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

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Benefits Terminated

Table 44. Number and rate, 1960-2002
Year Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
1960 91,543 164 89,090 196 n.a. n.a. 2,453 24
1961 118,842 160 115,546 187 n.a. n.a. 3,296 27
1962 132,144 149 128,299 173 n.a. n.a. 3,845 26
1963 143,008 144 137,850 167 n.a. n.a. 5,158 31
1964 144,422 134 138,576 155 n.a. n.a. 5,846 32
1965 163,276 138 156,648 159 n.a. n.a. 6,628 33
1966 175,959 134 168,630 154 n.a. n.a. 7,329 34
1967 218,077 153 208,899 175 n.a. n.a. 9,178 40
1968 232,817 151 222,197 172 n.a. n.a. 10,620 44
1969 263,191 159 251,269 180 n.a. n.a. 11,922 46
1970 272,239 154 260,444 174 n.a. n.a. 11,795 44
1971 278,092 144 266,471 162 n.a. n.a. 11,621 41
1972 275,663 129 261,739 143 n.a. n.a. 13,924 46
1973 317,237 136 304,792 151 n.a. n.a. 12,445 39
1974 336,246 130 320,958 143 n.a. n.a. 15,288 45
1975 344,727 121 329,532 132 n.a. n.a. 15,195 42
1976 367,608 120 351,504 132 n.a. n.a. 16,104 42
1977 418,394 129 401,334 141 n.a. n.a. 17,060 42
1978 431,067 131 413,571 144 n.a. n.a. 17,496 42
1979 441,101 133 422,503 147 n.a. n.a. 18,598 43
1980 422,612 128 408,051 143 n.a. n.a. 14,561 32
1981 449,669 139 434,187 156 n.a. n.a. 15,482 33
1982 500,282 163 483,847 186 n.a. n.a. 16,435 35
1983 473,327 155 453,621 177 n.a. n.a. 19,706 40
1984 391,190 126 371,913 143 n.a. n.a. 19,277 38
1985 357,006 112 339,984 128 n.a. n.a. 17,022 32
1986 358,289 109 341,276 125 n.a. n.a. 17,013 31
1987 365,004 109 347,948 125 n.a. n.a. 17,056 30
1988 375,621 110 356,143 126 n.a. n.a. 19,478 34
1989 371,128 107 351,402 121 n.a. n.a. 19,726 34
1990 368,208 102 348,194 116 n.a. n.a. 20,014 33
1991 369,026 97 351,303 110 n.a. n.a. 17,723 29
1992 379,653 92 361,796 104 n.a. n.a. 17,857 28
1993 391,159 89 372,317 100 n.a. n.a. 18,842 29
1994 404,624 87 384,590 97 n.a. n.a. 20,034 30
1995 422,114 87 399,475 95 n.a. n.a. 22,639 33
1996 420,756 83 396,980 91 n.a. n.a. 23,776 34
1997 491,194 94 464,984 103 n.a. n.a. 26,210 37
1998 436,244 81 409,489 87 n.a. n.a. 26,755 38
1999 463,394 83 433,950 89 n.a. n.a. 29,444 41
2000 493,651 86 460,351 91 n.a. n.a. 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
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, Table 5.A17 and 6.F1 for 1960-1999 data; Social Security Disabled Beneficiaries 100 percent file for 2000 data; Annual Termination file for 2000 data; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file for data beginning with 2001.
NOTES: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
n.a. = not available.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 45. Number, by reason for termination, 2002
Reason for termination All
beneficiaries
Disabled workers and nondisabled dependents Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children of--
Workers Spouses Children
under
age 18
Students
aged
18-19
Disabled
workers
Retired
workers
Deceased
workers
Total 962,268 479,364 53,590 282,771 90,442 21,379 10,182 6,463 18,077
Death of beneficiary 206,837 180,602 1,372 952 66 6,797 557 3,106 13,385
Termination resulting from death of worker 36,066 n.a. 6,760 26,530 1,152 n.a. 1,617 7 n.a.
Attainment of age--
18 by children 172,704 n.a. n.a. 172,704 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
19 by students 13,275 n.a. n.a. n.a. 13,275 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
65 by disabled workers 256,033 225,674 18,326 7,044 415 n.a. 4,574 n.a. n.a.
65 by disabled widow(er)s 12,788 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 12,788 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Termination of spouse's benefit because child attains age 16 17,033 n.a. 17,033 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Marriage, remarriage, or divorce of beneficiary 9,684 n.a. 2,534 4,715 270 56 364 264 1,481
Entitlement to an equal or larger Social Security benefit 4,111 n.a. 1,503 846 35 615 306 532 274
Does not meet medical standards a 112,607 62,788 2,806 40,906 388 264 1,831 912 2,712
Medical improvement b 17,918 17,866 c c c 52 c c c
Work above substantial gainful activity d 29,308 29,165 c c c 143 c c c
Miscellaneous reasons e 15,826 15,757 c c c 69 c c c
Student no longer attending school 73,400 n.a. n.a. n.a. 73,400 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Other 47,730 10,300 3,256 29,074 1,441 859 933 1,642 225
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file; 2002 Termination Supplement file.
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.
n.a. = not applicable.
a. 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.
b. Includes beneficiaries who medically improved, who did not cooperate during the medical review, or whose whereabouts are unknown.
c. Not available.
d. Excludes disabled beneficiaries whose monthly benefits have been suspended because they 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: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.
Table 46. Number and rate, by state or other area, 2002
State or area Total Disabled workers Disabled widow(er)s Disabled adult children
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All areas a 535,465 82 479,364 87 21,379 103 34,722 47
Alabama 12,043 74 10,580 76 621 97 842 50
Alaska 758 83 698 85 23 103 37 53
Arizona 9,324 85 8,647 88 304 102 373 45
Arkansas 8,076 83 7,188 84 382 104 506 57
California 46,051 84 41,977 89 1,436 106 2,638 43
Colorado 6,037 85 5,540 87 197 111 300 53
Connecticut 5,621 81 5,040 87 153 96 428 45
Delaware 1,584 84 1,440 87 56 112 88 46
District of Columbia 996 97 900 105 41 146 55 41
Florida 34,255 89 31,665 93 1,112 99 1,478 45
Georgia 17,255 87 15,567 91 731 101 957 48
Hawaii 1,471 79 1,333 84 52 112 86 37
Idaho 2,161 81 1,998 85 63 86 100 40
Illinois 19,798 86 17,515 91 870 116 1,413 44
Indiana 11,953 84 10,531 88 506 107 916 54
Iowa 4,921 80 4,352 85 172 100 397 46
Kansas 4,562 86 4,082 90 151 101 329 54
Kentucky 11,977 75 10,458 76 664 97 855 53
Louisiana 9,987 82 8,536 87 619 109 832 47
Maine 3,180 71 2,861 73 120 101 199 45
Maryland 7,916 88 7,177 94 271 113 468 43
Massachusetts 11,959 78 10,787 82 331 97 841 47
Michigan 19,180 78 16,827 83 863 108 1,490 45
Minnesota 7,169 81 6,428 85 183 99 558 49
Mississippi 8,723 80 7,682 82 435 97 606 52
Missouri 12,722 81 11,340 83 521 97 861 54
Montana 1,771 85 1,591 88 67 112 113 53
Nebraska 2,765 84 2,471 88 77 93 217 52
Nevada 3,985 99 3,743 101 130 126 112 48
New Hampshire 2,226 76 2,033 78 72 102 121 46
New Jersey 14,460 92 13,109 98 425 102 926 47
New Mexico 3,403 83 3,097 87 120 98 186 45
New York 34,639 81 31,034 86 1,183 96 2,422 43
North Carolina 20,042 82 18,244 86 719 88 1,079 47
North Dakota 1,028 86 893 93 31 102 104 51
Ohio 21,842 86 18,964 91 1,153 122 1,725 49
Oklahoma 7,392 87 6,577 90 338 106 477 53
Oregon 6,057 84 5,517 87 209 108 331 48
Pennsylvania 23,206 80 20,362 84 1,031 107 1,813 47
Rhode Island 2,228 77 2,034 81 60 89 134 44
South Carolina 10,550 81 9,506 85 462 95 582 44
South Dakota 1,243 82 1,108 87 38 98 97 47
Tennessee 15,113 83 13,409 86 756 103 948 52
Texas 30,605 88 27,491 93 1,348 104 1,766 45
Utah 2,397 85 2,142 89 79 115 176 54
Vermont 1,297 82 1,162 86 49 110 86 47
Virginia 13,116 81 11,757 84 538 97 821 48
Washington 9,405 82 8,591 85 276 94 538 48
West Virginia 5,779 71 4,923 72 394 108 462 46
Wisconsin 9,285 84 8,205 89 285 108 795 51
Wyoming 867 91 797 95 29 111 41 46
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 9,095 58 7,775 60 507 99 813 36
Other b 1,839 91 1,542 109 121 136 176 33
SOURCES: Social Security Administration, Annual Termination file; Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file.
NOTE: The termination rate is the number of terminations per 1,000 beneficiaries in current payment status.
a. Includes beneficiaries with unknown state code.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Carolyn A. Harrison (410) 965-5522 or di.asr@ssa.gov for further information.