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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2006
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
2006 569,146 73 511,128 75 23,599 107 34,419 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, 2006
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 1,034,281 511,128 52,254 303,162 109,719 23,599 9,963 5,014 19,442
Death of beneficiary 230,060 201,774 1,623 740 66 6,851 664 3,266 15,076
Termination resulting from death of worker a 50,888 . . . 8,101 38,798 1,281 . . . 2,708 . . . . . .
Attainment of age—
18 by children 207,378 . . . . . . 207,378 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19 by students 18,952 . . . . . . . . . 18,952 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled workers 258,810 226,858 21,513 6,287 365 . . . 3,787 . . . . . .
FRA by disabled widow(er)s 15,910 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,910 . . . . . . . . .
Elected reduced retirement 2,121 2,121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 14,337 . . . 14,337 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 6,703 . . . 1,763 2,069 195 8 855 471 1,342
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 2,312 . . . 994 196 2 327 151 289 353
Does not meet medical standards b 130,735 62,809 3,534 45,876 13,502 279 1,572 722 2,441
Medical improvement c -- 26,526 -- -- -- 69 973 279 1,050
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 36,242 -- -- -- 210 585 438 1,381
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 41 -- -- -- 0 14 5 10
Student no longer attending school 75,353 . . . . . . . . . 75,353 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 20,722 17,566 389 1,818 3 224 226 266 230
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 the beneficiaries 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, 2006
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 569,146 73 511,128 75 23,599 107 34,419 44
Alabama 13,841 68 12,316 69 706 97 819 47
Alaska 837 74 778 76 22 90 37 47
Arizona 10,237 74 9,512 76 334 103 391 41
Arkansas 8,683 71 7,755 71 418 100 510 53
California 47,934 74 43,748 77 1,538 105 2,648 41
Colorado 6,132 73 5,657 75 220 122 255 42
Connecticut 5,534 71 4,988 74 178 112 368 39
Delaware 1,695 70 1,553 72 56 106 86 44
District of Columbia 963 81 877 86 36 151 50 37
Florida 37,161 82 34,175 84 1,342 111 1,644 47
Georgia 18,238 78 16,461 81 874 114 903 43
Hawaii 1,730 78 1,563 81 55 107 112 47
Idaho 2,458 70 2,236 71 90 105 132 47
Illinois 20,509 76 18,106 78 884 119 1,519 47
Indiana 12,836 75 11,346 76 554 110 936 54
Iowa 5,218 72 4,567 74 206 119 445 52
Kansas 4,860 77 4,328 78 172 107 360 58
Kentucky 12,615 66 10,963 66 785 109 867 52
Louisiana 10,244 74 8,758 76 661 117 825 47
Maine 3,176 59 2,879 60 118 93 179 38
Maryland 8,593 80 7,870 83 277 114 446 41
Massachusetts 11,546 64 10,422 66 348 100 776 42
Michigan 20,487 70 18,212 73 864 105 1,411 42
Minnesota 7,664 71 6,899 73 189 103 576 49
Mississippi 9,349 74 8,254 75 518 107 577 48
Missouri 14,188 74 12,682 75 634 111 872 52
Montana 1,908 78 1,724 80 58 95 126 57
Nebraska 2,993 77 2,705 80 93 109 195 45
Nevada 4,403 87 4,119 88 156 128 128 47
New Hampshire 2,571 65 2,326 65 93 120 152 51
New Jersey 14,270 78 12,970 82 478 113 822 41
New Mexico 3,730 69 3,389 71 140 108 201 45
New York 34,724 71 31,146 75 1,261 103 2,317 40
North Carolina 21,833 74 19,795 76 928 104 1,110 45
North Dakota 1,039 74 911 78 39 129 89 45
Ohio 22,308 75 19,632 78 1,052 111 1,624 46
Oklahoma 8,389 76 7,521 78 400 109 468 49
Oregon 6,798 77 6,226 79 242 111 330 44
Pennsylvania 25,176 70 22,370 72 1,084 107 1,722 43
Rhode Island 2,116 63 1,911 64 74 104 131 41
South Carolina 11,495 74 10,355 76 565 107 575 42
South Dakota 1,336 76 1,171 78 51 130 114 54
Tennessee 15,941 73 14,198 75 854 108 889 47
Texas 35,122 75 31,759 77 1,468 97 1,895 43
Utah 2,692 74 2,410 75 96 128 186 52
Vermont 1,253 66 1,127 68 43 96 83 43
Virginia 14,129 72 12,706 73 604 102 819 46
Washington 10,519 72 9,648 74 324 98 547 44
West Virginia 6,220 64 5,370 65 387 100 463 46
Wisconsin 9,581 71 8,475 73 335 120 771 48
Wyoming 896 81 805 81 35 147 56 62
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 8,981 54 7,730 55 545 107 706 31
Other a 1,995 85 1,724 102 115 125 156 28
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, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.