About four-fifths of all OASDI beneficiaries in current-payment status were aged 62 or older, including 23% aged 75–84 and 9% aged 85 or older. About 13% 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, 2018,” p. 17
Government Relations and Policy Department, January 2019