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Beneficiaries By Age

2018-01-30T00:29:55+00:00January 29th, 2018|Social Security Facts|

About four-fifths of all OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status were aged 62 or older, including 22% aged 75–84 and 9% aged 85 or older. About 14% were persons aged 18–61 receiving benefits as disabled workers, survivors, or dependents. Another 5% were children under age 18.

Beneficiaries, by age

SOURCE: SSA, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.

Source of Chart:  Social Security Administration, “Fast Facts and Figures, 2015,” p. 17

Government Relations and Policy Department, January 2018