5.

F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F1—Number of wives and husbands and total monthly benefits, by type of benefit, December 1950–2002,
selected years

Total

Year

Number

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Wives entitled
solely because of age a
Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)
Number

Wives entitled because of children b
With at least
With at least
1 disabled child d
Subtotal
1 child under age 16 c
Total
Total
Total
monthly
monthly
monthly
benefits
benefits
benefits
(thousands
(thousands
(thousands
of dollars)
of dollars) Number
of dollars) Number
Number

Husbands

Number

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Wives and husbands of retired workers
1950
1955
1960

508,350
1,191,963
2,269,384

11,995
39,416
87,867

498,688
1,124,616
2,143,949

11,865
37,826
84,018

8,865
57,284
110,909

114
1,315
3,344

8,865
57,284
101,774

114
1,315
3,010

...
...
9,135

...
...
334

797
10,063
14,526

16
274
504

1965
1970
1975
1980

2,613,550
2,668,105
2,867,388
3,015,549

114,035
163,263
301,623
518,500

2,433,602
2,491,724
2,664,132
2,789,472

108,069
155,510
287,043
490,818

168,951
167,968
195,993
186,894

5,508
7,261
13,861
22,508

154,829
154,919
178,909
167,793

4,947
6,542
12,391
19,708

14,122
13,049
17,084
19,101

561
719
1,470
2,800

10,997
8,413
7,263
39,183

458
492
720
5,174

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

3,069,067
3,086,091
3,089,968
3,086,022
3,093,075

755,844
776,870
817,058
854,644
905,281

2,926,300
2,948,854
2,959,301
2,959,856
2,971,440

732,464
754,026
794,258
831,659
881,836

107,166
102,549
96,928
93,577
89,839

17,347
16,933
16,865
17,071
17,431

84,074
79,471
74,141
71,585
68,857

12,762
12,304
12,078
12,266
12,571

23,092
23,078
22,787
21,992
20,982

4,585
4,629
4,788
4,805
4,859

35,601
34,688
33,739
32,589
31,796

6,033
5,911
5,935
5,914
6,014

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

3,101,085
3,104,235
3,111,515
3,094,447
3,066,430

964,983
1,008,672
1,047,553
1,075,073
1,101,203

2,982,034
2,986,975
2,995,629
2,980,671
2,954,950

940,514
983,434
1,021,616
1,048,712
1,074,452

87,925
86,682
85,680
83,751
81,644

18,300
19,020
19,648
19,993
20,296

67,785
66,992
66,618
65,225
63,575

13,322
13,897
14,468
14,782
15,033

20,140
19,690
19,062
18,526
18,069

4,977
5,122
5,180
5,211
5,263

31,126
30,578
30,206
30,025
29,836

6,169
6,218
6,289
6,368
6,455

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

3,026,012
2,970,226
2,922,170
2,864,230
2,811,008

1,120,924
1,139,092
1,148,558
1,145,353
1,155,479

2,917,764
2,872,316
2,828,261
2,773,583
2,722,244

1,094,203
1,113,470
1,123,381
1,120,553
1,130,413

78,507
68,310
64,123
60,634
58,229

20,155
18,942
18,363
17,883
17,905

61,132
52,384
49,372
46,649
45,002

14,932
13,874
13,540
13,205
13,333

17,375
15,926
14,751
13,985
13,227

5,223
5,068
4,823
4,678
4,572

29,741
29,600
29,786
30,013
30,535

6,567
6,680
6,814
6,917
7,161

2000
2001
2002

2,798,203
2,741,962
2,681,153

1,200,835
1,213,842
1,210,108

2,707,444
2,652,289
2,591,336

1,173,771
1,186,078
1,181,531

58,416
55,995
54,683

19,212
19,335
19,579

45,680
44,009
43,212

14,547
14,732
15,022

12,736
11,986
11,471

4,665
4,603
4,557

32,343
33,678
35,143

7,851
8,429
8,998

1958
1960
1965

12,231
76,599
193,362

415
2,636
6,761

4,845
21,845
29,352

192
841
1,109

7,370
54,543
163,500

223
1,788
5,635

7,345
53,549
160,922

222
1,746
5,512

25
994
2,578

1
42
123

16
211
510

1
7
17

1970
1975
1980

283,447
452,922
461,878

12,060
30,536
51,028

41,582
64,883
77,276

2,063
5,263
9,672

241,341
387,474
382,457

9,975
25,239
41,159

235,892
380,763
374,147

9,667
24,633
40,018

5,449
6,711
8,310

307
606
1,142

524
565
2,145

22
35
197

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

305,532
300,826
290,888
280,821
271,488

40,507
39,481
39,195
38,878
39,148

79,294
78,925
73,484
70,654
67,154

12,693
12,766
12,808
12,924
12,974

224,704
220,426
211,222
203,788
197,946

27,656
26,566
25,854
25,402
25,590

215,012
210,515
201,280
194,068
188,562

26,055
24,952
24,194
23,746
23,916

9,692
9,911
9,942
9,720
9,384

1,602
1,614
1,661
1,656
1,674

1,534
1,475
6,182
6,379
6,388

158
149
532
552
584

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

265,890
266,219
270,674
272,759
271,054

39,869
40,792
41,951
42,570
43,263

63,584
60,866
59,536
58,052
56,343

13,018
13,020
13,196
13,241
13,367

195,818
198,457
203,703
206,975
206,854

26,222
27,071
27,967
28,490
29,011

186,641
189,401
194,459
197,589
197,492

24,506
25,321
26,152
26,616
27,094

9,177
9,056
9,244
9,386
9,362

1,716
1,750
1,815
1,874
1,917

6,488
6,896
7,435
7,732
7,857

629
701
788
839
885

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

263,539
223,854
206,959
189,843
176,299

43,105
38,366
36,585
34,530
33,336

53,882
51,779
51,265
50,759
50,165

13,300
13,251
13,251
13,197
13,314

201,827
166,586
150,647
134,584
121,906

28,892
24,432
22,683
20,718
19,407

192,573
158,106
142,717
127,083
114,842

26,962
22,597
20,928
19,032
17,781

9,254
8,480
7,930
7,501
7,064

1,929
1,834
1,755
1,686
1,626

7,830
5,489
5,047
4,500
4,228

913
683
651
614
615

2000
2001
2002

165,123
156,899
151,614

32,763
32,491
32,209

49,171
48,597
48,402

13,488
13,794
13,970

111,933
104,271
99,075

18,649
18,034
17,542

105,248
97,942
93,034

17,044
16,460
16,008

6,685
6,329
6,041

1,605
1,574
1,533

4,019
4,031
4,137

626
663
697

Wives and husbands of disabled workers

a. Aged 62 or older. Includes wives aged 65 or older with children.
b. Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.
c. 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 14 and who
were entitled in August 1981, benefits were continued until the child attained age 18 or September 1983, whichever came earlier.
d. Excludes wives with both disabled and nondisabled children in their care.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.47

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F3—Percentage distribution of wives with entitlement based on age, by monthly benefit and age,
December 2002
Total,
62 or older

62–64

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85 or older

2,642,810
100.0

306,150
100.0

715,980
100.0

689,060
100.0

528,860
100.0

288,030
100.0

114,730
100.0

Less than 150.00
150.00–174.90
175.00–199.90

5.6
1.5
2.0

10.4
2.0
2.8

6.3
1.6
2.1

4.7
1.5
1.9

4.4
1.3
1.7

3.9
1.5
1.7

3.5
1.8
1.5

200.00–224.90
225.00–249.90
250.00–274.90
275.00–299.90

2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6

2.7
2.8
2.8
2.9

2.3
2.4
2.6
2.7

2.0
2.3
2.4
2.6

2.0
2.4
2.4
2.5

2.0
2.3
2.4
2.7

1.7
2.2
2.6
2.5

300.00–324.90
325.00–349.90
350.00–374.90
375.00–399.90

2.9
3.2
3.6
4.1

3.1
3.4
3.5
3.9

2.9
3.2
3.5
3.6

2.9
3.2
3.5
4.0

2.8
3.2
3.6
4.2

2.8
3.2
3.8
4.6

2.9
3.3
4.8
5.7

400.00–424.90
425.00–449.90
450.00–474.90
475.00–499.90

4.8
6.5
7.4
8.8

4.2
4.4
4.9
7.4

4.2
4.6
5.3
8.1

4.6
6.0
7.7
11.5

5.5
9.3
11.4
9.0

5.9
9.3
8.5
6.9

5.8
6.0
5.3
5.4

500.00–524.90
525.00–549.90
550.00–574.90
575.00–599.90

8.6
6.1
4.5
3.6

8.2
8.1
6.9
5.8

10.3
8.4
5.2
3.2

10.6
5.5
3.5
2.9

6.0
3.9
3.4
3.2

6.4
4.7
4.2
4.1

5.0
4.3
4.5
4.2

600.00–624.90
625.00–649.90
650.00–674.90
675.00–699.90

3.1
2.8
2.5
2.1

4.1
2.2
1.2
0.8

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.2

2.7
2.5
2.5
2.1

3.0
3.2
2.9
2.6

4.2
3.6
2.8
1.8

4.0
3.5
3.9
2.5

700.00–724.90
725.00–749.90
750.00–774.90
775.00–799.90
800.00 or more

1.7
1.3
1.1
1.1
1.6

0.5
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1

1.9
1.6
1.6
1.8
1.0

1.9
1.7
1.3
1.2
1.0

1.9
1.1
0.8
0.6
1.6

1.1
0.9
0.7
0.6
3.4

2.2
1.5
1.3
1.0
7.3

453.20

410.90

454.30

456.40

455.10

465.60

499.10

Monthly benefit (dollars)
Total
Number
Percent

Average benefit (dollars)

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

5.48 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F4—Number of children and total monthly benefits, by type of benefit, December 1940–2002,
selected years

Year

All
workers

Number of children of––
Retired
Deceased
workers
workers

Total monthly benefits for children of––
(thousands of dollars)
All
Retired
Deceased
workers
workers
workers

Disabled
workers

Disabled
workers

Total
1957
1960
1965

1,502,077
2,000,451
3,092,659

179,697
268,168
460,781

1,322,380
1,576,802
2,074,263

...
155,481
557,615

57,951
93,276
159,428

3,932
7,576
14,736

54,019
81,003
127,067

...
4,697
17,627

1970
1980
1990

4,122,305
4,606,517
3,187,010

545,708
638,711
422,200

2,687,997
2,609,920
1,776,013

888,600
1,357,886
988,797

279,845
864,242
991,628

24,473
89,386
109,497

221,041
625,090
720,206

34,330
149,766
161,926

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

441,600
442,567
441,121
438,726
442,016

1,883,643
1,897,667
1,892,707
1,883,794
1,884,803

1,408,854
1,462,557
1,437,946
1,446,408
1,467,976

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

141,974
149,177
153,949
157,230
164,755

882,837
924,491
946,325
959,939
991,963

258,477
283,017
289,278
300,194
317,270

2000
2001
2002

3,802,863
3,839,381
3,910,256

458,951
467,064
476,684

1,878,007
1,890,156
1,907,899

1,465,905
1,482,161
1,525,673

1,547,808
1,624,285
1,692,471

181,177
192,727
203,265

1,033,055
1,078,886
1,115,415

333,575
352,672
373,791

1940
1950
1960
1965

54,648
699,703
1,896,397
2,688,592

6,410
46,241
214,343
339,507

48,238
653,462
1,529,535
1,816,888

...
...
152,519
532,197

668
19,366
88,682
135,432

62
788
5,654
9,598

606
18,578
78,446
109,392

...
...
4,582
16,442

1970
1980
1990

3,314,578
3,423,081
2,497,252

354,373
354,797
236,051

2,161,094
1,883,438
1,333,690

799,111
1,184,846
927,511

215,366
607,574
739,787

13,367
40,548
53,944

172,499
443,097
538,546

29,500
123,930
147,296

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,956,482
3,010,100
2,969,909
2,962,704
2,970,039

241,756
241,911
240,031
238,455
240,899

1,386,111
1,391,095
1,376,186
1,363,444
1,353,918

1,328,615
1,377,094
1,353,692
1,360,805
1,375,222

943,028
997,075
1,014,245
1,031,690
1,066,979

69,312
73,297
75,573
77,334
81,648

637,326
665,269
674,451
680,264
697,212

236,390
258,509
264,221
274,092
288,119

2000
2001
2002

2,976,406
2,993,852
3,043,029

255,908
262,509
270,231

1,346,091
1,345,986
1,350,533

1,374,407
1,385,357
1,422,265

1,120,977
1,172,169
1,218,610

92,987
100,320
107,298

724,567
752,216
773,661

303,423
319,633
337,652

1957
1960
1965

28,869
104,054
198,390

16,686
53,825
87,122

12,183
47,267
102,287

...
2,962
8,981

1,115
4,594
10,271

526
1,922
3,541

589
2,557
6,357

...
115
374

1970
1980
1990

270,557
450,169
600,480

101,341
140,548
173,941

154,921
276,738
389,385

14,295
32,883
37,154

19,807
89,561
217,201

5,755
22,463
51,879

13,290
62,625
156,725

761
4,473
8,597

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

188,965
189,788
189,780
189,637
189,815

446,377
454,367
461,974
468,705
474,804

50,759
52,632
52,955
54,430
55,907

300,007
316,579
330,258
341,731
357,099

68,743
71,808
73,984
75,663
78,391

217,553
229,947
240,802
249,726
261,339

13,711
14,824
15,472
16,342
17,369

2000
2001
2002

728,689
736,546
744,529

191,584
191,809
192,085

480,351
486,817
492,985

56,754
57,920
59,459

377,647
395,952
409,813

83,098
86,510
89,114

276,072
289,757
299,946

18,478
19,684
20,754

1965
1970
1980
1990

205,677
537,170
733,267
89,278

34,152
89,994
143,366
12,208

155,088
371,982
449,744
52,938

16,437
75,194
140,157
24,132

13,725
44,672
167,107
34,641

1,597
5,351
26,375
3,673

11,318
35,252
119,368
24,935

811
4,069
21,363
6,033

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

91,514
95,904
97,156
93,452
104,230

10,879
10,868
11,310
10,634
11,302

51,155
52,205
54,547
51,645
56,081

29,480
32,831
31,299
31,173
36,847

40,253
43,032
45,049
43,941
49,910

3,919
4,072
4,393
4,233
4,716

27,958
29,276
31,071
29,949
33,412

8,376
9,684
9,585
9,759
11,782

2000
2001
2002

97,768
108,983
122,698

11,459
12,746
14,368

51,565
57,353
64,381

34,744
38,884
43,949

49,184
56,164
64,048

5,092
5,897
6,854

32,417
36,912
41,808

11,674
13,356
15,386

Children under age 18

Disabled adult children

Students

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.49

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F6—Average monthly benefit for survivors, by type of benefit, December 1940–2002, selected years
(in dollars)
Nondisabled

Children

Year

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers

Widows

Widowers

Parents

Total

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

19.61
19.50
19.57
19.72
19.80
19.83

20.28
20.22
20.15
20.15
20.17
20.19

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

13.09
12.97
13.05
13.11
13.08
13.06

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

34.24
33.24
36.13
37.49
44.52

36.54
36.04
40.67
40.88
46.28

37.23
30.03
33.09
34.08
39.27

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

45.91
47.35
49.05
50.53
57.37

48.70
50.14
51.09
51.91
56.73

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

59.29
59.38
59.38
59.43
59.40

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

Disabled

Under
age 18

Disabled
adult
children

Students

Widows

Widowers

12.22
12.19
12.24
12.31
12.38
12.45

12.22
12.19
12.24
12.31
12.38
12.45

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

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

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

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

36.69
36.68
41.33
41.96
47.44

28.43
28.05
31.30
32.28
37.01

28.43
28.05
31.30
32.28
37.01

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

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

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

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

46.51
47.11
47.77
48.84
53.28

49.93
50.78
51.87
52.83
58.86

38.12
39.36
40.85
42.10
47.48

38.12
39.36
40.78
41.98
47.34

...
...
48.38
49.63
52.89

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

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

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

57.69
64.92
65.88
66.85
67.85

53.81
61.66
62.12
63.17
63.49

60.31
67.15
68.18
69.11
70.05

51.37
52.74
53.57
54.33
54.99

51.29
52.64
53.47
54.23
54.87

54.10
55.50
55.99
56.58
57.27

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

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

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

65.46
65.59
65.86
74.93
75.06

73.75
74.11
74.99
86.54
87.48

69.68
70.52
71.22
82.14
83.08

76.03
76.52
77.23
88.21
88.96

61.26
61.84
62.57
70.85
71.10

60.21
60.37
60.99
68.90
69.11

62.14
62.67
63.37
73.11
73.77

72.98
71.71
72.33
81.76
81.93

...
...
...
72.27
71.02

...
...
...
72.40
66.50

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

86.51
95.61
115.45
118.20
134.20

102.02
113.57
138.19
157.40
177.30

96.50
106.13
127.98
146.70
164.30

103.21
114.26
138.95
140.60
157.50

82.23
90.94
110.36
111.70
126.48

79.82
88.12
106.87
108.20
122.52

85.79
95.03
115.25
116.20
130.33

94.77
104.80
126.63
128.50
144.79

81.99
90.11
109.50
111.20
125.90

73.10
83.10
98.80
101.70
118.60

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

147.25
159.77
173.80
190.40
212.60

193.92
208.99
224.30
241.40
269.80

178.27
191.78
177.10
186.10
209.00

171.86
185.07
198.30
214.00
238.70

157.81
169.80
183.10
200.80
226.60

137.70
147.00
156.20
165.70
180.80

128.10
133.80
131.60
129.70
133.40

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

246.20
276.70
302.80
308.70
321.50

311.50
349.80
379.30
397.10
416.10

239.40
266.80
285.60
295.70
306.80

276.00
310.40
335.40
349.80
363.90

239.50
270.90
285.40
298.00
314.30

235.30
265.70
291.50
307.20
320.70

226.40
254.00
279.90
289.00
302.60

265.40
301.70
260.70
233.40
257.20

205.40
227.20
242.80
251.10
307.70

145.70
158.80
165.50
166.20
190.70

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

332.50
338.30
352.70
367.90
387.60

434.00
444.90
468.90
493.40
522.60

317.80
324.80
340.60
359.50
382.00

378.20
386.30
407.30
428.40
453.50

330.50
336.80
352.40
367.60
384.90

332.60
338.70
353.90
368.00
384.30

315.50
323.10
340.00
357.40
378.10

360.80
375.70
400.10
424.70
447.90

316.60
321.30
335.60
350.00
368.90

191.80
195.50
202.30
211.30
223.60

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

409.10
424.10
437.70
448.40
464.40

557.40
584.50
608.70
631.70
656.60

408.40
428.00
443.60
461.50
481.40

482.20
506.10
526.40
547.20
569.50

405.50
420.10
432.30
443.10
456.20

403.80
417.00
427.60
437.00
448.70

402.50
421.50
438.30
453.70
470.80

471.00
486.20
504.10
515.00
532.20

391.30
409.40
425.30
436.90
449.20

238.40
260.60
273.30
286.20
299.90

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

477.90
514.90
532.00
545.10
565.70

681.20
708.30
732.50
750.30
776.10

500.20
520.70
534.50
549.10
572.40

590.80
613.50
635.70
651.10
673.90

468.70
487.20
500.00
509.60
526.30

459.80
478.20
490.10
498.90
515.00

487.40
506.10
521.30
532.80
550.40

546.50
560.80
569.60
579.90
595.80

461.50
474.30
483.90
491.00
503.90

307.60
318.00
326.90
332.90
340.30

2000
2001
2002

595.00
620.80
640.20

811.80
842.50
862.80

606.90
636.80
662.80

703.90
728.60
752.70

550.10
570.80
584.60

538.30
558.90
572.90

574.70
595.20
608.40

628.70
643.60
649.40

523.80
541.20
553.00

361.70
374.80
384.70

a. Children’s data estimated for 1977.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

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a

139.40
151.94
165.70
182.20
205.60

a

135.00
147.49
161.50
178.30
201.70

a

142.26
152.88
163.60
176.20
195.90

a

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F7—Number and percentage distribution of survivors, by primary insurance amount and type of benefit,
December 2002
Primary insurance amount
(dollars)
Total

Widowed mothers
and fathers
Number
Percent

Nondisabled
widow(er)s
Number
Percent

Parents
Number
Percent

Disabled
widow(er)s
Number
Percent

Children
Number
Percent

193,270

100.0

4,563,660

100.0

2,350

100.0

205,870

100.0

1,905,050

100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–349.90
350.00–399.90
400.00–449.90
450.00–499.90

4,650
1,840
2,140
2,260
4,590

2.4
1.0
1.1
1.2
2.4

35,100
88,750
42,170
53,320
86,790

0.8
1.9
0.9
1.2
1.9

30
10
30
30
40

1.3
0.4
1.3
1.3
1.7

2,590
2,090
1,620
2,150
3,940

1.3
1.0
0.8
1.0
1.9

91,180
58,940
40,440
41,800
76,580

4.8
3.1
2.1
2.2
4.0

500.00–549.90
550.00–599.90
600.00–649.90
650.00–699.90
700.00–749.90

6,670
7,840
8,220
7,810
8,410

3.5
4.1
4.3
4.0
4.4

100,500
108,110
115,360
123,650
134,400

2.2
2.4
2.5
2.7
2.9

120
120
40
140
140

5.1
5.1
1.7
6.0
6.0

5,670
5,800
7,260
7,580
8,300

2.8
2.8
3.5
3.7
4.0

98,550
105,790
103,190
103,490
97,290

5.2
5.6
5.4
5.4
5.1

750.00–799.90
800.00–849.90
850.00–899.90
900.00–949.90
950.00–999.90

8,550
9,380
9,810
9,470
8,510

4.4
4.9
5.1
4.9
4.4

162,430
179,050
283,900
245,980
268,090

3.6
3.9
6.2
5.4
5.9

140
130
150
140
80

6.0
5.5
6.4
6.0
3.4

8,870
9,110
9,890
10,440
10,900

4.3
4.4
4.8
5.1
5.3

98,650
96,140
102,120
88,110
77,970

5.2
5.0
5.4
4.6
4.1

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

8,680
7,950
7,840
7,060
6,820

4.5
4.1
4.1
3.7
3.5

310,230
265,340
284,780
309,000
307,160

6.8
5.8
6.2
6.8
6.7

110
40
40
150
90

4.7
1.7
1.7
6.4
3.8

11,570
10,780
10,210
10,840
9,320

5.6
5.2
5.0
5.3
4.5

74,570
64,880
61,980
55,180
51,000

3.9
3.4
3.3
2.9
2.7

1,250.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,349.90
1,350.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,449.90
1,450.00–1,499.90
1,500.00 or more

7,350
7,500
6,440
5,870
5,520
22,090

3.8
3.9
3.3
3.0
2.9
11.4

281,980
288,590
163,610
106,440
65,120
153,810

6.2
6.3
3.6
2.3
1.4
3.4

130
140
80
50
20
160

5.5
6.0
3.4
2.1
0.9
6.8

11,160
11,760
9,750
7,520
5,690
11,060

5.4
5.7
4.7
3.7
2.8
5.4

50,990
51,870
41,100
35,630
30,760
106,850

2.7
2.7
2.2
1.9
1.6
5.6

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.51

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F8—Number of widow(er)s and total monthly benefits, by type of benefit, December 1950–2002
Total

Nondisabled––
Widows
Widowers
Total monthly
Total monthly
benefits
benefits
(thousands
(thousands
Number
of dollars)
Number
of dollars)

Disabled widow(er)s
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)

Year

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

314,189
384,265
454,563
540,653
638,091

11,481
13,849
18,482
22,096
29,526

314,126
384,011
454,064
539,854
637,012

11,479
13,841
18,466
22,069
29,483

63
254
499
799
1,079

2
8
17
27
42

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

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

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

701,360
913,069
1,095,137
1,232,583
1,393,587

34,152
45,780
55,944
63,977
79,047

700,294
911,841
1,093,645
1,230,953
1,391,686

34,103
45,722
55,872
63,897
78,946

1,066
1,228
1,492
1,630
1,901

50
58
71
80
101

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

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

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

1,543,843
1,697,308
1,859,191
2,010,769
2,158,912

89,054
110,179
122,475
134,403
146,476

1,541,790
1,694,977
1,856,658
2,008,102
2,156,143

88,943
110,035
122,318
134,234
146,300

2,053
2,331
2,533
2,667
2,769

110
144
157
168
176

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

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

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

2,371,433
2,602,015
2,769,618
2,937,890
3,091,710

174,883
192,821
207,692
253,924
269,799

2,368,629
2,599,178
2,766,736
2,913,376
3,049,177

174,688
192,620
207,487
252,123
266,741

2,804
2,837
2,882
2,951
3,064

195
200
205
242
255

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

...
...
...
1,558
2,803

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

3,227,160
3,366,304
3,509,777
3,656,353
3,769,559

328,245
380,963
483,161
571,654
663,569

3,174,846
3,306,528
3,442,595
3,574,458
3,674,376

323,912
375,528
475,746
562,441
651,471

3,033
3,033
3,015
3,126
3,055

293
322
386
459
502

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

4,041
5,113
7,029
8,754
11,596

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

3,888,705
3,994,380
4,119,487
4,211,710
4,321,496

747,902
827,325
914,738
1,005,929
1,153,272

3,776,090
3,871,894
3,980,324
4,066,673
4,173,745

732,269
809,181
892,764
981,615
1,126,089

3,104
3,059
11,887
15,287
17,918

553
587
2,105
2,845
3,745

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

15,080
17,557
19,869
21,469
23,438

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

4,410,515
4,507,941
4,594,961
4,693,791
4,779,190

1,358,836
1,560,103
1,724,392
1,844,798
1,973,203

4,262,607
4,363,708
4,453,575
4,554,414
4,640,805

1,327,814
1,526,511
1,689,073
1,808,647
1,930,807

20,328
22,643
25,014
27,786
29,234

4,866
6,042
7,144
8,216
8,970

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

26,156
27,550
28,175
27,935
33,426

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

2,094,003
2,175,345
2,318,747
2,461,945
2,629,728

4,725,618
4,789,969
4,846,135
4,892,829
4,935,911

2,050,678
2,131,049
2,272,557
2,414,239
2,579,726

30,182
31,076
31,429
32,870
33,332

9,592
10,092
10,703
11,816
12,731

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

33,734
34,204
35,487
35,892
37,270

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

4,976,420
5,008,789
5,037,583
5,039,874
5,034,219

2,773,818
2,927,768
3,066,568
3,183,768
3,305,229

34,073
35,105
36,468
37,390
37,484

13,916
15,024
16,178
17,255
18,043

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

39,278
46,593
55,504
63,826
71,710

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

5,014,991
4,990,079
4,829,456
4,759,829
4,709,091

3,416,203
3,534,268
3,537,348
3,571,047
3,654,598

37,504
37,822
36,048
35,845
36,029

18,759
19,692
19,268
19,683
20,624

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

79,300
85,671
90,282
94,619
99,380

2000
2001
2002

4,901,437
4,828,327
4,770,638

3,912,527
3,997,687
4,043,051

4,663,228
4,586,677
4,524,020

3,785,532
3,864,251
3,903,384

36,782
37,407
39,260

22,322
23,822
26,020

201,427
204,243
207,358

104,674
109,615
113,648

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

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5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F9—Number, percentage, and average monthly
benefit, by year of entitlement as nondisabled
widow(er), December 2002
Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Percentage
distribution

Cumulative
percentage a

4,563,660

100.0

...

861.40

834,600
1,156,700
925,260
747,730
507,570

18.3
25.3
20.3
16.4
11.1

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

924.50
908.90
885.40
834.70
777.30

1975–1979
1970–1974
1965–1969
Before 1965

245,320
109,610
34,190
2,680

5.4
2.4
0.7
0.1

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

708.60
660.90
649.60
861.40

2002
2001
2000

271,300
286,970
276,330

5.9
6.3
6.1

5.9
12.2
18.3

931.10
920.20
922.30

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995

259,980
246,780
224,460
216,340
209,140

5.7
5.4
4.9
4.7
4.6

24.0
29.4
34.3
39.1
43.6

909.80
911.30
910.80
908.50
903.60

1994.
1993
1992
1991
1990

201,330
193,150
182,610
176,030
172,140

4.4
4.2
4.0
3.9
3.8

48.0
52.3
56.3
60.1
63.9

901.70
893.80
890.00
874.10
863.70

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985

162,790
156,480
149,550
144,520
134,390

3.6
3.4
3.3
3.2
2.9

67.5
70.9
74.2
77.3
80.3

855.20
845.50
836.70
819.50
811.20

1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

124,720
114,290
99,740
92,040
76,780

2.7
2.5
2.2
2.0
1.7

83.0
85.5
87.7
89.7
91.4

798.50
782.60
778.40
762.00
751.90

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975

66,980
55,780
42,890
43,100
36,570

1.5
1.2
0.9
0.9
0.8

92.9
94.1
95.0
96.0
96.8

735.60
722.70
705.70
678.60
676.50

1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

30,850
26,120
21,090
17,640
13,910

0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3

97.5
98.0
98.5
98.9
99.2

672.90
662.80
654.60
649.20
655.00

1969
1968
1967
1966
1965

10,130
8,580
6,220
4,440
4,820

0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1

99.4
99.6
99.7
99.8
99.9

665.50
645.80
643.50
641.20
638.60

Year
Total
2000–2002
1995–1999
1990–1994
1985–1989
1980–1984

Table 5.F10—Number, percentage, and average
monthly benefit, by year of entitlement as disabled
widow(er), December 2002

Year

Number

Total

Percentage Cumulative
distribution percentage a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

205,870

100.0

...

546.20

2000–2002
1996–1999
1991–1995
1988–1990

60,130
85,770
53,860
6,110

29.2
41.7
26.2
3.0

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

552.70
541.10
545.30
564.30

2002
2001
2000

14,920
22,130
23,080

7.2
10.7
11.2

7.2
18.0
29.2

547.00
557.90
551.40

1999
1998
1997
1996

24,490
22,210
21,090
17,980

11.9
10.8
10.2
8.7

41.1
51.9
62.1
70.9

556.50
538.90
532.60
532.60

1995
1994
1993
1992

14,310
13,110
10,100
8,070

7.0
6.4
4.9
3.9

77.8
84.2
89.1
93.0

539.20
545.20
537.50
556.90

1991
1990
1989
1988

8,270
2,830
2,190
1,090

4.0
1.4
1.1
0.5

97.0
98.4
99.5
100.0

554.10
587.60
550.60
531.20

a. Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record,
10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

a. Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record,
10 percent sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.53

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F11—Percentage distribution of nondisabled widows, by monthly benefit and age, December 2002
Total,
60 or older

60–61

62–64

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85–89

90 or older

4,523,860
100.0

126,160
100.0

307,950
100.0

654,870
100.0

733,860
100.0

888,330
100.0

848,530
100.0

566,230
100.0

397,930
100.0

Less than 300.00
300.00–349.90
350.00–399.90
400.00–449.90
450.00–499.90

2.9
1.9
2.0
2.5
2.9

3.3
1.2
2.0
2.8
2.9

4.1
1.2
1.9
2.6
2.9

2.9
1.3
1.9
2.3
2.7

3.3
1.4
2.0
2.4
2.7

3.3
1.7
2.1
2.5
2.7

2.8
2.0
2.1
2.3
2.8

2.5
2.4
2.1
2.6
3.0

0.9
4.7
1.9
2.8
3.6

500.00–549.90
550.00–599.90
600.00–649.90
650.00–699.90
700.00–749.90

3.2
3.7
4.6
5.1
6.0

3.5
3.7
4.4
4.5
5.1

3.3
3.5
4.1
4.7
5.6

2.9
3.4
4.0
4.7
5.3

3.0
3.4
4.1
4.7
5.3

3.1
3.6
4.7
5.0
6.0

3.2
3.8
4.9
5.3
6.3

3.5
4.0
5.5
5.8
6.3

4.0
4.2
4.8
6.3
7.4

750.00–799.90
800.00–849.90
850.00–899.90
900.00–949.90
950.00–999.90

6.2
6.8
7.4
7.6
7.2

5.6
6.0
7.1
7.8
7.9

6.1
6.5
7.0
8.1
8.5

5.9
6.5
7.1
9.3
8.9

5.9
6.8
7.9
9.1
7.3

6.3
7.1
8.1
7.4
7.1

5.8
6.4
6.8
6.8
6.9

6.0
6.3
6.5
5.8
5.5

8.5
8.2
8.5
6.4
5.8

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

6.1
5.1
4.0
3.1
2.6

7.0
7.1
6.2
5.4
3.8

8.1
6.7
5.3
3.7
2.4

6.8
5.6
4.5
3.4
2.5

6.0
5.9
4.4
3.2
2.8

6.1
5.0
3.8
3.2
3.0

5.7
4.7
3.6
3.1
2.8

5.4
4.3
3.4
2.8
2.3

5.4
3.5
2.5
1.6
1.3

1,250.00–1,299.90
1,300.00–1,349.90
1,350.00–1,399.90
1,400.00–1,449.90
1,450.00–1,499.90
1,500.00 or more

2.1
1.8
1.2
0.9
0.6
2.5

2.0
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1

1.4
1.0
0.5
0.3
0.1
0.3

2.3
2.0
1.4
0.9
0.5
1.0

2.5
2.0
1.1
0.7
0.4
1.5

2.1
1.8
1.0
0.7
0.5
2.2

2.2
2.2
1.3
1.2
1.0
3.9

2.1
2.3
1.9
1.5
1.1
5.0

1.1
1.1
0.9
0.7
0.6
3.3

863.10

845.20

835.70

867.30

863.60

856.80

881.30

885.50

825.10

Monthly benefit (dollars)
Total
Number
Percent

Average benefit (dollars)

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

5.54 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F12—Number of widowed and surviving divorced mothers and fathers and total monthly benefits,
by type of benefit, December 1950–2002, selected years

Year

Total
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)

Subtotal
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)

Widowed
With at least 1 child
under age 16 a
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)

1950
1955

169,438
291,916

5,801
13,403

169,426
291,656

5,800
13,389

169,426
291,656

5,800
13,389

...
...

...
...

12
260

14

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

401,358
428,138
451,984
461,675
470,597

23,795
25,425
26,838
27,438
27,954

400,976
427,699
451,520
461,211
470,100

23,768
25,395
26,805
27,405
27,290

394,560
420,258
443,182
452,106
460,348

23,383
24,938
26,290
26,830
27,295

6,416
7,441
8,338
9,105
9,752

385
457
515
575
625

382
439
464
464
497

27
30
33
32
34

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

471,816
487,755
496,307
504,916
511,639

30,882
31,983
32,686
37,833
38,406

471,286
486,958
495,308
503,774
510,355

30,842
31,927
32,616
37,743
38,305

461,011
476,275
483,808
492,674
499,324

30,132
31,188
31,791
36,849
37,402

10,275
10,683
11,500
11,100
11,031

710
739
825
894
902

530
797
999
1,142
1,284

40
56
71
90
101

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

523,136
535,126
540,965
571,907
573,506

45,258
51,163
62,457
67,578
76,980

521,698
533,560
539,153
565,327
562,801

45,127
51,055
62,237
66,823
75,605

510,215
520,301
526,548
551,509
544,335

44,039
49,603
60,612
64,985
72,914

11,483
13,259
12,605
13,818
18,466

1,089
1,402
1,625
1,838
2,692

1,438
1,566
1,812
6,580
10,705

131
158
220
754
1,374

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

581,845
578,727
583,195
576,343
573,750

85,676
92,466
101,345
109,714
121,957

565,941
558,933
558,886
548,463
541,480

83,435
89,400
97,227
104,506
115,284

544,886
537,002
536,481
525,879
518,564

80,068
85,637
93,091
100,028
110,235

21,075
21,931
22,405
22,584
22,916

3,366
3,764
4,136
4,478
5,049

15,904
19,794
24,309
27,880
32,270

2,241
3,065
4,117
5,209
6,674

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

562,316
547,593
514,772
400,298
382,411

138,426
151,509
155,876
123,559
122,957

525,661
507,777
474,003
363,946
346,319

129,754
140,990
144,207
112,979
112,002

502,639
484,427
451,159
339,367
318,076

123,885
134,299
137,068
104,956
102,391

23,022
23,350
22,844
24,579
28,243

5,869
6,691
7,139
8,022
9,612

36,655
39,816
40,769
36,352
36,092

8,671
10,518
11,669
10,581
10,995

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

371,659
350,546
340,940
317,761
312,079

123,557
118,602
115,967
116,902
120,970

335,085
315,572
307,581
285,265
280,006

112,117
107,470
104,888
105,596
109,184

306,004
286,290
278,582
256,463
251,646

101,812
96,887
93,871
94,096
97,170

29,081
29,282
28,999
28,802
28,360

10,304
10,583
11,017
11,500
12,014

36,574
34,974
33,359
32,496
32,073

11,440
11,132
11,079
11,306
11,786

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

303,923
300,661
294,716
289,350
283,072

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

272,526
269,679
263,630
259,320
253,928

112,103
114,962
115,884
116,771
118,399

244,965
242,379
236,990
232,794
227,709

99,683
102,085
102,840
103,365
104,658

27,561
27,300
26,640
26,526
26,219

12,420
12,877
13,045
13,407
13,741

31,397
30,982
30,546
30,030
29,144

12,237
12,548
12,864
12,981
13,064

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

247,113
218,171
207,658
199,447
192,544

118,550
112,627
110,774
109,001
109,195

221,494
193,664
184,184
176,660
170,572

104,664
98,799
97,120
95,491
95,732

25,619
24,507
23,474
22,787
21,972

13,886
13,828
13,654
13,510
13,463

27,907
23,964
22,564
21,163
19,857

12,881
12,051
11,714
11,246
10,962

2000
2001
2002

203,052
197,375
194,117

120,812
122,526
124,267

184,397
179,413
176,447

109,941
111,539
113,097

164,420
160,186
158,020

97,063
98,672
100,413

19,977
19,227
18,427

12,878
12,867
12,685

18,655
17,962
17,670

10,871
10,987
11,170

Entitled solely because of
at least 1 disabled child b
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)

Surviving divorced
Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number
of dollars)
c

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. Less than $500.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 5.55

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F13—Number and average monthly benefit for nondisabled widows aged 65 or older, by age, reduction
status, and limitation of benefit, December 2002

Age

Number
All nondisabled
widows aged
65 or older

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Benefits not reduced due to early retirement of widow
Benefits not limited due
Benefits limited due
to early retirement of
to early retirement of
deceased spouse
deceased spouse
Average
Average
Average
monthly
monthly
monthly
benefit
benefit
benefit
(dollars)
Number
(dollars)
Number
(dollars)

Benefits reduced due to
early retirement of widow
Average
monthly
benefit
Number
(dollars)

a

4,089,750

865.70

1,902,090

963.70

953,410

1,072.60

948,680

854.30

2,187,660

780.40

65–69
65
66
67
68
69

654,870
124,080
128,960
133,690
135,690
132,450

867.30
869.20
867.80
865.50
870.90
863.20

111,050
11,250
16,140
22,710
29,240
31,710

1,006.00
1,031.50
1,013.50
1,007.50
1,013.60
985.10

78,070
9,470
12,040
16,090
20,380
20,090

1,049.00
1,051.10
1,043.30
1,049.40
1,056.70
1,043.30

32,980
1,780
4,100
6,620
8,860
11,620

904.20
927.40
925.90
905.80
914.20
884.60

543,820
112,830
112,820
110,980
106,450
100,740

839.00
853.10
847.00
836.50
831.70
824.80

70–74
70
71
72
73
74

733,860
133,820
137,310
150,190
151,420
161,120

863.60
860.30
865.10
864.70
866.70
861.20

244,210
36,860
41,710
49,920
53,820
61,900

972.30
973.20
978.20
971.00
978.40
963.60

131,490
21,510
23,540
26,320
28,710
31,410

1,042.40
1,028.40
1,046.10
1,046.80
1,047.30
1,041.20

112,720
15,350
18,170
23,600
25,110
30,490

890.50
895.70
890.20
886.40
899.60
883.70

489,650
96,960
95,600
100,270
97,600
99,220

809.40
817.40
815.70
811.80
805.10
797.30

75–79
75
76
77
78
79

888,330
171,490
176,190
175,770
184,780
180,100

856.80
859.10
857.90
855.80
851.80
859.60

404,090
70,220
75,980
79,780
88,730
89,380

957.60
958.80
962.30
954.70
949.70
963.30

194,530
34,850
37,640
37,660
41,780
42,600

1,056.70
1,042.70
1,053.10
1,053.50
1,054.40
1,076.60

209,560
35,370
38,340
42,120
46,950
46,780

865.70
876.20
873.10
866.30
856.60
860.10

484,240
101,270
100,210
95,990
96,050
90,720

772.60
789.90
778.80
773.50
761.40
757.40

80–84
80
81
82
83
84

848,530
183,430
187,550
177,290
154,750
145,510

881.30
865.40
872.20
884.00
888.40
902.20

479,320
95,720
101,850
100,290
91,160
90,300

986.30
970.10
974.60
987.90
995.90
1,005.20

222,050
44,850
46,960
46,770
42,300
41,170

1,119.60
1,088.10
1,100.80
1,122.10
1,132.90
1,159.00

257,270
50,870
54,890
53,520
48,860
49,130

871.20
866.00
866.60
870.70
877.20
876.30

369,210
87,710
85,700
77,000
63,590
55,210

745.00
751.20
750.60
748.60
734.30
733.80

85–89
85
86
87
88
89

566,230
130,030
123,980
114,550
104,210
93,460

885.50
903.10
889.80
885.20
876.40
865.90

377,180
82,840
81,490
77,330
70,970
64,550

982.40
1,006.60
992.40
982.60
970.60
951.30

175,010
38,820
37,010
35,870
33,290
30,020

1,133.70
1,150.30
1,139.30
1,139.90
1,127.00
1,105.60

202,170
44,020
44,480
41,460
37,680
34,530

851.30
879.80
870.10
846.50
832.50
817.10

189,050
47,190
42,490
37,220
33,240
28,910

692.30
721.60
693.00
682.70
675.20
675.40

90 or older

397,930

825.10

286,240

886.10

152,260

992.10

133,980

765.70

111,690

668.60

a. Includes 154,580 widows with benefits also limited due to early retirement of spouse.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Barbara Lingg (410) 965-0156 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

5.56 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003