51. Louisiana

Two black women living in poverty, New Orleans
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,304

According to the Social Security Administration's most current information, 559,820 Louisiana retirees are beneficiaries — and receive the lowest payments across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We calculate that they get an average $1440.32 a month in 2021, and will collect $17,283.79 for the year.

With a 5.9% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for next year, Louisiana Social Security recipients will get $1,525.29 per month.

50. Mississippi

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,372

Social Security officials say 429,412 retired workers in Mississippi are receiving benefits. We calculate that they're receiving an average $1,445.69 per month in 2021, and $17,348.25 for the year.

Across the U.S., about 1 in 5 elderly married couples on Social Security and nearly half of unmarried seniors rely on their benefits for at least 90% of their income, the Social Security Administration says.

According to our math, Mississippians next year will receive $1,530.98 per month.

49. Maine

Group of happy senior friends cheering at barbecue meal in terrace outdoor, Maine
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,496

Social Security says 242,442 retired workers in Maine are collecting benefits. We calculate that they're getting an average $1,455.43 a month in 2021 — or $17,465.13 for the full year.

Around 90% of Americans 65 or older receive Social Security benefits. Some choose to wait until they turn 70, the age at which you receive your maximum possible benefit.

We estimate that the retirees in Maine next year will receive $1,541.30 per month.

48. New Mexico

NEW MEXICO, USA - AUGUST 5, 2013: Senior man in Santa Fe on August 5, 2013, New Mexico, USA
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,549

In New Mexico — one of 13 states that tax Social Security, according to AARP — 307,967 retirees get benefits. Our calculations indicate the payments in 2021 average $1,459.65 a month and $17,515.84 annually.

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After next year's 5.9% raise, New Mexico's Social Security recipients will get $1,545.77 per month.

47. Arkansas

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,626

In Arkansas, 450,419 retirees are on Social Security, and they collect benefits that average $1,465.71 per month in 2021 and $17,588.54 for the entire year, according to our calculations.

The benefits program got its start in 1935, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.

Retired workers in Arkansas stand to receive $1,552.19 per month next year.

46. Montana

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*Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,663

According to the Social Security Administration's most current information, 178,102 Montana retirees are beneficiaries. Our math shows they get an average $1,468.60 a month in 2021, or $17,623.15 per year.

Montana also is among the 13 states that tax Social Security benefits, says AARP.

We calculate that the seniors in Montana next year will receive $1,555.24 per month.

45. Kentucky

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,719

In Kentucky, 618,077 retirees take Social Security that works out to an average 2021 benefit of $1,473.00 per month and $17,676.01 for the full year.

On Jan. 31, 1940, the first monthly Social Security check was issued to Ida May Fuller, a retired legal secretary in Ludlow, Vermont. She received $22.54, which is equivalent to $421.48 in today's dollars.

Retirees in Kentucky next year will receive $1,559.91 per month, according to our math.

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44. South Dakota

10/11/2015 - Rapid City, South Dakota - a Senior Men's Traditional Dancer competes in a dance special at the Black Hills Powwow held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,837

The Social Security Administration says 137,577 retired workers in South Dakota get benefits. We calculate that the payments in 2021 average $1,482.33 a month and $17,787.96 for the year.

During her lifetime, Ida May Fuller — the first Social Security recipient — collected benefits totaling about $22,889.

After next year's raise of 5.9%, South Dakota's Social Security recipients will get $1,569.79 per month.

43. Alaska

Happy Couple at the Edge of the Arctic Circle, The Enchanted Forest/Alaska, Daytime in Winter
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,861

Officials say 75,412 Alaska retirees are on Social Security, and — according to our calculations — they're getting $1,484.18 per month in 2021, or $17,810.22 for the entire year.

Like every other resident of Alaska, a retiree also receives an annual payment from the state's oil wealth fund. The amount for 2021 was $1,114.

Alaska's retired workers on Social Security stand to receive $1,571.75 per month next year.

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42. North Dakota

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $18,955

In North Dakota, 99,735 retirees collect benefits that average $1,491.59 per month in 2021 and $17,899.09 for the year.

North Dakota is another of the 13 states that collect taxes on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

We calculate that the state's retired workers next year will receive $1,579.59 per month.

41. Oklahoma

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,165

In Oklahoma, 537,909 retirees are getting Social Security benefits in 2021 that average $1,508.09 a month, or $18,097.13 for the year.

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The seniors in Oklahoma next year will receive $1,597.07 per month, according to our calculations.

40. Nevada

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,193

In Nevada, 413,107 retirees are on Social Security, and we calculate that they receive an average $1,510.27 per month in 2021, which works out to an annual income of $18,123.29

Social Security accounts for about a third of the income of the elderly, officials with the program say.

With a raise next year of 5.9%, Nevada's Social Security recipients will get $1,599.38 per month.

39. District of Columbia

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,197

In the District of Columbia, 58,903 retirees collect benefits that are averaging $1,510.62 per month in 2021 or $18,127.47 over the course of the year.

An American can claim Social Security as early as age 62, but if you don't wait your monthly payment will be permanently reduced by up to 30%.

Retired workers in D.C. stand to receive $1,599.75 per month next year.

38. Texas

Handsome middle age man outdoor nature portrait in the Texas Hill Country.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,256

In Texas, 2.95 million retirees are drawing Social Security benefits. We calculate that 2021's average payout in the Lone Star State is $1,515.25 per month and $18,182.98 for the year.

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With next year's 5.9% raise added in, Texas Social Security recipients will get $1,604.65 per month.

37. West Virginia

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,264

Social Security says 292,653 retired workers in West Virginia collect benefits from the program. In 2021, the state average is $1,515.89 and $18,190.68 for the year.

West Virginia is another of the 13 states that collect taxes on Social Security, AARP says.

According to our math, West Virginia seniors next year will receive $1,605.33 per month.

36. California

Cheerful African American mature couple with arms around at the beach
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,264

In America's most populous state, 4.44 million retirees are receiving Social Security payments averaging $1,515.91 a month in 2021 or $18,190.89 for the full year.

The number of older people on Social Security in California is greater than the entire populations of almost half the states.

Retired workers in the Golden State stand to receive $1,605.35 per month next year.

35. Idaho

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,273

In Idaho, 259,909 retirees are on Social Security, and we calculate that they're getting $1,516.57 a month in 2021, or $18,198.89 for the full year.

Some U.S. seniors are lucky enough to have employer-based pensions that provide additional retirement income, though those have become rare.

After next year's 5.9% raise, Idaho's Social Security recipients will get $1,606.05 per month.

34. Alabama

A senior man enjoying the view on the Alabama gulf coast.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,277

The Social Security Administration says 731,111 retirees in Alabama collect benefits that, according to our calculations, average $1,516.89 per month in 2021, or $18,202.73 annually.

Half of elderly retired couples in the U.S. and 70% of single retirees derive 50% or more of their income from Social Security, officials with the program say.

Retired workers in Alabama should be on the receiving end of $1,606.39 per month next year.

33. Georgia

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA OCTOBER 8: Unidentified retired African American couple enjoying the afternoon at one of the popular city squares in historical Savannah on October 8, 2013.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,300

In Georgia, 1.29 million seniors receive Social Security benefits that are averaging $1,518.72 a month in 2021, or $18,224.61 for the year.

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We calculate that Georgia's retired workers will receive $1,608.32 per month next year.

32. Ohio

TWINSBURG, OH - June 5: A color guard marches past at the beginning of Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, June 5, 2009, in Twinsburg, Ohio.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,316

In Ohio, 1.62 million retirees collect benefits, and we calculate that their payments in 2021 average $1,519.96 a month and $18,239.57 for the full year.

During August 2021, some 49 million retired workers across the U.S. were receiving Social Security payments, officials say.

Factoring in the raise for next year of 5.9%, Ohio's Social Security recipients will get $1,609.64 per month.

31. Missouri

Cheerful senior couple sharing funnel cake with powdered sugar at autumn country fair in Missouri, USA
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,337

In Missouri, 897,621 retirees are getting Social Security payments that average $1,521.62 per month in 2021, or $18,259.47 for the year.

Missouri also is among the 13 states that tax the Social Security benefits of at least some retirees, according to AARP.

According to our math, seniors in the Show Me State next year will receive $1,611.40 per month.

30. Tennessee

Smiling senior man standing next to Appalachian Trail sign
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,501

The Social Security Administration says 995,471 retirees in Tennessee collect benefits that, according to our calculations, are averaging $1,534.57 per month in 2021, or $18,414.86 on an annual basis.

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Retired Tennesseeans next year will receive $1,625.11 per month, according to our calculations.

29. Florida

Senior Couple on a bike ride
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,538

In Florida — often considered America's retirement capital — some 3.51 million retirees are getting Social Security benefits.

According to our calculations, they're collecting an average $1,537.42 a month in 2021, and their annual income from the program is $18,449.06

The seniors basking in the Sunshine State stand to receive $1,628.13 per month next year.

28. Hawaii

Forgetful older mother with cup near couple
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,576

In Hawaii — one of the best states for retirement — 218,219 seniors receive retirement benefits from Uncle Sam.

We calculate that they're getting an average $1,540.42 per month in 2021, and $18,485.08 in annual income from Social Security.

With next year's 5.9% raise, Hawaii's Social Security recipients will get $1,631.31 per month.

27. North Carolina

Senior man sitting on rock with German Shepherd dog in a field off the Appalachian Trail on Roan Mountain border of North Carolina and Tennessee.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,673

In North Carolina, 1,526,249 retired workers in 2021 are receiving average benefits of $1,548.06 per month and $18,576.74 for the year.

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Our calculations find that North Carolina seniors next year will receive $1,639.40 per month.

26. Oregon

Rear view of happy senior African-American couple standing next to each other while looking at the sea and mountains on beach on beautiful cloudy day.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,721

Oregon has 998,643 retired workers on Social Security, federal numbers show.

In 2021, their benefits are averaging $1,551.84 per month and $18,622.02 for the full year.

According to our math, seniors in the Beaver State next year will receive $1,643.39 per month.

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25. Iowa

Portrait of senior farmer standing in soybean field examining crop at sunset.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,766

In Iowa, 482,117 retirees collect benefits, according to the Social Security Administration.

They currently receive $1,555.42 per month from the program and an annual income of $18,665.01 for 2021, by our calculations.

With next year's 5.9% raise added in, Iowa's Social Security recipients will get $1,647.19 per month.

24. Nebraska

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,801

In Nebraska, 257,481 retirees collect benefits that in 2021 are averaging $1,558.17 per month and $18,698.06 for the whole year, according to our math.

Nebraska is another of the 13 states that tax the Social Security benefits of at least some retirees, AARP says.

Retired workers in the Cornhusker State stand to receive $1,650.10 per month next year.

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23. South Carolina

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,867

In South Carolina, 828,566 retirees get Social Security benefits, according to government data.

We calculate that they receive an average $1,563.34 a month in 2021, or $18,760.11 for the full year.

With next year's raise of 5.9%, South Carolina Social Security recipients will get $1,655.58 per month.

22. Colorado

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,893

Colorado has 665,194 retirees on Social Security, and their typical benefits in 2021 are $1565.40 per month, or $18,784.75 on an annual basis.

The Centennial State also is one of the 13 states that collect taxes on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

Our math indicates Colorado seniors next year will receive $1,657.75 per month.

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21. Vermont

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $19,975

In Vermont, 109,498 retirees collect Social Security benefits that in 2021 are averaging $1,571.82 per week, or $18,861.86 for the full year, according to our calculations.

Vermont is yet another of the 13 states that collect taxes on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

Retired workers in the Green Mountain State stand to receive $1,664.56 per month next year.

20. Wyoming

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,028

In this sparsely populated state, 85,085 collect Social Security benefits, according to the program's data.

We calculate that they typically receive $1,575.98 monthly in 2021, which will add up to $18,911.78 over the course of the year.

Factoring in a raise next year of 5.9%, Wyoming's Social Security recipients will get $1,668.96 per month.

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19. Illinois

Elderly 80 plus year old man outdoor portrait with the Chicago skyline in the background.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,040

The Social Security Administration says in Illinois, 1.63 million retired workers are collecting benefits.

They're getting an average $1,576.97 per month in 2021, or annual income from the program of $18,923.68, according to our math.

With a 5.9% raise for next year, Illinois seniors will receive $1,670.01 a month.

18. Arizona

Happy, Hugging Senior Couple Posing on the Edge of The Grand Canyon.
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,079

In Arizona — another state that draws large numbers of retirees — 1.04 million retired workers are on Social Security.

We calculate that they're receiving $1,580.00 a month, on average, in 2021, and an annual income of $18,959.98

Retired workers in the Grand Canyon State stand to receive $1,673.22 per month next year.

17. Rhode Island

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,146

In Rhode Island, 160,706 retirees collect benefits that in 2021 average $1,585.27 a month or $19,023.20 for the full year.

The Ocean State is another of the 13 states that tax Social Security benefits, according to AARP.

According to our math, Rhode Island seniors next year will receive $1,678.80 per month.

16. Wisconsin

Senior couple enjoying time together by a lake
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,205

In Wisconsin, 923,461 retired workers take Social Security.

By our calculations, they're receiving an average $1,589.95 a month in 2021, or an annual income from the program of $19,079.45

With next year's 5.9% raise, Wisconsin's Social Security recipients will get $1,683.76 per month.

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15. Utah

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,256

In Utah, 296,554 retirees collect benefits that are averaging $1,593.99 per month and $19,127.87 for all of 2021.

Utah is yet another of the 13 states that levy state taxes on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

According to our math, seniors in the Beehive State next year will receive $1,688.03 per month.

14. Virginia

Back view of man watching sunset from rocky summit of Stony Man on Skyline Drive in Virginia
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,317

The Social Security Administration's data shows 1.11 million Virginia seniors are receiving benefits.

We calculate that they're getting $1,598.74 per month in 2021, and $19,184.88 for the full year.

Adding in a raise next year of 5.9%, Virginia's Social Security recipients will get $1,693.07 per month.

13. New York

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,324

In New York, 2.6 million retirees collect benefits averaging $1,599.32 a month in 2021, or $19,191.78 for the full year.

The first official Social Security number was 055-09-0001 — issued in 1936 to 23-year-old John Sweeney Jr. of New Rochelle, New York.

Our math indicates that seniors in the Empire State next year will receive $1,693.67 per month.

12. Kansas

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,364

In Kansas, 402,018 retirees collect benefits that are averaging $1,602.45 a month in 2021 and $19,229.38 for the year as a whole.

Kansas also is among the 13 states that collect taxes on some Social Security benefits, according to AARP.

According to our calculations, seniors in the Sunflower State next year will receive $1,696.99 per month.

11. Massachusetts

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,369

In Massachusetts, 901,679 retirees are drawing benefits from Social Security.

We calculate that they're collecting an average $1,602.84 per month in 2021, or $19,234.02 for the year.

After next year's 5.9% raise, the Bay State's Social Security recipients will get $1,697.40 per month.

10. Pennsylvania

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,381

In Pennsylvania, 2.01 million retirees collect Social Security benefits, according to the latest government data.

In 2021, they're getting an average $1,603.81 per month from the system and $19,245.76 over the course of the full year.

We calculate that seniors in the Keystone State next year will receive $1,698.44 per month.

9. Indiana

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,432

In Indiana, 946,375 retirees are on Social Security and get an average $1,607.79 per month in 2021 and $19,293.42 for the full year, according to our calculations.

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Adding in next year's Social Security raise of 5.9%, Indiana beneficiaries will get $1,702.64 per month, on average.

8. Minnesota

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,523

In Minnesota, 784,382 seniors collect Social Security benefits that in 2021 average out to $1,614.98 per month and $19,379.70 for the full year.

Minnesota is another of the 13 states that collect state income tax on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

Our math finds that seniors in the North Star State next year will typically receive $1,710.26 per month.

7. Washington

Senior Woman Stopping to Enjoy the Scenery in Eastern Washington State while on a Bike Ride
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,702

Washington has 1.01 million retirees who are on Social Security. It's one of 14 states with over 1 million beneficiaries.

We calculate that Washingtonians receive monthly payments averaging $1,629.04 in 2021, and an annual income of $19,548.48.

Retired workers in the Evergreen State stand to receive $1,725.15 per month next year.

6. Michigan

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,809

In Michigan, 1.54 million retired workers are receiving benefits from Social Security.

They're getting an average $1,637.44 per month from the program this year, and an annual income of $19,649.34, according to our calculations.

After next year's 5.9% raise, the Great Lake State's Social Security recipients will get $1,734.05 per month.

5. Maryland

Senior lady in patio chairs drinking champagne by Chesapeake bay
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $20,911

In Maryland — the state where the Social Security Administration is headquartered (in the Baltimore suburb of Woodlawn) — 742,552 retirees collect benefits that in 2021 average $1,645.49 a month and $19,745.87 for the full year.

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According to our calculations, seniors in the Old Line State next year will receive $1,742.57 per month.

4. New Hampshire

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $21,169

In this New England state, 220,989 collect benefits that in 2021 are averaging $1,665.80 per month and $19,989.57 for the year.

The lowest Social Security number ever issued was given to Grace Owen of Concord, New Hampshire, in 1936. It was: 001-01-0001.

By our math, seniors in the Granite State next year will receive $1,764.08 per month.

3. Delaware

Group of four happy seniors with mugs toasting
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $21,354

In Delaware, 162,952 older people are on Social Security, according to the agency's data.

We calculate that they're getting an average $1,680.35 per month in 2021 and a typical annual benefit of $20,164.22.

Factoring in next year's Social Security raise of 5.9%, Delaware beneficiaries will get $1,779.49 per month.

2. Connecticut

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Average annual benefit in 2022: $21,695

In Connecticut, 512,703 retirees are taking Social Security. We calculate that they're receiving an average $1,707.20 per month and $20,486.36 for the full year.

Connecticut is the last of the 13 states that collect taxes on Social Security benefits, AARP says.

Retired workers in the Nutmeg State stand to receive an average $1,807.92 per month next year.

1. New Jersey

Front view of happy diverse senior woman exercising with resistance band in fitness studio
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Average annual benefit in 2022: $21,748

The Garden State is where 1.21 million older people receive the largest average Social Security payments: $1,711.39 per month in 2021, or $20,536.65 for the full year, by our calculations.

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After the 2022 raise of 5.9%, New Jersey Social Security recipients typically will receive $1,812.36 per month.

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