Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2009

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 35. Number, selected years 1960–2009
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 388,861 207,805 54,187 102,516 . . . . . . 1,794 12,740 9,819
1965 538,983 253,499 69,183 175,109 19,794 . . . 2,713 10,017 8,668
1970 799,616 350,384 96,304 241,627 71,145 15,609 3,774 11,348 9,425
1975 1,305,345 592,049 148,741 391,284 117,043 23,521 6,889 14,636 11,182
1980 933,597 396,559 108,500 235,079 143,935 16,054 6,194 16,650 10,626
1981 826,340 351,847 95,575 199,829 134,390 14,154 5,435 15,365 9,745
1982 672,333 297,131 77,835 153,205 103,015 12,440 4,250 14,772 9,685
1983 661,467 311,549 80,079 152,954 68,834 14,412 5,107 17,309 11,223
1984 730,135 361,998 81,834 172,721 59,990 17,165 5,541 18,330 12,556
1985 763,363 377,371 83,511 190,204 56,108 17,086 6,713 19,661 12,709
1986 809,424 416,865 82,435 198,192 52,989 18,418 6,986 20,295 13,244
1987 799,180 415,848 77,316 195,030 54,925 16,396 6,787 20,761 12,117
1988 795,690 409,490 73,790 196,655 61,725 15,328 6,646 20,544 11,512
1989 801,893 425,582 69,113 197,950 57,079 15,168 6,358 19,668 10,975
1990 868,793 467,977 69,667 218,059 58,894 15,424 6,633 20,862 11,277
1991 990,500 536,434 72,754 250,287 60,349 29,590 7,552 21,850 11,684
1992 1,167,001 636,637 78,083 306,002 66,035 33,235 9,548 23,615 13,846
1993 1,177,268 635,238 74,605 317,263 71,081 31,835 10,254 23,173 13,819
1994 1,177,236 631,870 69,549 327,067 74,364 29,903 9,774 22,119 12,590
1995 1,173,317 645,832 63,097 315,587 75,929 29,597 9,779 21,566 11,930
1996 1,139,054 624,335 57,528 311,228 76,769 28,611 9,353 20,169 11,061
1997 1,059,556 587,417 50,818 278,040 76,034 28,546 8,474 19,611 10,616
1998 1,087,352 608,131 47,550 279,764 82,567 29,399 9,095 19,932 10,914
1999 1,106,343 620,488 46,164 283,768 84,525 29,650 9,851 20,467 11,430
2000 1,051,900 610,700 38,500 263,200 74,600 27,600 7,000 21,100 9,200
2001 1,118,300 661,900 41,100 268,800 75,700 26,500 9,800 22,300 12,200
2002 1,219,670 730,383 43,301 293,131 77,927 28,339 8,507 22,798 15,284
2003 1,259,672 755,706 44,638 302,756 82,447 27,324 9,740 21,836 15,225
2004 1,311,031 775,244 45,649 313,640 96,871 27,744 13,301 22,127 16,455
2005 1,402,509 821,207 49,917 338,506 104,405 29,576 15,334 25,591 17,973
2006 1,369,044 798,675 49,521 325,861 107,786 28,682 15,373 25,679 17,467
2007 1,383,199 804,787 47,583 322,362 112,140 28,810 18,790 28,359 20,368
2008 1,506,563 877,226 50,756 348,649 119,633 30,605 22,613 32,712 24,369
2009 1,647,013 970,696 54,112 381,786 129,132 31,518 21,214 35,734 22,821
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; from 2000 to 2001, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 1 percent sample; data after 2001 are 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude closed period awards in 2002 and 2003 and expedited reinstatement cases since 2002.
. . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 36. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, 2009
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Workers
Total 970,696 1,119.90 521,424 1,255.00 449,272 963.10
Under 25 41,927 585.10 24,604 599.10 17,323 565.20
25–29 37,512 806.90 19,638 831.90 17,874 779.40
30–34 44,143 905.20 21,984 947.60 22,159 863.20
35–39 63,820 967.30 31,797 1,039.60 32,023 895.50
40–44 92,626 1,021.50 46,521 1,123.10 46,105 918.90
45–49 129,397 1,089.30 65,353 1,214.10 64,044 962.00
50–54 191,302 1,157.60 99,731 1,306.70 91,571 995.30
55–59 220,879 1,253.40 123,124 1,421.60 97,755 1,041.50
60–64 143,469 1,321.10 85,037 1,497.30 58,432 1,064.70
65–FRA 5,621 1,276.30 3,635 1,415.50 1,986 1,021.40
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 54,112 293.00 3,169 224.20 50,943 297.20
Entitlement based on care of children 18,024 211.10 1,062 169.60 16,962 213.70
Under 30 3,028 145.10 90 125.70 2,938 145.70
30–34 2,916 164.90 146 122.80 2,770 167.10
35–39 3,579 191.30 210 148.20 3,369 194.00
40–44 3,336 228.50 205 179.30 3,131 231.70
45–49 2,711 255.30 209 184.80 2,502 261.20
50–54 1,561 289.80 119 210.80 1,442 296.40
55–FRA 893 328.10 83 232.60 810 337.90
Entitlement based on age 36,088 333.90 2,107 251.70 33,981 339.00
62–64 31,439 326.10 1,278 226.60 30,161 330.30
65 or older 4,649 386.50 829 290.30 3,820 407.30
Children of disabled workers
Total 532,132 292.30 274,962 294.10 257,170 290.30
Under age 18 381,786 256.20 187,647 256.20 194,139 256.30
Under 5 95,078 198.60 46,531 199.30 48,547 198.00
5–9 93,868 227.90 46,161 228.60 47,707 227.30
10–14 124,452 278.00 61,289 277.00 63,163 279.00
15–17 68,388 335.70 33,666 335.20 34,722 336.10
Students aged 18–19 129,132 393.40 68,440 395.70 60,692 390.80
Disabled aged 18 or older 21,214 325.20 12,383 325.80 8,831 324.50
Widow(er)s
Total 31,518 666.30 2,344 494.20 29,174 680.10
50–54 15,530 661.20 1,059 481.30 14,471 674.40
55–59 15,762 669.70 1,268 503.40 14,494 684.20
60–FRA 225 777.20 17 618.80 208 790.20
Adult children
Total 79,769 487.90 45,821 483.60 33,948 493.80
Children of—
Disabled workers 21,214 325.20 12,383 325.80 8,831 324.50
Retired workers 35,734 476.90 20,296 470.50 15,438 485.40
Deceased workers 22,821 656.30 13,142 652.40 9,679 661.70
Under 25 40,387 478.30 23,646 479.20 16,741 477.00
25–29 11,094 513.20 6,329 505.00 4,765 524.00
30–34 10,454 505.60 5,897 496.50 4,557 517.50
35–39 9,952 492.40 5,615 482.80 4,337 504.80
40–44 5,623 470.80 3,111 461.50 2,512 482.30
45–49 1,475 463.60 793 444.00 682 486.50
50–54 481 496.40 265 463.90 216 536.20
55–59 195 505.10 103 473.30 92 540.70
60–64 82 523.60 50 499.50 32 561.20
65 or older 26 538.10 12 554.00 14 524.50
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
Starting with 2007, age is based on date of entitlement and not date of award. Entitlement can be retroactive and thus precede the date of award.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.