6.

E OASDI: Benefits Withheld
Table 6.E1—Number and percentage distribution of retired workers with benefits withheld, by monthly benefit,
reduction for early retirement, and sex, December 2001
Without reduction
for early retirement

Total
Monthly benefit amount (dollars)

Number

Percent

Number

With reduction
for early retirement
Percent

Number

Percent

All retired workers
Total ..............................................
Less than 350.00..................................
350.00–399.90 .....................................
400.00–449.90 .....................................
450.00–499.90 .....................................
500.00–549.90 .....................................
550.00–599.90 .....................................
600.00–649.90 .....................................

102,640
17,940
3,680
4,490
5,440
5,710
5,920
5,000

100.0
17.5
3.6
4.4
5.3
5.6
5.8
4.9

28,880
6,990
1,440
1,070
1,610
1,850
1,390
1,330

100.0
24.2
5.0
3.7
5.6
6.4
4.8
4.6

73,760
10,950
2,240
3,420
3,830
3,860
4,530
3,670

100.0
14.8
3.0
4.6
5.2
5.2
6.1
5.0

650.00–699.90 .....................................
700.00–749.90 .....................................
750.00–799.90 .....................................
800.00–849.90 .....................................
850.00–899.90 .....................................
900.00–949.90 .....................................
950.00–999.90 .....................................
1,000.00–1,049.90 ...............................
1,050.00–1,099.90 ...............................
1,100.00–1,149.90 ...............................
1,150.00–1,199.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,249.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,299.90 ...............................
1,300.00 or more ..................................

5,250
4,500
4,000
3,580
3,920
3,380
3,320
2,950
2,890
2,700
3,690
3,100
3,400
7,780

5.1
4.4
3.9
3.5
3.8
3.3
3.2
2.9
2.8
2.6
3.6
3.0
3.3
7.6

1,420
1,190
910
1,060
1,100
770
690
650
590
390
480
440
480
3,030

4.9
4.1
3.2
3.7
3.8
2.7
2.4
2.3
2.0
1.4
1.7
1.5
1.7
10.5

3,830
3,310
3,090
2,520
2,820
2,610
2,630
2,300
2,300
2,310
3,210
2,660
2,920
4,750

5.2
4.5
4.2
3.4
3.8
3.5
3.6
3.1
3.1
3.1
4.4
3.6
4.0
6.4

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

65,310

100.0

20,420

100.0

44,890

100.0

Less than 350.00..................................
350.00–399.90 .....................................
400.00–449.90 .....................................
450.00–499.90 .....................................
500.00–549.90 .....................................
550.00–599.90 .....................................
600.00–649.90 .....................................

10,000
2,540
2,690
3,100
2,880
2,520
2,410

15.3
3.9
4.1
4.7
4.4
3.9
3.7

4,240
1,110
890
1,240
1,410
1,020
950

20.8
5.4
4.4
6.1
6.9
5.0
4.7

5,760
1,430
1,800
1,860
1,470
1,500
1,460

12.8
3.2
4.0
4.1
3.3
3.3
3.3

650.00–699.90 .....................................
700.00–749.90 .....................................
750.00–799.90 .....................................
800.00–849.90 .....................................
850.00–899.90 .....................................
900.00–949.90 .....................................
950.00–999.90 .....................................
1,000.00–1,049.90 ...............................
1,050.00–1,099.90 ...............................
1,100.00–1,149.90 ...............................
1,150.00–1,199.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,249.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,299.90 ...............................
1,300.00 or more ..................................

2,640
2,510
2,330
2,290
2,490
2,480
2,230
2,210
2,260
2,130
3,110
2,630
3,020
6,840

4.0
3.8
3.6
3.5
3.8
3.8
3.4
3.4
3.5
3.3
4.8
4.0
4.6
10.5

1,050
870
590
720
680
540
460
420
410
280
360
290
360
2,530

5.1
4.3
2.9
3.5
3.3
2.6
2.3
2.1
2.0
1.4
1.8
1.4
1.8
12.4

1,590
1,640
1,740
1,570
1,810
1,940
1,770
1,790
1,850
1,850
2,750
2,340
2,660
4,310

3.5
3.7
3.9
3.5
4.0
4.3
3.9
4.0
4.1
4.1
6.1
5.2
5.9
9.6

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

37,330

100.0

8,460

100.0

28,870

100.0

Less than 350.00..................................
350.00–399.90 .....................................
400.00–449.90 .....................................
450.00–499.90 .....................................
500.00–549.90 .....................................
550.00–599.90 .....................................
600.00–649.90 .....................................
650.00–699.90 .....................................
700.00–749.90 .....................................
750.00–799.90 .....................................
800.00–849.90 .....................................
850.00–899.90 .....................................
900.00–949.90 .....................................
950.00–999.90 .....................................

7,940
1,140
1,800
2,340
2,830
3,400
2,590
2,610
1,990
1,670
1,290
1,430
900
1,090

21.3
3.1
4.8
6.3
7.6
9.1
6.9
7.0
5.3
4.5
3.5
3.8
2.4
2.9

2,750
330
180
370
440
370
380
370
320
320
340
420
230
230

32.5
3.9
2.1
4.4
5.2
4.4
4.5
4.4
3.8
3.8
4.0
5.0
2.7
2.7

5,190
810
1,620
1,970
2,390
3,030
2,210
2,240
1,670
1,350
950
1,010
670
860

18.0
2.8
5.6
6.8
8.3
10.5
7.7
7.8
5.8
4.7
3.3
3.5
2.3
3.0

1,000.00–1,049.90 ...............................
1,050.00–1,099.90 ...............................
1,100.00–1,149.90 ...............................
1,150.00–1,199.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,249.90 ...............................
1,200.00–1,299.90 ...............................
1,300.00 or more ..................................

740
630
570
580
470
380
940

2.0
1.7
1.5
1.6
1.3
1.0
2.5

230
180
110
120
150
120
500

2.7
2.1
1.3
1.4
1.8
1.4
5.9

510
450
460
460
320
260
440

1.8
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.1
0.9
1.5

Men

Women

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Dana Nichele Mercer (410) 966-6637 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

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6.E OASDI: Benefits Withheld
Table 6.E4—Number of beneficiaries, with benefits withheld, by reason for withholding payment, type of benefit,
and age, December 2001
Retired workers

Wives and husbands
Wives

Reason payment
withheld

Total

Men

Women

Disabled
workers

Total

Total ........................ 1,633,120 102,382

64,352

38,030

103,963

280,876

Earnings of—
Retired workers ............
Other beneficiaries .......
Entitled child not in care
of beneficiary................
Payee not determined......
Recoupment of
overpayment for
reasons other than
earnings .......................
Address unknown ............
Determination of
continuing disability
pending ........................
Workers’ compensation
offset.............................
Government pension
offset.............................
Receipt of public
assistance ....................
Technical entitlement .......
Other reasons ..................

Total

With
chilHusdren b bands

146,400 64,087 70,389

Without
children a

Children

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers

Widow(er)s

Special
age-72
Par- benefients ciaries

465,178

66,713

604,069

541

9,398

42,073
94,715

39,248
...

22,990
...

16,258
...

...
...

1,767
42,289

1,496
186
779 39,209

85
2,301

1,058
235

...
42,822

...
9,369

...
...

...
...

29,693
9,086

...
796

...
411

...
385

...
1,688

14,025
52

126 12,753
35
9

1,146
8

...
6,263

15,668
13

...
271

...

...

28,294
47,147

7,223
18,884

3,737
11,215

3,486
7,669

5,040
8,444

2,136
1,570

1,049
975

1,039
455

48
140

9,642
10,873

1,691
271

2,560
6,673

c

c

39

393

9,307

...

...

...

5,927

241

5

236

...

3,126

...

13

...

...

7,647

...

...

...

1,927

547

35

512

...

5,173

...

...

...

...

264,769

...

...

...

...

176,423

113,024

. . . 63,399

...

87

84,812

...

3,447

3,798
869,440
227,151

...
...
36,231

...
...
25,999

...
...
10,232

...
...
80,937

...
25,107
16,719

...
17,331
11,545

...
355,110
73,698

...
1,479
4,682

...
487,593
12,778

...
107
391

3,798
44
1,715

...
6,002
3,686

...
1,774
1,488

c

c

a. Aged 62 or older.
b. Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.
c. Not shown to avoid disclosure of information regarding particular individuals.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Dana Nichele Mercer (410) 966-6377 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

Table 6.E5—Number of wives, husbands, and children, with benefits withheld, by reason for withholding payment
and type of benefit, December 2001
Wives and husbands of—
Reason payment witheld
Total ..........................................
Earnings of—
Retired workers ..............................
Other beneficiaries .........................
Entitled child not in care of
beneficiary......................................
Payee not determined........................
Recoupment of overpayment for
reasons other than earnings ..........
Address unknown ..............................
Determination of continuing
disability pending............................
Workers’ compensation offset............
Government pension offset................
Technical entitlement .........................
Other reasons ....................................

Children under age 18 of—
Retired Deceased
workers
workers

Disabled adult children of—

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

Students, aged 18–19 of—

Retired
workers

Disabled
workers

Disabled
workers

Retired Deceased
workers
workers

220,002

60,874

22,304

54,741

202,412

83,887

56,972

17,542

4,964

14,445

7,911

1,767
7,564

...
34,725

865
33

...
53

...
70

164
18

...
15

...
...

29

...
24

...

2,452
42

11,573
10

...
292

...
2,711

...
2,188

...
163

...
810

...
81

...
a

...
9

...

1,187
1,127

949
443

401
502

2,394
2,635

6,268
5,417

95
314

246
1,450

96
244

10
32

65
166

67
113

...
...
174,840
17,627
13,396

241
547
1,583
7,480
3,323

...
...
...
16,280
3,931

...
...
...
33,781
13,167

2,461
5,029
...
145,192
35,787

103
...
...
80,483
2,547

398
...
...
45,610
8,443

145
61
...
13,347
3,568

...
...
...
4,257
629

...
...
...
10,957
3,224

19
83
...
5,203
2,403

a

Disabled
workers

a

a

a. Not shown to avoid disclosure of information regarding particular individuals.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Dana Nichele Mercer (410) 966-6377 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

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