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

 

Beneficiaries in Current Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, selected years 1960-2002
Year Total Workers and nondisabled dependents Widow(er)s Adult children of--
Workers Spouses Children
under
age 18
Students
aged
18-19
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
1960 788,543 455,371 76,599 152,519 n.a. n.a. 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 n.a. 8,981 87,122 102,287
1970 2,970,538 1,492,948 283,447 799,111 75,194 49,281 14,295 101,341 154,921
1975 4,799,853 2,488,774 452,922 1,239,058 147,253 109,511 24,193 118,802 219,340
1980 5,223,311 2,858,680 461,878 1,184,846 140,157 127,580 32,883 140,548 276,739
1981 5,008,221 2,776,519 428,212 1,070,000 148,879 121,590 32,664 143,633 286,724
1982 4,532,014 2,603,599 365,862 894,440 79,333 116,372 30,027 144,464 297,917
1983 4,382,745 2,569,029 308,059 855,560 50,134 111,591 30,209 148,464 309,699
1984 4,406,140 2,596,516 303,982 858,243 31,875 109,151 31,165 152,667 322,541
1985 4,507,083 2,656,638 305,532 889,730 22,336 107,005 33,078 157,011 335,753
1986 4,613,249 2,728,463 300,826 911,698 20,245 106,974 34,641 161,755 348,647
1987 4,676,852 2,785,859 290,888 912,367 20,183 106,282 35,378 165,675 360,220
1988 4,709,360 2,821,070 280,780 898,980 24,370 105,810 35,520 170,940 371,890
1989 4,774,160 2,886,590 269,830 901,400 23,330 102,650 35,950 172,650 381,760
1990 4,934,370 3,011,130 264,230 929,720 23,960 101,780 36,990 174,560 392,000
1991 5,209,600 3,198,610 263,780 986,710 26,380 115,010 38,450 177,740 402,920
1992 5,633,130 3,473,330 271,510 1,090,920 25,930 131,620 41,720 181,860 416,240
1993 6,026,460 3,729,330 272,190 1,188,330 29,660 148,070 44,920 185,270 428,690
1994 6,381,470 3,966,590 270,220 1,276,740 29,910 161,650 48,650 187,630 440,080
1995 6,674,450 4,186,720 263,130 1,331,110 29,550 173,240 51,790 188,940 449,970
1996 6,906,420 4,386,040 223,300 1,381,200 32,820 182,020 53,470 190,050 457,520
1997 6,998,210 4,505,760 207,290 1,357,340 31,440 187,220 53,760 190,410 464,990
1998 7,192,370 4,697,010 190,120 1,363,910 30,780 192,400 55,690 189,930 472,530
1999 7,391,920 4,873,560 176,370 1,381,200 37,020 197,520 57,360 189,820 479,070
2000 7,550,930 5,035,840 164,850 1,381,500 35,000 200,130 58,090 191,950 483,570
2001 7,790,038 5,268,039 156,978 1,385,374 38,839 204,255 57,920 191,817 486,816
2002 8,109,332 5,539,597 151,626 1,422,296 43,916 207,365 59,460 192,087 492,985
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 50 for 1960 data, Table 64 for 1965 data, Table 67 for 1970 data, Table 70 for 1980 data, Tables 100, 106, 108, and 112 for 1981 data, Table 59 for 1982 data, Table 60 for 1983 data, Table 67 for 1984 data, Table 70 for 1985 data, and Table 5.A1 for 1986-2000 data; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file beginning with 2001 data.
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2002
Basis of entitlement and age Total Male Female
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Number Average
monthly
benefit
(dollars)
Workers
Total 5,539,597 834.30 3,067,251 935.60 2,472,346 708.70
Under 25 53,380 452.00 31,766 460.80 21,614 439.00
25-29 113,802 549.50 63,209 561.80 50,593 534.20
30-34 211,053 627.30 115,537 639.80 95,516 612.10
35-39 373,310 689.00 205,703 706.80 167,907 667.20
40-44 597,861 749.40 331,233 786.90 266,628 702.90
45-49 783,590 810.50 430,073 877.40 353,517 729.10
50-54 968,489 865.80 529,700 966.50 438,789 744.20
55-59 1,179,445 906.70 647,716 1,051.00 531,729 730.90
60 or older 1,258,667 917.20 712,314 1,080.40 546,353 704.50
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 151,626 212.50 4,137 168.50 147,489 213.70
Entitlement based on care of children 100,860 175.80 2,006 136.10 98,854 176.60
Under 30 6,334 117.30 38 97.00 6,296 117.40
30-34 12,219 124.30 104 89.90 12,115 124.60
35-39 21,009 144.30 332 109.30 20,677 144.80
40-44 23,955 173.50 468 125.10 23,487 174.50
45-49 18,703 202.30 468 147.10 18,235 203.70
50-54 11,159 228.90 321 155.40 10,838 231.00
55 or older 7,481 259.40 275 168.90 7,206 262.80
Entitlement based on age 50,766 285.40 2,131 198.90 48,635 289.20
62-64 28,547 279.40 478 164.60 28,069 281.40
65 or older 22,219 293.00 1,653 208.90 20,566 299.80
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,525,672 245.00 814,012 246.80 711,660 243.00
Under age 18 1,422,296 237.40 753,304 238.40 668,992 236.30
Under 5 113,936 199.20 58,063 198.50 55,873 200.00
5-9 301,780 205.80 155,721 205.20 146,059 206.40
10-14 563,854 226.90 297,380 227.20 266,474 226.60
15-17 442,726 282.20 242,140 282.90 200,586 281.30
Students aged 18-19 43,916 350.00 26,333 353.80 17,583 344.50
Disabled aged 18 or older 59,460 349.00 34,375 348.90 25,085 349.20
Widow(er)s
Total 207,365 548.10 6,098 384.70 201,267 553.00
50-54 27,409 558.50 1,014 395.50 26,395 564.70
55-59 78,254 550.70 2,573 392.60 75,681 556.00
60 or older 101,702 543.30 2,511 372.20 99,191 547.60
Adult children
Total 744,532 550.40 406,641 548.10 337,891 553.20
Children of--
Disabled workers 59,460 349.00 34,375 348.90 25,085 349.20
Retired workers 192,087 463.90 106,725 460.50 85,362 468.20
Deceased workers 492,985 608.40 265,541 609.10 227,444 607.70
Under 25 69,674 469.60 40,902 469.40 28,772 469.90
25-29 62,280 507.80 35,434 507.80 26,846 507.90
30-34 74,546 539.90 42,223 537.20 32,323 543.60
35-39 97,475 555.20 55,488 552.70 41,987 558.50
40-44 110,756 571.20 62,440 569.40 48,316 573.70
45-49 97,208 581.30 53,996 579.50 43,212 583.70
50 or older 232,593 564.60 116,158 563.90 116,435 565.30
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
CONTACT: Kevin Kulzer (410) 965-5366 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.