Total annual cash benefits paid by U.S. Old-Age and Survivors Insurance from 1978 to 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

Old-Age and Survivors Insurance - total annual cash benefits paid 1978-2016 The statistic represents the total annual cash benefits paid by U.S. Old-Age and Survivors Insurance from 1978 to 2016. In 2016, the total annual cash benefits paid equaled approximately 768.63 billion U.S. dollars.
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YearBenefits in million U.S. dollars
2016768,633
2015742,939
2014706,821
2013672,175
2012637,948
2011596,212
2010577,448
2009557,160
2008509,056
2007485,881
2006460,457
2005435,373
2004415,082
2003399,892
2002388,170
2001372,370
2000352,706
1999334,437
1998326,817
1997316,311
1996302,914
1995291,682
1994279,118
1993267,804
1992254,939
1991240,436
1990222,993
1989 207,977
1988195,522
1987 183,644
1986 176,845
1985 167,360
1984 157,862
1983 149,502
1982 138,800
1981 123,795
1980 105,074
1979 90,556
1978 80,352
YearBenefits in million U.S. dollars
2016768,633
2015742,939
2014706,821
2013672,175
2012637,948
2011596,212
2010577,448
2009557,160
2008509,056
2007485,881
2006460,457
2005435,373
2004415,082
2003399,892
2002388,170
2001372,370
2000352,706
1999334,437
1998326,817
1997316,311
1996302,914
1995291,682
1994279,118
1993267,804
1992254,939
1991240,436
1990222,993
1989 207,977
1988195,522
1987 183,644
1986 176,845
1985 167,360
1984 157,862
1983 149,502
1982 138,800
1981 123,795
1980 105,074
1979 90,556
1978 80,352
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The statistic represents the total annual cash benefits paid by U.S. Old-Age and Survivors Insurance from 1978 to 2016. In 2016, the total annual cash benefits paid equaled approximately 768.63 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1978 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* The amounts of benefits paid generally do not reflect occasional adjustments such as reimbursements for uncashed checks, reimbursements to correct earlier accounting errors, and interfund transfers to correct earlier allocation errors.

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