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The Oldest Old in 2050Methodology »
Released: March 2015
Next expected update: 2020
DEFINITION: The oldest old are beneficiaries aged 85 or older in a given year. Projections for beneficiaries aged 60 or older are provided for comparison.
In 2050, we project that:
- The oldest old will include more women and widows, but fewer disabled, than those aged 60 or older.
- The median benefit amount will be higher for the oldest old than for those aged 60 or older.
- The poverty rate will be lower for the oldest old compared with those aged 60 or older.
SOURCE: Modeling Income in the Near Term, Version 7 (MINT7) microsimulation model using 2012 Trustees Report intermediate assumptions.