Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2012

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2012
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
  All disabled beneficiaries
Total 1,063,045 100.0 960,206 100.0 33,197 100.0 69,642 100.0
Congenital anomalies 3,173 0.3 1,283 0.1 29 0.1 1,861 2.7
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 34,248 3.2 32,152 3.3 1,603 4.8 493 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 9,499 0.9 9,047 0.9 282 0.8 170 0.2
Injuries 35,982 3.4 33,672 3.5 878 2.6 1,432 2.1
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 5,614 0.5 1,686 0.2 3 (L) 3,925 5.6
Developmental disorders 1,483 0.1 768 0.1 17 0.1 698 1.0
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 1,752 0.2 721 0.1 8 (L) 1,023 1.5
Intellectual disability 39,976 3.8 12,009 1.3 976 2.9 26,991 38.8
Mood disorders 101,971 9.6 90,240 9.4 4,885 14.7 6,846 9.8
Organic mental disorders 26,308 2.5 22,268 2.3 712 2.1 3,328 4.8
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 23,473 2.2 17,462 1.8 693 2.1 5,318 7.6
Other 32,696 3.1 27,841 2.9 1,111 3.3 3,744 5.4
Neoplasms 92,747 8.7 90,986 9.5 1,344 4.0 417 0.6
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 3,346 0.3 2,918 0.3 69 0.2 359 0.5
Circulatory system 104,540 9.8 101,365 10.6 2,649 8.0 526 0.8
Digestive system 23,538 2.2 22,711 2.4 596 1.8 231 0.3
Genitourinary system 21,271 2.0 20,462 2.1 382 1.2 427 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 352,834 33.2 339,636 35.4 12,080 36.4 1,118 1.6
Nervous system and sense organs 88,173 8.3 77,109 8.0 2,365 7.1 8,699 12.5
Respiratory system 39,937 3.8 37,958 4.0 1,776 5.3 203 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 2,411 0.2 2,269 0.2 73 0.2 69 0.1
Other 2,148 0.2 1,803 0.2 60 0.2 285 0.4
Unknown 15,925 1.5 13,840 1.4 606 1.8 1,479 2.1
  Men
Subtotal 554,769 100.0 511,370 100.0 2,975 100.0 40,424 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,712 0.3 687 0.1 2 0.1 1,023 2.5
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 17,346 3.1 16,980 3.3 136 4.6 230 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 6,105 1.1 5,985 1.2 31 1.0 89 0.2
Injuries 22,961 4.1 21,835 4.3 147 4.9 979 2.4
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 4,599 0.8 0 0.0 1,425 0.3 3,174 7.9
Developmental disorders 930 0.2 489 0.1 1 (L) 440 1.1
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 1,251 0.2 463 0.1 1 (L) 787 1.9
Intellectual disability 22,401 4.0 7,502 1.5 84 2.8 14,815 36.6
Mood disorders 40,037 7.2 36,445 7.1 238 8.0 3,354 8.3
Organic mental disorders 15,620 2.8 13,335 2.6 82 2.8 2,203 5.4
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 15,327 2.8 11,272 2.2 79 2.7 3,976 9.8
Other 16,799 3.0 14,661 2.9 79 2.7 2,059 5.1
Neoplasms 46,657 8.4 46,309 9.1 134 4.5 214 0.5
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,554 0.3 1,357 0.3 4 0.1 193 0.5
Circulatory system 69,144 12.5 68,469 13.4 384 12.9 291 0.7
Digestive system 13,276 2.4 13,071 2.6 86 2.9 119 0.3
Genitourinary system 12,760 2.3 12,468 2.4 53 1.8 239 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 173,319 31.2 171,784 33.6 1,038 34.9 497 1.2
Nervous system and sense organs 43,614 7.9 38,801 7.6 182 6.1 4,631 11.5
Respiratory system 19,376 3.5 19,137 3.7 145 4.9 94 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,087 0.2 1,049 0.2 7 0.2 31 0.1
Other 1,099 0.2 940 0.2 5 0.2 154 0.4
Unknown 7,795 1.4 6,906 1.4 57 1.9 832 2.1
  Women
Subtotal 508,276 100.0 448,836 100.0 30,222 100.0 29,218 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,461 0.3 596 0.1 27 0.1 838 2.9
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 16,902 3.3 15,172 3.4 1,467 4.9 263 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,394 0.7 3,062 0.7 251 0.8 81 0.3
Injuries 13,021 2.6 11,837 2.6 731 2.4 453 1.6
Mental disorders  
Autistic disorders 1,015 0.2 261 0.1 3 (L) 751 2.6
Developmental disorders 553 0.1 279 0.1 16 0.1 258 0.9
Childhood and adolescent disorders not elsewhere classified 501 0.1 258 0.1 7 (L) 236 0.8
Intellectual disability 17,575 3.5 4,507 1.0 892 3.0 12,176 41.7
Mood disorders 61,934 12.2 53,795 12.0 4,647 15.4 3,492 12.0
Organic mental disorders 10,688 2.1 8,933 2.0 630 2.1 1,125 3.9
Schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders 8,146 1.6 6,190 1.4 614 2.0 1,342 4.6
Other 15,897 3.1 13,180 2.9 1,032 3.4 1,685 5.8
Neoplasms 46,090 9.1 44,677 10.0 1,210 4.0 203 0.7
Diseases of the—  
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,792 0.4 1,561 0.3 65 0.2 166 0.6
Circulatory system 35,396 7.0 32,896 7.3 2,265 7.5 235 0.8
Digestive system 10,262 2.0 9,640 2.1 510 1.7 112 0.4
Genitourinary system 8,511 1.7 7,994 1.8 329 1.1 188 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 179,515 35.3 167,852 37.4 11,042 36.5 621 2.1
Nervous system and sense organs 44,559 8.8 38,308 8.5 2,183 7.2 4,068 13.9
Respiratory system 20,561 4.0 18,821 4.2 1,631 5.4 109 0.4
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,324 0.3 1,220 0.3 66 0.2 38 0.1
Other 1,049 0.2 863 0.2 55 0.2 131 0.4
Unknown 8,130 1.6 6,934 1.5 549 1.8 647 2.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 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 were 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.
(L) = less than 0.05 percent.
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Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2012
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 960,206 100.0 1,203.97 33,197 100.0 684.63 69,642 100.0 511.95
Alabama 25,594 2.7 1,181.67 1,143 3.4 657.51 1,351 1.9 512.31
Alaska 1,381 0.1 1,246.52 43 0.1 713.96 86 0.1 507.55
Arizona 15,615 1.6 1,245.75 493 1.5 694.54 1,041 1.5 546.42
Arkansas 13,829 1.4 1,140.48 627 1.9 615.31 1,103 1.6 429.98
California 75,964 7.9 1,170.16 2,163 6.5 752.34 6,300 9.0 557.29
Colorado 11,464 1.2 1,255.15 273 0.8 735.18 663 1.0 564.23
Connecticut 8,421 0.9 1,317.99 218 0.7 696.55 729 1.0 535.37
Delaware 2,648 0.3 1,323.46 112 0.3 676.18 195 0.3 582.98
District of Columbia 1,928 0.2 1,035.19 44 0.1 641.50 100 0.1 563.94
Florida 59,443 6.2 1,197.71 1,829 5.5 662.34 3,329 4.8 532.91
Georgia 34,247 3.6 1,204.19 1,340 4.0 659.93 1,855 2.7 542.04
Hawaii 2,207 0.2 1,247.02 78 0.2 726.76 159 0.2 589.68
Idaho 4,827 0.5 1,173.51 110 0.3 740.49 384 0.6 476.04
Illinois 32,436 3.4 1,248.67 1,133 3.4 689.96 2,883 4.1 537.93
Indiana 22,677 2.4 1,245.12 818 2.5 699.49 1,667 2.4 501.61
Iowa 8,098 0.8 1,173.58 252 0.8 646.25 894 1.3 442.22
Kansas 8,649 0.9 1,198.36 286 0.9 678.98 758 1.1 485.00
Kentucky 19,246 2.0 1,176.98 1,032 3.1 681.79 1,436 2.1 475.82
Louisiana 16,470 1.7 1,134.83 810 2.4 735.42 1,305 1.9 479.19
Maine 5,490 0.6 1,143.35 204 0.6 649.18 617 0.9 421.70
Maryland 15,465 1.6 1,265.99 390 1.2 695.81 946 1.4 614.12
Massachusetts 21,063 2.2 1,231.70 503 1.5 697.24 1,816 2.6 484.16
Michigan 37,905 3.9 1,264.58 1,368 4.1 747.60 3,254 4.7 541.14
Minnesota 13,604 1.4 1,244.57 275 0.8 613.87 1,350 1.9 453.61
Mississippi 12,606 1.3 1,148.24 686 2.1 635.41 1,045 1.5 467.76
Missouri 23,863 2.5 1,194.42 963 2.9 642.42 1,788 2.6 457.42
Montana 2,838 0.3 1,115.69 84 0.3 707.20 202 0.3 517.00
Nebraska 4,289 0.4 1,174.61 108 0.3 621.66 411 0.6 448.79
Nevada 6,698 0.7 1,259.98 215 0.6 730.97 324 0.5 565.61
New Hampshire 5,481 0.6 1,230.17 127 0.4 709.22 466 0.7 467.16
New Jersey 23,665 2.5 1,332.73 627 1.9 731.01 1,661 2.4 583.63
New Mexico 7,502 0.8 1,118.74 200 0.6 679.49 427 0.6 488.40
New York 55,791 5.8 1,234.30 1,479 4.5 701.35 4,144 6.0 541.15
North Carolina 33,940 3.5 1,214.16 1,337 4.0 583.23 2,328 3.3 506.44
North Dakota 1,456 0.2 1,135.21 31 0.1 659.85 161 0.2 400.31
Ohio 40,358 4.2 1,178.62 1,551 4.7 700.18 2,810 4.0 469.22
Oklahoma 13,064 1.4 1,145.19 566 1.7 709.44 985 1.4 477.60
Oregon 11,546 1.2 1,218.45 401 1.2 685.61 900 1.3 528.78
Pennsylvania 45,058 4.7 1,211.27 1,397 4.2 689.51 3,069 4.4 503.94
Rhode Island 3,814 0.4 1,196.13 121 0.4 671.05 329 0.5 478.75
South Carolina 18,393 1.9 1,208.61 821 2.5 609.86 1,098 1.6 540.88
South Dakota 2,121 0.2 1,110.80 58 0.2 559.81 185 0.3 373.02
Tennessee 28,698 3.0 1,172.51 1,271 3.8 625.58 1,639 2.4 489.81
Texas 62,589 6.5 1,177.94 2,463 7.4 705.32 4,215 6.1 518.77
Utah 5,742 0.6 1,209.32 171 0.5 716.33 493 0.7 475.75
Vermont 2,302 0.2 1,149.48 53 0.2 659.89 203 0.3 441.34
Virginia 22,178 2.3 1,215.04 749 2.3 665.30 1,561 2.2 522.67
Washington 20,993 2.2 1,240.75 566 1.7 756.93 1,600 2.3 539.43
West Virginia 7,884 0.8 1,194.76 487 1.5 812.99 539 0.8 533.15
Wisconsin 16,964 1.8 1,242.70 427 1.3 674.13 1,660 2.4 453.18
Wyoming 1,444 0.2 1,182.68 32 0.1 795.87 98 0.1 533.62
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 18,644 1.9 1,043.39 548 1.7 619.32 836 1.2 404.18
Other b 1,614 0.2 971.60 114 0.3 684.20 244 0.4 435.01
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 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.
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