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 1950–2003, selected years
Wives entitled because of children b
Wives entitled
solely because of age a

Total

Year

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

With at least
1 child under age 16 c

Subtotal
Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

With at least
1 disabled child d

Husbands

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number 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
2003

2,798,203
2,741,962
2,681,153
2,621,691

1,200,835
1,213,842
1,210,108
1,214,103

2,707,444
2,652,289
2,591,336
2,532,377

1,173,771
1,186,078
1,181,531
1,184,720

58,416
55,995
54,683
52,791

19,212
19,335
19,579
19,774

45,680
44,009
43,212
42,023

14,547
14,732
15,022
15,301

12,736
11,986
11,471
10,768

4,665
4,603
4,557
4,473

32,343
33,678
35,143
36,523

7,851
8,429
8,998
9,609
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.57

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 1950–2003, selected years—Continued
Wives entitled because of children b
Wives entitled
solely because of age a

Total

Year

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

With at least
1 child under age 16 c

Subtotal
Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

With at least
1 disabled child d

Husbands

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Total
monthly
benefits
(thousands
Number of dollars)

Wives and husbands of disabled workers
1958
1960

12,231
76,599

415
2,636

4,845
21,845

192
841

7,370
54,543

223
1,788

7,345
53,549

222
1,746

25
994

1
42

16
211

1
7

1965
1970
1975
1980

193,362
283,447
452,922
461,878

6,761
12,060
30,536
51,028

29,352
41,582
64,883
77,276

1,109
2,063
5,263
9,672

163,500
241,341
387,474
382,457

5,635
9,975
25,239
41,159

160,922
235,892
380,763
374,147

5,512
9,667
24,633
40,018

2,578
5,449
6,711
8,310

123
307
606
1,142

510
524
565
2,145

17
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
2003

165,123
156,899
151,614
150,886

32,763
32,491
32,209
33,401

49,171
48,597
48,402
51,536

13,488
13,794
13,970
15,304

111,933
104,271
99,075
95,042

18,649
18,034
17,542
17,335

105,248
97,942
93,034
89,168

17,044
16,460
16,008
15,808

6,685
6,329
6,041
5,874

1,605
1,574
1,533
1,527

4,019
4,031
4,137
4,308

626
663
697
762

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Aged 62 or older. Includes wives aged 65 or older with children.
Under age 65 with entitled children in their care.
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.
Excludes wives with both disabled and nondisabled children in their care.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

5.58 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

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 2003
Total,
62 or older

62–64

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85 or older

Total
Number
Percent

2,587,200
100.0

292,030
100.0

698,580
100.0

661,410
100.0

522,830
100.0

294,840
100.0

117,510
100.0

Less than 150.00
150.00–174.90
175.00–199.90
200.00–224.90
225.00–249.90

5.6
1.5
1.9
2.1
2.3

10.6
1.9
2.8
3.0
3.0

6.3
1.5
2.0
2.2
2.4

4.7
1.3
1.9
2.0
2.2

4.2
1.2
1.7
1.9
2.2

3.9
1.3
1.7
1.8
2.2

3.3
1.8
1.3
1.8
2.1

250.00–274.90
275.00–299.90
300.00–324.90
325.00–349.90
350.00–374.90

2.4
2.6
2.7
3.0
3.4

2.8
3.0
2.9
3.0
3.5

2.5
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.3

2.3
2.5
2.6
3.0
3.3

2.2
2.4
2.7
2.9
3.3

2.2
2.5
2.6
3.2
3.3

2.3
2.4
2.6
2.8
3.9

375.00–399.90
400.00–424.90
425.00–449.90
450.00–474.90
475.00–499.90

3.7
4.3
5.4
6.7
7.8

3.6
3.8
4.1
4.2
5.6

3.4
3.7
4.2
4.7
5.9

3.5
4.2
4.9
6.2
9.1

3.8
4.7
6.7
10.0
10.6

3.9
5.0
8.2
10.0
7.5

5.1
5.3
5.6
5.5
5.7

500.00–524.90
525.00–549.90
550.00–574.90
575.00–599.90
600.00–624.90

8.9
7.0
5.1
4.0
3.4

6.8
7.1
6.8
6.4
5.4

9.0
8.9
7.0
4.3
3.1

11.5
8.4
4.2
3.0
2.8

8.6
4.6
3.6
3.2
2.9

6.9
4.7
4.2
3.9
3.9

5.8
5.0
4.4
4.6
4.1

625.00–649.90
650.00–674.90
675.00–699.90
700.00–724.90
725.00–749.90

3.0
2.7
2.3
1.9
1.5

4.1
2.1
1.1
0.7
0.5

2.6
2.6
2.3
2.0
1.8

2.4
2.5
2.2
2.0
1.8

2.9
3.0
2.6
2.4
1.7

3.7
3.4
2.6
1.6
1.0

4.2
3.5
3.4
2.1
1.6

750.00–774.90
775.00–799.90
800.00 or more

1.2
1.0
2.6

0.4
0.2
0.2

1.5
1.4
3.0

1.6
1.3
2.3

1.1
0.7
2.0

0.8
0.7
3.4

1.2
1.1
7.4

464.10

418.80

466.90

468.70

466.60

473.90

509.20

Monthly benefit (dollars)

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.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.59

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F4—Number of children and total monthly benefits, by type of benefit, December 1940–2003,
selected years
Total monthly benefits for children of—
(thousands of dollars)

Number of children of—
Year

All
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
workers

Disabled
workers

All
workers

Retired
workers

Deceased
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
1995

4,122,305
4,606,517
3,187,010
3,734,097

545,708
638,711
422,200
441,600

2,687,997
2,609,920
1,776,013
1,883,643

888,600
1,357,886
988,797
1,408,854

279,845
864,242
991,628
1,283,288

24,473
89,386
109,497
141,974

221,041
625,090
720,206
882,837

34,330
149,766
161,926
258,477

2000
2001
2002
2003

3,802,863
3,839,381
3,910,256
3,960,909

458,951
467,064
476,684
480,033

1,878,007
1,890,156
1,907,899
1,909,983

1,465,905
1,482,161
1,525,673
1,570,893

1,547,808
1,624,285
1,692,471
1,763,910

181,177
192,727
203,265
213,230

1,033,055
1,078,886
1,115,415
1,151,907

333,575
352,672
373,791
398,773

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
1995

3,314,578
3,423,081
2,497,252
2,956,482

354,373
354,797
236,051
241,756

2,161,094
1,883,438
1,333,690
1,386,111

799,111
1,184,846
927,511
1,328,615

215,366
607,574
739,787
943,028

13,367
40,548
53,944
69,312

172,499
443,097
538,546
637,326

29,500
123,930
147,296
236,390

2000
2001
2002
2003

2,976,406
2,993,852
3,043,029
3,080,308

255,908
262,509
270,231
273,646

1,346,091
1,345,986
1,350,533
1,345,029

1,374,407
1,385,357
1,422,265
1,461,633

1,120,977
1,172,169
1,218,610
1,268,682

92,987
100,320
107,298
113,784

724,567
752,216
773,661
795,476

303,423
319,633
337,652
359,422

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
1995

270,557
450,169
600,480
686,101

101,341
140,548
173,941
188,965

154,921
276,738
389,385
446,377

14,295
32,883
37,154
50,759

19,807
89,561
217,201
300,007

5,755
22,463
51,879
68,743

13,290
62,625
156,725
217,553

761
4,473
8,597
13,711

2000
2001
2002
2003

728,689
736,546
744,529
752,814

191,584
191,809
192,085
191,704

480,351
486,817
492,985
498,659

56,754
57,920
59,459
62,451

377,647
395,952
409,813
426,877

83,098
86,510
89,114
92,125

276,072
289,757
299,946
312,212

18,478
19,684
20,754
22,540

1965
1970
1980
1990
1995

205,677
537,170
733,267
89,278
91,514

34,152
89,994
143,366
12,208
10,879

155,088
371,982
449,744
52,938
51,155

16,437
75,194
140,157
24,132
29,480

13,725
44,672
167,107
34,641
40,253

1,597
5,351
26,375
3,673
3,919

11,318
35,252
119,368
24,935
27,958

811
4,069
21,363
6,033
8,376

2000
2001
2002
2003

97,768
108,983
122,698
127,787

11,459
12,746
14,368
14,683

51,565
57,353
64,381
66,295

34,744
38,884
43,949
46,809

49,184
56,164
64,048
68,351

5,092
5,897
6,854
7,321

32,417
36,912
41,808
44,218

11,674
13,356
15,386
16,811

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.

5.60 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F6—Average monthly benefit for survivors, by type of benefit, December 1940–2003, 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

139.40
151.94
a
165.70
182.20
205.60

135.00
147.49
a
161.50
178.30
201.70

142.26
152.88
a
163.60
176.20
195.90

157.81
169.80
a
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
(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.61

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F6—Average monthly benefit for survivors, by type of benefit, December 1940–2003, selected years
(in dollars)—Continued
Nondisabled

Children

Year

Widowed
mothers
and
fathers

Widows

Widowers

Parents

Total

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

2000
2001
2002
2003

595.00
620.80
640.20
663.70

811.80
842.50
862.80
889.50

606.90
636.80
662.80
697.70

703.90
728.60
752.70
779.20

Under
age 18

Students

Widows

Widowers

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

550.10
570.80
584.60
603.10

538.30
558.90
572.90
591.40

574.70
595.20
608.40
626.10

628.70
643.60
649.40
667.00

523.80
541.20
553.00
569.10

361.70
374.80
384.70
400.80

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.

Children’s data estimated for 1977.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

5.62 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

Disabled
Disabled
adult
children

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 2003
Primary insurance
amount (dollars)
Total

Widowed mothers
and fathers

Nondisabled
widow(er)s

Disabled
widow(er)s

Parents

Children

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

188,320

100.0

4,499,900

100.0

2,190

100.0

207,630

100.0

1,906,680

100.0

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

4,190
1,710
2,030
2,090
3,490

2.2
0.9
1.1
1.1
1.9

35,910
77,760
39,500
46,650
67,400

0.8
1.7
0.9
1.0
1.5

10
10
30
20
40

0.5
0.5
1.4
0.9
1.8

2,530
1,910
1,500
1,990
3,060

1.2
0.9
0.7
1.0
1.5

86,270
56,590
39,090
40,200
62,400

4.5
3.0
2.1
2.1
3.3

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

5,550
6,870
7,850
7,600
7,510

2.9
3.6
4.2
4.0
4.0

93,550
100,870
109,530
111,440
112,170

2.1
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.5

80
90
40
100
100

3.7
4.1
1.8
4.6
4.6

4,950
5,430
6,930
7,360
7,660

2.4
2.6
3.3
3.5
3.7

88,770
102,720
103,610
101,850
94,920

4.7
5.4
5.4
5.3
5.0

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

7,790
9,050
8,850
8,960
8,590

4.1
4.8
4.7
4.8
4.6

144,960
163,070
219,740
250,670
236,240

3.2
3.6
4.9
5.6
5.2

160
110
160
110
90

7.3
5.0
7.3
5.0
4.1

8,660
8,690
8,910
10,250
10,150

4.2
4.2
4.3
4.9
4.9

97,250
94,280
98,700
90,840
80,170

5.1
4.9
5.2
4.8
4.2

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

7,960
8,120
7,240
7,230
6,540

4.2
4.3
3.8
3.8
3.5

270,470
283,880
259,370
290,650
301,220

6.0
6.3
5.8
6.5
6.7

50
90
70
90
70

2.3
4.1
3.2
4.1
3.2

10,600
10,920
10,050
10,450
9,840

5.1
5.3
4.8
5.0
4.7

73,930
69,930
61,230
58,010
52,400

3.9
3.7
3.2
3.0
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

6,630
6,950
6,520
5,950
4,960
28,090

3.5
3.7
3.5
3.2
2.6
14.9

293,790
301,380
234,970
139,300
92,670
222,740

6.5
6.7
5.2
3.1
2.1
4.9

140
110
170
70
20
160

6.4
5.0
7.8
3.2
0.9
7.3

9,250
11,670
10,400
8,680
6,920
18,870

4.5
5.6
5.0
4.2
3.3
9.1

48,140
51,550
45,480
37,770
30,920
139,660

2.5
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.6
7.3

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, 2004 ♦ 5.63

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 1950–2003
Nondisabled—
Total

Widows

Widowers

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Disabled widow(er)s

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
2003

4,901,437
4,828,327
4,770,638
4,707,215

3,912,527
3,997,687
4,043,051
4,110,963

4,663,228
4,586,677
4,524,020
4,456,446

3,785,532
3,864,251
3,903,384
3,964,035

36,782
37,407
39,260
41,410

22,322
23,822
26,020
28,892

201,427
204,243
207,358
209,359

104,674
109,615
113,648
118,035

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.

5.64 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

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 2003

Table 5.F10—Number, percentage, and average
monthly benefit, by year of entitlement as disabled
widow(er), December 2003

Number

Percentage
distribution

Cumulative
percentage a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

4,499,900

100.0

...

888.30

1,081,040
1,076,230
861,880
693,950
459,040

24.0
23.9
19.2
15.4
10.2

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

952.20
931.40
904.50
852.10
792.90

1975–1979
1970–1974
1965–1969
Before 1965

212,080
88,830
25,140
1,710

4.7
2.0
0.6

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

722.10
673.40
660.70
637.50

2003
2002
2001
2000

270,790
281,560
269,550
259,140

6.0
6.3
6.0
5.8

6.0
12.3
18.3
24.0

958.50
954.70
948.40
946.90

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995

242,810
224,020
210,190
203,130
196,080

5.4
5.0
4.7
4.5
4.4

29.4
34.4
39.1
43.6
47.9

933.90
939.10
931.00
928.30
923.10

1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

187,180
178,140
170,690
165,010
160,860

4.2
4.0
3.8
3.7
3.6

52.1
56.1
59.9
63.5
67.1

921.00
915.10
909.10
892.30
881.30

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985

151,800
145,770
138,850
133,800
123,730

3.4
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.8

70.5
73.7
76.8
79.8
82.5

873.50
862.20
854.00
836.50
828.50

1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

114,230
103,760
90,400
82,100
68,550

2.5
2.3
2.0
1.8
1.5

85.1
87.4
89.4
91.2
92.7

813.70
797.80
795.30
776.30
767.60

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975

58,410
48,950
37,030
36,720
30,970

1.3
1.1
0.8
0.8
0.7

94.0
95.1
95.9
96.7
97.4

750.50
734.40
718.50
691.80
689.70

1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

25,610
21,400
17,130
13,960
10,730

0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2

98.0
98.5
98.9
99.2
99.4

684.80
675.00
665.40
662.80
669.20

1969
1968
1967
1966
1965

7,810
6,520
4,580
3,030
3,200

0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1

99.6
99.7
99.8
99.9
99.9

679.40
653.90
650.50
649.00
654.30

Year
Total
2000–2003
1995–1999
1990–1994
1985–1989
1980–1984

b

Number

Percentage
distribution

Cumulative
percentage a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

207,630

100.0

...

562.30

2000–2003
1996–1999
1991–1995
1989–1990

83,090
77,900
43,080
3,560

40.0
37.5
20.7
1.7

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

571.60
553.40
558.60
583.00

2003
2002
2001
2000

13,590
23,010
23,370
23,120

6.5
11.1
11.3
11.1

6.5
17.6
28.9
40.0

565.30
576.90
574.30
567.10

1999
1998
1997
1996

23,830
20,780
18,110
15,180

11.5
10.0
8.7
7.3

51.5
61.5
70.2
77.5

568.10
552.10
543.90
543.60

1995
1994
1993
1992
1991

11,890
10,760
8,130
6,450
5,850

5.7
5.2
3.9
3.1
2.8

83.3
88.4
92.4
95.5
98.3

556.10
559.30
547.10
562.70
574.10

1990
1989

2,160
1,400

1.0
0.7

99.3
100.0

598.70
558.90

Year
Total

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent
sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.

Represents those entitled in specified year or later.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent
sample.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.

Represents those entitled in specified year or later.
Less than 0.05 percent.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.65

5.F OASDI Current-Pay Benefits: Dependents and Survivors
Table 5.F11—Percentage distribution of nondisabled widows, by monthly benefit and age, December 2003
Total,
60 or older

60–61

62–64

65–69

70–74

75–79

80–84

85–89

90 or older

Total
Number
Percent

4,458,120
100.0

130,540
100.0

300,930
100.0

646,870
100.0

695,030
100.0

864,130
100.0

852,390
100.0

568,720
100.0

399,510
100.0

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

2.8
1.8
1.9
2.3
2.6

3.1
1.0
1.7
2.4
2.5

3.9
1.1
1.6
2.2
2.7

2.8
1.2
1.8
2.1
2.5

3.2
1.3
1.8
2.1
2.6

3.2
1.6
1.9
2.3
2.6

2.8
1.8
2.0
2.2
2.5

2.3
2.2
1.9
2.3
2.7

0.8
4.3
1.8
2.6
3.2

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

3.0
3.4
4.1
4.7
5.3

3.0
3.5
4.0
3.9
4.4

3.1
3.2
3.8
4.3
4.7

2.7
3.1
3.6
4.3
4.7

2.8
3.1
3.8
4.2
4.9

2.9
3.3
4.0
4.7
5.2

3.1
3.4
4.4
4.9
5.6

3.1
3.7
4.6
5.5
5.9

3.7
3.9
4.6
5.7
6.8

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

5.9
6.2
6.9
7.4
7.4

5.3
5.6
6.1
7.1
7.7

5.5
5.8
6.4
6.8
7.8

5.5
6.0
6.5
7.8
9.2

5.5
6.2
7.1
8.5
8.3

5.9
6.3
7.7
7.9
7.2

5.9
6.0
6.7
6.9
7.2

5.7
5.8
6.1
6.1
5.7

7.6
7.7
7.6
7.3
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

6.5
5.6
4.7
3.6
3.0

6.8
5.9
7.0
6.5
5.2

7.5
7.4
6.3
5.1
3.8

7.8
6.1
5.1
4.1
3.0

6.2
5.9
5.2
3.9
2.9

6.5
5.8
4.6
3.5
3.1

6.3
4.9
4.1
3.4
3.0

5.5
4.8
4.1
3.1
2.6

5.6
4.5
3.1
2.1
1.7

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

2.5
2.1
1.6
1.1
0.8
3.0

3.8
2.5
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.1

2.5
1.6
1.2
0.6
0.3
0.5

2.5
2.3
1.9
1.2
0.8
1.5

2.6
2.5
1.8
1.0
0.7
1.9

2.6
2.1
1.4
1.0
0.6
2.4

2.7
2.2
1.7
1.2
0.9
4.2

2.3
2.3
2.2
1.8
1.4
6.2

1.4
1.1
1.3
0.9
0.7
4.1

890.10

885.20

873.80

894.40

888.70

882.00

898.70

919.30

856.90

Monthly benefit (dollars)

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.

5.66 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

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 1950–2003, selected years
Widowed
Total

With at least 1 child
under age 16 a

Subtotal

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Entitled solely because of
at least 1 disabled child b

Surviving divorced

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
of dollars)

Year

Number

Total monthly
benefits
(thousands
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
2003

203,052
197,375
194,117
190,252

120,812
122,526
124,267
126,278

184,397
179,413
176,447
172,955

109,941
111,539
113,097
114,914

164,420
160,186
158,020
154,990

97,063
98,672
100,413
102,158

19,977
19,227
18,427
17,965

12,878
12,867
12,685
12,756

18,655
17,962
17,670
17,297

10,871
10,987
11,170
11,364

c

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.
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 age 14
and who were entitled in August 1981, benefits were continued until the child attained age 18 or September 1983, whichever came earlier.
Excludes mothers and fathers who had both disabled and nondisabled entitled children in their care.
Less than $500.

CONTACT: Rona Blumenthal (410) 965-0163 or Dana N. Mercer (410) 966-6377.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004 ♦ 5.67

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 2003
Benefits not reduced due to early retirement of widow
Benefits not limited due
to early retirement of
deceased spouse

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

891.50

1,870,000

646,870
127,670
122,750
128,880
132,610
134,960

894.40
892.00
902.10
893.90
889.60
894.70

70–74
70
71
72
73
74

695,030
122,370
131,860
137,510
151,390
151,900

75–79
75
76
77
78
79

Benefits limited due
to early retirement of
deceased spouse

Benefits reduced due to
early retirement of widow

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

991.20

928,180

1,104.70

941,820

879.30

2,156,650

805.00

105,130
10,840
15,170
20,070
26,010
33,040

1,034.70
1,062.30
1,048.70
1,028.10
1,027.00
1,029.40

73,120
8,890
11,340
13,760
17,450
21,680

1,079.10
1,077.20
1,087.90
1,072.70
1,079.80
1,078.80

32,010
1,950
3,830
6,310
8,560
11,360

933.40
994.50
932.60
930.70
919.40
935.10

541,740
116,830
107,580
108,810
106,600
101,920

867.10
876.20
881.50
869.20
856.10
851.00

888.70
884.70
884.90
890.50
890.10
892.20

231,480
32,850
40,260
45,670
54,430
58,270

998.70
995.40
993.80
1,003.90
995.70
1,002.70

125,320
19,450
22,380
25,170
28,210
30,110

1,070.40
1,060.50
1,052.30
1,077.10
1,074.50
1,081.00

106,160
13,400
17,880
20,500
26,220
28,160

914.10
900.90
920.50
914.10
911.00
919.10

463,550
89,520
91,600
91,840
96,960
93,630

833.80
844.10
837.00
834.10
830.90
823.40

864,130
161,410
170,950
175,410
174,000
182,360

882.00
886.60
884.40
883.00
879.70
877.20

393,000
66,020
73,760
79,310
82,770
91,140

982.30
988.70
984.80
987.30
977.20
975.80

188,060
32,840
35,940
38,660
38,440
42,180

1,080.40
1,074.30
1,074.10
1,085.30
1,080.30
1,086.20

204,940
33,180
37,820
40,650
44,330
48,960

892.20
904.10
900.00
894.10
887.80
880.70

471,130
95,390
97,190
96,100
91,230
91,220

798.40
815.90
808.30
796.90
791.20
778.60

80–84
80
81
82
83
84

852,390
176,880
178,480
181,020
170,070
145,940

898.70
884.10
890.00
897.10
910.40
915.30

476,690
91,340
96,540
101,640
98,990
88,180

1,002.90
987.70
992.80
998.50
1,014.40
1,022.00

220,680
42,810
44,570
46,410
46,140
40,750

1,135.80
1,109.20
1,118.70
1,131.40
1,154.10
1,166.90

256,010
48,530
51,970
55,230
52,850
47,430

888.30
880.60
884.70
886.80
892.40
897.60

375,700
85,540
81,940
79,380
71,080
57,760

766.50
773.50
768.90
767.20
765.70
752.50

85–89
85
86
87
88
89

568,720
137,280
121,460
113,830
103,460
92,690

919.30
927.30
929.50
916.40
913.70
903.80

376,580
86,710
78,870
76,010
70,950
64,040

1,020.00
1,030.70
1,032.60
1,020.00
1,012.50
998.40

173,050
39,030
36,700
34,390
32,920
30,010

1,179.50
1,194.90
1,183.40
1,173.70
1,177.50
1,163.80

203,530
47,680
42,170
41,620
38,030
34,030

884.40
896.30
901.50
893.10
869.80
852.50

192,140
50,570
42,590
37,820
32,510
28,650

721.80
750.10
738.40
708.10
698.00
692.30

90 or older

399,510

856.90

287,120

924.20

147,950

1,043.60

139,170

797.40

112,390

684.70

Number

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)

4,026,650

65–69
65
66
67
68
69

Age
All nondisabled
widows aged 65
or older

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 10 percent sample.
a.

Includes 156,860 widows with benefits also limited due to early retirement of spouse.

CONTACT: Barbara Lingg (410) 965-0156 or Robert L. Hackendorf (410) 965-5536.

5.68 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2004

Number

a

Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)