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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated

Table 38. Number and rate, 1960-2001
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
1960 91,543 164 89,090 196 2,453 24
1961 118,842 160 115,546 187 3,296 27
1962 132,144 149 128,299 173 3,845 26
1963 143,008 144 137,850 167 5,158 31
1964 144,422 134 138,576 155 5,846 32
1965 163,276 138 156,648 159 6,628 33
1966 175,959 134 168,630 154 7,329 34
1967 218,077 153 208,899 175 9,178 40
1968 232,817 151 222,197 172 10,620 44
1969 263,191 159 251,269 180 11,922 46
1970 272,239 154 260,444 174 11,795 44
1971 278,092 144 266,471 162 11,621 41
1972 275,663 129 261,739 143 13,924 46
1973 317,237 136 304,792 151 12,445 39
1974 336,246 130 320,958 143 15,288 45
1975 344,727 121 329,532 132 15,195 42
1976 367,608 120 351,504 132 16,104 42
1977 418,394 129 401,334 141 17,060 42
1978 431,067 131 413,571 144 17,496 42
1979 441,101 133 422,503 147 18,598 43
1980 422,612 128 408,051 143 14,561 32
1981 449,669 139 434,187 156 15,482 33
1982 500,282 163 483,847 186 16,435 35
1983 473,327 155 453,621 177 19,706 40
1984 391,190 126 371,913 143 19,277 38
1985 357,006 112 339,984 128 17,022 32
1986 358,289 109 341,276 125 17,013 31
1987 365,004 109 347,948 125 17,056 30
1988 375,621 110 356,143 126 19,478 34
1989 371,128 107 351,402 121 19,726 34
1990 368,208 102 348,194 116 20,014 33
1991 369,026 97 351,303 110 17,723 29
1992 379,653 92 361,796 104 17,857 28
1993 391,159 89 372,317 100 18,842 29
1994 404,624 87 384,590 97 20,034 30
1995 422,114 87 399,475 95 22,639 33
1996 420,756 83 396,980 91 23,776 34
1997 491,194 94 464,984 103 26,210 37
1998 436,244 81 409,489 87 26,755 38
1999 463,394 83 433,950 89 29,444 41
2000 493,651 86 460,351 91 33,300 46
2001 492,061 82 459,073 87 32,988 45
SOURCES: Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.A17 and 6.F1 for 1960-1999 data; Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries 100 percent file; Annual Termination file data; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
Data not available for disabled widow(er)s.
n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 39. Number, by reason for termination, 2001
Reason for termination All
beneficiaries
Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents Disabled
widow(er)s
Disabled adult children of--
Workers Spouses Children
under age 18
Students
aged 18-19
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Total 908,500 455,200 50,500 259,900 83,000 26,400 10,000 4,800 18,700
Death of beneficiary 201,800 175,700 1,600 900 a 6,200 a 2,600 14,500
Termination resulting from death of worker 45,100 n.a. 5,600 35,600 1,200 n.a. 2,700 a n.a.
Attainment of age--
18 by children 174,800 n.a. n.a. 174,800 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
19 by students 23,400 n.a. n.a. n.a. 23,400 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
65 by disabled workers 255,900 222,000 22,000 8,000 a n.a. 3,600 n.a. n.a.
65 by disabled widow(er)s 19,400 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 19,400 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 15,600 n.a. 15,600 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 12,000 n.a. 2,000 8,300 a a 500 a 500
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,600 n.a. 600 500 a a a a 500
Does not meet medical standards b 2,600 30,900 a 600 2,500 1,200 2,900
Medical improvement 21,700 21,700 c c c c c c c
Work above substantial gainful activity d 29,000 29,000 c c c c c c c
Miscellaneous reasons 4,900 4,900 c c c c c c c
Student no longer attending school 57,500 n.a. n.a. n.a. 57,500 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Other 3,800 1,900 500 900 a a a a a
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, based on a 1 percent sample.
NOTES: These data represent the total number of beneficiaries whose benefits were terminated during the calendar year regardless of the effective date of the termination.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
b. Dependents benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er) and disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
c. Not available.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
d. CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.
Table 40. Number, by state or other area, 2001
State or area Total Disabled
workers
Disabled
widow(er)s
Disabled
adult children
All areas a 515,100 455,200 26,400 33,500
Alabama 12,000 10,300 1,100 600
Alaska 800 700 b b
Arizona 8,600 7,600 b b
Arkansas 7,200 6,100 b b
California 41,700 37,200 1,700 2,800
Colorado 6,800 6,000 b b
Connecticut 5,800 4,600 b b
Delaware 1,300 1,200 b b
District of Columbia 1,200 1,200 b b
Florida 33,600 31,300 1,000 1,300
Georgia 17,000 15,600 700 700
Hawaii 1,600 1,500 b b
Idaho 3,000 2,900 b b
Illinois 20,600 17,700 900 2,000
Indiana 11,000 9,500 500 1,000
Iowa 5,200 4,500 b b
Kansas 4,000 3,800 b b
Kentucky 12,100 10,400 1,000 700
Louisiana 10,300 9,300 b b
Maine 2,800 2,400 b b
Maryland 8,200 7,000 b b
Massachusetts 12,300 11,200 b b
Michigan 16,700 14,600 1,000 1,100
Minnesota 8,300 6,900 b b
Mississippi 9,000 8,300 b b
Missouri 12,400 11,600 b b
Montana 1,100 1,000 b b
Nebraska 3,100 2,900 b b
Nevada 3,100 3,100 b b
New Hampshire 2,100 1,800 b b
New Jersey 12,300 11,200 b b
New Mexico 3,900 3,600 b b
New York 32,300 28,100 1,500 2,700
North Carolina 20,800 18,900 700 1,200
North Dakota 1,200 900 b b
Ohio 20,400 17,100 1,100 2,200
Oklahoma 6,600 5,900 b b
Oregon 4,100 3,600 b b
Pennsylvania 20,800 17,700 1,300 1,800
Rhode Island 1,800 1,600 b b
South Carolina 9,400 8,100 700 600
South Dakota 1,000 900 b b
Tennessee 12,500 10,700 900 900
Texas 31,300 27,500 2,200 1,600
Utah 1,900 1,900 b b
Vermont 1,300 900 b b
Virginia 11,800 10,200 500 1,100
Washington 9,800 9,200 b b
West Virginia 6,400 5,300 b b
Wisconsin 9,500 8,600 b b
Wyoming 600 600 b b
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 10,300 8,800 700 800
Other c 2,100 1,600 b b
SOURCE: Annual Award and Termination file, based on a 1 percent sample.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Fewer than 500 beneficiaries.
c. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 for further information.