6.

A OASDI Benefits Awarded: Summary
Table 6.A1—Number, by type of benefit, 1940–2001
Wives and
husbands of—
Year

Total

All benefits ....... 181,274,076

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

Disabled
workers

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers Widow(er)s

6,903,917 20,323,712

13,790,650

4,702,522 19,341,835

Children of—

Disabled
workers

Retired
workers

Disabled
workers

74,546,196 19,073,002

Retired
workers

Parents

Special
age-72
beneficiaries

17,561,823

3,649,243

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

113,751 1,267,425
852
1,272
1,266
1,264
1,419

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1955.................
1956.................
1957.................
1958 a .............
1959 b .............

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

969
914
870
844
788

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

724
606
498
431
383

1,345
948
785
939
792

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

381
344
286
263
281

537
428
243
148
105

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

233
246
298
238
213

84
54
67
51
27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

200
177
157
152
118

28
16
13
13
9

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

4,290,080
4,161,971

1,960,649
1,779,228

621,650
691,309

341,503
314,547

43,941
43,412

115,358
110,680

297,686
302,445

363,632
383,049

40,491
41,323

505,021
495,848

135
129

14
1

a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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6.A OASDI Benefits Awarded: Summary
Table 6.A2—Average primary insurance amount for retired workers and average monthly benefit for retired and
disabled workers, and nondisabled widows, by sex, selected years 1940–2001 (in dollars)
Average primary insurance amount
(dollars)

Average monthly benefit (dollars)

Retired workers

Retired workers

Disabled workers

Year a

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Nondisabled
widows

1940..........................................
1945..........................................
1950 (Jan.–Aug.) ......................
1950 (Sept.–Dec.).....................
1955..........................................

22.71
25.11
29.03
33.24
69.74

23.26
25.71
30.16
35.32
75.86

18.38
19.99
22.98
26.85
56.05

22.71
25.11
29.03
33.24
69.74

23.26
25.71
30.16
35.32
75.86

18.38
19.99
22.98
26.85
56.05

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

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

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

20.36
20.17
21.65
36.89
49.68

1960..........................................
1965 (Jan.–Aug.) ......................
1965 (Sept.–Dec.).....................
1970..........................................
1975 (Jan.–May).......................
1975 (June–Dec.) .....................

83.87
88.57
99.36
133.94
216.56
235.13

92.03
96.56
108.79
146.99
242.76
264.67

69.23
74.99
82.34
113.69
176.76
191.56

81.73
82.69
89.20
123.82
196.42
213.68

92.03
90.89
99.90
136.80
220.35
241.05

63.26
68.78
71.26
103.67
160.50
173.31

91.16
93.26
101.30
139.79
220.60
243.47

94.02
97.89
106.51
148.39
241.48
266.08

78.91
80.27
86.75
115.74
175.27
192.13

62.12
73.81
75.37
106.95
185.34
198.88

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

353.80
396.30
400.10
438.80
425.60
447.10

411.70
465.50
467.50
514.50
504.20
532.70

270.50
301.00
302.60
332.60
315.10
328.50

321.10
359.80
363.60
400.10
388.40
408.60

374.00
422.90
424.20
468.00
457.50
483.00

244.90
272.90
276.00
304.80
291.40
305.50

352.10
396.50
389.80
425.60
416.90
441.10

388.80
437.90
431.40
471.30
462.40
489.50

269.70
301.00
295.00
320.70
312.70
328.00

277.50
312.80
313.00
346.30
350.80
375.30

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

448.00
451.20
457.10
471.00
475.70
487.60

531.60
546.40
544.40
565.70
566.20
588.30

330.00
325.50
335.60
343.00
348.00
352.00

408.20
410.20
414.70
429.50
432.00
443.10

480.30
491.80
489.40
511.30
509.60
530.00

306.50
302.50
310.90
318.90
322.20
326.10

432.40
445.30
443.00
461.10
459.20
477.60

480.30
496.80
494.00
516.50
514.00
535.90

317.90
333.20
332.20
342.90
345.00
357.20

385.10
400.50
406.80
428.00
431.10
436.90

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

500.30
504.60
516.80
536.90
540.70
560.00

596.90
611.00
618.90
648.80
648.60
679.50

363.50
361.70
374.10
386.80
390.40
401.20

453.10
456.90
466.10
484.00
487.80
504.90

536.00
548.40
553.60
580.00
580.30
607.00

335.70
334.00
343.90
355.20
359.00
369.20

471.50
489.00
487.00
517.10
517.20
543.00

527.60
546.90
546.80
583.40
581.90
612.70

358.20
369.60
368.90
391.80
392.60
410.00

452.10
446.20
462.00
477.40
488.80
499.20

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

572.80
597.50
609.00
626.40
642.80
656.20

686.90
724.90
729.70
761.00
768.90
793.40

412.90
425.90
438.20
447.30
460.40
467.40

516.60
538.70
550.50
559.30
583.50
592.80

614.80
647.50
654.60
672.10
692.30
709.50

379.00
392.10
403.30
409.30
426.10
432.10

539.90
571.20
566.90
600.60
593.00
613.20

608.00
645.90
637.80
676.90
666.90
689.70

414.40
437.50
438.90
466.60
464.20
481.50

512.90
525.70
541.10
566.60
573.70
582.10

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

671.60
688.30
697.10
716.20
722.90
741.90

803.10
829.30
831.50
861.70
862.90
892.40

483.40
493.80
507.10
519.00
530.30
541.50

608.60
620.70
630.60
645.90
651.00
665.70

721.90
740.90
746.20
769.80
771.30
794.20

446.50
454.90
467.00
477.90
485.40
494.50

601.60
625.70
621.70
649.90
647.00
684.80

677.00
706.50
699.80
735.70
731.30
776.50

474.70
490.30
494.70
512.30
518.50
549.00

596.90
604.00
620.70
618.90
637.80
644.60

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

744.30
765.30
769.20
788.90
787.10
812.80

887.00
917.60
916.80
950.20
951.70
982.00

551.40
563.60
572.40
582.90
608.50
610.40

671.70
668.40
693.60
708.70
723.30
734.50

794.30
818.00
820.50
846.00
854.30
876.90

505.80
516.70
524.50
533.30
581.30
564.40

675.70
703.40
693.70
727.70
718.30
748.40

767.30
798.70
788.90
832.00
820.40
851.60

546.00
568.70
567.80
590.00
590.70
615.10

662.50
675.40
683.10
690.30
700.60
699.90

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

819.50
831.10
857.60
875.70

983.10
1,003.20
1,023.20
1,043.90

620.00
628.80
649.50
663.70

744.70
754.20
777.10
791.20

882.10
898.40
918.40
934.30

577.10
584.70
599.60
610.70

737.00
762.00
763.90
792.60

841.50
870.30
870.60
904.30

610.60
633.80
636.60
660.60

716.70
711.00
713.30
708.20

2000 (Jan.–Nov.) ......................
2000 (Dec.) ...............................
2001 (Jan.–Nov.) ......................
2001 (Dec.) ...............................

904.90
930.00
953.90
982.10

1,069.40
1,111.00
1,134.50
1,168.90

685.40
713.00
730.80
749.90

841.60
842.80
855.70
881.10

990.50
996.50
1,008.40
1,039.10

643.00
658.50
667.20
684.70

806.40
846.60
847.00
868.40

917.60
960.20
961.70
982.70

673.20
710.00
711.00
734.90

708.70
715.40
735.80
717.10

a. Some years are shown in several parts to reflect changes in benefit rates during the year.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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6.A OASDI Benefits Awarded
Table 6.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, race, age, and sex, 2001
All races a

Number

Age and type of benefit

White
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Number

Black
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Number

Other
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

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

1,786,300

889.80

1,452,500

924.10

170,500

790.70

155,600

681.50

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

1,206,200
545,200
34,900

847.10
987.00
848.30

1,006,000
423,800
22,700

875.00
1,040.90
917.10

106,200
62,200
2,100

767.10
831.60
774.60

91,000
54,600
10,000

631.60
759.80
708.70

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

991,500

1,042.20

818,200

1,090.10

88,100

870.40

80,100

749.00

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

650,000
332,200
9,300

1,006.40
1,119.60
780.70

543,500
268,100
6,600

1,050.60
1,175.40
881.50

56,800
30,600
700

831.70
944.70
767.20

47,600
30,500
2,000

711.50
827.00
452.70

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

794,800

699.70

634,300

709.90

82,400

705.50

75,500

609.90

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

556,200
213,000
25,600

660.90
780.20
872.80

462,500
155,700
16,100

668.60
809.50
931.70

49,400
31,600
1,400

692.70
722.10
778.20

43,400
24,100
8,000

543.90
674.80
772.80

Men

Women

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

669,300

873.30

460,700

927.70

111,800

778.50

95,500

720.50

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

51,500
90,600
159,700
119,600
143,800
104,100

504.40
717.10
841.40
938.30
998.00
993.80

29,900
53,800
105,600
83,800
106,800
80,800

518.30
753.50
881.30
978.50
1,048.80
1,043.40

11,800
18,100
29,400
19,100
19,900
13,500

480.40
677.00
787.00
877.00
876.80
872.40

9,800
18,600
24,600
16,600
16,400
9,500

490.80
650.40
735.60
808.80
814.90
738.70

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

364,500

994.50

252,900

1,070.60

57,400

841.30

53,200

798.50

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

27,400
48,000
80,700
63,300
82,400
62,700

503.30
754.20
928.90
1,081.90
1,165.00
1,165.30

15,000
27,000
53,200
44,600
62,500
50,600

514.30
790.70
980.40
1,144.00
1,226.30
1,222.40

6,600
10,300
14,500
10,000
9,800
6,200

466.90
717.40
855.30
937.10
991.60
1,020.50

5,800
10,700
12,900
8,700
9,500
5,600

516.40
697.60
801.30
929.40
955.60
807.00

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

304,800

728.40

207,800

753.90

54,400

712.30

42,300

622.50

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

24,100
42,600
79,000
56,300
61,400
41,400

505.60
675.20
751.90
777.00
773.80
734.20

14,900
26,800
52,400
39,200
44,300
30,200

522.30
716.10
780.70
790.10
798.30
743.30

5,200
7,800
14,900
9,100
10,100
7,300

497.50
623.70
720.50
810.90
765.50
746.50

4,000
7,900
11,700
7,900
6,900
3,900

453.80
586.40
663.30
676.00
621.20
640.50

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

227,800

401.20

187,400

426.10

17,200

324.60

21,400

256.00

345.80
333.30
347.60
329.30
363.30
476.10

16,000
1,600
14,400
9,600
4,300
500

283.40
246.40
287.50
292.00
284.50
226.70

Men

Women

All wives

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

192,100
13,900
178,200
129,300
42,500
6,400

429.60
378.80
433.50
417.50
476.60
471.00

161,100
10,300
150,800
110,800
34,900
5,100

452.50
409.90
455.40
436.00
511.50
494.10

13,700
1,700
12,000
8,200
3,000
800

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

35,700

248.60

26,300

264.30

3,500

241.30

5,400

174.80

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

14,900
20,800

166.00
307.70

9,700
16,600

189.60
307.90

1,600
1,900

146.20
321.40

3,600
1,800

111.10
302.20

1,200
700
500

250.20
298.60
182.50

3,000
2,700
300

267.90
255.40

Wives of disabled workers

All husbands
Total ..........................................................
Husbands of retired workers ..............................
Husbands of disabled workers...........................

9,900
8,300
1,600

247.00
247.90
242.30

5,600
4,900
700

233.30
1,226.30
210.30

d

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 6.A3—Number and average monthly benefit, by type of benefit, race, age, and sex, 2001—Continued
All races a

White

Black

Number

Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Number

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

756,300

...

470,700

...

Children of retired workers.................................
Children of deceased workers ...........................
Children of disabled workers..............................

112,700
292,000
351,600

404.60
614.50
232.80

73,500
182,700
214,500

437.10
672.90
260.60

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

520,300
37,700
198,300

368.10
436.90
498.80

307,700
27,400
135,600

412.80
455.30
527.10

Age and type of benefit

Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Other
Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Number

158,600

...

109,600

...

25,200
55,800
77,600

369.20
525.90
200.00

12,400
39,200
58,000

289.20
470.30
174.00

110,700
6,800
41,100

303.20
415.50
432.60

88,200
3,300
18,100

265.60
341.90
417.80

564.20
412.80
459.40
625.20
765.70
...

7,100
900
2,000
2,900
1,300
...

464.10
465.80
487.80
438.60
483.40
...

566.30

6,700
400

450.90

d

687.10
689.10
669.00
708.00
697.60
697.60
505.70

13,700
7,200
3,100
1,100
2,300
12,200
1,500

670.00
625.50
758.10
601.20
723.40
699.40
431.10

Number

Average
monthly
benefit b
(dollars)

Children

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

40,500
5,100
12,900
16,700
5,500
300

648.20
537.40
606.60
692.40
712.70

714.20
614.90
653.60
771.80
783.30

d

26,700
3,000
9,100
11,000
3,300
300

d

4,900
1,000
1,200
1,900
800
...

Widowed mothers ..............................................
Widowed fathers ................................................

37,400
3,100

649.00
638.30

24,500
2,200

724.60
598.80

4,600
300

d

Nondisabled widows and widowers
Total ..........................................................
60–64 .................................................................
65–69 .................................................................
70–74 .................................................................
75 or older..........................................................
Widows ..............................................................
Widowers ...........................................................

329,700
146,600
57,800
35,200
90,100
313,400
16,300

886.60
820.60
864.90
930.60
990.70
903.40
563.60

278,200
121,800
46,600
31,000
78,800
265,300
12,900

917.80
851.70
902.80
963.00
1,011.10
933.70
590.00

31,100
16,900
7,400
2,800
4,000
29,400
1,700

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

26,400

543.90

17,400

592.00

6,100

408.90

2,800

519.80

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

10,400
14,300
1,700

547.80
555.30
424.60

6,000
10,700
700

583.10
595.90
608.10

3,000
2,400
700

463.20
385.60
256.20

1,400
1,100
300

577.90
481.40

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

25,100
1,300

552.60
375.90

16,500
900

604.70
359.20

5,800
300

409.50

2,700
100

521.60

Disabled widows and widowers

a.
b.
c.
d.

d

d
d

Includes 7,700 persons of unknown race.
Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)’s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
Average benefits are not shown for fewer than 500 beneficiaries.

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTES: 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.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 6.A4—Number and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by age and sex, 2001
Total

Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Number

Men
Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Women

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Retired workers b .............................................

1,786,300

882.60

991,500

1,033.70

794,800

694.00

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

1,206,200
871,900
122,700
211,600

840.10
802.00
882.40
972.90

650,000
463,900
66,100
120,000

998.20
960.00
1,040.20
1,122.50

556,200
408,000
56,600
91,600

655.50
622.30
698.00
776.90

65–69 ..........................................................................
65 ............................................................................
Disability conversions ..........................................
New entitlements .................................................
66 ............................................................................
67 ............................................................................
68 ............................................................................
69 ............................................................................

545,200
493,300
212,300
281,000
20,500
12,000
11,400
8,000

979.10
989.30
887.10
1,066.50
852.00
826.50
937.60
964.90

332,200
304,800
125,800
179,000
11,800
6,500
5,500
3,600

1,110.60
1,123.90
1,024.20
1,193.90
917.00
885.30
1,008.10
1,189.20

213,000
188,500
86,500
102,000
8,700
5,500
5,900
4,400

774.00
771.70
687.70
843.00
764.00
757.00
871.90
781.40

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

28,000
6,900

899.30
606.40

7,300
2,000

840.10
533.20

20,700
4,900

920.10
636.30

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

669,300

866.40

364,500

986.70

304,800

722.60

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

24,200
27,300
36,300
54,300
73,100
86,600

417.40
574.10
669.70
739.30
807.40
857.70

12,500
14,900
18,300
29,700
36,200
44,500

407.90
576.10
689.30
784.70
876.70
957.80

11,700
12,400
18,000
24,600
36,900
42,100

427.60
571.70
649.70
684.60
739.30
751.90

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

119,600
22,200
23,800
21,300
24,200
28,100

931.00
895.90
861.80
953.30
982.40
956.00

63,300
11,900
11,600
11,900
13,000
14,900

1,073.40
968.30
1,017.40
1,139.10
1,116.70
1,110.90

56,300
10,300
12,200
9,400
11,200
13,200

770.80
812.30
713.80
718.00
826.60
781.30

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

143,800
27,500
22,700
30,800
31,500
31,300

990.10
1,005.10
934.90
1,003.40
1,001.60
992.50

82,400
17,400
12,700
17,600
17,300
17,400

1,155.80
1,129.20
1,089.60
1,158.00
1,208.30
1,176.40

61,400
10,100
10,000
13,200
14,200
13,900

767.80
791.40
738.50
797.20
749.70
762.20

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

104,100
27,800
28,800
24,300
13,400
9,800

986.00
991.70
961.70
1,033.20
1,007.30
895.10

62,700
16,800
16,600
15,700
8,600
5,000

1,156.20
1,150.70
1,162.90
1,179.40
1,165.10
1,063.70

41,400
11,000
12,200
8,600
4,800
4,800

728.30
749.00
687.90
766.20
724.70
719.60

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes conversions from nondisabled widow(er)’s benefits to higher retired-worker benefits.
c. Includes 700 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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Table 6.A5—Number and average monthly benefit with reduction for early retirement, by type of benefit, sex and
age, 2001
Total

Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Men

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Women

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

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

1,241,700

841.30

669,000

998.80

572,700

657.40

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

871,900
122,700
199,000
43,500
4,600

802.00
882.40
971.60
925.40
771.00

463,900
66,100
112,000
26,400
600

960.00
1,040.20
1,122.90
1,060.10
533.30

408,000
56,600
87,000
17,100
4,000

622.30
698.00
776.80
717.40
806.60

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

26,900

956.60

16,200

1,095.30

10,700

746.70

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

10,000
9,300
7,600

968.80
978.40
913.90

6,300
5,700
4,200

1,081.80
1,123.90
1,076.50

3,700
3,600
3,400

776.40
747.90
713.00

All wives and husbands ...................................................

160,200

391.30

3,400

230.00

156,800

394.80

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

141,100
19,100

405.60
285.80

3,000
400

234.40
196.80

138,100
18,700

409.40
287.70

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

156,800

394.80

...

...

156,800

394.80

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

105,600
22,000
19,300
5,700
1,400
2,800

379.70
447.40
443.90
371.70
263.60
326.10

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

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

105,600
22,000
19,300
5,700
1,400
2,800

379.70
447.40
443.90
371.70
263.60
326.10

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

3,400

230.00

3,400

230.00

...

...

All nondisabled widow(er)s ..............................................

166,500

797.50

11,600

592.70

154,900

812.80

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

154,900

812.80

...

...

154,900

812.80

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

67,200
23,300
15,000
13,100
15,200

803.10
852.00
878.20
848.80
886.60

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

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

67,200
23,300
15,000
13,100
15,200

803.10
852.00
878.20
848.80
886.60

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

14,300
300
1,800
4,700

655.80
799.90
786.60
698.70

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

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

14,300
300
1,800
4,700

655.80
799.90
786.60
698.70

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

11,600

592.70

11,600

592.70

...

...

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Includes 600 beneficiaries with awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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6.A OASDI Benefits Awarded
Table 6.A6—Number, percentage distribution, and average monthly benefit for retired and disabled workers, by
state or other area, 2001
Retired workers

State or area

Disabled workers
Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Percent

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Percent

b .......................................................

1,777,811

100.0

878.00

690,503

100.0

870.60

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

30,383
2,935
31,699
19,088
176,115

1.7
0.2
1.8
1.1
9.9

848.70
844.00
890.50
823.30
867.50

18,422
1,147
12,773
10,475
60,015

2.7
0.2
1.8
1.5
8.7

840.70
887.00
890.80
827.70
842.50

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

22,888
21,803
5,373
3,215
117,862

1.3
1.2
0.3
0.2
6.6

863.10
960.20
938.30
763.70
850.70

7,144
7,571
2,214
1,003
40,223

1.0
1.1
0.3
0.1
5.8

891.50
937.40
899.10
807.60
853.60

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

47,258
7,808
8,135
73,763
39,834

2.7
0.4
0.5
4.1
2.2

863.20
867.90
858.40
908.70
935.10

20,690
2,221
2,825
24,594
13,961

3.0
0.3
0.4
3.6
2.0

862.80
910.70
844.90
910.50
909.40

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

19,901
16,157
25,759
24,209
9,126

1.1
0.9
1.4
1.4
0.5

889.50
895.70
836.40
809.40
807.20

6,794
5,670
15,164
12,453
4,102

1.0
0.8
2.2
1.8
0.6

836.40
855.40
829.60
835.70
793.70

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

31,690
37,747
62,856
30,182
18,418

1.8
2.1
3.5
1.7
1.0

893.50
888.80
968.00
909.50
813.90

10,955
15,042
26,334
10,005
11,331

1.6
2.2
3.8
1.4
1.6

915.10
876.00
935.60
871.40
807.80

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

37,846
6,396
10,577
14,717
8,365

2.1
0.4
0.6
0.8
0.5

870.60
826.60
870.20
874.60
921.90

17,204
2,093
3,754
5,264
3,309

2.5
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.5

863.90
835.90
823.20
915.60
876.00

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

54,880
10,982
119,535
55,890
3,846

3.1
0.6
6.7
3.1
0.2

964.50
815.30
922.60
873.60
822.90

17,796
4,232
46,119
25,181
1,121

2.6
0.6
6.7
3.6
0.2

982.10
823.50
924.30
856.70
824.30

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

70,278
22,972
22,772
83,205
6,368

4.0
1.3
1.3
4.7
0.4

896.60
840.80
888.90
916.30
879.40

25,059
9,567
8,147
34,348
2,949

3.6
1.4
1.2
5.0
0.4

867.50
849.00
885.50
873.80
813.90

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

28,109
4,869
39,569
108,203
10,190

1.6
0.3
2.2
6.1
0.6

864.00
811.40
860.40
851.50
883.40

13,482
1,461
17,089
39,998
3,030

2.0
0.2
2.5
5.8
0.4

859.80
802.30
842.60
854.20
872.00

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

4,046
43,872
34,887
12,751
35,732
3,296

0.2
2.5
2.0
0.7
2.0
0.2

885.30
878.70
918.00
875.70
920.70
876.70

1,643
17,175
13,434
8,304
11,481
993

0.2
2.5
1.9
1.2
1.7
0.1

815.90
885.70
899.00
889.50
886.90
867.60

Outlying areas
Puerto Rico ..........................................................
Other c ..................................................................

22,380
17,074

1.3
1.0

605.20
477.80

11,617
1,525

1.7
0.2

737.50
662.60

All areas

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