Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2008

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled Beneficiaries and Nondisabled Dependents

Table 1. Number, December 1960–2008, selected years
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 . . . . . . 2,962 53,825 47,267
1965 1,928,460 988,074 193,362 532,197 16,437 . . . 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
2003 8,490,007 5,868,541 150,889 1,461,635 46,769 209,360 62,450 191,704 498,659
2004 8,854,343 6,197,385 152,995 1,486,422 47,551 210,736 64,739 191,274 503,241
2005 9,224,458 6,519,001 156,552 1,516,519 47,982 215,866 68,705 191,872 507,961
2006 9,536,997 6,806,918 153,456 1,530,254 49,595 220,178 71,878 192,122 512,596
2007 9,858,520 7,098,723 152,796 1,535,009 52,333 224,982 77,346 196,038 521,293
2008 10,289,474 7,426,691 154,225 1,552,104 54,981 230,007 84,785 221,946 564,735
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record, various sampling rates; beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 2. Average monthly benefit, by basis of entitlement, age, and sex, December 2008
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 7,426,691 1,063.10 3,924,524 1,190.70 3,502,167 920.20
Under 25 50,032 564.30 29,671 580.60 20,361 540.50
25–29 162,062 685.20 90,268 700.70 71,794 665.70
30–34 241,959 779.60 125,312 800.40 116,647 757.30
35–39 377,465 854.50 191,469 887.60 185,996 820.40
40–44 597,455 916.90 308,761 965.20 288,694 865.30
45–49 939,247 980.30 488,247 1,053.90 451,000 900.50
50–54 1,288,060 1,058.20 671,212 1,168.70 616,848 937.90
55–59 1,612,745 1,138.80 851,524 1,290.40 761,221 969.20
60–64 1,817,644 1,193.60 982,985 1,388.10 834,659 964.40
65–FRA 340,022 1,198.20 185,075 1,413.80 154,947 940.70
Spouses of disabled workers
Total 154,225 285.50 5,526 229.30 148,699 287.60
Entitlement based on care of children 74,521 223.00 1,694 177.40 72,827 224.10
Under 30 5,035 149.80 54 116.80 4,981 150.10
30–34 8,667 156.70 120 122.30 8,547 157.20
35–39 14,020 179.00 263 137.90 13,757 179.80
40–44 16,030 215.80 377 172.60 15,653 216.80
45–49 14,664 249.70 364 184.40 14,300 251.40
50–54 9,349 281.60 304 206.40 9,045 284.10
55–FRA 6,756 332.10 212 227.90 6,544 335.50
Entitlement based on age 79,704 343.90 3,832 252.20 75,872 348.50
62–64 42,647 331.90 951 203.00 41,696 334.80
65 or older 37,057 357.70 2,881 268.50 34,176 365.20
Children of disabled workers
Total 1,691,870 317.60 874,513 318.60 817,357 316.50
Under age 18 1,552,104 306.60 794,977 306.40 757,127 306.90
Under 5 127,474 245.80 64,936 244.70 62,538 246.90
5–9 326,527 258.60 166,946 258.10 159,581 259.10
10–14 581,366 297.10 296,847 296.70 284,519 297.50
15–17 516,737 362.70 266,248 362.60 250,489 362.80
Students aged 18–19 54,981 436.00 31,190 440.10 23,791 430.70
Disabled aged 18 or older 84,785 441.50 48,346 441.40 36,439 441.50
Widow(er)s
Total 230,007 683.60 9,711 498.00 220,296 691.80
50–54 30,488 670.20 1,538 490.20 28,950 679.80
55–59 78,377 686.40 4,046 493.40 74,331 696.90
60–64 107,785 685.40 3,825 505.00 103,960 692.00
65–FRA 13,357 684.30 302 510.10 13,055 688.30
Adult children
Total 871,466 681.70 480,258 676.70 391,208 687.90
Children of—
Disabled workers 84,785 441.50 48,346 441.40 36,439 441.50
Retired workers 221,946 586.60 124,060 581.40 97,886 593.30
Deceased workers 564,735 755.20 307,852 752.00 256,883 759.00
Under 25 93,767 579.80 54,660 581.70 39,107 577.10
25–29 79,708 621.40 45,158 622.80 34,550 619.60
30–34 78,120 655.30 44,073 655.00 34,047 655.80
35–39 93,869 680.20 52,670 674.60 41,199 687.30
40–44 111,598 696.40 63,248 690.20 48,350 704.60
45–49 118,945 714.20 67,447 707.20 51,498 723.30
50–54 99,171 729.00 55,066 721.90 44,105 737.70
55–59 72,377 734.10 38,770 726.80 33,607 742.40
60–64 49,958 728.90 25,681 720.10 24,277 738.20
65 or older 73,953 685.30 33,485 683.70 40,468 686.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTE: FRA = full retirement age.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.