Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2001

 

Beneficiaries in Current Payment Status

Disabled-Worker Families

Table 21. Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family groups, December 1960-2001, selected years
Year Worker only Worker, spouse, and-- Worker and
aged spouse a
All Men Women 1 child 2 or more children
Number (thousands)
1960 357 261 96 22 32 22
1965 714 481 232 54 109 30
1970 1,054 680 374 77 164 43
1975 1,750 1,080 671 137 250 66
1980 2,061 1,257 804 154 228 80
1981 b b b b b b
1982 1,969 1,208 760 124 163 78
1983 1,961 1,215 746 85 143 80
1984 1,993 1,241 752 83 140 76
1985 2,039 1,267 772 84 140 76
1986 2,096 1,301 795 82 136 74
1987 2,154 1,338 816 79 132 74
1988 2,194 1,353 841 77 125 71
1989 2,262 1,390 872 75 120 67
1990 2,370 1,448 922 75 118 63
1991 2,523 1,529 994 76 119 61
1992 2,738 1,643 1,094 78 125 61
1993 2,935 1,743 1,192 78 127 59
1994 3,121 1,830 1,292 76 128 57
1995 3,305 1,909 1,396 75 124 55
1996 3,473 1,973 1,500 61 104 53
1997 3,593 2,006 1,588 57 91 53
1998 3,769 2,074 1,695 52 80 53
1999 3,924 2,131 1,793 49 72 52
2000 4,080 2,191 1,890 45 65 50
2001 4,260 2,289 1,970 68 92 57
Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960 87.90 91.90 76.90 184.70 192.20 135.50
1965 95.40 100.70 85.00 201.00 216.30 145.90
1970 128.10 136.30 113.10 264.10 273.20 199.20
1975 218.90 240.00 185.00 441.00 454.00 344.00
1980 355.40 396.20 291.70 727.00 746.10 573.00
1981 b b b b b b
1982 424.40 474.20 344.70 847.40 858.20 690.70
1983 439.40 490.90 355.40 867.90 881.80 716.20
1984 454.00 507.60 365.70 881.50 885.50 740.40
1985 466.90 523.10 374.60 898.10 895.20 765.00
1986 470.70 527.80 377.40 896.90 888.30 773.30
1987 491.60 552.00 392.60 929.40 918.30 815.50
1988 512.20 576.10 409.50 960.20 938.40 855.40
1989 539.30 607.10 431.20 1,009.40 971.90 903.70
1990 570.40 642.80 456.80 1,062.10 1,016.00 960.80
1991 592.30 668.40 475.50 1,098.00 1,043.30 1,004.70
1992 609.50 688.70 490.70 1,122.10 1,057.40 1,045.00
1993 625.50 707.20 506.00 1,143.00 1,074.20 1,078.20
1994 646.20 731.80 525.00 1,177.60 1,100.00 1,118.60
1995 667.60 757.40 544.80 1,205.50 1,130.90 1,159.90
1996 690.60 785.30 566.00 1,245.90 1,148.50 1,200.60
1997 708.00 806.60 583.60 1,280.20 1,165.90 1,238.50
1998 720.00 820.20 597.40 1,300.40 1,189.40 1,261.90
1999 741.20 844.50 618.50 1,344.90 1,224.20 1,295.30
2000 773.60 880.70 649.40 1,394.20 1,274.30 1,355.50
2001 807.40 914.40 683.10 1,413.50 1,298.50 1,393.50
SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.H1 for 1960-2000 data. Data for 1985-2000 are based on 10 percent sample. Data for prior years are based on different sampling rates. Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file beginning with 2001.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
b. Not available.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.
Table 22. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, December 2001
Family composition Number of
families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average primary
insurance amount
(dollars)
Average monthly
family benefit
(dollars)
Percentage of
families receiving
maximum family
benefit
Worker only
Men 2,289,722 2,289,722 920.20 914.40 8.9
Women 1,970,580 1,970,578 684.70 683.10 20.9
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 533,406 1,372,780 893.90 1,276.30 83.3
Women 376,944 945,500 717.70 987.60 89.1
By number of children
1 child 555,505 1,111,010 827.90 1,161.20 84.9
2 children 250,651 751,959 819.10 1,163.20 88.1
3 or more children 104,194 455,311 788.50 1,117.90 84.4
Workers with--
Spouse aged 62 or older a 57,354 114,967 1,130.40 1,393.50 8.3
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 1,770 5,627 1,040.60 1,654.50 67.8
Spouse and 1 child 66,012 198,137 927.80 1,408.30 90.4
Spouse and 2 children 54,425 217,761 898.00 1,335.50 89.6
Spouse and 3 or more children 37,070 204,770 851.50 1,241.40 82.9
SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.
Table 23. Distribution, by age of worker, December 2001
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60 or older
Number
Worker only 4,260,302 123,854 134,738 217,238 364,179 549,869 792,418 1,002,519 1,075,487
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 59,124 b b b 73 375 1,677 7,822 49,164
Child in care 157,507 2,876 9,594 21,902 33,436 32,546 26,631 18,510 12,012
Children
1 child 555,505 18,264 34,256 69,276 115,079 120,359 95,886 63,003 39,382
2 children 250,651 8,843 26,663 56,233 66,670 46,230 25,958 13,204 6,850
3 or more children 104,194 3,766 14,977 29,288 27,213 14,907 7,754 4,082 2,207
Families receiving maximum benefit c 1,541,857 99,229 123,758 214,339 280,724 256,452 216,795 187,086 163,474
Percent
Worker only 100.0 2.9 3.2 5.1 8.6 12.9 18.6 23.5 25.2
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 b b b 0.1 0.6 2.8 13.2 83.2
Child in care 100.0 1.8 6.1 13.9 21.2 20.7 16.9 11.8 7.6
Children
1 child 100.0 3.3 6.2 12.5 20.7 21.7 17.3 11.3 7.1
2 children 100.0 3.5 10.6 22.4 26.6 18.4 10.4 5.3 2.7
3 or more children 100.0 3.6 14.4 28.1 26.1 14.3 7.4 3.9 2.1
Families receiving maximum benefit c 28.6 63.0 56.2 54.4 46.3 33.6 22.8 16.9 13.8
SOURCE: Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
c. Includes worker-only families.
CONTACT: Cece Chin (410) 965-5366 for further information.