Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2000

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Workers

Table 15. Percentage distribution by age and sex, 1960-2000
Year a Total
number
Average
age
Percentage
Under 30 30-34 35-39 b 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-61 62-64 65-67 c
Men
1960 168,466 54.5 0.8 b 7.0 6.5 10.5 16.7 20.0 11.8 21.3 5.4
1965 186,808 53.0 1.8 b 8.2 7.9 11.1 17.1 25.7 14.0 13.0 1.0
1970 258,072 52.1 6.7 b 7.6 6.5 10.1 14.7 23.5 12.3 16.1 2.6
1975 408,531 51.5 7.7 b 8.6 6.2 9.5 15.7 23.1 12.1 14.6 2.5
1980 275,185 51.2 8.3 b 9.7 6.0 8.4 14.7 24.6 12.3 14.2 1.8
1981 244,984 50.8 8.6 b 10.2 6.2 8.4 14.5 24.3 13.0 13.1 1.7
1982 207,453 50.9 8.4 b 10.4 6.3 8.4 14.1 24.6 12.9 13.6 1.2
1983 217,422 50.2 9.5 b 11.7 6.6 8.4 13.6 23.4 12.2 13.3 1.3
1984 247,833 50.0 9.2 b 12.8 7.1 8.7 13.4 22.6 12.2 12.7 1.3
1985 274,400 50.1 8.7 b 13.3 7.0 9.9 14.6 23.1 12.4 10.6 0.3
1986 273,700 48.7 10.7 b 15.3 8.1 9.4 14.3 21.3 11.1 9.5 0.3
1987 265,900 49.0 9.4 b 16.0 8.6 9.3 13.9 20.8 10.9 11.0 0.2
1988 265,700 49.2 8.4 b 16.0 9.7 9.0 14.6 21.3 10.5 10.2 0.2
1989 268,600 49.0 8.7 b 16.0 9.5 10.2 14.2 20.6 9.7 10.8 0.3
1990 293,300 48.1 10.9 b 16.9 9.4 9.5 13.5 20.5 10.3 8.8 0.1
1991 322,700 47.9 9.5 b 17.7 10.6 11.0 14.1 18.4 9.4 9.1 0.2
1992 395,600 47.8 9.5 b 18.5 10.8 11.0 13.0 18.6 9.8 8.7 0.2
1993 391,800 47.7 9.2 b 18.9 10.1 11.7 14.7 18.8 8.6 7.8 0.2
1994 379,300 48.4 6.8 b 18.4 10.8 12.7 15.4 19.3 9.0 7.6 0.1
1995 368,400 48.9 7.2 b 16.3 10.7 11.5 15.7 20.4 8.9 9.1 0.2
1996 347,100 48.3 6.9 7.2 9.0 10.8 13.2 16.2 19.9 9.3 7.5 0.1
1997 311,100 48.8 6.3 5.6 8.9 10.8 13.5 16.1 21.6 8.8 8.2 0.1
1998 331,400 48.8 6.3 6.2 8.1 11.1 12.4 18.3 21.6 8.1 7.8 0.2
1999 338,900 49.1 6.2 5.2 7.6 11.4 12.4 18.2 21.7 8.8 8.0 0.3
2000 328,700 49.1 6.8 4.6 8.3 10.7 12.7 17.6 21.1 9.1 8.9 0.2
Women
1960 39,339 52.5 0.7 b 8.1 8.0 13.3 21.9 24.6 12.4 10.1 0.8
1965 66,691 53.2 1.1 b 6.5 7.4 11.7 19.3 28.3 14.1 10.9 0.6
1970 92,312 52.8 4.2 b 6.3 6.1 11.0 17.5 27.2 13.0 12.9 1.7
1975 183,518 52.1 6.1 b 7.3 6.1 10.1 17.7 25.5 12.2 12.9 2.1
1980 121,374 51.1 7.4 b 9.7 6.4 9.3 16.3 25.5 11.7 12.2 1.5
1981 106,863 50.8 7.8 b 10.2 6.5 9.5 16.4 25.1 12.0 11.1 1.4
1982 89,678 50.5 8.0 b 10.9 6.8 9.5 15.6 24.9 11.7 11.4 1.1
1983 94,127 49.8 9.0 b 12.2 7.4 9.5 14.8 23.5 10.9 11.6 1.1
1984 114,165 49.7 8.3 b 13.2 7.9 9.7 14.9 22.8 10.9 11.7 1.2
1985 134,500 49.7 8.6 b 12.9 8.0 10.6 15.8 23.3 10.1 10.5 0.1
1986 135,700 48.8 9.0 b 15.5 10.4 10.5 14.8 21.3 9.6 8.6 0.2
1987 143,700 49.5 7.5 b 15.2 8.1 11.2 15.8 23.4 9.6 8.8 0.3
1988 147,000 49.3 8.5 b 14.0 8.8 10.9 16.1 23.5 10.5 7.4 0.3
1989 146,900 49.1 7.8 b 14.8 10.4 11.9 13.8 21.2 10.8 8.9 0.3
1990 168,500 48.4 8.5 b 16.3 9.8 13.1 14.2 22.3 8.9 6.5 0.4
1991 190,400 48.4 8.5 b 16.8 10.1 12.2 16.2 19.5 8.9 7.4 0.4
1992 241,300 47.7 8.6 b 17.7 12.0 12.4 15.6 17.6 8.4 7.5 0.2
1993 237,900 48.1 7.5 b 17.5 11.2 13.1 16.5 19.7 6.8 7.4 0.2
1994 234,000 48.2 7.4 b 16.9 11.1 12.9 17.0 20.8 7.3 6.4 0.2
1995 263,200 48.5 6.4 b 16.7 11.4 13.8 17.2 20.5 7.6 6.3 0.1
1996 256,900 48.7 5.3 6.2 8.9 11.3 14.0 19.0 21.2 8.3 5.8 0.1
1997 250,200 47.9 6.2 6.0 10.3 12.2 14.1 19.0 19.0 6.8 6.2 0.2
1998 271,900 48.5 5.4 5.9 9.0 12.2 14.5 19.1 20.4 7.6 5.7 0.2
1999 266,900 48.7 5.7 5.9 8.7 12.5 15.4 18.1 20.6 6.6 6.2 0.3
2000 282,000 48.7 5.8 5.2 8.6 12.3 13.5 18.7 21.6 8.1 6.1 0.2
SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C2.
NOTE: Age in year of award for 1960-1984. Age in month of award for 1985-2000.
a. Beginning 1985, data based on a 1 percent sample.
b. Age 30-39 grouped together in the 35-39 column before 1996.
c. Includes awards processed after attainment of full retirement age.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 16. Average age of men and women in current payment status and those with new awards, 1960-2000
Year Current payment status New awards
Men Women Men Women
1960 57.3 56.7 54.5 52.5
1965 54.4 55.2 53.0 53.2
1970 53.9 55.0 52.1 52.8
1975 53.5 54.4 51.5 52.1
1980 52.9 53.7 51.2 51.1
1985 51.9 52.6 50.1 49.7
1990 50.4 50.8 48.1 48.4
1991 50.1 50.5 47.9 48.4
1992 49.9 50.1 47.8 47.7
1993 49.6 49.9 47.7 48.1
1994 49.6 49.9 48.4 48.2
1995 49.7 49.9 48.9 48.5
1996 49.9 50.0 48.3 48.7
1997 50.2 50.2 48.8 47.9
1998 50.5 50.5 48.8 48.5
1999 50.6 50.5 49.1 48.7
2000 50.7 50.7 49.1 48.7
SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Tables 5.D4 and 6.C2. Beginning in 1996, awards data based on Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Beginning in 1985, current payment data based on a 10 percent sample and new awards data based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Linda Martin (410) 965-2535 for further information.
Table 17. Average primary insurance amount and monthly benefit, by sex, 1960-2000 (in dollars)
Year a Average primary insurance amount Average monthly benefit
Total Men Women Total Men Women
1960 n.a. n.a. n.a. 91.20 94.00 78.90
1965 (Jan.-Aug.) n.a. n.a. n.a. 93.30 97.90 80.30
1965 (Sept.-Dec.) n.a. n.a. n.a. 101.30 106.50 86.80
1970 n.a. n.a. n.a. 139.80 148.40 115.70
1975 n.a. n.a. n.a. 241.20 263.80 190.90
1980 n.a. n.a. n.a. 406.30 449.40 308.50
1985 n.a. n.a. n.a. 475.60 530.40 363.70
1986 n.a. n.a. n.a. 473.80 531.50 357.40
1987 n.a. n.a. n.a. 506.00 573.20 381.60
1988 n.a. n.a. n.a. 297.40 321.20 263.50
1989 n.a. n.a. n.a. 562.10 634.40 429.90
1990 n.a. n.a. n.a. 594.20 667.90 465.80
1991 n.a. n.a. n.a. 605.50 685.20 470.60
1992 n.a. n.a. n.a. 621.90 699.80 494.20
1993 n.a. n.a. n.a. 639.80 720.10 507.70
1994 n.a. n.a. n.a. 672.80 757.70 535.00
1995 n.a. n.a. n.a. 687.70 786.90 549.00
1996 734.00 836.40 595.70 709.10 807.90 575.60
1997 752.00 855.40 623.50 728.10 824.00 608.80
1998 771.30 879.50 639.50 746.30 846.80 623.80
1999 813.20 922.30 674.70 787.80 890.70 657.10
2000 856.80 975.30 718.70 833.70 947.70 700.90
SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.A4.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
n.a. = not available.
a. Beginning 1985, data based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 18. By diagnostic group, 1960-2000
Year a,b Total number Total with diagnosis Infectious and parasitic diseases c Neoplasms Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs Mental disorders d Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs Diseases of the circulatory system Diseases of the respiratory system Diseases of the digestive system Diseases of the genito-
urinary system
Diseases of the skin and subcuta-
neous tissue
Diseases of the musculo-
skeletal system and connective tissue
Congenital anomalies Injuries Other
All mental disorders Mental retardation Other mental disorders
1960 207,805 179,419 10,903 17,739 5,406 442 17,287 n.a. n.a. 32,105 55,855 16,489 3,575 1,077 463 17,124 865 n.a. 89
1961 279,758 241,060 15,153 23,103 7,070 566 26,864 n.a. n.a. 44,709 71,860 20,030 4,300 1,608 794 23,241 1,637 n.a. 125
1962 286,434 286,434 15,271 27,632 9,383 739 37,315 n.a. n.a. 45,261 82,015 23,408 5,922 2,040 1,177 33,751 2,026 n.a. 494
1963 224,229 224,229 10,859 25,042 7,563 597 24,526 n.a. n.a. 32,712 66,468 19,107 4,437 1,725 719 21,744 1,646 6,496 588
1967 310,947 310,947 10,945 33,358 10,743 n.a. 35,344 n.a. n.a. 38,278 81,507 24,646 7,627 n.a. n.a. 41,090 n.a. 19,815 7,594
1968 330,783 330,783 10,360 36,560 11,359 n.a. 41,894 n.a. n.a. 41,758 80,906 22,635 7,806 2,926 n.a. 43,677 2,670 25,319 2,913
1969 344,741 344,741 9,828 35,740 12,169 n.a. 43,225 n.a. n.a. 21,967 105,760 23,265 8,719 2,717 n.a. 47,357 3,004 28,473 2,517
1970 350,384 350,384 8,760 36,095 13,141 n.a. 38,406 n.a. n.a. 22,575 108,906 24,254 9,051 2,912 n.a. 52,086 3,597 28,231 2,370
1971 415,897 415,897 8,524 39,629 15,823 1,043 42,687 n.a. n.a. 26,442 131,854 30,103 11,629 3,501 1,667 66,558 4,365 31,810 262
1972 455,438 455,398 8,627 43,667 17,352 1,155 45,253 n.a. n.a. 28,216 146,684 33,038 13,369 4,304 1,756 75,923 4,033 31,728 293
1973 491,776 491,776 7,957 50,644 18,131 1,347 47,014 n.a. n.a. 31,139 158,202 34,656 14,614 4,810 1,854 85,431 5,276 30,418 283
1975 592,049 592,049 7,579 59,852 23,176 1,491 67,213 n.a. n.a. 39,960 177,311 39,485 17,474 5,719 2,306 110,637 6,576 32,341 929
1976 551,460 551,460 6,049 57,656 20,966 2,039 63,667 n.a. n.a. 36,156 165,182 35,210 15,194 4,907 2,532 105,907 5,817 29,848 330
1977 568,874 568,874 5,807 59,833 21,725 1,516 70,825 n.a. n.a. 36,751 167,801 35,002 15,342 5,271 1,766 107,840 6,681 31,942 772
1978 464,415 464,415 4,512 54,878 16,855 1,236 54,329 n.a. n.a. 29,314 134,634 28,005 12,407 4,719 2,017 86,921 5,850 27,490 1,248
1981 351,847 345,243 2,596 56,410 14,768 942 36,318 n.a. n.a. 28,516 85,994 21,520 7,363 6,230 1,345 58,639 3,118 20,868 616
1982 298,531 298,531 2,312 50,999 13,187 808 31,531 n.a. n.a. 26,886 74,242 19,766 6,067 3,165 998 48,985 2,432 16,617 536
1983 311,490 311,488 6,730 52,379 14,904 958 50,633 n.a. n.a. 26,203 68,352 17,978 5,272 6,489 848 41,782 2,827 15,646 487
1984 357,140 335,221 3,185 59,104 14,418 904 64,078 n.a. n.a. 28,201 70,891 18,891 5,895 3,441 983 45,826 2,439 16,189 776
1985 377,371 345,619 2,985 55,120 16,976 890 68,610 n.a. n.a. 28,733 72,764 20,213 5,626 3,348 1,110 49,214 2,480 16,558 992
1986 416,865 399,922 2,736 53,176 21,260 1,186 123,983 n.a. n.a. 30,328 73,226 23,449 6,262 3,099 1,075 54,560 1,953 3,629 n.a.
1987 415,848 397,096 4,676 55,339 21,114 1,205 81,241 n.a. n.a. 35,206 76,758 22,978 6,122 5,801 1,173 63,807 787 20,889 n.a.
1988 409,490 409,490 2,802 53,944 14,513 1,419 85,756 n.a. n.a. 34,443 72,224 23,073 6,388 7,131 785 68,623 550 21,022 16,817
1989 425,582 425,582 3,773 60,352 14,279 1,524 88,500 n.a. n.a. 34,756 70,235 21,400 6,803 9,010 828 71,419 534 21,531 20,638
1990 467,977 467,977 22,023 65,939 16,255 1,734 105,173 n.a. n.a. 37,737 73,585 22,158 7,431 10,294 866 74,501 511 22,315 7,455
1991 536,434 536,434 28,245 69,244 19,931 1,904 126,184 n.a. n.a. 41,551 78,339 23,798 8,648 10,874 1,021 92,469 575 24,129 9,522
1992 636,637 636,637 39,253 77,175 29,904 2,277 164,093 n.a. n.a. 46,952 89,818 27,264 9,872 12,763 1,070 96,895 619 25,042 13,640
1993 635,238 635,238 37,450 80,266 30,862 2,075 166,045 n.a. n.a. 45,742 88,623 27,494 10,026 13,390 1,118 94,255 543 23,206 14,143
1994 631,870 631,870 36,087 89,231 31,532 2,066 156,703 n.a. n.a. 47,820 86,645 30,958 10,520 15,531 1,116 84,705 602 22,560 15,794
1995 645,645 643,149 27,993 64,401 33,370 2,006 147,900 16,681 131,219 46,477 83,065 28,831 11,167 11,956 1,643 141,306 722 27,566 14,746
1996 624,254 621,664 23,324 63,321 33,832 1,836 132,022 14,062 117,960 45,960 81,209 27,983 11,530 12,206 1,588 142,776 777 27,616 18,274
1997 587,700 586,023 15,327 62,279 33,807 1,815 122,901 12,888 110,013 45,496 76,531 26,483 11,310 12,151 1,473 135,430 654 25,930 14,436
1998 608,382 606,882 12,680 63,973 36,373 1,801 131,502 14,506 116,996 47,517 76,698 27,148 12,413 13,118 1,466 141,847 676 25,926 13,744
1999 620,559 619,118 11,743 65,681 36,975 1,911 138,980 16,608 122,372 49,869 74,755 26,981 13,389 13,842 1,416 146,754 645 25,925 10,252
2000 610,700 609,400 10,700 63,600 17,100 1,500 143,200 17,600 125,600 50,100 75,400 26,200 12,700 14,900 1,700 153,600 700 28,700 9,300
SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA.
n.a. = not available.
a. As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level.
b. Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent sample.
c. AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
d. Mental Retardation not identified separately before 1995.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 19. Number and percentage distribution, aged 50 or older, by diagnostic group, 1975-2000
Year a Total awards Infectious and parasitic diseases b Neoplasms Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs Mental disorders c Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs Diseases of the circulatory system Diseases of the respiratory system Diseases of the digestive system Diseases of the genito-
urinary system
Diseases of the skin and subcuta-
neous tissue
Diseases of the musculo-
skeletal system and connective tissue
Congenital anomalies Injuries Other
All mental disorders Mental retardation Other mental disorders
Number
1975 408,556 4,222 44,264 16,665 743 25,094 n.a. n.a. 22,634 147,018 34,026 11,618 3,185 1,352 80,002 2,864 14,396 473
1981 222,162 1,387 41,393 9,580 426 11,685 n.a. n.a. 14,038 70,716 18,331 4,363 2,916 658 37,563 1,173 7,541 385
1982 189,252 1,216 36,418 8,448 392 9,877 n.a. n.a. 13,004 59,933 17,009 3,306 1,425 460 31,096 853 5,529 287
1983 190,884 2,971 37,552 9,274 501 15,302 n.a. n.a. 12,747 54,763 15,544 2,980 3,949 362 27,624 1,398 5,610 306
1984 216,348 1,657 42,931 8,668 367 20,398 n.a. n.a. 14,160 57,383 16,428 3,591 1,730 508 31,531 1,064 6,654 506
1985 219,219 1,475 38,263 9,442 418 19,297 n.a. n.a. 14,009 59,114 17,442 2,870 1,557 625 34,154 1,042 6,201 n.a
1986 228,510 1,202 36,858 10,444 498 34,162 n.a. n.a. 14,033 59,280 20,406 3,242 1,415 538 37,412 751 1,747 n.a
1987 231,367 1,414 37,744 8,709 466 22,271 n.a. n.a. 16,149 60,240 19,443 3,358 2,796 514 43,288 289 7,825 n.a
1988 226,473 1,419 37,085 8,665 552 22,474 n.a. n.a. 16,079 56,689 19,302 3,230 2,874 328 45,338 224 8,432 3,782
1989 235,874 1,276 41,054 8,191 578 24,407 n.a. n.a. 15,860 56,011 17,936 3,492 3,646 424 48,791 223 8,770 5,216
1990 252,596 2,733 44,342 9,065 640 27,272 n.a. n.a. 17,110 58,428 18,620 3,738 4,123 438 52,433 194 9,386 4,074
1991 280,986 3,407 46,082 10,982 686 31,839 n.a. n.a. 18,756 61,780 19,725 4,245 4,437 497 63,025 191 10,237 5,097
1992 323,462 4,487 50,690 14,555 799 38,484 n.a. n.a. 20,832 71,043 22,665 4,690 5,168 497 70,548 215 11,351 7,438
1993 322,619 4,378 52,425 15,312 733 39,459 n.a. n.a. 20,841 69,583 22,830 4,698 5,578 525 67,335 193 10,516 8,213
1994 338,833 4,877 58,440 16,425 788 39,891 n.a. n.a. 22,470 69,696 26,029 4,983 6,691 544 66,787 218 10,997 10,047
1995 337,021 4,257 42,034 18,407 756 39,384 2,950 36,434 21,663 65,575 23,126 5,131 5,251 744 89,642 250 12,241 8,560
1996 330,177 3,691 41,381 18,819 718 36,933 2,401 34,532 21,548 63,601 22,236 5,222 5,334 643 88,768 264 11,942 9,077
1997 322,681 2,966 41,034 19,140 762 37,415 2,209 35,206 22,017 60,198 21,197 5,281 5,427 647 86,689 219 11,529 7,871
1998 335,100 2,863 41,880 20,605 729 41,430 2,626 38,804 23,200 60,091 21,631 5,730 6,052 615 91,421 214 11,605 6,744
1999 360,879 3,076 43,721 21,549 880 52,338 7,267 45,071 26,483 59,690 22,198 6,367 6,670 633 97,452 275 12,526 5,869
2000 340,300 3,800 42,500 11,100 400 44,900 3,200 41,700 25,100 59,500 20,800 5,800 6,400 900 101,700 300 12,500 4,600
Percent
1975 100.0 1.0 10.8 4.1 0.2 6.1 n.a. n.a. 5.5 36.0 8.3 2.8 0.8 0.3 19.6 0.7 3.5 0.1
1981 100.0 0.6 18.6 4.3 0.2 5.3 n.a. n.a. 6.3 31.8 8.3 2.0 1.3 0.3 16.9 0.5 3.4 0.2
1982 100.0 0.6 19.2 4.5 0.2 5.2 n.a. n.a. 6.9 31.7 9.0 1.7 0.8 0.2 16.4 0.5 2.9 0.2
1983 100.0 1.6 19.7 4.9 0.3 8.0 n.a. n.a. 6.7 28.7 8.1 1.6 2.1 0.2 14.5 0.7 2.9 0.2
1984 100.0 0.8 19.8 4.0 0.2 9.4 n.a. n.a. 6.5 26.5 7.6 1.7 0.8 0.2 14.6 0.5 3.1 0.2
1985 100.0 0.7 17.5 4.3 0.2 8.8 n.a. n.a. 6.4 27.0 8.0 1.3 0.7 0.3 15.6 0.5 2.8 n.a.
1986 100.0 0.5 16.1 4.6 0.2 14.9 n.a. n.a. 6.1 25.9 8.9 1.4 0.6 0.2 16.4 0.3 0.8 n.a.
1987 100.0 0.6 16.3 3.8 0.2 9.6 n.a. n.a. 7.0 26.0 8.4 1.5 1.2 0.2 18.7 0.1 3.4 n.a.
1988 100.0 0.6 16.4 3.8 0.2 9.9 n.a. n.a. 7.1 25.0 8.5 1.4 1.3 0.1 20.0 0.1 3.7 1.7
1989 100.0 0.5 17.4 3.5 0.2 10.3 n.a. n.a. 6.7 23.7 7.6 1.5 1.5 0.2 20.7 0.1 3.7 2.2
1990 100.0 1.1 17.6 3.6 0.3 10.8 n.a. n.a. 6.8 23.1 7.4 1.5 1.6 0.2 20.8 0.1 3.7 1.6
1991 100.0 1.2 16.4 3.9 0.2 11.3 n.a. n.a. 6.7 22.0 7.0 1.5 1.6 0.2 22.4 0.1 3.6 1.8
1992 100.0 1.4 15.7 4.5 0.2 11.9 n.a. n.a. 6.4 22.0 7.0 1.4 1.6 0.2 21.8 0.1 3.5 2.3
1993 100.0 1.4 16.2 4.7 0.2 12.2 n.a. n.a. 6.5 21.6 7.1 1.5 1.7 0.2 20.9 0.1 3.3 2.5
1994 100.0 1.4 17.2 4.8 0.2 11.8 n.a. n.a. 6.6 20.6 7.7 1.5 2.0 0.2 19.7 0.1 3.2 3.0
1995 100.0 1.3 12.5 5.5 0.2 11.7 0.9 10.8 6.4 19.5 6.9 1.5 1.6 0.2 26.6 0.1 3.6 2.5
1996 100.0 1.1 12.5 5.7 0.2 11.2 0.7 10.5 6.5 19.3 6.7 1.6 1.6 0.2 26.9 0.1 3.6 2.7
1997 100.0 0.9 12.7 5.9 0.2 11.6 0.7 10.9 6.8 18.7 6.6 1.6 1.7 0.2 26.9 0.1 3.6 2.4
1998 100.0 0.9 12.5 6.1 0.2 12.4 0.8 11.6 6.9 17.9 6.5 1.7 1.8 0.2 27.3 0.1 3.5 2.0
1999 100.0 0.9 12.1 6.0 0.2 14.5 2.0 12.5 7.3 16.5 6.2 1.8 1.8 0.2 27.0 0.1 3.5 1.6
2000 100.0 1.1 12.5 3.3 0.1 13.2 0.9 12.3 7.4 17.5 6.1 1.7 1.9 0.3 29.9 0.1 3.7 1.4
SOURCES: Annual Awards and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA. n.a. = not available.
a. As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level. Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent sample.
b. AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
c. Mental Retardation grouped with Mental Disorders before 1995.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 20. Number and percentage distribution, under age 50, by diagnostic group, 1975-2000
Year a Total awards Infectious and parasitic diseases b Neoplasms Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases Diseases of blood and blood-forming organs Mental disorders c Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs Diseases of the circulatory system Diseases of the respiratory system Diseases of the digestive system Diseases of the genito-
urinary system
Diseases of the skin and subcuta-
neous tissue
Diseases of the musculo-
skeletal system and connective tissue
Congenital anomalies Injuries Other
All mental disorders Mental retardation Other mental disorders
Number
1975 183,493 3,357 15,588 6,511 748 42,119 n.a. n.a. 17,326 30,293 5,459 5,856 2,534 954 30,635 3,712 17,945 456
1981 123,090 1,209 15,017 5,188 516 24,633 n.a. n.a. 14,478 15,278 3,189 3,000 3,314 687 21,076 1,945 13,327 231
1982 109,279 1,096 14,581 4,739 416 21,654 n.a. n.a. 13,882 14,309 2,757 2,761 1,740 538 17,889 1,579 11,088 250
1983 120,606 3,759 14,827 5,630 457 35,331 n.a. n.a. 13,456 13,589 2,434 2,292 2,540 486 14,158 1,429 10,036 181
1984 140,792 1,528 16,173 5,750 537 43,680 n.a. n.a. 14,041 13,508 2,463 2,304 1,711 475 14,295 1,375 9,535 270
1985 158,152 1,510 16,857 7,534 472 49,313 n.a. n.a. 14,724 13,650 2,771 2,756 1,791 485 15,060 1,438 10,357 n.a.
1986 188,355 1,534 16,318 10,816 688 89,821 n.a. n.a. 16,295 13,946 3,043 3,020 1,684 537 17,148 1,202 1,882 n.a.
1987 184,481 3,262 17,595 12,405 739 58,970 n.a. n.a. 19,057 16,518 3,535 2,764 3,005 659 20,519 498 13,064 n.a.
1988 183,017 1,383 16,859 5,848 867 63,282 n.a. n.a. 18,364 15,535 3,771 3,158 4,257 457 23,285 326 12,590 13,035
1989 189,708 2,497 19,298 6,088 946 64,093 n.a. n.a. 18,896 14,224 3,464 3,311 5,364 404 22,628 311 12,761 15,424
1990 215,381 19,290 21,597 7,190 1,094 77,901 n.a. n.a. 20,627 15,157 3,538 3,693 6,171 428 22,068 317 12,929 3,381
1991 255,448 24,838 23,162 8,949 1,218 94,345 n.a. n.a. 22,795 16,559 4,073 4,403 6,437 524 29,444 384 13,892 4,425
1992 313,175 34,766 26,485 15,349 1,478 125,609 n.a. n.a. 26,120 18,775 4,599 5,182 7,595 573 26,347 404 13,691 6,202
1993 312,619 33,072 27,841 15,550 1,342 126,586 n.a. n.a. 24,901 19,040 4,664 5,328 7,812 593 26,920 350 12,690 5,930
1994 292,987 31,210 30,791 15,107 1,278 116,812 n.a. n.a. 25,350 16,949 4,929 5,537 8,840 572 17,918 384 11,563 5,747
1995 308,624 23,736 22,367 14,963 1,250 108,516 13,731 94,785 24,814 17,490 5,705 6,036 6,705 899 51,664 472 15,325 6,859
1996 294,077 19,633 21,940 15,013 1,118 95,089 11,661 83,428 24,412 17,608 5,747 6,308 6,872 945 54,008 513 15,674 9,197
1997 265,019 12,361 21,245 14,667 1,053 85,486 10,679 74,807 23,479 16,333 5,286 6,029 6,724 826 48,741 435 14,401 6,565
1998 273,282 9,817 22,093 15,768 1,072 90,072 11,880 78,192 24,297 16,607 5,517 6,683 7,066 851 50,426 462 14,321 7,000
1999 259,680 8,667 21,960 15,426 1,031 86,642 9,341 77,301 23,386 15,065 4,783 7,022 7,172 783 49,302 370 13,399 4,383
2000 269,100 6,900 21,100 6,000 1,100 98,300 14,400 83,900 25,000 15,900 5,400 6,900 8,500 800 51,900 400 16,200 4,700
Percent
1975 100.0 1.8 8.5 3.5 0.4 23.0 n.a. n.a. 9.4 16.5 3.0 3.2 1.4 0.5 16.7 2.0 9.8 0.2
1981 100.0 1.0 12.2 4.2 0.4 20.0 n.a. n.a. 11.8 12.4 2.6 2.4 2.7 0.6 17.1 1.6 10.8 0.2
1982 100.0 1.0 13.3 4.3 0.4 19.8 n.a. n.a. 12.7 13.1 2.5 2.5 1.6 0.5 16.4 1.4 10.1 0.2
1983 100.0 3.1 12.3 4.7 0.4 29.3 n.a. n.a. 11.2 11.3 2.0 1.9 2.1 0.4 11.7 1.2 8.3 0.2
1984 100.0 1.1 11.5 4.1 0.4 31.0 n.a. n.a. 10.0 9.6 1.7 1.6 1.2 0.3 10.2 1.0 6.8 0.2
1985 100.0 1.0 10.7 4.8 0.3 31.2 n.a. n.a. 9.3 8.6 1.8 1.7 1.1 0.3 9.5 0.9 6.5 n.a.
1986 100.0 0.8 8.7 5.7 0.4 47.7 n.a. n.a. 8.7 7.4 1.6 1.6 0.9 0.3 9.1 0.6 1.0 n.a.
1987 100.0 1.8 9.5 6.7 0.4 32.0 n.a. n.a. 10.3 9.0 1.9 1.5 1.6 0.4 11.1 0.3 7.1 n.a.
1988 100.0 0.8 9.2 3.2 0.5 34.6 n.a. n.a. 10.0 8.5 2.1 1.7 2.3 0.2 12.7 0.2 6.9 7.1
1989 100.0 1.3 10.2 3.2 0.5 33.8 n.a. n.a. 10.0 7.5 1.8 1.7 2.8 0.2 11.9 0.2 6.7 8.1
1990 100.0 9.0 10.0 3.3 0.5 36.2 n.a. n.a. 9.6 7.0 1.6 1.7 2.9 0.2 10.2 0.1 6.0 1.6
1991 100.0 9.7 9.1 3.5 0.5 36.9 n.a. n.a. 8.9 6.5 1.6 1.7 2.5 0.2 11.5 0.2 5.4 1.7
1992 100.0 11.1 8.5 4.9 0.5 40.1 n.a. n.a. 8.3 6.0 1.5 1.7 2.4 0.2 8.4 0.1 4.4 2.0
1993 100.0 10.6 8.9 5.0 0.4 40.5 n.a. n.a. 8.0 6.1 1.5 1.7 2.5 0.2 8.6 0.1 4.1 1.9
1994 100.0 10.7 10.5 5.2 0.4 39.9 n.a. n.a. 8.7 5.8 1.7 1.9 3.0 0.2 6.1 0.1 3.9 2.0
1995 100.0 7.7 7.2 4.8 0.4 35.2 4.4 30.7 8.0 5.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 0.3 16.7 0.2 5.0 2.2
1996 100.0 6.7 7.5 5.1 0.4 32.3 4.0 28.4 8.3 6.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 0.3 18.4 0.2 5.3 3.1
1997 100.0 4.7 8.0 5.5 0.4 32.3 4.0 28.2 8.9 6.2 2.0 2.3 2.5 0.3 18.4 0.2 5.4 2.5
1998 100.0 3.6 8.1 5.8 0.4 33.0 4.3 28.6 8.9 6.1 2.0 2.4 2.6 0.3 18.5 0.2 5.2 2.6
1999 100.0 3.3 8.5 5.9 0.4 33.4 3.6 29.8 9.0 5.8 1.8 2.7 2.8 0.3 19.0 0.1 5.2 1.7
2000 100.0 2.6 7.8 2.2 0.4 36.5 5.4 31.2 9.3 5.9 2.0 2.6 3.2 0.3 19.3 0.1 6.0 1.7
SOURCES: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file; Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 6.C3.
NOTES: Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA. n.a. = not available.
a. As of 1995, diagnostic data for awards are no longer based solely on cases allowed at the initial disability determination level. Beginning 2000, data based on a 1 percent sample.
b. AIDS and HIV records are counted in the Infectious and Parasitic Diseases group. Before 1990, they were included in Other.
c. Mental Retardation grouped with Mental Disorders before 1995.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 21. By diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2000
Diagnostic group All disabled workers Men Women
Total Under 35 35-49 50 or older Total Under 35 35-49 50 or older Total Under 35 35-49 50 or older
Number
Total workers 610,700 68,600 201,200 340,900 328,700 37,600 104,300 186,800 282,000 31,000 96,900 154,100
Total with diagnosis 609,400 68,400 200,700 340,300 327,700 37,400 104,000 186,300 281,700 31,000 96,700 154,000
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,700 1,800 5,100 3,800 7,400 1,100 4,200 2,100 3,300 700 900 1,700
Neoplasms 63,600 4,000 17,100 42,500 34,200 1,800 8,100 24,300 29,400 2,200 9,000 18,200
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 17,100 600 5,400 11,100 9,300 a 2,900 6,200 7,800 a 2,500 4,900
Disease of the blood and blood-forming organs 1,500 700 a a 500 a a a 1,000 500 a a
Mental disorders
Mental retardation 17,600 8,700 5,700 3,200 11,400 5,200 4,200 2,000 6,200 3,500 1,500 1,200
Other mental disorders 125,600 26,700 57,200 41,700 59,300 14,400 25,100 19,800 66,300 12,300 32,100 21,900
Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs 50,100 6,800 18,200 25,100 27,300 3,900 9,500 13,900 22,800 2,900 8,700 11,200
Diseases of the circulatory system 75,400 1,600 14,300 59,500 50,400 700 9,900 39,800 25,000 900 4,400 19,700
Diseases of the respiratory system 26,200 600 4,800 20,800 12,700 a 2,300 10,300 13,500 500 2,500 10,500
Diseases of the digestive system 12,700 1,000 5,900 5,800 6,900 a 3,300 3,400 5,800 800 2,600 2,400
Diseases of the genitourinary system 14,900 2,300 6,200 6,400 9,100 1,300 3,600 4,200 5,800 1,000 2,600 2,200
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,700 a 500 900 700 a a a 1,000 a a 500
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 153,600 7,500 44,400 101,700 73,800 3,400 20,800 49,600 79,800 4,100 23,600 52,100
Congenital anomalies 700 a a a 700 a a a a a a a
Injuries 28,700 4,800 11,400 12,500 19,400 4,100 7,500 7,800 9,300 700 3,900 4,700
Other 9,300 600 4,100 4,600 4,600 a 2,300 2,000 4,700 300 1,800 2,600
Percentage of total with diagnosis
Total with diagnosis 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases 1.8 2.6 2.5 1.1 2.3 2.9 4.0 1.1 1.2 2.3 0.9 1.1
Neoplasms 10.4 5.9 8.5 12.5 10.4 4.8 7.8 13.0 10.4 7.1 9.3 11.8
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 2.8 0.9 2.7 3.3 2.8 a 2.8 3.3 2.8 a 2.6 3.2
Disease of the blood and blood-forming organs 0.3 1.0 a a 0.2 a a a 0.4 1.6 a a
Mental disorders
Mental retardation 2.9 12.7 2.8 0.9 3.5 13.9 4.0 1.1 2.2 11.3 1.6 0.8
Other mental disorders 20.6 39.0 28.5 12.3 18.1 38.5 24.1 10.6 23.5 39.7 33.2 14.2
Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs 8.2 9.9 9.1 7.4 8.3 10.4 9.1 7.5 8.1 9.4 9.0 7.3
Diseases of the circulatory system 12.4 2.3 7.1 17.5 15.4 1.9 9.5 21.4 8.9 2.9 4.6 12.8
Diseases of the respiratory system 4.3 0.9 2.4 6.1 3.9 a 2.2 5.5 4.8 1.6 2.6 6.8
Diseases of the digestive system 2.1 1.5 2.9 1.7 2.1 a 3.2 1.8 2.1 2.6 2.7 1.6
Diseases of the genitourinary system 2.5 3.4 3.1 1.9 2.8 3.5 3.5 2.3 2.1 3.2 2.7 1.4
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.3 a 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 a a 0.4 a a 0.3
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 25.2 11.0 22.1 29.9 22.5 9.1 20.0 26.6 28.3 13.2 24.4 33.8
Congenital anomalies 0.1 a a a 0.2 a a a a a a a
Injuries 4.7 7.0 5.7 3.7 5.9 11.0 7.2 4.2 3.3 2.3 4.0 3.1
Other 1.5 0.9 2.0 1.4 1.4 a 2.2 1.1 1.7 1.0 1.9 1.7
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTE: Based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 955-5522 for further information.
Table 22. By monthly benefit and sex, 2000
Monthly benefit (dollars) Total Men Women
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All benefit amounts 610,700 100.0 328,700 100.0 282,000 100.0
Less than 100.00 5,800 1.0 2,500 0.8 3,300 1.2
100.00-199.90 10,100 1.7 4,000 1.2 6,100 2.2
200.00-299.90 20,500 3.4 6,800 2.1 13,700 4.9
300.00-399.90 28,600 4.7 9,800 3.0 18,800 6.7
400.00-499.90 46,200 7.6 15,000 4.6 31,200 11.1
500.00-599.90 75,500 12.4 29,300 8.9 46,200 16.4
600.00-699.90 65,800 10.8 27,200 8.3 38,600 13.7
700.00-799.90 61,100 10.0 28,300 8.6 32,800 11.6
800.00-899.90 54,400 8.9 29,500 9.0 24,900 8.8
900.00-999.90 48,400 7.9 29,900 9.1 18,500 6.6
1,000.00-1,099.90 38,400 6.3 24,700 7.5 13,700 4.9
1,100.00-1,199.90 33,200 5.4 22,600 6.9 10,600 3.8
1,200.00-1,299.90 31,200 5.1 24,000 7.3 7,200 2.6
1,300.00-1,399.90 38,300 6.3 29,200 8.9 9,100 3.2
1,400.00-1,499.90 31,400 5.1 26,500 8.1 4,900 1.7
1,500.00-1,599.90 15,100 2.5 13,300 4.1 1,800 0.6
1,600.00 or more 6,700 1.1 6,100 1.9 600 0.2
Average benefit (dollars) 833.70 947.70 700.90
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
Based on a 1 percent sample.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.