January 2018 SSA Statistics Report

The Social Security Administration (SSA), releases a monthly report which indicates some interesting data about the numbers of individuals receiving benefits.  Have a look at the data from January 2018 below:

Social Security benefits, January 2018
Type of beneficiary Beneficiaries Total monthly benefits (millions of dollars) Average monthly benefit (dollars)
Number (thousands) Percent
Total 61,984 100.0 79,988 1,290.46
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 51,593 83.2 68,975 1,336.90
Retirement benefits 45,630 73.6 62,104 1,361.04
Retired workers 42,581 68.7 59,907 1,406.91
Spouses of retired workers 2,369 3.8 1,737 733.23
Children of retired workers 680 1.1 460 675.98
Survivor benefits 5,964 9.6 6,871 1,152.22
Children of deceased workers 1,915 3.1 1,645 859.37
Widowed mothers and fathers 118 0.2 114 964.12
Nondisabled widow(er)s 3,671 5.9 4,922 1,340.73
Disabled widow(er)s 258 0.4 188 729.31
Parents of deceased workers 1 (L) 1 1,192.89
Disability Insurance 10,391 16.8 11,013 1,059.84
Disabled workers 8,677 14.0 10,388 1,197.07
Spouses of disabled workers 124 0.2 42 335.61
Children of disabled workers 1,589 2.6 584 367.22
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: (L) = less than 0.05 percent.