Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2007

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2007
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 901,114 100.0 804,787 100.0 28,810 100.0 67,517 100.0
Congenital anomalies 2,674 0.3 1,196 0.1 45 0.2 1,433 2.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 29,630 3.3 27,354 3.4 1,804 6.3 472 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,006 1.1 9,504 1.2 267 0.9 235 0.3
Injuries 33,833 3.8 31,543 3.9 797 2.8 1,493 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 49,476 5.5 18,694 2.3 1,005 3.5 29,777 44.1
Other 192,639 21.4 164,781 20.5 6,840 23.7 21,018 31.1
Neoplasms 83,015 9.2 81,453 10.1 1,176 4.1 386 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,917 0.3 2,509 0.3 58 0.2 350 0.5
Circulatory system 89,799 10.0 86,706 10.8 2,629 9.1 464 0.7
Digestive system 19,164 2.1 18,558 2.3 463 1.6 143 0.2
Genitourinary system 19,799 2.2 19,060 2.4 369 1.3 370 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 243,534 27.0 233,608 29.0 8,975 31.2 951 1.4
Nervous system and sense organs 75,662 8.4 65,187 8.1 2,078 7.2 8,397 12.4
Respiratory system 33,995 3.8 32,336 4.0 1,474 5.1 185 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,910 0.2 1,781 0.2 83 0.3 46 0.1
Other 2,388 0.3 2,112 0.3 53 0.2 223 0.3
Unknown 10,673 1.2 8,405 1.0 694 2.4 1,574 2.3
Men
Subtotal 468,793 100.0 428,836 100.0 1,744 100.0 38,213 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,374 0.3 638 0.1 5 0.3 731 1.9
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 14,719 3.1 14,419 3.4 88 5.0 212 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 6,704 1.4 6,539 1.5 43 2.5 122 0.3
Injuries 22,046 4.7 20,912 4.9 91 5.2 1,043 2.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 27,421 5.8 11,247 2.6 61 3.5 16,113 42.2
Other 91,235 19.5 77,766 18.1 305 17.5 13,164 34.4
Neoplasms 42,078 9.0 41,804 9.7 59 3.4 215 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,351 0.3 1,171 0.3 0 0 180 0.5
Circulatory system 59,723 12.7 59,213 13.8 267 15.3 243 0.6
Digestive system 11,298 2.4 11,188 2.6 37 2.1 73 0.2
Genitourinary system 11,822 2.5 11,595 2.7 29 1.7 198 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 117,044 25.0 116,112 27.1 524 30.0 408 1.1
Nervous system and sense organs 37,960 8.1 33,432 7.8 119 6.8 4,409 11.5
Respiratory system 16,709 3.6 16,566 3.9 67 3.8 76 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 847 0.2 814 0.2 6 0.3 27 0.1
Other 1,123 0.2 997 0.2 3 0.2 123 0.3
Unknown 5,339 1.1 4,423 1.0 40 2.3 876 2.3
Women
Subtotal 432,321 100.0 375,951 100.0 27,066 100.0 29,304 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,300 0.3 558 0.1 40 0.1 702 2.4
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 14,911 3.4 12,935 3.4 1,716 6.3 260 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,302 0.8 2,965 0.8 224 0.8 113 0.4
Injuries 11,787 2.7 10,631 2.8 706 2.6 450 1.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 22,055 5.1 7,447 2.0 944 3.5 13,664 46.6
Other 101,404 23.5 87,015 23.1 6,535 24.1 7,854 26.8
Neoplasms 40,937 9.5 39,649 10.5 1,117 4.1 171 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,566 0.4 1,338 0.4 58 0.2 170 0.6
Circulatory system 30,076 7.0 27,493 7.3 2,362 8.7 221 0.8
Digestive system 7,866 1.8 7,370 2.0 426 1.6 70 0.2
Genitourinary system 7,977 1.8 7,465 2.0 340 1.3 172 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 126,490 29.3 117,496 31.3 8,451 31.2 543 1.9
Nervous system and sense organs 37,702 8.7 31,755 8.4 1,959 7.2 3,988 13.6
Respiratory system 17,286 4.0 15,770 4.2 1,407 5.2 109 0.4
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,063 0.2 967 0.3 77 0.3 19 0.1
Other 1,265 0.3 1,115 0.3 50 0.2 100 0.3
Unknown 5,334 1.2 3,982 1.1 654 2.4 698 2.4
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: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2007
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 804,787 100.0 1,053.50 28,810 100.0 634.50 67,517 100.0 454.90
Alabama 19,393 2.4 1,036.50 1,004 3.5 618.10 1,500 2.2 429.90
Alaska 1,332 0.2 1,070.10 35 0.1 665.50 111 0.2 441.70
Arizona 12,827 1.6 1,090.80 370 1.3 653.10 879 1.3 505.70
Arkansas 14,059 1.7 1,011.40 588 2.0 584.40 1,083 1.6 414.70
California 71,527 8.9 992.30 2,045 7.1 689.00 5,946 8.8 489.60
Colorado 9,631 1.2 1,081.60 250 0.9 627.10 646 1.0 493.30
Connecticut 8,720 1.1 1,126.10 200 0.7 661.80 862 1.3 471.60
Delaware 2,724 0.3 1,109.00 67 0.2 658.30 148 0.2 533.80
District of Columbia 1,560 0.2 932.80 31 0.1 675.40 101 0.1 469.80
Florida 43,788 5.4 1,055.00 1,440 5.0 612.30 3,188 4.7 466.00
Georgia 22,033 2.7 1,060.60 992 3.4 581.40 1,721 2.5 441.50
Hawaii 2,354 0.3 1,086.90 72 0.2 735.20 210 0.3 501.10
Idaho 3,647 0.5 1,013.90 121 0.4 703.30 331 0.5 437.10
Illinois 28,098 3.5 1,090.50 940 3.3 649.40 2,789 4.1 470.60
Indiana 18,235 2.3 1,090.40 680 2.4 655.60 1,677 2.5 433.90
Iowa 6,035 0.7 1,034.20 224 0.8 602.50 778 1.2 408.30
Kansas 6,276 0.8 1,059.80 210 0.7 598.30 635 0.9 428.30
Kentucky 17,488 2.2 1,021.90 982 3.4 652.00 1,391 2.1 409.90
Louisiana 14,558 1.8 995.00 836 2.9 684.80 1,547 2.3 422.20
Maine 5,351 0.7 982.00 175 0.6 602.60 500 0.7 390.70
Maryland 12,234 1.5 1,089.30 319 1.1 702.10 814 1.2 532.20
Massachusetts 19,134 2.4 1,052.80 424 1.5 609.90 1,841 2.7 418.10
Michigan 30,191 3.8 1,116.50 1,099 3.8 679.40 2,893 4.3 500.20
Minnesota 11,827 1.5 1,084.00 250 0.9 627.50 1,153 1.7 421.90
Mississippi 10,750 1.3 1,013.00 623 2.2 585.20 1,123 1.7 384.50
Missouri 18,195 2.3 1,046.90 744 2.6 601.60 1,725 2.6 394.10
Montana 2,495 0.3 1,003.60 85 0.3 679.40 207 0.3 360.10
Nebraska 3,689 0.5 1,056.80 95 0.3 563.10 446 0.7 410.20
Nevada 6,039 0.8 1,108.60 186 0.6 655.60 299 0.4 517.60
New Hampshire 4,734 0.6 1,061.20 109 0.4 642.90 352 0.5 451.20
New Jersey 19,669 2.4 1,185.00 536 1.9 658.30 1,661 2.5 495.40
New Mexico 5,806 0.7 990.00 180 0.6 658.20 423 0.6 432.70
New York 51,814 6.4 1,108.80 1,473 5.1 653.40 4,285 6.3 500.90
North Carolina 27,138 3.4 1,064.50 1,099 3.8 534.30 2,211 3.3 424.20
North Dakota 1,313 0.2 1,007.40 32 0.1 637.10 183 0.3 350.80
Ohio 28,535 3.5 1,048.90 1,196 4.2 666.50 2,598 3.8 475.60
Oklahoma 13,896 1.7 1,000.30 589 2.0 618.10 1,053 1.6 421.10
Oregon 9,244 1.1 1,069.60 294 1.0 666.40 739 1.1 471.00
Pennsylvania 38,326 4.8 1,050.60 1,262 4.4 637.10 3,082 4.6 464.40
Rhode Island 3,409 0.4 1,024.20 104 0.4 583.50 323 0.5 398.30
South Carolina 13,718 1.7 1,071.40 669 2.3 543.60 1,212 1.8 453.80
South Dakota 1,550 0.2 1,001.70 40 0.1 576.90 211 0.3 314.30
Tennessee 20,998 2.6 1,046.60 1,012 3.5 589.80 1,617 2.4 443.10
Texas 60,549 7.5 1,019.70 2,296 8.0 650.30 4,212 6.2 460.40
Utah 4,880 0.6 1,044.90 127 0.4 649.50 463 0.7 465.30
Vermont 2,192 0.3 994.40 51 0.2 626.00 198 0.3 381.40
Virginia 18,398 2.3 1,066.30 719 2.5 622.00 1,397 2.1 455.60
Washington 16,839 2.1 1,086.00 435 1.5 705.70 1,220 1.8 515.80
West Virginia 8,880 1.1 1,058.30 497 1.7 732.20 707 1.0 453.70
Wisconsin 13,935 1.7 1,089.80 364 1.3 618.00 1,488 2.2 410.60
Wyoming 1,201 0.1 1,046.10 29 0.1 573.40 115 0.2 434.70
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 12,141 1.5 917.40 507 1.8 553.10 980 1.5 375.20
Other b 1,432 0.2 821.80 103 0.4 589.80 243 0.4 337.20
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: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.