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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2006
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 885,876 100.0 798,675 100.0 28,682 100.0 58,519 100.0
Congenital anomalies 2,467 0.3 1,170 0.1 39 0.1 1,258 2.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 29,581 3.3 27,272 3.4 1,902 6.6 407 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,584 1.2 10,165 1.3 234 0.8 185 0.3
Injuries 33,280 3.8 31,231 3.9 764 2.7 1,285 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 47,373 5.3 19,842 2.5 977 3.4 26,554 45.4
Other 188,853 21.3 165,193 20.7 6,570 22.9 17,090 29.2
Neoplasms 83,743 9.5 82,146 10.3 1,241 4.3 356 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,746 0.3 2,405 0.3 46 0.2 295 0.5
Circulatory system 88,677 10.0 85,636 10.7 2,636 9.2 405 0.7
Digestive system 19,207 2.2 18,655 2.3 437 1.5 115 0.2
Genitourinary system 19,135 2.2 18,414 2.3 381 1.3 340 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 234,986 26.5 225,179 28.2 9,031 31.5 776 1.3
Nervous system and sense organs 74,831 8.4 65,320 8.2 2,031 7.1 7,480 12.8
Respiratory system 34,213 3.9 32,577 4.1 1,484 5.2 152 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,835 0.2 1,731 0.2 60 0.2 44 0.1
Other 2,138 0.2 1,862 0.2 51 0.2 225 0.4
Unknown 12,227 1.4 9,877 1.2 798 2.8 1,552 2.7
Men
Subtotal 460,706 100.0 425,285 100.0 1,615 100.0 33,806 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,272 0.3 620 0.1 3 0.2 649 1.9
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 14,581 3.2 14,345 3.4 58 3.6 178 0.5
Infectious and parasitic diseases 7,248 1.6 7,129 1.7 17 1.1 102 0.3
Injuries 21,717 4.7 20,723 4.9 85 5.3 909 2.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 26,785 5.8 12,087 2.8 62 3.8 14,636 43.3
Other 88,980 19.3 77,718 18.3 286 17.7 10,976 32.5
Neoplasms 42,888 9.3 42,603 10.0 73 4.5 212 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,298 0.3 1,143 0.3 4 0.2 151 0.4
Circulatory system 58,794 12.8 58,330 13.7 248 15.4 216 0.6
Digestive system 11,394 2.5 11,315 2.7 32 2.0 47 0.1
Genitourinary system 11,490 2.5 11,286 2.7 28 1.7 176 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 112,251 24.4 111,421 26.2 480 29.7 350 1.0
Nervous system and sense organs 37,308 8.1 33,123 7.8 115 7.1 4,070 12.0
Respiratory system 16,896 3.7 16,753 3.9 77 4.8 66 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 830 0.2 798 0.2 3 0.2 29 0.1
Other 1,031 0.2 888 0.2 1 0.1 142 0.4
Unknown 5,943 1.3 5,003 1.2 43 2.7 897 2.7
Women
Subtotal 425,170 100.0 373,390 100.0 27,067 100.0 24,713 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,195 0.3 550 0.1 36 0.1 609 2.5
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 15,000 3.5 12,927 3.5 1,844 6.8 229 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,336 0.8 3,036 0.8 217 0.8 83 0.3
Injuries 11,563 2.7 10,508 2.8 679 2.5 376 1.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 20,588 4.8 7,755 2.1 915 3.4 11,918 48.2
Other 99,873 23.5 87,475 23.4 6,284 23.2 6,114 24.7
Neoplasms 40,855 9.6 39,543 10.6 1,168 4.3 144 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,448 0.3 1,262 0.3 42 0.2 144 0.6
Circulatory system 29,883 7.0 27,306 7.3 2,388 8.8 189 0.8
Digestive system 7,813 1.8 7,340 2.0 405 1.5 68 0.3
Genitourinary system 7,645 1.8 7,128 1.9 353 1.3 164 0.7
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 122,735 28.9 113,758 30.5 8,551 31.6 426 1.7
Nervous system and sense organs 37,523 8.8 32,197 8.6 1,916 7.1 3,410 13.8
Respiratory system 17,317 4.1 15,824 4.2 1,407 5.2 86 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,005 0.2 933 0.2 57 0.2 15 0.1
Other 1,107 0.3 974 0.3 50 0.2 83 0.3
Unknown 6,284 1.5 4,874 1.3 755 2.8 655 2.7
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under the age of 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2006
State or area Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas 798,675 100.0 1,030.90 28,682 100.0 622.10 58,519 100.0 455.60
Alabama 20,574 2.6 1,014.80 1,003 3.5 598.80 1,214 2.1 426.30
Alaska 1,450 0.2 1,038.80 36 0.1 688.80 85 0.1 465.20
Arizona 12,120 1.5 1,059.00 349 1.2 639.20 792 1.4 490.20
Arkansas 12,481 1.6 981.70 562 2.0 559.60 865 1.5 375.70
California 69,175 8.7 970.90 2,053 7.2 664.90 4,981 8.5 485.70
Colorado 8,540 1.1 1,064.40 218 0.8 635.80 525 0.9 495.80
Connecticut 7,970 1.0 1,107.10 217 0.8 592.00 649 1.1 473.50
Delaware 2,404 0.3 1,090.90 76 0.3 575.00 145 0.2 493.60
District of Columbia 1,587 0.2 912.20 33 0.1 607.20 88 0.2 500.40
Florida 44,955 5.6 1,027.60 1,556 5.4 602.60 2,788 4.8 467.00
Georgia 22,030 2.8 1,038.00 951 3.3 566.00 1,395 2.4 461.60
Hawaii 2,442 0.3 1,052.60 86 0.3 662.00 200 0.3 484.10
Idaho 3,749 0.5 998.50 107 0.4 649.00 244 0.4 477.40
Illinois 29,023 3.6 1,072.60 966 3.4 637.30 2,431 4.2 474.10
Indiana 17,852 2.2 1,069.60 660 2.3 647.80 1,554 2.7 453.10
Iowa 6,605 0.8 1,014.20 243 0.8 570.60 702 1.2 386.20
Kansas 6,262 0.8 1,034.30 210 0.7 604.90 570 1.0 442.60
Kentucky 17,511 2.2 1,001.30 918 3.2 661.30 1,191 2.0 426.40
Louisiana 14,164 1.8 989.80 777 2.7 663.30 1,229 2.1 437.40
Maine 4,697 0.6 965.10 183 0.6 575.90 470 0.8 380.80
Maryland 12,785 1.6 1,067.70 316 1.1 652.20 754 1.3 525.30
Massachusetts 18,612 2.3 1,030.40 453 1.6 631.60 1,536 2.6 437.10
Michigan 30,193 3.8 1,090.90 1,083 3.8 703.10 2,375 4.1 505.50
Minnesota 12,079 1.5 1,038.80 219 0.8 601.10 1,042 1.8 413.50
Mississippi 10,860 1.4 993.30 648 2.3 572.70 932 1.6 414.20
Missouri 19,265 2.4 1,015.40 740 2.6 599.50 1,629 2.8 411.40
Montana 2,524 0.3 983.20 77 0.3 566.90 177 0.3 424.90
Nebraska 3,868 0.5 1,018.10 103 0.4 579.30 395 0.7 407.10
Nevada 5,667 0.7 1,085.30 181 0.6 685.40 250 0.4 511.10
New Hampshire 4,645 0.6 1,054.70 116 0.4 579.30 333 0.6 434.30
New Jersey 19,735 2.5 1,160.70 542 1.9 634.60 1,532 2.6 504.70
New Mexico 5,885 0.7 945.80 190 0.7 598.20 406 0.7 389.60
New York 49,518 6.2 1,089.80 1,487 5.2 627.90 3,899 6.7 481.50
North Carolina 28,116 3.5 1,036.70 1,054 3.7 528.60 1,925 3.3 430.70
North Dakota 1,540 0.2 964.00 48 0.2 598.00 123 0.2 397.60
Ohio 29,348 3.7 1,016.20 1,212 4.2 669.20 2,230 3.8 451.80
Oklahoma 13,035 1.6 979.30 582 2.0 624.80 872 1.5 432.50
Oregon 8,943 1.1 1,067.50 302 1.1 658.00 658 1.1 450.90
Pennsylvania 39,667 5.0 1,027.40 1,291 4.5 648.80 2,711 4.6 464.30
Rhode Island 3,175 0.4 1,000.80 84 0.3 572.50 288 0.5 343.30
South Carolina 13,352 1.7 1,043.20 655 2.3 527.00 966 1.7 464.10
South Dakota 1,562 0.2 952.40 47 0.2 558.00 178 0.3 368.70
Tennessee 21,251 2.7 1,017.00 994 3.5 574.90 1,299 2.2 462.90
Texas 57,447 7.2 1,005.60 2,206 7.7 629.30 3,506 6.0 452.20
Utah 4,534 0.6 1,029.20 97 0.3 627.20 420 0.7 481.00
Vermont 1,938 0.2 974.70 54 0.2 595.00 183 0.3 406.10
Virginia 20,738 2.6 1,034.30 742 2.6 612.60 1,378 2.4 467.40
Washington 16,765 2.1 1,065.10 446 1.6 673.60 1,089 1.9 507.40
West Virginia 8,761 1.1 1,039.70 495 1.7 711.90 613 1.0 470.70
Wisconsin 14,160 1.8 1,060.40 370 1.3 590.30 1,469 2.5 422.80
Wyoming 1,137 0.1 1,029.20 32 0.1 773.00 85 0.1 457.30
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 10,493 1.3 896.40 493 1.7 547.00 913 1.6 353.80
Other b 1,486 0.2 813.80 119 0.4 591.50 235 0.4 372.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.