Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2003

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 45. Number and rate, 1960–2003
Year Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate 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 513,472 83 459,073 87 21,411 105 32,988 45
2002 535,465 82 479,364 87 21,379 103 34,722 47
2003 501,222 73 447,485 76 20,707 99 33,030 44
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2000, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; for 2000, Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries 100 Percent file and Annual Termination file (100 percent data); beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 46. Number, by reason for termination, 2003
Reason for termination All beneficiaries Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of—
Workers Spouses Children under age 18 Students aged 18–19 Disabled workers Retired workers Deceased workers
Total 923,015 447,485 48,969 280,623 92,201 20,707 9,476 6,091 17,463
Death of beneficiary 211,118 185,209 1,421 714 39 6,750 544 3,076 13,365
Termination resulting from death of worker 34,645 . . . 6,476 25,307 1,178 . . . 1,676 8 . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 181,232 . . . . . . 181,232 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 4,848 . . . . . . . . . 4,848 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 225,519 199,662 15,817 5,839 327 . . . 3,874 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 12,378 . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,378 . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 16,098 . . . 16,098 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 7,972 . . . 2,510 3,288 257 65 356 256 1,240
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 3,621 . . . 1,505 795 35 524 177 391 194
Does not meet medical standards a 97,891 53,396 2,177 36,682 361 290 1,740 795 2,450
Medical improvement b -- 13,701 -- -- -- 57 -- -- --
Work above substantial gainful activity c -- 27,926 -- -- -- 159 -- -- --
Miscellaneous reasons d -- 11,769 -- -- -- 66 -- -- --
Student no longer attending school 83,752 . . . . . . . . . 83,752 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 43,941 9,218 2,965 26,766 1,404 700 1,109 1,565 214
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file and the Termination Supplement file, 100 percent data.
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.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Dependents benefits terminate when the disabled worker no longer meets the requirements for disability benefits. Disabled widow(er)s and disabled adult children of deceased or retired workers lose their benefits when they no longer meet the requirements for disability benefits.
b. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
c. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
d. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2003
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas a 501,222 73 447,485 76 20,707 99 33,030 44
Alabama 11,632 68 10,201 69 613 94 818 48
Alaska 657 68 610 70 18 78 29 40
Arizona 8,850 75 8,187 77 280 91 383 44
Arkansas 7,551 72 6,728 73 365 96 458 51
California 42,419 74 38,611 77 1,390 101 2,418 39
Colorado 5,862 80 5,428 82 178 102 256 44
Connecticut 5,327 74 4,776 79 186 119 365 38
Delaware 1,589 79 1,460 82 48 97 81 42
District of Columbia 878 83 786 88 24 87 68 51
Florida 31,655 78 29,117 81 1,045 92 1,493 45
Georgia 15,959 77 14,306 80 713 98 940 47
Hawaii 1,522 78 1,374 82 54 114 94 40
Idaho 2,132 74 1,940 76 67 86 125 49
Illinois 18,160 75 15,998 79 828 112 1,334 42
Indiana 11,185 75 9,930 78 429 89 826 48
Iowa 4,627 72 4,043 75 163 96 421 49
Kansas 4,195 76 3,744 78 138 90 313 52
Kentucky 11,234 67 9,807 68 651 93 776 48
Louisiana 9,621 75 8,062 78 629 109 930 51
Maine 3,122 66 2,757 66 121 102 244 54
Maryland 7,562 80 6,885 85 260 109 417 38
Massachusetts 11,032 69 9,915 72 322 95 795 44
Michigan 17,701 69 15,517 72 780 97 1,404 42
Minnesota 6,866 73 6,140 77 179 98 547 48
Mississippi 8,230 72 7,233 74 417 92 580 49
Missouri 12,118 73 10,760 75 531 99 827 51
Montana 1,672 77 1,508 79 71 120 93 43
Nebraska 2,588 75 2,265 76 91 112 232 55
Nevada 3,719 85 3,484 86 119 108 116 47
New Hampshire 2,123 66 1,924 67 74 102 125 46
New Jersey 13,094 79 11,886 85 400 95 808 41
New Mexico 3,188 73 2,877 75 137 112 174 41
New York 31,974 73 28,402 76 1,210 99 2,362 42
North Carolina 18,844 73 17,027 75 711 85 1,106 48
North Dakota 938 76 820 81 32 115 86 42
Ohio 20,499 78 17,799 82 1,035 111 1,665 47
Oklahoma 6,989 77 6,243 80 327 100 419 46
Oregon 5,858 76 5,367 79 195 98 296 42
Pennsylvania 21,589 70 18,923 73 970 100 1,696 43
Rhode Island 2,027 67 1,807 68 72 108 148 48
South Carolina 10,086 74 9,051 76 464 94 571 43
South Dakota 1,211 77 1,054 80 49 127 108 52
Tennessee 14,231 75 12,617 77 710 95 904 49
Texas 28,765 76 25,831 80 1,332 99 1,602 40
Utah 2,223 75 2,011 79 61 87 151 45
Vermont 1,206 73 1,072 75 48 110 86 46
Virginia 12,526 73 11,253 76 524 93 749 44
Washington 8,901 73 8,094 75 321 107 486 43
West Virginia 5,609 65 4,783 66 393 107 433 43
Wisconsin 8,462 73 7,571 77 229 85 662 42
Wyoming 790 80 709 82 28 112 53 60
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 8,603 54 7,260 55 537 104 806 35
Other b 1,821 81 1,532 97 138 149 151 27
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file and Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current-payment status.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov.