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 

 Social Security Administration, “Fast Facts and Figures, 2018,” p. 17 

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