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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2005
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
2004 525,418 73 470,017 76 23,572 112 31,829 42
2005 556,745 74 499,662 77 23,609 109 33,474 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 Disability Insurance Beneficiaries, 100 percent data, and Annual Termination file, 100 percent data; from 2001 to 2003, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data; beginning in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and 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.
Beginning in 2004, data include closed period awards.
-- = not available.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2005
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 1,016,822 499,662 48,829 303,257 107,991 23,609 9,393 4,994 19,087
Death of beneficiary 224,099 196,729 1,542 711 41 6,625 598 3,141 14,712
Termination resulting from death of worker a 56,426 . . . 7,872 44,771 1,221 . . . 2,562 . . . . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 197,861 . . . . . . 197,861 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 19,786 . . . . . . . . . 19,786 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 239,044 210,952 18,322 6,120 281 . . . 3,369 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 15,808 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,808 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 2,100 2,100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 15,037 . . . 15,037 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 6,433 . . . 1,763 1,730 152 9 914 522 1,343
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,561 . . . 1,116 217 7 469 135 275 342
Does not meet medical standards b 140,593 68,543 2,777 50,236 13,893 266 1,617 792 2,469
Medical improvement c -- 32,203 -- -- -- 74 1,048 327 1,154
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 36,263 -- -- -- 189 560 459 1,310
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 76 -- -- -- 3 9 6 5
Student no longer attending school 72,604 . . . . . . . . . 72,604 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 24,471 21,339 400 1,611 6 432 198 264 221
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction 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.
Data include closed period awards.
. . . = not applicable; FRA = full retirement age; -- = not available.
a. Beneficiaries are terminated from the Disability Insurance Trust Fund and start receiving benefits from the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund.
b. 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.
c. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they are engaging in substantial gainful activity during the extended period of eligibility.
e. Includes beneficiaries who did not comply with alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs or who refused vocational rehabilitation services.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2005
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 556,745 74 499,662 77 23,609 109 33,474 44
Alabama 13,425 69 11,877 70 727 104 821 47
Alaska 860 81 796 83 33 142 31 40
Arizona 9,925 74 9,158 75 362 114 405 44
Arkansas 8,546 73 7,640 73 413 101 493 53
California 49,284 78 45,156 82 1,510 105 2,618 41
Colorado 6,075 76 5,624 78 189 105 262 44
Connecticut 5,427 72 4,890 76 165 106 372 39
Delaware 1,683 73 1,535 74 63 122 85 44
District of Columbia 873 77 793 81 37 154 43 32
Florida 35,495 80 32,733 83 1,308 110 1,454 42
Georgia 17,962 80 16,279 83 775 102 908 44
Hawaii 1,666 78 1,514 82 48 95 104 44
Idaho 2,445 74 2,224 76 77 94 144 53
Illinois 20,108 77 17,827 80 883 119 1,398 43
Indiana 12,310 75 10,916 77 544 111 850 49
Iowa 5,113 73 4,523 76 195 115 395 46
Kansas 4,691 77 4,193 78 177 114 321 52
Kentucky 12,449 68 10,750 67 821 116 878 53
Louisiana 10,477 80 9,033 83 635 115 809 47
Maine 3,191 61 2,808 61 128 107 255 55
Maryland 8,251 79 7,493 83 286 118 472 43
Massachusetts 11,405 66 10,287 68 353 104 765 42
Michigan 19,971 71 17,603 74 903 111 1,465 44
Minnesota 7,318 71 6,564 73 221 122 533 46
Mississippi 8,964 73 7,951 75 499 106 514 43
Missouri 13,422 73 11,954 74 605 107 863 52
Montana 1,856 80 1,693 82 61 101 102 46
Nebraska 2,891 76 2,575 78 87 102 229 54
Nevada 4,238 86 3,968 88 120 99 150 57
New Hampshire 2,426 66 2,224 67 76 100 126 43
New Jersey 14,483 81 13,127 85 509 121 847 42
New Mexico 3,628 71 3,294 73 148 116 186 42
New York 34,309 73 30,761 76 1,314 108 2,234 39
North Carolina 21,372 76 19,370 78 922 105 1,080 45
North Dakota 1,007 76 892 81 29 97 86 43
Ohio 22,423 78 19,624 81 1,098 118 1,701 48
Oklahoma 7,940 77 7,123 78 379 109 438 46
Oregon 6,486 76 5,912 78 237 112 337 45
Pennsylvania 23,868 70 21,075 72 1,088 108 1,705 43
Rhode Island 2,212 68 2,006 70 65 91 141 44
South Carolina 11,298 76 10,158 78 557 108 583 43
South Dakota 1,379 82 1,217 84 50 129 112 53
Tennessee 15,542 75 13,801 76 898 117 843 45
Texas 33,558 76 30,286 79 1,562 108 1,710 40
Utah 2,558 75 2,285 77 94 127 179 51
Vermont 1,216 67 1,093 69 53 121 70 36
Virginia 13,696 72 12,317 74 629 109 750 43
Washington 9,931 72 9,082 74 338 105 511 42
West Virginia 5,999 64 5,143 65 406 107 450 45
Wisconsin 9,285 72 8,251 75 284 103 750 47
Wyoming 939 87 856 89 32 136 51 57
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 8,982 54 7,751 56 509 99 722 32
Other a 1,887 81 1,657 100 107 116 123 22
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and 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.
Data include closed period awards.
a. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.