Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

 

Benefits Awarded, Withheld, and Terminated

Awards to All Disabled Beneficiaries

Table 37. Distribution, by sex and diagnostic group, 2005
Diagnostic group Total Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
All disabled beneficiaries
Total 909,681 100.0 821,207 100.0 29,576 100.0 58,898 100.0
Congenital anomalies 2,473 0.3 1,214 0.1 39 0.1 1,220 2.1
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 29,389 3.2 26,969 3.3 1,996 6.7 424 0.7
Infectious and parasitic diseases 10,967 1.2 10,534 1.3 258 0.9 175 0.3
Injuries 33,022 3.6 31,019 3.8 714 2.4 1,289 2.2
Mental disorders
Retardation 49,267 5.4 21,165 2.6 1,077 3.6 27,025 45.9
Other 201,109 22.1 177,384 21.6 6,802 23.0 16,923 28.7
Neoplasms 84,839 9.3 83,303 10.1 1,180 4.0 356 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 2,860 0.3 2,501 0.3 53 0.2 306 0.5
Circulatory system 92,548 10.2 89,247 10.9 2,908 9.8 393 0.7
Digestive system 19,639 2.2 19,094 2.3 442 1.5 103 0.2
Genitourinary system 18,999 2.1 18,317 2.2 375 1.3 307 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 236,689 26.0 226,914 27.6 9,034 30.5 741 1.3
Nervous system and sense organs 76,189 8.4 66,712 8.1 2,107 7.1 7,370 12.5
Respiratory system 35,773 3.9 33,998 4.1 1,622 5.5 153 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,894 0.2 1,783 0.2 69 0.2 42 0.1
Other 2,224 0.2 1,989 0.2 38 0.1 197 0.3
Unknown 11,800 1.3 9,064 1.1 862 2.9 1,874 3.2
Men
Subtotal 475,786 100.0 440,008 100.0 1,679 100.0 34,099 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,254 0.3 631 0.1 a a a a
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 14,635 3.1 14,343 3.3 86 5.1 206 0.6
Infectious and parasitic diseases 7,585 1.6 7,456 1.7 28 1.7 101 0.3
Injuries 21,420 4.5 20,459 4.6 65 3.9 896 2.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 27,919 5.9 12,895 2.9 62 3.7 14,962 43.9
Other 95,867 20.1 84,678 19.2 334 19.9 10,855 31.8
Neoplasms 43,885 9.2 43,614 9.9 59 3.5 212 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,310 0.3 1,147 0.3 a a a a
Circulatory system 61,551 12.9 61,087 13.9 258 15.4 206 0.6
Digestive system 11,892 2.5 11,798 2.7 41 2.4 53 0.2
Genitourinary system 11,284 2.4 11,081 2.5 34 2.0 169 0.5
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 114,172 24.0 113,391 25.8 462 27.5 319 0.9
Nervous system and sense organs 37,926 8.0 33,746 7.7 116 6.9 4,064 11.9
Respiratory system 17,683 3.7 17,538 4.0 75 4.5 70 0.2
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 861 0.2 843 0.2 a a a a
Other 1,005 0.2 885 0.2 a a a a
Unknown 5,537 1.2 4,416 1.0 50 3.0 1,071 3.1
Women
Subtotal 433,895 100.0 381,199 100.0 27,897 100.0 24,799 100.0
Congenital anomalies 1,219 0.3 583 0.2 a a a a
Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases 14,754 3.4 12,626 3.3 1,910 6.8 218 0.9
Infectious and parasitic diseases 3,382 0.8 3,078 0.8 230 0.8 74 0.3
Injuries 11,602 2.7 10,560 2.8 649 2.3 393 1.6
Mental disorders
Retardation 21,348 4.9 8,270 2.2 1,015 3.6 12,063 48.6
Other 105,242 24.3 92,706 24.3 6,468 23.2 6,068 24.5
Neoplasms 40,954 9.4 39,689 10.4 1,121 4.0 144 0.6
Diseases of the—
Blood and blood-forming organs 1,550 0.4 1,354 0.4 a a a a
Circulatory system 30,997 7.1 28,160 7.4 2,650 9.5 187 0.8
Digestive system 7,747 1.8 7,296 1.9 401 1.4 50 0.2
Genitourinary system 7,715 1.8 7,236 1.9 341 1.2 138 0.6
Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 122,517 28.2 113,523 29.8 8,572 30.7 422 1.7
Nervous system and sense organs 38,263 8.8 32,966 8.6 1,991 7.1 3,306 13.3
Respiratory system 18,090 4.2 16,460 4.3 1,547 5.5 83 0.3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue 1,033 0.2 940 0.2 a a a a
Other 1,219 0.3 1,104 0.3 a a a a
Unknown 6,263 1.4 4,648 1.2 812 2.9 803 3.2
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
Effective 2001, the Social Security Administration initiated a special review of 130,000 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who are potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of earnings while receiving SSI. Many of these claims awarded since 2001 were for individuals under the age of 35 who were diagnosed with a mental disorder.
a. Data not shown to avoid disclosure of information for particular individuals.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 38. Distribution and average monthly benefit, by state or other area, 2005
State or area Workers Widow(er)s Adult children
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
Number Percent Average
monthly
benefit a
(dollars)
All areas 821,207 100.0 1,001.50 29,576 100.0 609.70 58,898 100.0 442.40
Alabama 21,396 2.6 984.20 993 3.4 570.20 1,265 2.1 415.90
Alaska 1,330 0.2 1,001.30 31 0.1 713.80 80 0.1 438.20
Arizona 14,732 1.8 1,022.00 417 1.4 629.70 907 1.5 454.80
Arkansas 13,260 1.6 943.00 578 2.0 569.10 832 1.4 387.00
California 76,443 9.3 945.70 2,183 7.4 660.30 5,364 9.1 469.40
Colorado 8,786 1.1 1,033.90 212 0.7 626.40 525 0.9 456.00
Connecticut 7,741 0.9 1,074.50 222 0.8 640.30 627 1.1 450.00
Delaware 2,625 0.3 1,063.40 76 0.3 605.00 131 0.2 561.20
District of Columbia 1,308 0.2 874.50 29 0.1 615.20 89 0.2 411.90
Florida 46,783 5.7 1,006.50 1,620 5.5 584.50 2,784 4.7 450.20
Georgia 22,184 2.7 1,008.60 1,008 3.4 548.00 1,456 2.5 437.20
Hawaii 2,470 0.3 1,023.60 83 0.3 657.90 211 0.4 453.70
Idaho 3,761 0.5 955.10 110 0.4 641.20 298 0.5 449.80
Illinois 28,712 3.5 1,049.50 972 3.3 644.80 2,220 3.8 460.40
Indiana 17,974 2.2 1,035.10 611 2.1 630.10 1,441 2.4 440.70
Iowa 7,193 0.9 983.20 228 0.8 569.90 766 1.3 380.20
Kansas 6,720 0.8 1,017.50 208 0.7 601.00 571 1.0 395.80
Kentucky 17,062 2.1 972.50 862 2.9 624.00 1,216 2.1 419.80
Louisiana 15,300 1.9 952.90 806 2.7 643.90 1,380 2.3 429.00
Maine 4,899 0.6 945.50 152 0.5 628.60 390 0.7 378.90
Maryland 13,089 1.6 1,038.90 355 1.2 610.70 722 1.2 514.80
Massachusetts 18,779 2.3 1,000.10 483 1.6 635.80 1,584 2.7 418.60
Michigan 30,370 3.7 1,063.80 1,055 3.6 681.80 2,350 4.0 491.60
Minnesota 11,228 1.4 1,014.70 236 0.8 604.20 997 1.7 413.50
Mississippi 12,309 1.5 945.60 664 2.2 566.70 934 1.6 386.70
Missouri 19,541 2.4 986.20 798 2.7 552.50 1,546 2.6 385.00
Montana 2,279 0.3 963.80 80 0.3 652.30 201 0.3 412.80
Nebraska 4,162 0.5 972.20 120 0.4 567.80 416 0.7 377.30
Nevada 5,286 0.6 1,060.40 174 0.6 629.00 242 0.4 504.60
New Hampshire 4,487 0.5 997.30 89 0.3 641.80 291 0.5 439.40
New Jersey 21,386 2.6 1,121.60 628 2.1 652.40 1,621 2.8 487.60
New Mexico 6,483 0.8 915.90 189 0.6 644.20 374 0.6 405.10
New York 52,579 6.4 1,058.20 1,609 5.4 626.20 3,988 6.8 466.40
North Carolina 28,220 3.4 1,008.20 1,142 3.9 517.90 1,950 3.3 421.20
North Dakota 1,313 0.2 925.90 35 0.1 521.20 128 0.2 389.50
Ohio 30,806 3.8 983.80 1,226 4.1 665.70 2,383 4.0 449.20
Oklahoma 12,815 1.6 957.50 510 1.7 582.20 884 1.5 440.60
Oregon 8,929 1.1 1,020.50 301 1.0 627.50 640 1.1 474.20
Pennsylvania 38,647 4.7 1,009.40 1,354 4.6 640.90 2,814 4.8 456.50
Rhode Island 3,469 0.4 962.80 113 0.4 594.90 299 0.5 385.70
South Carolina 14,591 1.8 1,015.40 684 2.3 530.60 926 1.6 459.70
South Dakota 1,622 0.2 922.10 50 0.2 537.50 168 0.3 348.10
Tennessee 20,623 2.5 988.80 1,071 3.6 545.20 1,289 2.2 431.40
Texas 57,658 7.0 968.20 2,178 7.4 610.90 3,294 5.6 443.30
Utah 4,356 0.5 1,001.40 123 0.4 627.40 347 0.6 437.50
Vermont 1,949 0.2 927.80 53 0.2 528.70 161 0.3 416.30
Virginia 21,726 2.6 1,018.70 806 2.7 607.70 1,340 2.3 457.90
Washington 16,924 2.1 1,034.00 497 1.7 681.60 1,183 2.0 478.10
West Virginia 8,498 1.0 1,015.20 510 1.7 675.30 608 1.0 429.00
Wisconsin 13,645 1.7 1,036.60 349 1.2 582.40 1,407 2.4 419.90
Wyoming 1,191 0.1 980.60 32 0.1 694.30 86 0.1 393.30
Outlying areas
Puerto Rico 10,053 1.2 869.00 533 1.8 516.40 928 1.6 336.90
Other b 1,515 0.2 799.30 128 0.4 558.10 244 0.4 345.00
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Annual Award and Termination Transaction file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Data exclude expedited reinstatement cases.
a. Benefits awarded before the December cost-of-living increase are converted to the December rates before averages are computed.
b. Includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Glenda Carter (410) 965-7794 or di.asr@ssa.gov.