Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2006

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2006, 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
2005 9,224,458 6,519,001 156,552 1,516,519 47,982 215,866 68,705 191,872 507,961
2006 9,536,997 6,806,918 153,456 1,530,254 49,595 220,178 71,878 192,122 512,596
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 2006
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 6,806,918 977.70 3,643,121 1,097.40 3,163,797 839.80
Under 25 51,087 523.20 30,025 532.60 21,062 509.70
25–29 152,645 639.70 84,002 653.30 68,643 623.10
30–34 222,689 724.80 115,225 745.80 107,464 702.30
35–39 371,383 795.80 193,448 824.90 177,935 764.20
40–44 612,792 852.20 322,473 897.10 290,319 802.40
45–49 907,840 916.10 481,243 987.60 426,597 835.30
50–54 1,176,131 986.50 619,124 1,094.20 557,007 866.70
55–59 1,516,025 1,057.30 814,662 1,206.10 701,363 884.40
60–64 1,603,734 1,090.10 875,885 1,278.90 727,849 862.90
65–FRA 192,592 1,082.80 107,034 1,279.00 85,558 837.20
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 153,456 257.80 4,900 208.30 148,556 259.40
Entitlement based on care of children 82,932 203.90 1,750 163.00 81,182 204.80
Under 30 5,342 134.50 41 121.30 5,301 134.60
30–34 9,455 144.80 129 128.60 9,326 145.10
35–39 15,945 164.80 246 138.50 15,699 165.30
40–44 19,006 198.70 416 142.10 18,590 199.90
45–49 16,339 229.60 371 171.80 15,968 230.90
50–54 9,790 259.10 297 179.40 9,493 261.60
55–FRA 7,055 302.20 250 214.10 6,805 305.40
Entitlement based on age 70,524 321.10 3,150 233.40 67,374 325.20
62–64 40,641 307.90 804 182.80 39,837 310.40
65 or older 29,883 339.10 2,346 250.70 27,537 346.70
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,651,727 290.40 857,286 291.70 794,441 289.10
Under age 18 1,530,254 281.20 787,550 281.30 742,704 281.20
Under 5 119,471 229.30 60,959 228.70 58,512 230.00
5–9 320,089 238.20 163,356 237.40 156,733 239.00
10–14 576,887 271.30 296,492 271.40 280,395 271.20
15–17 513,807 331.30 266,743 331.30 247,064 331.30
Students aged 18–19 49,595 400.50 28,544 406.70 21,051 392.00
Disabled aged 18 or older 71,878 410.10 41,192 409.50 30,686 410.90
Widow(er)s
Total 220,178 630.70 8,115 455.00 212,063 637.40
50–54 28,571 630.20 1,334 451.30 27,237 638.90
55–59 79,169 634.60 3,482 450.70 75,687 643.00
60–64 106,575 628.40 3,185 461.40 103,390 633.60
65–FRA 5,863 621.10 114 451.60 5,749 624.50
Adult children
Total 776,596 642.40 424,184 640.20 352,412 645.00
Children of—
Disabled workers 71,878 410.10 41,192 409.50 30,686 410.90
Retired workers 192,122 554.40 106,540 552.00 85,582 557.40
Deceased workers 512,596 708.00 276,452 708.60 236,144 707.20
Under 25 79,171 541.00 46,161 541.80 33,010 539.70
25–29 65,483 589.80 37,050 591.70 28,433 587.30
30–34 69,143 620.60 38,941 619.10 30,202 622.60
35–39 85,162 649.60 47,713 646.70 37,449 653.20
40–44 107,121 664.40 60,517 662.50 46,604 666.70
45–49 107,277 677.40 59,997 675.70 47,280 679.70
50–54 86,403 686.60 47,208 683.90 39,195 689.90
55–59 63,110 687.90 33,155 685.50 29,955 690.50
60–64 44,066 677.80 22,202 670.60 21,864 685.20
65 or older 69,660 613.90 31,240 612.40 38,420 615.00
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.