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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated for All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 49. Number and rate, 1960–2012
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
2007 580,721 72 522,349 74 23,768 106 34,604 44
2008 627,423 74 563,314 76 26,109 114 38,000 44
2009 695,216 78 630,074 81 25,071 106 40,071 44
2010 706,008 75 640,678 78 24,749 101 40,581 43
2011 723,188 74 653,877 76 26,600 106 42,711 44
2012 795,699 79 728,320 83 19,346 76 48,033 48
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 through 2003, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data; beginning in 2004, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 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.
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Table 50. Number, by reason for termination, 2012
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 Retired workers Deceased workers Disabled workers
Total 1,279,974 728,320 36,011 322,100 126,164 19,346 7,870 24,286 15,877
Death of beneficiary 288,041 251,864 1,876 790 51 7,712 5,179 19,532 1,037
Death of worker a 47,656 . . . 4,780 37,798 1,309 . . . . . . . . . 3,769
Attainment of—  
Age 16 by child 9,956 . . . 9,956 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age 18 by child 241,913 . . . . . . 241,913 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maximum age as a student 26,581 . . . . . . . . . 26,581 . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRA by disabled worker 433,285 401,872 14,678 9,214 513 . . . . . . . . . 7,008
FRA by disabled widow(er) 10,591 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,591 . . . . . . . . .
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 6,465 . . . 1,631 1,277 152 . . . 662 1,547 1,196
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 5,314 2,402 1,342 127 6 455 803 130 49
Does not meet medical standards b 104,902 67,931 1,327 28,899 529 255 952 2,577 2,432
Medical improvement c -- 19,002 -- -- -- 61 388 1,010 460
Work above substantial gainful activity d -- 38,228 -- -- -- 170 478 1,197 591
Miscellaneous reasons e -- 10,701 -- -- -- 24 86 370 178
Student no longer attending school 96,981 . . . . . . . . . 96,981 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other 8,289 4,251 421 2,082 42 333 274 500 386
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.
Table 51. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2012
State or area Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas 795,699 79 728,320 83 19,346 76 48,033 48
Alabama 19,689 75 17,961 77 588 67 1,140 53
Alaska 1,174 81 1,078 83 29 101 67 52
Arizona 14,483 84 13,599 88 310 83 574 42
Arkansas 12,634 80 11,484 82 344 70 806 64
California 66,676 83 61,724 88 1,373 81 3,579 42
Colorado 9,072 79 8,476 82 177 85 419 47
Connecticut 7,457 79 6,817 84 135 82 505 42
Delaware 2,410 79 2,253 83 40 57 117 44
District of Columbia 1,189 74 1,090 77 22 86 77 48
Florida 51,397 86 48,130 89 1,012 72 2,255 47
Georgia 25,601 82 23,569 85 720 78 1,312 49
Hawaii 2,314 86 2,129 91 54 93 131 44
Idaho 3,671 77 3,409 80 59 58 203 47
Illinois 27,530 81 24,925 86 606 72 1,999 48
Indiana 18,297 78 16,486 81 436 70 1,375 59
Iowa 6,848 76 6,173 81 132 71 543 47
Kansas 6,716 79 6,145 82 125 62 446 51
Kentucky 17,700 74 15,939 76 705 83 1,056 52
Louisiana 14,157 77 12,525 81 588 87 1,044 48
Maine 4,458 67 4,053 69 84 57 321 49
Maryland 11,395 80 10,593 84 213 75 589 42
Massachusetts 16,379 72 14,824 74 277 70 1,278 52
Michigan 28,552 71 25,805 74 672 68 2,075 47
Minnesota 10,454 73 9,616 77 135 66 703 43
Mississippi 12,152 80 10,923 83 430 78 799 53
Missouri 18,989 77 17,246 79 503 72 1,240 54
Montana 2,679 85 2,464 88 45 64 170 56
Nebraska 4,038 83 3,664 87 76 78 298 54
Nevada 6,329 95 5,982 98 133 86 214 52
New Hampshire 3,549 68 3,294 70 53 59 202 46
New Jersey 19,267 84 17,785 90 337 73 1,145 44
New Mexico 5,472 78 5,051 80 121 80 300 52
New York 46,193 77 42,066 81 994 79 3,133 44
North Carolina 30,518 82 28,000 85 707 68 1,811 56
North Dakota 1,424 85 1,279 90 20 75 125 52
Ohio 31,005 77 27,856 81 925 84 2,224 50
Oklahoma 12,002 84 10,998 87 343 75 661 54
Oregon 9,651 81 8,929 84 214 79 508 45
Pennsylvania 34,929 75 31,640 78 849 75 2,440 49
Rhode Island 3,010 72 2,752 75 50 60 208 49
South Carolina 16,286 81 15,063 85 436 68 787 46
South Dakota 1,823 82 1,633 86 38 95 152 56
Tennessee 22,622 80 20,633 82 696 74 1,293 54
Texas 53,299 83 49,325 87 1,461 77 2,513 43
Utah 4,085 76 3,705 79 86 82 294 53
Vermont 1,849 73 1,662 74 28 59 159 59
Virginia 19,300 80 17,747 84 466 73 1,087 48
Washington 15,552 79 14,425 83 319 78 808 45
West Virginia 8,966 80 7,997 83 347 82 622 56
Wisconsin 13,493 74 12,226 78 217 66 1,050 47
Wyoming 1,167 82 1,092 85 28 94 47 38
Outlying areas  
Puerto Rico 13,256 62 11,877 65 462 88 917 39
Other a 2,541 99 2,203 118 126 142 212 35
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data, and Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data. From 2012 and forward, Master Beneficiary Record, 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: (410) 965-0090 or statistics@ssa.gov.