Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled-Worker Families

Table 46. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, 2005
Family composition Number of
families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
family
benefit a
(dollars)
Percentage
of families
receiving
maximum
family
benefit b
Worker only
Men 344,530 344,530 1,160.10 1,130.50 10.4
Women 315,805 315,805 865.70 847.70 22.0
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 77,288 207,042 1,154.50 1,645.90 84.9
Women 63,961 170,416 873.10 1,184.40 89.0
By number of children
1 child 75,936 151,872 1,045.60 1,449.00 84.4
2 children 43,905 131,715 1,025.00 1,454.70 89.8
3 or more children 21,408 93,871 965.70 1,357.50 88.9
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older c 6,373 12,770 1,483.10 1,767.70 8.7
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 172 567 1,417.60 2,270.10 68.6
Spouse and 1 child 4,108 12,327 1,197.30 1,740.70 87.9
Spouse and 2 children 4,609 18,438 1,172.80 1,694.70 87.2
Spouse and 3 or more children 3,766 20,942 1,091.10 1,550.80 83.5
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
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.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 47. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, 2005
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 660,335 41,427 22,300 29,978 51,458 80,965 128,588 174,891 130,728
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 6,545 0 0 b b 30 157 973 5,378
Child in care 12,483 726 1,229 1,909 2,424 2,348 1,913 1,320 614
Children
1 child 75,936 5,358 5,285 7,908 14,041 16,041 14,303 9,297 3,703
2 children 43,905 3,256 5,387 8,860 10,488 8,092 4,709 2,317 796
3 or more children 21,408 1,784 3,901 5,564 4,932 2,837 1,470 689 231
Families receiving maximum benefit c 239,554 33,390 21,206 29,503 39,196 38,365 34,555 29,002 14,337
Percent
Worker only 100.0 6.3 3.4 4.5 7.8 12.3 19.5 26.5 19.8
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 0 b b 0.5 2.4 14.9 82.2
Child in care 100.0 5.8 9.8 15.3 19.4 18.8 15.3 10.6 4.9
Children
1 child 100.0 7.1 7.0 10.4 18.5 21.1 18.8 12.2 4.9
2 children 100.0 7.4 12.3 20.2 23.9 18.4 10.7 5.3 1.8
3 or more children 100.0 8.3 18.2 26.0 23.0 13.3 6.9 3.2 1.1
Families receiving maximum benefit c 29.2 63.5 55.7 54.4 47.0 34.8 22.9 15.3 10.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
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.
Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases; they include 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 families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.