6.

D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D1—Number of wives and husbands, by type of benefit, selected years 1950–2004
Wives with entitlement based on—
Year

Total

1950
1955
1960
1965
1970
1975

162,768
288,915
339,987
321,015
339,447
350,558

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Care of children

Age

Husbands

9,646
21,692
32,254
44,087
51,378
60,184

152,310
263,816
305,713
275,717
286,867
289,600

812
3,407
2,020
1,211
1,202
774

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

341,503
314,547
317,685
305,831
319,430

15,625
13,743
14,011
12,832
12,219

315,148
289,757
291,377
280,883
294,133

10,730
11,047
12,297
12,116
13,078

Wives and husbands of retired workers

(Continued)

6.22 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D1—Number of wives and husbands, by type of benefit, selected years 1950–2004—Continued
Wives with entitlement based on—
Year

Total

Care of children

Age

Husbands

Wives and husbands of disabled workers
1958 a
1959 b
1960
1965
1970
1975

12,920
54,299
54,187
69,183
96,304
148,741

7,869
32,844
38,326
55,230
74,913
116,624

5,035
21,301
15,756
13,813
21,227
31,942

16
154
105
140
164
175

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

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

962
882
832
890
931

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

888
927
1,783
2,529
2,151

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

43,941
43,412
45,600
47,183
48,016

19,801
19,535
20,621
20,580
19,423

22,399
21,979
22,863
24,269
26,070

1,741
1,898
2,116
2,334
2,523

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Benefits not necessarily payable at time of award.
a.
b.

January–November.
Includes December 1958.

CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.23

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
.

Table 6.D3—Number and average monthly benefit for wives and husbands, by basis of entitlement,
age in month of award, and sex, 2004
Wives
Total

Basis of entitlement and age
All wives and husbands

Of retired workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

351,845

348.80

Of disabled workers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

306,352

363.60

Husbands

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

45,493

248.90

15,601

243.00

By age
Entitlement based on care of children
Under 35
35–39
40–44
45–49
50–54
55–59
60–61
62–64

31,642
5,884
4,721
5,808
5,490
4,044
2,982
1,261
1,452

267.70
149.00
195.30
245.50
297.40
337.80
388.20
446.10
362.40

12,219
510
817
1,617
2,300
2,298
2,263
1,119
1,295

400.80
359.70
348.60
378.30
398.60
404.40
425.00
465.80
376.80

19,423
5,374
3,904
4,191
3,190
1,746
719
142
157

184.00
129.00
163.20
194.30
224.40
250.20
272.50
291.20
243.90

1,183
237
188
262
213
140
87
35
21

141.80
103.60
123.60
139.30
146.00
159.50
216.00
215.10
174.10

320,203
234,486
152,500
37,754
44,232

356.80
348.00
337.60
337.30
392.90

294,133
211,756
133,990
35,407
42,359

362.10
354.20
345.10
339.80
395.30

26,070
22,730
18,510
2,347
1,873

297.20
289.80
283.50
299.80
339.20

14,418
3,983
1,571
920
1,492

251.30
224.80
193.10
208.90
267.90

65–69
65
66
67
68
69

70,095
42,821
11,151
6,960
5,106
4,057

387.30
402.50
370.30
360.70
357.00
357.20

67,284
41,303
10,635
6,637
4,863
3,846

389.10
404.50
372.10
361.70
358.10
357.00

2,811
1,518
516
323
243
211

344.50
348.80
332.50
339.80
335.10
361.00

6,397
2,369
1,207
1,036
914
871

274.30
296.70
274.40
248.80
263.00
255.80

70–74

10,182

349.30

9,769

348.60

413

364.70

2,525

246.60

5,440

357.00

5,324

356.90

116

362.10

1,513

231.40

Entitlement based on age
62–64
62
63
64

75 or older

By sex
Wives
Not divorced
Divorced
Husbands of—
Retired workers
Disabled workers

317,225
34,620

351.80
321.30

274,628
31,724

368.10
325.00

42,597
2,896

246.70
280.00

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

...
...

13,078
2,523

257.40
168.30

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

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.

CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.

6.24 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1940–2004
Children of—
Year

All children

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

1957
1960
1965
1970

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

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

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

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

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

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

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

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

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

101,239
98,655
97,594
96,893
99,826

306,044
302,480
297,204
294,851
295,196

401,295
397,350
362,548
371,426
378,144

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

776,676
796,174
846,361
852,354
858,562

115,358
110,680
116,186
111,992
115,391

297,686
302,445
310,395
305,409
309,472

363,632
383,049
419,780
434,953
433,699

Total

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.25

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1940–2004—Continued
Children of—
Year

All children

1940
1945
1950
1955

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

1960
1965
1970
1975

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

525,390
542,147
578,906
580,166
578,844

68,440
64,207
66,992
63,793
65,490

184,762
188,300
192,226
187,060
188,435

272,188
289,640
319,688
329,313
324,919

Children under age 18

(Continued)

6.26 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1940–2004—Continued
Children of—
Year

All children

1957
1960
1965
1970

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

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

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

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

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

14,636
15,602

11,182
11,546

15,378
15,967

11,013
10,999

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

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

43,845
43,042
46,636
47,235
48,772

22,567
21,307
22,881
22,024
22,531

11,621
11,872
12,685
12,920
13,999

9,657
9,863
11,070
12,291
12,242

Disabled adult children

a

a

(Continued)

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.27

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D4—Number of children, by type of benefit, selected years 1940–2004—Continued
Children of—
Year

All children

Retired workers

Deceased workers

Disabled workers

1965
1970

238,351
387,378

39,463
71,894

179,094
244,339

19,794
71,145

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

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

95,596
108,197

279,797
295,058

105,719
117,118

291,434
292,766

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

207,441
210,985
220,819
224,953
230,946

24,351
25,166
26,313
26,175
27,370

101,303
102,273
105,484
105,429
107,038

81,787
83,546
89,022
93,349
96,538

Students

a

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

Data not available.

CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

6.28 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

a

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D5—Number and average monthly benefit for children, by type of benefit and age
in month of award, 2004
Children of—
Retired workers

Age

Deceased workers

Total
number

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

858,562

115,391

447.40

Number

Disabled workers
Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

639.40

433,699

255.30

All children
Total

309,472

Children under age 18
Subtotal
Under 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

578,844

65,490

436.80

188,435

613.10

324,919

225.90

20,236
14,545
15,545
17,603
19,490
21,076
22,858
24,574
26,713
29,188
32,468
35,938
39,190
43,673
47,304
49,260
52,302
66,881

879
726
835
997
1,184
1,419
1,712
1,994
2,378
2,857
3,488
4,057
4,675
5,701
6,444
7,550
8,806
9,788

406.10
408.40
400.90
390.80
395.80
395.30
386.00
391.60
394.90
403.30
413.10
410.40
413.10
424.60
430.50
449.90
484.30
487.80

4,297
4,709
5,433
6,003
6,692
7,310
7,765
8,304
8,991
9,882
11,012
12,075
13,067
14,555
15,698
16,524
17,460
18,658

564.00
550.10
555.10
561.20
569.20
575.60
576.80
582.50
591.80
596.60
598.00
598.50
613.50
626.20
634.20
652.10
668.10
656.70

15,060
9,110
9,277
10,603
11,614
12,347
13,381
14,276
15,344
16,449
17,968
19,806
21,448
23,417
25,162
25,186
26,036
38,435

190.50
177.50
178.30
178.40
180.60
182.20
190.30
193.20
198.20
206.40
207.80
213.30
223.00
230.30
245.80
259.30
290.70
282.20

48,772

22,531

398.70

13,999

567.50

12,242

287.10

6,879
10,370
6,934
7,696
7,875
9,018

1,010
2,503
3,042
4,513
5,554
5,909

411.10
430.60
433.60
419.30
407.00
341.50

2,644
3,662
1,901
1,628
1,437
2,727

569.40
579.60
598.10
599.50
582.70
501.10

3,225
4,205
1,991
1,555
884
382

261.50
279.80
291.80
324.90
335.30
293.30

230,946

27,370

513.00

107,038

695.10

96,538

350.20

219,357
11,589

26,774
596

516.00
375.70

105,189
1,849

697.20
572.50

87,394
9,144

357.10
283.80

Disabled adult children
Subtotal
Under 20
20–24
25–29
30–34
35–39
40 or older

Students aged 18–19
Subtotal
18
19

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.

CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.29

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D6—Number of mothers and fathers, by type of benefit, 1950–2004
Widowed
Entitled solely
because of
at least
1 disabled child b

Surviving
divorced
mothers and
fathers

Year

Total

Mothers

Fathers

Subtotal

With at least
1 child under
age 16 a

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

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

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

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

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

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

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

12
142
99
84
76

1955
1956
1957
1958 c
1959 d

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

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

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

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

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

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

91
65
72
75
87

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

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

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

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

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

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

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

100
75
90
94
112

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

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

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

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

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

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

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

201
458
479
442
488

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

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

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

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

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

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

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

490
552
665
6,264
6,637

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

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

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

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

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

7,181
7,109
7,061
6,943
6,515
(Continued)

6.30 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D6—Number of mothers and fathers, by type of benefit, 1950–2004—Continued
Widowed
Entitled solely
because of
at least
1 disabled child b

Surviving
divorced
mothers and
fathers

Year

Total

Mothers

Fathers

Subtotal

With at least
1 child under
age 16 a

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

40,491
41,323
40,829
39,206
40,030

36,521
37,106
36,534
34,712
35,499

3,970
4,217
4,295
4,494
4,531

36,197
36,728
36,186
34,797
35,876

34,241
34,753
34,264
32,979
34,176

1,956
1,975
1,922
1,818
1,700

4,294
4,595
4,643
4,409
4,154

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

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.
January–November.
Includes December 1958.

CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.31

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D7—Number and average monthly benefit for widow(er)s, by age in month of award and sex, 2004
Nondisabled
Widows

Age, sex, and type of benefit
All widow(er)s

Widowers

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

456,732

788.70

Widowed mothers
and fathers

Disabled widow(er)s

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

29,033

512.90

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

Number

Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)

28,074

593.30

40,030

688.80

By age
Under 25
25–29
30–34
35–39
40–44

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

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

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

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

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

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

1,315
2,916
5,244
7,358
9,133

542.70
581.70
617.10
647.00
717.90

45–49
50–54
55–59

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
...
...

...
10,706
14,850

...
588.50
600.00

7,498
3,879
1,701

751.20
775.40
753.70

60–64
60
61
62
63
64

154,097
65,367
23,996
23,166
15,676
25,892

900.70
912.80
940.60
897.30
842.10
871.60

13,032
4,814
3,651
2,310
866
1,391

700.90
687.10
690.80
736.10
692.00
722.00

2,378
1,381
419
305
156
117

579.80
590.60
586.70
562.30
562.90
495.10

761
216
193
141
102
109

696.50
700.40
729.30
676.30
653.70
696.80

65–69
65
66
67
68
69

88,879
41,998
12,074
11,317
11,509
11,981

712.40
767.80
666.80
657.70
662.60
663.80

4,487
2,128
585
568
594
612

482.50
629.00
390.90
355.00
328.80
327.80

117
...
...
...
...
...

479.10
...
...
...
...
...

88
...
...
...
...
...

606.70
...
...
...
...
...

70–74
70
71
72
73
74

62,501
11,847
12,071
12,607
12,910
13,066

686.00
659.00
676.60
684.80
703.40
702.80

2,946
544
581
603
595
623

304.60
323.90
305.20
311.90
310.00
275.00

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

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

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

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

75–79
75
76
77
78
79

65,677
12,928
13,350
13,509
13,095
12,795

713.40
707.80
699.40
716.50
717.40
726.40

2,864
590
541
578
587
568

309.30
307.50
313.70
303.20
301.70
320.80

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

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

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

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

80 or older

84,911

798.00

5,661

314.60

...

...

...

...

By sex
Men
Women
Widow or mother
Surviving divorced wife or
mother

...
...
400,637

...
...
788.00

...
...
...

...
...
...

1,453
26,621
22,590

433.70
602.00
601.30

4,531
35,499
31,651

574.00
703.50
703.90

56,095

793.80

...

...

4,031

606.40

3,848

699.70

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

Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the averages.

CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358.

6.32 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D8—Number of widow(er)s, by type of benefit, 1950–2004
Entitled because of age
Year

Entitled because of disability

Total

Widows

Widowers

Widows

Widowers

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958 a
1959 b

66,735
89,591
92,302
112,866
128,026
140,624
253,524
244,633
199,320
252,683

66,672
89,324
91,992
112,467
127,626
140,273
253,191
244,172
198,948
252,100

63
267
310
399
400
351
333
461
372
583

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

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

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

239,267
251,275
267,051
278,709
283,263
359,431
403,595
355,589
375,391
375,753

238,813
250,606
266,465
278,138
282,689
358,875
403,035
355,032
352,280
353,928

454
669
586
571
574
556
560
557
604
625

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

...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
69
73

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

363,216
381,262
402,809
372,167
363,693
377,246
385,373
416,735
403,679
445,555

347,031
363,689
382,452
351,793
343,317
353,249
362,229
383,057
375,750
418,883

576
551
544
651
550
476
489
10,416
9,022
9,272

15,546
16,960
19,739
19,660
19,793
23,476
22,603
22,981
18,553
17,136

63
62
74
63
33
45
52
281
354
264

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

452,156
480,772
492,451
501,688
499,677
501,673
491,052
475,035
457,574
449,139

424,690
453,307
465,070
470,764
464,979
467,197
454,903
440,803
424,107
416,154

11,412
13,311
14,941
16,512
17,533
17,390
17,731
17,836
18,139
17,817

15,789
13,868
12,222
14,144
16,847
16,759
18,033
16,062
14,979
14,830

265
286
218
268
318
327
385
334
349
338

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

451,862
468,788
472,078
466,198
459,340
444,899
438,081
440,076
443,669
469,806

417,925
420,190
419,413
414,941
410,323
396,725
390,962
393,014
395,231
419,205

18,513
19,008
19,430
19,422
19,114
18,577
18,508
18,516
19,039
20,951

15,058
28,951
32,477
31,036
29,075
28,762
27,783
27,691
28,494
28,654

366
639
758
799
828
835
828
855
905
996

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

505,021
495,848
522,537
508,306
513,839

453,334
443,267
465,627
451,583
456,732

23,645
24,309
27,306
28,209
29,033

26,997
27,179
28,211
27,130
26,621

1,045
1,093
1,393
1,384
1,453

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

January–November.
Includes December 1958.

CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.33

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D9—Number and average amount of lump-sum death payment awards, 1940–2004
Number of—
Year

Deceased workers

Lump-sum payments

Average lump sum per worker (dollars)

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944

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

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

145.79
144.58
144.77
145.66
145.68

1945
1946
1947
1948
1949

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

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

146.05
151.74
162.16
161.50
164.02

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

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

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

147.81
138.24
178.20
174.16
207.86

1955
1956
1957
1958 a
1959 b

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

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

202.72
200.80
201.63
202.52
212.67

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

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

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

211.55
210.46
212.02
212.61
213.94

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

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

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

226.01
224.00
222.51
236.30
232.60

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

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

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

243.90
244.20
247.90
253.10
254.64

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

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

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

252.47
251.60
254.17
254.65
254.68

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

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

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

254.70
254.72
255.00
255.00
255.00

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

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

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
(Continued)

6.34 ♦ Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005

6.D OASDI Benefits Awarded: Dependents and Survivors
Table 6.D9—Number and average amount of lump-sum death payment awards, 1940–2004—Continued
Number of—
Year

Deceased workers

Lump-sum payments

Average lump sum per worker (dollars)

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

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

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

c

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

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

c

850,411
849,102
842,060
821,613
826,408

255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00
255.00

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

c

835,360
832,304
825,176
833,770
873,890

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

c

845,135
843,983
837,338
817,591
821,491

c

c

SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
a.
b.
c.

January–November.
Includes December 1958.
Revised data.

CONTACT: Diane Wallace (410) 965-0165.

Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005 ♦ 6.35