Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 41. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2002
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 a
Worker only
Men 308,978 308,978 1,049.60 1,019.30 10.7
Women 279,711 279,711 768.30 750.10 22.3
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 66,431 175,884 1,042.40 1,472.50 88.1
Women 54,542 143,609 789.40 1,068.20 92.0
By number of children
1 child 66,636 133,272 945.30 1,312.10 89.4
2 children 37,322 111,966 924.20 1,290.40 90.8
3 or more children 17,015 74,255 871.20 1,204.10 89.7
Worker with--
Spouse aged 62 or older b 6,082 12,187 1,312.90 1,585.30 9.5
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 136 449 1,236.00 1,920.80 62.5
Spouse and 1 child 5,042 15,126 1,087.80 1,569.30 86.5
Spouse and 2 children 5,175 20,700 1,057.70 1,504.70 86.8
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,685 20,354 1,002.80 1,408.70 82.8
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 42. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2002
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-FRA
Number
Worker only 588,689 44,413 21,332 30,832 49,587 73,405 113,996 149,628 105,496
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,218 0 0 0 6 40 164 1,070 4,938
Child in care 13,902 834 1,409 2,215 2,816 2,493 2,083 1,458 594
Children
1 child 66,636 5,468 5,034 8,433 13,324 13,447 10,959 7,143 2,828
2 children 37,322 3,288 5,071 8,471 9,010 5,853 3,429 1,687 513
3 or more children 17,015 1,604 3,327 4,783 3,714 1,945 984 515 143
Families receiving maximum benefit b 216,934 36,702 19,709 29,076 35,397 31,744 28,385 24,214 11,707
Percent
Worker only 100.0 7.5 3.6 5.2 8.4 12.5 19.4 25.4 17.9
Worker with--
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 0 0 0.1 0.6 2.6 17.2 79.4
Child in care 100.0 6.0 10.1 15.9 20.3 17.9 15.0 10.5 4.3
Children
1 child 100.0 8.2 7.6 12.7 20.0 20.2 16.4 10.7 4.2
2 children 100.0 8.8 13.6 22.7 24.1 15.7 9.2 4.5 1.4
3 or more children 100.0 9.4 19.6 28.1 21.8 11.4 5.8 3.0 0.8
Families receiving maximum benefit b 29.7 66.0 54.5 53.1 45.1 32.7 21.6 15.0 10.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file.
NOTES: A family means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account. The data may understate the number of families with dependents because records of awards to dependents made in a different calendar year are not available for inclusion.
Excludes closed period awards and expedited reinstatement cases.
Includes beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouse aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.