791.80
784.50
776.30
751.80
765.10
759.80
748.50
744.80
739.10
728.10
668.00
663.20
658.40

2,341,410
384,150
45,490
66,880
81,080
93,070
97,630
478,490
101,810
98,590
95,430
90,630
92,030
447,890
86,340
90,530
87,960
90,170
92,890
438,010
91,470
88,870
89,590
85,280
82,800
319,870
172,400
77,480
23,120

787.40
824.70
826.40
816.30
829.80
826.80
823.20
840.40
852.90
843.70
839.70
834.90
829.10
812.20
824.60
819.50
815.90
805.80
796.40
770.80
784.70
778.90
768.30
762.40
757.90
743.60
682.10
674.80
669.90

279,800
54,950
6,340
10,370
11,420
12,830
13,990
64,990
13,730
13,470
13,010
12,270
12,510
56,150
11,370
11,250
11,450
11,080
11,000
49,300
11,270
10,090
9,690
9,280
8,970
29,860
15,970
6,450
2,130

a. Includes 6,370 persons of unknown race.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A4—Number and total monthly benefits, December 1940–2001, selected years
OASDI
Year

Total

OASI
trust fund

DI
trust fund

Retired
workers

Disabled
workers

Wives
and
husbands

Children

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers Widow(er)s

Special
age-72
Parents beneficiaries

Number
1940...................................
222,488
222,488
1945................................... 1,288,107 1,288,107
1950................................... 3,477,243 3,477,243
1955................................... 7,960,616 7,960,616
1957................................... 11,128,897 10,979,047

...
...
...
...
149,850

112,331
518,234
1,770,984
4,473,971
6,197,532

...
...
...
...
149,850

29,749
159,168
508,350
1,191,963
1,827,048

54,648
390,134
699,703
1,276,240
1,502,077

20,499
120,581
169,438
291,916
328,309

4,437
93,781
314,189
701,360
1,095,137

824
6,209
14,579
25,166
28,944

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

1960...................................
1965...................................
1966...................................
1970...................................
1975...................................
1980...................................

14,844,589
20,866,767
22,767,252
26,228,629
32,084,511
35,584,955

14,157,138
19,127,716
20,796,930
23,563,634
27,732,311
30,906,511

687,451
1,739,051
1,970,322
2,664,995
4,352,200
4,678,444

8,061,469
11,100,584
11,658,443
13,349,175
16,588,001
19,562,085

455,371
988,074
1,097,190
1,492,948
2,488,774
2,858,680

2,345,983
2,806,912
2,860,026
2,951,552
3,320,310
3,477,427

2,000,451
3,092,659
3,392,970
4,122,305
4,972,008
4,606,517

401,358
471,816
487,755
523,136
581,845
562,316

1,543,843
2,371,433
2,602,015
3,227,160
3,888,705
4,410,515

36,114
35,289
34,540
28,729
21,444
14,779

...
...
634,313
533,624
223,424
92,636

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

37,058,317
37,702,976
38,189,919
38,627,019
39,151,370

33,151,003
33,707,103
34,145,244
34,552,719
35,022,543

3,907,314
3,995,873
4,044,675
4,074,300
4,128,827

22,431,930
22,980,948
23,439,684
23,858,226
24,326,604

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,830,284
2,895,364

3,374,599
3,386,917
3,380,856
3,366,843
3,364,563

3,319,490
3,294,587
3,243,939
3,203,822
3,165,113

371,659
350,546
328,838
317,761
312,079

4,862,805
4,928,019
4,983,846
5,028,822
5,070,873

9,541
8,726
7,890
7,145
6,484

31,655
24,770
19,007
14,116
10,290

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

39,832,125
40,592,173
41,507,188
42,245,719
42,883,470

35,566,144
36,079,133
36,617,492
36,992,153
37,299,951

4,265,981
4,513,040
4,889,696
5,253,566
5,583,519

24,838,100
25,288,719
25,757,727
26,104,305
26,407,756

3,011,294
3,194,938
3,467,783
3,725,966
3,962,954

3,366,975
3,370,454
3,382,189
3,367,206
3,337,484

3,187,010
3,268,252
3,391,173
3,527,483
3,653,887

303,923
300,661
294,176
289,350
283,072

5,111,482
5,158,383
5,205,375
5,224,279
5,232,379

5,908
5,467
5,083
4,673
4,318

7,433
5,299
3,682
2,457
1,620

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

43,387,259
43,736,836
43,971,086
44,245,731
44,595,624

37,529,603
37,664,802
37,818,047
37,911,161
38,071,894

5,857,656
6,072,034
6,153,039
6,334,570
6,523,730

26,672,806
26,898,072
27,274,572
27,510,535
27,774,677

4,185,263
4,385,623
4,508,134
4,698,319
4,879,455

3,289,551
3,194,080
3,129,129
3,054,073
2,987,307

3,734,097
3,802,791
3,771,774
3,768,928
3,794,795

275,020
242,135
230,222
220,610
212,401

5,225,519
5,209,812
5,053,442
4,989,855
4,943,915

3,976
3,670
3,419
3,186
2,931

1,027
653
394
225
143

6,673,362 28,498,945
6,913,243 28,836,774

5,042,334
5,274,183

2,963,326
2,898,861

3,802,863
3,839,381

203,052
197,375

4,901,437
4,828,327

2,748
2,564

89
41

2000................................... 45,414,794 38,741,432
2001................................... 45,877,506 38,964,263

Total monthly benefits (thousands of dollars)
1940...................................
1945...................................
1950...................................
1955...................................
1957...................................

4,070
23,801
126,857
411,613
605,455

4,070
23,801
126,857
411,613
594,552

...
...
...
...
10,904

2,539
12,538
77,678
276,942
400,250

...
...
...
...
10,904

361
2,040
11,995
39,416
62,802

668
4,858
19,366
46,444
57,952

402
2,391
5,801
13,403
16,102

90
1,893
11,481
34,152
55,944

11
81
535
1,256
1,501

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

1960...................................
936,321
1965................................... 1,516,802
1966................................... 1,638,548
1970................................... 2,628,326
1975................................... 5,727,758
1980................................... 10,682,791

888,320
1,395,817
1,502,863
2,385,926
5,047,656
9,422,206

48,000
120,986
135,685
242,400
680,102
1,260,585

596,849
931,532
983,338
1,576,551
3,436,752
6,678,216

40,668
96,599
107,627
196,010
562,180
1,059,792

90,503
120,796
123,262
175,323
332,159
569,528

93,275
159,428
175,100
279,845
544,048
864,242

23,795
30,882
31,983
45,258
85,676
138,426

89,054
174,883
192,821
328,245
747,903
1,358,836

2,178
2,683
2,642
2,965
3,685
4,080

...
...
21,777
24,128
15,354
9,672

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

15,901,579
16,534,384
17,612,946
18,691,340
20,037,582

14,441,682
15,027,053
16,016,257
17,008,453
18,237,927

1,459,896
1,507,331
1,596,689
1,682,887
1,799,655

10,736,304
11,225,159
12,016,444
12,806,481
13,789,570

1,285,375
1,331,144
1,415,811
1,498,637
1,609,780

796,351
816,351
856,263
893,521
944,429

858,006
860,953
883,739
908,660
938,538

123,557
118,602
115,966
116,902
120,970

2,094,003
2,175,345
2,318,748
2,461,948
2,629,728

3,609
3,371
3,213
3,061
2,941

4,373
3,459
2,763
2,132
1,627

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

21,686,763
23,076,535
24,442,156
25,662,445
26,936,223

19,716,655
20,912,298
22,033,164
23,011,870
24,032,186

1,970,108
2,164,237
2,408,992
2,650,575
2,904,037

14,966,531
15,914,665
16,810,432
17,595,964
18,415,099

1,768,313
1,946,823
2,171,080
2,390,829
2,620,982

1,004,852
1,049,463
1,089,504
1,117,643
1,144,466

991,628
1,045,006
1,100,812
1,160,403
1,226,468

124,340
127,510
128,748
129,752
131,463

2,827,012
2,989,385
3,138,250
3,264,849
3,394,982

2,849
2,767
2,676
2,557
2,459

1,238
915
655
448
303

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

28,148,078
29,426,079
30,463,716
31,298,873
32,578,327

24,993,131
26,017,474
26,884,933
27,519,891
28,548,030

3,154,947
3,408,605
3,578,782
3,778,982
4,030,297

19,199,157
20,038,023
20,864,462
21,449,654
22,339,070

2,853,365
3,087,223
3,252,919
3,444,259
3,679,691

1,164,029
1,177,458
1,185,143
1,179,882
1,188,814

1,283,288
1,356,685
1,389,552
1,417,362
1,473,988

131,430
124,678
122,488
120,247
120,157

3,514,262
3,639,632
3,646,898
3,685,349
3,774,601

2,349
2,252
2,173
2,074
1,975

197
129
79
46
30

4,331,642 24,066,918
4,680,763 25,215,898

3,965,304
4,295,600

1,233,598
1,246,333

1,547,808
1,624,285

120,812
122,526

3,912,527
3,997,687

1,934
1,868

19
9

2000................................... 34,848,920 30,517,277
2001................................... 36,504,206 31,823,443

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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5.A OASDI Current-Pay Benefits
Table 5.A5—Number and average age, by type of
benefit, December 2001

Table 5.A6—Number and average monthly benefit, by
type of benefit, race, and sex, December 2001

Number a
(thousands)

Average
age

Total, OASDI .............................................

45,874

66

OASI ..................................................................
Retired workers ..............................................
Spouses .........................................................
Children of retired workers .............................
Under age 18............................................
Disabled, aged 18 or older .......................
Students, aged 18–19...............................
Children of deceased workers........................
Under age 18............................................
Disabled, aged 18 or older .......................
Students, aged 18–19...............................
Nondisabled widow(er)s.................................
Widowed mothers and fathers .......................
Disabled widow(er)s.......................................
Parents of deceased workers.........................

38,961
28,842
2,738
467
261
192
13
1,890
1,344
490
57
4,625
195
202
3

71
74
72
24
13
40
18
21
12
47
18
77
43
59
82

DI .......................................................................
Disabled workers............................................
Spouses .........................................................
Children..........................................................
Under age 18............................................
Disabled, adult children ............................
Students, aged 18–19......

6,913
5,265
157
1,490
1,393
59
38

43
51
49
12
12
27
18

Type of benefit

a. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section
Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record,
10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Type of benefit

All races a

White

Black

Other b

Number c (thousands)
Total, OASDI ...................

45,874

39,115

4,696

1,900

Men ..........................................
Women .....................................

17,973
24,054

15,583
20,924

1,606
2,257

729
795

Children ....................................
Under age 18........................
Disabled, aged 18 or older ...
Students, aged 18–19...........

3,847
2,997
742
108

2,608
1,945
587
75

833
680
130
23

376
344
23
8

Retired workers and their
spouses and children ...............
Retired workers ....................
Wives and husbands ............
Children ................................

32,046
28,842
2,738
467

28,480
25,637
2,499
344

2,551
2,327
131
93

936
808
99
29

Disabled workers and their
spouses and children ...............
Disabled workers ..................
Wives and husbands ............
Children ................................

6,913
5,265
157
1,490

4,961
3,852
119
991

1,233
904
19
309

670
472
18
180

6,915
4,625
202

5,674
4,111
150

913
407
42

295
94
9

195
1,890
3

137
1,273
2

32
431

23
167
1

Survivors of deceased workers
Nondisabled widow(er)s .......
Disabled widow(er)s .............
Widowed mothers and
fathers...................................
Children ................................
Parents .................................

d

Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Retired workers ........................
Men.......................................
Women .................................

874.50
984.90
755.90

890.50
1,005.60
765.80

753.50
826.00
687.20

718.10
773.70
646.30

Disabled workers......................
Men.......................................
Women .................................

814.90
913.80
688.70

839.50
949.40
695.20

757.80
817.60
690.00

726.90
801.60
633.80

Widowed mothers and fathers..
Nondisabled widow(er)s ...........
Surviving children .....................

618.50
840.80
569.70

661.00
861.50
613.60

528.00
670.70
480.50

494.20
668.90
466.20

a. Includes 163,160 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of
unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and
a subset of the total number of beneficiaries of Hispanic origin. The distribution of
beneficiaries among those three groups is not available.
c. Provisions for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries are described in the section
Social Security (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance).
d. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record,
10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A7—Number and average monthly benefit for women, by type of benefit and race, December 2001
All races a

Number
(thousands)

Type of benefit and basis of entitlement

White

Average
monthly
benefit
Number
(dollars) (thousands)

Black
Average
monthly
benefit
Number
(dollars) (thousands)

Other
Average
monthly
benefit
Number
(dollars) (thousands)

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

All women
Total b .....................................................................................

24,054

724.80

20,924

737.10

2,257

657.00

795

592.00

Workers............................................................................................
Retired..........................................................................................
Full benefit ................................................................................
Reduced benefit........................................................................
Disabled .......................................................................................

16,225
13,912
3,545
10,367
2,313

746.30
755.90
869.30
717.10
688.70

13,970
12,304
3,019
9,285
1,665

757.40
765.80
887.70
726.20
695.20

1,639
1215
396
819
424

687.90
687.20
766.90
648.60
690.00

563
353
116
237
210

641.60
646.30
740.90
600.00
633.80

Wives of retired and disabled workers .............................................
Entitlement based on care of children ..........................................
Husband retired ........................................................................
Husband disabled .....................................................................
Entitlement based on age.............................................................
Husband retired ........................................................................
Full benefit ............................................................................
Reduced benefit ....................................................................
Husband disabled .....................................................................

2,858
158
54
104
2,700
2,651
484
2,167
50

432.80
232.00
347.10
171.80
444.60
447.60
546.00
425.70
282.40

2,595
117
43
75
2,477
2,436
427
2,009
42

443.70
247.50
364.60
180.80
453.00
455.90
565.80
432.50
284.00

146
21
7
14
125
120
29
90
5

343.60
208.60
314.90
156.10
366.50
370.30
424.50
352.70
268.90

109
19
5
14
90
87
25
62
3

297.90
163.90
235.60
141.20
325.70
327.30
355.10
315.80
282.20

Widows.............................................................................................
Entitlement based on care of children ..........................................
Nondisabled, aged 60 or older .....................................................
Disabled, aged 50–64 ..................................................................

4,968
185
4,586
197

822.40
623.30
842.50
539.70

4,358
131
4,081
147

847.00
666.90
863.10
559.70

472
30
401
40

646.20
528.90
671.70
481.70

123
22
92
9

625.20
496.20
671.10
473.80

Total c .....................................................................................

19,207

745.00

17,120

756.10

1,565

664.10

463

608.60

Entitled as worker.............................................................................
Worker only ..................................................................................
Dually entitled...............................................................................
Wife’s benefit ............................................................................
Widow’s benefit.........................................................................

12,674
7,064
5,611
2,254
3,356

767.30
738.20
804.00
522.40
993.10

11,217
6,037
5,180
2,132
3,049

777.80
752.40
807.50
524.90
1,005.20

1,109
776
333
81
252

690.70
659.40
763.60
468.20
858.40

310
231
79
35
43

659.70
637.00
726.30
495.20
913.30

Entitled as wife or widow only ..........................................................
Wife’s benefit ................................................................................
Widow’s benefit ............................................................................

6,532
2,381
4,152

701.70
450.00
846.00

5,903
2,190
3,713

714.70
458.00
866.10

456
107
349

599.40
371.90
669.50

154
75
78

505.80
332.20
673.30

All women aged 65 or older

a. Includes 78 persons of unknown race. In years prior to 1993, persons of unknown race were included with White.
b. Includes special age-72 beneficiaries and parents; excludes adults receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
c. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and adults receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: 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.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Table 5.A8—Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly benefit for persons with benefits
based on special minimum primary insurance amount, by type of benefit, December 2001
Type of benefit and sex

Number

Average primary insurance amount
(dollars)

Average monthly benefit
(dollars)

All beneficiaries ......................................................................

134,900

533.68

608.00

Retired workers................................................................................
Men ..............................................................................................
Women.........................................................................................
Wives and husbands of retired workers...........................................
Children of retired workers...............................................................

121,290
27,447
93,843
4,047
532

531.01
515.40
535.58
516.48
521.90

633.13
456.81
684.70
210.21
208.18

Disabled workers .............................................................................
Wives, husbands, and children of disabled workers ........................

13
6

526.78
508.95

525.23
135.67

Nondisabled widow(er)s...................................................................
Disabled widow(er)s.........................................................................
Widowed mothers and fathers .........................................................
Children of deceased workers .........................................................

7,489
240
46
1,237

577.65
575.44
572.03
581.03

486.94
362.73
371.04
409.23

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A10—Number and average monthly benefit for beneficiaries aged 60 or older, by type of benefit, age, and
sex, December 2001
Type of benefit

Total,
60 or older a

60–61

62–64

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85–89

90–94

95 or
older b

Number (thousands)
All beneficiaries
Total ............................................
workers c

...................................
Retired
Widows, widowers, parents,
and mothers and fathers ....................
Wives and husbands..............................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

37,608

673

4,009

8,865

8,154

6,939

4,872

2,701

1,083

311

28,842

...

2,570

7,409

6,636

5,472

3,752

2,028

769

206

4,736
2,748
1,180
102

179
6
471
16

382
328
709
21

681
750
...
26

775
724
...
19

916
539
...
12

830
284
...
6

576
95
...
2

295
19
...

103
2
...

e

e

Men
Subtotal ..........................................

15,733

285

1,768

4,152

3,652

2,874

1,821

853

272

57

Retired workers c ...................................
Widowers, parents, and fathers .............
Husbands...............................................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

14,930
41
35
679
48

...
9

1,333
11
2
412
11

4,125
7
8
...
13

3,628
4
10
...
9

2,858
3
8
...
5

1,812
2
4
...
2

848
2
2
...
1

270
1
1
...

57

...

d

267
8

e

e
e
e

Women
Subtotal ..........................................

21,874

388

2,241

4,713

4,503

4,066

3,051

1,848

811

254

Retired workers c ...................................
Widows, parents, and mothers .............
Wives .....................................................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

13,912
4,695
2,713
501
54

...
170
6
204
8

1,237
370
327
297
10

3,284
673
742
...
13

3,008
771
714
...
10

2,614
913
532
...
7

1,940
828
280
...
4

1,180
574
93
...
2

500
294
18
...

149
103
2
...

e

e

Average monthly benefit (dollars)
All beneficiaries
Total ..............................................

837.30

836.60

783.30

829.00

829.40

832.90

860.00

932.20

864.90

802.70

Retired workers c ...................................
Widows, widowers, parents,
and mothers and fathers ....................
Wives and husbands..............................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

874.50

...

806.90

867.90

870.60

871.20

889.00

975.90

894.90

825.60

833.90
441.80
891.30
521.80

734.30
353.70
890.60
570.50

762.30
402.90
891.80
555.00

843.70
441.80
...
527.70

843.60
445.10
...
500.60

838.60
442.60
...
475.00

868.50
461.80
...
457.60

854.20
485.30
...
418.90

812.30
470.50
...

763.80
444.90
...

e

e

Men
Subtotal.........................................

983.70

1,019.00

977.40

997.00

983.60

962.20

949.30

1,076.50

967.90

903.00

Retired workers c ...................................
Widowers, parents, and fathers .............
Husbands...............................................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

984.90
621.50
248.20
1,047.60
526.30

...
577.50

962.90
665.30
206.70
1,047.30
553.50

1,000.40
704.00
244.30
...
525.20

987.20
643.30
256.40
...
498.80

965.40
557.90
239.10
...
481.00

951.90
545.10
250.70
...
448.60

1,080.60
512.20
268.90
...
438.40

972.40
528.60
280.00
...

906.00

e

1,048.10
576.00

e

e
e

...
e

Women
Subtotal.........................................

732.00

702.50

630.20

680.90

704.30

741.60

806.80

865.60

830.40

780.20

Retired workers c ...................................
Widows, parents, and mothers ..............
Wives .....................................................
Disabled workers ...................................
Disabled children d .................................

755.90
835.80
444.30
679.30
517.70

...
742.80
356.50
683.90
564.80

639.00
765.30
403.90
676.20
556.70

701.40
845.20
443.90
...
530.10

729.90
844.70
447.80
...
502.20

768.30
839.70
445.50
...
471.10

830.10
869.50
464.70
...
462.50

900.70
855.50
490.80
...
410.50

853.10
813.50
479.90
...

795.10
764.30
456.20
...

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

The sum of the individual categories may not equal total because of independent rounding.
Includes 39,097 persons aged 100 or older— 5,553 men and 33,544 women.
Includes special age-72 beneficiaries.
Includes adults receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A14—Number and percentage distribution of women aged 62 or older, by type of benefit and dual
entitlement status, December 1960–2001, selected years
Basis of entitlement and
type of benefit

1960

1970

1975

1980

All women, 62 or older a .....

6,619

11,374

14,010

16,350

worker b ......................

Entitled as
Worker only ..............................
Dually entitled c ........................
Wife’s benefit ........................
Widow’s benefit ....................

2,866
2,563
303
159
141

5,753
4,786
967
388
574

7,586
5,926
1,660
617
1,039

Entitled as wife or widow only c ...
Wife’s benefit............................
Widow’s benefit d .....................

3,753
2,174
1,546

5,621
2,546
3,048

6,424
2,745
3,659

1985

1990

1995

2000

2001

18,412

19,954

20,888

21,381

21,442

9,304
6,710
2,594
1,016
1,575

10,805
7,096
3,709
1,594
2,112

12,037
7,359
4,678
2,077
2,600

12,974
7,554
5,420
2,398
3,022

14,013
8,117
5,896
2,568
3,327

14,205
8,244
5,962
2,584
3,377

7,046
2,884
4,148

7,607
3,018
4,580

7,917
3,059
4,853

7,914
2,985
4,926

7,368
2,768
4,598

7,237
2,711
4,524

Number (thousands)

Percentage distribution
a

....

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.00

100.0

Entitled as worker b .....................
Worker only ..............................
Dually entitled c .......................
Wife’s benefit ........................
Widow’s benefit ....................

43.3
38.7
4.6
2.4
2.1

50.6
42.1
8.5
3.4
5.0

54.1
42.3
11.8
4.4
7.4

56.9
41.0
15.9
6.2
9.6

58.7
38.5
20.1
8.7
11.5

60.3
36.9
23.4
10.4
13.0

62.1
36.2
25.9
11.5
14.4

65.5
38.0
27.6
12.0
15.6

66.2
38.4
27.8
12.0
15.8

Entitled as wife or widow only c ...
Wife’s benefit............................
Widow’s benefit d .....................

56.7
32.8
23.4

49.4
22.4
26.8

45.9
19.6
26.1

43.1
17.6
25.4

41.3
16.4
24.9

39.7
15.3
24.3

37.9
14.3
23.6

34.5
12.9
21.5

33.8
12.6
21.1

All women, 62 or older

a.
b.
c.
d.

Excludes special age-72 beneficiaries and adults receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
Includes disabled workers.
Includes parents.
Includes disabled widows and mothers.

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1995, 2000, and 2001 are based on a 10 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

Table 5.A15—Number and average monthly benefit for women aged 65 or older, by age, type of benefit, and dual
entitlement status, December 2001
Total,
65 or older

Basis of entitlement and type of benefit

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85–89

90 or older

Number
older a

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

19,206,550

4,699,110

4,492,110

4,057,840

3,046,870

1,846,440

1,064,180

Entitled as worker ....................................................
Worker only ..........................................................
Dually entitled.......................................................
Wife’s benefit ....................................................
Widow’s benefit ................................................

12,674,340
7,063,820
5,610,520
2,254,370
3,356,150

3,284,280
2,175,720
1,108,560
800,390
308,170

3,007,850
1,743,400
1,264,450
687,230
577,220

2,614,010
1,337,420
1,276,590
470,050
806,540

1,939,570
879,790
1,059,780
227,840
831,940

1,179,900
593,600
586,300
58,290
528,010

648,730
333,890
314,840
10,570
304,270

Entitled as wife or widow only ..................................
Wife’s benefit........................................................
Widow’s benefit ....................................................

6,532,210
2,380,650
4,151,560

1,414,830
742,020
672,810

1,484,260
713,970
770,290

1,443,830
531,820
912,010

1,107,300
280,350
826,950

666,540
92,880
573,660

415,450
19,610
395,840

All women, 65 or

Average monthly benefit (dollars)
a

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

745.00

681.30

704.70

742.00

807.20

866.00

818.70

Entitled as worker ....................................................
Worker only ..........................................................
Dually entitled.......................................................
Wife’s benefit ....................................................
Widow’s benefit ................................................

767.30
738.20
804.00
522.40
993.10

701.40
720.30
664.30
532.60
1,006.30

729.90
721.50
741.50
518.50
1,006.90

768.30
721.20
817.60
507.40
998.40

830.10
740.70
904.40
520.40
1,009.60

900.70
857.00
944.90
552.00
988.30

839.80
791.70
890.90
547.80
902.80

Entitled as wife or widow only ..................................
Wife’s benefit........................................................
Widow’s benefit ....................................................

701.70
450.00
846.00

634.80
443.90
845.30

653.80
447.80
844.70

694.50
445.50
839.70

767.00
464.70
869.50

804.70
490.80
855.60

785.70
477.90
801.00

All women, 65 or older

a. Excludes parents, special age-72 beneficiaries, and adults receiving benefits because of a childhood disability.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 5.A16—Number and average monthly benefit for adult beneficiaries, by type of benefit, sex, and age,
December 2001
Number (thousands)
Type of benefit

All ages

Under 62

Average monthly benefit (dollars)

62–64

65 or older

All ages

Under 62

62–64

65 or older

All adult beneficiaries
Total a .......................................................

42,775

5,840

4,009

32,926

824.69

745.59

783.15

843.78

Retired workers..................................................
Disabled workers ...............................................
Wives and husbands of retired workers.............
Wives and husbands of disabled workers..........
Nondisabled widow(er)s.....................................
Disabled widow(er)s...........................................
Mothers and fathers ...........................................
Disabled adult children.......................................

28,837
5,274
2,742
157
4,624
204
197
737

...
4,565
47
105
132
147
191
652

2,570
709
300
29
318
57
5
20

26,267
...
2,395
23
4,174
...
1
64

874.44
814.46
442.69
207.08
840.83
536.69
620.78
537.58

...
802.63
338.71
170.88
800.52
538.17
619.55
540.92

806.87
890.68
414.82
277.45
806.94
532.88
666.14
554.32

881.05
...
448.23
284.85
844.69
...
609.67
498.62

Men
Subtotal .....................................................

18,375

2,930

1,770

13,676

960.68

844.80

976.96

983.40

Retired workers..................................................
Disabled workers ...............................................
Husbands of retired workers ..............................
Husbands of disabled workers...........................
Nondisabled widowers .......................................
Disabled widowers .............................................
Fathers...............................................................
Disabled adult children.......................................

14,930
2,952
34
4
37
6
10
403

...
2,542

1,336
410
1

696.31
368.13

986.79
...
251.27
205.35
618.34
...

28

132.57
604.46
376.53
527.96
537.91

962.15
1,047.63
222.95

10

984.58
913.72
250.27
164.54
636.83
374.84
528.10
535.29

...
892.12

10
1

13,594
...
32
2
20
...

548.23

496.68

b

2
7
4
10
364

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

Women
Subtotal .....................................................

24,399

2,910

2,239

19,250

722.27

645.71

629.95

744.59

Retired workers..................................................
Disabled workers ...............................................
Wives of retired workers ....................................
Wives of disabled workers .................................
Nondisabled widows ..........................................
Disabled widows ................................................
Mothers ..............................................................
Disabled adult children.......................................

13,907
2,322
2,708
153
4,587
199
187
334

...
2,024
47
103
125
143
182
288

1,234
299
299
29
308
56
5
10

12,673
...
2,362
21
4,154
...
1
36

756.18
688.28
445.08
208.21
842.49
541.23
625.73
540.34

...
690.23
338.83
171.62
812.00
543.22
624.54
544.73

638.63
675.12
415.57
279.29
810.59
536.18
668.87
560.53

767.63
...
450.93
290.71
845.78
...
612.91
500.11

a. Includes parents and special age-72 beneficiaries. Excludes 108,983 student beneficiaries aged 18–19.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Angela Y. Harper (410) 966-9541.

.

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Table 5.A17—Number and average monthly benefit for disabled beneficiaries, by type of benefit,
December 1957–2001
Number

Average monthly benefit (dollars)

All disabled
beneficiaries

Workers

Disabled adult
children

Widow(er)s

Workers

Disabled adult
children

Widow(er)s

1957........................................................
1958........................................................
1959........................................................

178,719
284,744
416,896

149,850
237,719
334,443

28,869
47,025
82,453

...
...
...

72.76
82.10
89.00

38.62
39.62
42.96

...
...
...

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

559,425
742,296
888,131
993,656
1,077,695

455,371
618,075
740,867
827,014
894,173

104,054
124,221
147,264
166,642
183,522

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

89.31
89.59
89.99
90.59
91.12

44.15
45.28
45.67
46.45
47.35

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

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

1,186,464
1,310,911
1,422,778
1,560,517
1,690,982

988,074
1,097,190
1,193,120
1,295,300
1,394,291

198,390
213,721
229,658
243,654
257,222

...
...
...
21,563
39,469

97.76
98.09
98.43
111.86
112.74

51.77
52.42
53.41
61.83
62.79

...
...
...
72.25
71.02

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

1,812,786
1,990,098
2,202,090
2,415,383
2,670,092

1,492,948
1,647,684
1,832,916
2,016,626
2,236,882

270,557
285,671
305,007
319,988
341,082

49,281
56,743
64,167
78,769
92,128

131.26
146.52
179.32
183.00
205.70

73.21
81.37
98.81
100.14
112.45

82.00
90.11
109.54
111.14
125.87

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

2,960,620
3,171,198
3,368,954
3,429,421
3,435,761

2,488,774
2,670,208
2,837,432
2,879,774
2,870,590

362,335
381,563
404,246
419,896
435,338

109,511
119,427
127,276
129,751
129,833

225.90
245.17
265.30
288.30
322.00

122.80
132.32
142.12
153.66
171.55

137.70
147.01
156.11
165.46
180.52

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

3,436,429
3,361,130
3,192,379
3,168,992
3,212,040

2,858,680
2,776,519
2,603,599
2,569,029
2,596,516

450,169
463,021
472,408
488,372
506,373

127,580
121,590
116,372
111,591
109,151

370.70
413.20
440.60
456.20
470.70

198.95
224.51
245.07
257.78
270.28

205.02
226.58
242.11
250.33
306.24

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

3,289,485
3,380,480
3,453,414
3,507,707
3,583,451

2,656,638
2,728,463
2,785,859
2,830,284
2,895,364

525,842
545,043
561,273
574,300
586,457

107,005
106,974
106,282
103,123
101,630

483.80
487.90
508.20
529.50
556.00

281.92
288.79
304.32
320.21
339.47

315.26
319.74
333.89
348.05
366.72

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

3,712,763
3,925,472
4,236,080
4,529,466
4,796,313

3,011,294
3,194,938
3,467,783
3,725,966
3,962,954

600,480
616,045
636,973
656,485
672,683

100,989
114,489
131,324
147,015
160,676

587.20
609.40
626.10
641.70
661.40

361.71
378.86
393.61
407.20
422.40

388.93
406.96
422.65
434.20
446.30

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

5,044,388
5,264,321
5,400,781
5,605,272
5,798,776

4,185,263
4,385,623
4,508,134
4,698,319
4,879,455

686,101
696,787
704,709
712,772
720,526

173,024
181,911
187,938
194,181
198,795

681.80
703.90
721.60
733.10
754.10

437.30
454.30
468.60
479.40
495.60

458.30
471.00
480.40
487.30
499.90

2000........................................................
2001........................................................

5,972,450
6,214,972

5,042,334
5,274,183

728,689
736,546

201,427
204,243

786.40
814.50

518.30
537.60

519.70
536.70

Year

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Angela Y. Harper (410) 966-9541.

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