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 2002

Sex and monthly benefit (dollars)
All retired workers
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
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
1,250.00–1,299.90
1,300.00 or more
Men

Total
Number

Percent

With reduction
for early retirement
Number

Percent

102,180

100.0

30,040

100.0

72,140

100.0

18,620
3,660
4,350
5,110
5,650
5,450
4,870
4,530
4,290
4,410
3,770
3,680
3,100
3,220
3,120
2,570
2,610
3,210
3,200
2,900
9,860

18.2
3.6
4.3
5.0
5.5
5.3
4.8
4.4
4.2
4.3
3.7
3.6
3.0
3.2
3.1
2.5
2.6
3.1
3.1
2.8
9.6

7,540
1,440
1,300
1,670
1,780
1,610
1,350
1,240
1,240
1,040
960
940
720
830
740
640
560
400
410
390
3,240

25.1
4.8
4.3
5.6
5.9
5.4
4.5
4.1
4.1
3.5
3.2
3.1
2.4
2.8
2.5
2.1
1.9
1.3
1.4
1.3
10.8

11,080
2,220
3,050
3,440
3,870
3,840
3,520
3,290
3,050
3,370
2,810
2,740
2,380
2,390
2,380
1,930
2,050
2,810
2,790
2,510
6,620

15.4
3.1
4.2
4.8
5.4
5.3
4.9
4.6
4.2
4.7
3.9
3.8
3.3
3.3
3.3
2.7
2.8
3.9
3.9
3.5
9.2

64,340

100.0

20,900

100.0

43,440

100.0

9,920
2,610
2,840
3,160
2,970
2,560
2,380
2,340
2,360
2,370
2,160
2,330
2,060
2,060
2,180
1,860
2,000
2,520
2,690
2,430
8,540

15.4
4.1
4.4
4.9
4.6
4.0
3.7
3.6
3.7
3.7
3.4
3.6
3.2
3.2
3.4
2.9
3.1
3.9
4.2
3.8
13.3

4,330
1,160
990
1,310
1,360
1,180
900
910
860
750
610
610
480
560
450
400
450
290
310
320
2,670

20.7
5.6
4.7
6.3
6.5
5.6
4.3
4.4
4.1
3.6
2.9
2.9
2.3
2.7
2.2
1.9
2.2
1.4
1.5
1.5
12.8

5,590
1,450
1,850
1,850
1,610
1,380
1,480
1,430
1,500
1,620
1,550
1,720
1,580
1,500
1,730
1,460
1,550
2,230
2,380
2,110
5,870

12.9
3.3
4.3
4.3
3.7
3.2
3.4
3.3
3.5
3.7
3.6
4.0
3.6
3.5
4.0
3.4
3.6
5.1
5.5
4.9
13.5

37,840

100.0

9,140

100.0

28,700

100.0

8,700
1,050
1,510
1,950
2,680
2,890
2,490
2,190
1,930
2,040
1,610
1,350
1,040
1,160
940
710
610
690
510
470
1,320

23.0
2.8
4.0
5.2
7.1
7.6
6.6
5.8
5.1
5.4
4.3
3.6
2.7
3.1
2.5
1.9
1.6
1.8
1.3
1.2
3.5

3,210
280
310
360
420
430
450
330
380
290
350
330
240
270
290
240
110
110
100
70
570

35.1
3.1
3.4
3.9
4.6
4.7
4.9
3.6
4.2
3.2
3.8
3.6
2.6
3.0
3.2
2.6
1.2
1.2
1.1
0.8
6.2

5,490
770
1,200
1,590
2,260
2,460
2,040
1,860
1,550
1,750
1,260
1,020
800
890
650
470
500
580
410
400
750

19.1
2.7
4.2
5.5
7.9
8.6
7.1
6.5
5.4
6.1
4.4
3.6
2.8
3.1
2.3
1.6
1.7
2.0
1.4
1.4
2.6

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
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
1,250.00–1,299.90
1,300.00 or more
Women

Percent

Without reduction
for early retirement
Number

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
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
1,250.00–1,299.90
1,300.00 or more

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
CONTACT: Dana N. 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 and type of
benefit, December 2002
Wives and husbands
Widowed
Retired workers
Wives
Total,
mothers
With
all beneDisabled
Without
and
a
b
ficiaries Subtotal
Men Women workers Subtotal children children Husbands Children
fathers Widow(er)s Parents

Reason payment
withheld
Total

1,666,584 102,069 63,734

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

38,759
89,005
28,363
7,740

27,835
49,875

36,313 21,018
...
...

38,335

105,023 286,800

157,002

59,947

69,851 463,718

Special
age-72
beneficiaries

62,905

636,184

547

9,338

15,295
...

...
...

1,503
39,364

1,283
660

147
36,458

73
2,246

943
195

...
40,413

...
9,033

...
...

...
...

...
362

...
353

...
1,405

13,479
40

83
28

12,274
6

1,122
6

...
5,325

14,884
12

...
242

...

...

6,673 3,378
19,834 11,659

3,295
8,175

5,686
8,738

2,007
1,619

1,164
1,031

807
425

36
163

9,890
12,111

1,210
219

2,364
6,924

c

c

39

391

...
715

c

c

8,300

...

...

...

5,273

226

4

214

8

2,783

...

18

...

...

7,863

...

...

...

1,973

555

34

497

24

5,335

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

. . . 185,450

122,581

37

62,832

...

73

91,762

...

3,434

...
...
...
...
38,534 27,317

...
...
11,217

...
17,831
12,303

...
5,775
3,307

...
...
1,818 366,964
1,523 60,172

...
1,469
4,625

...
511,616
14,225

...
107
396

3,756
44
1,712

280,719
3,756
905,624
218,745

...
...
81,948

...
25,424
17,133

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 N. 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 2002

Reason payment withheld
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

Wives and husbands of—
Retired
Disabled
workers
workers

Children under age 18 of—
Retired Deceased
Disabled
workers
workers
workers

Disabled adult children of—
Retired Deceased
Disabled
workers
workers
workers

Students aged 18–19 of—
Retired Deceased Disabled
workers
workers
workers

229,243

57,557

20,855

46,918

207,437

86,299

60,271

18,584

4,637

12,278

6,439

1,503
7,017

...
32,347

793
27

...
37

...
75

112
15

...
15

...
...

38

...
12

...

2,198
32

11,281
8

...
211

...
2,443

...
1,701

...
147

...
722

...
84

...

a

...
12

...

1,227
1,208

780
411

414
584

2,490
2,950

6,328
6,117

84
318

267
1,490

115
281

12
30

79
199

101
142

...
...
183,737
18,103
14,218

226
555
1,713
7,321
2,915

...
...
...
15,331
3,495

...
...
...
28,264
10,734

2,240
5,160
...
155,647
30,169

73
...
...
82,997
2,553

300
...
...
48,841
8,636

159
74
...
14,107
3,764

...
...
...
4,473
80

...
...
...
11,629
347

11
101
...
5,675
394

a

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 N. Mercer (410) 966-6377 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003 ♦ 6.27