6.

D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D1—Number of wives and husbands, by type of benefit, selected years 1950–2001

Year

Total

Wives entitled solely
because of age

Wives entitled
because of children
in their care

Husbands

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

162,768
288,915
339,987

152,310
263,816
305,713

9,646
21,692
32,254

812
3,407
2,020

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

321,015
339,447
350,558

275,717
286,867
289,600

44,087
51,378
60,184

1,211
1,202
774

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

341,503
314,547

315,148
289,757

15,625
13,743

10,730
11,047

1958 a ...........................................
1959 b ...........................................
1960..............................................

12,920
54,299
54,187

5,035
21,301
15,756

7,869
32,844
38,326

16
154
105

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

69,183
96,304
148,741

13,813
21,227
31,942

55,230
74,913
116,624

140
164
175

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

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

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

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

962
882
832
890
931

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

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

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

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

888
927
1,783
2,529
2,151

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43,941
43,412

22,399
21,979

19,801
19,535

1,741
1,898

Wives and husbands of disabled workers

a. September–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D3—Number and average monthly benefit for wives and husbands, by age and sex, 2001
Wives of—
Total wives

Type of benefit and age

Number

Retired workers
Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Disabled workers

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Husbands

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

All ..........................................................................

227,800

398.00

192,100

426.10

35,700

246.60

9,900

245.00

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

28,800

266.50

13,900

375.70

14,900

164.70

600

184.50

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

4,500
3,700
4,200
6,400
4,000
3,800
1,300
900

115.20
207.10
245.30
291.60
341.40
343.90
369.00
380.80

400
1,200
1,100
3,600
2,700
2,900
1,200
800

322.60
435.00
365.80
408.10
382.00
367.90
388.60

b

4,100
2,500
3,100
2,800
1,300
900
100
100

107.60
151.70
178.00
196.20
202.80
221.20
b
b

c
c
c
c
c
c
c
c

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

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

199,000

417.00

178,200

430.10

20,800

305.20

9,300

248.90

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

147,700
105,600
22,000
20,100
44,400
30,200
6,300
3,100
2,300
2,500
4,800
2,100

398.40
379.70
447.40
442.90
471.10
498.50
450.00
390.60
417.70
342.70
484.70
427.30

129,300
88,700
21,300
19,300
42,500
28,800
6,000
3,000
2,200
2,500
4,500
1,900

414.20
399.70
447.40
443.80
472.80
504.00
450.00
379.40
401.30
342.70
478.70
440.80

18,400
16,900
700
800
1,900

287.70
274.80
447.20
420.50
432.80
...
...
...
...
...

2,000

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

208,200
19,600

397.20
406.10

174,400
17,700

427.40
413.20

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

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

b
b

2,000
700

245.80
...
...
...
270.10
...
...
...
...
...
216.50
211.10

33,800
1,900

241.30
339.90

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

8,300
1,600

246.00
240.20

c
c
c
c
c

300
200

c
c
c

4,600
c
c
c
c
c

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
c. Base figure too small to meet statistical standards for reliability of derived figure.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1957–2001
Children of—
Year

Total

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

776,676
796,174

115,358
110,680

297,686
302,445

363,632
383,049

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

525,390
542,147

68,440
64,207

184,762
188,300

272,188
289,640

Total

Children under age 18

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Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1957–2001—Continued
Children of—
Year

Total

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

Disabled adult children
1957..............................................
1960..............................................
1965..............................................
1970..............................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

14,636
15,602

11,182
11,546

15,378
15,967

11,013
10,999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43,845
43,042

22,567
21,307

11,621
11,872

9,657
9,863

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

238,351
387,378

39,463
71,894

179,094
244,339

19,794
71,145

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

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

95,596
108,197

279,797
295,058

105,719
117,118

291,434
292,766

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

207,441
210,985

24,351
25,166

101,303
102,273

81,787
83,546

a

a

Students

a

a

a. Data not available.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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Table 6.D5—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit and age, 2001
Children of—
Retired workers

Type of benefit and age
in month of award

Deceased workers

Total
number

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Disabled workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

All children ............................................................

756,300

112,700

401.40

292,000

609.70

351,600

231.00

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

520,300

68,500

374.80

184,000

596.60

267,800

203.70

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

19,900
14,600
14,600
17,800
19,100

700
500
500
1,100
900

436.00
382.10
98.70
293.40
303.30

4,900
5,300
6,100
6,900
6,500

574.20
514.00
550.20
613.60
564.30

14,300
8,800
8,000
9,800
11,700

162.10
175.50
187.30
189.90
148.90

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

19,500
18,400
22,400
27,600
30,400

1,600
2,500
2,000
3,400
3,800

331.10
401.30
303.00
386.40
402.10

6,900
6,000
7,400
8,800
9,600

515.70
540.80
491.30
544.40
533.50

11,000
9,900
13,000
15,400
17,000

172.50
185.20
185.30
183.60
179.30

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

32,800
32,800
36,800
36,500
42,500

3,100
4,400
3,600
5,300
8,700

327.50
415.40
319.00
341.40
350.20

12,200
11,500
14,400
13,500
14,000

563.40
637.70
604.50
625.60
619.80

17,500
16,900
18,800
17,700
19,800

167.90
190.40
205.10
198.20
223.70

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

42,200
49,000
43,400

8,400
9,500
8,500

403.50
404.00
408.80

15,500
18,400
16,100

673.20
627.40
658.70

18,300
21,100
18,800

262.50
263.90
278.70

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

37,700

19,500

400.60

9,900

615.20

8,300

293.90

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

3,100
9,300
4,500
5,600
7,300
7,900

600
2,700
1,800
3,300
5,600
5,500

317.30
359.30
424.50
446.10
421.40
373.80

1,400
2,500
1,400
1,400
900
2,300

671.60
541.40
680.90
768.30
582.50
540.80

1,100
4,100
1,300
900
800
100

238.80
243.90
361.70
372.30
416.70

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

198,300

24,700

475.80

98,100

633.70

75,500

320.90

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

197,100
1,200

24,400
300

478.20

97,700
400

635.10

75,000
500

322.10
140.80

b

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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b

b

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D6—Number of mothers and fathers, by type of benefit, 1950–2001
Widowed

Year

Entitled solely
With at least
1 child because of at least
1 disabled child b
under age 16 a

Surviving
divorced
mothers and
fathers

Total

Mothers

Fathers

Total

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12
142
99
84
76

1955..............................................
1956..............................................
1957..............................................
1958 c ...........................................
1959 d ...........................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

91
65
72
75
87

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100
75
90
94
112

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

201
458
479
442
488

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

490
552
665
6,264
6,637

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2,551
2,346
2,169
2,162
2,179

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

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

40,491
41,323

36,521
37,106

3,970
4,217

36,197
36,728

34,241
34,753

1,956
1,975

4,294
4,595

a. Prior to August 1981, benefits were payable to mothers and fathers caring for a child under age 18. For mothers and fathers caring for a child who was at least age 14 and
who were entitled in August 1981, benefits were continued until the child attained age 18 or September 1983, whichever came earlier.
b. Excludes mothers and fathers who had both disabled and nondisabled entitled children in their care.
c. January–November.
d. Includes December 1958.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D7—Number and average monthly benefit for widow(er)s, by age and sex, 2001
Nondisabled
Widows

Widowers

Widowed mothers
and fathers

Disabled widow(er)s

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

All ........................................................................................

313,400

896.10

16,300

558.90

26,400

539.60

40,500

643.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2,000
3,100
5,500
7,400
9,100

437.10
595.50
583.10
615.60
649.20

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

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
10,400
14,300

...
543.40
550.80

7,600
4,500
1,000

731.70
680.50
828.10

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

135,400
67,200
23,300
15,000
13,100
16,800

832.50
803.10
852.00
878.20
848.80
870.00

11,200
4,900
2,700
2,400
400
800

587.60
588.40
542.40
595.90

421.50
453.10

300

c

746.90

1,700
1,200
300
100
100
...

c
c

...

b
b
b
b

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

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

56,400
29,800
8,500
5,500
4,600
8,000

863.10
806.80
905.50
967.70
857.70
959.00

1,400

650.90
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

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

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

34,500
7,300
6,300
5,600
7,100
8,200

931.00
891.90
873.20
1,007.50
973.00
921.80

700

542.40
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

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

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

40,100
8,900
7,800
6,500
8,800
8,100

957.60
944.10
886.40
953.70
996.50
1,001.70

1,100
b
b
b
b
b

448.40
...
...
...
...
...

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

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

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

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

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

47,000

1,040.90

1,900

391.80

...

...

...

...

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

...
...
279,300
34,100

...
...
899.70
866.70

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

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

1,300
25,100
21,000
4,100

374.00
548.20
552.70
524.90

3,100
37,400
32,700
4,700

633.10
643.90
638.40
681.70

Type of benefit, age, and sex

b
b
b
b
b

b
b
b
b
b

c

a. Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.
b. Base figure too small to meet statistical standards for reliability of derived figure.
c. Average benefit not shown for groups with fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 1 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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b

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D8—Number of widow(er)s, by type of benefit,
1950–2001

Number of—

Entitled because
of age

Entitled because
of disability

Total

Widows

Widowers

Widows

Widowers

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

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

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

63
267
310
399
400

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

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

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

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

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

351
333
461
372
583

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

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

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

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

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

454
669
586
571
574

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

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

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

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

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

556
560
557
604
625

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

...
...
...
69
73

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

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

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

576
551
544
651
550

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

63
62
74
63
33

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

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

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

476
489
10,416
9,022
9,272

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

45
52
281
354
264

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

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

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

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

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

265
286
218
268
318

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

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

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

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

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

327
385
334
349
338

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

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

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

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

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

366
639
758
799
828

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

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

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

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

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

835
828
855
905
996

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

505,021
495,848

453,334
443,267

23,645
24,309

26,997
27,179

1,045
1,093

Year

a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent
data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

Table 6.D9—Number and average amount of lump-sum
death payment awards, 1940–2001
Deceased
workers

Lump-sum
payments

Average lump sum
per worker
(dollars)

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

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

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

145.79
144.58
144.77
145.66
145.68

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

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

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

146.05
151.74
162.16
161.50
164.02

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

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

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

147.81
138.24
178.20
174.16
207.86

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

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

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

202.72
200.80
201.63
202.52
212.67

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

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

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

211.55
210.46
212.02
212.61
213.94

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

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

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

226.01
224.00
222.51
236.30
232.60

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

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

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

243.90
244.20
247.90
253.10
254.64

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

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

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

252.47
251.60
254.17
254.65
254.68

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

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

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

254.70
254.72
255.00
255.00
255.00

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

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

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

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

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

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

937,159
930,712

255.00
255.00

Year

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

c

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

835,360
832,304
825,176
833,770
873,890
933,767
926,625

c

a. January–November.
b. Includes December 1958.
c. Revised data.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent
data.
CONTACT: Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162 or Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

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