Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

Benefits Awarded

Disabled Workers

Table 6.C1 Number and percentage distribution, by monthly benefit and sex, 2002
Monthly benefit (dollars) Total Men Women
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled workers 750,003 100.0 406,336 100.0 343,667 100.0
Less than 100.00 6,389 0.9 3,528 0.9 2,861 0.8
100.00–149.90 3,750 0.5 1,463 0.4 2,287 0.7
150.00–199.90 8,881 1.2 3,492 0.9 5,389 1.6
200.00–249.90 13,109 1.8 5,021 1.2 8,088 2.4
250.00–299.90 14,344 1.9 5,374 1.3 8,970 2.6
300.00–349.90 16,040 2.1 5,908 1.5 10,132 3.0
350.00–399.90 15,980 2.1 5,737 1.4 10,243 3.0
400.00–449.90 16,316 2.2 5,991 1.5 10,325 3.0
450.00–499.90 18,845 2.5 6,861 1.7 11,984 3.5
500.00–549.90 32,643 4.4 11,545 2.8 21,098 6.1
550.00–599.90 42,319 5.6 15,107 3.7 27,212 7.9
600.00–649.90 42,475 5.7 16,340 4.0 26,135 7.6
650.00–699.90 40,176 5.4 16,173 4.0 24,003 7.0
700.00–749.90 38,422 5.1 16,248 4.0 22,174 6.5
750.00–799.90 36,242 4.8 16,604 4.1 19,638 5.7
800.00–849.90 34,898 4.7 16,883 4.2 18,015 5.2
850.00–899.90 32,547 4.3 16,554 4.1 15,993 4.7
900.00–949.90 30,569 4.1 16,315 4.0 14,254 4.2
950.00–999.90 28,543 3.8 16,016 3.9 12,527 3.7
1,000.00–1,049.90 26,059 3.5 15,468 3.8 10,591 3.1
1,050.00–1,099.90 24,453 3.3 15,287 3.8 9,166 2.7
1,100.00–1,149.90 22,818 3.0 14,832 3.7 7,986 2.3
1,150.00–1,199.90 20,575 2.7 14,015 3.5 6,560 1.9
1,200.00–1,249.90 19,158 2.6 13,438 3.3 5,720 1.7
1,250.00–1,299.90 17,783 2.4 12,809 3.2 4,974 1.5
1,300.00–1,349.90 16,418 2.2 12,050 3.0 4,368 1.3
1,350.00–1,399.90 15,052 2.0 11,343 2.8 3,709 1.1
1,400.00–1,449.90 15,697 2.1 12,090 3.0 3,607 1.1
1,450.00–1,499.90 19,669 2.6 15,505 3.8 4,164 1.2
1,500.00 or more 79,833 10.6 68,339 16.8 11,494 3.3
Average benefit (dollars) 898.10 1,020.10 753.90
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Benefits awarded before the December increase are converted to the December rates before computation of the percentages.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.C2 Number, average age, and percentage distribution, by sex and age, selected years 1957–2002
Year Number Average age Percentage distribution, by age a
Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–61 62–64 65 b
Men
1957 148,376 59.2 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.1 28.0 17.0 33.8 4.1
1958 107,003 59.0 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.7 27.5 15.2 28.9 8.7
1959 146,547 58.9 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.1 27.4 14.8 28.8 7.8
1960 168,466 54.5 100.0 0.8 7.0 6.5 10.5 16.7 20.0 11.8 21.3 5.4
1965 186,808 53.0 100.0 1.8 8.2 7.9 11.1 17.1 25.7 14.0 13.0 1.0
1970 258,072 52.1 100.0 6.7 7.6 6.5 10.1 14.7 23.5 12.3 16.1 2.6
1975 408,531 51.5 100.0 7.7 8.6 6.2 9.5 15.7 23.1 12.1 14.6 2.5
1980 275,185 51.2 100.0 8.3 9.7 6.0 8.4 14.7 24.6 12.3 14.2 1.8
1981 244,984 50.8 100.0 8.6 10.2 6.2 8.4 14.5 24.3 13.0 13.1 1.7
1982 207,453 50.9 100.0 8.4 10.4 6.3 8.4 14.1 24.6 12.9 13.6 1.2
1983 217,422 50.2 100.0 9.5 11.7 6.6 8.4 13.6 23.4 12.2 13.3 1.3
1984 247,833 50.0 100.0 9.2 12.8 7.1 8.7 13.4 22.6 12.2 12.7 1.3
1985 274,400 50.1 100.0 8.7 13.3 7.0 9.9 14.6 23.1 12.4 10.6 0.3
1986 273,700 48.7 100.0 10.7 15.3 8.1 9.4 14.3 21.3 11.1 9.5 0.3
1987 265,900 49.0 100.0 9.4 16.0 8.6 9.3 13.9 20.8 10.9 11.0 0.2
1988 265,700 49.2 100.0 8.4 16.0 9.7 9.0 14.6 21.3 10.5 10.2 0.2
1989 268,600 49.0 100.0 8.7 16.0 9.5 10.2 14.2 20.6 9.7 10.8 0.3
1990 293,300 48.1 100.0 10.9 16.9 9.4 9.5 13.5 20.5 10.3 8.8 0.1
1991 322,700 47.9 100.0 9.5 17.7 10.6 11.0 14.1 18.4 9.4 9.1 0.2
1992 395,600 47.8 100.0 9.5 18.5 10.8 11.0 13.0 18.6 9.8 8.7 0.2
1993 391,800 47.7 100.0 9.2 18.9 10.1 11.7 14.7 18.8 8.6 7.8 0.2
1994 379,300 48.4 100.0 6.8 18.4 10.8 12.7 15.4 19.3 9.0 7.6 0.1
1995 368,400 48.9 100.0 7.2 16.3 10.7 11.5 15.7 20.4 8.9 9.1 0.2
1996 347,100 48.7 100.0 6.9 16.2 10.8 13.2 16.2 19.9 9.3 7.5 0.1
1997 311,100 49.3 100.0 6.3 14.6 10.8 13.5 16.1 21.6 8.8 8.2 0.1
1998 331,400 49.2 100.0 6.3 14.3 11.1 12.4 18.3 21.6 8.1 7.8 0.2
1999 338,900 49.6 100.0 6.2 13.1 11.4 12.4 18.3 21.7 8.8 8.0 0.3
2000 329,800 49.6 100.0 6.8 12.9 10.7 12.7 17.7 21.0 9.1 8.8 0.2
2001 364,500 49.4 100.0 7.5 13.2 9.9 12.2 17.4 22.6 9.2 7.9 0.1
2002 406,336 49.4 100.0 7.8 12.0 10.3 12.7 17.5 22.5 9.2 7.9 0.1
Women
1957 30,426 57.4 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.5 38.9 19.8 15.3 0.5
1958 24,379 57.2 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.6 37.2 17.8 15.2 1.2
1959 31,264 57.0 100.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.2 36.9 17.6 14.2 1.1
1960 39,339 52.5 100.0 0.7 8.1 8.0 13.3 21.9 24.6 12.4 10.1 0.8
1965 66,691 53.2 100.0 1.1 6.5 7.4 11.7 19.3 28.3 14.1 10.9 0.6
1970 92,312 52.8 100.0 4.2 6.3 6.1 11.0 17.5 27.2 13.0 12.9 1.7
1975 183,518 52.1 100.0 6.1 7.3 6.1 10.1 17.7 25.5 12.2 12.9 2.1
1980 121,374 51.1 100.0 7.4 9.7 6.4 9.3 16.3 25.5 11.7 12.2 1.5
1981 106,863 50.8 100.0 7.8 10.2 6.5 9.5 16.4 25.1 12.0 11.1 1.4
1982 89,678 50.5 100.0 8.0 10.9 6.8 9.5 15.6 24.9 11.7 11.4 1.1
1983 94,127 49.8 100.0 9.0 12.2 7.4 9.5 14.8 23.5 10.9 11.6 1.1
1984 114,165 49.7 100.0 8.3 13.2 7.9 9.7 14.9 22.8 10.9 11.7 1.2
1985 134,500 49.7 100.0 8.6 12.9 8.0 10.6 15.8 23.3 10.1 10.5 0.1
1986 135,700 48.8 100.0 9.0 15.5 10.4 10.5 14.8 21.3 9.6 8.6 0.2
1987 143,700 49.5 100.0 7.5 15.2 8.1 11.2 15.8 23.4 9.6 8.8 0.3
1988 147,000 49.3 100.0 8.5 14.0 8.8 10.9 16.1 23.5 10.5 7.4 0.3
1989 146,900 49.1 100.0 7.8 14.8 10.4 11.9 13.8 21.2 10.8 8.9 0.3
1990 168,500 48.4 100.0 8.5 16.3 9.8 13.1 14.2 22.3 8.9 6.5 0.4
1991 190,400 48.4 100.0 8.5 16.8 10.1 12.2 16.2 19.5 8.9 7.4 0.4
1992 241,300 47.7 100.0 8.6 17.7 12.0 12.4 15.6 17.6 8.4 7.5 0.2
1993 237,900 48.1 100.0 7.5 17.5 11.2 13.1 16.5 19.7 6.8 7.4 0.2
1994 234,000 48.2 100.0 7.4 16.9 11.1 12.9 17.0 20.8 7.3 6.4 0.2
1995 263,200 48.5 100.0 6.4 16.7 11.4 13.8 17.2 20.5 7.6 6.3 0.1
1996 256,900 49.1 100.0 5.3 15.1 11.3 14.0 19.0 21.2 8.3 5.8 0.1
1997 250,200 48.4 100.0 6.2 16.3 12.2 14.1 19.0 19.0 6.8 6.2 0.2
1998 271,900 48.9 100.0 5.4 14.9 12.2 14.5 19.1 20.4 7.6 5.7 0.2
1999 266,900 48.7 100.0 5.7 14.6 12.5 15.3 18.2 20.6 6.6 6.2 0.3
2000 282,400 49.2 100.0 5.8 13.7 12.3 13.5 18.7 21.6 8.1 6.1 0.2
2001 304,800 48.4 100.0 7.9 14.0 12.1 13.8 18.5 20.1 7.6 5.9 0.1
2002 343,667 48.7 100.0 7.3 13.4 11.6 14.3 18.4 21.0 7.7 6.3 0.1
a. Age in year of award for 1957–1984. Age in month of award for 1985–2002.
b. Includes awards processed after attainment of age 65.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record. Data for 1985–2001 are based on a 1 percent sample. All other years are 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Jennie H. Park (410) 965-9358 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 6.C3 Number and percentage distribution, by diagnostic group, sex, and age, 2002
Diagnostic group a Total Men Women
All
ages
Under 35 35–49 50 or
older
All
ages
Under 35 35–49 50 or
older
All
ages
Under 35 35–49 50 or
older
Number
Total 750,003 90,550 233,018 426,435 406,336 49,196 119,418 237,722 343,667 41,354 113,600 188,713
Congenital anomalies 1,163 489 320 354 610 256 169 185 553 233 151 169
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 26,737 2,075 7,772 16,890 13,493 964 3,681 8,848 13,244 1,111 4,091 8,042
Infectious and parasitic diseases b 11,289 1,785 6,002 3,502 8,238 1,287 4,656 2,295 3,051 498 1,346 1,207
Injuries 30,893 4,842 10,183 15,868 20,103 3,485 6,755 9,863 10,790 1,357 3,428 6,005
Mental disorders
Retardation 23,206 12,865 7,403 2,938 14,335 7,782 4,684 1,869 8,871 5,083 2,719 1,069
Other 167,375 37,945 71,882 57,548 79,094 19,908 31,776 27,410 88,281 18,037 40,106 30,138
Neoplasms 73,086 4,107 19,593 49,386 38,440 2,124 9,128 27,188 34,646 1,983 10,465 22,198
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,635 750 781 1,104 1,304 328 386 590 1,331 422 395 514
Circulatory system 86,574 2,162 15,702 68,710 59,303 1,227 9,873 48,203 27,271 935 5,829 20,507
Digestive system 16,790 1,117 6,951 8,722 10,498 504 4,366 5,628 6,292 613 2,585 3,094
Genitourinary system 16,542 2,451 5,965 8,126 10,105 1,344 3,730 5,031 6,437 1,107 2,235 3,095
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 190,539 7,509 51,161 131,869 96,909 3,574 26,254 67,081 93,630 3,935 24,907 64,788
Nervous system and sense organs 63,069 10,009 21,179 31,881 32,872 5,179 10,340 17,353 30,197 4,830 10,839 14,528
Respiratory system 30,880 762 5,169 24,949 16,341 272 2,247 13,822 14,539 490 2,922 11,127
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,653 220 639 794 715 82 282 351 938 138 357 443
Other 5,873 1,012 1,696 3,165 3,069 616 787 1,666 2,804 396 909 1,499
Unknown 1,699 450 620 629 907 264 304 339 792 186 316 290
Percent
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Congenital anomalies 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 3.6 2.3 3.3 4.0 3.3 2.0 3.1 3.7 3.9 2.7 3.6 4.3
Infectious and parasitic diseases b 1.5 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.0 2.6 3.9 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.6
Injuries 4.1 5.4 4.4 3.7 4.9 7.1 5.7 4.2 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 3.1 14.2 3.2 0.7 3.5 15.8 3.9 0.8 2.6 12.3 2.4 0.6
Other 22.3 41.9 30.8 13.5 19.5 40.4 26.6 11.5 25.7 43.6 35.3 16.0
Neoplasms 9.8 4.6 8.4 11.6 9.5 4.3 7.6 11.4 10.1 4.8 9.2 11.8
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.3 0.3
Circulatory system 11.5 2.4 6.7 16.1 14.6 2.5 8.3 20.3 7.9 2.3 5.1 10.9
Digestive system 2.2 1.2 3.0 2.0 2.6 1.0 3.7 2.4 1.8 1.5 2.3 1.6
Genitourinary system 2.2 2.7 2.6 1.9 2.5 2.7 3.1 2.1 1.9 2.7 2.0 1.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 25.4 8.3 22.0 30.9 23.8 7.3 22.0 28.2 27.2 9.5 21.9 34.3
Nervous system and sense organs 8.4 11.1 9.1 7.5 8.1 10.5 8.6 7.3 8.8 11.7 9.6 7.7
Respiratory system 4.1 0.9 2.2 5.9 4.0 0.6 1.9 5.8 4.2 1.2 2.6 5.9
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Other 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8
Unknown 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.1
a. Classification based on impairment codes established by SSA.
b. Effective 1999, the Listing of Impairments (which describes medical conditions and specific findings that SSA considers severe enough to show that an individual is disabled without having to consider the remaining steps of the sequential evaluation process) was changed to eliminate awards based solely on obesity.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Terry Dodson (410) 965-0143.
Table 6.C7 Number of applications, awards, ratio of awards to applications, and awards per 1,000 insured workers, selected years, 1960–2002
Year Number (thousands) Awards as a percentage
of applications
Awards per 1,000
insured workers
Applications Awards
1960 418.6 207.8 49.6 4.5
1965 529.3 253.5 47.9 4.7
1966 544.5 278.3 51.1 5.1
1967 573.2 301.4 52.6 5.4
1968 719.8 323.2 44.9 5.7
1969 725.2 344.7 47.5 4.9
1970 869.8 350.4 40.3 4.8
1971 923.9 415.9 45.0 5.6
1972 947.5 455.4 48.1 6.0
1973 1,067.5 491.6 46.1 6.3
1974 1,330.2 536.0 40.3 6.7
1975 1,285.3 592.0 46.1 7.1
1976 1,232.2 551.5 44.8 6.5
1977 1,235.2 568.9 46.1 6.5
1978 1,184.7 464.4 39.2 5.2
1979 1,187.8 416.7 35.1 4.4
1980 1,262.3 396.6 31.4 4.0
1981 1,161.2 351.8 30.3 3.4
1982 1,019.8 297.1 29.1 2.9
1983 1,019.3 311.5 30.6 3.0
1984 1,036.7 362.0 34.9 3.4
1985 1,066.2 377.4 35.4 3.5
1986 1,118.4 416.9 37.3 3.8
1987 1,108.9 415.8 37.5 3.7
1988 1,017.9 409.5 40.2 3.6
1989 984.9 425.6 43.2 3.7
1990 1,067.7 468.0 43.8 4.0
1991 1,208.7 536.4 44.4 4.5
1992 1,335.1 636.6 47.7 5.2
1993 1,425.8 635.2 44.6 5.2
1994 1,443.8 631.9 43.8 5.1
1995 1,338.1 645.6 48.3 5.1
1996 1,279.2 624.3 48.8 4.9
1997 1,180.2 587.7 49.8 4.5
1998 1,169.3 608.4 52.0 4.6
1999 1,200.1 620.6 51.7 4.6
2000 1,330.6 621.3 46.7 4.5
2001 1,498.6 690.5 46.1 5.0
2002 1,682.5 750.0 44.6 5.3
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Master Beneficiary Record, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Jeff Kunkel (410) 965-3013.