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

 

Beneficiaries in Current-Payment Status

Disabled-Worker Families

Table 28. Number and average monthly family benefit, by selected family composition, December 1960–2008, selected years
Year Worker only Worker, spouse, and— Worker and
aged spouse a
All Men Women 1 child 2 or more
children
Number (thousands)
1960 357 261 96 22 32 22
1965 714 481 232 54 109 30
1970 1,054 680 374 77 164 43
1975 1,750 1,080 671 137 250 66
1980 2,061 1,257 804 154 228 80
1981 -- -- -- -- -- --
1982 1,969 1,208 760 124 163 78
1983 1,961 1,215 746 85 143 80
1984 1,993 1,241 752 83 140 76
1985 2,039 1,267 772 84 140 76
1986 2,096 1,301 795 82 136 74
1987 2,154 1,338 816 79 132 74
1988 2,194 1,353 841 77 125 71
1989 2,262 1,390 872 75 120 67
1990 2,370 1,448 922 75 118 63
1991 2,523 1,529 994 76 119 61
1992 2,738 1,643 1,094 78 125 61
1993 2,935 1,743 1,192 78 127 59
1994 3,121 1,830 1,292 76 128 57
1995 3,305 1,909 1,396 75 124 55
1996 3,473 1,973 1,500 61 104 53
1997 3,593 2,006 1,588 57 91 53
1998 3,769 2,074 1,695 52 80 53
1999 3,924 2,131 1,793 49 72 52
2000 4,080 2,191 1,890 45 65 50
2001 4,260 2,289 1,970 68 92 57
2002 4,487 2,392 2,095 64 86 56
2003 4,769 2,525 2,244 57 82 60
2004 5,068 2,665 2,403 55 78 65
2005 5,357 2,797 2,561 53 74 73
2006 5,625 2,918 2,707 50 69 78
2007 5,896 3,043 2,853 48 65 83
2008 6,191 3,180 3,010 46 62 88
Average monthly family benefit (dollars)
1960 87.90 91.90 76.90 184.70 192.20 135.50
1965 95.40 100.70 85.00 201.00 216.30 145.90
1970 128.10 136.30 113.10 264.10 273.20 199.20
1975 218.90 240.00 185.00 441.00 454.00 344.00
1980 355.40 396.20 291.70 727.00 746.10 573.00
1981 -- -- -- -- -- --
1982 424.40 474.20 344.70 847.40 858.20 690.70
1983 439.40 490.90 355.40 867.90 881.80 716.20
1984 454.00 507.60 365.70 881.50 885.50 740.40
1985 466.90 523.10 374.60 898.10 895.20 765.00
1986 470.70 527.80 377.40 896.90 888.30 773.30
1987 491.60 552.00 392.60 929.40 918.30 815.50
1988 512.20 576.10 409.50 960.20 938.40 855.40
1989 539.30 607.10 431.20 1,009.40 971.90 903.70
1990 570.40 642.80 456.80 1,062.10 1,016.00 960.80
1991 592.30 668.40 475.50 1,098.00 1,043.30 1,004.70
1992 609.50 688.70 490.70 1,122.10 1,057.40 1,045.00
1993 625.50 707.20 506.00 1,143.00 1,074.20 1,078.20
1994 646.20 731.80 525.00 1,177.60 1,100.00 1,118.60
1995 667.60 757.40 544.80 1,205.50 1,130.90 1,159.90
1996 690.60 785.30 566.00 1,245.90 1,148.50 1,200.60
1997 708.00 806.60 583.60 1,280.20 1,165.90 1,238.50
1998 720.00 820.20 597.40 1,300.40 1,189.40 1,261.90
1999 741.20 844.50 618.50 1,344.90 1,224.20 1,295.30
2000 773.60 880.70 649.40 1,394.20 1,274.30 1,355.50
2001 807.40 914.40 683.10 1,413.50 1,298.50 1,393.50
2002 827.30 935.80 703.50 1,445.10 1,331.70 1,431.50
2003 854.80 965.90 729.70 1,495.80 1,373.30 1,486.80
2004 887.30 1,001.60 760.60 1,554.20 1,426.80 1,546.10
2005 930.80 1,049.40 801.30 1,627.90 1,497.50 1,632.50
2006 968.40 1,091.30 836.00 1,700.10 1,570.00 1,706.10
2007 995.10 1,119.40 862.50 1,748.40 1,617.70 1,757.50
2008 1,053.70 1,182.70 917.40 1,859.10 1,724.70 1,870.00
SOURCES: Social Security Administration. For years before 2001, Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, based on the Master Beneficiary Record (from 1960 to 1984, various sampling rates; from 1985 to 2000, 10 percent sample); beginning with 2001, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Starting with 2001, data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
-- = not available.
a. Spouse's entitlement based on age.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 29. Number, average primary insurance amount, and average monthly family benefit, by family composition, December 2008
Family composition Number
of families
Number of
beneficiaries
Average
primary
insurance
amount
(dollars)
Average
monthly
family
benefit
(dollars)
Percentage
of families
receiving
maximum
family
benefit a
Worker only
Men 3,180,052 3,180,052 1,187.90 1,182.70 10.4
Women 3,010,448 3,010,448 919.90 917.40 21.4
Worker with children
By sex of worker
Men 659,387 1,678,099 1,151.50 1,655.00 92.2
Women 525,492 1,322,272 932.60 1,271.90 90.9
By number of children
1 child 739,152 1,478,304 1,063.90 1,489.30 90.3
2 children 312,121 936,363 1,053.60 1,498.10 93.5
3 or more children 133,606 585,704 1,004.00 1,431.20 94.9
Worker with—
Spouse aged 62 or older b 87,846 176,082 1,543.50 1,870.00 6.9
Spouse aged 62 or older and 1 or more children 3,304 10,814 1,400.70 2,245.20 64.6
Spouse and 1 child 43,659 130,904 1,220.60 1,836.40 94.6
Spouse and 2 children 36,729 146,918 1,180.80 1,759.40 95.2
Spouse and 3 or more children 25,142 139,218 1,129.60 1,659.80 95.4
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
a. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
b. If the spouse is also entitled to a retired-worker benefit, only the benefit amount received as a spouse is included.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.
Table 30. Distribution, by family composition and age of worker, December 2008
Family composition Total,
all ages
Under 30 30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59 60–FRA
Number
Worker only 6,190,500 176,041 152,854 208,132 369,259 698,509 1,102,861 1,488,192 1,994,652
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 91,150 0 1 12 87 389 1,802 8,521 80,338
Child in care 105,530 2,426 6,419 13,141 19,012 21,311 18,359 13,801 11,061
Children
1 child 739,152 25,300 39,149 73,898 126,592 162,838 142,198 97,523 71,654
2 children 312,121 12,910 32,499 61,876 73,165 62,533 37,542 19,554 12,042
3 or more children 133,606 6,543 22,371 35,833 30,305 19,648 10,155 5,324 3,427
Families receiving maximum benefit b 2,169,246 148,344 160,788 246,355 330,131 380,162 337,881 281,744 283,841
Percent
Worker only 100.0 2.8 2.5 3.4 6.0 11.3 17.8 24.0 32.2
Worker with—
Spouse
Aged 62 or older a 100.0 0 c c 0.1 0.4 2.0 9.3 88.1
Child in care 100.0 2.3 6.1 12.5 18.0 20.2 17.4 13.1 10.5
Children
1 child 100.0 3.4 5.3 10.0 17.1 22.0 19.2 13.2 9.7
2 children 100.0 4.1 10.4 19.8 23.4 20.0 12.0 6.3 3.9
3 or more children 100.0 4.9 16.7 26.8 22.7 14.7 7.6 4.0 2.6
Families receiving maximum benefit b 28.6 66.5 63.5 62.7 53.4 39.4 25.7 17.3 13.1
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Disabled Beneficiaries and Dependents Master Beneficiary Record file, 100 percent data.
NOTES: A "family" means beneficiaries entitled on one worker's account.
Data include beneficiaries whose benefits are being withheld.
FRA = full retirement age.
a. Includes spouses aged 62 or older with children.
b. Includes families and worker-only beneficiaries for whom the primary insurance amount is equal to the family maximum amount.
c. Less than 0.05 percent.
CONTACT: Kia Masseaux (410) 965-5470 or di.asr@ssa.gov.