Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2002

 
Table equivalent for Chart 2. All Social Security disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, 1970–2002 (millions)
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
1970 1.81 1.49 0.05 0.27
1971 1.99 1.65 0.06 0.29
1972 2.20 1.83 0.06 0.31
1973 2.42 2.02 0.08 0.32
1974 2.67 2.24 0.09 0.34
1975 2.96 2.49 0.11 0.36
1976 3.17 2.67 0.12 0.38
1977 3.37 2.84 0.13 0.40
1978 3.43 2.88 0.13 0.42
1979 3.44 2.87 0.13 0.44
1980 3.44 2.86 0.13 0.45
1981 3.36 2.78 0.12 0.46
1982 3.19 2.60 0.12 0.47
1983 3.17 2.57 0.11 0.49
1984 3.21 2.60 0.11 0.51
1985 3.29 2.66 0.11 0.53
1986 3.38 2.73 0.11 0.55
1987 3.45 2.79 0.11 0.56
1988 3.51 2.83 0.10 0.57
1989 3.58 2.90 0.10 0.59
1990 3.71 3.01 0.10 0.60
1991 3.93 3.19 0.11 0.62
1992 4.24 3.47 0.13 0.64
1993 4.53 3.73 0.15 0.66
1994 4.80 3.96 0.16 0.67
1995 5.04 4.19 0.17 0.69
1996 5.26 4.39 0.18 0.70
1997 5.40 4.51 0.19 0.70
1998 5.61 4.70 0.19 0.71
1999 5.80 4.88 0.20 0.72
2000 5.97 5.04 0.20 0.73
2001 6.21 5.27 0.20 0.74
2002 6.49 5.54 0.21 0.74
SOURCE: Table 3.
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Disabled beneficiaries aged 18–64 in current-payment status as a percentage of state population aged 18–64, December 2002
State Percent
United States 3.5
Alabama 5.8
Alaska 2.2
Arizona 3.3
Arkansas 5.9
California 2.5
Colorado 2.4
Connecticut 3.2
Delaware 3.7
District of Columbia 2.6
Florida 3.8
Georgia 3.6
Hawaii 2.3
Idaho 3.2
Illinois 2.9
Indiana 3.7
Iowa 3.4
Kansas 3.1
Kentucky 6.0
Louisiana 4.3
Maine 5.3
Maryland 2.6
Massachusetts 3.7
Michigan 3.9
Minnesota 2.8
Mississippi 6.1
Missouri 4.4
Montana 3.6
Nebraska 3.1
Nevada 3.0
New Hampshire 3.6
New Jersey 2.9
New Mexico 3.6
New York 3.5
North Carolina 4.6
North Dakota 3.0
Ohio 3.6
Oklahoma 3.9
Oregon 3.2
Pennsylvania 3.8
Rhode Island 4.2
South Carolina 4.9
South Dakota 3.3
Tennessee 4.9
Texas 2.6
Utah 2.0
Vermont 3.9
Virginia 3.4
Washington 2.9
West Virginia 7.1
Wisconsin 3.2
Wyoming 3.0
SOURCE: Table 8.

Text description for Chart 4.
Age of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current payment status, by sex, December 2002

This bar chart shows the percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries in current payment status by sex and age group (under 25, 25-59 in 5-year increments, and 60 or older). The percentages range from about 1 percent for those under 25, to about 12 percent for those aged 40-45, and to about 22 percent for those aged 60 or older. Men make up the about same percentage as women before age 45, a slightly lower percentage in the 45-59 range, and a larger percentage in the 60 or older group. It is in this oldest group that there is the greatest difference between the percentage of men and women.

Table equivalent for Chart 5. Average monthly benefit of disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by sex, December 2002 (dollars)
Beneficiary Men Women
Disabled workers 935.6 708.7
Disabled widow(er)s 384.7 553.0
Disabled adult children 548.1 553.2
SOURCE: Table 5.
Table equivalent for Chart 6. Disabled beneficiaries in current-payment status, by diagnostic group, December 2002 (percent)
Diagnostic group Disabled
workers
Disabled
widow(er)s
Disabled
adult
children
Mental retardation 5.2 4.7 43.6
Other mental disorders 28.1 21.8 13.0
Nervous system and sense organs 9.6 7.0 8.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 23.9 26.8 0.6
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 4.3 9.5 0.4
Circulatory system 10.1 10.8 0.4
All other impairments 18.9 19.4 33.2
SOURCE: Table 6.
Table equivalent for Chart 7. Social Security disability awards, 1980–2002 (thousands)
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
1980 446.08 397.00 16.00 33.00
1981 396.55 352.00 14.00 31.00
1982 338.28 297.00 12.00 29.00
1983 359.60 312.00 14.00 34.00
1984 415.59 362.00 17.00 36.00
1985 433.54 377.00 17.00 39.00
1986 475.81 417.00 18.00 41.00
1987 471.91 416.00 16.00 40.00
1988 463.52 409.00 15.00 39.00
1989 477.75 426.00 15.00 37.00
1990 522.17 468.00 15.00 39.00
1991 607.11 536.00 30.00 41.00
1992 716.88 637.00 33.00 47.00
1993 714.32 635.00 32.00 47.00
1994 706.26 632.00 30.00 44.00
1995 718.70 646.00 30.00 43.00
1996 693.53 624.00 29.00 41.00
1997 654.66 587.00 29.00 39.00
1998 677.47 608.00 29.00 40.00
1989 691.89 620.00 30.00 42.00
2000 675.60 611.00 28.00 37.00
2001 732.70 662.00 27.00 44.00
2002 805.31 730.00 28.00 47.00
SOURCE: Table 30.
Table equivalent for Chart 8. Average monthly benefit awards, by sex, 2002 (dollars)
Beneficiary Men Women
Disabled workers 1,021.70 753.90
Disabled widow(er)s 411.40 572.20
Disabled adult children 425.40 434.00
SOURCE: Table 31.
Table equivalent for Chart 10. Final outcome of disabled-worker applications, 1992–2000 (percent)
Year Technical
denials
Medical
denials
Pending
final
decision
Hearings
and
Appeals
Council
awards
Reconsideration
awards
Initial
awards
1992 10.6 36.8 0.0 15.4 4.1 33.1
1993 10.7 39.1 0.0 15.7 4.2 30.3
1994 10.0 41.4 0.0 15.9 4.5 28.1
1995 10.1 41.7 0.0 15.6 4.6 28.1
1996 9.4 40.5 0.5 15.5 5.0 29.1
1997 9.7 38.2 0.5 15.9 5.1 30.6
1998 9.0 36.8 0.4 15.6 5.4 32.7
1999 9.3 35.5 0.7 15.7 4.9 33.9
2000 11.0 33.3 1.7 15.2 4.4 34.4
SOURCE: Tables 50–53.
NOTES: Awards are calculated as medical allowances minus subsequent technical denials. Technical denials include both nonmedical decision technical denials and medical decisions that were subsequently denied for technical reasons.
The proportion of claims awarded at each level of the process is likely to change as a result of the Prototype Process being tested in 10 states. Under this test, the reconsideration step of the appeals process was eliminated for applications filed October 1, 1999, or later. Elimination of the reconsideration level in these states is likely to result in a decrease in the overall proportion of claims awarded at this step.
Table equivalent for Chart 12. Educatoinal level of disabled-worker beneficiaries, December 2001
Education level Percent
0–8 years of education 11
9–11 years of education 14
12 years of education 39
13–15 years of education 27
16 or more years of education 9
SOURCE: Table 59.