Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2000

 

Applications

All Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 28. Percentage distribution of state agency allowances at the initial level, by administrative grouping, fiscal years 1965-2000
Fiscal year Meets listing Equals listing Vocational considerations
1965 52.0 32.0 16.0
1970 39.0 43.0 18.0
1975 29.4 43.9 26.7
1976 29.0 45.1 25.9
1977 34.2 41.9 23.9
1978 45.6 31.9 22.5
1979 55.1 22.7 22.1
1980 57.9 16.2 25.9
1981 63.9 12.3 23.8
1982 72.7 8.6 18.7
1983 74.0 8.3 17.7
1984 66.7 8.7 24.6
1985 62.7 9.2 28.1
1986 68.2 8.7 23.1
1987 66.0 10.2 23.8
1988 54.3 11.0 24.7
1989 62.1 11.3 26.6
1990 59.0 11.8 29.2
1991 55.9 12.4 31.7
1992 50.9 15.2 33.9
1993 51.2 15.0 33.8
1994 54.8 10.6 34.5
1995 54.5 10.0 35.5
1996 53.4 9.7 36.8
1997 53.2 9.9 36.8
1998 51.7 9.2 39.0
1999 51.5 8.9 39.6
2000 49.0 9.1 41.9
SOURCE: Office of Disability, SSA-831 Disability Decision file.
NOTE: Initial state agency determinations for Social Security disability only and concurrent claims. Does not include SSI only claims. Percentages do not reflect effects of dispositions at the reconsideration, hearing, or higher levels of appeal.
CONTACT: Susan M. David (410) 965-0091 for further information.
Table 29. Percentage distribution of state agency denials at the initial level, by reason, fiscal years 1975-2000
Fiscal year Duration Impairment not severe Able to perform usual work Able to perform other work Engaging in SGA Claimant failure or other a
1975 19.6 8.4 44.3 18.2 1.0 8.5
1976 19.9 10.8 41.9 20.1 0.4 6.9
1977 21.2 24.8 30.0 15.7 0.5 7.8
1978 21.1 31.8 25.0 14.6 0.5 7.0
1979 20.0 41.6 21.5 12.5 0.4 4.0
1980 20.6 39.0 23.7 12.7 n.a. 3.9
1981 17.5 43.2 18.7 11.3 2.0 7.4
1982 16.4 38.9 22.6 14.1 1.1 6.4
1983 16.9 39.4 22.0 14.3 1.0 6.4
1984 14.8 34.3 23.8 16.7 1.0 9.4
1985 15.4 23.3 35.4 20.3 1.1 4.5
1986 14.2 20.1 38.4 20.5 0.2 6.6
1987 15.8 18.3 38.2 21.7 1.0 5.0
1988 15.9 20.3 34.2 22.8 0.9 5.9
1989 15.7 20.7 32.7 24.9 0.4 5.7
1990 15.1 21.4 31.0 26.3 0.4 5.9
1991 13.8 20.5 30.8 28.6 0.3 6.0
1992 12.0 19.5 30.6 31.5 n.a 6.4
1993 11.7 19.8 30.2 31.6 n.a 6.7
1994 11.7 19.2 29.5 32.3 n.a 7.2
1995 11.8 18.7 29.5 32.5 n.a 7.5
1996 10.9 17.1 29.3 36.2 n.a 6.5
1997 10.6 16.0 28.7 36.6 n.a 8.1
1998 11.0 14.8 30.4 36.2 n.a 7.6
1999 10.7 14.4 31.3 35.7 0.1 7.9
2000 10.6 13.6 32.1 35.3 0.2 8.2
SOURCE: Office of Disability, SSA-831 Disability Decision file.
NOTES: Initial state agency determinations for Social Security disability only and concurrent claims. Does not include SSI only claims. Percentages do not reflect effects of dispositions at the reconsideration, hearing or higher levels of appeal.
SGA = substantial gainful activity.
n.a. = not available.
a. Includes denials for failure to attend a scheduled consultative examination, failure to cooperate in submitting evidence, and failure to follow prescribed treatment.
CONTACT: Susan M. David (410) 965-0091 for further information.