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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2009
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 1,081,983 100.0 970,696 100.0 31,518 100.0 79,769 100.0
Congenital anomalies 3,404 0.3 1,507 0.2 35 0.1 1,862 2.3
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 36,557 3.4 34,168 3.5 1,781 5.7 608 0.8
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,981 1.0 10,440 1.1 284 0.9 257 0.3
Injuries 41,041 3.8 38,439 4.0 864 2.7 1,738 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 58,144 5.4 23,031 2.4 1,018 3.2 34,095 42.7
Other 226,681 21.0 193,350 19.9 7,354 23.3 25,977 32.6
Neoplasms 92,159 8.5 90,411 9.3 1,235 3.9 513 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 3,387 0.3 2,900 0.3 76 0.2 411 0.5
Circulatory system 103,313 9.5 100,007 10.3 2,724 8.6 582 0.7
Digestive system 22,610 2.1 21,827 2.2 586 1.9 197 0.2
Genitourinary system 21,152 2.0 20,434 2.1 321 1.0 397 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 314,738 29.1 303,035 31.2 10,548 33.5 1,155 1.4
Nervous system and sense organs 91,856 8.5 79,756 8.2 2,279 7.2 9,821 12.3
Respiratory system 39,743 3.7 37,938 3.9 1,611 5.1 194 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2,294 0.2 2,154 0.2 81 0.3 59 0.1
Other 2,344 0.2 2,016 0.2 41 0.1 287 0.4
Unknown 11,579 1.1 9,283 1.0 680 2.2 1,616 2.0
Men
Subtotal 569,589 100.0 521,424 100.0 2,344 100.0 45,821 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,761 0.3 817 0.2 1 a 943 2.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 18,671 3.3 18,286 3.5 102 4.4 283 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 7,263 1.3 7,069 1.4 34 1.5 160 0.3
Injuries 26,524 4.7 25,197 4.8 112 4.8 1,215 2.7
Mental disorders
Retardation 32,887 5.8 14,176 2.7 64 2.7 18,647 40.7
Other 111,387 19.6 94,352 18.1 470 20.1 16,565 36.2
Neoplasms 46,970 8.2 46,576 8.9 91 3.9 303 0.7
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,548 0.3 1,354 0.3 5 0.2 189 0.4
Circulatory system 68,833 12.1 68,179 13.1 342 14.6 312 0.7
Digestive system 12,892 2.3 12,731 2.4 68 2.9 93 0.2
Genitourinary system 12,859 2.3 12,631 2.4 31 1.3 197 0.4
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 153,585 27.0 152,370 29.2 729 31.1 486 1.1
Nervous system and sense organs 46,582 8.2 41,211 7.9 128 5.5 5,243 11.4
Respiratory system 19,892 3.5 19,696 3.8 104 4.4 92 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,054 0.2 1,023 0.2 4 0.2 27 0.1
Other 1,168 0.2 1,000 0.2 5 0.2 163 0.4
Unknown 5,713 1.0 4,756 0.9 54 2.3 903 2.0
Women
Subtotal 512,394 100.0 449,272 100.0 29,174 100.0 33,948 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,643 0.3 690 0.2 34 0.1 919 2.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 17,886 3.5 15,882 3.5 1,679 5.8 325 1.0
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,718 0.7 3,371 0.8 250 0.9 97 0.3
Injuries 14,517 2.8 13,242 2.9 752 2.6 523 1.5
Mental disorders
Retardation 25,257 4.9 8,855 2.0 954 3.3 15,448 45.5
Other 115,294 22.5 98,998 22.0 6,884 23.6 9,412 27.7
Neoplasms 45,189 8.8 43,835 9.8 1,144 3.9 210 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,839 0.4 1,546 0.3 71 0.2 222 0.7
Circulatory system 34,480 6.7 31,828 7.1 2,382 8.2 270 0.8
Digestive system 9,718 1.9 9,096 2.0 518 1.8 104 0.3
Genitourinary system 8,293 1.6 7,803 1.7 290 1.0 200 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 161,153 31.5 150,665 33.5 9,819 33.7 669 2.0
Nervous system and sense organs 45,274 8.8 38,545 8.6 2,151 7.4 4,578 13.5
Respiratory system 19,851 3.9 18,242 4.1 1,507 5.2 102 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,240 0.2 1,131 0.3 77 0.3 32 0.1
Other 1,176 0.2 1,016 0.2 36 0.1 124 0.4
Unknown 5,866 1.1 4,527 1.0 626 2.1 713 2.1
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.
a. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Hazel P. Jenkins (410) 965-0164 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2009
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 970,696 100.0 1,119.90 31,518 100.0 666.30 79,769 100.0 487.90
Alabama 25,430 2.6 1,101.80 1,051 3.3 656.50 1,719 2.2 474.00
Alaska 1,607 0.2 1,121.50 47 0.1 699.50 140 0.2 538.90
Arizona 14,269 1.5 1,175.60 400 1.3 683.90 1,050 1.3 520.30
Arkansas 15,659 1.6 1,061.60 588 1.9 589.60 1,175 1.5 439.40
California 74,745 7.7 1,063.30 2,087 6.6 715.90 6,560 8.2 523.80
Colorado 10,188 1.0 1,150.40 238 0.8 707.30 721 0.9 511.50
Connecticut 7,531 0.8 1,203.70 195 0.6 654.50 868 1.1 491.90
Delaware 3,178 0.3 1,175.10 75 0.2 624.50 206 0.3 487.50
District of Columbia 1,755 0.2 989.50 25 0.1 585.60 134 0.2 428.60
Florida 58,928 6.1 1,125.70 1,807 5.7 655.40 3,875 4.9 504.30
Georgia 33,689 3.5 1,128.80 1,130 3.6 625.50 2,060 2.6 522.00
Hawaii 2,874 0.3 1,167.10 77 0.2 683.40 249 0.3 525.20
Idaho 4,487 0.5 1,082.00 132 0.4 625.70 369 0.5 484.40
Illinois 33,100 3.4 1,168.40 1,044 3.3 709.10 3,277 4.1 494.00
Indiana 23,445 2.4 1,165.80 809 2.6 660.30 2,121 2.7 473.90
Iowa 8,202 0.8 1,102.50 240 0.8 654.70 1,010 1.3 421.00
Kansas 9,387 1.0 1,092.80 285 0.9 649.00 801 1.0 440.80
Kentucky 21,917 2.3 1,086.60 1,035 3.3 676.90 1,633 2.0 449.20
Louisiana 17,157 1.8 1,061.50 813 2.6 715.70 1,561 2.0 464.50
Maine 4,807 0.5 1,060.00 151 0.5 588.10 606 0.8 405.70
Maryland 15,151 1.6 1,161.10 339 1.1 707.30 1,088 1.4 538.80
Massachusetts 19,635 2.0 1,130.50 445 1.4 669.00 1,963 2.5 455.00
Michigan 42,705 4.4 1,183.40 1,303 4.1 738.90 3,967 5.0 511.00
Minnesota 13,961 1.4 1,125.50 245 0.8 651.30 1,516 1.9 448.80
Mississippi 13,952 1.4 1,086.60 715 2.3 606.30 1,238 1.6 429.30
Missouri 23,441 2.4 1,106.60 913 2.9 622.70 2,129 2.7 438.50
Montana 2,941 0.3 1,041.70 86 0.3 630.00 290 0.4 469.90
Nebraska 4,677 0.5 1,085.70 114 0.4 606.70 485 0.6 421.00
Nevada 6,555 0.7 1,159.70 174 0.6 666.30 322 0.4 525.60
New Hampshire 4,508 0.5 1,152.70 108 0.3 627.90 441 0.6 441.50
New Jersey 23,582 2.4 1,254.40 562 1.8 689.40 1,976 2.5 535.30
New Mexico 6,513 0.7 1,048.20 165 0.5 664.10 450 0.6 499.80
New York 58,030 6.0 1,150.20 1,586 5.0 697.60 5,364 6.7 528.60
North Carolina 36,891 3.8 1,128.30 1,237 3.9 566.40 2,632 3.3 478.90
North Dakota 1,427 0.1 1,067.30 19 0.1 650.60 180 0.2 433.10
Ohio 38,591 4.0 1,098.60 1,394 4.4 672.10 3,132 3.9 480.10
Oklahoma 14,101 1.5 1,067.50 586 1.9 640.40 1,155 1.4 461.20
Oregon 12,102 1.2 1,135.00 350 1.1 740.10 1,026 1.3 510.10
Pennsylvania 40,983 4.2 1,118.50 1,330 4.2 690.90 3,576 4.5 486.50
Rhode Island 3,383 0.3 1,096.70 93 0.3 621.10 350 0.4 417.10
South Carolina 21,318 2.2 1,141.00 835 2.6 569.10 1,345 1.7 485.30
South Dakota 1,905 0.2 1,042.40 51 0.2 529.10 209 0.3 406.50
Tennessee 26,797 2.8 1,107.60 1,155 3.7 618.70 1,873 2.3 488.10
Texas 68,007 7.0 1,093.00 2,420 7.7 700.40 4,567 5.7 491.70
Utah 5,071 0.5 1,118.70 130 0.4 765.30 550 0.7 494.50
Vermont 2,255 0.2 1,062.60 62 0.2 625.20 260 0.3 429.10
Virginia 20,688 2.1 1,137.80 671 2.1 638.10 1,747 2.2 498.80
Washington 19,499 2.0 1,159.50 519 1.6 734.10 1,548 1.9 536.90
West Virginia 8,295 0.9 1,127.90 431 1.4 736.10 706 0.9 487.10
Wisconsin 19,303 2.0 1,148.50 408 1.3 669.60 1,959 2.5 453.00
Wyoming 1,464 0.2 1,134.30 37 0.1 681.90 102 0.1 485.50
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 19,221 2.0 988.50 692 2.2 583.20 1,214 1.5 411.80
Other b 918 0.1 955.20 56 0.2 687.40 143 0.2 383.00
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.