Monthly Statistical Snapshot, November 2014

(released December 2014)

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Table 1. Number of people receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both, November 2014 (in thousands)
Type of beneficiary Total Social Security only SSI only Both Social Security and SSI
All beneficiaries 64,142 55,779 5,581 2,782
Aged 65 or older 42,870 40,742 941 1,187
Disabled, under age 65 a 14,282 8,048 4,640 1,594
Other b 6,990 6,990 . . . . . .
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record and Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Social Security beneficiaries who are entitled to a primary and a secondary benefit (dual entitlement) are counted only once in this table. SSI counts include recipients of federal SSI, federally administered state supplementation, or both.
. . . = not applicable.
a. Includes children receiving SSI on the basis of their own disability.
b. Social Security beneficiaries who are neither aged nor disabled (for example, early retirees, young survivors).
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For detailed annual and time series program data, see our Annual Statistical Supplement.

Table 2. Social Security benefits, November 2014
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 58,966 100.0 70,401 1,193.92
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 48,034 81.5 59,465 1,237.97
Retirement benefits 41,899 71.1 52,787 1,259.86
Retired workers 38,960 66.1 50,860 1,305.44
Spouses of retired workers 2,306 3.9 1,524 660.94
Children of retired workers 633 1.1 402 635.87
Survivor benefits 6,135 10.4 6,678 1,088.46
Children of deceased workers 1,884 3.2 1,538 815.97
Widowed mothers and fathers 146 0.2 135 924.39
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,845 6.5 4,820 1,253.49
Disabled widow(er)s 258 0.4 184 712.25
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,102.24
Disability Insurance 10,932 18.5 10,936 1,000.41
Disabled workers 8,956 15.2 10,264 1,146.04
Spouses of disabled workers 150 0.3 46 309.25
Children of disabled workers 1,825 3.1 625 342.64
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly OASDI information, visit the Actuary's website for Beneficiary Data.

Table 3. Supplemental Security Income recipients, November 2014
Age Recipients Total payments a (millions of dollars) Average monthly payment b (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
All recipients 8,363 100.0 4,662 532.06
Under 18 1,302 15.6 864 640.01
18–64 4,932 59.0 2,891 549.74
65 or older 2,128 25.5 907 425.23
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes retroactive payments.
b. Excludes retroactive payments.
CONTACT: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.

For more detailed monthly SSI information, see SSI Monthly Statistics.