Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2004

 

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents in Current-Payment Status

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2004, selected years
Year Total 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
1960 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 . . . . . . 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 8,981 87,122 102,287
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 14,295 101,341 154,921
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 24,193 118,802 219,340
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 32,883 140,548 276,739
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 32,664 143,633 286,724
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 30,027 144,464 297,917
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 30,209 148,464 309,699
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 31,165 152,667 322,541
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 33,078 157,011 335,753
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 34,641 161,755 348,647
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 35,378 165,675 360,220
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 35,520 170,940 371,890
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 35,950 172,650 381,760
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 36,990 174,560 392,000
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 38,450 177,740 402,920
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 41,720 181,860 416,240
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 44,920 185,270 428,690
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 48,650 187,630 440,080
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 51,790 188,940 449,970
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 53,470 190,050 457,520
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 53,760 190,410 464,990
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 55,690 189,930 472,530
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 57,360 189,820 479,070
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 58,090 191,950 483,570
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 57,920 191,817 486,816
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 59,460 192,087 492,985
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 62,450 191,704 498,659
2004 8,854,343 6,197,385 152,995 1,486,422 47,551 210,736 64,739 191,274 503,241
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2004
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Workers
Total 6,197,385 894.10 3,373,226 1,002.30 2,824,159 765.00
Under 25 56,628 484.30 33,171 493.90 23,457 470.60
25–29 137,007 588.40 75,628 599.40 61,379 574.70
30–34 220,035 666.90 116,288 682.30 103,747 649.70
35–39 366,275 731.10 196,696 750.40 169,579 708.60
40–44 622,504 787.30 335,816 824.30 286,688 743.90
45–49 857,014 851.30 462,455 917.20 394,559 774.00
50–54 1,068,229 916.70 573,424 1,018.40 494,805 798.90
55–59 1,353,782 972.70 737,303 1,117.10 616,479 800.00
60–64 1,434,690 992.60 796,427 1,168.70 638,263 772.80
65–FRA 81,221 973.20 46,018 1,147.70 35,203 745.00
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 152,995 231.50 4,515 186.10 148,480 232.90
Entitlement based on care of children 92,277 188.00 1,904 149.20 90,373 188.80
Under 30 5,978 125.10 67 121.30 5,911 125.10
30–34 10,939 133.10 134 105.80 10,805 133.50
35–39 18,050 152.80 288 123.70 17,762 153.30
40–44 21,728 186.00 425 135.00 21,303 187.00
45–49 17,672 213.50 436 153.90 17,236 215.00
50–54 10,571 240.80 290 178.60 10,281 242.60
55–FRA 7,339 276.00 264 188.60 7,075 279.30
Entitlement based on age 60,718 297.60 2,611 213.00 58,107 301.40
62–64 34,716 288.50 644 175.00 34,072 290.60
65 or older 26,002 309.80 1,967 225.40 24,035 316.70
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,598,712 264.80 838,597 266.20 760,115 263.10
Under age 18 1,486,422 256.60 773,401 257.20 713,021 256.10
Under 5 117,476 212.30 59,922 212.10 57,554 212.40
5–9 310,183 221.20 158,338 220.60 151,845 221.90
10–14 582,573 247.10 301,714 246.80 280,859 247.30
15–17 476,190 302.40 253,427 303.00 222,763 301.70
Students aged 18–19 47,551 367.30 27,989 370.90 19,562 362.00
Disabled aged 18 or older 64,739 376.10 37,207 375.90 27,532 376.40
Widow(er)s
Total 210,736 582.70 7,016 416.60 203,720 588.50
50–54 27,181 592.60 1,239 425.80 25,942 600.60
55–59 77,839 586.70 2,919 421.80 74,920 593.10
60–FRA 105,716 577.30 2,858 407.30 102,858 582.00
Adult children
Total 759,254 587.60 414,697 585.20 344,557 590.40
Children of—
Disabled workers 64,739 376.10 37,207 375.90 27,532 376.40
Retired workers 191,274 500.50 106,203 497.70 85,071 504.10
Deceased workers 503,241 647.90 271,287 648.20 231,954 647.50
Under 25 72,297 498.90 42,221 498.40 30,076 499.50
25–29 63,001 537.80 35,859 538.90 27,142 536.20
30–34 72,291 573.00 40,687 569.90 31,604 577.00
35–39 89,464 591.50 50,722 589.90 38,742 593.60
40–44 111,566 608.60 63,062 606.40 48,504 611.50
45–49 103,285 619.50 57,627 617.00 45,658 622.60
50–54 79,630 628.50 42,998 627.10 36,632 630.20
55–59 59,213 625.50 30,875 621.00 28,338 630.40
60–64 41,256 621.20 20,828 615.60 20,428 626.90
65 or older 67,251 553.80 29,818 552.10 37,433 555.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov.